College of Arts and Sciences

Kent State student Lewis Sharpnack studies the structure of smectic liquid crystal phases in Physics Professor Satyendra Kumar’s laboratory in the Science Research Building.    What does it take to become great in your field? Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration? For young scientists, that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field.  Lewis “Lee” Sharpnack, a Kent State...

Kent State student Lewis Sharpnack studies the structure of smectic liquid crystal phases in Physics Professor Satyendra Kumar’s laboratory in the Science Research Building.    Kent State’s Joshua Stacher and Case Western Reserve’s Pete Moore to accept award The Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies (NOCMES) will receive the Education Award at the Niagara Peace and Dialogue Awards ceremony on May 18 at the City Club of Cleveland.  Accepting the award for NOCMES will be co-directors Josh Stacher, Ph.D.,...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. What does it take to become great in your field?  Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration?  For young scientists that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field. Lewis “Lee” Sharpnack, a Kent State...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. Lisa Hager’s research focuses on the actions and reactions of Congress and the Supreme Court What is the best way to truly understand the inner workings of the U.S. Congress? Not through watching the news or reading a textbook. Washington, D.C., insiders will tell you that you need to actually be on “the inside” and get firsthand experience,...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June.   Reading, writing and arithmetic are getting a college-styled makeover in two Akron, Ohio, high schools. Through a $480,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, the partnership called College Today will send Kent State University instructors into Ellet High School and Firestone High School to teach college-level...

Kent State faculty, staff, students and campus visitors gather on the Kent State Commons and Blanket Hill for the 45th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970. Kent State University held its 45th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events April 30-May 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provided an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today. The May 4 Task...

Kent State faculty, staff, students and campus visitors gather on the Kent State Commons and Blanket Hill for the 45th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970. Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies have been awarded two federal government STARTALK grants, totaling $225,000, to support the Regents Foreign Language Academy, a summer language immersion program for Ohio high school students and K-12 teachers.  ...

Distinguished Student Leadership Awards Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Student Leadership and Distinguished Teacher and Advisor Awards, which is sponsored annually by the College of Arts and Sciences. The student award recipients, who are nominated by their departments, have shown leadership in academics, university service, community service, and other special programs. ...

Distinguished Student Leadership Awards Kent State University’s Jewish Studies Program will host a gala, “Memories, Milestones, Momentum,” in honor of its 40th anniversary on May 17 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center located at 215 Depeyster St. in downtown Kent. The celebration features a tribute to the program’s longest-serving director Herbert Hochhauser, Ph.D.,...

Distinguished Student Leadership Awards Three top researchers in literary studies, liquid crystals and post-traumatic stress received Kent State University’s 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception held April 14 on the Kent Campus. The awards are sponsored by the University Research Council and Division of Research and Sponsored Programs. Mark...