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August 23, 2012 - In the News

U of G professor Jacqueline Murray takes a look at the historical roots of U.S. congressman Todd Akin’s comments about rape and pregnancy in a column published today in the Globe and Mail.

Murray writes that the notion that a woman’s body will experience different biological responses to sex depending on whether the act is consensual or coerced can be traced back to the Middle Ages.

A history professor and director of the First-Year Seminars program, Murray is a medieval historian whose research focuses on sex, sexuality, gender and family.

Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean of research and graduate studies in Guelph’s College of Management and Economics, was on CBC Radio this morning talking about food prices. He was also quoted in a CBC online news story on the same subject and published an opinion price in the Vancouver Sun Tuesday.

Charlebois, who studies food distribution and safety, produced the 2012 Food Price Index forecast with U of G economics professor Francis Tapon. In media interviews and articles, he predicts that the U.S. drought will not have a significant impact on food prices in Canada.

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