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Brain Health Research Institute Grand Opening

Brain Health Research Institute Grand OpeningThe Brain Health Research Institute celebrated the grand opening of its new lab spaces in November 2021 with an afternoon of activities that included a keynote presentation by cognitive neuroscientist Earl Miller, BA ’85, PhD, a dedication of the space, tours and student research demonstrations.
Located on the lower level of the Integrated Sciences Building on the Kent Campus, the new space features interdisciplinary research facilities called “collaboratories.” With state-of-the-art equipment and flexible lab space, the institute’s collaboratories enable researchers from diverse disciplines to bring their collective talents to bear on important unresolved questions about the brain and brain diseases.
            The institute is a nationally recognized effort that taps passionate faculty and staff from across the university—not just in science-based departments—to work together as they solve brain-related challenges. Research topics include how hearing and listening change across childhood, reprogramming the brain with exercise, recovery from chronic spinal cord injury, new treatments for common forms of infertility, the effects of poetry on brain health and many more.

Crawford Hall Groundbreaking

Crawford Hall project officially break ground for the new building

Kent State officially broke ground on Crawford Hall, the future home of the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, on March 8, 2022, in a ceremony attended by more than 400 people, including university officials, donors, alumni, students, elected officials and special guests. Construction on this state-of-the-art building is expected to be completed in 2024. Crawford Hall will support innovative instruction, leading research and student support services for thousands of business majors, minors and others taking business courses across the Kent State system.

The Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship and Crawford Hall have been named in honor of Ambassador Edward F. Crawford and his family, who provided the largest single philanthropic gift in Kent State history to enable the construction of this building.







POSTED: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 01:32 PM
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 10:14 PM