College of Arts & Sciences News

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
A Kent State University neurobiologist is one of four researchers in the U.S. awarded grants by the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation for projects to improve cognition in individuals with Down syndrome.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
Kent State University hosts its inaugural Water Research Symposium, titled “Human Impacts on Water: Ohio’s Most Important Natural Resource” and co-sponsored by the Cleveland Water Alliance, on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7-9:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. The purpose of this symposium is to provide opportunities for scholarly interactions between regional and international aquatic scientists and for the general public to learn more about the importance of water.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
A research group at Kent State University has described the structure of a new type of liquid crystal that had been predicted theoretically but never seen.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center presents the World Poetry Reading, a celebration of poetry from around the globe, on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 317 at the Kent Student Center. The event is free and open to public. Natasha Rodriguez-CarrollThe event, co-sponsored by Kent State’s Office of Global Education, will feature 12 readers from places such as Hungary, Syria, Colombia, Jordan, Georgia, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Russia, Germany, China and Saudi Arabia. They will share poems from their home countries.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) selected Satyendra Kumar, Ph.D., professor of physics at Kent State University, to receive the Distinguished Award of Council. The award was presented at the 66th Annual ACESS Honors and Awards Banquet on Nov. 7 at Guy’s Party Center in Akron, Ohio.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
Information technology drives our global economy and promises transformational approaches to the world’s most serious challenges, including healthcare, education and environmental. Yet a smaller percentage of American high school and university students take computer science courses today than they did 20 years ago. L. Gwenn Volkert, associate professor of computer science at Kent State University, has been selected to participate in the second phase of a national effort aimed at increasing and broadening participation in computer science.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins visits Kent State University on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom as part of the Wick Poetry Center’s annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. The reading is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
A limited number of $50 tickets for Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel’s appearance at Kent State University has been released and is available for purchase.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
To meet current U.S. coal demand through surface mining, an area of the Central Appalachians the size of Washington, D.C., would need to be mined every 81 days.  
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:35
Kent State University will host the 27th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on Friday, April 19, at the Hilton West in Fairlawn, Ohio. The theme for the conference, presented by Kent State’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC), is “Employee Ownership: Building Jobs, Wealth & Communities.”

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