College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Architecture and Design What is the role of BioDesign in addressing environmental issues we face locally and globally? What does it mean to "design with life?" Kent State University researchers have some ideas on these matters and will soon put them on full display at one of the institution's top-tier research forums: the Seventh Annual Environmental Science and Design...

In 1901, the 16 Major League Baseball teams produced 455 home runs. Players were discouraged from attempting it — too much risk of flying out. Nearly 120 years later, players couldn’t seem to help themselves, and MLB smashed all previous records, with 6,776 home runs — 771 more than the previous record set in 2017. The year in between, while...

Hirsh posing with tiger Morgan Hirsh, a senior Honors College student studying zoology with a minor in French, was inspired to pursue veterinary medicine at least in part by her parents. Her father, whom she says is “the smartest person” she knows, is a paramedic, and she says she wants to be like him. However, she knew that she would...

Students studying in a classroom The "C" in "college" might as well stand for "cramming." Studies show students are notoriously bad at adopting and adhering consistently to high-impact study habits that help them retain knowledge long-term. Researchers and faculty at Kent State University, however, are...

Shown is the augmented view of the Victory Bell on the Kent State University campus as it would have looked on May 1, 1970. Coinciding with the 50th commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University faculty members have received a grant for $175,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to launch an on-site augmented reality experience of May 4. The team includes Richard Ferdig, Ph.D., the primary investigator, along with Robert Clements,...

Materials Science Graduate Program:
Graduate Education on Soft Matter Science

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances. It’s starting to look a lot like an annual tradition to see a certain Kent State University professor named on Clarivate Analytics’ list of Highly Cited Researchers in the world. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, is...

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances. It’s starting to look a lot like an annual tradition to see a certain Kent State University professor named on Clarivate Analytics’ list of Highly Cited Researchers in the world. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, is...

Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances. On Nov. 15, Physics Professor Robin Selinger, Ph.D., a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University was elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2020. The American Physical...

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Kent State University President Todd Diacon and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner smile at a press conference announcing the new Choose Ohio First award recipients. Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced Thursday, Dec. 12, that Kent State University has been awarded a $2 million Choose Ohio First grant to support computer science and related fields and to strengthen Ohio’s workforce. Among the 35 Ohio colleges and universities selected as the new...

Etruscan tombs at Orvieto, Italy — about 45 northwest from where Dr. Sarah Harvey and her colleagues discovered a likely Etruscan necropolis in summer 2019. A routine research trip to Italy turned into the archaeological discovery of a lifetime for a Kent State University Classics professor this summer. Sarah Harvey, Ph.D., Professor of Classics in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, said the burial...