Toledo region is a bird magnet

April 24th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Ornithologists, birders, naturalists, conservationists band together for avian community By Laurie B. Davis In less than a month, northwest Ohio will become a birder’s paradise. Thousands of songbirds, visible at eye level within a seven-acre area at Magee Marsh, are so abundant and colorful that “they look like Christmas tree ornaments,” says naturalist Dr. Christine […] Read more »

Student Disability Services removes barriers to college

April 24th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

All-alumni staff assists students with accommodations, encourages self-advocacy By Laurie B. Davis Alumnae Enjie Hall and Lisa Yost bonded as friends nearly two decades ago, before they shared a professional mission to assist students with disabilities in earning their degrees in higher education. At the outset of their friendship, Hall was a University of Toledo […] Read more »

UT alumna learns in non-traditional ways about Scotland’s storytelling tradition

April 24th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Alumna Jennifer Porath (BA VPA, ’12) fell in love with the U.K. and particularly with Scotland, where she now lives and is researching Scottish folklore and culture, focusing on the oral tradition of storytelling. When she heard about a program that explored the Scottish culture through very old stories and how, over time, they morphed […] Read more »

Of Poetry and Policy

February 26th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Alumna Shamila Chaudhary links her UT interdisciplinary studies to policy expertise By Laurie B. Davis As an undergraduate student, Shamila Chaudhary (A/S ’99) developed a strong curiosity about the world and the desire to have a positive impact on it. Enrolled in The University of Toledo’s Honors program, now the Jesup Scott Honors College, she […] Read more »

New Affiliate Becomes Part of Alumni Association

February 26th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

by Laurie B. Davis The University of Toledo Alumni Association has created a new affiliate for UT alumni who identify as being part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied community. As the affiliate prepares for its first meeting on March 27 and works toward building its membership, The University of Toledo continues […] Read more »

Alumni Association, UT Foundation launch new websites

February 26th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

By Laurie B. Davis The University of Toledo Alumni Association and UT Foundation are kicking off 2018 with newly redesigned websites that are more closely tied to the University brand. The new websites aim to improve the user experience through simpler navigation, better-organized information, more photography and videos, and new ways to stay informed and […] Read more »

Digging for the truth

January 23rd, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

Alumnus Michael Sallah rights wrongdoing through investigative journalism By Laurie B. Davis Michael D. Sallah, A/S ’77, had just begun taking courses in mass communications and the history of journalism at The University of Toledo not long after U.S. President Richard M. Nixon resigned from office. Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein had uncovered Nixon’s […] Read more »

Michael Sallah’s December 2017 commencement speech

January 23rd, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

President Gaber, faculty, men and women of the University of Toledo graduating class of 2017. I am honored to be your commencement speaker. Please allow me to congratulate you on your achievement. I have no doubt there were many long nights when you didn’t know when — and if — this day would arrive. I […] Read more »

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