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Smart Goes Rovin’ Rather Than Raven

Carleton Ravens basketball coach Dave Smart on his motivation and coaching skills.


The black hole of press releases occurs late Friday afternoon-early evening before a long summer weekend.

This is where organizations release news that they don’t want anyone to read … hoping media types are more interested in vacationing than news gathering..

So it is understandable that Carleton University would send out news into this vacuum concerning basketball coach Dave Smart taking a year off from heading the men’s Ravens. It’s bad news when the man, whose teams have won 11 of the last 13 CIS national championships and regularly beat Division 1 NCAA teams in exhibition play at the Ravens Nest each August, is getting out of Dodge for 12 months.

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Brain Bee On Tap

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University and the Ottawa Society for Neuroscience (SfN Ottawa) are proud to host the Ottawa Brain Bee on May 2, 2015. The event is a neuroscience trivia and knowledge competition for high school students. 

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Carleton’s Brenning, Kelly To Receive Awards

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University is honoured to announce that Katharine Kelly, associate professor at the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Jennifer Brenning, director of Recreation and Athletics, will receive Leading Women Building Communities Awards in recognition of their tremendous contributions to the community.

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Our Beavers Are Misunderstood

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University’s Michael Runtz, instructor in the Department of Biology, will give a presentation on the misconceptions about beavers on Thursday, April 23.

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Dummy To Perform Last Test

This is a release from Carleton University:

The Carleton University Crash Dummy (CUCD) team will be performing its final crash test of the academic year on Friday, March 27 in co-ordination with Ottawa Police Service.

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O-Train Launch A Mess: Reports

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We’re hearing reports that the launch of the new O-Train service was a screw-up this morning at Greenboro station.

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Policing Grows In Complexity: Report

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University’s Linda Duxbury, a professor in the Sprott School of Business, contributed to a report released by the Council of Canadian Academies entitled Policing Canada in the 21st Century: New Policing for New Challenges. The report details the complexity and global nature of policing in the modern age.

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Canadian Media Concentration Increasing

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University’s Dwayne Winseck, professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, directed the Canadian Media Concentration Research project which recently its results.

The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and is focused on developing a comprehensive, systematic and long-term analysis of the media, Internet and telecom industries in Canada.

The report examines competition and concentration trends from 1984 until 2013 in 15 different sectors of the network media economy. The study assesses which media markets are competitive, moderately concentrated or highly concentrated.

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Dallaire To Speak At Carleton

This is a release from Carleton University:

The Honourable Roméo Dallaire will deliver a lecture to Carleton University students and the community on Nov. 12, 2014. The talk is part of FPA Reads, a program in the Faculty of Public Affairs that chose Dallaire’s Shake Hands with The Devil for this year’s book.

Admission is free, but seats must be reserved in advance. Click here to register. Media are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.

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Ghomeshi Issues Don’t Involve Carleton Students

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University has completed its review of work placements and internships at CBC Toronto following reports that allegations surrounding former radio host Jian Ghomeshi may have involved journalism students or graduates.

We now know that 73 of our Carleton journalism students were placed at CBC Toronto between 2003 and 2014. At least one of those students worked on Q during that period.

We have been unable to obtain information for all of the placements, however, since CBC handles the show “assignments” and that information hasn’t always been relayed back to our Apprenticeships Supervisor.

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Carleton’s Chi Gets Second Chancellor Term

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University has announced that the Board of Governors has reappointed Charles Chi as chancellor for a second three-year term effective Nov. 29, 2014.

Chancellor Chi was appointed as the university’s 11th chancellor in 2011 and has played an important role on campus as a mentor for entrepreneurs and engineers and a visionary supporter of the musical arts, in addition to his official duties at Convocation.

The first Carleton alumnus to be named chancellor, he graduated with a Bachelor of Systems Engineering.

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The Mysterious Fungi

This is a release from Carleton University:

Fungi comprise an enigmatic group of organisms that is most closely related to the animal kingdom. Fungi are familiar to most of us as moulds and mushrooms, but we tend to overlook their profound impacts on human affairs as plant and animal pathogens and symbionts, in industrial fermentation processes, as decomposers and as research subjects.

