The Blade


UTMC: Open for emergencies even during a pandemic

February 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues, but Dr. William Saunders, chief of service at The University of Toledo Medical Center Emergency Department, says it's critically important people experiencing symptoms such as chest pain and severe belly pain don't put off seeking emergency care over concerns about the virus. 


UT receives $12.5M grant to develop solar sheets that can withstand space

February 22, 2021

Dr. Randall Ellingson, professor in the UToledo Department of Physics and Astronomy and member of the UToledo Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization, discusses the $12.5 million the U.S. Air Force awarded to his team to develop photovoltaic energy sheets that would live in space and harvest solar energy to transmit power wirelessly to ...


Lucas County teachers, school staff get vaccinated

February 15, 2021

Russ Smith, UTMC chief pharmacy, quality and safety officer and administrator of UTMC’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, discusses the mass vaccination effort at UToledo for Lucas County teachers and support staff in collaboration with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and Mercy Health. Read: Lucas County teachers, school staff get vaccinated


Outpatient prostate treatment at UTMC now covered by Medicare

February 15, 2021

Dr. Puneet Sindhwani, a board-certified urologist at UTMC and chair and Kenneth Kropp Endowed Professor of Urology at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, discusses an innovative new outpatient treatment for prostate cancer that uses ultrasound waves to precisely target and destroy cancerous areas while leaving nearby healthy tissue untouched. Read: ...


Courting tradition: Muslim dating apps keep marriage at the fore

February 15, 2021

Dr. Ovamir Anjum, UToledo Imam Khattab Endowed Chair of Islamic Studies, discusses the dissolution of the rooted community and “a crisis of marriage in this generation that didn’t exist even two generations ago.” Read: Courting tradition: Muslim dating apps keep marriage at the fore


Rapid swaps of GameStop shares lead to SEC inquiry, lessons for traders

February 2, 2021

Dr. Collin Gilstrap, assistant professor of finance, and Eric Chaffee, Distinguished University Professor in the UToledo College of Law, discuss how GameStop, a money-losing video game retail chain, last week turned into one of the hottest stocks in decades and whether what Reddit users did was illegal. Read: Rapid swaps of GameStop shares lead to SEC inquiry, ...


UT researchers work to fine tune effectiveness of radiotherapy

February 1, 2021

Elahheh Salari, Ph.D. student specializing in medical physics in the UToledo College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, discusses her clinical training and radiotherapy research primarily in the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Read: UT researchers work to fine tune effectiveness of radiotherapy


UT professor leads NASA-funded, environmental education program

February 1, 2021

Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, professor of geography and planning, discusses NASA’s investment of an additional $11.4 million in support of his project developing new K-12 science curriculum that relies on helping learners of all ages conduct real science using more hands-on experiments and the resources of NASA and education partners nationwide. Read: UT professor leads NASA-funded, environmental ...


Former Obama adviser, mother of Trayvon Martin speak at Toledo Excel Conference

February 1, 2021

  David Young, director of Toledo Excel and Special Projects, discusses the speakers at the 37th annual Conference for Aspiring Minority Youth: Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to the Obama administration, and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin. Read: Former Obama adviser, mother of Trayvon Martin speak at Toledo Excel Conference


Toledo AD Mike O’Brien announces retirement

January 29, 2021

Mike O’Brien, vice president and director of athletics, announced he will retire from his position at the end of his contract. Read: Toledo AD Mike O’Brien announces retirement