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University of Toledo to study how to increase diversity in engineering

University of Toledo to study how to increase diversity in engineering

September 20, 2016
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A team of researchers was awarded a $123,859 two-year grant to study factors that affect African-American students’ success in engineering, which will start on Oct. 1. The research team is made up of Lesley Berhan, associate professor in engineering and director of engineering diversity initiatives,... Read more »

Researchers at the University of Toledo receive grant to study kidney disorder

Researchers at the University of Toledo receive grant to study kidney disorder

Meg Perry, Staff Writer
September 20, 2016
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Two researchers in the University of Toledo’s Department of Pharmacology received grants to examine the relationship between kidney disorder and cardiovascular disease. Assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Wissam AbouAlaiwi, received a three­year,... Read more »

Student Government to focus on student involvement

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 20, 2016
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Student Government is looking to implement some big changes at UT this year, including creating committees and programs aimed at providing student perspectives on more that happens on campus. They plan to increase students’ ability to voice concerns about construction, increasing direct outreach to... Read more »

Gaber receives $90,000 bonus for her first year

Gaber receives $90,000 bonus for her first year

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
September 20, 2016
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On Sept.13, the University of Toledo Board of Trustees approved a $90,000 bonus for president Sharon Gaber, as well as a 2 percent raise. This decision was made during Gaber’s initial review of her first year as president, according to an article by UT News. The article continued that the Board... Read more »

The University of Toledo facilities battle aging infrastructure

The University of Toledo facilities battle aging infrastructure

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 13, 2016
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The University of Toledo has faced a multitude of infrastructure failures since the beginning of the fall semester. University facilities works to combat these failures of an old infrastructure with limited resources. “We have an aging system. It’s an older campus so there is a lot of upkeep and... Read more »

University of Toledo holds conversations on diversity

Emily Schnipke, Managing Editor
September 13, 2016
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Race. Gender. Sexual orientation. Religion. All of these factors are constantly dividing the world against itself. Each day, there is another confrontation or situation that adds to the big picture: We are not all the same. Encouraging discussion of these topics helps to create a safer environment according... Read more »

The University of Toledo enrollment raises for first time in six years

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
September 13, 2016
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Just last week, the University of Toledo celebrated the loss of a tradition with the campus-wide announcement of an increase in enrollment for Fall 2016 — the first time enrollment has gone up in six years. “We are thrilled with the increase in enrollment,” President Sharon Gaber said in an... Read more »

Fighting against heart failure

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 13, 2016
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Third-year biomedical science Ph.D. student Xiaoming Fan is researching how to limit muscle damage after a heart attack with the help of his mentor Jiang Tian, associate professor in the division of cardiovascular medicine. According to the CDC, one in four deaths are due to heart attacks. The health... Read more »

Students travel to El Salvador to install water purification unit

Meg Perry, Staff Reporter
September 13, 2016
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A team of four University of Toledo students from the College of Engineering served as mentors for a freshman-design team during a trip to El Salvador this past summer.  The students installed a water purification unit they built for their freshman design project. “This trip provided the real-world... Read more »

New dining option to replace Rocky’s

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 6, 2016
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The Student Union prepares to say goodbye to a UT-themed Rocky’s and hello to Steak ‘n Shake, which is expected to open early next semester. The decision was made after a poll held by dining services, which named Steak ‘n Shake as the newest addition to the Student Union. “We are trying to... Read more »

University of Toledo professors get mixed reviews from students

University of Toledo professors get mixed reviews from students

Emily Schnipke, Managing Editor
September 6, 2016
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When choosing a professor, many UT students visit the website Rate My Professor, which provides prospective students with reviews from other students on these professors. But are these reviews enough to determine the quality of a professor? “They [students] want it [class] to be easy,” said Sally... Read more »

Beyond borders

September 6, 2016
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Two Iraqi doctors are currently spending time at the University of Toledo Medical Center, learning the way UTMC’s emergency room system operates in order to improve emergency care in Iraq. Dr. Al Obaidi and Dr. Saad Mijbad, from Kufa Hospital in Iraq, will be spending a month in Toledo before returning... Read more »

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