Mark Dorsey will defend his M.A. Thesis: "The Voice of the People: The Loyal Reformers Gazette and the Passing of the Scottish Reform Act 1832" on January 5, 2011 in 2020 Mackinnon Extension, 1:00 to 2:30pm. All welcome! Get the abstract: .pdf
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Featured topics: the commodity, environmental politics, rural manhood, art, power, and cultures of the animal
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The Fluoride Debate Continues
History prof looks at water fluoridation, past and present - by Nicole Yada, a U of G student writer with SPARK (Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge)
Sixty-five years after fluoride was first added to municipal water supplies, it continuous to be a contentious issue. University of Guelph history professor Catherine Carstairs is examining why water fluoridation never achieved universal acceptance even though it is proven to reduce dental cavities.
Carstairs began her work on fluoridation unintentionally when researching the history of health food stores. Health food store owners and consumers became some of the leading opponents of fluoride.
Guerilla Grads is looking for faculty and student volunteers to assist with registration and to serve as panel moderators. The interested should please contact Caitlin Holton at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2011.
The Tri-University Graduate History Association invites you to attend the first in a four part lecture series about American history on the silver screen. Tuesday, November 30th, University of Waterloo, PAS 1229, please come see three Tri-University historians with show clips and discuss:
"Wall Street" - Oliver Stone's controversial 1987 feature, with Dr. Andrew Hunt
"Heaven's Gate" and "Gangs of New York" - The Heroic White Ethnic: (mis)understanding the immigrants through "Heaven's Gate" and "Gangs of New York", with Paul Brewer
"We Were Soldiers" and "Generation Kill" - Reporters on the Battlefield and "Embedded" Journalism, with Andrew McLaughlin * get the flyer: .pdf
M.A. Thesis Defense: Christopher Quinn, "The Irish Villages at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition: Constructing, Consuming and Contesting Ireland in Chicago" takes place on December 15, 2010 in Mackinnon Extension 2020 at 11:00 am. All welcome! Get the abstract: .pdf
Catherine Bush, novelist and associate program coordinator of the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA at Guelph-Humber, talks to Open Book about their unique writing program, the award-winning mentoring authors on staff and the remarkable successes of recent graduates. If you think the University of Guelph Creative Writing MA might be right for you, there's still time to meet the December 15 application deadline. Visit the University of Guelph website for details
Creative Writing MFA grad Sandy Pool is short-listed in the Poetry category.
Creative Writing core faculty Judith Thompson is short-listed in the Drama category.
Creative Writing associated faculty member Karen Connelly, who will be teaching this winter's creative writing workshop, is short-listed in the Non-fiction category.
And -- associated faculty member Michael Winter is short-listed for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for his new novel, The Death of Donna Whalen.
Congratulations to all!