Research

While wearable technology is all the rage among high school and college-aged Americans, the average student may not know much about the science behind their high-tech apparel.

A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its global communication faculty presenting papers and several other professors participating in a range of proceedings, the school's faculty members are living the conference theme, "Voices," by using theirs to prove their impact on the communication studies industry.

If you compare the fields of medicine and education you would find that the former bases its practices on empirical scientific research whereas education is mainly driven by intuition. However, cognitive psychology researchers at Kent State University who investigate student achievement are trying to change this reality.

Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are currently living with depression.

The next Spring 2018 CCI Research Colloquium presentation will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in Rm. 332 of the University Library.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences invites you to join us for the sixth annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 25-26, 2018 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Healthy Brain," with John Cryan, PhD, as our keynote speaker on Wednesday April 25 at 7 p.m. Dr. Cryan is a professor and chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at University College of Cork (Ireland) and a TEDMED speaker.

Additional talks will take place between 8:30-4:00 p.m. on Thursday April 26. Speakers include:

Are the new Major League baseballs "juiced"? An article on FiveThirtyEight.com goes to bat on this controversial topic and has drawn interest from several other media outlets, including ESPN, USA Today and CBS Sports to name a few. 

The third College of Communication and Information (CCI) Research Colloquium will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, March 16 in Rm. 332 of the University Library.

 

Assistant professor Rekha Sharma, Ph.D., published a chapter in the book, South Asian Diasporic Cinema and Theatre: Re-visiting Screen and Stage in the New Millennium.

 

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