Physical activity is essential to fighting obesity, and scientists are constantly working to make this activity more effective and beneficial.

A $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will help biology professor Colleen Novak, Ph.D., from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences better understand how the body allocates energy and burns fat.

Kent State Biology Professor Studies How Selfish Genes Cause Male Sterility in Flowering Plants

Why are plants often sterile when their parents are from different species? How do species remain separate entities in nature?

University policy regarding research and sponsored programs administration

  1. Policy statement. In furtherance of the mission of the university to provide a foundation and support for research and collaboration, the division of research and sponsored programs shall serve as the coordinating office for sponsored programs administration, research compliance, and technology commercialization
  2. The vice president for research and sponsored programs is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices in furtherance of the university’s research mission and strategic plan. 

A Kent State University epidemiologist has refuted some age-old assumptions about depression in heart attack patients.

Studies have shown that people who suffer from depression are more likely to have heart disease or heart attacks in their lifetime. Worse still, similar research shows that heart patients who have depression face lower survival rates.

Scholar of the Month
Jon Yoder
Associate Professor of Architecture
College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Paul DiCorleto, Kent State University’s vice president for research and sponsored programs, likes to say that “innovation occurs where fields collide,” and October’s Scholar of the Month is certainly a testament to the idea that has become the university’s new research tagline.

Photo of Cynthia BarnettThe fourth annual Water and Land Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Cleveland Water Alliance.

Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, two Kent State University professors are researching climate change in Alaska. Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D., and Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., assistant professors from Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, spent a week in Fairbanks, Alaska, in June studying how climate change affects the availability of plant nutrients in arctic and sub-arctic ecosystems.

The grant teams up two of Kent State’s newest researchers.

Scholar of the Month
Brian Castellani
Professor of Sociology
Kent State University at Ashtabula

The Kent Campus is big, but still not big enough to fit all the great scholars who are part of the Kent State University family.

So much of Kent State’s great research is happening at its Regional Campuses, and Sociology Professor Brian Castellani, Ph.D., of Kent State University at Ashtabula is just one of the shining examples.

In this digital age, with phones at our finger tips, you would think that access to constant communication would make us feel closer to one another. But a new study by researchers at Kent State University shows that may not be the case. In fact, cell phone use might actually lead to feeling less socially connected, depending on your gender or cell phone habits.