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Molecular Biology Ph.D. Graduate on Mission to Make an Impact

December 1, 2020

Roberto M. Alers-Velazquez wanted to develop relationships with professors and to perform important research in biology.


Toledo Solar awarded $1.7 million federal grant

November 16, 2020

Dr. Michael Heben, UToledo professor of physics and McMaster endowed chair, discusses the UToledo Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization Center’s collaboration with company Toledo Solar to develop semitransparent cadmium telluride photovoltaics, a solar-cell material that could be suitable for use in windows, building facades and rooftop solar modules. Read: Toledo Solar awarded $1.7 million federal grant


UToledo Builds Sense of Belonging on Campus Through Student Experience Project

November 9, 2020

The University of Toledo is one of six universities nationwide participating in the Student Experience Project to build community and a sense of belonging on campus.


Next Data Science Seminar to Focus on Using Data Analysis for COVID-19 Drug Discovery

November 6, 2020

The next presentation in an ongoing University of Toledo Department of Mathematics and Statistics seminar series dedicated to exploring the COVID-19 pandemic through data analysis will focus on drug discovery. The free, public event will take place today from 3 to 4 p.m. and can be accessed on Zoom by using the access code 817 ...


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.


Lake Erie algae mildest in eight years

October 30, 2020

Dr. Tom Bridgeman, professor of ecology and director of the UToledo Lake Erie Center, explained how the late summer drought played a role in a mild algal bloom season for Lake Erie in 2020. Read: Lake Erie algae mildest in eight years


Pandemic changing Lake Erie vacation habits — and it’s not all bad

October 29, 2020

Dr. Timothy Fisher, UToledo professor of geology, discusses why Great Lakes water levels have risen and fallen over centuries. Read: Pandemic changing Lake Erie vacation habits — and it’s not all bad


Rocket Driven to Help Other Diabetic Athletes

October 29, 2020

Chloee Kleespies, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in high school, has a goal of becoming a physician assistant to use her experience to help other young athletes.


Glass City group making inroads with solar projects

October 12, 2020

  Dr. Randy Ellingson, professor in the UToledo Department of Physics and Astronomy, also serves as treasurer and technical and education coordinator for Glass City Community Solar, a nonprofit organization that is installing solar panels on the rooftop of a federally subsidized apartment building for low-income residents in Toledo. First-year electricity cost savings through the ...


Music on your mind: Why do certain songs strike a deeper chord than others?

October 12, 2020

Dr. Heidi Appel, professor of environmental sciences and dean of the Jesup Scott Honors College, explains her research into how plants can detect and respond to sounds. Read: Music on your mind: Why do certain songs strike a deeper chord than others?