Scholar of the Month
Ye Zhao
Associate Professor of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences

Ye Zhao is associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on physically based simulation and visualization, natural phenomena modeling, general purpose computing using graphics hardware, and information visualization and visual analytics.

Photo of Richard AlleyThe third annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 14-15 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Science with additional support from the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public.

Kent State University researcher Michele K. Donnelly, Ph.D., and University of Toronto researchers Peter Donnelly, Ph.D., and Mark Norman found that the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics failed to bring more women into the competition. Only 40 percent of competitors were women, making this the first time since 1988 that the percentage of women athletes saw a decline.

The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute® and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of the institute on Friday, Sept. 25, in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration that will culminate with the International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC) at the Kent Campus on July 31-Aug. 5, 2016.

Megan Carrasco is a senior communication studies major with a concentration in applied communication. She is also pursuing minors in public relations and Spanish. Her Senior Honors Thesis/Project titled "The Ideal Millennial Working Woman: A Thematic Analysis of How Gender and Generation are Constructed Online" is being completed under the direction of her faculty advisor, Dr. Suzy D'Enbeau, assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies.

Photo of Susanna FeinKent State University English Professor Susanna Fein, Ph.D., in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $114,616 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Photo of Laura Schuch and Andrew CurtisKent State University Geography Professor Andrew Curtis and his doctoral student Laura Schuch, in the College of Arts and Sciences, have developed mapping approaches that can help predict neighborhood lead exposure in children which continues to be a health concern in older neighborhoods, including se

Scholar of the Month
Thomas Long
Assistant Professor
College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

Photo 1 of Bjorn LussemA Kent State University professor in the College of Arts and Sciences has received a grant from the Binational Science Foundation to continue his development of a combined LED (light-emitting diode) and organic transistor that could be used in flexible displays.

Scholar of the Month
David Hacker
Associate Professor of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences
Kent State University at Trumbull