Admissions | Summer Visit Days, June 28 and July 26.
Arts | Summer Symphonic Band, Guzzetta Recital Hall, June 25, 7:30 p.m.
Admissions | 'Reconnect with UA' night for people who want to return to UA to finish their degrees, Thursday, July 18, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Simmons Hall.
Who has a need for speed? The top performing Zips Formula race team, that's who. Its members are prepping for the world competition in Germany at the Hockenheimring Motor Racing Circuit in mid-summer. More.
As one of three universities chosen to be an NSF I-Corps site, UA could be a national model for how to quickly turn innovative research into commercially viable products or services. More.
“Sacred Spaces,” a new museum exhibit in UA's Center for the History of Psychology, seeks to foster interfaith understanding. More.
… to The University of Akron, an academic community sharing inquisitive, powerful and ambitious goals. Here, you will discover an energized metropolitan university that has been physically transformed. Since 2000, we have added 22 new buildings, 18 major additions, acquisitions and renovations, and 34 acres of new green space. See slideshow.
Dr. Luis M. Proenza
Our university is integrated with the world through wireless network access anywhere on and around our campuses. Our use of innovative technology is matched by equally ground-breaking teaching initiatives that benefit students from middle school through doctoral programs. Such efforts have allowed us to set the standard for student success and academic excellence in northern Ohio.
The University of Akron is a leader in community, industry and higher education partnerships. The University Park Alliance project, launched in 2001, has generated more than $334 million in public and private investments, grants and programs to revitalize a 50-block area surrounding our campus.
This significant addition is just one of more than 600 collaborative projects, programs and agreements with partners throughout the region, state and nation. Clearly, our vision extends well beyond our own backyard, as evidenced in 2008 when we opened the Medina County University Center, a higher education facility that combines the expertise of faculty from several Northeast Ohio universities and colleges.
Our vision is to forge a new gold standard for a truly excellent American university — one that provides access to a top-quality education for a broad range of citizens, then creates and adds value for our students, community and nation.
Hope to see you on campus soon.
With every good wish,
Dr. Luis M. Proenza
THE CAMPAIGN FOR UA
The Accelerate campaign was designed to do exactly what its name implies: increase activity, development, and progress at The University of Akron. The campaign fully supports the University’s new gold standard of performance, Vision 2020, which capitalizes on UA’s distinctive competencies as it approaches its sesquicentennial and underscores its commitment to fiscal integrity, academic excellence, quality assurance, and strategic investment.
For Vision 2020 to achieve its aspirational goals (see sidebar), the Accelerate campaign serves as an important tool, forming critical partnerships – with alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations – to generate funds that continue to drive the University forward.
As of March 31, 2013, more than $881 million has been raised — toward a $1 billion goal — for scholarships, endowments, buildings and programs.
Your gift to the Accelerate campaign supports Vision 2020’s five strategic Pathways to Success:
The Akron Experience: Academic and Inclusive Excellence
Fund and endow comprehensive and transformative learning experiences for each student, creating multiple opportunities for academic, professional, and personal success.
Globally Relevant and Distinctive Programs
Create a University experience that reflects a global and multicultural mindset, with international learning opportunities for students and faculty, as well as globally relevant courses across disciplines.
Interdisciplinary Clusters of Entrepreneurial Innovation
Support programs that encourage collaboration among scholars, teachers, researchers, and students, creating new opportunities for research excellence with greater relevancy to industry.
Connectivity for Economic Vitality
Invest in collaborations and partnerships that are connected to the economic health of the community, resulting in greater revenue through funded research, knowledge transfer and patent approval, public-private investments in growth, and continuously enhanced learning environments.
Campus and Community Enhancement and Engagement
Continue to improve the learning, living, intellectual, and social experiences for faculty, students, and staff through innovative public-private partnerships that strengthen the University’s position as a cultural hub and contribute to a vibrant community.
To learn more about Accelerate and how you can contribute, contact the University’s Department of Development at email@example.com or 330.972.7238.
At the University of Akron, we strive to create a warm and 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.
Our goal at the University of Akron is 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. Learn more
An education major leads a classroom as part of her student-teaching experience.
Our students can choose from more than 200 undergraduate majors and area of study. Whether your dreams involve the stage, studio, classroom, laboratory or clinical setting, we'll provide the experiences and education to help make them a reality. Here, you will learn how to turn your aspirations into accomplishments, and your talents into tools to change the world.
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