Kent State University has received a five-year renewal of the the McNair Program grant. This program helps put first-generation students, like Brian Johnson, Destiny Ezeliora and Imani Reynolds on the path to doctoral degrees.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced that Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Ph.D., an associate professor of French and Translation in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University, is one of 22 translators selected to receive a Literature Translation Fellowship of $10,000. This fellowship will support the translation of Anne-Marie Albiach's La Mezzanine: The Last Account of Catarina Quia into English. In total, the NEA will award $300,000 in grants to support the translation into English of works written in 10 different languages from 16 countries.
Kathalina Thorpe's research on using earthworms to compost theater and fashion fabric waste recently won her the 2022 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, a year after she was selected by audience members for the People’s Choice award during the fall 2021 competition.
Kent State University alumnus Earl Miller, Ph.D., a leading cognitive neuroscientist, and his wife Marlene Wicherski were recognized at the university’s 10th Annual Neuroscience Symposium, for their $2 million commitment to support research programs and students in Kent State’s Brain Health Research Institute.
Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) will be welcoming a bevy of accomplished alumni back to the Kent Campus when it hosts the 10th Annual Neuroscience Symposium on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27 and 28.
SURE presenters represented the 122 students who participated in the program during summer 2022, an increase of 50 students from the previous year. SURE is sponsored by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs and the office of President Todd Diacon, as well as several individuals, departments, colleges, institutes and others.
Over half of the described species in the world are insects. Although many people think of insects as pests, they play vital roles and have a big impact on our invaluable ecosystems, as pollinators, helping break down wastes, and as an essential food source for many other organisms.
The Kent State community planted more than 100 trees in the Climate Change Grove to help offset the university’s carbon footprint and provide a way to research the effects of climate change in our immediate environments.
Owning a pet can tell marketers all they need to know about your buying tendencies. In a new study, Lei Jia, assistant professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at Kent State, found that pet ownership can influence and predict consumer behavior.
Molly Merryman, Ph.D., associate professor in Kent State’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Lauren Vachon, assistant professor in Kent State’s LGBTQ studies program and coordinator of the LGBTQ studies minor program, were instrumental in obtaining a $35,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State for the project Resilience During the Pandemic: LGBTQ+ Stories.
The project team, led by Yanhai Du, Ph.D., developed a lightweight-high-energy-density onboard power source that enables vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) type aircraft to potentially increase flight time and payload.
Kent State University’s newest anthropologist, Assistant Professor Aldo Cimino, Ph.D., has made it his life’s work to understand the causes and consequences of hazing, including the possible generation of solidarity. He and his co-author recently published an article on this question in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior.
A substantial amount of time and effort goes into the design of health care environments. In an emergency department, you need optimal conditions to save lives. The Center for Health and Design has awarded Sara Bayramzadeh, assistant professor and Elliot Professor in Health Care Design, the Touchstone Award – Gold Category for conceptual design.