Humanities a laughing matter, says student comedian

A pair of UWindsor students will take the stage Monday for an intellectual comedy event to kick off Humanities Week.

“Oh, the Humanities!” will feature Cameron Doig, currently completing a combined honours degree in history and classical studies, and Andrew Reaume, a double major in political science and English. Completing the bill is Rob Kemeny, a comedian who has performed all over Michigan, Ohio and Ontario. The event is set for 6 p.m. September 9 in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge.

The week’s events, presented by the Humanities Research Group, continue Wednesday, September 11, with a presentation by historian George McMahon entitled “Windsor enters the big leagues.” Tracing the life of J. Francis Leddy, his lecture begins at 4 p.m. in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall.

On Thursday, September 12, physics professor Gordon Drake will discuss the relationship between science and religion in “Democritus and the Quantum Vacuum, or How Can Something Come from Nothing,” in Assumption University’s Freed Orman Centre starting at 7 p.m.

Each of these events is free and open to the public and will be followed by a short reception.