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Kent State University has chosen an international expert to lead the university’s new School of Peace and Conflict Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences, known for its study of nonviolent conflict management. 

Record low temperatures aren’t the only thing that has come to the region, as Kent State Ashtabula Wines is releasing its new wine, 17° (Seventeen Degrees), through its partnership with Laurello Vineyards. The new wine, an ice wine, joins the award-winning vintages in the label’s lineup.

Julian Edelman capped off Super Bowl LIII with a victory for the New England Patriots and claimed the highest honor awarded to a player during the championship game of the National Football League (NFL).

Julian Edelman, the New England Patriots wide receiver and former Kent State University star, is making his fourth trip to the NFL title game when the Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Kent State University has the distinction of ranking among the top five companies nationwide in Forbes recent list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019.

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration—one of Ohio’s largest and fastest-growing business schools—offers unique, innovative programs that have heightened its national and international reputation. 

Kent State University’s Director of Public Safety and Police Chief Dean Tondiglia was honored with the university’s 2019 Diversity Trailblazer Award for his years of promoting inclusion and diversity within public safety.

The popular fashion-news site Fashionista has once again ranked Kent State University's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising as one of the top fashion schools in the world, according to its recently published 2018 rankings.

Radd Ehrman, Ph.D., who teaches languages including Latin, is one of three educators honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award a tenured or tenure-track professor can receive. All tenured and tenure-track professors are eligible to receive the award which is sponsored by the Kent State University Alumni Association.

Kent State University sophomore Phil Morgan said he learned about the May 4, 1970, shootings during a history lesson in middle school that included few details, except the fact that the Ohio National Guard’s presence at a student protest ended in the deaths of four students.