News archive - February 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Arts students launch popular Humans of UWaterloo on Facebook

Humans of UWaterloo Facebook cover photo

Photo from the Humans of UWaterloo Facebook page

Two first-year Arts and Business students created a Facebook page that generated a huge buzz on campus recently: Humans of UWaterloo.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Arts alumni talk about adventures and business of video

Arc Media filming in the water

Arc Media co-founders and Waterloo Arts alumni Andrew Askes and Jon Lucas were recently profiled by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. The article details their start in the business and the broad range of projects Arc Media has taken on in their first couple of years in operation. Askes and Lucas are not only alumni, they've also produced videos highlighting Arts departments, programs, and researchers - and have launched the marketing of numerous UWaterloo start-ups.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

When should innovation take an ethical pause?

From researching deadly microbes to cracking computer codes, ethical dilemmas challenge scientists, says Philosophy Professor Heather Douglas

From Waterloo Stories
By Suzanne Bowness, Marketing and Strategic Communications
 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Project seeks the untold stories of German immigration

old fashion image of little girl standing by a tree

Whether they arrived in the 1950s on a ship or a few years ago on a passenger plane, German immigrants to Waterloo Region still hold many untold stories in their families that risk being lost if they are not recorded.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Testing language app gives students applied research experience

Professor Nunez at computer with two students

“My students are applying the concepts they had learned in class to a real world situation” says Professor Camelia Nunez of the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies. She’s referring to the integration of the Milao Language beta program in her classes. Similar to BBM or Facebook chat, the new language practice program asks questions and leads a conversation with the user, helping learners improve their comprehension and composition skills.

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