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Students use crowdfunding to pay for research

By Dylan Reynolds

May 2, 2016


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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. Alicea-Serrano and Bor-Kai “Bill” Hsiung, took advantage of crowdfunding to pay for the fees ...

6 things you should do this summer instead of interning

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2016


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While many Zips may cross their required internship or co-op off their list this summer, others are faced with needing to fill in a list of what-to-do-for-four-months. Students who do not land their internship or co-op for the summer should not be discouraged, as there are semesters awaiting to b...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


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“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

Weight gain, drunkorexia could result from alcohol

Weight gain, drunkorexia could result from alcohol

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 10, 2015


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Drinking in college has become a normality, but many students don’t realize the consequences of alcohol on their health and behavior. UA sociology professor Rob Peralta presented a lecture called “Weight Control Behavior and Alcohol Use Among College Students: Intersections of Body Image Norms, Sex...

Professor developing innovative treatment

Professor developing innovative treatment

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

September 29, 2015


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UA associate professor and researcher has potentially found a treatment for Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes.   Jie Zheng has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and is an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Zheng and his team have dedicated the last seven years toward research...

Lab accident sends student to hospital

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

September 21, 2015


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An explosion sent one student to Akron General Medical Center last Tuesday evening. The explosion occurred in the lab of Judit E. Puskas, located in the Akron Engineering Research Center. During the accident, a flask containing distilled alloocimene, a hydrocarbon, exploded in the graduate student’s...

Animal testing at UA

Animal testing at UA

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 8, 2015


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  Unknown to many students, there is a three-story, 14,600 square-foot animal research vivarium in UA’s Auburn Science and Engineering Center. It will soon undergo a $1 million renovation; bid information for the project was placed online two weeks ago. Multiple disciplines and colleges...

UA professor receives grant for Alzheimer’s research

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Writer

March 31, 2015


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A university professor has been granted $100,000 to continue his critical research on Alzheimer’s and other nerve diseases. Jie Zheng, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at The University of Akron, was awarded the two-year grant in February 2015 from the Alzheimer’s...

Research journal accepting submissions

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

February 11, 2015


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UA’s IdeaWork is now accepting undergraduate student research articles to be a part of The Journal of Akron’s Undergraduate Research.   “Research-based articles in history are just as appropriate as research-based articles in chemical engineering,” said Thomas Bacher, director of The UA...

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2014


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University of Akron alum Paul Haridakis spoke at the first School of Communication colloquium on Sept. 19th.    A former law student at the university, he encouraged informal discussion among students during his talk. He stressed the importance of informed research, as opposed to good or bad, in...

University of Akron researcher awarded grant

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

September 9, 2014


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A University of Akron researcher was recently awarded a $800,000 grant. Dr. Judit E. Puskas received the grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance her studies with synthetic rubber and the benefits it provides. Researching ways to improve healthcare and tire production, Puskas dedic...