Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals.
The awards will fund basic research on:
Low-income teenagers face a high risk of becoming obese. They are vulnerable to stress-induced eating, living in neighborhoods where it may be unsafe to go outside or in families where food and money are scarce.
Aggressive behavior in animals may result in posturing, teeth baring or challenges related to protecting territory, offspring or food. In humans, it can lead to violence and death, and the causes are not always readily apparent. But where does it originate?
The 2014 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes and recitals from July 13-19 on the university’s campus and culminate with the July 22 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland. The nine-year-old program is a highly intensive festival for talented piano students in grades 7-12. The July 22 gala concert will feature 14 highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists from the United States, China, Russia and Mongolia.
A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation – flexible, electrically conductive transparent films – that can be used in electronic devices, including smart phones and touchscreens, and in windows that switch from transparent to opaque to block light.
Beverly Warren, who today begins her presidency at Kent State University, wasted no time getting more familiar with her new university family and the community. The first morning for Kent State’s 12th president includes a walk through campus with her Cabinet, breakfast with city leaders, meetings and lunch with students, and the launch of her official Twitter account.
The Telly Awards has named a fundraising video created for the new Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University as a bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The Kent State video submission was one of nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.
Kent State University graduate students Jeff Jasinski of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Matt Dureiko of Stow, Ohio, both enrolled in the architecture and urban design program, placed second in an international design competition. The DawnTown 2014 Alternative Mobilities design competition, sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, asked designers to create a central hub where routes people take to move around downtown could meet. The proposal would boost Miami’s transportation network.
WKSU, a public radio station and service of Kent State University, was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with 12 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony held June 6 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland. The station won three first-place and two best-in-show awards, including Best Website in Ohio – a category that drew from the best of radio, TV, newspaper and magazine websites – and Best Newscast. Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications across the country.
Continuing the tradition of presenting world-class chamber music in Northeast Ohio, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival will again feature its highly anticipated Faculty Concert Series from June 25 to July 23, which features performances by some of the region’s most-coveted musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as a variety of world-class soloists.
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