University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences News University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Recent News Headlines In September, UA kicks off a ‘Year of Jazz’ with Wynton Marsalis UA will kick off a yearlong celebration of the 40th anniversary of our Jazz Studies Program on Thursday, Sept. 28, when Wynton Marsalis performs here with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 54df4a82-6d55-4ec3-a04d-98b7e01043e5 University of Akron to graduate world’s first students with Ph.D. training in biomimicry Nearly 3,000 UA students are graduating this spring. UA is hosting six commencement ceremonies at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT cf48e773-3a6c-4a3e-917b-d64b6202513a Biomimicry graduates already working to ensure sustainable future The University of Akron graduated the first two students in the world with Ph.D.-level training in biomimicry during spring ommencement ceremonies. Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 717d8806-c286-4c83-866e-1390da701837 Art Bomb Brigade creates colossal ‘kaleidoscope’ mural In the heart of Downtown Akron, a colorful mural has emerged as a one-of-a-kind public work of art, thanks to the Art Bomb Brigade. The unveiling is set for May 11. Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 74c24f46-19e7-41c2-a3f4-0623f8ec561c Japanese delegation inspired by biomimicry in Northeast Ohio Japanese delegates visiting Cleveland and Akron through the U.S. Department of State made a visit to UA to learn about the innovative work being done here in biomimicry. Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 936c17fc-2876-4b4a-93b3-c427afd5b353 Best and brightest are problem solvers at UA Hackathon This was the first hackathon organized by UA students — all electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science majors. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 6e74095a-887c-493d-9e5b-2a6e531d0e49 Green appointed dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences The college is the largest and oldest degree-granting college at UA, and provides a wide array of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:00 EDT fb850ca9-efdb-468b-a79e-fddb52178f55 Being moved by movement The new National Center for Choreography at UA hosted an open house and its first performances on April 18. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 6ef12329-9194-4b4f-9394-b22d7c4e533b ESPN halftime interview featuring UA Psychology <p>Dr. Paul Levy talks about psychology at UA during the halftime interview at a Zips women's basketball game.</p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:00 EDT 08b5ab0c-e4ea-4f22-8f08-999121de235b JazzFest brings songwriting, performance legends to campus <p>Singer songwriter Steve Tyrell and trombone soloist John Fedchock will be take the stage with students and faculty.</p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT f76c13ca-197b-46e1-a0f3-2f45a451a6d6