Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
UA partners with land conservancy for Haley’s Run Trail restoration assessment
The University of Akron is partnering with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy to offer hands-on activities to community members at the Haley’s Run Trail BioBlitz and Birthday Bash July 11.
TubaSummer returns to Guzzetta Hall amphitheatre
Summer favorites will be performed by tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium musicians from throughout the region on Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m.
Massive mural coming to 100-year-old Akron building
UA art education students will join 10 high school students from the Akron Public Schools to design, draw and paint the mural, which will be unveiled July 9.
Lights, camera, action for this UA grad
Meet Bridget Linton. She credits her ease on air these days to the skills she honed as a field reporter for student-run Z-TV. And she's grateful for her Akron Experience.
Taking cues from nature to develop colors that do not fade
UA professors analyze the structure of bird feathers to create hues without dye.
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Research Spotlight: Psychology and Computer Science
Researchers Use Xbox Technology for Engineering Education
A team of University of Akron researchers is using Microsoft's Kinect™ sensor device for Xbox to show how it can transition from the family room to the classroom. Dr. Yang Yun, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Dr. Philip Allen, professor of psychology; and Dr. Yingcai Xiao, associate professor of computer science, are developing an educational tool that uses Kinect™ to noninvasively stimulate the visual center of students' brains to help them comprehend engineering principles. Learn More
Student-run Z-TV honored by Broadcast Education Association
The School of Communication's student-run TV station, Z-TV has been named the 2014 Signature Station by the Student Media Advisors group of the Broadcast Education Association.
The station took the top honors this year in a highly competitive selection process judged by broadcast professionals from around the U.S. Judges noted that Z-TV students produce a "well-rounded selection of programming that firmly aims at a clearly defined target market. Program formats and production quality is outstanding in this category. Web presence judged by number of online views was significantly higher than other entries, in fact, more than all other entrants combined."
The competition reviews programming and practices at student-run college radio and television stations each year. The Signature Station Competition recognizes remarkable advisors, students, and stations at BEA's annual convention held every April in Las Vegas.