College of Arts & Sciences News

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:22am

When Michael Guastella was selected to participate in Kent State University’s Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues, he was excited and honored to be a part of the exclusive internship program.  He never expected that the experience he gained would lead to a full-time position as a constituent aide in Ohio Governor John Kasich’s office less than a year later. 

Guastella, a Solon, Ohio native, interned for a law firm and worked on Kasich’s successful re-election campaign in the fall of 2014 while he was in the Columbus program. 

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Photo of Michael StricklandA physics professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University recently received a $307,000, two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of a novel approach to studying non-equilibrium dynamics in the quark gluon plasma (QGP). 

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:47am

Photo of Angus FletcherKent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a four-day international conference on the humanities at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center at 215 S. Depeyster St. in downtown Kent, Ohio.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 11:16am

Photo of James TynerKent State University recently received a $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to use historical satellite imagery and archival research to study landscapes of mass violence in Cambodia during and after the regime of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:39am

Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute® will host a symposium called “Chirality at the Nanoscale” on June 4-5 in the Kent Student Center on the Kent Campus. 

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 4:06pm

Photo of Joshua StacherKent State’s Joshua Stacher and Case Western Reserve’s Pete Moore to accept award

The Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies (NOCMES) will receive the Education Award at the Niagara Peace and Dialogue Awards ceremony on May 18 at the City Club of Cleveland. 

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 10:20am

What does it take to become great in your field?  Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration?  For young scientists that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field.

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.