Join Myron Smith, associate professor of Biology, for an overview of the functional and structural diversity of fungi with highlights of the surprising aspects of their biology, genetics and behaviour.

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Pols Should Appear To Be Independent

Some wise words from Katherine Graham of Carleton University on the practice of municipal politicians taking campaign donations from developers.

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs has stirred the pot on the issue be linking an election party to support from Ashcroft Homes.

This from the CBC:

Katherine Graham, who teaches public policy and administration at Carleton University, said corporate sponsorships create the appearance that candidates are not independent.

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Ravens Notch Panda Football Miracle: Video

This might be one of the most exciting plays in Canadian Interuniversity Sports football history. What a way to kick off the Panda Game again.

This hail mary on the last play of the game gave the Carleton Ravens a hard-fought victory over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in the cross-town classic. Too bad one team had to lose.

This from Saturday:

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Carleton Football Gets $500,000 Donation

This is a release from Carleton University:

This year’s Panda Game between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa was more than just an exceptional football match between two crosstown rivals. A generous $500,000 donation to Carleton’s football program was announced on the field at TD Place.

Just before the coin toss at the beginning of the game, Carleton announced that The Taggart Parkes Foundation and Tamarack Homes are establishing the Taggart Family Awards for Ravens Football Student Athletes and the Taggart Family Ravens Football Fund.

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Carleton Gets $10-Million Gift

This is a release from Carleton University:

The Wesley and Mary Nicol Charitable Foundation kicked off the campaign Thursday to fund a new building for Carleton University’s acclaimed Sprott School of Business with a gift of $10 million.

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Big Announcement Coming At Carleton?

This is a release from Carleton University. This is a heads up sent to the city’s media:

Sept. 9, 2014

Carleton to Make Special Announcement about the University’s Future

Media are invited to attend a special announcement regarding Carleton University’s future on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

When: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at 11 a.m.

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Energy Use, Charges Linked: Study

This is a release from Carleton University:

It has long been known that residents use about 30 per cent less energy when they pay for what they use, in contrast to those whose energy bill is included in their rent as a flat rate. Fixed energy bills are like buffet restaurants, where nearly everyone eats more compared to à la carte menus – simply because there is no direct monetary cost.

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Schools Don’t Back Frosh Event

This is a release from the University of Ottawa:

Student associations and administrations at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College and La Cité have learned of a privately organized event, Ottawa Frosh Week 2014.

We wish to inform the student community that we are not associated with this event and that we do not endorse any of the activities associated with the company presenting it.

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Carleton Study Probes Problem Gambling

This is a release from Carleton University:

While people are usually encouraged to seek out activities that make them feel “authentic or “true to themselves” — this may not hold true if they are betting on sports, specifically the National Hockey League playoffs.

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Mansbridge To Get Carleton Honorary Degree

This is a release from Carleton University:

June 2, 2014

Carleton to Bestow Ten Honorary Degrees During Convocation
Thousands of Carleton Students to Accept Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

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Carleton’s Taylor Takes Killam Prize

This is a release from Carleton University:

The Canada Council for the Arts will present Killam Prize to distinguished Carleton University researcher Fraser Taylor on Monday, May 26, 2014.

This year, Carleton captured two of the 10 Killam Prizes and Fellowships awarded in Canada.

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Herbert-Copley Gets Senior Carleton Post

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University welcomes Mary Herbert-Copley as the new executive director of 1125@Carleton. She brings a wealth of experience in policy and program development and implementation in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

“Mary’s qualifications are impressive, but it is her energy, her out-of-the-box thinking, ability to recognize and act on opportunities and to mobilize people from multiple sectors and perspectives that make her a real asset to 1125,“ said Kim Matheson, vice-president (Research and International).

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Cancer And Your Genes

This is a release from Carleton University:

Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth and invasion, among other traits.

Genetic instability plays a prominent role in cancer by increasing the chance of accumulating cancer mutations. Many therapeutic approaches target the genetic instability of tumour cells, but the genetic heterogeneity found in genetically unstable tumours poses a challenge for cancer treatment.

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Crash Dummy Takes Last Test

This is a release from Carleton University:

The Carleton University Crash Dummy (CUCD) team will be performing its final crash test of the academic year on Friday, March 28.

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