Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Akron comes to life in new children’s mysteries podcast produced by English professor
English Professor Dr. Julie Drew is part of the team creating the series of fictional children’s mysteries.
Hundreds of area musicians to take part in 38th annual Tuba Christmas
The longtime Akron holiday tradition is free for audience, $10 for performers.
Health professions students to make cultural connections at Health Fair
Our students will use their Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge to assist Hispanic residents at health fair.
Research team digs into new technique
This new process provides vital clues to the nature and function of subsurface features, including ancient pits, floors and hearths.
Art Bomb Brigade explodes into Barberton
This is the first mural outside of Akron for the Art Bomb Brigade. It links the library and the city's Arts District.
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Research Spotlight: Political Science
White House Chiefs of Staff: Make or Break the Presidency?
Professor Dave Cohen has been studying White House organization and staffing, and the White House chief of staff position in particular, since his doctoral student days at the University of South Carolina. He is driven by the question: what makes some chiefs of staff successful while others fail? The implications of the question are great: successful chiefs of staff have a positive influence on a president and his administration; those that fail, harm the president and the administration they serve. 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.