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An irrigation canal runs through a Cambodian rice field
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:03am
A recent publication by Kent State geographers sheds more light on the causes of the Cambodian genocide that wiped out roughly a quarter of the country’s population in the late 1970s.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:37am
In the wake of the Parkland massacre, American Association of Geographers President, Derek Alderman, reaches out to newly selected AAG Fellow, James “Jim” Tyner, who has written several books and important articles on the relationship between space, society, and violence. The ori...
Photo by Melissa Olson
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:55am
As the United States entered WWII, trailblazing women like Bea McPherson, BS ’43, took on the task of providing essential handmade maps for the war effort—and charted the course for today’s women mapmakers. By Jan Senn / Kent State Magazine
Kent State University researchers use cameras, GPS and experts to help track opioid use in Portage County.
Kent State University researchers use cameras, GPS and experts to help track opioid use in Portage County.
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 6:18am
Driving through the streets of Ravenna on a weekday afternoon, you probably wouldn't notice anything out of the ordinary.
Cameron Lee, Ph.D., (left) and Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., (right) from Kent State University’s Department of Geography have teamed up to secure two research grants to study climate change and weather patterns.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:52am
A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns.
Cameron Lee, Ph.D., (left) and Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., (right) from Kent State University’s Department of Geography have teamed up to secure two research grants to study climate change and weather patterns.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 2:07pm
A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns.
Two Kent State University geography professors use the lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the forecast of Hurricane Irma as teaching tools in the classroom.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:10pm
Two Kent State University geography professors bring hurricane lessons into the classroom.
Ideastream's Sound of Ideas talked with Kent State's Andrew Curtis about creating maps to reduce health disparities.
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:25am
Where you live could determine how long you live. It is a struggle for many living in the inner city where residents often fear for their safety.
Kent State Uses Geospatial Technology to Map Violence
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 3:31pm
Kent State University researchers use geospatial technology to study youth violence in Akron, Ohio.
The theme for this year's Water and Land Symposium at Kent State University is "Sustainability and Resilience on the Land-Water Continuum."
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:36am
The 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...

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