College of Arts and Sciences

Photo of Angus FletcherKent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a four-day international conference on the humanities at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center at 215 S. Depeyster St. in downtown Kent, Ohio.

Photo of Christina McVayKent State’s Christina McVay, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Pan-African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, joins a panel of guest speakers to talk about racial identity.

Kent State University student-athlete Jordan Italiano of Canfield, Ohio, was tabbed “Smartest Player in College Football” in NFL.com’s 15 for ’15 series released on June 16. The pre-medicine/biochemistry major and safety on the Kent State football team carries a 3.978 heading into his senior year.

Photo of Jordan ItalianoKent State University’s Jordan Italiano is getting national attention for his performance both on the field and in the classroom. NFL.com has named Italiano to its 15 for ’15 series.

The NFL looks for players who make significant on-field contributions and demonstrate strong academic abilities.

What is the best way to truly understand the inner workings of the U.S. Congress? Not through watching the news or reading a textbook. Washington, D.C., insiders will tell you that you need to actually be on “the inside” and get firsthand experience, with access to closed-door meetings. 

Photo of James TynerKent State University recently received a $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to use historical satellite imagery and archival research to study landscapes of mass violence in Cambodia during and after the regime of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979.

How should gender and sexuality be taught and studied? It is a question that 90.3 WCPN ideastream presented to five panelists, including Kent State University’s Molly Merryman, Ph.D., coordinator of LGBT Studies and associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Photo of Anshul SharmaAnshul Sharma, a graduate student in Kent State University’s Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the Silver Graduate Student Award at the Materials Research Society’s 2015 Spring Meeting in San Francisco, California. She was recognized for her presentation on “Visualizing Gold Nanoparticle Chirality via Nematic Liquid Crystals.”

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. 
 

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. 

Pages