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University of Toledo researchers break record

University of Toledo researchers break record

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Researchers at the University of Toledo searching for more efficient and cleaner forms of energy set a new record for the conversion of sunlight to electricity using the low-bandgap perovskite solar cell. “Dr. Yan and his team set this record,” wrote Karen Bjorkman, dean of the College of Natural...

University undergraduate discovers companion star to Beta Canis Minoris

University undergraduate discovers companion star to Beta Canis Minoris

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
March 14, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Equipped with only the experience of an undergraduate, third-year physics major Nick Dulaney discovered an unknown astronomical body. Dulaney analyzed 15 years of archive data collected at UT’s Ritter Observatory, which led him to make his discovery. According to a news release, UT postdoctoral...

UT researchers work to avoid another water crisis

UT researchers work to avoid another water crisis

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

In 2014, the city of Toledo enacted its infamous water drinking ban when high amounts of a toxin released by harmful algal blooms was found in the water, and it was determined unfit for human consumption. Three years later, this problem is still cause for much concern; with harmful algal bloom season...

Criminal justice researchers at UT analyze misdemeanor arrest numbers for Toledo

Criminal justice researchers at UT analyze misdemeanor arrest numbers for Toledo

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Two years ago, misdemeanors accounted for approximately 90 percent of total arrests by Toledo police officers. These crimes include anything from a low-level drug possession, loitering and much more. Now, in an effort to understand the issue of low-level crimes and create smarter criminal justice...

Who’s cheating?

Who’s cheating?

Meg Perry, Staff Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under News

Have you ever wondered if your significant other was cheating? In today’s day and age, it has become easier than ever to discreetly be unfaithful, especially with the use of the Internet. Ashley Madison, an online infidelity matchmaking service, is one of those resources. However, in July of 2015,...

Project aims to increase diversity in STEM

Project aims to increase diversity in STEM

Emily Lorton, Staff Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The University of Toledo is one of seven universities engaging in a project led by Case Western University that enhances opportunities for minorities pursuing doctoral degrees in the STEM field. The National Science Foundation gave $3.1 million to support the Northern Ohio Alliance for Graduate Education...

Toledoans put their breast foot forward

Toledoans put their breast foot forward

Emily Jackson, Co-community Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Community

Every year, an estimated 14 million people around the world are diagnosed with cancer, and eight million people die from the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, Ohio alone is predicted to have more than 66,000 new cancer cases by the end of 2016. But even in the face of these daunti...

University of Toledo professor receives $3.38 million grant

University of Toledo professor receives $3.38 million grant

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under News

Associate professor of psychiatry in the University’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences Dr. Xin Wang received a $3.38 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Health to study the early development of PTSD in trauma victims. The grant will be dispersed over a four-year period, starting...

Making a difference begins when you lend a hand

Making a difference begins when you lend a hand

Emily Jackson, Community Co-Edior
September 20, 2016
Filed under Community

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal industries in the world. According to the International Labor Force, the money illegally acquired through human trafficking is estimated to be more than $35 billion. Ohio has been the site of much of this illegal activity. The state has ranked...

University of Toledo to study how to increase diversity in engineering

University of Toledo to study how to increase diversity in engineering

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

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,...

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
Filed under News

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,...

Fighting against heart failure

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 13, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

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