College of Arts and Sciences

Kent State University researchers will launch three new studies of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in Lake Erie this spring as part of an overall $2 million water quality initiative by the Ohio Board of Regents.  Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie can produce toxins that make water hazardous to drink and force cities to use additional treatment steps...

State of Ohio Representative Kathleen Clyde met with Kent State State Representative 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 Friday (February 13) in the Kent Student Center to discuss a wide range of issues. After a brief presentation focused on the need for more State...

State of Ohio Representative Kathleen Clyde met with Kent State The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences Program with funding to annually provide 21 scholarships of $5,000 each for undergraduate students. The scholarship program, led by Committee Chair Jonathan Maletic, Ph.D., Kent State professor of computer science,...

State of Ohio Representative Kathleen Clyde met with Kent State Karen Cunningham, associate professor with the Center for Applied Conflict Management (now the School of Peace and Conflict Studies) at Kent State University, was recently asked by YES! Magazine to write an article for their online issue on a creative assignment she gave to her Applied Conflict Management students. Read the full article. The...

Mark Bracher is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on how literary studies can promote social justice and psychological development. Scholar of the Month Mark Bracher Professor of English College of Arts and Sciences 1985-present Mark Bracher is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on how literary studies can promote social justice and psychological development. Bracher investigates the development of capacities and habits of...

Mark Bracher is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on how literary studies can promote social justice and psychological development. Two Kent State University faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2014 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.” Fellowship in the APS is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is limited to no more than one-half...

Mark Bracher is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on how literary studies can promote social justice and psychological development. How well does Twitter represent public perceptions and behavior in a public health crisis?  Researchers at Kent State University have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study what social media activity on Twitter reveals about perceptions of last October’s Ebola scare and how perceptions influenced behavior. What the...

Mark Bracher is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on how literary studies can promote social justice and psychological development. Brianna Ali Arko uses princess magic to turn frowns upside down for children battling cancer. Ali Arko is in the pre-medicine program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She volunteers for a non-profit group called, A Special Wish Foundation Inc., Cleveland Chapter. WKYC TV followed Ali Arko as she visited University...

Mark Bracher is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on how literary studies can promote social justice and psychological development.Kent State University Psychology Professor John Dunlosky will participate in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning on Friday, Jan. 23, in Washington D.C. Dunlosky will provide expert input about the current state of research relevant to neuroscience-based interventions for improving education.

Kent State student Andrew Wyatt spent this past fall semester enhancing his research on Italian author Italo Svevo with a study abroad experience in Italy. Kent State University student Andrew Wyatt’s research evolved from flipping through pages of scholarly writing in Kent, Ohio, to viewing the walls of historic museums and libraries in Trieste, Italy.  With the help of his participation in Kent State’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Wyatt, a senior English major and Italian minor,...