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Leo Groarke

OPUS officials congratulate provost Leo Groarke.OPUS officials congratulate provost Leo Groarke, recipient of the organization’s 2014 Friend of Students Award. From left: vice-president Anthony Meloche, health plan administrator Steve Jancev, executive director Maryan Amalow, Dr. Groarke, president Ed King.

Banquet honours OPUS award recipients

The 22nd annual OPUS Awards Banquet recognized 14 award recipients Thursday.

Video provides record of conference on teaching and learning

More than 250 faculty, staff, and students from institutions across Canada and the US gathered on campus May 1 and 2 to debate the future of university teaching.

Sponsored by the provosts of the two universities, the University of Windsor-Oakland University Teaching and Learning Conference featured the Provosts’ Forum on the Future of University Teaching, workshops and sessions covering a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning, and the annual Dr. Wilbert McKeachie International Poster Prize.

Symposium to delve into town-gown relationship

The relationship between post-secondary institutions and their host communities is the subject of a symposium of the Town and Gown Association of Ontario, in Windsor from May 12 to 14.

The symposium, entitled “Bridging our Future,” is sponsored by the City of Windsor, in partnership with the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and the Windsor Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association.

Visual argumentation subject of lecture and workshop

While words may elicit mental images, pictures act directly on our sensibilities by actually placing events visually in front of us, as if they were in fact unfolding before our eyes, says Jens Kjeldsen.

This ability to create presence is one of the qualities he will explore in a free public lecture Thursday entitled “Four Rhetorical Potentials of Images.”

A professor of rhetoric at Norway’s University of Bergen and Sweden’s Södertörn University, Kjeldsen is also president of the Rhetoric Society of Europe.

Projects win support from Strategic Priority Fund

Training modules for use at Community Legal Aid and Legal Assistance of Windsor will serve as a model for additional electronic tools to enhance student-centred, experiential learning in the law school curriculum.

A team from Windsor Law—Gemma Smyth, Reem Bahdi, Marion Overholt and David Tanovich—won support for developing these modules from the 2013/14 Strategic Priority Fund, provost Leo Groarke announced Wednesday.