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Popular series promises pianist, CBC newshound

This year's Vancouver Institute spring lecture series at UBC features one of UBC's most remarkable and prod-uctive research collaborations, Drs. Patrick and Edith McGeer, one of Canada's most celebrated pianists, Music Prof. Jane Coop and a former CBC national news anchor, Knowlton Nash, who is concerned about media's preoccupation with sensationalism.

Physicist among four to take top fellowship

UBC physicist Douglas Bonn has been awarded a $180,000 1999 NSERC Steacie Fellowship for earning international recognition in his field. Also among the four Canadians who will receive the award is Norman Beaulieu, a UBC graduate and professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University.

MOA guard builds better, folding cup

It's a dog dish. It's a boat bailer. It's a drinking cup.

What is this versatile invention? It's the UBCup, brainchild of Wayne Kieler, a UBC Campus Security officer.

Think tank's challenge: improve area by 2040

Is it possible for us to enhance human well-being while protecting ecological health in southwestern British Columbia by 2040? A group of researchers at UBC, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria think so.

Students learn lessons in disability awareness

Getting a book out of the library is a routine activity for most UBC students and faculty.

But for persons with disabilities, navigating computer catalogues, stairs and stacks can be a daunting challenge -- especially when staff members are unsure how to help.

UBC leads way in Lower Mainland

UBC is the top Lower Mainland organization in the United Way category of Leaders of the Way with 82 donors who contributed $1,000 or more, up from 67 last year.

Lego helps researchers build innovative machine

UBC research engineers utilized everything from low-tech Lego(TM) to high tech blood measurement concepts to create a revolutionary new instrument for the $800-million-a-year pulp and paper industry.

Gallery takes Shadbolt, Carr to Downtown Eastside

The first exhibition of B.C.'s two most important artists, Emily Carr and Jack Shadbolt is taking place at the Or Gallery in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside until Feb. 27.