Investing in education
Who doesn't like movies?
Communists, that's who.
For everyone else, especially students in Western's film studies
program, it's time to pull out the popcorn and let one's ass
grow wide as a donation to the program has established one of
the finest film libraries in Canada at Western.
Warner Home Video has donated two copies of each DVD and VHS
in its back collection to the film studies program and will
also provide Western with two copies of each new release over
the next three years.
"This gift will give students in both introductory classes
and at the senior level more of a range of films to view and
study," said professor Chris Gittings, chair of the film
In addition, Gittings said the expanded library selection
will allow groups such as the Western Undergraduate Film Society
to show a greater variety of movies at public screenings.
So whether you're a film major or just someone who hates going
to a movie in public without a date, it's time to revel in fine
WB films, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie.
Love your latté, love your mother
Where else can you find cappuccino and windmills under one roof?
Economics professor John Palmer is sharing his passion for
Freudian-inspired art with the London community.
"Consisting entirely of photography, [Palmer's] new show
features pictures of silos and windmills with titles including
'Deflated Ego', 'Obsessive Compulsive' and 'Prominent Dominant',"
Palmer said. "The photos are all of rural scenes, most
of them taken in the Huron and Lampton counties," he added.
According to Palmer, he has been in more than 30 shows in
the past five years, with future plans involving a large show
"The show, Sigmund Visits the Farm, is running throughout
the month of September until the 30th in the mini art gallery
in the Starbucks lounge at Chapters near Masonville place,"
"There was deep-seeded Freudian material, possibly with
a hidden meaning," Palmer explained, adding he was unsure
of the true inspiration for the show
-Kaitlyn S. Coholan
Western gets new talking head
Western's administration has appointed a new associate VP-research
and international relations to implement the university's new
Strategic Plan for Internationalization.
Ted Hewitt, former associate VP-research, has added international
relations to his title and has been assigned the task of "improving
and enhancing Western's international profile."
"[The new position] demonstrates the university's commitment
to put Western on the forefront of research and [international]
partnerships," Hewitt said. He explained the new position
will serve as a conduit connecting Western to the international
academic community, forging new partnerships in research, shifting
to a more international context for research and impressing
Western's ideas upon the world.
The aim of this initiative, Hewitt said, is to let other institutions
around the world know what Western is up to.
Who's your mummy?
A move by anthropology professor Andrew Nelson has resulted
in the creation of a new inter-disciplinary course at Western
with a component of the course devoted to studying a recently
acquired mummy, Lady Hudson.
"[Lady Hudson is] dated to roughly 1,900 years ago,"
said Ian Colquhoun, a professor in the department of anthropology
and course coordinator for the new program.
The mummy came from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
after receiving it as a donation from a private collector, Colquhoun
explained. The intent of the course is to pursue bio-archeology
- to construct what the life of an individual in ancient Egypt
would be and what she was like in life, he said.
Colquhoun described the course as multi-layered, featuring
lecturers from the orthodontics department, pathological and
The course runs on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Sep.
9 to Dec. 2.