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Message from Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan T. Pavloff

Message from Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan T. Pavloff

In a letter to the campus and community, Mr. Pavloff discusses the mutual agreement between the University's Trustees and President Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D. that Dr. Scarborough will step down as president.  Read message

Accidental discovery: Coating improves reliability of wind power

Accidental discovery: Coating improves reliability of wind power

On a lark, scientists apply a new “diamond-like” coating to wind-turbine drivetrains to help prevent wear. Early results are promising.  Full story

Time in Jamaica is transformative

Time in Jamaica is transformative

Students from many different majors came together for a memorable service trip in Jamaica and came away better prepared to be leaders.  Story and video

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


University of Akron diversity report

Featured: Our Diversity Report

All about the diversity development across our university, in stories, numbers, aspirations and documented excellence. Download now.

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