College of Arts & Sciences News

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:15pm

The College of the Arts is sponsoring the second annual Stratosphere Art Competition, which is open to ALL full-time, Kent campus undergraduate students. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best in Show ($1,000); First Runner Up ($500); and Second Runner Up ($250). A People's Choice Award ($500) will also be awarded to the finalist whose work garners the most votes at the gallery.  Entry deadline is February 27th.

Visit the College of the Arts website for more information.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:31pm

Photo of Eric ShookResearchers at Kent State University have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study what social media activity on Twitter reveals about perceptions of last October’s Ebola scare and how perceptions influenced behavior. What the researchers learn will help inform public health officials in responding to future threats.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:07am

Brianna Ali Arko uses princess magic to turn frowns upside down for children battling cancer.

Ali Arko is in the pre-medicine program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She volunteers for a non-profit group called, A Special Wish Foundation Inc., Cleveland Chapter.

WKYC TV followed Ali Arko as she visited University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospitals in Cleveland.

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:11pm

James L. Blank, Ph.D., interim dean of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the new dean of the college. The announcement was made by Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Blank, who has been serving as interim dean since Nov. 1, 2012, becomes the permanent dean of the college effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:20am

Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems.

“When they do present themselves, they are an opportunity to test the approximation schemes (algorithms) that are used to make progress in modern physics,” said Michael Strickland, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at Kent State University. 

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:27am

While most can agree that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences outside of school can be exciting and engaging for young people, there is much that isn’t known about its impact on short-term and long-term learning. How can it best be connected to what students are learning in school? How can young people have equitable opportunities to access quality informal science education? How do you measure this kind of learning?

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:46am

The documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by two Kent State University collaborators, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and interpreting human memories to foster knowledge and human dignity.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 3:35pm

Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics will host Anthony Pym, a leading translation studies scholar, during the third annual Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series. Pym will speak about radical asymmetry in cross-cultural communication on Friday, Nov. 30, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 112-A in Satterfield Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

A new PBS series called “Your Inner Fish” includes interviews with anthropology experts from Kent State University. C. Owen Lovejoy, Distinguished Professor of Human Evolutionary Studies at Kent State, as well as two Ph.D. graduates from Kent State’s School of Biomedical Sciences in the Biological Anthropology Program, Bruce Latimer and William Kimbel, are featured in the third installment of the series airing April 23.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will present the 2014 Symposium on Democracy from April 22-24. The symposium is a three-day event featuring multiple speakers and events.

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