Global Reach

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, different countries, cities and communities around the world – including the Kent State University community –  have been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. As Kent State’s population of Hispanic and Latino students continues to grow each year, students, faculty, organizations and departments are taking the time...

Kent State University and the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, will celebrate a collaborative partnership around the creation of “Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy, to New York, New York,” an exhibition opening on Oct. 17, 2019, and running through April 26, 2020, at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island...

While the daily news is full of tumultuous conversations about Russia and China, Kent State University has been helping some area high school students learn to converse in Russian and Chinese to facilitate greater global understanding and a less contentious tomorrow. Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the...

A new federal grant will help Kent State University expand an international relationship and provide invaluable opportunities for some graduate students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Kent State a three-year, $298,000 International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant that will allow graduate students to travel to...

In April 2019, Kent State University welcomed Neil Cooper, Ph.D, as the new inaugural director of Kent State's School of Peace and Conflict Studies.   The School of Peace and Conflict Studies was originally called the Center for Peaceful Change when it was founded in 1971 as the university's first ‘living memorial’ for the events that occurred...

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...