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A scientist looking through a microscope Since March, COVID-19 has become a widespread topic of conversation. Finding ways to explain what this virus is, how one can treat it and how to slow the spread of the virus are just a few commonly asked questions with few clear answers. However, one Kent State University professor is helping to identify areas where spikes in infection rates may...

The Dual-enrollment Program American Academy Celebrates its First Commencement A true milestone in the concept of international education, the American Academy celebrated its first Commencement in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, on Sept. 25. The American Academy is a dual-enrollment program jointly operated by Kent State University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR). The program’s curriculum follows a...

GFAM at the New York Stock Exchange and Ritts poses with her team’s first place trophy at the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E Forum. Senior finance student Anne Ritts has built an outstanding resume during her time at Kent State University, but with a full-time job already lined up for her after graduation, she will not have to worry about updating it any time soon. In her first three years at Kent State, Ritts has maintained membership in multiple finance organizations and a...

Three Kent State University students work together in a study group. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a $2.6 million, five-year TRIO Student Support Services program grant. The program serves students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds and students with diverse learning and physical abilities. Kent State’s Student Support Services (SSS) program, housed in University...

Kent State students begin moving into residence halls on Aug. 19, 2020. Kent State University students began moving into residence halls on the Kent Campus on Aug. 19, as part of a phased-in process that will continue over five days. Move-in typically takes place over three days, but the university has extended the time this year to lower the density of people on campus due to safety concerns from the COVID-19...

A Kent State University graduate from the Spring Class of 2020 celebrates receiving her degree. (Photo credit: Twitter: @melissam303/Melissa McCarley) The Kent State University alumni family will grow by nearly 1,300 new graduates as the university holds its summer commencement. The accomplishments of the Summer Class of 2020 will be recognized with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. EDT, in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to prohibit mass...

Left image is a sketch for Robert Smithson The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Acquiring History: The 50-Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s ‘Partially Buried Woodshed’ at Kent State University” from Aug. 4 through Sept. 26, 2020, at the Kent State Downtown Gallery. The exhibition includes video interviews from faculty, documentary...

BioBlack Team Poses with their bacteria-dyed tote bad and dress dyed with bacterium A team of Kent State students was recently honored for its efforts to create a sustainable black dye alternative.  The BioBlack team of Janda Van Dyk, Jordan Smith, Kirsten Thieman and Lizeth Ramirez received the Outstanding Science Award from the Biodesign Challenge Summit 2020.  The fashion industry currently uses synthetic dye to create the...

Kent State students walk to and from class. The nation watched in anger and shock as a white police officer in Minneapolis nonchalantly knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, who had been accused of passing a counterfeit $20 bill until he uttered the words “I can’t breathe.” Floyd’s brief encounter with the police, which was recorded and subsequently...

Cleveland Police Patrolman Kevin Jones is captured shedding a tear by Kent State photography student Sylvia Lorson. A Kent State University student is gaining recognition for a photo she took that captures an African American Cleveland police officer shedding a tear as he came face to face with demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis Police custody. Floyd’s death has sparked protest marches across the country. ...