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An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University professors has come together to explore the different ways virtual reality (VR) technology can help those with developmental and cognitive impairments. “We found that we are able to blend our expertise together to create a project that will improve the health opportunities for people with cognitive impairments,” said Mary Ann Devine, Ph.D., director for the Disability Studies and Community Inclusion minor/graduate certificate.

Andrew Wiley, Ph.D., associate professor of special education, recently was featured in the Washington Post in a perspective piece reinforcing the purpose and function of special education.

With great hope and expectations for the future of brain health research at Kent State University, President Beverly J. Warren introduced Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Feb. 25.

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute.

Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., professor and chairperson of Kent State University’s Department of Geography, recently conducted a study on abnormal weather patterns published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. 

The phenomenon of multitasking across three or four internet-connected devices simultaneously is increasingly common. Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., and Aryn Karpinski, Ph.D., of Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services were curious to know how often this happens during online education.

City rats are unlikely to be on anyone's list of favorite animals, but researching exactly how they are problematic for public health provided a unique opportunity this past summer for Gracen Gerbig, Kent State junior majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Thanks to a rare Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Kent State University researchers in the new Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute will be able to work with partners at Merck Performance Materials to advance life-saving sensory technology.

The CDC is an early-year laboratory school on campus, which allows early childhood education majors to observe a classroom simulation and become more fluent and knowledgeable in their teaching abilities, while children are able to experience a different teaching style from their superiors.

Kent State University Associate Professor of Geology Anne Jefferson, Ph.D., details her personal account of how the partial government shutdown is dramatically impacting her research and the research of others.