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.
Quilt of 47 flags pays tribute to UA’s foreign scholars
A 17-foot long and six-foot tall quilt made of 47 flags honors the various countries of UA's international students.
The quilt project had its genesis in the when Graduate Student Council representatives asked Beth Waltrip, assistant director of operations for UA’s Student Union, to find a way to honor the various countries of UA’s international students.
“A quilt of flags from dozens of countries would be a work of art as well as a tribute to our international students,” she says. There are about 4,000 international students from approximately 95 countries at UA, many of them graduate students so she narrowed the criteria for the quilt to those countries from which two or more UA students hailed and was left with a manageable 47 nations.
Waltrip called on UA’s School of Family and Consumer Sciences and Peg Bingham, an adjunct faculty member, put a call out to students for assistance. Natalie Mallinak, who is majoring in fashion merchandising, spent hundreds of hours working on the quilt which will be displayed in the Student Union. “Just the idea of being part of this project – of honoring our international students and having my work displayed in the Student Union is better than I could have ever imagined,” says Natalie.
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Neos Dance Theatre and UA bringing magically modern Snow White to life
Performances are planned April 19 at 2 and 8 p.m. at UA’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
UA Steel Drum Band mixing Caribbean, classical and John Lennon for April 5 concert
The band's annual spring concert on April 5 will again feature big-screen "pan cam" to put the audience in the midst of the action.
Check out exhibition of book-based art at University of Akron library
"Thoughts as Pages, Stacks as Memories," is a free exhibition by acclaimed artist Buzz Spector March 12 through April 18.