College of Arts & Sciences News

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:01pm

Photo of Christopher Banks and Lisa HagerLisa Hager’s research focuses on the actions and reactions of Congress and the Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:57am

Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks to establish a faculty-led academic unit that will enable the expansion and integration of LGBT Studies and Women’s Studies programs. In the coming weeks, an advisory group of faculty and students will help develop the mission and structure of the new Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 3:59pm

Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies have been awarded two federal government STARTALK grants, totaling $225,000, to support the Regents Foreign Language Academy, a summer language immersion program for Ohio high school students and K-12 teachers. 

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 3:52pm

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Student Leadership and Distinguished Teacher and Advisor Awards, which is sponsored annually by the College of Arts and Sciences. The student award recipients, who are nominated by their departments, have shown leadership in academics, university service, community service, and other special programs.

The award recipients were honored at a dinner and ceremony on April 23 in the Kent Student Center.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3:28pm

Photo of Herbert HochhauserKent State University’s Jewish Studies Program will host a gala, “Memories, Milestones, Momentum,” in honor of its 40th anniversary on May 17 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center located at 215 Depeyster St. in downtown Kent.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:05am

Kathy Kerns, Ph.D, a psychology professor at Kent State University, was selected to receive the Bowlby-Ainsworth Award by the Society for Research and Child Development (SRCD). Kerns is being honored for her work in the field of middle childhood development and attachment.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:44am

Kent State University will host the inaugural “Run the World 5K”, a run/walk international-themed race, on Saturday, September 12 on the Kent Campus Esplanade. Registration proceeds will support study abroad scholarships so that Kent State University students can better afford the experience of short or long-term study abroad programs.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:21am

Researchers from Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising and College of Podiatric Medicine have teamed up to create a fabric that could ultimately save the feet of diabetics.

Like mood rings, the fabric uses liquid crystals to change color when it detects a change in body temperature, due to an infection, swelling or poor circulation.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:26am

Oindrila Roy, who recently defended her dissertation and will begin a TT position in the Department of Political Science in the Fall, just received an acceptance notice for an article out of her dissertation!

"Religious Roots of War Attitudes in the United States: Insights from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf," Foreign Policy Analysis, forthcoming. The article examines how American citizens' religious affiliation affects their views on US military action in recent conflicts.

Congratulations, Oindrila!

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:03pm

On March 27 and 28, Kent State University hosted the Spring 2015 Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS), a regional unit of the APS that serves Ohio and adjacent states, especially Michigan and Indiana.Mansoureh Shasti discusses her poster "Spectral analysis of dynamic scattering mode in nematic liquid crystals"