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Science is complex, and it’s difficult to discuss it with children under the best circumstances; it’s even more difficult when they are hungry. Two Kent State University researchers may have cooked up a way to solve both of those problems, and the National Science Foundation just awarded them a three-year, $1.3 million grant to determine if their recipe works.

Trustees Research Professor Oleg Lavrentovich, Ph.D., a chemical physicist in Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI), just received nearly $1 million between two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for separate studies with potential applications in biomedical science, commercial electronics and beyond.

Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., was named the new director of Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, effective July 1, having been selected for his research accomplishments, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for social impact.

WHAT:
Kent State University President Todd Diacon will introduce the new director of the university’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute on Tuesday, July 16. The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the institute embraces all materials research on campus with an initial emphasis on materials that respond to changes in their environment. The new director will discuss his goals and plans for the future of the institute.
 

Many students in the Middle East learn basic English, but applying their language skills to professional life can be challenging. A grant from the U.S. Department of State will allow some Palestinian students to take their English to the next level with the help of Kent State University professors.

State of Ohio officials have renewed a $600,000 technology commercialization partnership between Kent State University and Cleveland State University.

The Brain Health Research Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the Seventh Annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 4-5 at the Kent State University Kiva Auditorium. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Addicted Brain," with Elise Weerts, Ph.D., as our keynote speaker on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Dr. Weerts is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

With great hope and expectations for the future of brain health research at Kent State University, President Beverly J. Warren introduced Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Feb. 25.

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute.

WHAT:
Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren will introduce the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Monday, Feb. 25. The new director will discuss our plans for widespread collaboration within the Northeast Ohio health community for brain health research.

The event will take place in the lobby of the Integrated Sciences Building, located at 1175 Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus. The program begins at 10 a.m.

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