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18 hrs ago | Medical News

Nurses who are motivated primarily by desire to help others are more likely to burn out on job

Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Health

Tuesday | Roth & Company, P.C.

Tax Roundup, 8/19/14: Will people just quit paying taxes? And how far does your $100 go in Iowa?

Some folks are worried that we'll all suddenly stop paying taxes, according to a Tax Analysts story today : Richard Lavoie of the University of Akron School of Law, who studies tax ethics, says voluntary compliance rates have remained relatively high because paying taxes is an accepted social norm.


Related Topix: Tax

Tuesday | EurekAlert!

In an already stressful workplace, Great Recession's health effects hard to find

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 had little direct effect on the health of workers who survived the waves of job cuts that took place during that period, according to a new University of Akron study.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

Medical Daily

Altruistic Nurses Likely To Burn Out Faster Than Those In It For The Money

Nurses motivated to help people are more likely to burn out on the job than those in it for the money and the lifestyle.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Youngstown State installs Tressel as president

Though the former Ohio State football coach has been on the job for weeks, he took an oath at a ceremony Monday, officially making him the ninth Youngstown State president.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Bradenton, FL

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic, Summit County Executive Russ Pry to teach "Buck Stops Here" class at University of Akron

Akron mayor Don Plusquellic at the city's Municipal Building on Wed. Aug 31, 2011, during his most recent reelection campaign.


Related Topix: Akron, OH, Summit County, OH, Buck, Ska

University Business

Robo-readers aren't as good as human readers-they're better

In April of 2012, Mark D. Shermis, then the dean of the College of Education at the University of Akron, made a striking claim: "Automated essay scoring engines" were capable of evaluating student writing just as well as human readers.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Toledo officials: Water is safe despite heightened toxin levels

The Takeaway is a national morning news program that invites listeners to be part of the American conversation.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich

The Columbus Dispatch

Kasich, FitzGerald aren't that transparent in running government

The candidates for Ohio governor travel the state shaking hands and having coffee with voters, which makes them seem pretty accessible and open.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Journalism, Kent State University, Cuyahoga County, OH

Sun Aug 17, 2014

UA rolls out welcome mat for foreign students

University of Akron international students Noam Denouel and Fanny Claude Deletre, both from France, are greeted by a host family Niels , Jen and Daniel, 5 de Jong and Valdene Barbuto, a volunteer for the University of Akron at Akron Canton Airport in Green on Sunday.


Related Topix: Akron, OH

Sat Aug 16, 2014

LeBron James Hosts a Welcome Home Party of 30,000 in Akron

Last Friday, LeBron James was welcomed back home by 30,000 pairs of open arms at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium, and today we present some footage of the event.


Viewers see Gay Games through real-time photography

David Alan Foster, a professional photographer from Kent, takes candid photographs of athletes during Gay Games 9 track and field events at Lee Jackson Field on the University of Akron campus Friday.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Akron, OH

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Victim's family upset after murder suspect acquitted

A man accused of killing a former high school track star during a home invasion last year has been found not guilty.


Related Topix: Violent Crime


For men in pink-collar jobs, a tradeoff: Lower pay, more job security

Is a man without a four-year college degree better off trying to land a well-paying but insecure job in traditionally male fields such as manufacturing or construction, or should he consider lower-paying but steadier employment in a female-dominated field? Janette Dill, a University of Akron sociology professor, and her colleagues try to answer ... (more)


Related Topix: Akron, OH, University of Connecticut, Cal State Fullerton

'Mr. Padua' is new assistant athletic director at alma mater: Parma Postings

That's why the school's administration just hired Brian Raymont as Padua's new assistant athletic director.


Related Topix: Parma, OH, North Royalton, OH, Parma Heights, OH, Cuyahoga County, OH

Thu Aug 14, 2014

West Side and South Side Leader

Organizers to defeat part of proposed tax grateful for public support

The founders of, a registered PAC, are elated the county executive, the City of Akron mayor and County Council have decided to withdraw the arena portion of the increased county sales tax initiative.


Related Topix: Akron, OH, Summit County, OH, Opinion

The Plain Dealer

New nanobrewery to open in Akron, distilleries could be on the way

The thick brick walls of Akron's old Burkardt Brewing Co. Building are perfect for a new nanobrewery, just as they have been for Thirsty Dog, which shares the massive building.


Windsor Beacon

Teen charged with kicking cat in video that went viral

A northeast Ohio teen has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after a video allegedly showing him kicking a stray cat went viral on the Internet.


WPTV Local News

99-year-old sprinter steals show at Gay Games

Standing among a sea of sprinters, Ida Keeling captivated the crowd at Lee Jackson Field on the campus of the University of Akron.


Hustle Belt

Central Michigan's Fake Top College Lawyer, Ohio Needs Beds, Bronco Loves Bourbon

A man who recently kicked a cat in the air while walking near the University of Akron was arrested after the video was posted onto Facebook.


Related Topix: Michigan, Bowling Green State University, Kent State University, Ohio University, Central Michigan University