College of Arts and Sciences

When it comes to comics and graphic narratives, few names are as renowned and revered as Art Spiegelman. Since the 1960s, Mr. Spiegelman has been influencing the comics genre and leaving his mark on American culture. Whether it is through his creation of the Garbage Pail Kids for Topps trading cards, his famous cover designs for The New Yorker or his biographical masterpiece “Maus,” Mr. Spiegelman’s work has influenced generations of artists and readers.

Sandy Scheuer was on her way to class on May 4, 1970, when she was shot and killed by Ohio National Guardsmen responding to protests of the Vietnam War at Kent State University. She was a junior honors student, a speech therapy major and a proud member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

You have likely seen one at an aquarium. It is the friendly creature with the oversized head that swims up to the glass with what looks like a smile on its face. Beluga whales are extremely social mammals that are often called sea canaries because of their high-pitched chatter, or melonheads for the enlarged and flexible area above their eyes that creates facial expressions. These distinguishing features of the beluga whale make up just some of its unique characteristics.

Doctoral student plants gardens atop Cleveland buildings to bridge urban design with natural biology

Recent research has uncovered that up to 5 percent of the DNA of many modern humans originated from ancient interbreeding with Neanderthal populations. This raises the broader question of whether a species’ genetic makeup includes genes brought together through occasional episodes of hybridization. Are we an amalgamation of DNA from a variety of interbreeding species? Did such hybridization happen throughout the 7 million years of human evolution? “Occasionally,” said Anthony J.

Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., and his wife, Marlene M. Wicherski, have pledged $2 million to fund three scholarships and a professorship in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller is a Kent State alumnus who grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio.

“The generosity of Earl and Marlene reflects their passion for Kent State’s brain health research,” said Kent State President Beverly Warren. “With their support, we will continue our multidisciplinary efforts to unlock the secrets of brain function and address the complex interaction of factors contributing to brain health.”

How different are human brains compared to the brains of other primates such as chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys? It’s one of many important questions that scientists have asked for years while pursuing a better understanding of human evolution.

On Monday, November 13, 2017, the Kent State College of Arts and Sciences and Office of Global Education hosted the MISSION: LIFE VI international innovation competition, focused on bringing together interdisciplinary teams to address major world problems. The Kent State team, whose idea focused on diverting food waste from the landfill stream and converting it into electricity, won the “People’s Choice” award, after over 300 people visited the three exhibits and voted for their favorite.

Marilyn Norconk, Ph.D., a Professor Emerita of Anthropology in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.