What do your colleagues do with their time anyway?
A whole heck of a lot.
It’s been a very busy week for members of the University of Toledo community in the media:
Today an organization called Polar Bears International in coordination with the Toledo Zoo presented UT an award for environmental stewardship. Accepting the award were UT President Lloyd Jacobs, Dr. Tim Fisher, Dr. Andy Jorgensen, Dr. Karen Bjorkman and Chuck Lehnert. In the UT News video below, they summarize UT’s commitment to research, instruction and education and University operations committed to reducing greenhouse gases. UT News covers the event:
Dr. Morris Jenkins, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work spoke with the Blade and TV stations about his efforts to work with local schools to find a solution that balances proper discipline of students with keeping them in school.
UT’s Department of Music and Director Ronnie Lindsey were featured by Ch. 13, highlighting the department’s formal addition of gospel music.
TV stations came out to the University of Toledo College of Engineering’s Design EXPO last week.
UT incubator tenant Nextronex and Dr. Gbenga Ajilore, associate professor of economics, spoke about “Green Jobs:”
LeVelle Ridley, a St. John’s High School and TOLEDO EXCEL student who plans to enroll at UT next year, was named Student of the Week by the Toledo Blade. (Hat tip to Cathy Zimmer on this one as I missed it.)
The NFL ESPN advertising and self-promotional extravaganza draft took place this weekend and UT players ended up where they so often do: being underestimated until they’re streaking by you for touchdowns.
UT Trustee and former Medical College of Ohio faculty member Dr. Amjad Hussain was inducted into the Medical Mission Hall of Fame and Dr. Patricia Metting, vice chancellor and senior associate dean for student affairs in UT’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences received the 2012 Dr. Lawrence V. Conway Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award, named for the UT professor emeritus of finance and the hall of fame’s founder and president.
And UT’s Drs. Brent Cameron and Dong-Shik Kim were recently awarded an Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund grant in the amount of $50,000 to further develop their work to use biomarkers – molecules in the body that give doctors and researchers clues about diseases and conditions – to more easily diagnose illnesses and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes.
What have I missed?
Jonathan Strunk is UT's senior director of University Communications and a graduate of UT’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Business and Innovation, Jon has reserved this space on the World Wide Web to comment on, highlight, analyze, complain about, lobby, beg and apologize for media coverage of UT and higher education.
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