UT in the News

July 13th, 2017 Posted in In The News
University adopts new strategic plan

A new strategic plan will guide The University of Toledo’s priorities during the next five years as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2022.

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Gaber notes UT’s upswing, knows there’s work to be done

Sharon Gaber sums up her first two years at the helm of the University of Toledo with the kind of measured assessment that has come to define her leadership.

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Governor appoints two trustees

A financial adviser and the chief executive officer of an international automotive supplier have been appointed to The University of Toledo Board of Trustees.

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New dean selected to lead College of Engineering

A civil and environmental engineer with a focus on design and construction innovation and safety will join The University of Toledo as the leader of the College of Engineering effective Aug. 1.

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New dean selected to lead UT libraries

A librarian with more than 30 years of experience in academic libraries and museums will join The University of Toledo as the leader of University Libraries effective Aug. 1.

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Interim VP for student affairs takes over at UT

The University of Toledo named a new administrator to lead the division that oversees the counseling center, student activities and organizations, Greek life, and on-campus living.

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UT offers first online PhD program in Ohio

The University of Toledo is enrolling students for the first online PhD program approved in Ohio.

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UT Upward Bound receives $2 million federal grant

The U.S. Department of Education renewed funding for The University of Toledo Upward Bound program for the next five years.

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UT awarded $420,000 to help with student financial emergencies


Dr. Sharon Gaber updates on Latino initiatives at UT

The University of Toledo president and some of the university’s top brass sat down with various Latino-focused individuals/groups, including: Northwest Ohio Latino Alliance and Toledo Hispanic Affairs Commission (HAC) members, UT graduates, and other Latino advocates, for a ‘roundtable discussion’ and update on UT’s efforts to better reflect the growing Latino community in its student body, faculty and staff.

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Researchers pull samples to combat toxic summer algae blooms

Western Lake Erie’s summer algae is coming — and researchers are back on the job, pulling water samples and trying to give water-treatment plant operators a fighting chance against toxin-producing blooms.

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UT working to develop test to identify algal toxin exposure

With algae blooms likely to start forming on western Lake Erie this month, experts at the University of Toledo Medical Center are working to develop a test to diagnose people exposed to algal toxins. They call that a critical step in combatting a global problem.

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UT researchers discuss how algal blooms impact liver functions

With western Lake Erie’s 2017 algae bloom likely to start forming in mid to late-July, experts continue their push for closing research gaps while also trying to convince the Trump Administration to continue funding for Great Lakes programs.

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Turtles help UT researchers learn more about the effects of harmful algae


UT minority business center gets $330,000

The University of Toledo’s Minority Business Assistance Center program will be able to hire a director and operations manager thanks to a $330,000 two-year state grant.

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College students help to expand renewable energy efforts in their community

One professor and a group of students at the University of Toledo in Ohio are doing their part to make their community more environmentally friendly while also lending a hand to their neighbors.

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UT team selected to participate in $5 million national solar competition


Child safety and smartphone apps


Toledo’s deep space exploration

In 1946, Lyman Spitzer, Jr., a young astrophysicist from Toledo, proposed putting telescopes in space. Fifty-seven years later, I watched as the Spitzer Space Telescope took off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and disappeared into the night sky.

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Several UT business programs receive high continental and global rank

Eduniversal, a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education, has again included The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation in its latest listing of Best Business School programs.

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UTMC cancer survivor celebration


An ethical divide

The differences between millennials and older generations in the workplace have been thoroughly studied and debated. Millennials, compared to those who have preceded them, have been described as more fiercely independent, self-absorbed and likely to have a “me-first” attitude.

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UT scientist named top 40 under 40 by Greenhouse Product News

When asked how she first became interested in plants and nature, Dr. Jennifer Boldt attributed her passion to her family.

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Study looks at population drop of unique bird

While the population of red-headed woodpeckers is in serious decline throughout most of its range in the eastern half of the United States and in southern Canada, this unique bird is doing reasonably well in the Oak Openings Region.

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Chameleon mummified alive by tropical sun

Even reptiles adapted to hot environments can succumb to heat stress, a concern as the world warms, experts say.

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UT Nursing students teach CPR


UT students plant roadside roots (Then)

University of Toledo students work to plant species native to the Oak Openings area together in the roundabout at the intersection of Dorr Street and King Road in Springfield Township.

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UT students plant roadside roots (Now)

Sara Guiher, a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Sciences, checked out the native plants at the roundabout at Dorr Street and Centennial Road. She is working with Dr. Todd Crail, associate lecturer of environmental sciences, and other students to ensure the flowering species native to the Oak Openings region continue to flourish in that roundabout as well as one at Dorr Street and King Road. The past two years, students planted predominantly herbaceous species that keep weeds at bay by taking up nutrients and space.


UT president to sit on NCAA board

University of Toledo president Sharon Gaber has taken a seat on an NCAA panel next to leaders of the Big Ten, Pac-12, and other Division I athletic conferences.

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Nike strikes six-year deal with UT athletics

All 16 varsity sports at the University of Toledo will now sport the Nike swoosh.

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Rockets earned school-record 3.270 GPA in spring semester

University of Toledo student-athletes earned a combined grade point average of 3.270 in spring semester. It is the highest department semester GPA in school history.

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UT students compete on “Beat Shazam”

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