College of Arts and Sciences

Event Will Support Study Abroad Scholarships at Kent State Kent State University will host the inaugural “Run the World 5K”, a run/walk international-themed race, on Saturday, September 12 on the Kent Campus Esplanade. Registration proceeds will support study abroad scholarships so that Kent State University students can better afford the...

Kent State University freshman Javier Ojeda risked losing it all if surgery to stop bleeding in his brain did not go as planned. Ojeda faced losing the use of his arms, going into a coma, or even dying. But the night before Easter, Ojeda amazingly walked out of the hospital. Ojeda and his father talked with KDKA-TV and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...

Poster session at the OSAPS Spring Meeting at Kent State University On March 27 and 28, Kent State University hosted the Spring 2015 Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS), a regional unit of the APS that serves Ohio and adjacent states, especially Michigan and Indiana.  The Spring 2015 meeting, organized by physics Profs. Veronica Dexheimer and Mike Strickland, featured four...

Poster session at the OSAPS Spring Meeting at Kent State University Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host poet Rita Dove as part of the Fourth Annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading. The event is part of the 2014-2015 reading series and will take place on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public. Earlier in the day, Dove will participate...

Kent State student Celeste Weise stands near her research poster during the 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Kent Student Center. What do sleep quality, post-traumatic stress disorder and smoking have in common? That’s the question on which Celeste Weise, a Kent State University senior psychology and sociology major, presented her research at the university’s second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held March 11. PREPARING FOR THE SYMPOSIUM As a research...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. Have too much stress? There is an app for coping. Researchers from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences worked together to develop an app that not only measures stress levels in teenagers, but also teaches them how to manage anxiety. The app gathers data in real time using two teen favorites: technology and music.     ...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, who represents central and southern Portage County in Ohio’s 75th District, met with 30 of Kent State University’s Choose Ohio First scholarship students on Feb. 13 at the Kent Student Center to discuss a wide range of issues. The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program provides scholarship support to Ohio residents...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. Gemma Casadesus Smith describes herself as a scientist who likes to investigate ideas that run counter to prevailing thought. Her research on Alzheimer’s disease has looked at the effects on the brain of oxidative stress, hormone treatments and the regulation of metabolism.  When a new avenue for a therapy appears possible, her approach is,...

Crossed Out II by Samuel Bak (oil/canvas painting) The Kent State University Jewish Studies program, in the College of Arts and Sciences, will host a presentation by Gary Phillips, Ph.D., the Edgar H. Evans Professor of Religion at Wabash College, on March 2 at 7 p.m. in Satterfield Hall, Room 121, on the Kent Campus. Phillips presentation, titled “Representing the Irreparable: The Holocaust and...

Kent State Student Introduces New Method of Circadian Research Kent State University chemistry senior Caitlin Crosier combined creativity and science for her yearlong project on circadian rhythms and will present those findings at the university’s Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 11. “The main goal of my research is to validate this method as a way to look at the circadian rhythm structure of an...