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Benjamin Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, speaks at Kent State as part of its ongoing Brain Health Research Institute's Seminar Series.
Kent State’s Brain Health Research Institute Hosts University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Anthropology Professor

Ben Campbell spoke on the topic of how the production of the DHEA/DHEAS and GLUD2 hormones plays a role in brain development in humans and other species, a process known as “adrenarche.” 

Sara Bayramzadeh's Health Care Design Concept
Safer, More Efficient Trauma Room Design Wins Touchstone Award

A substantial amount of time and effort goes into the design of health care environments. In an emergency department, you need optimal conditions to save lives. The Center for Health and Design has awarded Sara Bayramzadeh, assistant professor and Elliot Professor in Health Care Design, the Touchstone Award – Gold Category for conceptual design.

A Cat and a Dog Lay Lazily
Researcher Predicts Consumer Behavior Through Pet Ownership

Owning a pet can tell marketers all they need to know about your buying tendencies. In a new study, Lei Jia, assistant professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at Kent State, found that pet ownership can influence and predict consumer behavior. 

Associate Professor Clarissa Thompson, Ph.D., presents her research in a Research & Innovation Forum
Research & Innovation Forums Showcase Breadth of Scholarship of Faculty

Twice each semester, Kent State University’s Division of Research and Sponsored Programs hosts Research & Innovation Forums, to bring together faculty members to publicly present their ongoing work. 

Intel launched 12th Gen Intel Core processors at CES 2022. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Kent State Leads 13 Ohio Institutions in Supporting Intel by Launching Semiconductor-Focused Network

Kent State University, in response to a request from Intel®, will lead a network that includes 13 other Ohio higher education institutions now poised to prepare the workforce to make the small electronic devices that play a large role in our everyday lives.

UAV Flight Propels Fuel Cell Research
Innovative Hybrid Fuel Cell Developed for Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles

The project team, led by Yanhai Du, Ph.D., developed a lightweight-high-energy-density onboard power source that enables vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) type aircraft to potentially increase flight time and payload.

Study examines the relationship between hazing severity and group solidarity in an anonymous U.S. fraternity.
Groundbreaking Study of Fraternity Hazing Co-Authored by Kent State Researcher Reveals Little Connection to Group Solidarity

Kent State University’s newest anthropologist, Assistant Professor Aldo Cimino, Ph.D., has made it his life’s work to understand the causes and consequences of hazing, including the possible generation of solidarity. He and his co-author recently published an article on this question in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. 

ODHE Awards Grant for Kent State Fashion KnitLAB

You’ve probably seen someone knitting a scarf or a sweater as a hobby. However, knitting is big business and has a large impact on manufacturing. Kent State School of Fashion professors are using a new $236,816 grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to spread awareness of the possibilities of knitting and creating training opportunities.

Photo of Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Psychological Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences
Kent State Psychology Professor to Receive 2022 ATHENA Akron Leadership Award

ATHENA Akron, a women’s leadership organization in Summit County, Ohio, has named Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, its winner of the 2022 ATHENA Akron Leadership Award. She will receive the award on Nov. 17 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.

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STEM Professors Receive NSF ADVANCE Grant to Explore Impact of Gender and Other Factors on Workload of STEM Faculty

“Who is Counted and What Counts: Tracking Women’s Engagement in Low-Prestige/High-Workload Service Activities at Kent State University” will examine whether faculty members with underrepresented and/or historically excluded intersecting gender and racial/ethnic identities (IGREs) perform more high-workload, low-prestige service work than their faculty peers.

Anna Mika of Parma, Ohio, stands in Kent State University’s Experimental Archaeology Lab in Lowry Hall.
Five Kent State Experimental Archaeology Graduates Earn Full Rides to Grad Schools

Sometimes it just takes a small spark to ignite a fire within you. For Anna Mika of Parma, Ohio, who started as a geology major her freshman year at Kent State University and switched to anthropology the following year, that spark came in 2017 while taking an anthropology course called North America’s Ice Aged Hunters, taught by Metin I. Eren, Ph.D., associate professor and director of archaeology in the College of Arts and Sciences. She said that course changed her perspective on everything.  

A student works with scale models of airplanes in a small wind tunnel in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University.
Kent State Receives $1.5 Million in Choose Ohio First Scholarships for STEM Students

Kent State University has been awarded $1.5 million from the state of Ohio for the Choose Ohio First program that supports students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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American Education Research Association Awards Kent State Professor for Outstanding Research

Christa Porter, Ph.D., assistant professor of higher education administration in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, was awarded the Review of Research Award by the American Education Research Association (AERA) for her research article, “Understanding Influences of Development on Black Women’s Success in U.S. Colleges: A Synthesis of Literature."

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Neurological Research Helps Develop Potential Autism Pharmaceuticals

Autism spectrum disorder is a group of neurodevelopmental disabilities characterized by social communication deficits and stereotypic behaviors. Currently, little is known about the cellular and molecular mechanisms of autism spectrum disorder, but the research of Kent State Associate Professor Woo-Yang Kim, Ph.D., might lead to a change.

Four men are holding a large check from Ohio History Connection
Recording the History of the Liquid Crystal Institute With Ohio History Fund Grant

The development of liquid crystal technology in Northeast Ohio - and specifically at Kent State University - is an important part of the region’s and university’s legacies and ongoing global impact.

Amber Titus
Biology Graduate Joins Exclusive Group by Earning Doctorate at 25

When she receives her doctorate degree in cellular biology on May 14, Amber Rose Titus will enter an exclusive group: She will become one of just seven Kent State University graduates to earn her doctorate at the age of 25 or younger.

2022 Biodesign Challenge Group Members
Students Across Disciplines Innovate in the 2022 Biodesign Challenge

Two significant environmental issues our nation faces today include invasive plant species and a lack of sustainable materials. Invasive plant species are detrimental to host environments for multiple reasons. Kent State students are working to turn invasive plant species into a sustainable material that can help protect the environment through the 2022 Biodesign Challenge, a course and national competition to create sustainable solutions to real world problems.

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Kent State at East Liverpool Researcher Receives NIH Chemistry Research Grant

Farid Fouad, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State East Liverpool, was awarded a three-year, $74,954 research grant as part of a subaward on a larger grant that his collaborators at Cleveland State University received. 

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NSF Awards Grant to Kent State Assistant Professor for Precision Dosing in Critical Care

Each year, more than 30 million patients receive fluid resuscitation therapies for critical care scenarios like hemorrhaging, sepsis and burns. Underdosing resuscitation strategies are inefficient at saving lives, while overdosing regimens may lead to resuscitation injuries and hypothermia. Hossein Mirinejad, assistant professor in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, is hoping to help find the solution to dosing problems.

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Graduate Student Perseverance Leads to Published Research on Stress Related to May 4, 1970 Anniversary

How long does a single traumatic event affect a person’s mental health? Kent State graduate student Emily Rabinowitz’s research on this topic was recently published in the peer-reviewed Stress & Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress. Her paper “The 50th Anniversary of May 4, 1970, Is Associated With Elevations of Distress but No Increase in Mental Health Symptoms” was published in the November 2021 issue.