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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....

6 things you should do this summer instead of interning

April 27, 2016

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...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.
April 25, 2016

“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...

Weight gain, drunkorexia could result from alcohol

Peralta speaks about how men and women engage in unhealthy habits when consuming alcohol.
November 10, 2015

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...

Professor developing innovative treatment

Associate professor of chemical and bimolecular engineering, Jie Zheng, in his lab at Whitby Hall.
September 29, 2015

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...

Lab accident sends student to hospital

September 21, 2015

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...

Animal testing at UA

Students in a Biology ll lab inject hormones into a crayfish to manipulate stress levels in an experiment.
$1 million renovation to accredit Auburn Vivarium
April 8, 2015

  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...

UA professor receives grant for Alzheimer’s research

March 31, 2015

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...

Research journal accepting submissions

February 11, 2015

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...

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

Haridakis as he speaks to students about media.
September 23, 2014

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...

University of Akron researcher awarded grant

September 9, 2014

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...

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