Miah-Marie Langlois

Scholar to explore questions on the academy

The Humanities Research Group Distinguished Speakers Series presents Rev. James McConica addressing two questions on the UWindsor campus this week.

On Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre, he will discuss “What are universities for?”

Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in the Assumption University boardroom, he will discuss “Is there a valid Christian humanism?”

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Software patch protects against vulnerability in remote desktop

Microsoft Windows computers that have Remote Desktop enabled are now extremely vulnerable to hackers without a recent critical update, advises Information Technology Services.

“The latest Windows patches should be applied immediately,” says network security administrator Kevin Macnaughton. “We normally recommend that users apply patches when it is convenient, but in this instance we strongly urge users to patch their systems immediately in order to protect their PCs from this serious vulnerability.”

Documentary offers look at US treatment of terror suspects

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents Taxi to the Dark Side, March 21 at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Using the torture and death in 2002 of an innocent Afghan taxi driver as the touchstone, this film examines U.S. torture of suspects in the war on terror after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Art curatorship subject of discussion

The Art Gallery of Windsor and the UWindsor School of Visual Arts present a talk by David Liss, artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, as part of the 2012 Alone + Together Speakers’ Series.

Set for the gallery at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, the event is titled “Curating Spaces in Museums and Beyond.”

Campus Community Police apprehend suspect in St. Denis Centre theft

Campus Community Police have recovered all the items stolen from a locker in the St. Denis Centre after apprehending a suspect in connection with a theft March 15.

As a result of their investigation with assistance from staff at the centre, officers also recovered items from at least one other theft.
The service reminds patrons of the St. Denis Centre to be vigilant, to refrain from bringing valuable items when using the locker areas, and to report suspicious activity immediately at 519-253-3000, ext. 1234 — or ext. 911 for emergencies.

Campus cooling system no match for March hot spell

While centralization makes the campus heating and cooling system more efficient, it also makes it slow to respond to weather anomalies like the current unseasonable heat wave, says Susan Mark, executive director of Facility Services.

“We know that occupants are experiencing uncomfortably warm conditions inside some buildings,” she said Monday. “We are reviewing our system operations and can offer a few actions individuals can undertake to reduce the heat load in spaces.”

Lecture to address making mobile art

Art can take the temperature of a culture and allow us to gauge ourselves through our sensual and perceptual experiences, says Paula Gardner.

An associate professor in the Faculty of Liberal Studies at the Ontario College of Art & Design, she will discuss her approach in a free public lecture, “Making Mobile Art: Consumption and Embodied Looking from Stereoscopy to Everyday EEG,” Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in room 115, LeBel Building.

Power shutdown to affect CEI this weekend

Workers will shut down all electricity to Phase 1 of the Centre for Engineering Innovation this weekend.

The power shutdown will affect several lab spaces and the offices of the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Commission from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this matter to manager Dan Castellan of facility planning, renovations and construction, at 519-253-3000, ext. 2164.