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Researchers use 3D printed toads in the wild

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:45am

When the rains eventually blanket northwest Costa Rica, ushering in the country’s wet season, a booming chorus of yellow toads will fill the tropical forest.

And the moment that rain starts to fall, UWindsor’s Katrina Switzer will race to a pond in Santa Rosa National Park where she’ll match 3D printed “Robotoads” with unsuspecting mates.

“The Neotropical Yellow Toads have a large breeding event that really only happens once a year during the first massive rainfall,” Switzer explained, adding the rain usually starts falling in the middle of the night.

Campus lab spells science fair success for high school team

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:40am

Walkerville Collegiate students Mahnoz Akhtari and Shawn Tanner will exhibit their project, born in a UWindsor lab, in the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

UWindsor students and alumni honoured by engineering community

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:35am

Several UWindsor engineering students and alumni were among those honoured last week during a local celebration of the profession.

Student to challenge use of war as metaphor for argument

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:30am

When describing the nature of argument, war is one of the most popular metaphors — and one of the most misused, says Michael Yong-Set.

“For all the ways this metaphor helpfully guides us in understanding argument, there seem to be several very troubling ways that it can misdirect our thinking and miscalibrate our expectations when we argue,” he says.

First Black baseball champions in Ontario subject of lecture

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:29am

Heidi Jacobs will discuss her work on the Chatham Coloured All-Stars archive in a free public lecture April 25.

President announces appointments

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:26am

University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman has announced that Prof. Jeff Berryman has agreed to take on the role of Acting Provost and Vice-President, Academic. Prof. Berryman is currently in the third year of his term as Associate Vice-President, Academic, and is an internationally renowned legal scholar, a Distinguished University Professor, and Professor of Law. He previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor.

UWindsor grad grabs piece of history

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:25am

Mike Alexander plans to present his parents with a brick from the former Music Building, where they met as students.

Volunteering provides valuable experience, student avers

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:24am

A publication marking National Volunteer Week features an account of his experience by student Kyle Cacilhas.

Month-end deadline to apply for spring graduation

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:12am

Applications to graduate will not be accepted after April 30.

Open house reception to honour retiring Marty Lowman

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:04am

An open house May 4 at the Sandwich Brewing Company will celebrate the retirement of academic advisor Marty Lowman.

Hum generating buzz on the other side of the world

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:39am

Engineering professor Colin Novak will be featured in a Japanese science show for his investigation into the source of the infamous Windsor Hum.

Poster presentations allow students to discuss community placements

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:35am

Disability studies and psychology students presented posters documenting their practicum placement experiences Tuesday in the CAW Student Centre.

Faculty feature film to debut on festival circuit

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:31am

UWindsor professor Mike Stasko co-wrote, -produced, -directed, and stars in the sci-fi thriller “The Control,” which will premiere next week.

Reception to celebrate exhibition by graduating art students

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:26am

A reception will celebrate the closing of the BFA grad exhibition “Adaptation,” Friday in the SoCA Armouries.

Alumni office promotes value of volunteering

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:13am

Volunteers play an immeasurable role in building community at the University, says a staffer promoting engagement during National Volunteer Week.

Friday deadline to apply for entrance scholarships

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:11am

Applications for entrance scholarships that require one are due by Friday, April 20.

UWindsor profs to read poetry Wednesday

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:09am

A reading in celebration of National Poetry Month will feature three UWindsor professors at the Central Library on Wednesday, April 18.

Grad celebrating repeat award in cinematography

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:08am

UWindsor grad Matt Bendo won a national award for cinematography on branded content Saturday for the second straight year.

Bookstore means business with Odette student apparel

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:07am

The Campus Bookstore has a limited line of apparel to display pride in the Odette School of Business.

Soccer coach excited to helm Lancer men’s team

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:06am

Ryan Mendonca is the new head coach of the Lancer men’s soccer team.