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Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:45am

Destination Kent State has returned! The summer advising and registration program at Kent State University is a one-and-a-half-day experience that includes an overnight stay in a residence hall. Students are encouraged to invite family members and guests to participate in the program.

The students explore important topics, including the differences between high school and college, navigating the university and properly preparing to be a college student. Family members and guests learn about essential tools for a positive college experience, such as financial aid, academic success tips and support skills for being the parent/family member of a college student.

The program concludes on the second day when the students meet one-on-one with an academic advisor to create an academic plan.

This year, advising and registration sessions are being scheduled between June 6 and July 20 with a break the week of July 4.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:32am

Educators, scientists and technologists from Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Kent State University and Cleveland Metroparks have partnered to develop a new learning app that is now live and freely available on iTunes. The app, called ParkApps, features a number of different resources aimed at educating park visitors as they run, hike and bike through the parks.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 4:32pm

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary black glove with a white palm. But if you take a closer look, you will see it is equipped with sensors and a speaker. The glove is in the early stages of helping those who use American Sign Language (ALS) to communicate with those who do not.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 4:29pm

For decades, biologists researching a cure for Alzheimer’s disease have remained in the dark almost as much as the ailment’s victims.

A Kent State University professor, however, is looking to stop the disease before it starts.

Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., an associate biology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, studies Alzheimer’s through the lens of the aging process.

“In my lab, we’re trying to understand how age-related events can cause Alzheimer’s disease,” she said. “My work is not in treating existing illness but in preventing it.”

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 4:43pm

 

What was scheduled to take four days to complete, Kent State University’s Flying Flashes finished in three.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:17am

From its island greenery and beautiful, clear beaches – to its vintage American cars and aged architecture – Havana, Cuba, is a place where few American college students have explored in more than 60 years.

But now that diplomatic relations are being restored between both countries, students from Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and its Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative have an opportunity unlike any other.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:30am

The basic concept of a fuel cell is simple – it converts chemical energy into electricity.

To hear Kent State University Assistant Professor Yanhai Du, Ph.D., in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology tell it, however, the impact of modern and emerging fuel cell technology is anything but basic.

Fuel cells have the potential to deliver on the promise of the elusive cold-fusion theory of the 1990s – clean, super-efficient, affordable energy that could reduce carbon emissions exponentially.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 2:39pm

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State University who studied broadcast journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. 

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:32am

Scholar of the Month
Lawrence Osher
Professor
College of Podiatric Medicine
1982-present

An accomplished doctor and academic, a highly regarded colleague and educator, the June 2016 Scholar of the Month is Dr. Lawrence Osher of Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine, a decision made unanimously among the college’s leadership.

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 4:24pm

Kent State University’s tradition of athletic success was on full display in early June, earning a national player of the year, a national assistant coach of the year and an honor for excellence throughout its 10 women’s sports.

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