College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Peter Palffy-Muhoray, professor of chemical physics and member of the Liquid Crystal Institute, in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University will present "Rotating nametags, rubber lasers and coin magic: short stories from the world of liquid crystals" for the Applied Mechanics Colloquia at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University on April 4 at 4:00 pm. Liquid crystals open the door to unexpected and intriguing physical phenomena. Dr.

Kent State biology student rescues excess food for educational feast

Imagine planning a dinner party for 500 of your closest friends and not knowing what you will serve until almost the last minute. It might sound stressful, but for Erin Shattuck it is a privilege. Ms. Shattuck is passionate about using every last morsel of food to prevent waste. She is even more passionate about telling and teaching others to do the same.   

Strength, tenacity, courage and unrelenting persistence.  

March is Women’s History Month, and all across our country, we are honoring women who have shaped America’s history by working together and showing their strength, tenacity and courage to not only overcome great obstacles, but also achieve at the highest level.   

Are the new Major League baseballs "juiced"? An article on goes to bat on this controversial topic and has drawn interest from several other media outlets, including ESPN, USA Today and CBS Sports to name a few. 

Transitioning from college life to the work world can be a harrowing experience for just about anyone: figuring out what to wear, how to effectively network, interview protocol – it is difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, help is on the way.

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.