Registration closes today for student journalism conference

Today marks the deadline for registration for “Between the (Head)lines,” a student journalism conference hosted by the UWindsor student newspaper, the Lance, March 29 to 31.

Conference highlights include a film screening at Walkerville Brewery and a downtown Detroit media/cultural tour. Delegates will be treated to a live performance Saturday night by alt. country rockers and Polaris and Juno award nominees Elliott Brood at the Capitol Theatre.

PhD student hopes to make life easier for young Arab immigrants

Nesreen Elkord wants to make life a little simpler for young Arabs who are new to Canada.

“It’s really my passion to try to make the experiences of these kids easier than it was for me,” says Elkord, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education who studies under the tutelage of professor Shi Jing Xu. “I know I can’t do that all by myself, but I do feel that I have a duty to do this work.”

Video records Lancers’ homecoming

A video by Chris Kolonelos of the Centre for Teaching and Learning captured the scene last week, when the Lancer women’s basketball team returned from Regina as three-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport champions.

“We’re with family right now,” head coach Chantal Vallée told dozens of supporters who welcomed the team as members entered the St. Denis Centre.

Watch the video:

HK student tried out for Toronto Triumph for research purposes

Katrina Krawec knows what it means to go the extra yard for the sake of her research.

A graduate student in the university’s kinesiology department, she’s studying the differences between two Canadian women’s tackle football leagues – one which requires its players to wear full uniforms, the other in which they play in bikinis.

Last year, she actually tried out for the Toronto Triumph, one of four Canadian teams in what until recently was known as the Lingerie Football League.

Industry connects with research in CEI

More than 100 people met yesterday in the industrial courtyard at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering to learn more about how local businesses can connect with university researchers to help make them more competitive.

“I’m really impressed with the depth of knowledge and the opportunity for potential partnerships,” said Kevin O’Connor, a software development manager at Vista Print, one of 34 local companies registered for the event.

Art historian to discuss Detroit architect Albert Kahn

UWindsor art history professor Michael Farrell will deliver a lecture about the architect who designed Willistead Manor as a fundraiser for the restoration of historic house on Wednesday, March 27.

Farrell’s illustrated lecture, “Life and Architecture of Albert Kahn,” begins at 7 p.m. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, coffee, tea and a cash bar.

Willistead Manor is now owned by the City of Windsor and used as a site for civic events and private functions. It is located in the heart of Walkerville at 1899 Niagara Street.

Photo re-creation “history in the making,” says student

When he got the University of Windsor, says Carlos Puerta, “everybody said that the best way to enjoy your university years is to get involved.”

That’s why the third-year economics major agreed to participate Wednesday in a restaging of a photograph originally taken in 1963. The image groups students around a cake—in 1963 celebrating the University’s formal birth, and in 2013 commemorating its 50th anniversary.

“I thought it was a nice opportunity to make history at the university,” says Puerta. “Maybe 50 years from now, people will be looking at my picture!”