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2014-04-08 12:23:06

AKRON, Ohio, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has issued a $15,000 challenge to future engineers in grades nine through 12 - try your hand at inventing the "tire of tomorrow." The challenge, which offers a top prize of $7,500 to the high school group that produces the most innovative concept, is part of Goodyear's 14(th) Annual Engineering Career Day event, which will be hosted by The University of Akron, on Saturday, April 12. Grant...

Missing Hormone 'Leptin' Found In Birds
2014-03-26 12:32:02

The University of Akron How does the Arctic tern (a sea bird) fly more than 80,000 miles in its roundtrip North Pole-to-South Pole migration? How does the Emperor penguin incubate eggs for months during the Antarctic winter without eating? How does the Rufous hummingbird, which weighs less than a nickel, migrate from British Columbia to Mexico? These physiological gymnastics would usually be influenced by leptin, the hormone that regulates body fat storage, metabolism and appetite....

2014-01-15 16:21:22

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) have declared a quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable March 3, 2014, to shareholders of record on January 31, 2014. The payout represents an annual rate of 20 cents per share. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs approximately 69,000 people and...

2013-09-10 16:25:26

ABIA-led Accountable Care Community project focused on creating national model to improve health of the entire community by enhancing care, lowering medical costs, increasing access and reducing disease Janosky recognized for work in community health transformation, including leading a diverse group involved in health promotion and disease prevention AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Janine E. Janosky, who heads the Austen BioInnovation Institute in...

2013-08-07 16:21:21

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will webcast its presentation at the JP Morgan 2013 Auto Conference in New York, on August 13. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will provide a business overview and discuss the company's strategies for approximately 35 minutes. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available at 2:40 p.m. on the...

2013-07-26 18:52:59

University of Akron researchers have developed new materials that function on a nanoscale, which could lead to the creation of lighter laptops, slimmer televisions and crisper smartphone visual displays. Known as "giant surfactants" – or surface films and liquid solutions – the researchers, led by Stephen Z.D. Cheng, dean of UA's College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, used a technique known as nanopatterning to combine functioning molecular...

2013-07-17 12:27:43

Funds to help enhance culture of biomedical innovation and train future healthcare entrepreneurs and researchers Foundation increases institute's initial request and expands impact on growing biomedical field AKRON, Ohio, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) has been awarded $100,000 from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation to accelerate the development of promising patient-centered innovations while developing a next-generation...

2013-06-28 16:20:05

AKRON, Ohio, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Faith Stewart, community affairs manager for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT), was honored today by the Women's Network of Northeast Ohio with a 2013 Woman of Achievement award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) The award, presented each year since 1999, recognizes women who have a history of encouraging success among women, breaking down barriers, mentoring, taking risks to overcome obstacles,...

2013-06-21 08:20:37

AKRON, Ohio, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) announced today that Damon Audia will assume interim responsibility for investor relations in addition to his current role as senior vice president, business development. Audia will continue to report to Darren R. Wells, executive vice president and chief financial officer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) Audia takes over responsibility from Gregory A. Fritz who...

African Starlings Change Color 10 Times Faster Than Their Ancestors
2013-06-11 10:45:12

University of Akron It's not going to happen while you're peering through your binoculars, but African glossy starlings change color more than 10 times faster than their ancestors and even their modern relatives, according to researchers at The University of Akron and Columbia University. And these relatively rapid changes have led to new species of birds with color combinations previously unseen, according to the study funded in part by the National Science Foundation and published today...