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Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., a chemical physics professor and Ohio Research Scholar in Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute® in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, one of the top publishing societies in chemistry worldwide. “It was a tremendous honor being included in the list of fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC),” Hegmann says. “The list of admitted fellows every year contains names of very innovative, leading chemists – many of whom I am looking up to as I pursue my own research. To appear among them is incred...

A partnership of the TechStyleLAB and LaunchNET at Kent State University, the Fashion/Tech Hackathon gathers students from many majors and curricula from across the nation and brings them together with mentors and sponsor companies over a 36-hour period. The event unlocks creativity and applies breakthrough ideas that result in innovative concepts and products.       ...

GroundWorks Dance Theater, a contemporary dance company based in Cleveland, will perform Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center (PAC). To highlight the event, dancers from the local community will participate in the production. “One of my goals for the Performing Arts Center when I got here last year was to increase community involvement and give community members the opportunity to interact with the professional artists we bring to the PAC,” says David Mitchell, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. “The PAC is in a unique positio...

High up on the 12th floor of Kent State University Library lies a historical wonderland of adventure, where one of the world’s largest Babar collections comes to life with the flick of a light switch. The lovable elephant of children’s literature, with a multigenerational following since 1931, shares his human mannerisms through 3,600 different items, including a 6-foot-tall plush Babar, dressed to perfection in his signature three-piece green suit. The life-sized pachyderm is one of the attention-grabbing artifacts in the Babar Collection of John L. Boonshaft at Kent State's Departmen...