Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
A look from a boss can’t kill, but it can slay trustworthiness
University of Akron researchers study what makes a superior’s message more credible.
Anti-Opiate PSAs created by UA student and area high school students
Jacob Ruocchio-Cole is telling stories through film at his own company, R-C Productions Media.
ZTV wins fifth Emmy
University of Akron students work on “ZTV: Lights. Camera. Akron” was rewarded with the Emmy for Newscast and Information.
Celebrate a ‘Year of Jazz’ with Wynton Marsalis, celebrating 40 years of Jazz Studies
UA will kick off a yearlong celebration of the 40th anniversary of our Jazz Studies Program on Thursday, Sept. 28, when Wynton Marsalis performs here with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
University of Akron to graduate world’s first students with Ph.D. training in biomimicry
Nearly 3,000 UA students are graduating this spring. UA is hosting six commencement ceremonies at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
Graduates from The College of Arts & Sciences.
Research Spotlight: Bliss Institute
Bliss Institute Professors Explore Buckeye Politics
"Buckeye Battleground: Ohio, Campaigns, and Elections in the Twenty-First Century," a book authored by Bliss Institute professors Daniel Coffey, John Green, David Cohen and Stephen Brooks, is a comprehensive compendium of information on national elections in the context of Ohio politics. 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.