What’s new in our shop
'Opening the doors of opportunity'
UA has launched a multimedia campaign that touts the lifetime value of an Akron degree (greatest among Northeast Ohio public universities); the link between our strong internship/co-op program and jobs at Goodyear, Timken, Summa and other major employers; and the $120 million in student awards that UA offers annually, making college more affordable for more people.
In addition to this new commercial, the "Doors of Opportunity" campaign also includes online and newspaper advertising, billboards, Web, social media and e-mail.
Report to the Community
This year's Report to the Community describes the strengthened ties between UA and its community, and it looks back at the last 15 years of progress.
UA in the News
Every day, stories about UA's excellence in teaching, research and service appear in TV broadcasts, blog posts and newspapers. Here are some of the most recent stories.
UA students, faculty and staff can ride free on Metro RTA
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug. 26
MetroZip is a new program between that allows students, faculty and staff to ride for free with their Zip Cards.
UA enrollment down, but quality up
Akron Beacon Journal, Aug. 26
The high-achieving incoming freshman class and overall enrollment are featured.
Akron students get jump start in college careers
WKYC.com, Aug. 25
The benefits of UA’s STEM Summer Bridge Program are featured.
Time for UA football to make own memories at InfoCision Stadium
Akron Beacon Journal, Aug. 25
Marla Ridenour writes how the Zips are prime for a breakout season.
Local man emulates Herbie Hancock at the keyboard and on the movie screen
Akron Beacon Journal, Aug. 21
Alumnus and current graduate student Theron Brown portrays a young Herbie Hancock in an upcoming movie.
Polymers pave route from China to UA
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug. 20
As UA has entered national rankings for the polymer science and engineering program – the largest in the world according to Forbes – its profile has risen internationally as well, resulting in a significant increase in the number of international students.
Two prominent politicians to teach at UA
Crain's Cleveland Business, Aug. 18
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic and Summit County Executive Russ Pry will teach “Practical Governing: The Buck Stops Here.” More coverage: Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal.
Foundation grant to UA researcher to further breast cancer device
Akron Beacon Journal, Aug. 18
The award brings Dr. Judit Puskas one step closer to delivering a prosthetic breast that kills cancer.
Capital One announces 2014 Mascot Challenge
The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 18
UA's Zippy, the 2007 Capitol One Mascot of the Year, is one of 16 mascots chosen to compete.