The Blade


Art on the Mall Returns to New Location at UT

July 22, 2021

The University of Toledo will host Art on the Mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, at the Center for Alumni and Donor Engagement.


Coronavirus Cases on the Rise in Ohio, Result of Delta Variant

July 22, 2021

Dr. Joel Kammeyer, infectious disease specialist at UTMC and assistant professor in the UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, said a recent study found the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer is 96% effective against hospitalization from the virus’s delta variant and encouraged people to get vaccinated.


Vaccine Development Lead to Speak at UT COVID-19 Panel

July 20, 2021

Dr. Matthew Hepburn, a highly regarded infectious diseases physician who played a key role in the U.S. government’s efforts to accelerate the development of vaccines against the virus, will join a panel of UToledo experts to discuss the pandemic. Read: Vaccine Development Lead to Speak at UT COVID-19 Panel


UT Alum Stars as Contestant on Discovery’s ‘Shark Academy’

July 13, 2021

Randy Thomas, who graduated from UToledo in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, is one of eight contestants on Discovery’s new Shark Week series, “Shark Academy.” The series is now streaming on discovery+, and airs at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 18, on Discovery Channel.


UT’s Ritter Planetarium is Reopening on Friday Night

July 6, 2021

  Dr. Michael Cushing, professor of physics and astronomy and director of Ritter Planetarium, discusses the opportunity to share the wonders of the night sky with the community again. Read: UT’s Ritter Planetarium is Reopening on Friday Night


Pets Can Have a Positive Impact in the Workplace

July 6, 2021

Dr. Janet Hoy-Gerlach, professor of social work, discusses how a pet-friendly culture can improve employee wellbeing and satisfaction. Read: Pets Can Have a Positive Impact in the Workplace


University of Toledo enters new world of name, image and likeness

July 5, 2021

Athletics leaders discuss preparing student-athletes for opportunities to receive compensation from their name, image and likeness.


First Solar Plant Could Boost Industry — If Feds Assist

June 28, 2021

  Dr. Nikolas Podraza, professor of physics, discusses First Solar’s plan to build a new solar panel manufacturing plant in Ohio. Read: First Solar Plant Could Boost Industry — If Feds Assist


Faking Sick: Standardized Patients Give UT Medical Students Leg Up in Training

June 25, 2021

Erik Meiner, interim director of UToledo’s Ruth M. Hillebrand Clinical Skills Center and coordinator of the standardized patient program, and several medical students discuss how simulated patient visits prepare the future doctors to become comfortable interacting with a variety of patients. Read: Faking Sick: Standardized Patients Give UT Medical Students Leg Up in Training


UT Trustees Approve Budget With Tuition, Fee Increases

June 25, 2021

  The Board of Trustees approved a balanced operating budget for fiscal year 2022 pending final passage of the state of Ohio budget that plans for a return to more normal on-campus academic operations. Read: UT Trustees Approve Budget With Tuition, Fee Increases


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