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‘Hair Love’ Wins Best Animated Short Film at 92nd Academy Awards

Actress and writer Mindy Kaling announced “Hair Love” as the Best Animated Short Film during the 92nd Academy Awards.
A project that began as a Kickstarter in 2017 is now an Academy Award winning animated short film.
February 9, 2020

The University of Akron alumni Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) once tweeted in 2012 that he would be nominated for an Oscar one day. I'm gonna be nominated for an Oscar one day. Already claiming it —...

Alumnus Matthew Cherry Discusses ‘Hair Love’ Short Film, Book Award Nominations, UA Impact

“Hair Love” follows the story of an African-American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.
With two award nominations for “Hair Love”, Matthew Cherry tells how being a Zip impacted his career and the inspiration for his book and short film.
February 5, 2020

When he learned his seven-minute short film “Hair Love” was one of the five nominees for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award, UA alumnus Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) was filled with joy. “We...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

December 9, 2015

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester...

UA students, alumni head east to see Pope Francis

September 28, 2015

A group of more than 100 University of Akron students and alumni witnessed Pope Francis this past weekend on his first official visit to the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The individuals...

Music students perform finals at Guzzetta

UA music students perform end-of-semester jazz pieces at Guzzetta Recital Hall.
April 30, 2015

As if taking an exam that your grade is dependent on isn’t anxiety provoking enough, imagine doing it in front of an audience full of people. The UA music students performed their end of semester pieces...

UA challenges students to encourage themselves and others

February 25, 2015

It’s may be tough to brave the cold winter of Ohio without getting a little discouraged every once in a while. People may sometimes feel like staying inside, but according to Dr. Sarah Adams, a little...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

The Alumni Association building known as The Stitzlein stands no longer.
The Alumni Association moved to InfoCision the Spring before demolition.
July 28, 2014

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took...

Zips alumni in the NFL

April 9, 2013

Dante Rones The Former Akron Zips inside linebacker Chase Blackburn has a new home in the NFL. He was signed by the New York Giants in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. During his eight years with...

Tressel inspires UA to dream big

September 5, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer In 1977, Jim Tressel walked the campus of The University of Akron as a master’s student pursuing a degree in education. Thirty-five years later, Tressel has returned to The...

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