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Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare in Bierce

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare in Bierce

By Nick Peterman

April 20, 2016

This Friday, April 22, UA will host “Shakespeare in the Spring” to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. From 1:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. in Bierce Library, UA’s English Department and University Libraries will sponsor a presentation as part of the worldwide celebration of Wi...

24-hour Hackathon planned for Bierce Library

By Dylan Reynolds

April 6, 2016

Registration is currently open for the EXL Center’s first hackathon, set begin Friday, April 15, and continue until Saturday. The event, which will take place in Bierce Library, is formally known as the “FAIL SAFE 24-hour Hackathon.” A hackathon is a collaborative event between computer programmer...

Students need a microwave in Bierce Library

By Tyra Porter, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

Bierce Library offers a variety of resources for students. For instance, we have librarians to help students with research and a tutoring lab for math and writing. Students can rent laptops and movies. We have a place to eat lunch in Einstein Bagels on the first floor However, Bierce Library is ...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

EXL Launch Week

EXL Launch Week

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 29, 2016

The EXL Center, a new initiative at The University of Akron led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, will launch this week with a series of events from Wednesday through Friday. “We’ve been building to this for nine months,” said Ian Schwarber, EXL’s resource director, “and this is the only...

Pro-life demonstration creates discord

Pro-life demonstration creates discord

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 14, 2015

Sporting enlarged pictures and videos of aborted fetuses, along with posters and banners denouncing Planned Parenthood, pro-life advocacy group “Created Equal” caused discord outside of Bierce Library yesterday. “We’ve had people destroy or try to destroy our signs; we’ve had people try...

Welcome to China class

Welcome to China class

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 30, 2015

Learning a new language doesn't always have to be expensive and time-consuming. Graduate Assistant Chao Mu is teaching free beginning-level Chinese classes for UA students and faculty. Originally started in the spring semester, Mu wanted to continue the free lessons for the fall. This semester, the cl...

ASEC library could close

ASEC library could close

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 14, 2015

UA’s Science and Technology Library, located in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center, could close. The library’s operations—supporting students in the “health and life sciences, engineering and computer science, the physical sciences, and technology,” according to its website—would...

Finals preparations

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 30, 2015

It’s that stressful time of the semester again where students are pulling all-nighters and cramming for finals. The Union and the University Libraries are helping students alleviate their stress by giving them a series of free activities and providing them with resources to help them get through...

Bierce to renovate, promote 3D printer

Bierce to renovate, promote 3D printer

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 2, 2015

Many improvements are being made to Bierce Library to help students study more efficiently and to make the library more accessible. Stephanie Everett, manager of marketing communications at Bierce, provided exclusive details about new additions to the library. Bierce has had a 3D printer for more...

UA's treasures in the learning landscape

March 27, 2012

Written by: Kayleigh Bracht Many students come to The University of Akron each semester, but quite a few of them fail to discover its hidden treasures right away. These treasures can be quiet places to study or the best places to go for lunch. During the warmer months, students are usually looking...

Bierce Library's secret treasure: the tutoring center

September 7, 2011

By: Matthew Balsinger Tutorial services, located in the basement of Bierce Library, offers a vast array of student experts ready and willing to help students with any problems they might face in their classes, free of charge. Tutorial Services employs 60 part-time student tutors who are able to give...