Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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.
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.
Hundreds of area musicians to take part in 38th annual Tuba Christmas
The longtime Akron holiday tradition is free for audience, $10 for performers.
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.
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.
Graduates from The College of Arts & Sciences.
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
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.