Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Speech and Debate Team triumphs for third straight year
With a score of 412, the team won its third consecutive state championship in the overall sweepstakes, far outdistancing the second and third place winners.
UA begins training next generation of crime fighters
Our students can pursue two new bachelor’s degrees: Criminal Intelligence Analysis and Criminology and Criminal Justice.
A casket full of life: David Giffels muses on mortality in new book
The English professor's latest work, "Furnishing Eternity," is as much about the bond of a father and a son as it is about the lessons learned while working on a most unusual project.
UA professors to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall
Julie Cajigas and Carolyn Dessin both earned degrees in music before choosing careers in communication and law, respectively.
Discovering a little-understood cell in mice that opens a world of color
UA's Dr. Jordan Renna is part of a team of scientists whose research findings could aid in developing treatments for human vision disorders and diseases.
Graduates from The College of Arts & Sciences.
Research Spotlight: Mathematics
Modeling of Nonbonded Interactions in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes
Dr. Dmitry Golovaty and Dr. J. Patrick Wilber have received a $186,420 grant from the National Science Foundation for their project Modeling of Nonbonded Interactions in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes. 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.