Akron Magazine Winter 2010/11 : Page 1

University of Akron President Dr. Luis Proenza presents Dr. W. Gerald Austen and his wife, Patricia, with a special football on the InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field during halftime of the UA vs. Western Michigan game on Oct. 23, 2010. See story on page 9. FEATURES 4 8 UA Foundation Announces New Members UA Receives $1.67M for Sensor Technology Research U.S. Department of Commerce Awards $1 Million to UA Research, ABIA 5 6 Renovated Field of Dreams Engineering 10 Corrosion Program Receives $6 Million in New Funds 9 Dr. W. Gerald Austen Celebrated for Contributions to Akron Engineering 12 New Building Underway Thanks to Gift DEPARTMENTS 2 UP FRONT 14 COLLEGE NEWS 17 CAMPUS NEWS 20 SIDELINES 22 ALUMNI NEWS On the Cover: UA Men’s soccer team celebrate their national championship in Santa Barbara, Calif. Akron Magazine is published three times a year by The University of Akron Alumni Association, and distributed to alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University. Send editorial correspondence to: Akron Magazine, Office of the Alumni Association, Stitzlein Alumni Center, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-2602. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to Akron Magazine, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-2603. Opinions expressed in Akron Magazine are not necessarily those of University of Akron representatives and do not necessarily reflect University policies. Material may be reprinted only with permission. The University of Akron is an equal education and equal employment institution. © 2010 The University of Akron A MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI & FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSIT Y OF AKRON Philanthropic Couple Establishes Unique Programs at UA ( CONTENTS ) WINTER 2010/11

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