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August 12th, 2015 Posted in In The News
UT’s New President Connects on First Day

Sharon Gaber listened as much as she spoke on her first morning as the University of Toledo’s new president.

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Toledo Launches Nation’s First On-Campus Disabilities Studies Major

University of Toledo launches nation’s first on-campus disability
studies major

Starting this fall, the University of Toledo will offer the country’s first undergraduate major in disability studies.

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Milestone for Disability Studies
The University of Toledo is starting the nation’s first full undergraduate major in disability studies, an interdisciplinary field that already has considerable scholarly interest and graduate options.

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UT Choses Executive for Merged Position

The University of Toledo announced Thursday it has tapped a new vice president of advancement.

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Interim Dean of Judith Herb College of Education Named

An educator with 26 years of service to The University of Toledo has been named interim dean of the Judith Herb College of Education.

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Interim Dean of College of Nursing Named

Dr. Kelly Phillips, a member of the UT College of Nursing faculty since 1993, has been named interim dean of the college.

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Interim Dean of Honors College Announced

As Dr. Lakeesha Ransom heads to the University of Akron to lead its Honors College as vice provost and dean, a law professor is named interim dean of the UT Jesup Scott Honors College.

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Workers Who Say Thanks, But No Thanks, To Jobs

In May, Michael Armstrong of Southern Co. called two students he’d recruited from a Southeasten public college to wish them a happy graduation and fix their start dates in the fall. The calls went to voice mail. Then the emails came in.

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UT Students Testing Water

Research students’ UT work is timely
2 studies relate to microcystin

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Ohio city better prepared to keep toxins out of tap water
Bright yellow buoys equipped with sensors and scattered across western Lake Erie are more than beacons bobbing in the water.

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The Algae that (Almost) Ate Toledo

Brenda Snyder wasn’t supposed to be at work on August 1, 2014. The chief chemist at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant in Toledo, Ohio, was taking a vacation day at home, enjoying some downtime before the anticipated arrival of last year’s late-summer algal blooms. Although the expected peak of the blooms was still a few weeks away, Snyder knew that once the cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, started spreading like scum over the surface of Lake Erie’s western basin—the source of Toledo’s drinking water—it would require constant vigilance at the plant to protect people from microcystin, the liver-damaging chemical it produces. Best to relax a bit, Snyder figured, and conserve her energy before the onslaught.

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UT Observatory Houses New Telescope

For decades, stargazers observed the night sky by peering through a more than century-old brass telescope mounted six stories above the University of Toledo campus.

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Minority Business Assistance Center

Business Incubation Growing at UT

ER Nurses First Hope for Trafficking Victims

Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program

Incoming UT students getting a jump on college way of life
While many recent high school graduates work summer jobs or hit the beach, 25 incoming freshmen at the University of Toledo chose instead to hit the books.

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Rockets Win MAC Academic Achievement Award for Highest GPA

The University of Toledo has been named the winner of the 2014-15 Mid-American Conference Institutional Academic Achievement Award. For the academic year, UT’s 399 student-athletes posted an overall athletic grade point average of 3.213.

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