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Akron E-Magazine | Dec. 2020

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University Celebrates Sesquicentennial Anniversary Internationally, Showcases Historic Series


University of Akron family and community from around the world joined in a live stream celebration Oct. 10, marking the institution’s 150th anniversary.

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Zips Community Supports Students through Pandemic


ZipAssist and Campus Cupboard help students overcome food and economic security issues, problems that often lead to students withdrawing from school.

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UA Professor Assists National Organizations in Strengthening their Relief Roles


His lifetime of humanitarian work was recently celebrated with induction as the first non-Canadian into the Order of the Red Cross, the highest honor bestowed by the Canadian Red Cross.

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UA Campaign Website Makes Giving Easier


The campaign reflects the generosity of the Zips community and showcases the excellence of students, faculty and the institution’s unrelenting commitment to meet a new era’s challenges – new industries, innovation that strengthens business conducted in new ways.

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Strategic Planning Process Moves Forward, Strengthening a new UA


Among the long-range goals are to develop a budget allocation process incentivizing enrollment growth, as well as move aggressively, with a student-informed perspective, to an appropriate post-COVID higher education model of delivery.

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Executive Spotlight


Provost Dr. John Wiencek nears a first year of impact, change; Mr. Dallas Grundy joins UA as Senior V.P., C.F.O.

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THORS eLearning solutions and UA launch certificate of completion programs in manufacturing disciplines


Each self-paced certificate program is a curated collection of modules and takes approximately 15 hours to complete. The modules are developed with insights from subject matter experts from world-class manufacturing companies and renowned individuals across various industry domains — and have been designed adopting robust instructional design practices.

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