Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Alexis Cole and Nestor Torres headline JazzFest 2016
Alexis Cole and Nestor Torres are the Bittle Jazz Artists-in-Residence for UA JazzFest 2016.
UA to host nine abstract painters in latest exhibition
The works explore how the sense of touch defines our perceptions and shapes our vision.
Ohio native returns to be artist-in-residence at UA
Julie Schenkelberg and UA fine arts students will create a “fantastical” interior landscape.
Neos Dance Theatre to engage students across all disciplines
The arts organization, now headquartered at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, offers experiential learning opportunities to students in many disciplines.
Local doctors, nurses learn Spanish to better serve growing Hispanic population
Dr. Parizad Dejbord-Sawan's Spanish language classes for Akron Children's Hospital employees lead to better communication all around.
What's Next for Graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences?
Research Spotlight: English
English Faculty Poet Selected for Prestigious Fellowship
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has selected Dr. Mary Biddinger, professor of English, as one of 36 poets nationwide to receive a prestigious Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing.
The awards are highly competitive, with Biddinger’s work selected from more than 1,630 eligible manuscripts. The $25,000 fellowships encourage published writers to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and career advancement. Learn More
School of Communication Speech Contest
Hayley Cargill, a History major, won second place in the School of Communication's Speech Contest. Hayley, an honors student, enjoys debating and would like to pursue Law School.
Out of 4,000 students from the Introductory speech classes, one student from each class section was nominated by their professor to compete in the Speech Contest for the School of Communication. For the preliminary round, over 100 students competed for five finalist spots. All of the speeches were given in a problem-solution format in which we were to address a problem and create a solution for that problem through the speech and through a visual aid.
Hayley's speech was about the ineffectiveness about the drug war within the United States and our approach from criminalization to rehabilitation. Congratulations Hayley!