Douglas Kneale

ayla Dettinger and Alan WildemanHistory student Kayla Dettinger accepts UWindsor president Alan Wildeman’s congratulations on one of two outstanding undergraduate student awards conferred during the March 21 Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Reception celebrates research, scholarship and creative activity

The accomplishments of UWindsor researchers were highlighted March 21 at a celebratory reception in Ambassador Auditorium.

Cross-disciplinary programs to be overseen by academic faculties

Because interdisciplinarity has become so thoroughly integrated across campus, the University no longer needs dedicated body to administer inter-faculty programs, provost Douglas Kneale said Thursday in announcing that programs currently housed in the Centre for Inter-Faculty Programs will be administered by the faculties of education; science; and arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The programs themselves will continue in their present form, Dr. Kneale wrote in a message to the campus community, but effective May 1:

Executive director of Campus Services to act as head of ITS

Anna Kirby, executive director of Campus Services, will take on the responsibility of acting executive director of Information Technology Services effective January 11.

She succeeds Bala Kathiresan, who is leaving UWindsor for an appointment as president of BCNET, a not-for-profit, shared information technology services organization governed by British Columbia’s higher education and research institutions.

Provost Douglas Kneale expressed confidence that Kathiresan will prove an asset to BCNET.

Leddy Library is the place to meet the provost Monday

The next Meet the Provost event is scheduled for Monday, November 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Leddy Library lobby.

This month the event has a specific theme—You and the U: Works in Progress. Provost Douglas Kneale says: “We’re all works in progress – students, professors, provosts, and institutions alike.”

Former dean of law takes on role as acting associate VP academic

Jeff Berryman, Distinguished University Professor in the Faculty of Law and dean of the faculty from 1990-95, will take on the position of acting associate vice-president academic through 2016, beginning January 1. Berryman, who has taught at Windsor Law for 35 years, succeeds Bruce Tucker, who will retire at the end of 2015.

In announcing the appointment, provost Douglas Kneale said he is “delighted” Berryman accepted the position.