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The Tea Party's Jeff Burrows performs at the Horse Shoe Tavern in Toronto while wearing one of Dr. Nadia Azar's BodyMedia Armbands. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne Jones/UWindsor)The Tea Party's Jeff Burrows performs at the Horse Shoe Tavern in Toronto while wearing one of Dr. Nadia Azar's BodyMedia Armbands. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne Jones/UWindsor)

Drummers wanted for online survey

Nadia Azar is looking for the particulars on the perils of being a percussionist.

The UWindsor associate professor of kinesiology has launched an online survey for drummers of all levels to gather information on playing-related pain and problems.

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UWindsor associate professor Jennifer Willet christens the new School of Creative Arts during Feasting the Lab on Jan. 20, 2018.UWindsor associate professor Jennifer Willet christens the new School of Creative Arts during Feasting the Lab on Jan. 20, 2018.

Professor blurs the lines between art and science

Jennifer Willet's art may evoke mixed feelings. And that's the point.

The associate professor at the University of Windsor specializes in bioart, a form of art that fuses scientific processes and materials in a gallery setting.

"It most often involves living, sometimes recently deceased biological material," Dr. Willet explained. "One of the things that really differentiates bioart from other art forms is the bioethics of the media are intrinsically present in the work of the artist and the viewer."

UWindsor's Christian Trudeau, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, will be featured in an upcoming issue of Games and Economics Behavior.UWindsor's Christian Trudeau, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, will be featured in an upcoming issue of Games and Economics Behavior.

Prof's work to be featured in journal commemorating Nobel Prize-winning economist

The University of Windsor’s Christian Trudeau says he’s honored to be featured in an upcoming special journal issue commemorating Nobel Prize-winning economist Lloyd Shapley.

The issue, scheduled to be published early this year in Games and Economics Behavior, will contain original research articles related to the many contributions Dr. Shapley made during his career.

“I had never met Dr. Shapley personally but I’ve read tons of his work,” Dr. Trudeau said. “To be associated, even as far as this to what he’s done, is a great honour.”

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

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

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UWindsor professor Dr. Aaron Fisk received $15.9 million in funding for the Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network.UWindsor professor Dr. Aaron Fisk received $15.9 million in funding for the Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network.

UWindsor researcher champions collaborative freshwater research project

The Great Lakes will have a network of well-equipped guardians thanks to a plan hatched by a UWindsor researcher with funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and Ministry of Economic Development and Growth.

Aaron Fisk and his nine collaborators will receive $15.9 million for the Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON), a collaborative research project which will provide infrastructure and data management for Canadian scientists to carry-out cutting-edge research on freshwater ecosystems.

UWindsor President Alan Wildeman talks to a class on their first day in the new School of Creative Arts in downtown Windsor.UWindsor President Alan Wildeman talks to a class on their first day in the new School of Creative Arts in downtown Windsor.

School of Creative Arts comes to life in downtown Windsor

January 4, 2018 marked a historic moment for students, faculty and staff at UWindsor’s School of Creative Arts.

Over the last four years, the late-19th-century Romanesque structure in the city’s downtown core reverberated with the frenzied sounds of construction.

But on Thursday, the notes from students practising piano and lectures by professors in classrooms drifted up to fill the lofty Windsor Armouries.

The University of Windsor's Sarah Woodruff Atkinson, Austin Roth, Anshika Jain and Alan Wildeman pose with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens after accepting their Mayor's Awards on Dec. 19, 2017.The University of Windsor's Sarah Woodruff Atkinson, Austin Roth, Anshika Jain and Alan Wildeman pose with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens after accepting their Mayor's Awards on Dec. 19, 2017.

Faculty, students honoured with Mayor's Awards

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens honoured several members of the University of Windsor community last month.

Dilkens presented awards to 29 individuals and groups for making the city a better place during the Celebrating 2017 Mayor’s Awards.

The University, staff and students received five of the awards.

Graduate student Austin Roth received the mayor’s Award for Athletics and Recreation.

Dilkens said Roth had many nominations and was selected because he has been valued as a team player, mentor, coach and friend.

Nadia Azar, UWindsor Kinesiology Associate Professor, is studying the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.Nadia Azar, UWindsor Kinesiology Associate Professor, is studying the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.

Breaking down the beat: Studying the biomechanics of drummers

Nadia Azar enjoys concerts differently than you and me.

Packed into a music venue, swaying with the crowd, Dr. Azar narrows her focus on the musician at the back of the stage.

“What you’re supposed to be thinking about when you’re at a rock concert is what’s going on with the drummer’s back muscles, right?” Azar joked.

Azar, an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor, has launched a study into the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.