Newsletter, April 2017

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Volume 1, Issue 1

Kent State Biologist Awarded $1.5 Million to Advance Alzheimer’s Research

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Gemma Casadesus Smith

Research shows that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men by a 3 to 2 margin. Some scientists believe this is because when women reach menopause, their bodies cease to produce estrogen, and the pituitary gland begins over-producing another hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), to try to jump-start the ovaries.

Gemma Casadesus Smith, an associate professor of Biological Sciences in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, plans to test those beliefs in mice using a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.

Metin Eren's Team Gives Old Artifacts a New Look

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Metin Eren, eyes up a target as he prepares to fire an arrow affixed with a hand-crafted replica of a Clovis arrowhead.

Move over Indiana Jones — Archaeology has some fresh new faces.

Metin I. Eren, Director of Archaeology and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the College of arts and Sciences, joined Kent State University in June. And while he may not be swinging across lava-filled gorges and duking it out with bad guys, he already has secured federal funding for his cutting-edge laboratory, where he’s quickly carving out a niche in his field.

Kent State Geographers Make Maps to Help Study Youth Violence

Kent State Uses Geospatial Technology to Map Violence

Kent State University researchers use geospatial technology to study youth violence in Akron, Ohio.

2017 Symposium Puts Students' Research and Innovative Spirit on Display

Kent State undergraduates pose with University officials following award presentations at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 2017 Kent State University Undergraduate Research Symposium marked the event’s fourth year and boasted the biggest turnout yet.

Nearly 250 students presented 180 posters, almost a 40 percent increase over last year. The event highlighted Kent State students’ academic diversity, with 12 categories that represented three dozen disciplines. Most notably, the symposium saw participation from the arts and fashion nearly double over last year, and its 33 entries topped all other categories.