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UA president, LeBron announce scholarships for Akron children

UA has all the pieces it needs to be a national university with an international reach, President Scott L. Scarborough said during his first State of the University Address.

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In UA's first ad featuring LeBron James, hear how UA and the LeBron James Family Foundation put students in a position where college can become a reality.

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Teresa Cianchetti, a Field Local School District first-grade teacher and 30-year teaching veteran, was honored during a surprise assembly at school. Cianchetti earned a bachelor's degree in Education from UA.

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Soldiers wounded by gunshots and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) may soon be treated with a novel limb-saving procedure.

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The Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards, and we need your help in identifying deserving alumni! Nominations for this prestigious honor are due Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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Lawrence J. Burns, vice president of Advancement, recently announced three changes within in the Advancement Division. Learn more about them.

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“Everyday I go to work, I actually say, ‘I’m going to school,’ because I keep learning, innovating,” says Isil Nugay, who punctuates this sentence, as she does most of her conversation, with wide smiles. Her “schoolroom” just happens to be the sprawling campus of Apple Inc., headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., where she is a senior module process engineer.

That enthusiasm for innovating is what brought Nugay to The University of Akron, where she earned a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering in 2014.

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UA has begun the hiring process for 55 full-time faculty members – 18 tenure track positions, 33 non-tenure track positions and four open category positions; the open positions could be either tenure track or non-tenure track, depending on the result of the searches. In addition, the hiring of additional faculty members will be discussed with college deans and faculty leadership as part of the implementation of the colleges’ strategic plans.

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As the saying goes, “the show will go on,” and go on it will at E.J. Thomas Hall through a new relationship between The University of Akron, Akron Civic Theatre and Playhouse Square to present Broadway in Akron.

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It’s a short bridge from Akron to Asia in the eyes of faculty at The University of Akron School of Law. The opportunities for American lawyers in both of these countries abound. Sony, Samsung, Honda and Toyota are some of the world’s largest companies, making Asia a giant in the global economy. To help get Akron Law students across that bridge, an innovative international program has been designed and is now ready to hit the ground running.

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