Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
‘Unclass’ aims to bring global awareness to students
Common Hope (Guatemala) encourages students to examine their unique place in the global context, and become more aware of those from different backgrounds.
‘The Book of Endings’ shortlisted for National Book Awards
The UA Press title is one of only five shortlisted for the 2017 National Book Award in Poetry.
Unique iron ore caves of Brazil to be studied by UA geoscientists
The National Science Foundation has awarded $400,000 for groundbreaking research on cave formation.
Job shadowing will help first year STEM students find career paths
A $450,000 National Science Foundation grant will support pairing first year students in paid job-shadowing experiences with current UA STEM students already in co-ops/internships.
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.
Graduates from 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
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.