Itinerary builder to personalize open house experience, say organizers

A new online application allowing registrants of tomorrow’s UWindsor Open House to schedule their activities for the day will help them to set their own priorities, says Zora Savic.

Events coordinator in the Office of Liaison and Student Recruitment, she is “thrilled” with the program. The day is jam-packed with dozens of activities across the campus dealing with academic programs, admissions, scholarships and services.

Car show to celebrate city’s automotive heritage as part of anniversary weekend

A classic car show on campus during the UWindsor 50th anniversary kick-off weekend, September 19 to 22, will encourage visitors to stroll down memory lane.

More particularly, they will be able to stroll down Sunset Avenue, viewing automotive history and leading to history in the making: the Centre for Engineering Innovation, where students will display new and developing technologies.

Seminar to consider Keynesian contribution to economics

The global economic crisis that began in August 2007 has shaken the belief that financial crises belong only to the past, says Robert Dimand.

“At every moment in the evolution of economics, you could find people who were convinced that the way things were is how they would always be,” he says.

A professor of economics at Brock University, Dimand will explore the value of teaching economic history in his free public presentation “What to tell a Graduate Course in Macroeconomics about Keynes,” at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, in room 1163, Chrysler Hall North.

Artists and researchers focus on Detroit at critical juncture for city

Against the backdrop of a city on the verge of financial ruin and staring down the possibility of an even bigger disconnect from its Canadian cousins thanks to a recently approved U.S. budget bill, a group of artists and researchers will gather here this weekend looking for ways to encourage people to think of Detroit and Windsor as a singular cross-border metropolitan environment.

Award-winning poet taking up campus residency

A free public reading of his work will introduce writer-in-residence Phil Hall to the campus community, Thursday, March 7, at 2:30 p.m. in Ambassador Auditorium’s Salon A.

Hall, a UWindsor alumnus (BA 1976, MA creative writing 1978), has begun a one-month appointment in the English department. Killdeer, a book of poems and essays, won the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry, the 2012 Trillium Book Award, an Alcuin Design Award, and was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize.


Tickets on sale now for Ontario university women’s basketball championship

Advance tickets are now available for the Ontario University Athletics women’s basketball championship—pitting the Windsor Lancers against the Carleton Ravens in the St. Denis Centre at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

The Lancers are seeking to regain the provincial title, which they won in 2009, 2010 and 2011 before losing in the finals last year. The 2012 team subsequently won a second-straight national championship.

Admission to Saturday’s decider is $10, with a youth and senior rate of $8.

University Players to stage thriller

University Players will present the thrilling and comedic mystery Nine Girls March 7 to 10 and 13 to 17 at Essex Hall Theatre.

It is a dark and stormy night when eight sorority girls meet at their mountain clubhouse, and discover that their ninth member has been murdered. Their quirky banter makes you forget the seriousness of the situation, and none suspect that one of them could be the killer—until Alice discovers a clue and confides in the wrong girl. Will the girls figure out the true identity of the killer? And how far will the killer go to cover her tracks?

Vanier scholarship a recognition for grad student's work

Meet Mehrdad Shademan for the first time and it’s easy to get the impression he’s a fairly quiet, low-key type of guy. He wasn’t so mild-mannered, however, the day he found out he was the recipient of a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

“I was screaming and yelling,” he says in the graduate student office he shares with colleagues in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation. “Everybody was pretty shocked.”

100 million sharks killed annually, researchers estimate

Steve Kessel was attending a conference in Vancouver last year when he went in to a local restaurant and noticed that shark fin soup had been scratched off the menu. He wasn’t sure if it was simply because it wasn’t available, but the ecologist in him hoped the eatery was taking the moral high ground by voluntary banning it from the establishment.