Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
New Akron Law program allows students to get political science and law degrees in six years
New 3+3 B.A./J.D. Program offered with the Department of Political Science.
Latest Myers School of Art exhibition is ‘Within Reach’
The Emily Davis Gallery exhibit opens Aug. 29 and continues through Sept. 23.
‘Star Wars’ universe offers lessons to UA students
In “The Films of Star Wars” summer class, students are learning about subjects ranging from religion and politics to marketing, filmmaking and good storytelling.
UA professor and students bring ‘Voices of Vietnam’ to life
With a grant awarded by the Fulbright Specialist Program, Dr. Patrick Chura spent five weeks teaching and learning in Vietnam.
Alumnus will use BMe Leader Award to help others graduate from college
Jason Miller will use $10,000 award to help help students finish their college educations.
What's Next for Graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences?
Research Spotlight: Biology
Researchers Explain Spider Web Stickiness
Todd Blackledge, Department of Biology (far left in photo), and a team of UA researchers have recently unraveled the mysteries behind the glue spiders use to spin their webs.
This path breaking illustration of knowledge production will have a powerful impact on the development of future bio-adhesives, result in multiple commercial applications, and marks another achievement in a field where UA is taking a leadership role in collaboration with regional partners and the medical community.
The research, “Viscoelastic Solids Explain Spider Web Stickiness,” will appear in Nature Communications (May, 2010). 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.