- April 10, 2014
Archaeological Institute of America Lecture
Research Spotlight: Sociology
Sobriety, spirituality linked for teens in treatment
Increased spirituality in teens undergoing substance abuse treatment is associated with greater likelihood of abstinence (as measured by toxicology screens), increased positive social behaviors and reduced narcissism, according to a study by Matthew Lee from The University of Akron and researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Baylor University. Learn More
English major sets sights on law
For Jaclyn McGuire, law was a long time interest. And at 16, an internship as a paralegal assistant further ignited her desire to pursue a law degree. Choosing a university was an equally easy choice for the Twinsburg, Ohio native. At UA, she quickly felt at home, and recognized that the opportunities available at UA would help her reach her ultimate goal.
McGuire majored in English, a degree she managed to earn in three years. Following Commencement on May 7, the Honors to Law program member and Kappa Kappa Gamma alumna will begin preparing for the next step in her journey. McGuire joins UA’s School of Law this fall, having earned the prestigious Board of Trustees’ Scholarship to cover her tuition and expenses.
Contemplating her future, McGuire says “I look forward to using the writing skills I’ve gained throughout my time at UA. I feel prepared to go to law school. And I’m committed to doing what I love.”
More college news
Check out exhibition of book-based art at University of Akron library
"Thoughts as Pages, Stacks as Memories," is a free exhibition by acclaimed artist Buzz Spector March 12 through April 18.
Landscape photography exhibition opens March 10
Curated by Melissa K. Stallard, UA assistant professor of art, "Contemporary Views" examines how the landscape reflects the needs and interests of those who inhabit it.
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci returning home for UA JazzFest 2014
The Northeast Ohio native is the Bittle Jazz Artist-in-Residence for this year's JazzFest, which begins March 18.
When did feathered dinosaurs become warm-blooded?
A new discovery by UA biologist Matthew Shawkey and international research team shows pigment cell shape holds the secret.
Meet the man who made Goodyear blimp a sports icon
UA alumnus Mickey Wittman, considered the "father of sports aerial broadcasting,"will speak here Thursday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall.