Miah-Marie Langlois

Women’s basketball gold medal game wins local broadcast

Cogeco cable 11 will air the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s basketball gold medal game between the Windsor Lancers and UBC Thunderbirds at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

The CIS named Lancer guard Miah-Marie Langlois its female athlete of the week after she led her team to the national championship.

Medical historian to explore relationship of plague to poverty

Notions of class have been rooted at least in part in physiology, says Kevin Siena.

An associate professor of history at Trent University, he will explore the contributions of medical literature to that process in his free public lecture, “Rotten Bodies: Plague, Fever, and the Plebeian Body in Early Modern England,” Friday, March 23, at 5 p.m. in the Oak Room, Vanier Hall.

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century plague and fever tracts commonly connected epidemics with poverty, Dr. Siena says.

Lecture to consider role of schools in promoting healthier diets for children

Canada’s young people are overweight, and poor eating habits are a major reason why, says Rhona Hanning.

An associate professor in the  School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo , she will deliver a free public lecture entitled “Promoting Healthier Diets for Kids: Can Schools Make a Difference,” at noon on Friday, March 23, in room 145, Human Kinetics Building.

Scholar to explore questions on the academy

The Humanities Research Group Distinguished Speakers Series presents Rev. James McConica addressing two questions on the UWindsor campus this week.

On Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre, he will discuss “What are universities for?”

Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in the Assumption University boardroom, he will discuss “Is there a valid Christian humanism?”

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Documentary offers look at US treatment of terror suspects

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents Taxi to the Dark Side, March 21 at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Using the torture and death in 2002 of an innocent Afghan taxi driver as the touchstone, this film examines U.S. torture of suspects in the war on terror after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Art curatorship subject of discussion

The Art Gallery of Windsor and the UWindsor School of Visual Arts present a talk by David Liss, artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, as part of the 2012 Alone + Together Speakers’ Series.

Set for the gallery at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, the event is titled “Curating Spaces in Museums and Beyond.”

Software patch protects against vulnerability in remote desktop

Microsoft Windows computers that have Remote Desktop enabled are now extremely vulnerable to hackers without a recent critical update, advises Information Technology Services.

“The latest Windows patches should be applied immediately,” says network security administrator Kevin Macnaughton. “We normally recommend that users apply patches when it is convenient, but in this instance we strongly urge users to patch their systems immediately in order to protect their PCs from this serious vulnerability.”

Lecture to address making mobile art

Art can take the temperature of a culture and allow us to gauge ourselves through our sensual and perceptual experiences, says Paula Gardner.

An associate professor in the Faculty of Liberal Studies at the Ontario College of Art & Design, she will discuss her approach in a free public lecture, “Making Mobile Art: Consumption and Embodied Looking from Stereoscopy to Everyday EEG,” Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in room 115, LeBel Building.

Campus cooling system no match for March hot spell

While centralization makes the campus heating and cooling system more efficient, it also makes it slow to respond to weather anomalies like the current unseasonable heat wave, says Susan Mark, executive director of Facility Services.

“We know that occupants are experiencing uncomfortably warm conditions inside some buildings,” she said Monday. “We are reviewing our system operations and can offer a few actions individuals can undertake to reduce the heat load in spaces.”