Miah-Marie Langlois

Paper airplane competition to test aeronautic design skills

It’s billed as the only contest in which a paper airplane could take you around the world, and it’s coming to the University of Windsor campus Tuesday, February 28.

The Engineering Society is hosting a local qualifier for the Red Bull Paper Wings in the CAW Student Centre, noon to 4 p.m. Winners will travel, all expenses paid, to Toronto for the national finals. The winners there will represent Canada for the world finals in Austria.

Engineering Society acting president Lotus Pupulin said the event promises a lot of fun for contestants and spectators.

University Bookstore to unveil print-on-demand machine

In the time it takes to brew a cup of coffee, you could be printing a book, says Martin Deck, marketing manager of the University Bookstore. The Bookstore will demonstrate its new print-on-demand machine on Wednesday, February 29, at 3 p.m.

The Espresso Book Machine is an all-in-one unit that can print, bind and trim a perfect-bound, library quality paperback book in about five minutes. Customers can choose from among millions of books ready to be printed from On Demand Books, or they can submit their own books.

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.

Eastern culture becoming Western mainstream: lecture

For centuries, Europeans migrated to the far corners of the globe, but since World War II, the pendulum has swung the other way, says Sushil Jain.

“It is the non-Europeans who are now mass migrating to European lands,” he says. “The West is being Easternized not only by the growing number of people from the East on their soils but also by Eastern, Far Eastern and Middle Eastern ideas, fashions, foods, art, literature, dance, music, religions, sports, media and culture in general becoming mainstream.”

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.

Register for this event at http://www.liberalstudies.ca/events.

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.

Marketplace to offer multicultural menu

The Marketplace food court will circle the globe this week, bringing foods from around the world to its Homestyle station in the CAW Student Centre.

Today – Monday, February 28 – is Mardi Gras day, with lunch and dinner features of chicken gumbo with corn bread; barbecue shrimp served on a brioche with watermelon slaw; and vegetarian chili bowl.

Tuesday will offer flavours of the Indian subcontinent: butter chicken; chana and cauliflower masala; and curry beef, each served with naan bread or aromatic basmati rice.

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.