Research Matters

New GLIER director hopes to unite campus environmental researchers

Over the next five years, Dan Heath hopes to unite the wide variety of researchers across campus studying environmental issues.

“I really want to expand the role of environmental research at the University of Windsor,” said Dr. Heath, a biology professor who takes over as the new director of the University’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research in May.

Social worker's homelessness research showcased on Joe Strummer Day on CJAM

It seems only fitting that Debra Hernandez-Jozefowicz would be the featured guest on a radio show on CJAM on the same day the station is paying tribute to Joe Strummer, the former front man of the pioneering British punk band The Clash.

Not only does she conduct research on youth homelessness, an issue that was near and dear to Strummer’s heart, but she even quoted him in her own PhD dissertation.

Time to take conspiracy theories seriously, political science professor says

Before he detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah building in April of 1995, killing 168 people and injuring more than 800 others, Timothy McVeigh read The Turner Diaries.

A novel set in 2099, the book depicts a violent overthrow of the United States federal government and is based on the premise that a secret cadre of Jews have conspired to create a totalitarian government that has confiscated all civilian firearms and controls both the media and the entire economy.