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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 the journal 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...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

A scientist looking through a microscope Since March, COVID-19 has become a widespread topic of conversation. Finding ways to explain what this virus is, how one can treat it and how to slow the spread of the virus are just a few commonly asked questions with few clear answers. However, one Kent State University professor is helping to identify areas where spikes in infection rates may...

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 the journal 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...

Image of a silhouette with a missing puzzle piece in the mind and a hand holding it. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, MMPI, is a standardized psychometric test that was first published by the University of Minnesota Press in 1943 and quickly became the gold standard for assessing psychopathology. Kent State University has played a key role throughout the history of this test and a Kent State faculty member led the...

Kent State of Wellness

Image of a silhouette with a missing puzzle piece in the mind and a hand holding it. Disappointments are inevitable. But, understand that you are not alone. Flashes Rise Above is our way of offering support and resources to help our community cope with, heal, rise above and overcome disappointing events or occurrences.  Flashes Rise Above events are hosted by members of our campus community to equip our Golden Flashes...

A Kent State University faculty member conducts a meeting online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most universities across the United States transitioned from face-to-face classes to remote learning, closed campuses and sent students home this past spring. Such changes, coupled with social distancing guidelines, have altered social interactions and limited our access to fitness facilities, parks and gymnasiums....

Tanya Falcone, Coordinator for the Center of Nutrition Outreach in Nutrition and Dietetics at Kent State Tanya Falcone is a Kent State University instructor and coordinator for the Center of Nutrition Outreach in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also works as a clinical dietician at Hattie Larlham Center for Children With Disabilities. Falcone values the importance of education, and in her past, she has continued to enhance her knowledge through multiple...

Tanya Falcone, Coordinator for the Center of Nutrition Outreach in Nutrition and Dietetics at Kent State Kent State University Dining Services Manager Andy Herrera saved the life of a university employee dining at the Eastway Fresh Food Company. Andy was working his shift at the Eastway Fresh Food Company dining hall when he heard a noise that was recently familiar to him. “About a week earlier, my child was choking...

Photo of Jim Tudhope The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant to Kent State University College of Nursing research faculty member Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC (principal investigator) and his team, Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate...

A student uses a computer. We all know the world has changed, perhaps forever. The overall lesson of the COVID- 19 pandemic is that we need a public health workforce, prepared at all levels, to monitor the world for emerging infectious diseases, to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases, to develop new treatments and vaccines, and to invent novel approaches never...