Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Host of ‘The Open Mind’ to speak at UA
Alexander Heffner to talk about civil discourse in a digital age on Jan. 24.
Trump’s triumph is a new reality and a new course at UA
Class will look at the election results and why many people voted for Donald Trump.
UA professor receives grant to help find cure for multiple sclerosis
The National Institutes of Health grant will help Dr. Leah Shriver develop new therapies.
National party leadership comes once again from UA
UA alumnus Bob Paduchik follows in footsteps of Ray C. Bliss to help lead Republican National Committee.
The University of Akron to award degrees to 1,399 candidates
Fall 2016 commencement ceremonies to be held Friday and Saturday.
Graduates from The College of Arts & Sciences.
Research Spotlight: Sociology
Sobriety, spirituality linked for teens in treatment
Increased spirituality in teens undergoing substance abuse treatment is associated with greater likelihood of abstinence (as measured by toxicology screens), increased positive social behaviors and reduced narcissism, according to a study by Matthew Lee from The University of Akron and researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Baylor University. Learn More
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.
Reed Jacobsen is pursuing a double major in computer engineering and applied mathematics. He is the lead software engineer for the University’s award-winning robotics team, and he hit the ground running at his recent co-op assignment where he worked on software that predicts how stealth airplanes will react to radar waves at Berrie Hill Research Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. He is co-founder and chief technology officer of Smart Gun Systems, a start-up company inspired by the tragic shooting at Chardon High School. He is currently developing a prototype for the Smart Motion Tag – a device to protect families by alerting firearm owners via a text message if their weapon is being moved or handled.