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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.”

UWindsor professor moving on to the rock

UWindsor anthropology professor Lynne Phillips will take up a five-year post as dean of the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University, effective July 1.

Dr. Phillips has been at the University of Windsor since 1989 and served as head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology from 2000 to 2007. She said she is “thrilled” to be heading to Memorial, located in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Lancer women advance to basketball title final

The Lancer women’s basketball team will defend its Canadian Interuniversity Sport title Monday, playing the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds for the Bronze Baby trophy.

Windsor advanced with an 81-71 win Sunday over the host Calgary Dinos. The Lancers’ 48-point margin of victory in a 94-46 drubbing of Acadia on Saturday to open the Final 8 was the second-most lopsided game in the tournament’s history.

Thirsty Scholar reopening as a restaurant only

A message issued jointly Wednesday by University of Windsor Students’ Alliance president André Capaldi and UWindsor president Alan Wildeman announced the reopening of the Thirsty Scholar effective Monday, March 19, with shortened evening hours of operation.

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Dillon Hall work to close washrooms Friday

Staff from DiMaio Design and JASEL Engineering will conduct measuring of room 364 and all washrooms in Dillon Hall on Friday, March 16, in preparation for proposed renovations in those spaces.

Each washroom will be closed to use while the measurement work is conducted, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please direct any questions or concerns to project administrator Roger Rivard at 519-253-3000, ext. 2166.

Grab-and-go offers fast, healthy options for cafeteria diners

Grab-and-go is good for you, says Paolo Vasapolli, assistant manager of satellite operations for Food Services.

“We are heading toward increasing this concept,” he said Wednesday. “It provides a fresh and healthy meal at an economical price point.”

The Marketplace food court in the CAW Student Centre is increasing the number and range of items available in its Grab-and-go coolers, which feature pre-made sandwiches, salads, fruit drinks and light desserts.

“It’s a spot where students can come in and get something quick that’s still nutritious,” Vasapolli said.

Sunny days: warm weather has students shedding socks

Patrick Murphy

Barefooting: First-year psychology major Patrick Murphy was one of hundreds of students on campus Wednesday to don sandals and shorts yesterday, as the temperature climbed well above 20˚ C.

“The sun is out, so I threw off my shoes and threw on some flip-flops,” he said.

University Bookstore to stock new version iPads for official launch Friday

The University Bookstore will have the iPad 3 in stock for sale on its official launch date, Friday, March 16.

“We are delighted to be able to announce that,” says marketing manager Martin Deck. “As an authorized campus store for Apple, it is wonderful to be in the position to offer this to our customers as early as anywhere in the world.”

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