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.
College of Arts & Sciences News
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.
Kent 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.