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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:16am

University partners with i-Health and Stow-Glen Retirement Village

Kent State University, in partnership with the Stow-Glen Retirement Village in Stow, Ohio, recently received an industry-funded grant of $430,000 from i-Health Inc., a subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products, to examine whether taking a probiotic dietary supplement, commonly sold over the counter, can improve the mood and memory of middle-aged and older adults.

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 3:55pm

Kent State University students in the College of Arts and Sciences will get the opportunity to travel to Japan to do collaborative research in a world-class institute, specializing in primate biology, thanks to a recently signed memorandum of understanding with the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University. By studying primates as a model for humans, the researchers hope to address a variety of topics, including evolutionary genetic analysis, Alzheimer’s disease and aggressive behavior.      

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 2:53pm

Robin Selinger, Ph.D., faculty member at the Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, has been elected a 2016 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Each year, only one half of one percent of APS members are elected as Fellows. Selinger was recognized for fundamental contributions in theory/simulation of materials, focusing on liquid crystals, polymers and lipid membranes. She also was recognized for her exceptional commitment to outreach activities.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2016 - 2:00pm

Hillary Clinton is coming back to Kent State University: not for a campaign rally like her appearance at the university’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center last week, but as the subject of a new special topics course offered by the Women’s Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, both in the College of Arts and Sciences. The class, titled “Hillary Clinton Case Study: Perspectives on Gender and Power,” will be offered in spring 2017 and will explore the cultural perception of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state. 

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00pm

It could be argued that no science is more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species by solving the problems that challenge it.

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:22am

Physical activity is essential to fighting obesity, and scientists are constantly working to make this activity more effective and beneficial.

A $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will help biology professor Colleen Novak, Ph.D., from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences better understand how the body allocates energy and burns fat.

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:36am

Photo of Cynthia BarnettThe fourth annual Water and Land Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Cleveland Water Alliance.

Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 11:23am

Four Kent State University graduate students in the Department of Psychological Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference.

Liz Baker, Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca and Logan Stigall represented Kent State against five other teams from Arizona State University, Clemson University, Florida International University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of California, Irvine.

Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:21pm

The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute® in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University will host the 26th International Liquid Crystal Conference on the Kent Campus from July 31-Aug. 5. The event is open to the public, but paid registration is required at http://www.kent.edu/lci/ilcc-2016.

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:41am

A group of researchers in Kent State University's College of Arts and Sciences have published a breakthrough article on new properties of liquid crystals in the May 27 issue of Physical Review Letters. The article, which describes some recent surprising results involving nematic liquid crystals induced by a high magnetic field, is currently featured on the American Physical Society website as an “Editors’ Suggestion.”

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