College of Arts & Sciences News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 9:09am

The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center kicks off the 45th Annual May 4 Commemoration by hosting a multimedia presentation by Lauren Onkey, Ph.D., vice president of education and public programs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, on March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:27am

Laura Bartolo (Professor and Director of the Center for Materials Informatics, Kent State University) and Lan Li (Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University) are serving as guest editors for a Special Issue of Crystals, a new international, open access journal of crystallography.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:06am

Photo of Gemma Casadesus Smith (center) with graduate students in her labGemma Casadesus Smith describes herself as a scientist who likes to investigate ideas that run counter to prevailing thought.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:55am

The Kent State University Jewish Studies program, in the College of Arts and Sciences, will host a presentation by Gary Phillips, Ph.D., the Edgar H. Evans Professor of Religion at Wabash College, on March 2 at 7 p.m. in Satterfield Hall, Room 121, on the Kent Campus.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:24am

The Pi Sigma Alpha Induction Banquet will be on Thu, April 4th at 5:30 at Laziza’s in downtown Kent.

Representative Kathleen Clyde will be the guest speaker at this year’s banquet!

Eligibility requirements for the Kent State University chapter include:

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:48pm

Free Preview Screening:

Thursday, May 2 at 7pm
The Kent Stage
175 E Main

Broadcast Premiere:

Friday, May 3 at 10pm
on Western Reserve PBS

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, May 4, at 10 p.m. and Monday, May 6, at 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:41pm

(From Left to Right)
Back Row: Chaya Kessler, Sarah Martin, Tali Merdler, Cecily Mullins, Ranen Reichstein, Julia St. John, Jeff Long, Eric Ritenour, Sol Factor
Front Row: Traci Hoffman, Emily Fullerton, Erica Itzkowitz
Not in picture: Nicholas Hall, Hannah Servedio

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:21am

Kent State University researchers will launch three new studies of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in Lake Erie this spring as part of an overall $2 million water quality initiative by the Ohio Board of Regents. 

Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie can produce toxins that make water hazardous to drink and force cities to use additional treatment steps to remove the toxins. In August, nearly 500,000 of the city of Toledo’s customers were without safe tap water over a weekend due to the HAB in Lake Erie. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:02am

State Representative Kathleen Clyde, who represents Central and Southern Portage County in Ohio’s 75th District, met with 30 of Kent State University’s Choose Ohio First scholarship students on Friday (February 13) in the Kent Student Center to discuss a wide range of issues.

After a brief presentation focused on the need for more State support for affordable higher education, more clean energy jobs, and the need for young people to vote and testify in the Statehouse, she took several questions from students. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:57pm

Kent State University Geology Professor Joseph Ortiz, Ph.D., was recently featured in an Environmental Monitor article on remote sensing equipment and techniques for studying algae blooms in Lake Erie.   

The article, written by Jeff Gillies, editor of Environmental Monitor was published on January 23.  Environmental Monitor is a journal, published by Fondriest Environmental, that covers products, projects and trends in the environmental monitoring industry.  

The article follows: