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. 

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. 

Photo of Joshua StacherKent State’s Joshua Stacher and Case Western Reserve’s Pete Moore to accept award

The Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies (NOCMES) will receive the Education Award at the Niagara Peace and Dialogue Awards ceremony on May 18 at the City Club of Cleveland. 

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.

Kent State University holds its 45th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place April 30-May 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provides an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.

Photo of Christopher Banks and Lisa HagerLisa Hager’s research focuses on the actions and reactions of Congress and the Supreme Court

Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks to establish a faculty-led academic unit that will enable the expansion and integration of LGBT Studies and Women’s Studies programs. In the coming weeks, an advisory group of faculty and students will help develop the mission and structure of the new Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

 

Reading, writing and arithmetic are getting a college-styled makeover in two Akron, Ohio, high schools.

Through a $480,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, the partnership called College Today will send Kent State University instructors into Ellet High School and Firestone High School to teach college-level English and math.

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