Global Reach

Hands of Gratitude Two Kent State professors partnered with the Summit County Juvenile Court and Hands of Gratitude over the summer to teach juveniles how to assemble prosthetic hands for children in Central America. Kristy Pytash and Lisa Testa, both associate professors in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, received a grant to do the three-week program last...

Tara Smith gives insight on what measures are useful when fighting viruses Kent State University College of Public Health professor Tara Smith, Ph.D., was featured on Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcast to talk about the novel coronavirus (and its associated disease, COVID-19) pandemic. In her time as an epidemiologist, Smith has extensively researched and written about diseases such as ebola and MRSA. She is an active...

Melbourne, Australia by Acacia Freeman From Australia to Kentucky, Kent State University leaves its mark all over the world. Each year, Kent State students participate in off-campus study away/study abroad programs and internships in locations across the country and around the world. And they take photos—lots and lots of photos. The Kent State Magazine highlighted some of these trips...

Special Guest Lecture with Dr. Michael W. Beck Renowned marine scientist Michael W. Beck, Ph.D., will discuss the importance of coastal conservation at a free lecture on March 4. Beck, a research professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, focuses on conserving our coastlines in an effort to reduce the risks of storm surges and flooding to...

Lauren Kinsman-Costello, assistant professor of biological sciences at Kent State, stands in a field in the arctic circle, in Sweden. In early February, scientists reported the hottest temperature on record in Antarctica: 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Studies show climate change is disproportionately affecting the poles, warming them faster than anywhere else on Earth, and raising questions about what kinds of changes we can expect in arctic ecosystems as temperatures rise. 
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Beluga Whale A new collaborative study between researchers at Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has confirmed a way to determine the age of beluga whales - a topic that has been the center of much debate. “Some scientists felt the standard measurement (one growth layer group per year) did not apply to belugas, which made age...

Students in the Chinese Course Play a Chinese Board Game Kent State University hosts STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, where 20 accepted high school students in Northeast Ohio are immersed into either Russian or Chinese language and culture. Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies received federal funding for the 12th year to host this academy on campus. The high school...

David Ward, professor of Plant Biology Ecosystems in today's world are responding to a wide variety of environmental changes. What happens when these changes interact? That was the topic of a paper published by David Ward, Ph.D., the Art and Margaret Herrick endowed professor of Plant Biology in Kent State’s Department of Biological Sciences, and international colleagues and graduate...

Ashley Rutkoski and Michelle Bebber at Kent State The Eren Lab at Kent State University’s Department of Anthropology is among the university’s busiest and most prolific. Because of the lab and guidance from Metin Eren, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology and director of archaeology in the College of Arts and Sciences, two students have achieved great accomplishments in archaeology....

Kent State Florence What’s a must have for U.S. universities overseas? A Florentine palace, according to a recent Times Higher Education article. Fortunately, Kent State has one, and students have noticed. Kent State University purchased a building in the heart of Florence back in 2016, which has since been renovated extensively to make the perfect Florentine palace...