Research

Kent State University’s University Teaching Council (UTC) awarded Aaron Bacue, an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), a 10-week Summer Teaching Development Grant (STDG) to test two software applications aimed at improving student-learning outcomes in COMM’s basic communication course, Introduction to Human...

Kent State University Associate Professor of Physics Björn Lüssem, Ph.D., (right) works with Vikash Kaphle, a graduate student (left) in a lab at the Integrated Sciences Building. 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 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help a Kent State University physics professor make progress on both fronts. ...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. 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...

Pictured from left to right are Dr. John Dunlosky, Jessica Janes, Nola Daley, and Dr. Katherine Rawson 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. “In fact, there are tons...

Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders. 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. Even in high-income countries, nearly 50 percent of people with depression do not get treatment. Depression, like other affective disorders including anxiety and...

Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders. 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.   Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., the College of Communication and Information interim associate dean for research and graduate education, will present her research titled, “Developing a Research...

Neurons 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...

Neurons 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...

Neurons 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...