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Doctoral student Pratyusha Ghanta won third place in the fall 2023 Three Minute Thesis competition

Pratyusha Ghanta’s presentation "Stopping Lung Cancer in its Tracks" earned her third place in Kent State’s fall 2023 Three Minute Thesis competition. 

Caplan, Dellinger, Prufer, and Giffels review material in the May 4 Visitors Center

New Wave ’80s band Devo isn’t just from Ohio. Devo wasn’t just created in Akron. Devo was forged at Kent State University under the pressure of the turmoil of the late ’60s and the events surrounding May 4, 1970. Authors David Giffels and Jade Dellinger brought their book “The Beginning Was the End: Devo in Ohio” to Kent State for a book signing and discussion.

What's the Big Idea?

Watch President Diacon as he's joined by Karin Coifman and John Gunstad, professors in the Department of Psychological Sciences, as they talk about their new longitudinal research study, which will look at 10,000 students and their success over time.

Jordon Egbert, far right, a Kent State graduate student, takes part in traditional Rwandan dancing during the Kigali Summer Institute in Rwanda.

Kent State University graduate student Jordon Egbert said taking part in the Kigali Summer Institute in Rwanda has changed his entire perspective on life. 


Kent State's fleet includes this airplane.

Brian Neff, assistant dean of flight and operations at Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering, was recently featured on Spectrum News 1 Ohio with a Kent State aeronautics student, to shed light on the national pilot shortage and explain what Kent State is doing to help fix this shortage.

What's the Big Idea?

Kent State President Todd Diacon meets with Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI) Trustees Research Professor Oleg Lavrentovich to discuss how his team is using liquid crystals to “domesticate” bacteria.

Carol Cartwright was the first woman president of Kent State University.

In 1991, Carol A. Cartwright, Ph.D., made history when she was named president of Kent State University, becoming not only Kent State’s first female president, but also the first woman to serve as president of any Ohio public college or university.  

Mary Beth Spitznagel discusses the burden of sick pet caregiving

Professor of psychological sciences Mary Beth Spitznagel has experienced the burden of caregiving for her beloved dog, Allo, who developed bladder cancer. This influenced her research into how a pet with chronic illness can affect caregivers.

2023 Women's History Month Graphic

This March, Kent State University is celebrating the 2023 Women’s History Month. The theme for 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”