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Anglophiles, it’s time to warm up your vocal chords and unfurl your Union Jacks: the Queen’s School of Music is holding its first ‘proms’ concert at the Isabel and you’re invited.

A playful musical tribute to English music and culture, A Night at the Proms...Then Off to the Music Hall, will see students, faculty and alumni from the Queen’s School of Music taking on popular British tunes as part of a fundraising concert at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

Flags on campus are lowered in memory of James “Jim” Whitley, an emeritus professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Dr. Whitley started teaching mathematics at Queen’s in September 1963. From 1966 to 1974, in addition to his teaching workload, he served as executive assistant to the dean of Arts and Science, and later, as assistant to Principal John Deutsch. Dr. Whitley was the 2001 recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, given annually by the Queen’s University Alumni Association.

It’s been a year of openings and new beginnings at Queen’s and as 2014 draws to a close the Gazette takes a quick look back at some of the top news items for the university.

From the installation of a new chancellor and the unveiling of new facilities, to a new set of guiding principles and the leadership of a cutting-edge research project, there has been much going on at Queen's.

Changing of the chancellors

Last year, more than 13,000 benefactors helped support Queen’s University in its goal “to provide an environment where opportunity meets excellence.”

The ongoing Initiative Campaign – with an overall goal of raising $500 million by 2016 – is aimed at supporting projects that make Queen’s a destination for exceptional people, enhancing student learning experiences, securing the university’s global reputation in discovery and inquiry and nurturing a supportive community.

A number of Queen’s faculty earned prestigious awards throughout 2014, including a record number being elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

Recognition came in many forms and at various levels; all of them were exciting for the recipients as well as the Queen’s community.

The Gazette takes a quick look at some of those awards:

Royal Society of Canada record

Canada’s universities have global ambitions, according to a new internationalization survey conducted by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Overall, 89 per cent of institutions say that the pace of their internationalization efforts has accelerated during the past three years, and 82 per cent list internationalization among their top five strategic priorities.

ONE CULTURE, or THE COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ARTS AND THE SCIENCES

The claim of a rift between scientists and technologists on one hand, and humanists
on the other, is criticized on several grounds. Using examples from chemistry, poetry,
painting and ceramics a case is made for an underlying unity of science and the arts.
The common elements of these human activities are creation with craftsmanship,
concisely communicated, in a cross-cultural and altruistic way, with aesthetics figuring

Choose from among more than a dozen musical events taking place on campus in November and December.

School of Music Calendar...

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