Where you live could determine how long you live. It is a struggle for many living in the inner city where residents often fear for their safety.
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Prashanth Shanmuganathan is one of only two winners to receive a prestigious award for the most outstanding thesis related to research conducted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.
Kent State University’s Center for Applied Conflict Management is transforming into a new School of Peace and Conflict Studies this month.
Several Kent State University professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to receive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU grants are designed to provide faculty with funding to create research positions and experiences specifically for undergraduate students. These students typically come from two- or four-year institutions that may not provide access to many research opportunities.
Dementia affects one-third of all people older than 65 years in the United States. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, irreversible brain disease that results in impaired cognitive functioning and other behavioral changes. Humans are considered uniquely susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, potentially due to genetic differences, changes in brain structure and function during evolution, and an increased lifespan.
When Army Training Sgt. Curtis Cofojohn returned from his tour in Afghanistan, he watched as his fellow soldiers struggled to find a place to live. They had been out of the country for many months and most of the housing where they wanted to live was taken. Even finding a simple advertisement was almost as rare as finding a vacancy. In addition to veterans, Cofojohn noticed that the problem affected college students looking for off-campus housing.
Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Kent State University in Ohio have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To achieve this, the scientists clamp a strip of this polymer material in a rectangular frame. When illuminated, it goes for a walk all on its own. This small device, the size of a paperclip, is the world’s first machine to convert light directly into walking, simply using one fixed light source.
Kent State University faculty and students in the Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently played a key role in using a new silicon detector technology to examine nuclear collisions that recreate the Big Bang on a tiny scale in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, on Long Island.