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The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University is pleased to introduce Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu and Dr. Asantewa Sunni-Ali and Dr. D. Amy Rose Forbes-Erickson, the newest faculty to join the department.

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.

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.      

Hillary Clinton is the subject of a special topics course at Kent State University.

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. 

There is nothing like it - holding a tiny baby in your arms. As a parent, you most likely know what it is like to get flooded with a rush of those ooey-gooey feelings. But why? How does it happen and what is the science behind those feelings for dads?

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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