University Communications and Marketing

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'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

Report to the Community, 2012-13

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.

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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.

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 DealerAkron 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.

UA rolls out welcome mat for foreign students
Akron Beacon Journal, Aug. 18
The campus will be home to 1,800 students from 41 countries this academic year.

Scarborough Celebrates First Grads
Akron Beacon Journal, Aug. 16
New president officiated at commencement ceremonies Saturday.

A drug addict most of her adult life, woman graduates from UA today
Akron Beacon Journal, Aug. 15
Linda Siegel overcame many challenges on the way to graduating with honors. 

New president outlines aggressive program in talk with Roundtable audience
Akron Beacon Journal, Aug. 7
Dr. Scott Scarborough was the featured speaker at the Aug. 7 Akron Roundtable luncheon.