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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:45am

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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:42am

Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance Professor Tamara L. Honesty helped to bring a beloved 1980s television series to the stage in the world premiere production of Family Ties.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:43am

During its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Aviation Association designated the Kent State University Airport as its Airport of the Year.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:28pm

As part of the university’s Kent State of Wellness initiative, Kent State University is becoming a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. A part of the university’s Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State, all Kent State campuses will be smoke- and tobacco-free beginning July 1, 2017, fostering the wellbeing of the university community and the environment.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:45am

What’s it really like to build costumes from scratch for a mainstage musical?  The sights and sounds of Kent State University’s Costume Shop are as much of a production as the show itself.

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. 

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 2:41pm

When someone suffers a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumor, one of the common symptoms is aphasia, a disorder that arises from damage to portions of the brain, usually the left side, that are responsible for language. It impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing. 

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 8:23am

Kent State Business Professor Craig Zamary challenges entrepreneurial students to consider impact of artificial intelligence on a global economy.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:53pm

A pair of Kent State University female pilots have successfully completed the 2017 Air Race Classic. The Flying Flashes finished fifth out of the 12 universities, and 15th out of the 47 teams overall. They also received a prize for finishing second on the seventh leg of the race and were one of only nine teams to complete the race with zero penalties.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 9:18pm
Today, the Kent State University family mourns the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, freshman football player Tyler Heintz. Tyler was transported to a local hospital by paramedics this morning following football conditioning drills at Dix Stadium. The cause of death is...
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:10am
Kent State sophomore fashion design and business student Madeline Mehler launched a business that creates a more sustainable, lower carbon-footprint approach to making clothes.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:44pm
Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising has once again been named among the nation’s elite, according to new rankings from For Fashion Merchandising, the school has been r...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:40am
Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative has received the 2017 Great Places Award in the Place Planning category from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). The EDRA Great Places Awards recognize profession...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:51am
Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative has received the 2017 Great Places Award in the Place Planning category from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). The EDRA Great Places Awards recognize profession...
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 3:54pm
The 2017 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 June 9-18 on the university’s campus and culminate with the June 18 gala concert at Severanc...
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:54pm
Kent State graduate continues to break new ground in the understanding of cognition—and his research may help us move beyond the limits of the brain’s working memory.
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:57pm
Instead of heading home to relax following the conclusion of finals week, a group of Kent State University student-athletes traveled to Aguacate, Belize, to partner with Courts for Kids on a service project from May 16-24. A total of 19 stu...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:12pm
With a goal of becoming one of the nation’s top public universities in aeronautics and engineering education and research, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved changing the name of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology to the College of...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 8:06am
With the help of LaunchNET Kent State, Andrew Badger used perseverance and passion to find his starring role in animation.