Global Reach

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Photo of the necks of beer bottles lined up at an angle While it's no secret that many college students drink alcohol, how COVID-19 affected these behaviors and patterns is the focus of recent research published in "Addictive Behaviors" by Kent State University’s William Lechner, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Deric...

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...

Run The World Flyer The sixth annual Run the World 5K run/walk to sponsor Kent State University’s study abroad scholarships is going virtual this year. For the first time, fans of Run the World from all over the world can participate remotely in this event designed to support student participation in international education. Registration is available at...

Duncan Visiting Hsinbyume Pagoda, Sagaing Region, Myanmar Kiana Duncan, ‘18, developed a passion for traveling during her time at Kent State University, always taking advantage of every opportunity she had to study abroad and get new experiences. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2018, Duncan has been able to turn that love into her career. While at Kent State, Duncan was...

A Women on a Computer Video Call Due to the pandemic, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Center at Kent State University recently moved its English Conversation Partner program online. Once an in-person activity only, the program’s transitioning to a remote environment has actually opened up new opportunities, such as involvement from alumni and additional unique groups and...

Dave Costello, Ph.D., (left), associate professor in Kent State University’s Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Devan Mathie (right), an undergraduate honors student, stand in Wahoo Ditch in Ravenna, Ohio. Kent State University’s David Costello, Ph.D., is passionate about identifying what trace metals lie within Northeast Ohio’s streams and what the effects of these metals are on the surrounding environment. Costello, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, received a $718,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to...

Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute

The Remesh team in its office during a presidential primary debate in 2020 “This all started with a drive to improve humanity,” former Executive Director for Entrepreneurship Initiatives at Kent State University Julie Messing explained. For the problem that Andrew Konya was trying to solve - this was very true. Konya, '10, graduated from Kent State with a degree in physics and started chiseling away at what is now his...

The Remesh team in its office during a presidential primary debate in 2020 “This all started with a drive to improve humanity,” former Executive Director for Entrepreneurship Initiatives at Kent State University Julie Messing explained. For the problem that Andrew Konya was trying to solve - this was very true. Konya, '10, graduated from Kent State with a degree in physics and started chiseling away at what is now his...

Kent State University sign We are here to help. That was one of the main messages international students at Kent State University heard during a town hall meeting held July 9 to help answer questions and share the university’s response to a recent announcement by the federal government regarding Fall 2020 international student enrollment requirements.  “At Kent State,...

College of Communication & Information

Groupwork Students in the class Communication in a Global Society worked in teams throughout the Spring 2020 semester to educate audiences about one specific aspect of globalization and ecology: fast fashion.  The goal, according to Associate Professor Stephanie Danes Smith, was “to look at whether Kent State students can present information about highly...