Understanding the appeal of conspiracy theories Posted on May 19, 2020

Recognizing the factors that lead to a willingness to believe in conspiracy theories—including fear, uncertainty and mistrust—can help us deal with misinformation and how it spreads, says Augustana professor.

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We can’t stress the importance of social connection enough, says Augustana sociology professor Posted on May 8, 2020

The detrimental effects of loneliness and isolation have been studied by sociologists and societies long before COVID-19. But now, more than ever, it’s important to stay connected.

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Deena Hinshaw: The making of an unlikely folk hero Posted on May 7, 2020

“My undergraduate studies [at Augustana] gave me the technical foundation I needed for medical school, as well as a cross-disciplinary experience that taught me to think about issues from many perspectives and use different approaches to problem-solving,” says Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw.

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Teacher of the term: Kim Misfeldt Posted on May 4, 2020

Professor Misfeldt is vice dean at Augustana, teaches language, culture and literature classes and was recently awarded the University of Alberta’s prestigious Vargo Teaching Chair. Spend a few minutes learning more about her and her classroom.

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Professor Janet Wesselius recipient of Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Posted on May 1, 2020

Congratulations to Janet Wesselius, one of this year’s recipients for the University of Alberta’s premier teaching award, the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching! The purpose of the Rutherford Award is to recognize teaching excellence publically, to publicize such excellence to the wide University community, to encourage the pursuit of such excellence and to …

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Five tips on how to evaluate information during a pandemic Posted on April 27, 2020

U of A Augustana public services librarian Kara Blizzard offers tips on how to sift through the overwhelming amount of information related to COVID-19.

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How much is a zombie apocalypse like a pandemic? Posted on April 23, 2020

Augustana musicologist and cultural historian Alexander Carpenter explores the ways in which the spread of COVID-19 have been likened to a zombie apocalypse, and how our reaction to the former has (fortunately) been more humanity, and less Hollywood.

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Biomimicry can be used to decrease or prevent the impact of future outbreaks of viral diseases, says Augustana biology professor Posted on April 20, 2020

Professor Tomislav Terzin reflects on the anatomy of a virus and how we can use biomimicry to learn from living nature and apply the best solutions to human society to prevent or lessen the spread of future disease.

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Mark and Hutch named UAlberta Wellness Champions Posted on April 17, 2020

Congratulations to Mark Fulton and Hutch the Library Dog who have just been named 2020 Wellness Champions at the University of Alberta! The Wellness Champions initiative recognizes and celebrates people (and dogs) on campus who are incorporating wellness into what they do, and who they are, and are making an impact on those around them …

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Closure of the Augustana Fitness Centre Posted on April 17, 2020

The Augustana Fitness Centre, currently located in the Camrose Recreation Centre, has been permanently closed as a joint use facility for both Augustana and the Camrose public. Originally opened on October 24, 2008, the Centre temporarily closed its doors on March 15, 2020, in quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the future of the …

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Celebrating the 2020 Augustana Student Life Award winners Posted on April 16, 2020

Congratulations to the students and staff from across the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus who have been recognized for their contribution to student life on campus: in leadership, academics and athletics.

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We have learned valuable lessons from historical epidemics and pandemics, says Augustana history professor Posted on April 9, 2020

Looking back at various pandemics and epidemics throughout human history—from the Plague of Athens to smallpox—allow us a better understanding of why people don’t always act logically or altruistically during times of disease, says U of A Augustana history professor Daniel Sims.

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Augustana alumna wins poster competition at Alberta Parks Forum Posted on April 2, 2020

Congratulations to alumna Julie Ostrem (BSc ’19) who recently presented a poster at the 2020 Alberta Parks Forum and won first place in the student poster competition! Julie presented on interagency collaboration in the Beaver Hills Biosphere and worked with Augustana professor Glen Hvenegaard and professor Elizabeth Halpenny from the faculty of kinesiology and sport Recreation. …

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Three Augustana students awarded outstanding communication award at Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Posted on March 23, 2020

On March 11, the University of Alberta hosted the poster presentation portion of the annual Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, and three Augustana students were awarded for their outstanding communication on presenting a project they completed for an Augustana computing science course. Harshil Vyas, Jared Matson and Joseph Menezes worked to create an …

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Augustana grading regulations revised for Winter 2020 semester Posted on March 23, 2020

On March 20, 2020 a number of changes were made to the University of Alberta’s normal academic practices in order to set our students up for continued academic success in the wake of this global pandemic.  These changes were made to ensure equity among all of our students and include moving to a credit (CR) …

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Augustana welcomes new University of Alberta president Posted on March 20, 2020

President-elect Bill Flanagan will begin his new duties July 1, 2020, taking over from outgoing president David H. Turpin.

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Augustana Weekly: March 18, 2020 Posted on March 18, 2020

Good afternoon, everyone. We know that things have been surreal and strange lately, and thus wanted to give you a small sense of the familiar: one last Augustana Weekly while heading into this new normal. Have a look at this week’s issue for general updates and where to continue to find the most vital and …

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U of A moves to online delivery of classes starting Tuesday, March 17 Posted on March 16, 2020

While classes will not be held in-person for remainder of winter term, all campuses will remain open with all services available.

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CANCELLED: A Concert with Roger Admiral, Piano Posted on March 13, 2020

Scheduled for: Saturday March 21st, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience*    Roger Admiral will give a lecture-recital of contemporary piano music, featuring recent works composed by Liza Lim, Franco Donatoni and Heera Kim Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:00 p.m. Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus There is no …

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Augustana Weekly: March 11, 2020 Posted on March 11, 2020

Happy Wednesday, and welcome back from Reading Week! Did you miss last week’s Weekly? Of course you didn’t…we know it was the highlight of the whole break! Today’s issue is short and sweet, covering information on opportunities to share your undergraduate research, tax and wellness tips, a new section for library information, event and performance details, …

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