College of Arts & Sciences News

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 4:01pm

On February 2, Kent State students in the College of Arts and Sciences Learning Community were given a unique opportunity to hear a former United States Ambassador speak on foreign policy issues and U.S.-Russian relations. Steven Pifer, who formerly served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine and is currently the Director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institute, was a featured speaker at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosted by the Union Club in Cleveland.

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 9:32am

Work in Progress:

  • Continuing the installation of the temporary duct and assembly of new AHU1 in the East side mechanical room.
  • Stripped topsoil from addition footprint.
  • Phoenix air valve replacement in the Annex research labs continues per schedule.
  • Continue coordination of the west mechanical room abatement and planning for demolition of AHU 3.
  • Excavated existing 10" water main that will be relocated for addition.
  • Fabricating duct for cross connect of AHU 2 & AHU 3.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 9:30am

Work in Progress:

  • Floor electrical boxes in room 101 & 104 are complete.
  • Plumbing under slab is complete in 101 & 104.
  • The sanitary tie-in and under slab rough-in is complete and inspected for the new restrooms in addition.
  • Electrical raceways have been installed in crawlspace.
  • Completed miscellaneous demolition the 2nd floor. 
  • Abatement work is substantially complete in the building.

Looking ahead:

  • CMU walls to begin student machine shop & receiving on 2/5.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:54pm

Work in progress:

  • Air handler assembly of unit 1 continues in 3rd floor mechanical room east with Roth and Air Enterprises.
  • Abatement coordination and containment underway in the 3rd floor mechanical room west to prepare to demolish AHU #3 serving the vivarium.
  • AHU #3 planned shutdown on 1/29/16 after 5:15pm.
  • Removed approximately 80% of the curtain wall on the south side.
  • Demolition of exterior stair started on 1/28/2016.
  • Phoenix air valve replacement in the Annex research labs continues per schedule.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:10pm

Work in progress:

  • Demolition of south stairs is complete including the foundations.
  • Test pile will be tested on 1/29/16.
  • Steam Condensate receiver in Williams Hall will take place on Saturday with UFM shutdown.
  • Auger Cast pile installation to begin next week and progress south to column line 6 by end of week.
  • Shoring is about 80% complete.  Working on east side.
  • Mass excavation continues on the South end.

Looking a week ahead:

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:08pm

Work in progress:

  • Electric rough-in is in progress in rooms 101 and 104. Floor box rough-in is complete.
  • Completing the under-slab plumbing tie-ins in 101 and 104.
  • Electrical raceways are being installed the crawl space.
  • New first floor restroom under-slab sanitary piping is approximately 75% complete.
  • Demolition of the receiving area and machine shop partitions are approximately 75% complete.
  • Temporary wall and door installation will be completed 1/28/16.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:55am

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host “Explore Kent Chemistry Day”, a visitation program for high school juniors and seniors interested in chemistry and biochemistry majors, at Kent State on Saturday, February 6 from 10 am to 2 pm in Room 110, Williams Hall on the Kent Campus.

“Explore Kent Chemistry Day gives an excellent introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Kent State University,” said Michael Tubergen, Ph.D., chair of Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:11pm

Current Work Progress:

  • Currently abating 3rd floor west mechanical room.
  • Currently coordinating duct tie in from unit 4 to unit 1 & unit 3 tie into unit 2. There will be short supply air outages when sheet metal cross connections occur. Notices will be sent prior to outages.
  • Precision finishing abatement on first floor tile and second floor ceiling tiles during 3rd shift tonight (1/21).
  • Overhead door on east side mechanical room will be installed tomorrow.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:27pm

Anne Jefferson, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was one of 15 climate change researchers to be named a 2016-17 Public Engagement Fellow of the Leshner Leadership Institute at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 9:57am

Photo of Kent State graduate student in labLiquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), essentially rubbers with liquid crystal properties, can do a number of fascinating things, especially in the fields of optics, photonics, telecommunications and medicine.