U of T Mississauga professor offers alternative vision for cities

1 Feb 2012 - 4:52pm
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A standing-room-only crowd in the member's lounge at Toronto City Hall Jan. 26 greeted the speakers and the launch of The Natural City: Re-envisioning the Built Environment, a collection of essays that invites readers to reflect on man's sacred belonging to the Earth and the cosmos.

Tired? Hungry? Put the books down, says U of T Mississauga research

1 Feb 2012 - 4:47pm
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For most of us, it's a familiar feeling - the mental fogginess that comes after a sleepless night or when we're hungry. New research into fruit flies is now providing clues as to why some people are more susceptible to cognitive difficulties when missing sleep or food.

Provincial government announces tuition grant

1 Feb 2012 - 4:45pm
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The provincial government unveiled its Ontario tuition grant to U of T Mississauga faculty, staff and students at an event today in the Communications, Culture and Technology Building.

Glen Murray, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, and Harinder Takhar, Minister of Government Services and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale, visited campus to promote the grant and its benefits to eligible students.

University of Toronto celebrates its award-winning researchers

1 Feb 2012 - 4:44pm

The University of Toronto honoured more than 250 of its award-winning researchers for their notable achievements and discoveries at the Celebration of Research Excellence event on Jan. 19 at Hart House.

The event, held every two years and organized by the office of the vice-president (research), recognized the work of outstanding scholars and researchers who reached significant milestones in recent years.

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Ancient dinosaur nursery oldest nesting site yet found

22 Jan 2012 - 11:31am
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An excavation at a site in South Africa has unearthed the 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus—revealing significant clues about the evolution of complex reproductive behaviour in early dinosaurs. The newly unearthed dinosaur nesting ground predates previously known nesting sites by 100 million years, according to study authors.