Research and Sponsored Programs

Doctoral student William Kelvin presents his poster at last year Four School of Communication Studies (COMM) graduate students were named first place award winners at Kent State University’s 32nd Graduate Research Symposium April 21, 2017. Master’s students Daniel Socha, Kelsey Husnick and Kelsey Phillips and doctoral student William Kelvin shared their research in an oral presentation or as a poster. Each...

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The work of assistant professor Christopher Darling of the School of Visual Communication Design has recently been nationally recognized and selected for inclusion in the New York Society of Illustrators (SOI) annual publication and exhibition. Prolific playwright Tennessee Williams once said, “America has three great cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” These words served as inspiration to illustrator Christopher Darling as he completed one of many special projects he has worked on in the past year. Darling, assistant professor in the Kent...

The work of assistant professor Christopher Darling of the School of Visual Communication Design has recently been nationally recognized and selected for inclusion in the New York Society of Illustrators (SOI) annual publication and exhibition. A group of researchers in Kent State University's College of Arts and Sciences have published a breakthrough article on new properties of liquid crystals in the May 27 issue of Physical Review Letters. The article, which describes some recent surprising results involving nematic liquid crystals induced by a high magnetic field, is currently...

The work of assistant professor Christopher Darling of the School of Visual Communication Design has recently been nationally recognized and selected for inclusion in the New York Society of Illustrators (SOI) annual publication and exhibition. We have all seen them explode on social media. They are the posts that feature the outlandish, the cute and the funny messages that go viral.     But how does one message catch on and others do not? It is a question that Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are trying to answer, but as it relates to more...

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The work of assistant professor Christopher Darling of the School of Visual Communication Design has recently been nationally recognized and selected for inclusion in the New York Society of Illustrators (SOI) annual publication and exhibition. Kent State has set its sights on becoming one of the top 200 research universities in the country. Rick Armon, from the Akron Beacon Journal, reports on how Kent State wants to double the amount of research money coming into the school in the next five years. Read more in the Akron Beacon Journal about how the growth could generate national...

The work of assistant professor Christopher Darling of the School of Visual Communication Design has recently been nationally recognized and selected for inclusion in the New York Society of Illustrators (SOI) annual publication and exhibition. Researchers from Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising and College of Podiatric Medicine have teamed up to create a fabric that could ultimately save the feet of diabetics. Like mood rings, the fabric uses liquid crystals to change color when it detects a change in body temperature, due to...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. Have too much stress? There is an app for coping. Researchers from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences worked together to develop an app that not only measures stress levels in teenagers, but also teaches them how to manage anxiety. The app gathers data in real time using two teen favorites: technology and music.     ...