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University partners with i-Health and Stow-Glen Retirement Village Kent State University, in partnership with the Stow-Glen Retirement Village in Stow, Ohio, recently received an industry-funded grant of $430,000 from i-Health Inc., a subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products, to examine whether taking a probiotic dietary supplement, commonly sold...

Jacob Barkley (left), associate professor of exercise science in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, oversees research activities with several students in a classroom in the MAC Center Annex. Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month for December would prefer that you read this standing up, or even doing some calisthenics. Go on, get moving. Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of exercise science in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services. During his 10 years with Kent State, he has earned a name...

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University, was awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was recently awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements.  The prestigious medal is awarded to outstanding chemists working permanently...

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Jessica Barness (right), assistant professor of visual communication design at Kent State, reviews a student’s work in the Art Building. Scholar of the Month Jessica Barness Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design College of Communication and Information 2012-present The word “communication” likely makes you think of language, but November’s Scholar of the Month has spent her entire career researching design as a language of its own. Across various media, Jessica...

Jessica Barness (right), assistant professor of visual communication design at Kent State, reviews a student’s work in the Art Building. Scholar of the Month Jessica Barness Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design College of Communication and Information 2012-present The word “communication” likely makes you think of language, but November’s Scholar of the Month has spent her entire career researching design as a language of its own. Across various media, Jessica...

Kent State researchers study the effects of cellphone use on walking speed. We all know that we are supposed to exercise to reduce the risk of heart disease. But let’s face it, sometimes the only workout we get is walking from our office to the breakroom, and to the parking lot to drive home. So how then do we get the most out of those short walks? Kent State University researchers suggest putting the cellphone away –...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University It could be argued that no science is more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species by solving the problems that challenge it. For many years, two Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have been toiling over this matter, and each has recently received new grants from the Eunice...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University It could be argued that no science is more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species by solving the problems that challenge it. For many years, two Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have been toiling over this matter, and each has recently received new grants from the Eunice...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University Shawn Rohlin, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Kent State University's College of Business Administration, and colleague William Horrace, Ph.D., of Syracuse University, have been named W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars and will receive a research grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Justice Programs and the National...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University Physical activity is essential to fighting obesity, and scientists are constantly working to make this activity more effective and beneficial. A $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will help biology professor Colleen Novak, Ph.D., from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences better understand how the body...