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Documentary Film by UToledo Faculty Focus of World AIDS Day Recognition Event

November 24, 2020

The documentary film "HIV in the Rustbelt" is the focus of a virtual World AIDS Day event Tuesday, Dec. 1.


Love of Literature Inspired Rocket Distance Runner to Become English Professor

November 23, 2020

Roma Lucarelli, a senior distance runner on the Rockets’ women’s track and cross country teams, will receive her degree in English Literature, her second bachelor’s degree, in December.


Professor’s Bilingual Collection of Poetry Captures Migrant Experience

November 18, 2020

“To the River, We Are Migrants” helps us better understand what it means to be a migrant in these turbulent times.


UToledo Professor Writes Book on Blues Musicians Who Resist Oppression Through Tall Tales

November 13, 2020

‘Fictional Blues’ explores how blues artists use their work to invent personas that resist racial, social, economic and gendered oppression.


ProPublica experiments with ultra-accessible plain language in stories about people with disabilities

November 12, 2020

Dr. Becca Monteleone, UToledo assistant professor of disability studies, describes her process for plain-language translations that make news stories accessible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read: ProPublica experiments with ultra-accessible plain language in stories about people with disabilities


Culturally speaking, mask wearing has been with us for a very long time

November 9, 2020

Dr. Shahna Arps, UToledo assistant professor of anthropology, discusses the long history of humans making and wearing masks. Read: Culturally speaking, mask wearing has been with us for a very long time


Trump lawsuits may not make it to Supreme Court

November 6, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discussed Friday morning how President Trump’s lawsuits in the 2020 presidential election wouldn’t affect a significant number of ballots.


Who will win the presidential election?

November 6, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses President Trump’s press briefing Thursday night that featured allegations of a rigged 2020 presidential election. Nelson also said he expected the Pennsylvania vote count will move into Biden territory overnight into Friday morning.


UToledo political science professor discusses Biden’s win in Michigan

November 5, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the breaking news of the state of Michigan being called for Joe Biden and a variety of issues in the 2020 presidential election, including polling. Listen: UToledo political science professor discusses 2020 presidential election


UToledo to Celebrate Graduates with Virtual Commencement

November 5, 2020

Rocket Nation will gather together virtually on Sunday, Dec. 6 to celebrate the Class of 2020 during an online version of the traditional commencement ceremony.