College of Arts and Sciences

car glass Experiencing the burn of a leather car seat in the heat of the summer or catching a nosy neighbor peering into your kitchen window could soon be things of the past with the new dual-mode liquid crystal smart glass material. Yingfei Jiang, a College of Arts and Science graduate student in the Chemical Physics...

Tsunami wave hitting Ao Nang in Krabi Province, Thailand. Photo by David Rydevik (email: david.rydevikgmail.com), Stockholm, Sweden, December 26, 2004. Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geology at Kent State University, was part of an international team of researchers that co-authored an article about a deadly tsunami that occurred about 1,000 years ago in Tanzania. The study suggests that the tsunami risk in East Africa could be higher than...

A rift along the Larsen C ice shelf from the vantage point of NASA Scientists report that nearly 14,600 years ago marine-based regions of the Eurasian Ice Sheet melted rapidly, contributing to a major sea-level rise. Does this rapid collapse of massive ice give us clues as to the vulnerability of Earth’s remaining ice sheets? Joseph D. Ortiz, Ph.D., professor and assistant chair in the College of Arts and...

Tsunami wave hitting Ao Nang in Krabi Province, Thailand. Photo by David Rydevik (email: david.rydevikgmail.com), Stockholm, Sweden, December 26, 2004. Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geology at Kent State University, was part of an international team of researchers that co-authored an article about a deadly tsunami that occurred about 1,000 years ago in Tanzania. The study suggests that the tsunami risk in East Africa could be higher than...

Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative

Torrance Gaskins and Kaitlin Shvach, first place winners of 2020 ESDRI Symposium Poster session The COVID-19 pandemic halted Kent State University’s plans for the 2020 Environmental Science and Design Symposium, but it hasn’t impeded the spirit of the conference. In late April, Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative (ESDRI) leadership, in collaboration with representatives from the university’s Design Innovation (DI)...

Kent State K Kent State University Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley today announced the appointment of three new interim deans as well as changes within the Division of Graduate Studies. The appointments are: Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Ph.D., as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to replace James Blank, Ph.D., who has...

A rift along the Larsen C ice shelf from the vantage point of NASA Scientists report that nearly 14,600 years ago marine-based regions of the Eurasian Ice Sheet melted rapidly, contributing to a major sea-level rise. Does this rapid collapse of massive ice give us clues as to the vulnerability of Earth’s remaining ice sheets? Joseph D. Ortiz, Ph.D., professor and assistant chair in the College of Arts and...

Caitlyn Lenhoff, a masters student in Computer Science, demonstrates the ATR_FLUX augmented reality user interface There is a very good chance that technology, incubated at Kent State University, could play an integral role in improving NASA astronauts’ performance on the next space missions to the moon and Mars. For months, an interdisciplinary team of 12 students and four faculty advisors have been working collaboratively to research and develop new...

Image for Earth Stanzas The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University are launching Earth Stanzas, an interactive poetry project in honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22. Earth Stanzas draws on the inspiration of eight poets who engage the beauty, depth and...

Johnson Hall, part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community According to an article posted on the Kent State University website in September 2019, 20 percent of Kent State’s freshman class of 2023 hails from 38 states other than Ohio, as well as from the District of Columbia. The Honors College also boasts considerable geographic diversity among its students—students in the Honors College class of 2023...