The Buchtelite

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

By Dylan Reynolds

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 housing. The grant comes from the federal Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program, which is itself a col...

Students use crowdfunding to pay for research

By Dylan Reynolds

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

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds

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 better understand and respond to the preferences of Ohio voters in a new project called Informed C...

Panel helps students become tech savvy

By Dylan Reynolds

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 (IT). The panelists included three northeast Ohio chief information officers (CIOs): Sandy Rapp fro...

‘Project Calendar’ concept wins 24-hour hackathon

‘Project Calendar’ concept wins 24-hour hackathon

By Dylan Reynolds, News Writer

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 participating in the Failsafe 24-Hour Hackathon, which was put on by the EXL Center in Bierce Librar...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

By Dylan Reynolds

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 Student Union. Over the course of two days – Friday and Saturday – participants attended a series...

24-hour Hackathon planned for Bierce Library

By Dylan Reynolds

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 the “FAIL SAFE 24-hour Hackathon.” A hackathon is a collaborative event between computer programmer...

Students plan historical exhibition

By Dylan Reynolds

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. Some of these buildings include the Polsky building, Quaker Square, The Cummings Center, an...

Football player injured in shooting

By Dylan Reynolds

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 sports studies major recently said that he has recovered enough to go about his day-to-day life. ...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

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 series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

By Dylan Reynolds

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 NASA’s Textile Test Methods Challenge, a call for researchers to create a standard procedure that ...

Career Services amid Career Fairs

Career Services amid Career Fairs

By Dylan Reynolds

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 of Akron’s new EXL center. A previous Buchtelite article misstated that the EXL center was replacin...

Tissue engineer shares research

Tissue engineer shares research

By Dylan Reynolds, News Writer

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 has been employed by the Cleveland Clinic since 1998. She is involved with tissue engine...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

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.                                                                                       The initiative is dubbed “The Experiential Learnin...

UAPD prevents zombie apocalypse

UAPD prevents zombie apocalypse

By Dylan Reynolds, News Writer

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 its decision. According to an email sent to all Humans vs. Zombies participants, a police captain...