Global Presence

Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Molly Merryman is part of a panel discussion at the Cambridge Union.ersity.

Molly Merryman, Ph.D., associate professor in Kent State University’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies, received a double dose of prestige recently when she was invited to speak at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in England in the same week.Neil Cooper, director of the School of Peace and Conflict Studies,...

Brunner walking the runway with a model

Meet Frances Brunner, a senior fashion design student with a distinct focus on environmental fashion and a finalist for the prestigious 2023 Redress Design Award. When it comes to the fashion industry's future, Brunner is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with.  Brunner originally wanted to be a stockbroker because of her innate...

Graduate student Emily Zhang cooks dumplings as part of a Luna New Year celebration held Feb. 14 in Satterfield Hall.

Satterfield Hall was filled with the sights, sounds and smells of Lunar New Year as Kent State University students gathered Feb. 14 to celebrate and learn to make Asian dumplings.Kent State offers a diverse global community with students representing 89 countries studying on the Kent Campus.Emily Zhang, a graduate student in translation an...

Fabrizio Ricciardelli shows students around Italy

“I Heart Travel Week” at Kent State University is back celebrating education abroad and international education.   The Office of Global Education is hosting a full slate of programmed events the week of Feb. 12-16 where students can learn more about education abroad, celebrate current and past students who have studied abroad, and ...

Rwandan students at Bob Christy's home

If you're going to be experiencing winter – and snow – for the first time in your life, you're going to need the right gear. A group of students from Rwanda's National Police College came to study at Kent State University this fall. Over the summer, they had met Bob Christy, senior photography coordinator for the Division of Univer...

Kent State Student-Athletes in Boneza, Rwanda

A group of Kent State University student-athletes took a journey to the other side of the world to give of themselves. But they never expected how much they would receive in return. Kent State staff and student-athletes visited Boneza, Rwanda, at the beginning of 2024 with Arise Rwanda, a non-profit organization working to transform the...

Kent State graduates

When you hear the word pageant, it likely conjures up images of tiaras, swimsuit competitions and ladies crying as they clutch an armful of roses on a brightly lit stage. But Lorain, Ohio, native and Kent State University alumna Monica Burgett, Ph.D., has triumphed on a pageant circuit that doesn’t include sparkling tiaras or bathing su...

Polynesian island Anuta at dawn in 2013.

These photos from Anuta – one of the world’s most remote Polynesian islands – were sent to “IN A FLASH” by Kent State Professor Emeritus Richard Feinberg, Ph.D. In his 45 years teaching at Kent State, he has visited the southwestern Pacific region more than a dozen times, conducting doctoral research in cultural anthropology. ...

Kent State exchange students from South Africa visit the Ohio statehouse in Columbus.

A group of Kent State University exchange students from the University of Fort Hare in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa, were welcomed by the Ohio state legislature on a recent visit to Columbus.  The students were at Kent State for a 10-day exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in South Africa. During their visit, the Fo...

Kent State Today
Artistically Imagined Depiction of AI

The growth and spread of the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) has already impacted the way people think as well as the global economy. However, it also has contributed to the global spread of misinformation, unemployment and insecurity. The two sides of this constantly evolving story are the focus of a webinar presentation ...