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Two professors from Utah State University will give a guest lecture about parent-child relationships. 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,...

HAB pic 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...

HAB pic 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...

Kent State researchers are awarded a patent for the next generation of the therapy cycle known as the SMART Cycle, for Speed Manipulated Adaptive Rehabilitation Therapy. 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...

Kent State researchers are awarded a patent for the next generation of the therapy cycle known as the SMART Cycle, for Speed Manipulated Adaptive Rehabilitation Therapy. 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...

Two chimpanzees are pictured sitting in the grass. A recent study co-authored by researchers at Kent State University looks at the differences of human brains compared to the brains of other primates such as chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys.  How different are human brains compared to the brains of other primates such as chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys? It’s one of many important questions that scientists have asked for years while pursuing a better understanding of human evolution. Researchers in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences recently co-authored an...

School of Communication Studies

Rich Breiner Toastmasters three-time world champion of public speaking and Kent State University alumnus Rich Breiner, Ph.D., ’80, visited campus recently for the first time since graduation nearly 40 years ago. School of Communication Studies (COMM) marketing assistant Mikala Lugen sat down with Breiner to talk about his college experience, his successful...

Kent State University’s Adam Jajtner, Ph.D., and Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., stand in their research lab. The two exercise science/physiology faculty members will lead a study related to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State University’s Exercise Science/Physiology Program was awarded a $248,000 grant by i-Health Inc. to conduct a study relating to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State faculty and students are interested in combating heat-caused complications during exercise, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.  Under the direction...

Myths about vaccines are causing a decline in confidence, but not necessarily in rates of vaccination The center of a public health debate is whether parents should have their children vaccinated. Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Kent State University’s College of Public Health, challenges statements made by influential individuals who oppose the widespread use of vaccines, and she calls upon her colleagues in the scientific...

Cameron Lee, Ph.D., (left) and Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., (right) from Kent State University’s Department of Geography have teamed up to secure two research grants to study climate change and weather patterns. A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns. Geography Professor and Chair Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., will lead a project titled “Using a Synoptic Climatological Framework to Assess Predictability of Anomalous...