Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
In September, UA kicks off a ‘Year of Jazz’ with Wynton Marsalis
UA will kick off a yearlong celebration of the 40th anniversary of our Jazz Studies Program on Thursday, Sept. 28, when Wynton Marsalis performs here with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
University of Akron to graduate world’s first students with Ph.D. training in biomimicry
Nearly 3,000 UA students are graduating this spring. UA is hosting six commencement ceremonies at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
Biomimicry graduates already working to ensure sustainable future
The University of Akron graduated the first two students in the world with Ph.D.-level training in biomimicry during spring ommencement ceremonies.
Art Bomb Brigade creates colossal ‘kaleidoscope’ mural
In the heart of Downtown Akron, a colorful mural has emerged as a one-of-a-kind public work of art, thanks to the Art Bomb Brigade. The unveiling is set for May 11.
Japanese delegation inspired by biomimicry in Northeast Ohio
Japanese delegates visiting Cleveland and Akron through the U.S. Department of State made a visit to UA to learn about the innovative work being done here in biomimicry.
Graduates from The College of Arts & Sciences.
Research Spotlight: History
Professors Rewrite Ohio History, Creating a “First-rate” Reference
Book based on new interdisciplinary scholarship, published by Wiley Blackwell
Drs. Kevin Kern and Gregory Wilson, associate professors of history at UA, turned to the latest scholarship in geology, archaeology, history and political science to produce Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State. It was published this fall by Wiley Blackwell of Boston.
BCAS student receives Game-Changer Award
The Game-Changer award will be presented to eight University of Akron students who embody the I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-happen approach that our career-ready graduates are known for.
UA Game-Changers will receive recognition at select Zips football and basketball games throughout the season, and all eight recipients will be presented with a $1,000 prize.
By high school, Mylor Acquaah knew he wanted a career in radio broadcasting and was drawn to The University of Akron because it is home to WZIP, the largest student-run radio station in the country. Mylor is a Communication student pursuing a degree in mass media. He is the Director of DJs for WZIP, as well as an on-air personality. According to WZIP General Manager Chris Keppler, Mylor is a leader at WZIP with an infectious positive attitude. He takes charge of his team at WZIP and tends to solve problems before they even arise. Mylor has also contributed to an upcoming documentary by Dr. Kathleen Endres on the history of Edwin Shaw Tuberculosis Sanatorium.