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The team in Alaska is (left to right) Jonathan Mills, undergraduate geology major; Kiersten Duroe, geology M.S. candidate; Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology; and Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, two Kent State University professors are researching climate change in Alaska. Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D., and Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., assistant professors from Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, spent a week in Fairbanks, Alaska, in June studying how climate change...

Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., (center), an associate biology professor at Kent State, stands in a lab with two graduate students. For decades, biologists researching a cure for Alzheimer’s disease have remained in the dark almost as much as the ailment’s victims. A Kent State University professor, however, is looking to stop the disease before it starts. Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., an associate biology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, studies...

Yanhai Du (center), Kent State assistant professor in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, teaches students about fuel cell technology. The basic concept of a fuel cell is simple – it converts chemical energy into electricity. To hear Kent State University Assistant Professor Yanhai Du, Ph.D., in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology tell it, however, the impact of modern and emerging fuel cell technology is anything but basic. Fuel cells have the...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders. Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that serves that purpose and sets the bar for exercise therapy higher. ...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders. Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that serves that purpose and sets the bar for exercise therapy higher.  ...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. The State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education awarded Kent State University a $510,000 Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills grant. The award is part of a pilot program to bring together business and education partners to fill the growing need for qualified workers in the healthcare industry; specifically, in the areas of...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. What keeps some students in low-income, ethnically diverse school districts from succeeding? A Kent State University researcher suggests it may have a lot to do with their ability to envision bright future career pathways. Cassandra Storlie, Ph.D., an assistant professor and researcher in Kent State’s School of Lifespan Development and...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. Three Kent State University faculty members were honored with the 2016 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony that took place on April 5 in the University Library. This year’s recipients were selected from a large number of nominees by the University Research Council chaired by Françoise Messardier-Kenney, Ph.D., director of...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall. Scholar of the Month Willie H. Oglesby III Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management College of Public Health 2009-present Willie Oglesby is a member of the founding faculty at the College of Public Health. He is an associate professor of health policy and management and also serves as the assistant director of the Office of Public...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall. The third annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 14-15 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Science with additional support from the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public....