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Polymer professor awarded $2M for leading research in opioid epidemic fight

Polymer professor awarded $2M for leading research in opioid epidemic fight

Dr. Matthew Becker’s pioneering research has received the largest grant given to a higher education institution as part of the Third Frontier Commission's efforts to stem the epidemic.  Full story


Student snaps, sings and scribes his way to success

Student snaps, sings and scribes his way to success

Why dream dreams when you can live them? Whether he’s playing football, singing or writing, Hayden Grover has lived out one dream after another at UA.  Story and video


Class of 2017: After earning 2 degrees, she's set on career in health field

Class of 2017: After earning 2 degrees, she's set on career in health field

Kelli Morisak will be the student speaker at the Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. With an M.S. in Biology, she hopes dental school is the next stop on her career path.  Full story


Polymer professor awarded $2M for leading research in opioid epidemic fight

Polymer professor awarded $2M for leading research in opioid epidemic fight

Dr. Matthew Becker’s pioneering research has received the largest grant given to a higher education institution as part of the Third Frontier Commission's efforts to stem the epidemic.  Full story


Student snaps, sings and scribes his way to success

Student snaps, sings and scribes his way to success

Why dream dreams when you can live them? Whether he’s playing football, singing or writing, Hayden Grover has lived out one dream after another at UA.  Story and video


Class of 2017: After earning 2 degrees, she's set on career in health field

Class of 2017: After earning 2 degrees, she's set on career in health field

Kelli Morisak will be the student speaker at the Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. With an M.S. in Biology, she hopes dental school is the next stop on her career path.  Full story


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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