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Five Answers from Robert Babe

Media, Structures, and Power: The Robert Babe Collection (University of Toronto Press, 432 pgs, $37.95) is a collection of the scholarly writing of Canada’s leading communication and media studies scholar, Faculty of Information and Media Studies professor Robert E. Babe. Edited by fellow FIMS professor Edward Comor, the volume spans almost four decades of scholarship and reflects the breadth of Babe’s work, from media and economics to communications history and political economy.

Summers delivers Beattie Lecture

Summers delivers Beattie Lecture

Lawrence H. Summers, one of the most influential and outspoken economists in the world today, spoke at Western Law on Tuesday, Nov. 22 as the Fourth Annual Beattie Family Business and Law Speaker.

Parr nabs Edelstein Prize, latest honour for ‘Sensing Changes’

Joy Parr’s timely and prescient perspective on how humans make sense of the world in the face of rapid change has garnered her the Edelstein Prize, awarded to the top scholarly book on the history of technology published over the last three years.

Spider mite finds itself in Western’s sites

If the thought of dust mites in your mattress or a spider on your ceiling is enough to make your skin crawl, just think: pesticide-resistant spider mites might also be in your home, burrowing in your house plants or slowly destroying your garden.

Stroke prevention clinics help reduce mortality rates

Stroke prevention clinics help reduce mortality rates

Research led by Dr. Vladimir Hachinski of The University of Western Ontario reveals just how important it is for patients to be referred to a stroke prevention clinic following either a mild stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Once-in-a-generation repair plays well with musicians

A piano with a cracked frame is like a racehorse with a broken leg. But an 1893 Bechstein baby grand was saved from an ignominious end by the talents of two people at The University of Western Ontario.

Grad’s volunteer spirit has family ties

Perhaps we need to rewrite the definition of volunteerism. Once defined as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of others without financial reward,” it would be hard to argue against expanding that to include the phrase “for example, Lisa Herberman.”

Violence no longer ‘part of the game’

Violence no longer ‘part of the game’

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada personality Don Cherry has built a career on celebrating fighting in hockey. But in light of a public growing less and less tolerant of sports violence, even the colourful commentator has been forced to back down.

Left or right? Weight of object not an issue

Left or right? Weight of object not an issue

More than 90 per cent of the world’s population exhibits a strong preference for using their right hand, as opposed to their left, for grasping and lifting everything from car keys to coffee mugs. The cause of this near-global singularity is poorly understood scientifically but new research from The University of Western Ontario proves the perceived weight of an object is not a deciding factor.

Ivey centre awarded $240,000 to train leaders in the lab

Ivey centre awarded $240,000 to train leaders in the lab

As part of Genome Canada’s Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics competition, the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation at The University of Western Ontario has been awarded $240,000 to run a business-training course for life scientists.

Western explores violence in the media

Western explores violence in the media

Canada’s leading expert on concussions and a former NHL tough guy-turned-politician headline a major conference on the portrayal of violence in the media later this week at The University of Western Ontario.

Revisiting Baroque at international conference

Revisiting Baroque at international conference

The University of Western Ontario welcomes researchers from around the world this weekend for ‘NeoBaroque Revisited,’ an international and interdisciplinary conference on the Baroque.