College of Arts and Sciences

Shown is the augmented view of the Victory Bell on the Kent State University campus as it would have looked on May 1, 1970. Coinciding with the 50th commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University faculty members have received a grant for $175,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to launch an on-site augmented reality experience of May 4. The team includes Richard Ferdig, Ph.D., the primary investigator, along with Robert Clements,...

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances. It’s starting to look a lot like an annual tradition to see a certain Kent State University professor named on Clarivate Analytics’ list of Highly Cited Researchers in the world. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, is...

Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances. On Nov. 15, Physics Professor Robin Selinger, Ph.D., a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University was elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2020. The American Physical...

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Kent State University President Todd Diacon and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner smile at a press conference announcing the new Choose Ohio First award recipients. Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced Thursday, Dec. 12, that Kent State University has been awarded a $2 million Choose Ohio First grant to support computer science and related fields and to strengthen Ohio’s workforce. Among the 35 Ohio colleges and universities selected as the new...

Etruscan tombs at Orvieto, Italy — about 45 northwest from where Dr. Sarah Harvey and her colleagues discovered a likely Etruscan necropolis in summer 2019. A routine research trip to Italy turned into the archaeological discovery of a lifetime for a Kent State University Classics professor this summer. Sarah Harvey, Ph.D., Professor of Classics in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, said the burial...

A free stock image depicting sperm approaching an egg for fertilization The first rubber condoms were manufactured in 1838. Along with abstinence, they would remain the only effective and widely available means of male contraception until the vasectomy became a common procedure in the mid 20th century. ​​​​​​​ Since then all contraceptives have focused on the female...

A free stock image depicting sperm approaching an egg for fertilization On Nov. 15, Physics Professor Robin Selinger, Ph.D., a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University was elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2020. The American Physical...

Free stock image of a Breast Cancer Awareness walk An article published by Kent State University researchers in a high-impact journal may help to develop more effective drug treatments for one type of invasive breast cancer. Breast cancer affects nearly 250,000 Americans every year, killing more than 41,000, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some cancer...

(Left) Dr. Mary Dozier, a developmental psychologist at the University of Delaware; (Right) Dr. Jamil Zaki, a social neuroscientist at Stanford University The Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, in partnership with the national public radio affiliate WKSU 89.7 FM and the KSU Brain Health Research Institute, will host the first of a two-part distinguished speaker series “How Science Can Help: Fostering Connection in a Fractured World”...

The “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit provides a powerful form of cross-generational connection that engages users in the events of May 4, 1970, and the importance of peace, conflict resolution and student activism today. Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center is set to debut its “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit this week in Austin, Texas, as part of the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference.   Curated and designed in collaboration with Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center and the College of Arts and...