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With great hope and expectations for the future of brain health research at Kent State University, President Beverly J. Warren introduced Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Feb. 25.

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute.

Thanks to a rare Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Kent State University researchers in the new Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute will be able to work with partners at Merck Performance Materials to advance life-saving sensory technology.

World-renowned applied mathematicians and materials researchers will gather this Saturday and Sunday at Kent State University to initiate and foster collaborations to address challenges to areas of applied mathematics ranging from modeling and analysis to scientific computing and machine learning.

The Applied Mathematics Symposium on Advanced Materials will be held on Feb. 9-10, 2019. To learn more about the Symposium, visit:

Dr. Amoaba Gooden, chairperson of the Department of Pan-African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, will speak at the Black Leadership, Partisan Politics & Social Activism Symposium being held at York University in Toronto, Canada on February 8 and 9, 2019.

Kent State University has chosen an international expert to lead the university’s new School of Peace and Conflict Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences, known for its study of nonviolent conflict management. 

Kent State student team selected for competition.

Dr. Lauren Kinsman-Costello recently shared her expertise on water quality and the impacts of road salt with local media. Check out her interview with WKYC in Cleveland.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Kinsman-Costello's research, visit

It is with heavy and reverent hearts that we share news that Emeritus English Professor Dr. Dolores Noll, trailblazer and pioneer for LGBTQ+ rights and people, passed away at the age of 88 on January 8th. Dolores’s impact is seen today at Kent State University.

The work of 153 ecological researchers from 40 countries, including Kent State University Assistant Professor Dave Costello, Ph.D., from the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has revealed new findings on the effect of climatic factors on river-based ecosystems. The findings are published in the latest issue of the journal Science Advances.