UA art twins named as finalists by Cleveland Museum of Art
Encouraged by Distinguished Professor Mark Soppeland, the sisters created competition projects in a class at UA's Myers School of Art.
Steampunk version of ‘Godspell’ opens in November
In this unique production, Steampunk combines Victorian elegance with advanced technology to help convey the musical’s messages of rebirth and rebuilding.
Same mission, different tactics: soldier turns student
Michael Kohler's military career with the U.S. Army ended abruptly when he was injured in Baghdad. Twenty-one surgeries later, his mission, like his leg, remains intact: to serve the public.
Work of UA students on exhibit as part of Akron Art Prize competition
Voting continues until Oct. 4 in the Akron Art Prize competition. You can visit downtown venues to enjoy the work of UA artists and vote for your favorite works.
Political scholar John Green examines ‘Mormon Paradox’ in new book
The work is the first full-length, scholarly work on Mormons in American politics — providing a thorough study of what Mormons are like politically and how non-Mormons respond to Mormon candidates.
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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
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.)