January aMUSEment: Preview of The Snow Maiden ballet

Thursday, January 17 at 6:45 - 7:45pm

Join us for January's aMUSEment: Preview of The Snow Maiden ballet. The Snow Maiden is The University of Akron Dance Institute’s heart-warming full-length story ballet based on a Russian fairy tale about the transforming power of hope and love. Guests of all ages are invited to hear the story of The Snow Maiden, see performers from the production, and try some guided dance movement. Children attending the open house will receive a voucher for a free dance class at UA’s Guzzetta Hall. 


The aMUSEment is FREE! Arrive early and explore the National Museum of Psychology. Admission to the Museum is discounted to $5 during the event. UA students, faculty, and staff receive free admission with a valid ZipCard.

It's Academic!  Love

Thursday, February 7 from 2-4pm

The Institute for Human Science and Culture at the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology is pleased to announce the next installment of It’s Academic! A panel of scholars from The University of Akron will lead analyses of contemporary issues from multidisciplinary perspectives.

On February 7 from 2-4pm, It's Academic! will focus on Love.  

Panelists include:

Toni Bisconti, Ph.D.  (Department of Psychology)

Brian Bagatto, Ph.D.  (Department of Biology)

Jon Miller, Ph.D. (Department of English)

It’s Academic! will be held in the reading room of the Cummings Center, 73 S. College Street. Refreshments and continued discussion will follow the panel. All are welcome, please join us! For planning purposes, please RSVP to this free event.


Rethinking Race film: The Negro and the American Promise

Thursday, February 28, 11am-8pm

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In the spring of 1963 Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, a professor of psychology at the City College of New York, interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Minister Malcolm X, and author James Baldwin, respectively, in order to examine and discuss the racial climate of America. The resulting program, The Negro and the American Promise, is a thought-provoking film depicting the varying perspectives of three passionate, powerful leaders in the Black community.

Visit the National Museum of Psychology during open hours, 11am-8pm to view The Negro and the American Promise, which will run continuously throughout the day.  The film is an hour long. The film is FREE.

Regular museum rates apply to tour the Museum. Museum admission is free for The University of Akron students, faculty, and staff with a valid ZipCard.

March aMUSEment: Herstory

Herstory: An Insider Tour of the National Museum of Psychology

Thursday, March 21, 6pmWashburnJohnson001

Women are often marginalized in traditional histories of science. In this insider’s tour, we will explore the National Museum of Psychology with a specific focus on “herstory.” We’ll share stories of how women were excluded from psychology, as well as how they changed and challenged the field.

Guided "herstory" tour begins at 6pm and is included with paid admission.  Regular museum admission rates are discounted to $5 per person for the event. University of Akron students, faculty, and staff receive free admission with a valid ZipCard. The Museum is open until 8 pm, so come early or stay after to explore more on your own.