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Kent State University researchers use indents and boarders on plates to study how optical illusions help people choose smaller portions. It’s that nagging question you ask yourself every Thanksgiving after you have piled the food sky-high on your plate and savored every last morsel: “What happened? Were my eyes bigger than my stomach?” For many years, doctors and dieticians have focused on overeating as part of the reason for the obesity epidemic in America. There is sound...

Ideastream talks with Kent State University Professor Angela Neal-Barnett about the relationship between racial stress and infant mortality. According to Ideastream®, a black infant in one Ohio county is more than three times more likely than a white baby to die before his or her first birthday. As part of a continuing series, “Zip Code: the Hidden Vital Sign,” Ideastream talks with Kent State University Professor Angela Neal-Barnett about the relationship between racial stress in...

Ideastream Where you live could determine how long you live. It is a struggle for many living in the inner city where residents often fear for their safety. To better understand the impact that fear has on mental and physical health, Ideastream's Sound of Ideas talked with local experts, including Andrew Curtis, Ph.D., co-director of the GIS | Health &...

WKYC-TV talks with Kent State researchers about the Acting White Accusation. It’s called the Acting White Accusation (AWA). Researchers say it arises when a Black adolescent's racial identity is perceived by other Black adolescents as being not Black enough. Researchers also say the accusation of Acting White can cause anxiety and isolation. Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychological...

Emelia Sherin, a public relations major in Kent State’s College of Communication and Information, has written a play “Independent: The Heroin Project.” The numbers compiled from coroners statewide are staggering: 4,149 Ohioans died from unintentional overdoses last year, from drugs including heroine and fentanyl, and the fatalities are expected to be even higher by the end of 2017. To call attention to the problem, a Kent State University student has turned the epidemic into a theatrical...

Mary Bacha (right), a lecturer in Kent State University’s College of Nursing, instructs students in the Olga A. Mural Simulation Lab located in Henderson Hall. The National League for Nursing has again designated Kent State University’s College of Nursing as a Center of Excellence for 2017-2022 in the category of “Advance the Science of Nursing Education.” The use of leading-edge educational technology allows the college’s students to learn and practice the skills needed to become future nurse...

Kent State University employees participate in lunchtime yoga at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Kent State University has been designated as one of the Top 25 most active employers in the country. The university placed 17th in the Large Employer category of this year’s national On the Move Workplace Challenge. That is a significant improvement from last year’s 29th-place finish. “Our employees continue to demonstrate their passion for...

A Kent State student-athlete works out in the new Athletic Training and Education Center.Kent State University has opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art sports medicine facility. Located in the MACC Annex (behind the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center) and spanning more than 10,000-square feet, the two-floor space is a key asset for the Golden Flashes' 425 student-athletes.    

Kent State University employees participate in lunchtime yoga at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Team Kent State “moves” up the leaderboard Kent State University has been designated as one of the Top 25 most active employers in the country. The university placed 17th in the Large Employer category of this year’s national On the Move Workplace Challenge. That is a significant improvement from last year’s 29th-place finish. “Our...

Kent State University Police Academy cadets wear socks with their class number stitched in for luck. The group earned a 100 percent on their final physical fitness assessment. Kent State University’s current Police Academy cadets recently scored a collective 100 percent on their State of Ohio Physical Fitness Assessment. Only 12 of the 29 cadets, formally known as BAS 17-016, initially passed the assessment on Feb. 6 at the beginning of the program. “They made a commitment to one another,” says Class Commander...