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A Kent State University professor in the College of Arts and Sciences is on Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 list of Highly Cited Researchers in the world. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is one of the world’s top researchers in the fields of chemistry and materials science, and ranks in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year in Clarivate’s Web of Science database. The 2017 list focuses on contemporary research achievements through a survey of highly cited papers in science journals indexed in the Web of Science Co...

The Katharine Hepburn Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibit is returning to the Kent State University Museum after traveling around the country for the past seven years. The exhibit, opening Feb. 2 and running through Sept. 2, 2018, last appeared in the museum in 2010. Kent State University Museum Director Jean Druesedow is the curator of the exhibition.   “The exhibition has been touring for the past seven years and has been met with rave reviews at each venue, so we are especially pleased to bring the exhibition here again,” Mr. Druesedow says. “The costumes in the exhibition are all p...

For the past four years, the SAGE Project has recognized female students who have demonstrated innovation, creativity, risk-taking and leadership skills in their academic and personal lives. The project uses the power of storytelling to highlight students who have overcome adversity to shape their life and Kent State University experience. Twelve students will make up the SAGE Project Class of 2018 and will be recognized this spring. “The premise isn’t really to find the saddest stories, but to develop a group of stories that can connect with students and be used as a motivational tool,” says...

Kent State University’s Division of Information Services has finalized an agreement with Adobe Systems Inc. that will save Kent State students in excess of $1 million per year. Kent State students are now able to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions for only $75 per year. The current student plan for the same package ranges from $240 to $360 per year. "Information Services could not be more excited to offer this incredible savings to our students," says Jay Frye, Kent State’s director of service management. Likewise, faculty and staff members will be able to purchase the softwa...

Two professors in Kent State University’s School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies say race plays a factor in the lives of every student.   “Education is always deeply related to sociocultural norms and values,” says Walter Gershon, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies. “The systems are biased, and education is influenced by race, class and gender.”   “All you have to do is watch the news to see that race is constantly a topic, even though people like to act as if racism has disappeared and are shocked when events like w...