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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: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:49pm

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was recently awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements. 

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: Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 2:40pm

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was recently awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements. 

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:06am

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: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 11:42am

Kent State Biology Professor Studies How Selfish Genes Cause Male Sterility in Flowering Plants

Why are plants often sterile when their parents are from different species? How do species remain separate entities in nature?

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:40pm

A Kent State University epidemiologist has refuted some age-old assumptions about depression in heart attack patients.

Studies have shown that people who suffer from depression are more likely to have heart disease or heart attacks in their lifetime. Worse still, similar research shows that heart patients who have depression face lower survival rates.

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