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Library 101

Librarian Elaine Magusin continues the series “Things You Should Know About the Library.” Q: What is the difference between a keyword and a subject search in AUCAT? A: Keyword searching is a simple way to look up information on a particular topic. Instead of using very specialized vocabulary (as you would in a subject heading… Read more »

Myths & Challenges of Online Education

Photo provided by The Insider – AU’s Pierre Wilhelm in the company of Maestra Diana Bosco Hernandez, organizer of the “Primer Encuentro Iberamericano de Educacion Superior en Linea” in Mexico Pierre Wilhelm from the School of Business reports that he was fortunate to attend the first meeting of online Latin American universities organized by the… Read more »

Martin’s Eye on the Sky

(photo provided by The Insider) Martin Connors has good reason to smile. AU’s own mathematician, physicist, and astronomer has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Space Science. His research in the measurement of the Northern Lights and their magnetic fields has led to an improved understanding of space weather. The Government of Canada announced… Read more »

Conference Connections!

· CASE District VIII – March 8-11, 2003 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “Connect in Coeur d’Alene.” Details: http://www.connectincda.com · ICDE World Conference – 21st annual – June 1-5, 2003 – Hong Kong. Deadline for abstract submission is Aug. 1, 2002. Details: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/HK2003

Library 101

Librarian Elaine Magusin continues the series “Things You Should Know About the Library.” Q: I’ve been having difficulty logging into the journal databases from home. I’ve entered my username and library/student id number but it still won’t let me in. Can you help? A: Patrons often encounter difficulties logging in from home. Generally, modifying your… Read more »

New Web Encyclopedia at AU!

Athabasca University is the new host for the Encyclopedia of Canadian Theatre on the web. The site provides a comprehensive listing of Canadian playwrights, plays, and theatre practitioners, from information submitted by academics and those involved in the business and pleasure of the theatre. It is updated regularly, and is cross-linked. The Encyclopedia was originally… Read more »

Conference Connections

· CASE District VIII – March 8-11, 2003 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “Connect in Coeur d’Alene.” Details: http://www.connectincda.com · ICDE World Conference – 21st annual – June 1-5, 2003 – Hong Kong. Deadline for abstract submission is Aug. 1, 2002. Details: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/HK2003

AU News From Academic Council

Academic Council passed the following Action Items at its Nov. 6th meeting: · Step II & III approval of a Master of Nursing program (open for applications on April 1, 2003 with courses beginning Sept. 1, 2003) · Regulation changes to the Master of Health Studies program (effective Sept. 1, 2003) · Step II approval… Read more »

AU Learning Services Conference

The Learning Services Conference took place Oct. 25 and 26 in Edmonton. Lori Oddson, director of Collaboration and Learning Services, welcomed participants to the event. Together with Dominique Abrioux, Lori announced the awards to recognize long-time service to AU. Recipients of the 5-year awards were Lois Browne, Linda Kerr, and Rebecca Heartt; 10-year: Jayne Gackenback,… Read more »

State of the Plants

Biology professor Robert Holmberg reports on the latest in the Centre for Science – photo provided by The Insider With the help of Terra Birkigt, this summer we were able to do some maintenance on Athabasca University’s collection of preserved plants. We now have over 2,800 dried specimens that have been mounted, identified and catalogued…. Read more »