Research

Two Kent State University researchers from the College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded more than $1 million in federal grants for their research projects. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging awarded Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., from Kent State’s Department of Biological Sciences, a three-year $444,000 grant...

Four Kent State University School of Communication Studies graduate students will participate in the 31st annual Kent State Graduate Student Symposium Friday, April 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Kent State Student Center.  This event is the largest annual research event on campus, with last year’s event showcasing nearly 300 individual...

Three Kent State University faculty members were honored with the 2016 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony that took place on April 5 in the University Library. This year’s recipients were selected from a large number of nominees by the University Research Council chaired by Françoise Messardier-Kenney, Ph.D., director of...

Cynthia Roller speaks during the Kent State College of Nursing’s Spring 2014 Graduate Convocation Ceremony held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Cynthia Roller, Ph.D., R.N., CNP, CNM, was a passionate nurse practitioner and researcher who passed away suddenly on Feb. 28, 2016, after a tragic accident. Earlier this year, she was selected by Kent State University’s College of Nursing as our Scholar of the Month for April. As a way to honor her and her research, the college and her family...

Cynthia Roller speaks during the Kent State College of Nursing’s Spring 2014 Graduate Convocation Ceremony held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kent State University’s fourth annual Neuroscience Symposium will cover the latest research findings on “The Neuroscience of The Social Brain” on April 7-8 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center located in downtown Kent, Ohio. In a keynote address on April 7 at 7:15 p.m., Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D., a world-renowned...

Cynthia Roller speaks during the Kent State College of Nursing’s Spring 2014 Graduate Convocation Ceremony held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Senior Research Fellow Quan Li, Ph.D., and his research group at Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute®, in the College of Arts and Sciences, have published a research article in the March 17 issue of Nature that could lead to a variety of breakthrough device applications and other industrial opportunities.  The publication is the...

Xiaoling Pu, associate professor of finance in Kent State’s College of Business Administration, works with a student in the Business Administration Building. Scholar of the Month Xiaoling Pu Associate Professor of Finance College of Business Administration 2008-present Xiaoling Pu is an associate professor in the Department of Finance at the College of Business Administration. She holds the Olga A. Mural Risk Management Fund Associate Professorship. Pu’s current research interests include credit...

Xiaoling Pu, associate professor of finance in Kent State’s College of Business Administration, works with a student in the Business Administration Building. Science teacher Richard Dudley of Coventry Local Schools’ Coventry High School is the $20,000 Ohio winner of the 2015-16 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Dudley and his STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) elective students designed an innovative STEM project that they are bringing to life through a video and website. Contest...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall. Scholar of the Month Willie H. Oglesby III Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management College of Public Health 2009-present Willie Oglesby is a member of the founding faculty at the College of Public Health. He is an associate professor of health policy and management and also serves as the assistant director of the Office of Public...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall. Wang received a $10,000 grant for her project Ya-Fen Wang, Ph.D., RN, MSN, assistant professor in Kent State University’s College of Nursing, is working on a one-year project to study if children’s prolonged exposure to stressful situations such as school, family or environment encourages poor eating behaviors, which can lead to childhood...