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Student synthesizes success in our laboratories of opportunity

Student synthesizes success in our laboratories of opportunity

Biomedical engineering major, volunteer and mentor Alena Veigl says her experiences here at UA are bringing her that much closer to realizing a dream — becoming a pediatrician.  Full story and video


Nature’s smallest rainbows may inspire new optical technologies

Nature’s smallest rainbows may inspire new optical technologies

How does the male rainbow peacock spider make its intense iridescent signal to entice females? The answer could advance many fields, including biotechnology.  Full story


Varsity esports program being added at University of Akron

Varsity esports program being added at University of Akron

This is the first varsity program at a public university in northern Ohio. Esports also will offer academic opportunities to students.  Full story


Student synthesizes success in our laboratories of opportunity

Student synthesizes success in our laboratories of opportunity

Biomedical engineering major, volunteer and mentor Alena Veigl says her experiences here at UA are bringing her that much closer to realizing a dream — becoming a pediatrician.  Full story and video


Nature’s smallest rainbows may inspire new optical technologies

Nature’s smallest rainbows may inspire new optical technologies

How does the male rainbow peacock spider make its intense iridescent signal to entice females? The answer could advance many fields, including biotechnology.  Full story


Varsity esports program being added at University of Akron

Varsity esports program being added at University of Akron

This is the first varsity program at a public university in northern Ohio. Esports also will offer academic opportunities to students.  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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