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UA to open first National Museum of Psychology

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus News

The University of Akron plans on launching the first ever National Museum of Psychology in the spring of 2017. “The museum will be the first one of its kind in the world dedicated solely to telling the story of psychology’s history,” wrote Cathy Faye, assistant director of the Cummings Cente...

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

By Mylor Acquaah, Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday, University of Akron senior Tyeal Howell was honored with the Woman to Watch Award by the Women’s History Project (WHP) of Akron, which is a program of the Summit County Historical Society. Howell is 21 years old and studying mass media communications in TV and radio. She was nominated ...

Half a century later, King’s dream lives on

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 10, 2016


Filed under Editorials

During this brisk season, the country trembled with the shouts of civil rights activists who fought for the right to realize their dream: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America now stands in the symbolic shadow of an empathetic leader whose legacy, amongst many other influential peop...

Alumni gives insight into history majors

Alumni gives insight into history  majors

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

April 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A panel on Careers in History met in the Union on April 22 and featured several UA alumni who spoke about the benefits of declaring history as a major. The panel discussion was presented in partnership with the UA Career Center as well as the history department. The event was attended by both underclassmen...

Brief history, big plans for Multicultural Center

By Kelly Unger, News Writer

April 23, 2015


Filed under News

Since it was established in 2012, UA’s Multicultural Center has progressed steadily, organizing some of the most popular events on campus.   The Center has put on multiple programs this year, such as Caribbean Day, Diversity Week and the Black Male Summit. A record 1,600 people attended the ...

Mitzi Sinnott visits UA for Women’s History Month

Mitzi Sinnott visits UA for Women’s History Month

By Sara Syed, News Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Mitzi Sinnott is an award-winning actress and arts educator who has traveled all over the world—including South Africa and Europe—to perform her solo show: “Snapshot: a true story of love interrupted by invasion.” Sinnott shared some of the events and prejudices she faced growing up as a mixed...

Women’s History Month events attract students

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

With March comes the beginning of spring and the arrival of warmer weather; but also the start of Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s past and current impacts on the world.   UA commemorates Women’s History Month with programs and events organized by Campus Programs. Every March s...

Trolley tours for black history

Trolley tours for black history

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Some people may not be aware of the famous speech delivered by Sojourner Truth at Akron’s Women’s Rights Convention Center in 1851. “If women want any rights more than they‘s got, why don’t’ they just take them, and not be talking about it,” Truth said. In honor of Black History Month,...

Impactful women

March 12, 2013


Filed under News

Chris Phillips The contributions of women in history often go overlooked. Akron has many historical women, and the Women’s History Project of the Akron Area has created a website to profile these historical women and their contributions to society. The website was launched on March 31, 2003 with a ...

Society still struggles with inequality

November 20, 2012


Filed under News

Written by: Alicia Seitz Dr. L. Diane Barnes, an associate professor of history at Youngstown State University, spoke at The University of Akron’s Martin University Center on Wednesday at the history department’s 19th Annual Knepper Lecture. At this lecture, Barnes gave listeners a new outlook on...