The Blade


UT makes Dr. Gregory Postel’s interim president role permanent

March 4, 2021

UToledo President Gregory Postel discussed being named the University’s 18th president.


Toledo’s patient-safety ordinance authors stand by its legality

March 4, 2021

Rob Salem, associate dean for diversity and inclusion and clinical professor of law at the UToledo College of Law, explained why a potential Toledo City Council ordinance does not infringe on First Amendment rights.


UT hosts virtual gender equity summit

March 2, 2021

Dr. Angela Fitzpatrick, director of the Eberly Center for Women, discussed the many roles and responsibilities women have upheld amid the pandemic.


UT medical student invents negative-pressure helmet to treat virus-stricken patients

March 1, 2021

Shalini Kota, a second-year medical student at UToledo, discussed how she and her dad invented the Aerosolve Helmet, a personal negative-pressure room of sorts, which COVID-19 patients can wear to reduce the spread of the infectious disease.


Gender equity summit hosted by UT on Monday

March 1, 2021

The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women is hosting a one-day Gender Equity Summit Monday, March 1. The inaugural summit, a virtual event with the theme “The State of Women,” is free and open to the public.


Amanda Gorman writes the world as she sees it. Toledo’s young poets strive to do the same

March 1, 2021

Davion Williams, a UToledo student who has been writing poetry since he was 10 years old, discusses how Amanda Gorman inspires him to carry on the tradition of flawlessly articulating the troubling times many Black Americans endure.


UT gets $50K federal grant for 3-D printing research

March 1, 2021

Dr. Mohammad Elahinia, Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, discusses the NSF award that supports his research using additive manufacturing to advance the performance of shape memory alloys for advanced aerospace systems.


Jury diversity important for justice, attorney says

March 1, 2021

RaShya Cunningham, lecturer in the College of Law, discusses how negative racial stereotypes follow jurors into the jury box.


ProMedica partners with tech company to launch innovation center

February 24, 2021

Irma L. Olguin Jr., UToledo alumna and May virtual commencement speaker, is expanding her California company Bitwise Industries to Toledo. Olguin is one of the leading forces in an effort to revive cities by building a robust — and inclusive — technology sector.


UT scholar explores inequitable food systems, urban agriculture as a solution

February 24, 2021

Brittany Jones, Ph.D. candidate in the Spatially Integrated Social Science program in the Department of Geography and Planning, and Dr. Carla Pattin, assistant lecturer in the UToledo Jesup Scott Honors College, discuss the benefits of urban agriculture.