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Responding to the opioid crisis with addiction counseling

Look for familiar faces on the Blue Line Saturday

UA freshman class increases; highest GPA on record

UA helping Barberton high school students get jumpstart on college

Bike share program offers new way around campus

Hill Harper, Lamman Rucker lead impressive Black Male Summit lineup

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Happenings

Admissions | Engineering Visit Day, 8:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22.

Women's soccer | Zips vs. Northern Illinois, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field.

Men's soccer | Zips vs. UMass Lowell, noon, Sunday, Sept. 24, FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field.


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Job shadowing will help first year STEM students find career paths

Job shadowing will help first year STEM students find career paths

A $450,000 National Science Foundation grant will support pairing first year students in paid job-shadowing experiences with current UA STEM students already in co-ops/internships.  Full story


Bird feathers inspire production of dyes that don’t fade

Bird feathers inspire production of dyes that don’t fade

Researchers take their cues from nature to produce long-lasting hues that will have many applications — from clothing and paint to cosmetics.  Full story


UA looks to bring back men’s baseball, add women’s lacrosse

UA looks to bring back men’s baseball, add women’s lacrosse

A novel, community support-backed effort would restore the baseball team and add a women's lacrosse team in the 2019-20 academic year.  Full story


Job shadowing will help first year STEM students find career paths

Job shadowing will help first year STEM students find career paths

A $450,000 National Science Foundation grant will support pairing first year students in paid job-shadowing experiences with current UA STEM students already in co-ops/internships.  Full story


Bird feathers inspire production of dyes that don’t fade

Bird feathers inspire production of dyes that don’t fade

Researchers take their cues from nature to produce long-lasting hues that will have many applications — from clothing and paint to cosmetics.  Full story


UA looks to bring back men’s baseball, add women’s lacrosse

UA looks to bring back men’s baseball, add women’s lacrosse

A novel, community support-backed effort would restore the baseball team and add a women's lacrosse team in the 2019-20 academic year.  Full story


News

Responding to the opioid crisis with addiction counseling

Look for familiar faces on the Blue Line Saturday

UA freshman class increases; highest GPA on record

UA helping Barberton high school students get jumpstart on college

Bike share program offers new way around campus

Hill Harper, Lamman Rucker lead impressive Black Male Summit lineup

More headlines


Happenings

Admissions | Engineering Visit Day, 8:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22.

Women's soccer | Zips vs. Northern Illinois, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field.

Men's soccer | Zips vs. UMass Lowell, noon, Sunday, Sept. 24, FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field.


FOLLOW US:

Search for uakron on Snapchat!Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter Visit our YouTube channel Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Pinterest See all our social media


Inclusive excellence at UA

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, we strive to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We respect and celebrate our differences and invite you to join us in creating an environment in which we can all excel.

We strive to create a framework for excellence that incorporates diversity at its core while linking the quality of the educational experience.

Inclusive excellence is a key component of a comprehensive strategy for achieving institutional excellence. This includes the academic excellence of all students in attendance, and concerted efforts to educate and equip them to succeed in a diverse society with sophisticated intercultural skills.

Inclusive Excellence at Akron

 

NEW CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

Jolene LaneWe welcome to Akron our new chief diversity officer, Jolene Lane. She joins UA from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she has served the last nine years as senior director in the Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Community Affairs.

Meet Jolene

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