Research

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies will host a research colloquium on Monday, Feb. 26 titled, “Difficult Communication and Communicating Difficulty: A Multi-Paradigmatic Approach to Studying Family Relationships.”

In Rm. 241 MACC Annex, the hour-long colloquium will feature Kristina Scharp, Ph.D., and Timothy Curran, Ph.D., assistant professors of communication studies at Utah State University. 

Joseph D. Ortiz, Ph.D., professor and assistant chair in the department of geology at Kent State University recently co-authored an op-ed essay for Undark.org with his colleague Eelco J. Rohling, a professor of ocean and climate change at the Australian National University in Canberra, and at the University of Southampton in England.

Joseph D. Ortiz, Ph.D., professor and assistant chair in the department of geology at Kent State University recently co-authored an op-ed essay for Undark.org with his colleague Eelco J. Rohling, a professor of ocean and climate change at the Australian National University in Canberra, and at the University of Southampton in England.

Anne Heller’s face was getting red as she pedaled the stationary bike.

Beachgoers know there is always some risk of disease, but a recent study by a Kent State University researcher shows they may not be aware of all the dangers the beach poses.

 

How different are human brains compared to the brains of other primates such as chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys? It’s one of many important questions that scientists have asked for years while pursuing a better understanding of human evolution.

Toastmasters three-time world champion of public speaking and Kent State University alumnus Rich Breiner, Ph.D., ’80, visited campus recently for the first time since graduation nearly 40 years ago.

School of Communication Studies (COMM) marketing assistant Mikala Lugen sat down with Breiner to talk about his college experience, his successful public speaking career and his tips for leading a happy and prosperous life.

Kent State University’s Exercise Science/Physiology Program was awarded a $248,000 grant by i-Health Inc. to conduct a study relating to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State faculty and students are interested in combating heat-caused complications during exercise, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. 

The center of a public health debate is whether parents should have their children vaccinated. Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Kent State University’s College of Public Health, challenges statements made by influential individuals who oppose the widespread use of vaccines, and she calls upon her colleagues in the scientific community to speak out to promote vaccination.

A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns.

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