News Releases

The Divison of Marketing and Communications provides access to the most up-to-date information released by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Archives of previous news releases are also available.

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August 2003

PSA: A special invitation to graduates of Memorial University Aug. 30
High-tech scientific ocean drilling research ship to make final port call in St. John's Aug. 29
Memorial University’s Oil and Gas Partnership Lecture Series continues with study on continental drift Aug. 29
Applications to Memorial University up by 13 per cent Aug. 26
Four Memorial University geographers to participate in ArcticNet, Aug. 21
Memorial gets set to welcome students with a full orientation program Aug. 21
Noted financial mathematicians to participate in workshop at Memorial University Aug. 15
Cupids archaeological site tour on Sunday, August 17 Aug. 13
Marine Institute renews international partnership with the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aug. 7
Marine Institute to sign memorandum of understanding with Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre Aug. 5
Shad students showcase new safety products Aug. 4
Memorial University to attract American students into online Bachelor of Nursing Program Aug. 4

July 2003

Memorial University names new dean of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science July 31
Memorial University conference to focus on the knowledge-based economy July 30
Canadian researchers discover new gene in psoriatic arthritis
Memorial University of Newfoundland files patent for arthritis gene
July 28
Memorial University's Board of Regents ratifies new contract for faculty, librarians July 25
Shad Valley Open Day promises innovation and imagination for the future July 23
PSA:Telephone service malfunctioning at Memorial University July 18
French camp added for younger set July 18
Memorial's GENESIS Group boosts local bio-tech to international scene July 3

June 2003

PSA: Memorial University offering special Festival 500 tour program June 30
Memorial University's St. John's campus to host award-winning camp for whiz-kids June 25
Memorial University receives new Canada Research Chair in Scientific Modelling and Simulation June 25
UCCB Partners with Memorial University of Newfoundland to Offer Bachelor of Education Degree June 24
Memorial University and MUNFA reach tentative deal on collective agreement for faculty and librarians June 18
Four new researchers at Memorial University receive $414,672 funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation June 18
Maersk/Seabase donating FRC davit to Marine Institute June 16
Marine Pursuits Camps Expanding to Bonne Bay June 13
High-tech career centre and video-conferencing facilities open at Memorial University June 13
3M Teaching Fellowship awarded to Memorial University business professor June 13
Marine Institute graduation to take place June 13, 2003 June 12
Memorial University student to make documentary on local women's issues in Nepal June 11
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Showcase to be held in Montreal June 10
Memorial University forum focuses on development of petroleum resources June 9
Provincial government support allows Memorial University to offer students even more competitive tuition fees June 5
Expert to present on factors inhibiting academic advancement for women June 3
PSA: Memorial University Botanical Garden to hold grand opening and plant sale June 3
Husky Energy announces $2 million for Chair in Oil and Gas Research at Memorial University of Newfoundland June 3
Memorial University's Women Studies hosts meetings on Women and Islam June 2
Engineering graduate students win at Atlantic workshop June 2
Husky Energy and Memorial University to announce new research chair June 2
Demand for Marine Pursuits Camps Growing June 2

May 2003

Memorial University engineering grad a whiz at multi-tasking May 29
Nursing runs in the family for Memorial University grad May 29
Memorial University to offer a week-long camp for girls and young women May 29
Business grad learns that "You're never too old to learn" May 28
Memorial University student finds fame studying music May 27
Determined student begins to forge a career in social work May 27
PhD graduate examined history of print media in 19th century Newfoundland May 27
Memorial University to hold convocation ceremonies May 28-30 May 26
Memorial University library system to get new look and feel on the Web May 21
Memorial University to continue to offer the learning vacation experience May 21
Business student will be first in province to spend summer in the Global Village May 7
Well-known actor and theatre producer to receive honorary degree at Memorial University convocation in Corner Brook on May 9 May 5
Memorial University professor receives Motivational Teaching Award May 1
Memorial University's Office of Research launches online Research Directory May 1
Visiting speaker to address academic integrity May 1

