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UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program
May 4, 2016

After receiving a $100,000 grant, The University of Akron School of Law is partnering with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help youths with criminal records find jobs and affordable...

Students use crowdfunding to pay for research

May 2, 2016

Two innovative University of Akron graduate students recently decided to skip the typical methods of research funding, opting instead for a more modern approach: crowdfunding. The students, Angela M....

Akron group wants to change election coverage

April 27, 2016

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms...

Panel helps students become tech savvy

April 20, 2016

As a part of “Tech Week,” a panel discussion was held in the College of Business Administration (CBA) yesterday to inform students about current trends and corporate culture in information technology...

‘Project Calendar’ concept wins 24-hour hackathon

Judges at the EXL 24-hour
April 18, 2016

While thousands of UA students went through their typical Friday evening routine last weekend, 24 were brainstorming venture projects that could positively impact the city of Akron. These students were...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

April 11, 2016

Empowerment, enrichment, engagement, and encouragement. Those were four goals of the ninth annual Black Male Summit, which was held this past weekend at the John S. Knight Convention Center and the...

24-hour Hackathon planned for Bierce Library

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...

Students plan historical exhibition

April 4, 2016

Students in The University of Akron’s new Museums and Archives certification program is planning to exhibit a collection of artifacts related to old buildings that the University has purchased and refurbished....

Football player injured in shooting

March 30, 2016

Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt is currently recovering after his housemate mistook him for a burglar and shot him in the stomach on March 19. Although he is taking time off from classes, the senior...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel
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...

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

Thomas L. Collins (left) and Himel Barua (right) are part of the spacesuit testing team.
February 29, 2016

A University of Akron student-led team recently proposed a uniform testing method for spacesuits, which NASA selected as one of the nation’s three finest.   The proposal was created in response to...

Career Services amid Career Fairs

More than 300 employers and 1,600 students came to the Student Union during two Career Fairs on Tuesday and Wednesday.
February 24, 2016

This year’s engineering and general career fairs were planned in part by Career Services, the new name of what was formerly the Career Center, which is transitioning into a division of The University...

Tissue engineer shares research

Kathleen Dervin gestures at an image of a rotator cuff.
February 8, 2016

Kathleen Derwin, an associate staff scientist in the biomedical engineer department of Cleveland Clinic, visited campus last Friday to lecture about her recent research findings concerning tissue engineering. Derwin...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

February 1, 2016

A new initiative, led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, is staking its claim in the Student Union and Bierce Library.                                                  ...

UAPD prevents zombie apocalypse

Graphic by Ashlee Fields
October 12, 2015

The campus-wide competition known as Humans vs. Zombies came to an abrupt end last Monday night when UAPD decided to cancel it. The police department cited an influx of complaints as the reason for...

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