College of Arts and Sciences

Materials Science Graduate Program:
Graduate Education on Soft Matter Science

Dr. Quan Li, Senior Research Fellow in the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute One of Kent State University’s most prolific and renowned researchers has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences. Quan Li, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow in the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, joins the prestigious Brussels-based organization that includes about 660 members from 45 nations, including 65 Nobel Prize and...

Dr. Quan Li, Senior Research Fellow in the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute Thirteen cross-disciplinary teams presented in the Kent State competition for Mission:Life on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The winning team, Virtual Harmony, will be presenting their concept in the international competition at the PUCPR University in Brazil on November 11. Virtual Harmony is a novel concept for a music therapy interface utilizing...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. (right), professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, works with a student in her lab. Once it begins, Alzheimer’s disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists studying the disease operate the same way – like Kent State University’s own Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. Since 2016, Casadesus Smith, professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. (right), professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, works with a student in her lab. The Wick Poetry Center held the Celebrating Our Own Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Thursday, Oct. 3. The reading started at 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Poetry Corner on the 2nd floor of Kent State’s University Library. The event was held to celebrate the 2019 Undergraduate Poetry Scholarship winners, who were all invited to read their poems. Max...

A bonobo stares back at the camera while another walks away A new federal grant will help Kent State University expand an international relationship and provide invaluable opportunities for some graduate students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Kent State a three-year, $298,000 International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant that will allow graduate students to travel to...

Sonia Sanchez and students The Wick Poetry Center welcomed poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez to the May Prentice House for a meet and greet with students on Sept. 18. She met with them in the afternoon before giving a lecture in the Kiva in the evening. The Kent State Honors College, the Cleveland Foundation and the Wick Poetry Center cosponsored Sanchez's visit...

Tommy Freeman Celebration Reading The Wick Poetry Center kicked off its 2019-20 event series year on September 13 with a celebration of Tommy Freeman’s life. The event was held in Room 120 of the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design with a reception afterward that expanded into the Wick Poetry Center’s Poetry Park. The event had a large turnout, attended mostly by...

An image of the globe over North America, showing increased warm weather in a yellow-to-red scale Research into the air masses that drive changes in our day-to-day weather has been limited by land-based and regional studies, leaving wide gaps in our understanding of these impactful phenomena. A new paper by a Kent State University geographer has just filled in most of those gaps. In August, the...

A computer rendering of the Liberty of Poetry statue (shown here) was used by Kent State University to create the 3D-printed reproduction of the statue. Kent State University and the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, will celebrate a collaborative partnership around the creation of “Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy, to New York, New York,” an exhibition opening on Oct. 17, 2019, and running through April 26, 2020, at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island...

High school students from Portage County and surrounding areas hold Chinese hand fans during a past STARTALK Summer Foreign Language Camp at Kent State. While the daily news is full of tumultuous conversations about Russia and China, Kent State University has been helping some area high school students learn to converse in Russian and Chinese to facilitate greater global understanding and a less contentious tomorrow. Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the...