April 2003

Memorial University to host 13th annual Atlantic Canada Studies Conference April 30
Memorial University music student to perform with National Youth Orchestra April 30
Transition information session to be held tonight April 30
Local teen scientists win prestigious biotech awards April 28
Memorial University researcher to participate in international Arctic research initiative April 24
Increasing co-operation between College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University marked with new campus sign April 22
Public are welcome to attend presentation by Dr. Wilf Nicholls, director of Memorial University's Botanical Garden April 18
Memorial University President Axel Meisen to visit Grand Falls-Windsor to attend several public events April 17
Memorial University to help expand archaeological research resources April 15
PSA: A special evening for Memorial University alumni in Grand Falls-Windsor April 14
A special evening for Memorial University alumni in Grand Falls-Windsor April 14
Memorial University musician wins competition April 14
Memorial University program encourages students to return to their studies April 14
New linguistics lab at Memorial University April 14
Memorial University launches a Web portal for students April 14
Application numbers up at Memorial University April 11
New director for Memorial University's Department of Financial and Administrative Services April 11
Memorial University's education faculty members work with Labrador Innu to reform education system April 11
PSA: Call for nominations for Memorial University's Alumni Tribute Awards April 11
Centre for Material Culture Studies at Memorial University co-organizes St. Pierre et Miquelon conference April 10
PSA: Researcher to speak on aboriginal studies April 9
Memorial University names honorary degree recipients for 2003 spring convocation April 9
PSA: Memorial University to hold information sessions for students and parents/guardians April 8
PSA: Consul General of Japan to visit Memorial University April 7
Consul General of Japan to visit Memorial University April 7
Memorial University's faculty of Business Administration toasts local business excellence with two awards April 7
Memorial University's faculty of Business Administration toasts local business excellence with two awards April 2
Memorial University Senate and Board of Regents approve new executive graduate program - Master's in Oil and Gas Studies April 2
Newfoundland students explore biotechnology at Memorial University April 1

March 2003

Memorial University appoints new director of Student Recruitment March 31
Provincial budget will help Memorial University March 27
Memorial University business students win International Case Competition March 27
PSA: Director of International Association of Oil and Gas Producers to speak at Memorial University March 27
Director of International Association of Oil and Gas Producers to speak at Memorial University March 27
Double treat for fans of Newfoundland history March 25
PSA: Double treat for fans of Newfoundland history March 24
PSA: Memorial University to hold information sessions on IT program March 24
PSA: Henrietta Harvey Distinguished Lecture features noted archaeologist March 24
Henrietta Harvey Distinguished Lecture features noted archaeologist March 24
Irish-themed night to be held at Memorial University March 21
Irish-themed night to be held at Memorial University March 21
New Web site promises Canada-wide access to Continuing Medical Education courses for physicians March 21
Memorial University professor and poet to participate in World Poetry Day March 19
Parents' information session cancelled due to inclement weather March 19
Memorial's Student Volunteer Bureau to recognize top volunteers March 19
School of Music concert to usher in a new era in the province's percussion scene March 18
Memorial University announces approval of three new research chairs March 18
School of Music concert to usher in a new era in the province's percussion scene March 17
Memorial University's St. John's campus closing due to deteriorating weather conditions March 14
Memorial University partners with international society to honour outstanding local business achievements March 14
Memorial University partners with international society to honour outstanding local business achievements March 12
Memorial University to host annual Atlantic undergraduate English conference March 10
Monte Carlo fundraiser benefits six charities March 7
Memorial's Women's Resource Centre celebrates International Women's Day March 7
Federal budget good news for Memorial March 7
Engineering open house back by popular demand March 7
Creston South student receives prestigious internship March 7
Winners from Canadian Engineering Competition 2003 March 7
Distinguished professor to speak on the significance of the arts for education March 7
Distinguished professor to speak on the significance of the arts for education March 7
Memorial University awarded $609,000 in CFI research infrastructure for promising New Opportunities researchers March 4

February 2003

Premier Roger Grimes and Memorial President Axel Meisen to host Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Showcase in Toronto on March 4 Feb. 28
Canadian foreign affairs minister to hold town hall at Memorial University Feb. 25
National engineering competition comes to St. John's Feb. 25
Memorial University to host information session for parents, students Feb. 24
Memorial University's St. John's alumni chapter to host "An Evening in Santiago" Feb. 24
Founder and CEO of Quorum Group of Companies to speak at Aldrich Lecture at Memorial University Feb. 19
Memorial University professor one of many "Steves" supporting the teaching of evolution Feb. 19
Memorial University graduate students receives top honour Feb. 14
New dean appointed to Memorial University's Faculty of Education Feb. 14
New director appointed for Memorial University's School of Pharmacy Feb. 14
Public lecture series in philosophy continues Feb. 14
Distinguished professor to speak on future of natural gas Feb. 14
Oil and Gas Partnership Lecture Series - Natural Gas the Excruciating Transition Feb. 14
Public presentation to offer insights into Islam Feb. 14
Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration announces Vector Chair in Irish Business Studies Feb. 14
Memorial University's Board of Regents approves tuition increase to improve services for international students Feb. 7
Memorial engineering students win silver in Atlantic competition Feb. 7
Memorial University faculty receive ECMA nods Feb. 6
Memorial University researchers study arts, crafts and living with cancer Feb. 6
Three major grants for Memorial University researchers in CIHR competition Feb. 6

