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Campus leads county in undergraduate research and innovation Carefully watering the garden, Kristy Doering knew what was just beneath the soil would take some time to grow. Seeds she once held in the palm of her hand would yield 50 pounds of fresh produce to feed Stark County’s food insecure.   While she always could imagine with certainty the...

Working in cooperation with the Lebanese American University (LAU), 20 interior design students – 10 from Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design and 10 from LAU in Beirut – spent nine days in New York City, the design capital of North America for a workshop.   The workshop investigated New York’s lobbies...

Student activism and giving voice to students will be the topics of two keynote speakers who are headlining the upcoming 2019 Educators Summit at Kent State University titled “May 4, 1970 Then & Now: Voices for Change.”   The summit will usher in a year of programming and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when...

Think about liquid crystals and a flat screen television may be the first item that comes to mind. Yet the future of liquid crystal science will see it pairing more strongly with biology than displays, predicts the new head of Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. Torsten...

7/18/19 UPDATE: The Ohio state budget has passed, and Kent State University is proceeding with finalizing tuition and financial aid. Students have been notified that fall 2019 e-bills will be distributed on Friday, July 26, and that the payment due date has been extended to Friday, Aug. 9. The university has extended the hours of its One Stop for...

As Todd Diacon, Ph.D., steps into his new role as Kent State University’s 13th president, his schedule for his first day includes an early workout at the Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center, a breakfast with community leaders at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center and a luncheon on campus with student leaders. During...

As Todd Diacon, Ph.D., steps into his new role as Kent State University’s 13th president, his schedule for his first day includes an early workout at the Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center, a breakfast with community leaders at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center and a luncheon on campus with student leaders. During...

TWINSBURG, Ohio – In addition to bringing together thousands of sets of twins and multiples each year, the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, is responsible for bringing more than $5.4 million to the local economy last year.   According to an economic impact study on the 2018 event conducted by Kent State University College of Business...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Ann Womer Benjamin, J.D., of Aurora, Ohio, to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Her appointment began June 21, 2019, and ends May 16, 2028. She fills the seat of Margot Copeland, whose term as a Kent State trustee recently expired. Ms. Womer Benjamin currently...

Molly Merryman, Ph.D., the founding director of Kent State University's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a USA TODAY opinion piece which outlined black transgender women’s contributions to the LGBTQ movement. The article focused on how in the...