Kent State Magazine
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Get Smart: Multitasking is a myth, says MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller, BA ’85, who is researching technologies that may one day increase the capacity of the brain’s working memory. In the meantime, he’s got a few tips to help focus your mind. Read more about Earl Miller's research.
Photo: Jason Grow
by Beth Skwarecki
The Zika epidemic may have peaked, but it will play out for years as researchers learn more about how the virus is transmitted and how long it remains viable. Kent State experts are using past and present experiences with mosquito-borne diseases to prepare public health students for future outbreaks. Plus, how you can protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.
by Keri Richmond '17
Senior public relations major Keri Richmond was in and out of the foster care system almost from birth. Now she’s fighting for other foster kids to have a better experience.
by Adam Piore
With his research into the brain’s prefrontal cortex, MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller, BA ’85, may someday be able to increase the capacity of our conscious minds. Until then, he has advice on why multitasking doesn’t work and how to focus on the task at hand.
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President Beverly Warren points to Kent State's path forward.
Reinberger Children's Library Center: Selections from the University Library's collection of children's pop-up books, picture books, ephemera and more
by Lauren Rathmell '17
Disc Jockeys: Looking back on the 40-year history of Kent State's Ultimate Frisbee team with Jerome Wachholz, BS '79
Mary Greer, MEd '84, of Shalersville, Ohio, shares her poem, "Here in the Vineyard of Provision."