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House lawmakers vote to impeach President Trump

January 14, 2021

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses what is next for Senate Republicans after the House votes to impeach President Trump for the second time.


The Rice Renaissance

January 12, 2021

Dr. Neil Reid, UToledo professor of geography and planning, discusses how more craft breweries are using rice in their beers. He said they are primarily concentrated in larger cities and coastal communities. Read: The Rice Renaissance


Breaking Down Impeachment and 25th Amendment

January 12, 2021

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the plan for House Democrats to vote on a measure calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump and on an article of impeachment in the next two days.


UToledo Production of ’20K Leagues Under the Sea’ Showcased at Virtual Festival; Performance Now Streaming

January 12, 2021

Based on the novel by Jules Verne, the student production uses the story of Captain Nemo’s fight against injustice and oppression to reflect a contemporary narrative.


UT brings ‘20,000 Leagues’ to the streamed stage

January 11, 2021

Dr. Matt Foss, associate professor of theatre, and UToledo students Alexandria Rayford-West and Carlos Washington discuss the selection of UToledo’s production of “20K Leagues Under the Sea” to be featured in this year’s annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Region III. The festival was virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read: UT ...


Mack discusses her ‘Fictional Blues’

January 11, 2021

Dr. Kimberly Mack, UToledo assistant professor of English, to discuss her new book Tuesday via Zoom for an event hosted by Way Public Library. Read: Mack discusses her ‘Fictional Blues’


President Trump banned from Facebook

January 8, 2021

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and Rebecca Zietlow, the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values in the UToledo College of Law, discuss Facebook’s decision to ban President Donald Trump from its platform.


UT brings ‘20,000 Leagues’ to the streamed stage

January 8, 2021

UToledo students Alexandria Rayford-West and Carlos Washington talk about the University’s streaming production of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, which is showcased at the annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Read: UT brings ‘20,000 Leagues’ to the streamed stage


Political Expert Calls Capitol Breach A “Coup Attempt”

January 7, 2021

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the political implications of the breach of the U.S. Capitol by protesters.


Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White

January 4, 2021

Dr. Kimberly Mack, UToledo assistant professor of English, wrote a book exploring how blues artists use their work to invent personas that resist racial, social, economic and gendered oppression. Read: Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White