YFile http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:42:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 An orangutan learns to fish http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/an-orangutan-learns-to-fish/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/an-orangutan-learns-to-fish/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:14:06 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208708 In 1990, while visiting a research camp in central Borneo, Glendon College psychology Professor Anne Russon saw an orangutan nicknamed Supinah attempt to make fire, reported The New Yorker.

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Four contract faculty granted CUPE 3903 Research Leaves http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/four-contract-faculty-granted-cupe-3903-research-leaves/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/four-contract-faculty-granted-cupe-3903-research-leaves/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:44:42 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208675 Four contract faculty members have been granted CUPE 3903 Research Leaves. Kalli Paakspuu, Aleksandar Lukac, Andrea Medovarski and Alex Levant will use the leaves to pursue their research.

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Lumbers Building’s west entrance closure extended to Oct. 8 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/lumbers-buildings-west-entrance-closure-extended-to-oct-8-2/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/lumbers-buildings-west-entrance-closure-extended-to-oct-8-2/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:44:02 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208705 Due to unforeseen circumstances related to the Pan Am Stadium construction, the west entrance to the Lumbers Building will remain closed until Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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Unplug: Save energy, turn off computers and appliances before weekend http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/unplug-save-energy-turn-off-computers-and-appliances-before-weekend-6/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/unplug-save-energy-turn-off-computers-and-appliances-before-weekend-6/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:43:09 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208703 Switch off and unplug before leaving for the weekend to help York reduce its energy consumption by 25 per cent.

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York grad student wins two prizes for papers http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/york-grad-student-wins-two-prizes-for-papers/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/york-grad-student-wins-two-prizes-for-papers/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:08:06 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208537 Colin McGuire nets two prizes for papers exploring the connection between music and martial arts. McGuire is a PhD candidate in music studying ethnomusicology and is completing his dissertation.

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Science Literacy Week is coming to York University Libraries http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/science-literacy-week-is-coming-to-york-university-libraries/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/science-literacy-week-is-coming-to-york-university-libraries/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:26:18 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208514 Toronto's inaugural Science Literacy Week is happening at York University Libraries Sept. 22 to 28, featuring book displays, talks and screenings across the GTA. Festivities will kick off with science demonstrations in the Scott Library Atrium, followed by a talk by science journalist Dan Falk about his book The Science of Shakespeare in the Scott Library and a "Cosmos" TV show double bill.

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People at high risk of Alzheimer’s may have early visuomotor difficulties http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/motor-issues-could-be-present-earlier-than-thought-in-people-with-higher-risk-of-alzheimers/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/motor-issues-could-be-present-earlier-than-thought-in-people-with-higher-risk-of-alzheimers/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:14:47 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=203017 Before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia, a simple test that combines thinking and movement could point to those with a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and who are already having visuomotor difficulties.

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Historians gather at York for a conference on First World War http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/world-historians-to-explore-first-world-war-at-a-york-university-conference-sept-18/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/world-historians-to-explore-first-world-war-at-a-york-university-conference-sept-18/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:49:45 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208649 Historians from around the world are gathering at York on Sept. 18 to reflect on historic topics commemorating the First World War's centennial. As part of the conference, noted historian and author Margaret MacMillan will deliver a public lecture.

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President offers an insider’s guide to the York in York Region campus http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/president-offers-an-insiders-guide-to-the-york-in-york-region-campus/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/president-offers-an-insiders-guide-to-the-york-in-york-region-campus/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:04:44 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208627 During his annual town hall on Tuesday, President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri delivered a comprehensive overview about why a new campus situated in Markham, Ont., would benefit the York Region and the University.

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Six outstanding individuals recognized by York U Alumni Association http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/six-outstanding-individuals-recognized-by-york-u-alumni-association/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/six-outstanding-individuals-recognized-by-york-u-alumni-association/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:25:20 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208598 As part of homecoming celebrations, the York University Alumni Association is recognizing some of this year’s student and new alumni scholarship and award recipients. Those to be honoured are students Sumeet Farwaha, Julia Pennella, Maya Prager and Erica Shligold, and grads Jay Gajiwala and Tanvi Gupta.

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