Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
UA professors to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall
Julie Cajigas and Carolyn Dessin both earned degrees in music before choosing careers in communication and law, respectively.
Discovering a little-understood cell in mice that opens a world of color
UA's Dr. Jordan Renna is part of a team of scientists whose research findings could aid in developing treatments for human vision disorders and diseases.
Portrayal of women and minorities explored in latest ‘Star Wars’ film
“Star Wars” expert and professor, Juan Contreras, created the course he teaches — “The Films of Star Wars.”
Studying nature’s smallest rainbows may inspire new optical technologies
How does the male rainbow peacock spider make its intense rainbow iridescent signal to entice females? The answer has implications for a wide array of fields, including biotechnology.
Varsity esports program being added at The University of Akron
This is the first varsity program at a public university in northern Ohio. Esports also will offer academic opportunities to students.
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.
By high school, Mylor Acquaah knew he wanted a career in radio broadcasting and was drawn to The University of Akron because it is home to WZIP, the largest student-run radio station in the country. Mylor is a Communication student pursuing a degree in mass media. He is the Director of DJs for WZIP, as well as an on-air personality. According to WZIP General Manager Chris Keppler, Mylor is a leader at WZIP with an infectious positive attitude. He takes charge of his team at WZIP and tends to solve problems before they even arise. Mylor has also contributed to an upcoming documentary by Dr. Kathleen Endres on the history of Edwin Shaw Tuberculosis Sanatorium.