Freeing the enslaved

March 15th, 2019 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Expert on human trafficking seeks solutions to ‘human rights issue of our lifetime’ By Laurie B. Davis Dr. Celia Williamson (UTCTC ’83, A/S ’88), an internationally recognized advocate for victims of labor and sex trafficking, began her career on a different path in the early 1990s. She was a social worker in North Toledo then […] Read more »

Drawn to the past

March 15th, 2019 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Archives she helped build and steward rewarded alumna with stories to share By Laurie B. Davis When Barbara Floyd (A/S ’80, ’82, ’89) began attending The University of Toledo in 1976, a professor of American history lectured on a prominent historical figure in her very first class. She knew how the story went and how […] Read more »

Adaptations

February 15th, 2019 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Carlson Library gets creative with spaces to improve visitor experience By Laurie B. Davis Following the 2016 renovations at the William S. Carlson Library, its gate count increased 40 percent within the first year. “So, we now have a million visitors; that’s a tremendous jump in one year,” says Beau Case, dean of the University […] Read more »

Painting a visual narrative

February 15th, 2019 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Student artists take experiential learning process to the public By Laurie B. Davis What’s different about working independently on a painting for a class and collaborating with a partner on a public mural? If you ask BFA students Tara Yarzand and Rose Mansel-Pleydell, who recently completed the front side of the clock tower mural in […] Read more »

UT’s own little piece of paradise

January 21st, 2019 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Beautification Committee brings Centennial Mall to fruition By Laurie B. Davis “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone; they pave paradise and put up a parking lot.” In the 1970s, Joni Mitchell’s popular folk song bemoaned the loss of green spaces for the sake of commercial […] Read more »

Recent UT graduate starts 2019 as Oak Harbor mayor

January 18th, 2019 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

By Chase M. Foland Last year, Quinton Babcock (NSM ’18, A/L ’18) was a student in the Jesup Scott Honors College, working on two BA degrees. As 2019 began, he was sitting in the office of the mayor of Oak Harbor, Ohio — his new office. So how did a fresh-out-of-college 22-year-old become mayor of […] Read more »

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