Community & Society

On the morning of May 4, 1970, Kent State University student Howard Ruffner was hanging out in the office of the Daily Kent Stater in Taylor Hall when the phone rang. The Midwest editor from Life magazine, based in Chicago, was calling to find out if there were any student photographers who had been taking photos over the weekend. Kent State had...

Kent State University jazz ensembles instructor, Christopher J. Coles, creates art and music in remembrance of the racially motivated Charleston shooting. The unforeseen occurrence created a turning point for Coles that led to the creation of the “Nine Lives Project.”   The “Nine Lives Project,” which initially consisted of himself and one...

A three-day trip is underway for Kent State University students to work with community leaders on finding new and creative ways to connect neighborhoods throughout Erie to its Bayfront, according to YourErie.com The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) is the combined home of the urban design graduate program at Kent State and the public...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, says there is a stressful expectation for black women in corporate America to financially provide for their family. “Many grew up as the golden child, so their family looks to them to take care of everything,” Neal-Barnett said in an interview with O, The Oprah...

College of Arts and Sciences professor says that understanding how your child copes with anxiety is key to helping them with back-to-school nerves.  “If they’re worried they won’t fit in, reframe it: how cool is it that you get to meet new kids, that’ll be fun. You just have to use your own imagination and adjust it to your own child,”...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Kent State University is pleased and proud to announce the return of “We the People,” a photography exhibition that shines a light on our common humanity. The exhibition will return to the Kent Campus, on the Lefton Esplanade, from Sept. 6-30, overlapping with the Kent Creativity Festival, and will include featured events like speakers,...

Virtual reality, robots, airplane rides, unmanned aerial vehicles, flight simulators and foundry demonstrations are just a few of the 40-plus experiences offered during Kent State University’s Aeronautics and Engineering EXPO. Hosted by the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State, the annual expo...

Kent State University Associate Professor Molly Merryman, Ph.D., says a Netflix cartoon featuring a transgender character is breaking a new boundary in a positive way. ​​​Merryman, who is director of Kent State’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, is featured in an MTV News article, talking...

The recent death of one of the remaining members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II has a Kent State University associate professor recalling the vital role the female pilots played during the war. “World War II was a total war,” said Associate Professor Molly Merryman, Ph.D., the author of...

Note: Gretchen Hoak is a former television reporter/anchor and current assistant professor of journalism in Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research survey, “Are We Teaching Trauma?”,  focused on how universities prepare young journalists for the trauma they may endure in covering violence. Kent...