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Kent State doctoral student Anna Droz researches how to improve green roofs by planting experimental gardens in Cleveland, Ohio. Doctoral student plants gardens atop Cleveland buildings to bridge urban design with natural biology A bird’s-eye view of most cities captures the barren landscape of asphalt-covered rooftops, sprawling from one high-rise structure to another. As the sunshine makes its way across the city, the intense rays bake the dark roofs; and when the sun...

Kent State Fashion design seniors, Sarah Tothero and Breanna Weiss and another classmate have partnered with a faculty member in the College of Nursing to design special garments for older adults. It’s important for people to feel good about themselves and one of the ways we do this is through clothing. Fashion design seniors, Sarah Tothero, Breanna Weiss, and Sydney Seezox, who will be graduating in May 2018, recently collaborated with Dr. Pat Vermeersch, a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and faculty member at Kent State University College...

Joanne Dowdy, Ph.D., a professor in Kent State’s School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies has authored her 14th book, Minding Their Own Business: Five Female Leaders from Trinidad to Tobago “When I started this process, I didn’t expect to write about these five women,” said Joanne Dowdy, Ph.D., a professor in Kent State’s School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies. Fifteen years later, Dowdy published Minding Their Own Business: Five Female Leaders from Trinidad to Tobago, which shares the stories of successful...

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The crew at Kent State’s Costume Shop are hard at work creating costumes for Porthouse Theatre’s production of “9 to 5.” On a morning in early June, the Costume Shop at Kent State’s Center for the Performing Arts was filled with sounds—sewing machines buzzing, radio blasting, women chattering and laughing.  With less than a week to go before Kent State’s Porthouse Theatre opened its 49th season with “9 to 5 The Musical”—based on the hit 1980 movie...