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State of Our Health, GIS Mapping and War Correspondent

November 13, 2006

Source: University of Western Ontario

London, ON. - The following items from The University of Western Ontario may be OF INTEREST.

Distinguished University Professors recognized

The Distinguished University Professorship Award is The University of Western Ontario's highest recognition for a faculty member. The award is presented for sustained excellence in teaching, research and service at Western.

The first two of a series of public lectures, offered by the 2006 recipients of the award, are scheduled for Tuesday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Conron Hall, Room 224, University College. Heather Laschinger, School of Nursing presents Empowering Nurses for Professional Practice: A Program of Research in Workplace Empowerment and Health Care while Vladimir Hachinski, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry delivers The Threatened Brain: Can We Prevent Stroke and Alzheimer's Disease? A reception follows.

For more information, contact Campus Communications Consultant Scott May at 519-661-2111 ext. 85466,

GIS Day set for November 15

The first annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day interactive event is set for Wednesday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Serge A. Sauer Map Library in the Social Science Centre.

Presentations by both professional and academic speakers are scheduled from 1 to 3:15 p.m. in the Dean's Conference room, Social Science Centre, Room 9420.

GIS is a computer system that allows for the creation, storage, analysis and management of spatial data and related information. It uses vector and raster data layers to create maps and answer complex geographical questions. >From emergency route planning, to finding the most suitable neighbourhood to buy a house, to protecting our natural resources to even locating the closest shopping mall, GIS can make simple and complex tasks easier.

For more information and a detailed schedule, please visit or call 519-661-2111, ext. 83424.

Award-winning journalist to deliver Clissold LectureScott Taylor, an award-winning Canadian journalist and author, presents From Belgrade to Baghdad as the 2006 Clissold Lecture Thursday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. in Conron Hall, Room 224, University College.

Formerly a professional soldier, Taylor is now the editor and publisher of Esprit de Corps, a military magazine based in Ottawa. He has reported on military conflict around the globe, although he is perhaps best known for his coverage of Iraq. Since August 2000, he has made 20 trips there to report on the effects of the UN sanctions, theravages of depleted uranium following the 1991 Gulf War, and the heightening tensions with the United States. In 2004, he and a colleague were kidnapped while in Iraq. He was beaten and threatened with death before being released five days later.

The Clissold Lectures commemorate the life and work of Edward Clissold (1833-1915), one of London's most important early editors and journalists. Clissold retired in 1910 as editor of the London (Ontario) Advertiser after 33 years of service.

For more information, contact The Faculty of Information and Media Studies at 519-661-3542.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165,



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