- April 10, 2014
Archaeological Institute of America Lecture
Research Spotlight: Biology
Studying "Obese" Whales to Understand Human Obesity
How do mammals get fat and stay fat? Specifically, how do whales do it? That’s what researchers in UA Biology are trying to finout out. To do so, Hope Ball, a PhD student in the Integrated Biosciences program is looking at tiny protein called leptin that’s involved in how the body regulates how much it eats and how much energy it burns. The goal for mammals is typically to find a balance between food intake and energy burn. Whales, and other obese mammals, have found a way to build large fat stores despite this balance but rather than being obese they appear to be healthy and happy as fat mammals. Learn More
Kevin Stuhldreher and Katie Soinski
Graphic Design Students receive Honor
Graphic Design students Kevin Stuhldreher and Katie Soinski receive Student Best of Show in the annual Akron ADDY Awards. The ADDY Awards are considered the world’s largest advertising competition, honoring creative excellence and cultivating the highest creative standards in the industry. Kevin and Katie were honored for their work which was created to educate other designers about the work and creativity of 5 lead designers as part of Design Week within the Myers School of Art. The large installation is 35' x 8'. Professors Janice Troutman and Brittyn DeWerth were faculty advisors for this "out of the classroom" project.
Student Best of Show
More college news
Check out exhibition of book-based art at University of Akron library
"Thoughts as Pages, Stacks as Memories," is a free exhibition by acclaimed artist Buzz Spector March 12 through April 18.
Landscape photography exhibition opens March 10
Curated by Melissa K. Stallard, UA assistant professor of art, "Contemporary Views" examines how the landscape reflects the needs and interests of those who inhabit it.
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci returning home for UA JazzFest 2014
The Northeast Ohio native is the Bittle Jazz Artist-in-Residence for this year's JazzFest, which begins March 18.
When did feathered dinosaurs become warm-blooded?
A new discovery by UA biologist Matthew Shawkey and international research team shows pigment cell shape holds the secret.
Meet the man who made Goodyear blimp a sports icon
UA alumnus Mickey Wittman, considered the "father of sports aerial broadcasting,"will speak here Thursday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall.