College of Arts & Sciences News

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"

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.