University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences News University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Recent News Headlines 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. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST 8b18a7f6-eeaf-45e0-b22a-0745b32fcdc5 Portrayal of women and minorities explored in latest ‘Star Wars’ film “Star Wars” expert and professor, Juan Contreras, created the course he teaches — “The Films of Star Wars.” Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST 98d60528-49f3-48fa-8468-4eeb26722d91 Studying nature’s smallest rainbows may inspire new optical technologies How does the male rainbow peacock spider make its intense rainbow iridescent signal to entice females? The answer has implications for a wide array of fields, including biotechnology. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST 18ed9b91-5109-4bc1-b257-5884f66153ef Varsity esports program being added at The University of Akron This is the first varsity program at a public university in northern Ohio. Esports also will offer academic opportunities to students. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST 6cfd8e94-55a3-4fca-84d7-17240f8d21d9 For newest biomimicry graduate, it is all about the egg Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens research here has focused on an economical and environmentally friendly use of waste chicken eggshells. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST 8563cbd5-b7e2-4f90-b48c-2e3af3923d84 Akron comes to life in new children’s mysteries podcast produced by English professor English Professor Dr. Julie Drew is part of the team creating the series of fictional children’s mysteries. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST 2e1458e3-e67b-457e-9623-eb910724c06d Hundreds of area musicians to take part in 38th annual Tuba Christmas The longtime Akron holiday tradition is free for audience, $10 for performers. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST a910c4f6-2d7c-402c-b4ab-322a6d855d93 Health professions students to make cultural connections at Health Fair Our students will use their Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge to assist Hispanic residents at health fair. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST 3947f6f6-ca18-4af2-819d-c847dadbbc25 Research team digs into new technique This new process provides vital clues to the nature and function of subsurface features, including ancient pits, floors and hearths. Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT aacc2ee7-b5fa-4841-b252-207a1014624f Art Bomb Brigade explodes into Barberton This is the first mural outside of Akron for the Art Bomb Brigade. It links the library and the city's Arts District. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT 71047da4-77cc-4588-94de-9fd5f7972dce