Matt Walters

Lecture to look at the physics of radiation therapy for cancer

Radiation therapy is widely used for cancer treatment; and all radiation treatments aim to maximize tumour cell kill while limiting healthy tissue radiation exposure.

In a free public lecture Wednesday, entitled “Up Close and Personal: Radiation Treatments for Cancer,” Rowan Thomson of Carleton University will focus on the physics of “up close” radiation treatments for cancer and research aimed at personalizing them.

Dr. Thomson is an assistant professor in Carleton’s Department of Physics, She received Ontario's Polanyi Prize in Physics in 2011.

Cultural festival promises global experience

The flags, foods and fashions of varied cultures will take centre stage in the CAW Student Centre Commons on Wednesday during the Celebration of Nations.

The multicultural festival will start with a parade of flags leaving the corner of Sunset and University avenues at 10:30 a.m. and head to the centre for exhibitions and performances from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Social justice conference issues call for papers on occupation as a form of activism

The Students’ Social Justice Forum 2012 will address issues relating to occupation as a form of activism, June 1 and 2 on the University of Windsor campus.

Organizers have issued a call for papers and presentations relating to both physical and mental occupations, whether permanent or temporary.

The deadline to submit abstracts is April 15. For more information, visit the conference Web site.

Seminar to consider flaws in developmental aid

Matt E. Ryan will discuss the issues surrounding developmental aid and its flaws in a free public lecture, “Why Aid Fails,” in room 113, Biology Building, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28.

Dr. Ryan is an assistant professor of economics at Duquesne University and runs its economic research colloquium. His appearance is sponsored by the Institute for Liberal Studies and the Windsor chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

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Red Wings general manager to discuss fundamental leadership attributes

Ken Holland, senior vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, will discuss the fundamental leadership attributes and processes that he utilized to build a winning organization as the next instalment of the Odette School of Business Breakfast with Champions speaker series, Thursday, March 1.

Exhibition to showcase work of student artists

The SoVA Projects Gallery hosts “the fall through time and space,” an exhibition of works by first-year students in Lisa Baggio’s class Studio Practice and Ideas: Image, through March 2.

A public reception will celebrate the show and give gallery-goers a chance to meet the 16 participating artists, Friday, March 2, starting at 7 p.m.

The SoVA Projects Gallery is located in the LeBel Building, on the southwest corner of Huron Church Road and College Avenue.

Campus mourns retiree death

Campus flags are lowered today in memory of retiree Jean Bielecki, who died February 21.

Bielecki began work in the Leddy Library as a Clerical Assistant in 1967, retiring from the position of supervisor in the Bibliographic Searching Section in 1986. Funeral services were held February 24. Read her obituary here.

University offices to close Friday

Most University offices will close Friday, February 24.

Exceptions include the Leddy Library, which will open 8 a.m. to midnight, and the Crocodile Grill, which will serve breakfast and lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.

Lunchtime lecture to offer look at dementia

A presentation on Monday, February 27, will explore the cognitive deficits experienced with dementia.

In “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Part 2,” Rosemary Fiss will challenge participants to consider the changes they will make in their practices to provide opportunities for success for the person with dementia.

Fiss is the manager of education and support programs at the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County. Her presentation is set for noon to 1 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.