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Working to eradicate invasive species

UWindsor biologist Barbara Zielinski and team. From left to right: Front row: Gillian Hughes, Dr. Barbara Zielinski, Jenna Jones, Kaela Scott, Dr. Michelle Nevett.  Back row: Tina Suntres, Georgette Nader, Gianfranco Grande, Alexandra Zygowska, Karl BoyesUWindsor biologist Barbara Zielinski and team. From left to right: Front row: Gillian Hughes, Dr. Barbara Zielinski, Jenna Jones, Kaela Scott, Dr. Michelle Nevett. Back row: Tina Suntres, Georgette Nader, Gianfranco Grande, Alexandra Zygowska, Karl Boyes.

A UWindsor biologist and students use pheromone research to outsmart the invasive sea lampre, an eel-like fish in the Great Lakes.

Researcher working to simplify search of structured data

Mehdi KargarComputer science professor Mehdi Kargar has received a $20,000 NSERC grant toward his work to simplify search through massive datasets.

Computer science professor Mehdi Kargar has received a $20,000 NSERC grant toward his work to simplify search through massive datasets.

Doctoral students in nursing greeted with warm reception

Anna Marrocco, Peggy Oldfield, Gina Pittman, Mary Voutt-GoosUWindsor’s inaugural cohort of PhD candidates in nursing: Anna Marrocco, Peggy Oldfield, Gina Pittman, and Mary Voutt-Goos (missing from photo: Arwa Alsadoon).

Until now, instructors in the UWindsor Faculty of Nursing have had to leave the city to earn a doctorate in the discipline. That is changing, with the introduction of a new PhD program in nursing which welcomed its first cohort Tuesday at a reception in the Medical Education Building.

“This is going to service Windsor-Essex very well,” said Dale Rajacich, graduate co-ordinator. “In all of Canada, only 411 professors of nursing hold doctorates in nursing, as opposed to some other field. We need to produce more.”

Science sees significant rise in NSERC funding

narwhalResearcher Harri Pettitt-Wade photographed narwhal during a field study in Tremblay Sound near the north end of Baffin Island, Nunavut.

The Faculty of Science has seen its funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada rise more than 25 per cent this year.

Children with ADHD in grades 4 and 5 sought for meditation program

UWindsor psychologist Carlin Miller says preliminary findings show children with ADHD can benefit from regular meditation.UWindsor psychologist Carlin Miller says preliminary findings show children with ADHD can benefit from regular meditation.

A UWindsor professor is looking to give children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder the greater self-control through meditation.

Psychology professor Carlin Miller is hosting the Mindful Living for Kids meditation program this fall and is seeking 24 to 30 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in grades 4 and 5 to participate.

“School changes a lot for children in grades 3 and 4 and there are more expectations of independence,” said Dr. Miller.

Ceremony to recognize award-winning researchers in turbulence and energy

Sara Alhasan, Rupp CarriveauSara Alhasan, a 2015 recipient of an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Grant, receives an award from professor Rupp Carriveau for her excellence in stewardship at the 2016 Turbulence and Energy Awards ceremony.

A reception on September 15 will honour high-achieving researchers in the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory. The event gets underway at 3:30 p.m. in room 1118A, Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Several graduate students will be recognized for their innovative research in addition to faculty and staff who assist with the operation of the Turbulence and Energy (T&E) Lab.