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KentWired

Clean-up crews work to remove debris from the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine on Feb. 19, 2023.

Public health officials respond to East Palestine train derailment

Elaina Matricardi, Reporter February 12, 2024

The College of Public Health discussed the response of public health officials to the East Palestine train derailment with Columbiana County’s public health commissioner on Feb. 4. On Feb. 3, 2023,...

College of Public Health launching LGBTQ+ Public Health Graduate Certificate for fall 2023

College of Public Health launching LGBTQ+ Public Health Graduate Certificate for fall 2023

Chania Crawford, Reporter March 19, 2023

The College of Public Health is launching a new certificate in the fall of 2023, centered around health disparities and the health needs of members of the LGBTQ+ community. Outreach program director...

Courtesy of Andrew Snyder

Greater Cleveland LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment aims to improve lives of individuals

Addison Foreman, Reporter February 22, 2023

The College of Public Health is partnering with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland to conduct an LGBTQ+ community needs assessment. The project aims to improve the safety and lives of LGBTQ+...

Isabella “Zaz” Alvarino is the candidate for Senator for the College of the Arts for USG in the ’21-’22 school year. 

Meet the Candidates: Meet the Senators

Blake Westover, Reporter Ashley Blood, Reporter Lindsey Vlasic, Reporter March 15, 2021

Senator, College of the Arts Candidate: Isabella "Zaz" Alvarino Q: What is your platform? A: “I’m running for the students. I want to bridge the gap between the students and faculty. I want to run...

Screenshot from Tuesday’s A.I.D. meeting

A.I.D. training provides mental health awareness and education to students, faculty and staff

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter February 23, 2021

“Sam is very well-liked in your hall, with lots of friends, extracurriculars and a significant other who they spend a lot of time with. Over time, though, they start to become more withdrawn, quit most...

The message on the two trucks with the blue electronic billboards was hardly subtle and impossible to miss as they rolled through the busy streets of Atlanta.

Pop-up super PACs flood Georgia runoff: ‘It’s about the big message’

Kim Berryman and Kyung Lah, CNN December 21, 2020

(CNN) -- The message on the two trucks with the blue electronic billboards was hardly subtle and impossible to miss as they rolled through the busy streets of Atlanta.Drivers paused at lights, pulled out...

Ruoming Jin, a professor in the Department of Computer Sciences.

Kent State professors use cellphone data to study behavior and mental health during pandemic

Kandra Hill Reporter October 27, 2020

Two Kent State professors have partnered in a research effort that will track participants’ cell phone data to study behavior of college students and their mental health during the pandemic. Kent State...

Kevin Pospichel, a senior IT user support analyst at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, wears a shield mask prototype. Pospichel manages the makerspace in the Architecture Building and has experience with 3D modeling. He helped create the PPE prototypes, alongside Ferdig and Kennedy. 

Kent State faculty aim to help first responders in light of personal protective equipment shortage

When nurse Tracy Dodson interacts with a patient experiencing respiratory issues, she wears goggles, gloves, a mask and a gown. She usually puts the equipment in a trash bin when she leaves the room. But...

A student is taking notes at the Active Minds meeting on September 10, 2019. The largest group of students made an appearance at the first meeting of the new school year to participate in the National Suicide Prevention day stimulation.

Active Minds holds suicide prevention training

Ryanne Locker September 10, 2019

With 64 percent of college students dropping out due to mental illness, a Kent State organization, Active Minds, held an event Tuesday about warning signs of suicidal tendencies and how to intervene...

Kent provides mental health training for faculty

Rachel Hale August 25, 2019

The College of Public Health received a three-year $306,000 federal grant to provide mental health awareness training to Kent State faculty and staff.The Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant...

Sunita Shakya, doctoral student in the College of Public Health. 

Public health professor investigates lead blood levels among resettled refugee children

Shams Mustafa August 25, 2019

Substance abuse, obesity and nutrition have recently been some of the most important public health issues concerning scientific scholars and pediatricians. But in recent years, lead poisoning has come...

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