Research with bite

27 Jul 2015 - 10:04am
theropod predation

The Tyrannosaurus rex and its fellow theropod dinosaurs that rampage across the screen in movies like Jurassic World were successful predators partly due to a unique, deeply serrated tooth structure that allowed them to easily tear through the flesh and bone of other dinosaurs, says new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

Extroverted populations have lower savings rates, says new UTM research

23 Jul 2015 - 1:31pm
Professor Jacob Hirsh

Extroverted populations tend to have lower savings rates, says Jacob Hirsh, an assistant professor at U of T Mississauga’s Institute for Management and Innovation.

Hirsh’s findings, published in the July issue of Personality and Individual Differences, grew out of his interest in how personality affects decision making. In his recent study, he shifted his focus from studying individuals to looking at personality effects across entire populations.

Krull assumes acting vice-president and principal appointment at UTM

20 Jul 2015 - 10:04am
Professor Ulli Krull

Professor Ulrich Krull, until recently UTM’s vice-principal (special initiatives), assumed a six-month appointment as UTM’s acting vice-president and principal, effective July 1 and continuing to Dec. 31, 2015.

His appointment, approved by Governing Council in May, is concurrent with a six-month administrative leave by Professor Deep Saini, UTM’s vice-president and principal. Krull was recommended to Council for the position following consultation with the UTM community.

Pan Am hopeful keeps her eye on the ball

17 Jul 2015 - 1:55pm
woman in red shirt against a white background

When table tennis phenom Anqi Luo takes her place at the table this week, the incoming U of T Mississauga student will be one to watch. Considered the best Canadian table tennis player in her age group, Luo will represent Canada at the Pan Am Games, competing in doubles and singles events as part of Canada’s six-member table tennis team.

Of histones and humans

16 Jul 2015 - 9:10am
Iva Zovkic

Professor Iva Zovkic started out studying drug addiction in adolescent rodents, but a couple of conferences during her graduate work got her hooked her on epigenetics and their effects on learning, memory and behaviour, and she has been fixated by its potential ever since.