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Month: December 2011

Vitamin therapy can still reduce stroke

Vitamin therapy can still reduce stroke

A commentary by University of Western Ontario’s David Spence and Harvard School of Public Health’s Dr. Meir Stampfer in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association argues vitamin therapy still has a role to play in reducing stroke. Vitam …

Amery: Questioning cited ‘mainstream’ credentials

Amery: Questioning cited ‘mainstream’ credentials

I congratulate Jason Winders on the balanced article he wrote about professor David Heap and his unwavering commitment to display solidarity with oppressed people everywhere (“The man who won’t go away,” Nov. 24).

Santa’s got a brand new app

Thanks to Hamed Saadat, a third-year computer science student, Santa’s Delivery has arrived – just in time for the holidays.

Campus Digest, Dec. 8

Western News deadlines for 2012 Today’s Western News edition represents the semester’s final. We’ll return on Thursday, Jan. 5. Coming events and advertising deadline for that edition, the first of 2012, is noon Thursday, Dec. 15. UWOFA announces scholarship winners...

Newsmakers 2011

How will we remember 2011? Probably through these faces.
The Western News’ 2011 Newsmakers section celebrates the best of research, academia and volunteer spirit that we have to offer on this campus. The following spotlight, in brief words and striking images, the accomplishments of some of our favourites from the last year.

Dancing with Marie Antoinette

Dancing with Marie Antoinette

Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Richard Semmens knows all about the dancing, disguises and devious deeds of the Parisian opera ball of 18th century. In fact, he is an expert on it, making him first choice as advisor to a National Geographic filmmaker.

Professor at centre of copyright shift

Professor at centre of copyright shift

Western professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson joined the 23rd Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights held in Geneva in November. She was the lone Canadian academic.

Study finds increased education lowers crime

Study finds increased education lowers crime

New research from The CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity at The University of Western Ontario shows that education, and related education-based initiatives, can reduce crime rates, improve health, lower mortality rates, and increase political participation.

Winders: Urged to go all in or not at all

Larry Summers is correct. Believe me, as an American who has been subjected to his pompous style of unelected economic guidance for a quarter century, that is a painful sentence to write. But during an appearance at Western last week, the former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury offered an interesting nugget for the future direction of this university.

Heap: Profile failed in citing sources

Heap: Profile failed in citing sources

I read with interest the profile in Western News (“The man who won’t go away,” Nov. 24), and while I appreciate your honest efforts to correct certain details, I find it puzzling you chose to cite media commentarists who show little respect for basic fact-checking and whose opinions should thus be viewed with extreme caution.

Neish: Attacks show I keep great company

Neish: Attacks show I keep great company

I was certainly pleased the National Post’s Michael Ross and Jonathon Kay attacked David Heap and myself (“The man who won’t go away,” Nov. 24).

Amery: Questioning cited ‘mainstream’ credentials

Amery: Questioning cited ‘mainstream’ credentials

I congratulate Jason Winders on the balanced article he wrote about professor David Heap and his unwavering commitment to display solidarity with oppressed people everywhere (“The man who won’t go away,” Nov. 24).

Santa’s got a brand new app

Thanks to Hamed Saadat, a third-year computer science student, Santa’s Delivery has arrived – just in time for the holidays.

Campus Digest, Dec. 8

Western News deadlines for 2012 Today’s Western News edition represents the semester’s final. We’ll return on Thursday, Jan. 5. Coming events and advertising deadline for that edition, the first of 2012, is noon Thursday, Dec. 15. UWOFA announces scholarship winners...

Newsmakers 2011

How will we remember 2011? Probably through these faces.
The Western News’ 2011 Newsmakers section celebrates the best of research, academia and volunteer spirit that we have to offer on this campus. The following spotlight, in brief words and striking images, the accomplishments of some of our favourites from the last year.

Dancing with Marie Antoinette

Dancing with Marie Antoinette

Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Richard Semmens knows all about the dancing, disguises and devious deeds of the Parisian opera ball of 18th century. In fact, he is an expert on it, making him first choice as advisor to a National Geographic filmmaker.

Professor at centre of copyright shift

Professor at centre of copyright shift

Western professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson joined the 23rd Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights held in Geneva in November. She was the lone Canadian academic.

Study finds increased education lowers crime

Study finds increased education lowers crime

New research from The CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity at The University of Western Ontario shows that education, and related education-based initiatives, can reduce crime rates, improve health, lower mortality rates, and increase political participation.

Winders: Urged to go all in or not at all

Larry Summers is correct. Believe me, as an American who has been subjected to his pompous style of unelected economic guidance for a quarter century, that is a painful sentence to write. But during an appearance at Western last week, the former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury offered an interesting nugget for the future direction of this university.

Heap: Profile failed in citing sources

Heap: Profile failed in citing sources

I read with interest the profile in Western News (“The man who won’t go away,” Nov. 24), and while I appreciate your honest efforts to correct certain details, I find it puzzling you chose to cite media commentarists who show little respect for basic fact-checking and whose opinions should thus be viewed with extreme caution.

Neish: Attacks show I keep great company

Neish: Attacks show I keep great company

I was certainly pleased the National Post’s Michael Ross and Jonathon Kay attacked David Heap and myself (“The man who won’t go away,” Nov. 24).