College of Arts & Sciences News

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:51pm
Joseph D. Ortiz, Ph.D., professor and assistant chair in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geology at Kent State University, recently authored a “News and Views” article in Nature Geoscience that discusses research carried out by another research team that reassesse...
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 5:57pm
Have you ever seen the “nasty green slime” – properly known as a harmful algal bloom, or HAB in Lake Erie? Remember the July 31, 2014 “Do Not Drink/Do Not Boil” public health warning messages in Toledo? Tests revealed that the algae was producing microcystin, a sometimes deadly l...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 11:25am
There is a very good chance that technology, incubated at Kent State University, could play an integral role in improving NASA astronauts’ performance on the next space missions to the moon and Mars.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 3:30pm
The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University are launching Earth Stanzas, an interactive poetry project in honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22....
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 9:53am
Celebrity Tina Fey and her husband, KSU alumnus Jeff Richmond will join an ensemble cast in the radio play version of May 4th Voices, written by David Hassler, Director of the Wick Poetry Center and produced and directed by Joe Gunderman, Production Coordinator at NPR affiliate,...
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 3:43pm
Ashley Nickels is an assistant professor of political science at Kent State University. Amanda Clark is an adjunct professor of political science at Nova Southeastern University and an alumna of the Kent State University PhD program in political science. In this joint essay Nicke...
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 1:59pm
On this campus, 50 years ago, a protest against the Vietnam War resulted in the death of four students. In all, 13 were shot by the Ohio National Guard. Nine were injured. One was paralyzed from the waist down.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 6:06am
Nuclear physics researchers at Kent State University and all over the world have been searching for violations of the fundamental symmetries in the universe for decades. Much like the “Big Bang” (approximately 13.8 billion years ago), but on a tiny scale, they briefly recreate th...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:20pm
“We have to start knitting masks. My director of health just emailed the entire staff.” For Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, these were the worst words he had ever heard from a c...
Mapes (left) and Koopman (right)
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 5:01pm
They remember the sights and sounds of helicopters and trucks as the Ohio National Guard moved into their small college town. They remember the smell of tear gas. They remember the chants of the protesters against the Vietnam War and invasion of Cambodia. They remember the panic...

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