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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:28am

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. 

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:55am

Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics has received a grant for $1 million from the Gawlicki Family Foundation of Hartford, Connecticut, to fund the development of a state-of-the-art distance learning translation studies program. The Institute for Applied Linguistics is a research and education program affiliated with the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State.

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:57am

Kent State University Distinguished Professor of Human Evolutionary Studies C. Owen Lovejoy, Ph.D., received the President's Medal from President Beverly Warren during the One University Commencement Ceremony on May 13 in Dix Stadium. The President’s Medal is the highest honor conferred by Kent State. It recognizes faculty and administrative staff who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of Kent State through extraordinary and unique service.

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:19pm

A Kent State University summer program that teaches foreign languages to high school students has received federal funding for the 10th consecutive year.

Professors Brian Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick of Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences received two grants totaling $180,000 to host the 2017 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State.

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:59am

The College of Arts and Sciences held its annual awards banquet to recognize and honor its distinguished student leaders, teachers and advisors on April 20. James Blank, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences gave the welcome and closing remarks and presented the awards, along with Matthew Minichillo, assistant dean of Academic and Student Services, to the award recipients.  Donald J. Miller, who received his bachelor’s degree in Technology, master’s degree in computer science and an Executive MBA from Kent State, gave the keynote speech.

Posted: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:43pm

Kent State University’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) will host the 31st Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Hilton West in Fairlawn, Ohio.

Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:44am

Ask some of the most successful CEOs about their undergraduate degrees, and you might get an unexpected answer. While most would expect to come from business backgrounds, many actually have bachelor degrees in communications, Spanish, or even theatre.

GoodCall, an online publication specializing in consumer information, talked with professors around the country about the use of liberal arts degrees and the skills that students use as a springboard to the next step in their education and career path.

Posted: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:32pm

Approximately 13,500 years after nomadic Clovis hunters crossed the frozen land bridge from Asia to North America, researchers are still asking questions and putting together clues as to how they not only survived in a new landscape with unique new challenges but adapted with stone tools and weapons to thrive for thousands of years. 

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:58pm

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2017.

Photo of Hanbin MaoThese numbers are stark and sobering, and worse yet, we still do not know exactly why cancer develops in its victims or how to stop it.

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 3:31pm

The Kent State University Geographic Information System (GIS) Health & Hazards Lab is teaming up with the city of Akron, Ohio to better understand the impact violence has on children in the city. In doing so, the group is working together to discover, develop and deploy solutions to the violence.