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A graphic of Earth wearing a mask on a yellow background As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches a one-year mile marker, the temptation and opportunity to socialize, party, and indulge in public events grows increasingly stronger. Perhaps now more than ever it is important for people to understand the risks associated with COVID-19.  “People need to understand the...

Photo from spring 2019 end-of-life simulation with the College of Nursing Faculty researchers from Kent State University’s College of Nursing were recently funded by the prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation with a yearlong President’s Grant award totaling $35,000. The goal of their study is to help ensure the competencies of new healthcare providers to facilitate vital family communication at the end of life.  ...

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay In the medical field, demand for technological advances that can speed data analysis and be less prone to human error continues to increase. Robert Clements, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University, recently received a federal grant to continue his work creating a more efficient and improved system to...

Computer Video Call Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) sometimes have a difficult time with social interaction and building relationships. The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) wanted to help those on the spectrum socialize with others freely and make friends by creating an adult social club. Laurie Cramer, the executive director at ASGA, researched...

Two female nursing students listen intently to their instructor in a laboratory classroom When the order came in the spring of 2020 for Kent State University to go remote, faculty and students in Kent State University at Ashtabula’s nursing program were concerned. How would they stay connected in a remote environment? How would the students stay engaged?  Enter “The Net,” a virtual community for nursing students, faculty and...

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 Well-being

Image of a silhouette with a missing puzzle piece in the mind and a hand holding it. Challenges 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 challenging events or occurrences.  Flashes Rise Above events are hosted by members of our campus community to equip our Golden Flashes with the knowledge...