Research

Kent State University Geology Professor Joseph Ortiz, Ph.D., and student Andrew Congdon collecting measurements of surface reflectance in Sandusky Bay (Photo credit: Sunny Dickerson, Bowling Green State University) The conditions in Lake Erie continue to pose several health risks to Ohioans in coastal communities, making it difficult to maintain good water quality for citizens, state and local policymakers. A recent publication in Frontiers in Marine Science shows how researchers in the Great Lakes region are working toward innovative solutions. John Lekki,...

Kent State University Geology Professor Joseph Ortiz, Ph.D., and student Andrew Congdon collecting measurements of surface reflectance in Sandusky Bay (Photo credit: Sunny Dickerson, Bowling Green State University) The Ohio Communication Association hosted the 81st annual Ohio Communication Association Conference on Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7 at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. Several School of Communication Studies graduate students presented their research at the conference, which was themed “Communication of Discourse:...

Mary Beth Spitznagel, Ph.D. (right), a clinical neuropsychologist and associate professor at Kent State University, talks with a pet owner. Pet or person, caregiver’s burden is similar, Kent State researcher finds The mental and physical stress on individuals caring for elderly loved ones with chronic and terminal disease is well-documented and known as caregiver burden. It is linked to depression, anxiety and poor quality of life. There are ways to prevent and treat it. But what...

Kent State celebrates the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building. Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’” Members of Kent State University’s scientific community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new,...

Kent State University will celebrate the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’” As members of Kent State University’s scientific community gather to celebrate the grand opening of its new,...

Kent State University researchers use indents and boarders on plates to study how optical illusions help people choose smaller portions. It’s that nagging question you ask yourself every Thanksgiving after you have piled the food sky-high on your plate and savored every last morsel: “What happened? Were my eyes bigger than my stomach?” For many years, doctors and dieticians have focused on overeating as part of the reason for the obesity epidemic in America. There is sound...

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Kent State Liquid Crystals Professor Robin Selinger examines new material that propels itself forward under the influence of light. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Kent State University in Ohio have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To achieve this, the scientists clamp a strip of this polymer material in a rectangular frame. When illuminated, it goes for a walk...

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Eindhoven University of Technology researcher Anne Hélène Gélébart shows the walking device. This small device is the world’s first machine to convert light directly into walking, simply using one fixed light source. (Photo credit: Bart van Overbeeke) Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Kent State University have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To achieve this, the scientists clamp a strip of this polymer material in a rectangular frame. When illuminated, it goes for a walk all on its...

Ideastream talks with Kent State University Professor Angela Neal-Barnett about the relationship between racial stress and infant mortality. According to Ideastream®, a black infant in one Ohio county is more than three times more likely than a white baby to die before his or her first birthday. As part of a continuing series, “Zip Code: the Hidden Vital Sign,” Ideastream talks with Kent State University Professor Angela Neal-Barnett about the relationship between racial stress in...

College of Communication & Information

Media & Movements: College of Communication and Information The College of Communication and Information has created a series of high-impact, immersive educational experiences that debuts this upcoming spring semester. The “Media and Movements” initiative will enable CCI undergraduate and graduate students to apply their communication, research, multimedia storytelling, design, advocacy, data,...