Research

A Kent State Visual Communication Design (VCD) class is stepping outside the box this semester. VCD students from Assistant Professor Jessica Barness’ Interaction Design class have teamed up with a group of students from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) to reimagine the Akron Innerbelt.   Barness was approached by...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, an associate professor in Kent State’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. */ /*-->*/ Research shows that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men by a 3-to-2 margin. Some scientists believe this is because when women reach menopause, their bodies cease to produce estrogen, and the pituitary gland begins over-producing another hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), to try to jump-start the...

The students in Molly Taggart’s Organizational Communication Training and Development class have started a company to utilize what they are learning in their coursework. On Tuesday, May 2, the Organizational Communication Training and Development in the School of Communication Studies will hold a showcase of its diversity research work on the third floor of the University Library. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be available at 12:15 p.m. with the program beginning promptly at 12:45 p.m. To help the...

Pictured is a collection of Clovis point replicas and casts in the archaeology lab at Kent State University. Approximately 13,500 years after nomadic Clovis hunters crossed the frozen land bridge from Asia to North America, researchers are still asking questions and putting together clues as to how they not only survived in a new landscape with unique new challenges but adapted with stone tools and weapons to thrive for thousands of years.  Kent State...

Course Project to Build Awareness, Gather Donations of Feminine Products for Kent State Women’s Center Kent State University School of Communication Studies students are producing a persuasive health campaign to gather donations of women’s feminine products, or money to be used for such products, for the Kent State Women’s Center pantry. This project is for the course Communication and Influence which is taught by COMM Assistant Professor J.D....

Kent State receives grant to help move inventions to the commercial market. Kent State University is among the institutions and businesses in Ohio to share $10 million in grants from the state’s Third Frontier Commission. Kent State will share $400,000 with Cleveland State University to help commercialize the inventions that they create through research. The grants are used to give a boost to the state’s economy...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, an associate professor in Kent State’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. */ /*-->*/ Research shows that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men by a 3-to-2 margin. Some scientists believe this is because when women reach menopause, their bodies cease to produce estrogen, and the pituitary gland begins over-producing another hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), to try to jump-start the...

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Kent State Uses Geospatial Technology to Map Violence The Kent State University Geographic Information System (GIS) Health & Hazards Lab is teaming up with the city of Akron, Ohio to better understand the impact violence has on children in the city. In doing so, the group is working together to discover, develop and deploy solutions to the violence. Kent State’s GIS|Health and Hazards Lab...

Kent State Uses Geospatial Technology to Map Violence According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2017. These numbers are stark and sobering, and worse yet, we still do not know exactly why cancer develops in its victims or how to stop it. An online publication in Nature Nanotechnology this week by...

Kent State Uses Geospatial Technology to Map Violence The School of Communication Studies has announced the line-up of its 2017 spring colloquium speaker series. The colloquia will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rm. 109 of the Art Building. Each colloquium will include a presentation of research followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Refreshments will be served to those attending. The...