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Flowers in full bloom in the Murin Gardens near the Kent State Library.
Flowers in full bloom in the Murin Gardens near the Kent State Library.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:39am

Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute® will host a symposium called “Chirality at the Nanoscale” on June 4-5 in the Kent Student Center on the Kent Campus. 
 

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11:13am

In an office nestled inside Kent State University’s Nixson Hall, you can hear the voice of a third grade student coming from a computer screen.

“Beach ball,” says the voice from Greenfield Exempted Village Schools in Greenfield, Ohio.

Soon after, in the screen directly below, Kent State graduate student Lauren Ledzianowski responds with, “Yes, beach ball! Very good.”

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:13pm

Photo of Min-Ho KimThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Kent State University’s Min-Ho Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, a $1,842,350 five-year grant. The grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research is to develop “nanobombs,” a nanotechnology-based therapeutic platform that can treat biofilm infection in chronic wounds. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 3:28pm

The semester ended on a high note for Kent State University’s contemporary a cappella singing group.

Dressed in their blue and gold, the Kent Clarks recently shared their talent on the plaza of NBC’s “Today Show.”

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 4:09pm

The Kent State University Press received a 2015 PROSE Award in the Single Volume – Humanities & Social Sciences category for “Wearable Prints, 1760-1860: History, Materials, and Mechanics” by Susan W. Greene. Sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content in more than 40 categories.

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:40am

What does it take to become great in your field? Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration? For young scientists, that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:43pm

Photo of Kent State students exercising on treadmillsKent State University researchers Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., and Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., as well as Kent State alumni Michael Rebold, Ph.D., and Gabe Sanders, Ph.D., assessed how common smartphone uses – texting and talking – interfere with treadmill exercise.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:05pm

Photo from A Little Night Music47th season features productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray”

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 47th season with productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:45am

It is difficult to imagine how all the metal pieces and parts sprawled out on the floor of Kent State University’s Research 1 Building will eventually form a mining robot. But, the relentless dedication it has taken to design, create and build the robot might one day help NASA learn more about the materials on Mars.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:59am

The Kent State University Mass Notification System will undergo campuswide testing on Wednesday, May 13, between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

The testing is required due to updates to the system that will expedite the process of alerting campus to threats and improve the overall ease of use. Select office phones marked with a red sticker that reads “MNS” will now display a written message in addition to the recording that plays on campus. Additionally, the changes will simplify the process for dispatchers when alerting the campus community.

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