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Stephen Loeb, Mitchell DiPasquale, Jacqueline GemusProfessor Stephen Loeb congratulates prize-winning chemistry students Mitchell DiPasquale and Jacqueline Gemus.

Students claim prizes at chemistry conference

Two UWindsor students received honours at the Southern Ontario Undergraduate Chemistry Conference, March 18 at York University.

Jacqueline Gemus, a student in professor Rob Schurko’s research group, won first prize in physical chemistry.

Dr. Schurko says Gemus’ main area of interest is the mechanochemical synthesis of porous framework materials known as zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) and the use of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance to monitor the formation of these amazing framework materials.

INCHES programFrom left, PhD student Zainab Bazzi and chemistry professor Rob Schurko watch as Assumption student Chau Nguyen removes a flower from a cooler of liquid nitrogen.

High school students conduct their own chemistry magic show

It’s one thing to watch a magic show, but quite another to perform the tricks.

A group of Grade 11 chemistry students found that out yesterday when they visited the University to see first-hand what it will be like if they decide to pursue the subject at the next level.

Roll up your sleeves for on-campus blood donor clinic Monday

The most important work you do this week just might involve rolling up your sleeves and lying down on the job. Canadian Blood Services will hold a full blood donor clinic on Monday, March 19, in Ambassador Auditorium in the CAW Student Centre from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For this clinic, the Canadian Blood Service will use its appointment system. It encourages donors to book appointments by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Walk-in donors are still welcome but appointments will better accommodate donors' working schedules.

It’s in you to give: blood donor clinic on campus Tuesday

A single donation of blood can save up to three lives. Tuesday is your chance to be a lifesaver, as the Canadian Blood Service will hold a full blood donor clinic in the CAW Student Centre's Ambassador Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For this clinic, the Canadian Blood Service will use its appointment system. It encourages donors to book appointments by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Walk-in donors are still welcome but appointments will better accommodate donors' working schedules.

Medal winners fêted as top achievers

Chemistry graduate Aaron Rossini, who received three degrees from the University of Windsor, has achieved the highest academic standing at the graduate level among his cohort and will receive the Governor General’s Gold Medal at the first session of Convocation on Saturday, October 22.

Better pharmaceuticals primary aim of ultra-fast magic-angle spinning probe

Just the name of a remarkable new piece of equipment in chemistry researcher Rob Schurko’s lab is probably enough to pique the curiosity of the most casual observers of all things scientific: the ultra-fast magic-angle spinning probe.

“It’s amazing what you can do with this thing,” says Dr. Schurko. “The physics and engineering of it is just beautiful.”

It’s in you to give: on-campus blood donor clinic Tuesday

The most important work you do this week just might involve rolling up your sleeves and lying down on the job. The Canadian Blood Service will hold a full blood donor clinic on Tuesday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium.

For this clinic, the Canadian Blood Service will use its appointment system. It encourages donors to book appointments by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Walk-in donors are still welcome but appointments will better accommodate donors' working schedules.