Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Sticky when wet — spider glue tightens grip in high humidity
UA scientists say nature’s phenomenon could lead the way to developing smart adhesives.
Masculinity + energy drinks = sleep problems
UA psychologist Ronald Levant led a research team studying the connection between energy drink consumption and sleep-deprivation in men.
Portrait artist Kehinde Wiley to deliver lecture at UA
The Mary Schiller Myers Lecture Series is bringing the New York-based artist to campus Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
Ohio voters evenly divided on legalizing marijuana
UA's Bliss Institute of Applied Politics releases Akron Buckeye Poll.
The art that weaves reality and fiction together
Art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty of Harvard University will deliver a lecture for The Catherine H. Campbell Memorial Art History Lecture Series on Oct. 22.
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Research Spotlight: Political Science
White House Chiefs of Staff: Make or Break the Presidency?
Professor Dave Cohen has been studying White House organization and staffing, and the White House chief of staff position in particular, since his doctoral student days at the University of South Carolina. He is driven by the question: what makes some chiefs of staff successful while others fail? The implications of the question are great: successful chiefs of staff have a positive influence on a president and his administration; those that fail, harm the president and the administration they serve. 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.