COVID-19

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic Two Kent State University professors have conducted much-needed research on face coverings that use alternative textiles to protect the public from COVID-19 and how to keep those masks virus-free. Christopher J. Woolverton, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, and Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D., the Summit Professor in...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic The Kent City Health Department has notified 19 residents of Centennial Court A on Kent State University’s Kent Campus that they must quarantine until Oct. 10 due to possible exposure to the communicable disease COVID-19.  The 19 students will remain in a separate section of Centennial Court A. Meals will be provided along with other university...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic The Kent City Health Department has notified 25 residents of Clark Hall on Kent State University’s Kent Campus that they must quarantine until Oct. 7 due to possible exposure to the communicable disease COVID-19.  The 25 students will remain in a separate section of Clark Hall. Meals will be provided along with other university resources...

Staff assembling equipment for improved instruction. In-person instruction will change dramatically this Fall with the requirements in place to ensure physical distancing.  To accommodate the needs defined by these requirements, a Classroom Technology Committee was formed to make recommendations on technology solutions designed to support a quality instructional experience at a distance. The...

COVID-19 Two members of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute have been awarded grants to begin research on COVID-19 topics. The grants were offered through Case Western Reserve University’s COVID Task Force and multiple funding partners across Case Western Reserve, including the Cleveland Brain Health Initiative, and Kent State’s...

Virus and medical worker stock image Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology from Kent State's College of Public Health, discussed the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 and what's ahead for our state and country during a recent conversation on Facebook Live. She answered live questions and shared insights into such areas as social distancing, homemade masks and...

Information Technology

DeWeese Health Center On March 10, Kent State University officials ceased face-to-face classes and has allowed for flexible work arrangements through April 12 due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The Division of Information Technology has created a guide on how to maintain productivity using collaborative tools like Microsoft Teams when working off site; this guide...