January 2003

Memorial University faculty member to headline international music festival Jan. 22
Memorial University President to address Rotary Club of St. John's Jan. 22
Noted author and critic to give Pratt Lecture 2003 Jan. 21
Canadian Engineering Competition coming to St. John's, Newfoundland Jan. 16
Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada to hold public meeting at Memorial University Jan. 15
Former president of Memorial named president emeritusJan. 15
Professional and personal development courses available at Memorial University's Division of Lifelong Learning Jan. 14
Alumni recital to be held at Memorial University's D.F. Cook Recital Hall Jan. 14
Applications being accepted for librarianship research award Jan. 14
Memorial University's business undergraduates succeed at national ICBC competition Jan. 14
Memorial University's business graduate students took on the world at an international competition Jan. 13
Memorial University's Department of Technical Services steps up to the plate Jan. 10
Noted author and critic to give Pratt Lecture 2003 Jan. 10

December 2002

Operating hours for Memorial University during the holiday season Dec. 24
Exams postponed from the evening of Dec. 17 have been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19 for the same times and locations Dec. 18
Exams scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 17 have been postponed Dec. 17
Book launch postponed until Wednesday Dec. 17
Mock disaster in cyberspace creates innovative learning oppportunities Dec. 11
Memorial University releases 2001-2002 annual report Dec. 11
Dr. Patrick Parfrey receives the Kidney Foundation of Canada's 2002 Medical for Research Excellence Dec. 3

November 2002

Memorial University's Health Research Unit celebrates 10 years anniversary Nov. 27
Winner of the Margaret Williams Trust Fund Award announced Nov. 25
Memorial University's Genesis Group gets innovative for the St. John's Santa Claus parade Nov. 24
Memorial University course: poetry writing Nov. 20
Memorial University faculty members receive awards for teaching and research excellence Nov. 14
Kitchen parties to be held at Memorial University Nov. 13
Memorial University to recognize outstanding faculty and staff today Nov. 13
Memorial University's Genesis Centre launches another company into the marketplace Nov. 13
Celebrate Memorial activities: Nov. 11-16 Nov. 10
Memorial University's Genesis Centre to host graduation ceremony for Creative Business Solutions Nov. 10
Celebrate Memorial activities during Nov. 4-8 Nov. 4
Linguistics conference to be held at Memorial University Nov. 1
House Literacy lecture continues on Nov. 7, 2002 Nov. 1
New managing editor appointed to the Newfoundland Quarterly Nov. 1

October 2002

Important notice for Memorial University distance education students Oct. 31
Plans move ahead on Memorial University's Inco Innovation Centre Oct. 29
Memorial University holds ceremony to officially open The Works recreation facilities Oct. 22
This November, Celebrate Memorial! Oct. 22
Memorial University's Telemedicine Centre/TETRA celebrates 25th anniversary Oct. 21
Memorial University’s annual fall convocation to take place on Friday, Oct. 18, 2002 Oct. 16
Public lecture on natural genetic variation Oct. 15
Inaugural Canada Research Chair lecture Oct. 15
Media conference on breast cancer screening and prevention Oct. 15
Roy Romanow to deliver Memorial University’s John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy Oct. 9
Roy Romanow to deliver Memorial University’s John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy Oct. 9
Deputy Minister Brian Maynard to Deliver Oil and Gas Lecture at Memorial Oct. 8
Arts and Administration Building temporarily closed this morning due to presence of smoke in basement room Oct. 4

September 2002

Nursing Research Day to take place at Memorial University's School of Nursing Sept. 30
Executive Director for Memorial's Oil and Gas Development Partnership Appointed Sept. 30
Memorial University to hold annual university-wide career fair Sept. 26
Alumni Tribute Awards 2002: Celebrating excellence Sept. 24
Noted academic and well-known broadcaster to be honoured at Memorial University's fall convocation Sept. 19
Modernizing the Maltings: Memorial's European campus at Harlow, UK, re-opens after extensive renovations Sept. 13
Seniors exemplify the spirit of Adult Learners' Week, Sept. 8-14 Division of Lifelong Learning to Celebrate Learners Sept. 10
Official re-opening of Memorial University's European campus Sept. 10
Diving in: Memorial University opens new marine station focused on the unique marine ecosystem of Newfoundland Sept. 6
Grenfell College apartment chalets officially opened at campus barbecue Sept. 5
Bonne Bay Marine Station to be officially opened on Friday, Sept. 6 Sept. 3

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