Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Stepping into summer: guest choreographer brings opportunities to UA dance students
Dancers will collaborate with Stephanie Martinez in staging a new work as part of the UA Dance Company Fall 2016 Concert in November.
Changing the tune for artists as educators
UA offers professional training and accreditation for artists who are educators.
Crowdfunding contest will help biology students pay for research
Crowdfunding is an emerging trend as the competition for grants and other monies becomes increasingly competitive.
‘The Myers Touch’ opens April 29
Thirty-six seniors are showcasing the work in their portfolios at the Senior Design Exhibition April 29-May 5.
Meet our Knight Arts Challenge recipients
From music to art to theatre, members of the UA community will launch projects to enrich the entire Akron area.
What's Next for Graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences?
Research Spotlight: Mary Schiller Myers School of Art
UA’s Metalsmithing Program goes extreme
Bloomberg Business reports that UA’s Jewelry and Metalsmithing Program is featured in OnlineSchoolsCenter.com’s list of “15 Most Extreme College Majors.” Among others on the list: the aerospace engineering program at Stanford University, the fermentation sciences program at Colorado State University, and the robotics program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 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.