Does mindfulness meditation truly help in relieving stress and managing blood pressure? It is a popular technique, but until now no large-scale studies utilizing meditation have been conducted.

A $952,000 National Science Foundation grant to researchers at Kent State University will result in a mobile device application to help visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park learn more about the park’s history and ecology and become “citizen scientists” by sharing their findings with others.

Dear Colleagues:

It is time to celebrate!

This week we learned that our freshman to sophomore retention rate on the Kent campus reached 81.7%, an all-time record at Kent State! In addition, preliminary numbers suggest that our six-year graduation rate will increase to nearly 55%. Put on your party hats, and give yourselves a well-deserved pat on the back for this impressive improvement.

The Luckhurst-Samulski Prize is awarded by a Selection Committee for the best paper published in the journal Liquid Crystals. Out of 200 publications eligible for the 2013 Luckhurst-Samulski Prize, a paper by KSU physics PhD student Shaikh Shamid and his adviser, Emeritus Prof. Dave Allender, has been selected as one of eight finalists. 

Kent State University at Trumbull’s Link Art Gallery is pleased to present the works of Ron Wilson during an exhibitionRon Wilson's works will appear at The Link Art Gallery beginning Sept. 9 at Kent State Trumbull that will run from Sept. 15-Oct. 9. 

Dr. Aysegul Keskin ZerenDr. Aysegul Keskin Zeren has recently accepted a position as a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Transformation in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. 

Kent State University at Trumbull has announced it will host its 2014 Fall Job Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Classroom Building on the campus of Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. An employer discusses opportunities with a potential applicant



A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation – flexible, electrically conductive transparent films – that can be used in electronic devices, including smart phones and touchscreens, and in windows that switch from transparent to opaque to block light.

Dear Colleagues:
The following announcement will be released today.
Kent State Vice President for Research to Return to Faculty Position
Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., has chosen to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as vice president of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University for the past three years. He has agreed to remain in the position until a successor is in place.