Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Alexis Cole and Nestor Torres headline JazzFest 2016
Alexis Cole and Nestor Torres are the Bittle Jazz Artists-in-Residence for UA JazzFest 2016, beginning Tuesday, March 15.
UA to host nine abstract painters in latest exhibition
The works explore how the sense of touch defines our perceptions and shapes our vision.
Ohio native returns to be artist-in-residence at UA
Julie Schenkelberg and UA fine arts students will create a “fantastical” interior landscape.
Neos Dance Theatre to engage students across all disciplines
The arts organization, now headquartered at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, offers experiential learning opportunities to students in many disciplines.
Local doctors, nurses learn Spanish to better serve growing Hispanic population
Dr. Parizad Dejbord-Sawan's Spanish language classes for Akron Children's Hospital employees lead to better communication all around.
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Research Spotlight: Sociology
Sobriety, spirituality linked for teens in treatment
Increased spirituality in teens undergoing substance abuse treatment is associated with greater likelihood of abstinence (as measured by toxicology screens), increased positive social behaviors and reduced narcissism, according to a study by Matthew Lee from The University of Akron and researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Baylor University. Learn More
Graduate music student is in Miles Davis movie
Theron Brown, graduate of the Jazz Music program and current music performance graduate student, spent some time this summer in Cincinnati, Ohio, doing his best to emulate a young version of jazz great Herbie Hancock for the film "Miles Ahead." Set mostly in the 1970s, the film is about a pivotal time in the career of trumpeter Miles Davis. The film is directed by actor Don Cheadle, who also plays Davis.
Brown has yet to meet Hancock, who is supervising the film's soundtrack. But he may just get his chance when the film opens in 2015.
(This photo of Brown was taken by UA graduate McKenzie Beynon, who earn a BFA in Art - Photography.)