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Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Kent State University at Stark, grew up in a middle-income family in Kolkata, India, but when he walked the city’s streets, poverty was unavoidable. Hunger knew no divide, afflicting families and neighborhoods in this capital of West Bengal where more than 15 million hail from every...

Imagine planning a dinner party for 500 of your closest friends and not knowing what you will serve until almost the last minute. It might sound stressful, but for Erin Shattuck, it is a privilege. Ms. Shattuck, a Kent State biology student, is passionate about using every last morsel of food to prevent waste. She is even more passionate about...

When Kent State University's Dining Services launched the first gluten-free dining hall on a college campus almost two years ago, its goal was to cater to students and members of the university community who need or prefer gluten-free foods. This Kent State initiative continues to catch the eye of members of the food industry.   ...

On your mark. Get set … BLAM! That’s right. Starting today, Kent State University employees will move more, sit less and thrive through boosting, learning, assessing, moving and sharing (BLAMs). Once again, TEAM KENT STATE will set their bodies in motion and strive to sit atop the leaderboard for recognition as the Most Active Employer in the...

For faculty members at Kent State University at Geauga, a commitment to stimulating curiosity in the educational process helps secure the future academic success and effective problem-solving abilities of local students.   Over the last three years, Kent State Geauga has had the privilege to serve as a facilitator and host for area middle school...

Some Kent State University students will dance their way to Washington, D.C., this summer. Members of the Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance, will perform the piece "Aftermath," a work by guest choreographer Catherine Meredith, at the American...

Entrepreneurship takes many forms. It can take advantage of new technology or a new way of using old technology. In some cases, it combines new and old to create something entirely new. In Javon Miller’s case, his business was created by combining a new hobby with a tool that humans have used for centuries.   “Bovazi is a handcrafted pen and...

Kent State University’s sustainability efforts include a nationally recognized tree campus, comprehensive recycling programs and a unique footprint of 12 LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings throughout its campuses. Kent State’s Center for the Visual Arts earned the most recent certification, a LEED silver...

Kent State University at Trumbull’s Counseling Services and Psychology Club are encouraging students to follow the old adage, “stop and smell the roses.” Flashes of Mindfulness posters and mindfulness stations are popping up around campus to remind students to slow down, pay attention and be aware.   “We want to ensure that our students...

How people discover hobbies is almost as unique as the hobbies themselves. For Katherine Bryk, word processing specialist at Kent State University's School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, a current passion for martial arts started with a seemingly simple childhood scenario.  “I...