College of Arts and Sciences

Photo of film director Oliver Stone at the May 4 Visitors CenterKent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center has been selected by the International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture (ISLPMC) to receive its Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit.

Photo of Maxim DzeroMaxim Dzero, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been granted $302,796 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project titled “Spins and Knots: The Rise of Topology in F-Orbital Materials.” The focus of this project is to conduct theoretical research aimed at better understanding electron-

Organizing prescription medications in a traditional pill dispenser is not effective enough when patients are taking up to 20 different drugs seven to nine times a day. 

Not taking the medication at the right time or taking too much results in 700,000 emergency room visits a year, 325,000 hospitalizations and 125,000 deaths.

“It’s a trillion dollar problem to deal with medication nonadherence,” said Joel Hughes, Kent State associate psychology professor and director of the Applied Psychology Center at Kent State University.

A Kent State University study, commissioned by WKYC-TV (the NBC affiliate in Cleveland owned by TEGNA), found that 58 percent of registered voters would support allowing adults in Ohio to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The results are plus-or-minus 4 percent and offer a glimpse into what Ohio voters are weighing with Issues 2 and 3, both on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Scholar of the Month
Ye Zhao
Associate Professor of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
2006-present

Ye Zhao is associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on physically based simulation and visualization, natural phenomena modeling, general purpose computing using graphics hardware, and information visualization and visual analytics.

Immediately following the groundbreaking for the new Integrated Sciences Building, join us for a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student Green from 2:30-4:30.

Photo of Richard AlleyThe third annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 14-15 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Science with additional support from the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public.

Rendering 1 of Integrated Sciences Building - South ViewThe groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building will be Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building was held Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event was free and open to the public. Following the groundbreaking, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences hosted a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student Green. Kent State President Beverly Warren and James Blank, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State, spoke at the event.

The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute® and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of the institute on Friday, Sept. 25, in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration that will culminate with the International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC) at the Kent Campus on July 31-Aug. 5, 2016.

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