'Frankenstein', or the Modern Prometheus was first published in January 1818 and continues to be cited today in conversations concerning scientific progress, ethics and the vanity of humankind. Today, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of this work with insights from faculty members across disciplines.
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Frankenstein

'Frankenstein' and his monster – two centuries later

'Frankenstein', or the Modern Prometheus was first published in January 1818 and continues to be cited today in conversations concerning scientific progress, ethics and the vanity of humankind. Today, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of this work with insights from faculty members across disciplines.

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Western News

McKeller

New book gets to the heart of the matter

The heart is physically and symbolically one of the most important organs in the human body. As such, efforts to repair or replace hearts are celebrated among the highest achievements in modern medicine.

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Ivey

MBA team startup on the right track after Ivey competition

Team Plentiful may not have won the recent IBK Capital-Ivey Business Plan Competition, but they did walk away with valuable learnings and the confidence to carry on.

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Doctor

Study to ease 'collateral damage' of cancer treatment

A Western oncologist is examining new radiation techniques that could avoid damaging the esophagus for millions of people with advanced lung cancer.

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Posey

‘Launch’ catapults grad’s career to new level

As an undergraduate at Western studying English and Creative Writing, Sarah Botelho had dabbled in the music scene. She won Western Voice in her first year, recorded an EP at CHRW and played some shows. Then she withdrew.

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Working at Western

Music on Campus

Choir Concert: Seasons of Love

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free concert with songs to celebrate life and love at 6 p.m. Feb. 14.

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The Book Store

Calling all faculty authors

Faculty members are invited to participate in the annual Faculty Authors' Reception from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at The Book Store at Western, UCC. Faculty authors who have published books recently, 2017 and early 2018, can register online.

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Open Space Strategy

Your Feedback

Help shape the future of Western’s great outdoors. Deadline Feb. 28.

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Teaching Support Centre

Community Engaged Learning

Join faculty colleagues in a Lunch and Learn session focused on incorporating Community Engaged Learning (CEL) into your courses. Thursday, March 8 from 12-1:30 pm. in the TSC, Weldon Library.

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Social Highlights

Instagram

Deer

Spotted @iveybusiness: Some curious visitors scoping out the #IveyBuilding. 🦌 Thanks for the photos @cathycake59! We’re deerly fawnd of them." - @iveybusiness #ivey #westernu #ldnont #londonontario #discoveron #explorecanada #winterwonderland #westernwonderland

Twitter

#FalconHeavyLaunch detected at @WesternU infrasound array outside London, Ontario last night beginning at 5:15 pm. Airwave from launch detected (first yellow vertical stripes) and then rocket motion Eastward over Atlantic. Change in pressure from airwave - 1 microbar. 

Western in the Media

As Ontario PCs scramble, Liberals gather to talk policy, election strategy

As members from across the province gather in Toronto for the Ontario Liberals' annual general meeting this weekend, organizers say the turmoil in the Progressive Conservative party won't affect their discussions on policy and election strategy.

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Toronto alleged serial killer case draws parallels to Robert Pickton

At first hesitant to use the term, police are now clearly calling the case of Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur, who is charged with killing five men, a serial killer case while some crime experts are drawing parallels with notorious B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton.

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Province finds mercury-contaminated soil on Dryden site

The province has found mercury in soil and possibly buried metal in an area upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations that was identified by a former paper mill worker as a dumping ground for mercury-filled barrels.

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Is space the next frontier for archaeology?

In the past 60 years, humans have left a lot of stuff on other worlds or floating in space. We’ve landed (or crashed) a spacecraft on Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and Titan.

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Commentary

Acid

Acid attacks are on the rise and toxic masculinity is the cause

A spate of acid attacks has earned London, England the dubious recent distinction of being called “the acid capital of Britain.” There have been more than 100 acid attacks reported in 2017 alone, with at least one a day in the city, and there are suggestions the true figure is much higher.

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Endnotes

John Hatch

with John Hatch

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.

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