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Activist Katie Koestner speaks up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 6, 2016

Katie Koestner, one of the first victims of date rape to speak out nationally, visited Akron to discuss her tragic experiences on April 5. Koestner’s discussion, titled Take Back the Night, was the second...

Jewelry from Japan

Jewelry from Japan

March 28, 2016

Internationally-exhibited jewelry artist Sayumi Yokouchi visited The University of Akron on Wednesday, March 16, to discuss her life and share her ideas. She gave her lecture in Folk Hall to a crowd of...

John Quiñones recounts his hardships

John Quiñones recounts his hardships

February 10, 2016

“Now available at Walgreens,” was the first words ever uttered by John Quiñones in broadcasting. Quinoñes is now a seven-time Emmy award-winning anchor and host of  ABC’s television series “What...

Artwork depicts contamination

Artwork depicts contamination

October 12, 2015

Contemporary artist Alexis Rockman visited the Akron Art Museum on Thursday, Oct. 8, to give a lecture and present his recent artwork, which showcases the effects human beings have on the earth. In...

Author of “Beautiful Boy” to speak at UA

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Addiction is an ongoing tragedy throughout the world; it can shake up someone’s life and take a toll on family and friends. David Sheff, author of “Beautiful Boy,” has first hand experience with seeing someone he loves transform into an addict. Sheff’s son, Nick, struggled with a crystal meth addiction.   Nick Sheff went from a varsity honors student to someone who lied, stole and lived on the streets. D...

World Famous Psychologist Visits UA

World Famous Psychologist Visits UA

October 7, 2015

Those who have taken a psychology course have probably heard the name Philip Zimbardo at one time or another. On Monday, Oct. 5, he came to The University of Akron. Zimbardo is most famously known for his ethi...

Maps in motion

Maps in motion

September 30, 2015

Graphic designer and animator Caitlin Cadieux visited Folk Hall on Sept. 29 to debut her first lecture titled, “The Cartography of Motion Design.” The lecture started with Cadieux showing pictures of her favorit...

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

September 21, 2015

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy visited Folk Hall on September 15 to give a lecture and display his work for his one man exhibition, “Puttin’ Ink on Paper.” In his lecture, Kennedy gave insight into h...

Art professor displays innovative projects

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

March 31, 2015

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The University of Akron’s assistant professor of Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Markus Vogl, presented his most recent work during a lunchtime lecture in Folk Hall on Friday, March 20. Vogl and his colleague, Margarita Benitez, have utilized large 3D printers for their latest projects. One is called “versus 0:02 [gridiron],” and the other is called “skin d.e.e.p.,” which stands for “digital ephemeral...

Frank Warren, his chamber of secrets

Frank Warren, his chamber of secrets

March 18, 2015

For the past two days, UA students have been writing their secrets on postcards near the Union Market; last night, a man came to campus to read those secrets aloud. Frank Warren created the largest...