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Flood advisory issued for Western campus

Flood advisory issued for Western campus

Warm temperatures in recent days have fueled melting that is
causing some flooding on campus. It is anticipated that water
levels will continue to rise slowly and peak Sunday afternoon, with
the high flow of water continuing well into Monday.

Winter weather closes university

Winter weather closes university

Due to the large amount of snow and potential for freezing rain in
the London area, The University of Western Ontario is closed today.
Western’s three affiliated colleges are also closed.

Western holiday hours

Western holiday hours

Many University of Western Ontario services will be closed Dec. 25
to Jan. 4 for the holiday period. Classes resume on Monday, Jan. 5
and academic and administrative offices re-open the same day.

Learn the ABCs of medical science

Learn the ABCs of medical science

The popular Cafe Scientifique public lecture series begins Jan. 7
with a “magnetic mystery tour” of the human body and an exploration
of MRIs.

Research funding web page launched

Research funding web page launched

A new web page developed by the University of Western Ontario
Research Development & Services brings researchers a short
click away from accessing critical funding.

Western’s next president dynamic leader

Western’s next president dynamic leader

The new president of The University of Western Ontario is a dynamic
and gifted academic leader committed to taking Western to the next
level in terms of internationally recognized excellence in research
and education.

Fitness equipment accessible Jan. 5

Fitness equipment accessible Jan. 5

With the operating hours set for when students return from the
holidays, Campus Recreation staff prepares to open the new Western
Student Recreation Centre for use of fitness equipment and drop-in
gym activities on Jan. 5.

Google contracted as web search engine

Google contracted as web search engine

The University of Western Ontario has contracted with the world’s
most dominant web search company to index and provide search engine
services for the hundreds of thousands of pages making up the
university’s web world.

Winter storm information

Winter storm information

The University of Western Ontario is closely monitoring winter
storm conditions with offices remaining open until further notice.
Please monitor the homepage for updates. Campus safety personnel
urge caution in walking and driving on campus in the face of
challenging snow clearance conditions.

Mustang, CFL great Joe Krol dies

Mustang, CFL great Joe Krol dies

Six-time Grey Cup winner Joe (King) Krol, who led The University of
Western Ontario to an intercollegiate title in 1939, has died at
the age of 89.

Technology seeks to reduce pregnancy risks

Technology seeks to reduce pregnancy risks

A new technology that could help physicians screen pregnant women
at risk of developing a prenatal and potentially fatal complication
called preeclampsia has been developed at The University of Western
Ontario and the Children’s Health Research Institute of Lawson
Health Research Institute.

Helping others year-round

Helping others year-round

Western’s Financial Services department has a reputation of being
all about the money. Well, this time of year they’re all about the
generosity of giving.

Western News deadline

Western News deadline

The deadline to advertise or submit letters to the editor for the
Jan. 8 issue of Western News is noon, Monday, Dec. 22. To
advertise, please contact Advertising Coordinator Denise Jones by
email at advertise@uwo.ca.
To submit editorial features or letters, contact Editor David
Dauphinee at newseditor@uwo.ca.

Ross to cover Weedon’s study leave

Ross to cover Weedon’s study leave

Former FIMS Dean Catherine Ross will serve as Vice-Provost
(Planning, Policy & Faculty) for a fourth-month period
beginning Jan. 1 as Alan Weedon will take a study leave.

Teaching a culture of respect

Teaching a culture of respect

University of Western Ontario faculty will be participating in an
anti-harassment workshop today coordinated by local acting group,
Supporting Roles.

King’s appoints new principal

King’s appoints new principal

King’s University College has announced the appointment of David
Sylvester as its new principal, effective July 2009. Sylvester will
replace the retiring Gerry Killan, who has served as King’s
principal for 11 years.

Western researchers receive $1.3 million from CFI

Western researchers receive $1.3 million from CFI

Dental researcher Dr. Douglas Hamilton has received funding from
The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to engineer stronger
bone and cartilage tissue to treat patients with traumatic injuries
or bone disease.