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UA Celebrates 150th Anniversary via Social Media, Socially Distanced Events

Zippy joined in on the festivities for UA’s 150th anniversary.
October 19, 2020

The University of Akron celebrated its 150th anniversary through social media and specially planned events to meet social distancing standards on Saturday, Oct. 10. Students, alumni, faculty, staff...

Summit Artspace Holding Fall Juried Exhibition ‘Creativity During a Crisis’

Summit Artspace is a nonprofit community arts center and art galleries for Summit County and the surrounding area.
Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”.
October 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”. The exhibition...

‘Filter Off’ Offers New Online Dating Method During COVID-19

This new application provides users with a unique online dating experience through virtual speed dates.
Filter Off is the world's first free video speed dating app geared towards those looking for an authentic lasting connection.
October 19, 2020

Whether you are living in the dorms or commuting to campus, meeting someone new during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy. During a time where one’s ability to go out is limited, meeting people and...

Fashion Industry Adapts to COVID-19, Increases Opportunities for Students

The fashion industry can be more than just clothing and outfits, as shown by the Columbus Fashion Council initiative to produce face masks.
Several events, such as fashion shows and fashion weeks, were either moved online or postponed due to the pandemic.
September 29, 2020

The fashion industry holds events benefiting not only members of the industry but also local cities. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of these events moved online or were postponed. Such...

How is Online Education During a Pandemic Different for Students?

Students’ desk setup look very different due to learning at home and COVID-19.
As many classes have switched to online instruction, are students missing the structure and socialization required to succeed?
September 21, 2020

In the midst of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many college students have found safety and peace of mind in having the option to work and study in the comfort of their own homes. A...

Editorial: Thank a Retail Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aisles that normally house non-perishable foods and other supplies are nearly empty after shoppers engage in “panic buying” due to COVID-19.
A lack of manpower and large crowds are making it difficult to keep products on the shelves at major stores.
March 17, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused major changes to the American workforce. Many businesses have employees working from home and teachers are preparing to teach in an online format. Workers...

Several Changes to Campus Operations Announced in Response to Evolving COVID-19 Situation

Additional information on actions taken by The University of Akron can be found online.
March 17, 2020

In response to estimates that cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will peak in late April or early May, The University of Akron President Gary L. Miller announced several key decisions impacting...

First Instance of COVID-19 Community Spread Confirmed in Stark County

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV.
This announcement comes only hours after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.
March 11, 2020

One person is in isolation at Mercy Medical Center in Canton after testing positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in Ohio to four. This is the first confirmed...

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
All instruction will move to an online format after spring break on March 30.
March 10, 2020

In response to recommendations from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, The University of Akron Present Gary L. Miller announced that all face-to-face instruction has been suspended and will begin again in an online...

Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Dr. Amy Acton (left) and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine during a previous press conference.
March 10, 2020

Three confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced on March 9, 2020 by Gov. Mike DeWine, just two days after testing for the virus became available in Ohio. Gov. DeWine first...

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