College of Arts & Sciences News

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:06am

Photo of Gemma Casadesus Smith (center) with graduate students in her labGemma Casadesus Smith describes herself as a scientist who likes to investigate ideas that run counter to prevailing thought.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:55am

The Kent State University Jewish Studies program, in the College of Arts and Sciences, will host a presentation by Gary Phillips, Ph.D., the Edgar H. Evans Professor of Religion at Wabash College, on March 2 at 7 p.m. in Satterfield Hall, Room 121, on the Kent Campus.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:24am

The Pi Sigma Alpha Induction Banquet will be on Thu, April 4th at 5:30 at Laziza’s in downtown Kent.

Representative Kathleen Clyde will be the guest speaker at this year’s banquet!

Eligibility requirements for the Kent State University chapter include:

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:48pm

Free Preview Screening:

Thursday, May 2 at 7pm
The Kent Stage
175 E Main

Broadcast Premiere:

Friday, May 3 at 10pm
on Western Reserve PBS

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, May 4, at 10 p.m. and Monday, May 6, at 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:21am

Kent State University researchers will launch three new studies of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in Lake Erie this spring as part of an overall $2 million water quality initiative by the Ohio Board of Regents. 

Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie can produce toxins that make water hazardous to drink and force cities to use additional treatment steps to remove the toxins. In August, nearly 500,000 of the city of Toledo’s customers were without safe tap water over a weekend due to the HAB in Lake Erie. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:02am

State Representative Kathleen Clyde, who represents Central and Southern Portage County in Ohio’s 75th District, met with 30 of Kent State University’s Choose Ohio First scholarship students on Friday (February 13) in the Kent Student Center to discuss a wide range of issues.

After a brief presentation focused on the need for more State support for affordable higher education, more clean energy jobs, and the need for young people to vote and testify in the Statehouse, she took several questions from students. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:57pm

Kent State University Geology Professor Joseph Ortiz, Ph.D., was recently featured in an Environmental Monitor article on remote sensing equipment and techniques for studying algae blooms in Lake Erie.   

The article, written by Jeff Gillies, editor of Environmental Monitor was published on January 23.  Environmental Monitor is a journal, published by Fondriest Environmental, that covers products, projects and trends in the environmental monitoring industry.  

The article follows:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:42pm

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for ALL Arts and Sciences students who wish to attend either the Florence or Geneva FALL 2014 semester programs.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:24pm

Kent State University’s Department of Sociology will host more than 60 undergraduate students and their faculty mentors representing more than 25 colleges from across the region at the first Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium in the Kent Student Center on March 1 at 8:30 a.m.  The symposium will feature papers, posters and other creative projects.   

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:50am

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences Program with funding to annually provide 21 scholarships of $5,000 each for undergraduate students.