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AU a partner with Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into a partnership with 10 other Ohio higher education institutions that will develop semiconductor career programs by providing training programs. The project, titled “Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium,” is being led by Lorain County Community College.

“The Wedge Between Us,” featuring paintings by two regional artists, open Sept. 29-Oct. 22

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a two-person exhibition, “The Wedge Between Us,” from Sept. 29-Oct. 22. “The Wedge Between Us” features paintings by Emily Bartolone and Sarah Esposito. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Metzger’s research on memory performance published, thanks to AU students’ work

Mitchell Metzger

Mitchell Metzger admits that his students “bailed him out” on his study leave work during the spring semester.

“The students collected every piece of data,” said the Ashland University psychology professor. “It was so much work to get that data. The students were putting in a lot of hours every week.”

The data was used to investigate visuospatial bootstrapping, which is using spatial information to try to bolster memory performance.

Weidenhamer tests for toxic metals in cookware from Ghana

Jeffrey Weidenhamer never planned to research recycled cookware.

But eight years after being asked to study reprocessed pots for exposure of toxic metals in Cameroon, the Ashland University chemistry professor is still researching the topic.

His latest time spent on the subject was through study leave work in 2021 when he wrote about cookware in Ghana and had it published earlier this year in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research.

Ashland selected a U.S. News’ ‘Best College,’ ranked in four distinctive categories

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has been named a “Best College” again and ranked among the top half of Regional Universities (Midwest) by the U.S. News & World Report’s highly-respected college rankings, released Monday. Ashland also landed highly on four of the publication’s distinctive lists.

Ashland tied for 82nd among 166 “Best Colleges” in the Regional Universities – Midwest category. Within the state of Ohio, Ashland was one of 13 private universities to rank among the top half of the Midwest.

After series of 'something else’s,' Corbett reaches longtime goal of earning master’s at age 58

Sherry Corbett always wanted to earn a master’s degree, but for years something else took precedence – until this year.

In May, Corbett, 58, earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in teaching and learning in the 21st century through Ashland University online classes.