UT in the News

October 1st, 2018 Posted in In The News
UT welcomes best academically prepared freshman class in school history

The University of Toledo welcomed the best academically prepared class of first-year students in school history for fall semester 2018.

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UT welcomes students back for the 2018-19 academic year

As summer draws to an end, incoming college freshmen from all over the country are preparing to start the next four years of their lives.

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University of Toledo College of Nursing and Promedica expand partnership

The University of Toledo College of Nursing and ProMedica today announced an expanded partnership to bolster nursing education and address current and future health-care industry challenges.

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Interim deans named for Colleges of Pharmacy, Graduate Studies

Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, dean of the College of Graduate Studies and vice provost for graduate affairs, has been named interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, effective Sept. 1.

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UT peace education scholar wins Fulbright grant to Columbia

A peace education scholar at The University of Toledo is heading to Latin America to support the society-wide effort to realize a 2016 peace deal that ended a 52-year civil war in Colombia between the government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia, or FARC, among other militants.

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VP/Athletic Director named to NCAA Division I Basketball Committee

University of Toledo Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike O’Brien has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced on Friday.

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Coach named NCAA Men’s Basketball Ethics Coalition chair

UT Men’s Basketball Coach Tod Kowalczyk has been selected to serve as the chair for the NCAA’s Division I Men’s Basketball Ethics Coalition.

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Professor awarded $2.6 million research grant to further examine link between gut bacteria and high blood pressure

A University of Toledo researcher recently received a $2.64 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to continue her groundbreaking study into how the unique colonies of tiny microorganisms living in our gut can regulate blood pressure — or lead to hypertension.

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UT chemists awarded $2.1 million to develop new antibiotic to treat TB

The National Institutes of Health awarded a team of chemists at The University of Toledo a five-year, $2.1 million grant to create a new, more effective drug to treat tuberculosis, the most common cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide.

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UT scientists awarded nearly 1 million in federal grants to examine cell behaviors

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded nearly $1 million in federal grants to two scientists at The University of Toledo for research projects examining cell behaviors that can lead to the development of better medicines to treat cancer, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disease.

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UT engineer awarded nearly $400,000 to make 2D materials using high pressure gases

Two-dimensional, or 2D, layered materials are expected to be next-generation building blocks for electronics and batteries, as well as aerospace, automotive and health-care equipment.

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Scientists work for sweet spot in algae research with “The Scum Project”

Scientists have a seemingly endless supply of papers chock full of arcane words that many of us mortals dismiss as gobbledygook because they are so technical and hard to understand.

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UT and City of Toledo kick off Rocket Week


UT, Lucas County Health Department partner to fight opioid epidemic


One year later, Lucas County needle exchange touts results

One year into operating Lucas County’s first needle exchange program, social worker Courtney Stewart sees success in a multitude of ways, numerable and not.

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Glass Bowl

Toledo Fire and Rescue, Horizon Science Academies (Toledo and Springfield) students and University of Toledo student athletes participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in honor of those lost in the 2001 attacks. The participants went up 110 stories through the University of Toledo’s Glass Bowl. Click the arrows on the left and right to view all the photos.

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UTMC nurse graduates from FEMA’s first National Emergency Management Basic Academy in Ohio

UT Medical Center Nurse Erin Konecki recently graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy in Columbus, Ohio.

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State honors UT for Latino community leadership

The University of Toledo was awarded the 2018 Governor’s Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award by the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission.

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Stories of success at Boys 2 Men conference

As it has in nine previous years, much emphasis was given during the annual Boys 2 Men conference Saturday morning to daunting challenges that face African American children — and especially boys — who grow up in fatherless households.

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UT students, employees ride TARTA buses for free


Women & Philanthropy awards two grants to College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Women & Philanthropy, a volunteer organization that promotes The University of Toledo through grants to UT initiatives, has given 2018 grants in the amount of $69,348.44.

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Toledo City Council honors student-athlete Janelle Noe


Student job fair


Beta Gamma Sigma chapter obtains Highest Honors ranking

The Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter in the UT College of Business and Innovation has qualified for recognition as a Highest Honors Chapter, the top level of recognition a chapter can earn as part of the Chapter Honor Roll Program.

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Employees share what motivates them to work at the University of Toledo


How much sleep is good sleep?

We may know a lot about practicing daytime healthful habits, but what about when we are sleeping? Andre U. Aguillon, MD is making it his life’s work to improve health by focusing on those hours of shut eye that can impact every waking minute of our health.

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Event takes art to the cellular level

Where does art meet science? Or where does science meet art?

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Greening UT’s projects blossoming

Greening UT has been leaving its mark on campus through projects aimed at replacing turf grass with native plantings and reintroducing habitats that once thrived in the area.

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UT Police ready, fans excited as Rockets get ready to face Miami at home


Become part of SculptureX-2018

Those who observe artist Mel Chin’s sculpture, Two Me, on the main terrace of the Toledo Museum of Art won’t be able to resist being part of the conversation.

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