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Discovering a little-understood cell in mice that opens a world of color

School of Law announces new Summer Start program

Portrayal of women and minorities explored in latest ‘Star Wars’ film

Professor awarded $2 million to lead research in fighting opioid epidemic

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Happenings

Women's basketball | Zips vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, Rhodes Arena.

Men's basketball | Zips vs. Northern Illinois, 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, Rhodes Arena.

Arts | Akron Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, E.J. Thomas Hall.


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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


7 ways we made the world a better place in 2017

7 ways we made the world a better place in 2017

This year saw University of Akron faculty, students and alumni using their talents and vision to make life better — locally, regionally and around the world.  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


7 ways we made the world a better place in 2017

7 ways we made the world a better place in 2017

This year saw University of Akron faculty, students and alumni using their talents and vision to make life better — locally, regionally and around the world.  Story and video


News

Discovering a little-understood cell in mice that opens a world of color

School of Law announces new Summer Start program

Portrayal of women and minorities explored in latest ‘Star Wars’ film

Professor awarded $2 million to lead research in fighting opioid epidemic

More headlines


Happenings

Women's basketball | Zips vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, Rhodes Arena.

Men's basketball | Zips vs. Northern Illinois, 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, Rhodes Arena.

Arts | Akron Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, E.J. Thomas Hall.


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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