Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

New funding will support student research and curriculum expansion efforts in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. Two grants from Cotton Incorporated will fund collaborative studies between merchandising and design students at Kent State’s Fashion School under the leadership of Assistant Professor Gargi Bhaduri,...

With stress levels on the rise and mental health being one of the most crucial issues in public health today, Kent State University is hosting the Brain Health Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 21, to share the importance of a healthy brain. The event is presented by Kent State’s Division for Research and Sponsored Programs and Kent State of Wellness, a...

You have likely seen one at an aquarium. It is the friendly creature with the oversized head that swims up to the glass with what looks like a smile on its face. Beluga whales are extremely social mammals that are often called sea canaries because of their high-pitched chatter, or melonheads for the enlarged and flexible area above their eyes that...

Biological anthropology researchers in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences have again shed new light on the very old topic of human origins. In two new journal articles appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers report likely explanations for the evolution of human social behavior...

Recent research has uncovered that up to 5 percent of the DNA of many modern humans originated from ancient interbreeding with Neanderthal populations. This raises the broader question of whether a species’ genetic makeup includes genes brought together through occasional episodes of hybridization. Are we an amalgamation of DNA from a variety of...

A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns. Geography Professor and Chair Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., will lead a project titled “Using a Synoptic Climatological Framework to Assess Predictability of Anomalous...

The conditions in Lake Erie continue to pose several health risks to Ohioans in coastal communities, making it difficult to maintain good water quality for citizens, state and local policymakers. A recent publication in Frontiers in Marine Science shows how researchers in the Great Lakes region are working toward innovative solutions. John Lekki,...

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG) held its 40th annual conference, themed “40 Shades of Purple: Four Decades of Feminisms,” Oct. 5 – 8 in Omaha, Neb.  Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Kent State University School of Communication Studies, along with COMM...

Electroencephalogram (EEG) caps are helping Kent State University researchers unlock the secrets of the mind. David Fresco, Ph.D., professor and director of Kent State’s Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (PERL) and co-director of the Kent Electrophysiological Neuroscience Laboratory (KENL), returned to the Sera Jey Monastery in...

It’s that nagging question you ask yourself every Thanksgiving after you have piled the food sky-high on your plate and savored every last morsel: “What happened? Were my eyes bigger than my stomach?” For many years, doctors and dieticians have focused on overeating as part of the reason for the obesity epidemic in America. There is sound...