Global Reach

Kent State alumna Shannon Gardiner, BSN ’09, RN, CCRN, always knew she wanted to help people, but also longed for a career that would provide flexibility along the way. After a few years working in Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric Intensive Care Unit, followed by some time as a traveling nurse, a Google search for volunteer...

Working in cooperation with the Lebanese American University (LAU), 20 interior design students – 10 from Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design and 10 from LAU in Beirut – spent nine days in New York City, the design capital of North America for a workshop.   The workshop investigated New York’s lobbies...

Kent State Stark students discuss their trip to Rwanda with the community at Global Gateway Day. Stained red from the earthy ground, their palms were open wide to meet the day.  Painted with a shared collective experience, their homeland distance of 7,489 miles, barriers of language and culture faded away in the moment. There was only this. ...

A group of artists, educators and volunteers worked together to produce “We the People,” an outdoor art exhibit at Kent State University that pays tribute to refugees from around the world who have made Northeast Ohio their home.   The exhibit spanned the Lefton Esplanade throughout the spring showcasing large photographs of individuals who...

Educators from across the globe will convene at Kent State University’s Florence campus June 21-23 for an international symposium where participants will use design innovation principles to create a framework for the future of education. The symposium, Re-Designing Education to Shape a Better World, will bring together 40 thought leaders from the...

Many students in the Middle East learn basic English, but applying their language skills to professional life can be challenging. A grant from the U.S. Department of State will allow some Palestinian students to take their English to the next level with the help of Kent State University professors. The grant, administered through the U.S. Embassy...

Being hunted by unseen predators isn’t the way most researchers conduct their work. But for some, it’s just part of the day. “The animals that most concerned me were the large cats, like jaguars and pumas, but also snakes and monkeys,” said Emmaleigh Given, Kent State University aquatic ecology graduate student. “The workers told me...

An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University faculty will participate in a $13.3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve educational outcomes for Nigerian children. The USAID grant has been awarded to American University of Nigeria with partners Kent State and Columbia University for the three-year...

Cheers! Interested in learning more about the minute-by-minute details of Brexit negotiations? Want to know more about what’s next in British politics? Business? The Royal Family? On Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Sir Kim Darroch, will speak to students and...

This article has been updated to reflect a new timeline on the Brazillian students' visit. Kent State University’s American Academy program in Curitiba, Brazil, has seen an exciting first year, and is poised to bring many Brazilian students to the Kent campus beginning in Fall 2020 to continue their studies. The American Academy was created in...