FAHSS in the Media

April 2024

Local playwright focuses on early days of motherhood
Windsor Star, Julie Kotsis. April 25, 2024

Exploring the isolation felt by many women during the early days of motherhood came naturally to playwright Laura Quigley and formed the basis for her recently published play, The Waves.

https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/local-playwright-focuses-on-early-days-of-motherhood
Us & Them: Locked Out Of Voting?
West Virginia Public Broadcasting, April 11, 2024.

“There is absolutely no way to talk about voting rights in the United States without talking about the fact that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in not only the world but in world history. We know that incarceration is not sprinkled randomly through the society, it’s not just that men are overwhelmingly more likely to have criminal records. It’s that racialized men are more likely to have criminal records, because of the ways in which we understand crime … It’s also about poverty and class. It’s poor men that go to jail, they go to prison. We absolutely know that class divisions very much predict voting divisions.”
— Natalie Delia Deckard
 

Sound and sight: Charlie McKittrick – “You never know how the future takes shape”
Huntsville Doppler, Stuart McLean. April 7, 2024.

“I went out to the University of Windsor, and I studied percussion. It was a classical program and they had some extracurriculars like community orchestra, jazz band, percussion ensemble, things like that. University singers. I learned I could sing in university. I had no idea I had any talent whatsoever. and there were a couple people and especially the director, he said to me, ‘you know would you stay back and I’d like to work with you, just a one-on-one, for a second’ and I thought that’s weird, maybe I’m in trouble, and he says ‘I noticed you’re standing out in the tenor section and I think you’ve got some real talent there.’ I said, wow, okay I guess I should rethink my approach to this whole thing and I started to take his words under advisement and put into practice what he was showing me and I just loved it and I discovered a love for singing.” 


March 2024

Making this quilt involved more than 250 artists — and it's not done yet - CBC
CBC March 27, 2024

Visual arts professor Catherine Heard will be giving a public talk at the University of Windsor on Thursday to tell the story of a quilt project involving 250 embroiderers. It weaves together important and difficult historical events and uses a technique called redwork embroidery.
 

Ghosts, personalities, crazy stories: new poetry books focus on Windsor, Amherstburg
The Windsor Star, March 15, 2024, by Trevor Wilhelm.

Let them panic.
That’s the basic philosophy that Marty Gervais, Windsor’s Poet Laureate Emeritus and publisher at Black Moss Press, has developed for teaching over the last two decades.
 

As ‘Oppenheimer’ triumphs at the Oscars, we should ask how historical films frame our shared future,

The Conversation Canada, March 11, 2024. By Dr. Kim Nelson, Associate Professor, Film, UWindsor School of Creative Arts.

 

February 2024

‘Everyone knew everyone’: A researcher on the Black history of a Windsor neighbourhood
TVO.org - February 28, 2024

TVO Today speaks with University of Windsor graduate student Willow Key about the people, businesses, and relationships that built a community — and how they inform the present
... little-known even in the city itself. Willow Key, University of Windsor graduate student and lead researcher of the digital exhibit We Were ...
 

Adaptive reuse or build-from-scratch? Experts say repurposing new buildings brings many benefits
Globe & Mail, Marjo Johne, February 21, 2024

Featured Prof. Jason Grossi, architect and Coordinator, Visual Arts & the Built Environment program at the University of Windsor.

"Jason Grossi, a Windsor, Ont., architect who recently converted a mid-19th-century stable and a fire station from 1921 into a public library for the township of Sandwich – a historic area along the Detroit River in Windsor – says the challenges of adaptively reusing old structures are also a big part of what makes these projects so rewarding..."

 

January 2024


A Windsor professor is continuing to preserve a style of music that was once nearly eradicated.
January 31, 2024. CBC Windsor Morning

Nicholas Papador talks about his new book, "Vessels of Song: A Collection of Klezmer Suites for Mallet Ensemble"


The middle finger is the most controversial digit. Thank the ancient Greeks for that.
January 22, 2024. By Scottie Andrew, CNN

The cheeky Greeks “probably relied on the use of the middle finger to represent an erect penis,” wrote Max Nelson, who teaches courses on classical civilizations at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, in a 2017 piece on the gesture’s origins.
 

'It's not like TV' — Canadian courtroom jury duty can exact heavy toll | Windsor Star
Doug Schmidt, Windsor Star, January 3, 2024.

“They might have seen something like this on TV, but that’s fiction — there’s a comfort in knowing that’s not part of my world,” said Antonio Pascual-Leone, a clinical psychologist at the University of Windsor.
“But this can be a hard reality check — you’ve got a front-row seat to a reality you don’t normally get invited into,” Pascual-Leone said of the jury’s world. “And you’re alone.”


A Windsor urban planner and architect believes the city should rethink its stance on fourplexes | CBC Windsor Morning
Amy Dodge, Jan. 3, 2024

Dorian Moore, an urban planner, architect and instructor at the University of Windsor, speaks with CBC Windsor Morning host Amy Dodge.

Princes call Order of Canada honour 'humbling' - Chatham Daily News
Trevor Terfloth, Chatham Daily News, Jan. 2, 2024

Her work has earned her an honorary doctorate from the University of Windsor for her achievements. “We have seen a significant increase in Black history (awareness) over the past several years. Starting with Black Lives Matter, people wanting to know their history/genealogy,” she said.

 

Updated: March 28, 2024