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Amazon to open new location in Akron

Amazon to open new location in Akron

By Natalie Orr, News Editor March 16, 2016

This summer, Amazon is opening a venue near UA’s campus where students, faculty, and the Akron public can pick up their packages and make returns. UA is one of seven schools in the U.S. to receive...

Technology has replaced our desire for human interactions

Technology has replaced our desire for human interactions

By Ryan Herhold, Student Writer March 7, 2016

As I walked to class last Thursday evening, I was greeted with a frigid wind whipping through the air, yet I felt colder from the students around me at the corner than any of the snow falling. Everyone...

ASEC library could close

ASEC library could close

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor September 14, 2015

UA’s Science and Technology Library, located in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center, could close. The library’s operations—supporting students in the “health and life sciences, engineering...

Research journal accepting submissions

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer 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...

Transparent shatterproof touchscreens created out of UA for the world to enjoy.

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor July 2, 2014

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled,...

Girl About Campus: iPhone rehab

November 29, 2012

Written by: Helen Dauka In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to preface this article with a brief disclaimer: I am unbelievably lucky to have the privilege to write an article about losing my smartphone,...

Smart phones are making us dumb

October 25, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil Technology has become such an integral part of so many people’s lives through the forms of computers, tablets, music devices and especially iPhones or other Android phones. For...

COLLIDER5 returns with ingenuity

September 20, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick The annual Ingenuity Festival hit Cleveland last weekend and featured some very exciting art and technology. The festival took place behind the Cleveland Browns Stadium in two large...

Technologically advanced educational tools aid students in the classrooms of UA

November 10, 2011
The classroom environment has evolved over the past several years to include audio, visual and interactive teaching methodologies to stimulate learning and interest in students living in the digital age. In fact, students’ perception of their teacher is invariably linked with their technological prowess. In a recent article in the Journal of Technology Research, students who took a class taught via PowerPoint rated both their instructor and the course more positively.

Bierce Library: Learning Commons a new landscape on learning

August 10, 2011
This fall, Bierce Library presents the Learning Commons, a tech-based learning center intended for University students.
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