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 in the News
UA Steel Drum Band concert airs May 21 on Western Reserve PBS
"Hammer on Steel: Steel Band Paradise" features highlights from the Steel Drum Band's April concert at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
UA Press publishes critical edition of literary magazine
English professor Jon Miller has edited the latest offering for The University of Akron Press.
JOHN HUSS receives Outstanding Researcher Award
John Huss, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has been selected for UofA's 2013 Outstanding Reseacher award.
Michael Martin: Achieving his dreams, one at a time
Michael Martin, who took a nontraditional path to college success, is one of the students chosen to speak on behalf of the Spring 2013 Class at commencement ceremonies May 10-12 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
Chiari research team draws crowd to Akron
The Conquer Chiari Research Center at UA — the first of its kind — opens its doors for an open house.