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Former Lancer to helm men’s volleyball program

A UWindsor alumnus and former captain of Lancer men’s volleyball says he is flattered to be named the team’s head coach.

James Gravelle (BA 1998) has served two seasons as an assistant coach; athletics director Gord grace announced his appointment to the top spot Wednesday, following the departure of former head coach Shawn Lippert.

Mall goers to be treated to research smorgasbord this Saturday

Everything from human-sized robots that can bash in buildings to new devices that help people exercise more efficiently will be on display when the university hosts its annual research showcase at Devonshire Mall this Saturday.

“This will be a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to experience first-hand some of the amazing research that goes on every day at the University of Windsor,” said VP, Research Michael Siu.

Film festival to showcase student works

A film festival Thursday, April 25, at the Capitol Theatre will screen the best works of UWindsor film students.

An awards ceremony following the screening will recognize audience favourites as well as the results from a panel of judges.

The event begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. The Capitol Theatre is located at 121 University Avenue West in downtown Windsor.

Wind energy can boost depressed economies, says research institute CEO

Besides supplying clean, renewable energy, Canada’s rapidly growing wind generation sector can provide plenty of economic benefits for depressed areas, according to a national wind energy research leader who will speak here Wednesday.

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Wind Energy Institute of Canada CEO Scott Harper.

Business survey takes region’s economic pulse

Windsor’s economy is expected to continue to grow this year, with energy and insurance costs, a shortage of skilled labour and issues crossing the U.S. border among the most common potential problems identified by local business owners and executives.

Border researcher takes message to Ottawa

A professor who specializes in cross-border transportation studies traveled to the nation’s capital last week to have the chance to meet with federal politicians and convince them of the importance of his research.

Art Gallery of Windsor to exhibit instructor’s sculptures

A reception Friday, April 19, at the Art Gallery of Windsor will celebrate the opening of Dispose, an exhibition of sculptures by UWindsor instructor Zeke Moores.

A 48-page catalogue will accompany the show, Moores’ first major solo exhibition in a public gallery.

Friday’s reception runs 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature live music, a cash bar, studio activities and a chance to meet Moores and other artists with exhibitions opening. Admission is $7, free for gallery members and children 12 years and under.

Trio of recitals to close music students’ season

Three recitals over three days will mark the conclusion of the school year for music students.

Saxophonist Ryan Savage will perform a solo recital on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Baptist Church, 1821 Wyandotte Street West.

A jazz combo of Dan Lankhof on piano, Tyler Sasso on guitar, Keith Wilkinson on bass, and Taylor Unis on drums will perform a matinee concert Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in the Art Gallery of Windsor, 401 Riverside Drive West.

Organizer seeking student volunteers for science outreach program

Sharing her passion for science with elementary and high school youth helped to remind Michelle Bondy why she loved the subject in the first place. Now she is hoping to spread that enthusiasm with the help of student volunteers from the University of Windsor.

A UWindsor biology grad (BSc 2009), Bondy is outreach program coordinator for the Faculty of Science, and has started recruiting for Let’s Talk Science, which offers free hands-on activities to engage children in science, technology, engineering and math.