The Blade


MLK Jr. Unity Day Celebration to be held virtually on Monday

January 14, 2021

The University of Toledo and city of Toledo will recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual celebration honoring the civil rights leader. Read: MLK Jr. Unity Day Celebration to be held virtually on Monday


Contact tracers track down the virus, urge Lucas Co. residents to answer calls

January 11, 2021

Stephanie Villella, UToledo graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in public health, discusses her experience as a contact tracer in northwest Ohio during the coronavirus pandemic. Read: Contact tracers track down the virus, urge Lucas Co. residents to answer calls


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 ...


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


UT to hire new risk management department leader

January 8, 2021

Matt Schroeder, UToledo’s chief financial officer and executive vice president for finance and administration, talks about the University’s national search for a leader of its new Enterprise Risk Management Department. Read: UT to hire new risk management department leader


AG’s human trafficking summit to be held on Thursday

January 7, 2021

Dr. Celia Williamson, Distinguished University Professor of Social Work and Director of the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute, will present at the Ohio Attorney General’s 2021 Human Trafficking Summit. Read: AG’s human trafficking summit to be held on Thursday


UT to hold second coronavirus Town Hall online

January 6, 2021

Experts from The University of Toledo will answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual town hall on Jan. 7. Read: UT to hold second coronavirus Town Hall online


UTMC begins participation in national coronavirus treatment study

January 5, 2021

Dr. Michael Ellis, an infectious disease specialist and chief medical officer at UTMC, discusses how UTMC has begun recruiting patients to participate in an NIH study seeking to identify which coronavirus treatments are most effective and deserve more attention in clinical trials. Read: UTMC begins participation in national coronavirus treatment study


UT book publishing business picking up steam

January 4, 2021

Yarko Kuk, managing editor of UToledo Press, discusses publishing five books in the last six months and the importance of preserving local stories and history. Read: UT book publishing business picking up steam


UT researchers explore how dying cells ensure a healthy life

January 4, 2021

Yetunde Makinwa, Ph.D. student in the UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences Biomedical Science Program, discusses discoveries in her cancer biology lab related to the death of cells in the human body. Read: UT researchers explore how dying cells ensure a healthy life