Richard MoonLaw professor Richard Moon (2017) is the latest appointed to the rank of distinguished university professor.

Special appointments committee issues call for applications

The Special Appointments Committee has issued an invitation of applications for professor emerita/emeritus, distinguished university professor, and honorary professor.

An application for an eligible candidate must be submitted to Maria Giampuzzi in the University Secretariat by February 15. Direct any questions to Giampuzzi by email at or at 519-253-3000, ext. 3317.

Find more information, including criteria and process, on the University Secretariat website.

Princess Vergara holding gift basket Behaviour, cognition, and neuroscience student Princess Vergara shows off the gift basket she won in a raffle during the association’s 2017 gala.

Charity gala to benefit accessible baseball league

A student-run event Saturday, January 20, will raise funds for the Miracle League of Amherstburg, which provides an opportunity for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities to play baseball on a barrier-free surface to accommodate walkers and wheelchairs.

The Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience Students’ Association will host its seventh annual Sophisticated Scientists Gala at the Fogolar Furlan Club. It begins at 6 p.m. and will feature prize raffles as well as dinner and dancing.

Tickets are $45 for UWindsor students and $50 for all others, available through this week in room 326-C, Biology Building, or through the Facebook event page. The Fogolar Furlan Club is located at 1800 North Service Road.

planter in front of Dillon HallThe 2017 Curriculum Development Fund will support 26 projects.

Projects to receive Curriculum Development Fund grants

The Office of the Provost has announced the list of successful applications to the 2017 Curriculum Development Fund.

Launched in June 2017, the fund will inject over $1 million in to curriculum development and renewal projects at the University over the next three years. It is intended to provide systematic support to departmental teams as they undertake the research, analysis, dialogue, planning, documentation, and marketing that go into successful program development.

There were 41 applications for projects: 26 have been granted Stage 1 funding for research and analysis. Final funding for the actual development of programs will be determined based on the teams’ findings regarding program demand and feasibility.

“Our goal is to help departments with the ‘heavy lifting’ that goes into program development,” says provost Douglas Kneale. “The process of developing programs at Ontario universities has become increasingly complex and competitive over the last decade, and we see the Curriculum Development Fund as an important way to assist departments with this important work. Both the level of engagement and the quality of submissions have been very impressive.”

The 26 successful proposals explore a wide range of new program possibilities in education, science, nursing, kinesiology, engineering, business, the humanities, and the social sciences. While many are exploring the feasibility of new programs, others are focused on incorporating high-impact practices and new ideas and content into existing programs. Project teams will meet in early January for a preliminary information exchange.

Read more about the Curriculum Development Fund, including a list of funded projects, on the fund website.

Cover of "Ford City" bookAuthor Herb Colling will discuss the history of Ford City in one of the study groups offered this semester by the Uni-Com Retirement Learning Centre.

Registration opens for retirees’ classes

The Uni-Com: Retirement Learning Centre is now accepting registrations for classes in the winter session. Study groups convene once a week on a wide variety of areas of interest for seniors from the University (Uni) and from the community (Com):

  • Poetry for All — enjoy the poetry of many authors and share in creating poetry and prose of your own.
  • The Story of Ford City — author Herb Colling will discuss the history of one of Windsor’s founding communities.
  • Fitness and Self-Defense for Retirees — a black belt instructor in martial arts will lead participants through light exercises to promote muscular endurance, strength, and flexibility.
  • How Language Works — explore language myths, language acquisition in children, the role of grammar in communication, language and reality, and some theories of meaning.
  • Drumming Ensemble — learn about the music produced by different drums and experience the feeling of drumming in a group.
  • Local Black History — a series of guest presenters will discuss early families and their contributions to the growth and progress of our region.
  • Ancient Myths and Legends — look at mythology and its influence on art and literature.
  • Visiting Places of Worship — tour a mosque, temple, or cathedral to learn something about the beliefs and worship of different religious groups.
  • Film and First Nations — screen some recent Indigenous films and then join in discussion about current conditions and the challenges faced by First Nations peoples.

Course terms run five or nine weeks. Find detailed descriptions and registration instructions on the Uni-Com website.

graphic of brain showing biofeedbackThe founder of UWindsor’s psychology clinical training program will discuss the future of the field in a colloquium January 11.

Clinical psychology subject of Thursday colloquium

An early leader in UWindsor’s psychology department will provide his perspective on the past and future of clinical psychology in a free public colloquium Thursday, January 11.

Ray Daly designed the University’s clinical training program and inaugurated it in 1967. Since leaving the faculty, Dr. Daly continues practice as a registered psychologist and his research in neurofeedback, meditation, and psychotherapy.

He will integrate his experiences and knowledge in Thursday’s presentation, entitled “The Relationship between the Brain, Information, Context, and Psychotherapy,” at 4 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.