College of Arts & Sciences News

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:48pm
George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Newkome is a two-time Kent State alumnus. “George and Mary Jane both ha...
Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:31pm
Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are currently living with depression.
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:54am
A portion of Kent State University’s Kent Campus has taken its place alongside the nation’s most significant historic locations, joining such sites as the Grand Canyon National Park, Pearl Harbor and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:24pm
Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center presents “Freedom Sings: A Concert” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Cartwright Hall is located at 650 Hilltop Drive in Kent. During this event, the story of free speech in America will be...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 2:25pm
Dr. Peter Palffy-Muhoray, professor of chemical physics and member of the Liquid Crystal Institute, in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University will present "Rotating nametags, rubber lasers and coin magic: short stories from the world of liquid crystals" for the...
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 3:25pm
Kent State biology student rescues excess food for educational feast Imagine planning a dinner party for 500 of your closest friends and not knowing what you will serve until almost the last minute. It might sound stressful, but for Erin Shattuck it is a privilege. Ms. Shattuck...
Linda Spurlock, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Kent State University, also serves as a forensic facial reconstruction artist for several medical examiner and coroner’s offices throughout the region.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:28am
Strength, tenacity, courage and unrelenting persistence.   March is Women’s History Month, and all across our country, we are honoring women who have shaped America’s history by working together and showing their strength, tenacity and courage to not only overcome great obstacle...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 3:47pm
The College of Arts and Sciences invites you to join us for the sixth annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 25-26, 2018 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Healthy Brain," with John Cryan, PhD, as our keynote sp...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 3:01pm
Are the new Major League baseballs "juiced"? An article on goes to bat on this controversial topic and has drawn interest from several other media outlets, including ESPN, USA Today and CBS Sports to name a few. 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:45am
Transitioning from college life to the work world can be a harrowing experience for just about anyone: figuring out what to wear, how to effectively network, interview protocol – it is difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, help is on the way.