Research

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...

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.  Commissioned by ESPN Sport Science, researchers in Dr. Soumitra Basu’s chemistry lab recently collaborated with...

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.   Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-graduate coordinator in the School of Information, will present her research titled, “Addressing the Elephant in the Room: An...

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.   The book contains 17 critical essays by Indian, European, Indo-Scottish and Indo-American scholars that affirm heterogeneity and difference while celebrating diverse ways of...

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,...

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. The essay...

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. The essay...

Anne Heller’s face was getting red as she pedaled the stationary bike. The 59-year-old Cuyahoga Falls resident had agreed to take part in experiments at Kent State University using a bike developed by researcher Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., in Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Services, to help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s...

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.   In November, Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in Kent State’s College of Public Health, published the findings of a study her lab conducted in 2015 that...