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Kent State Recognizes Outstanding Research and Scholar Award Recipients on March 19

Three Kent State University faculty members will be recognized during a ceremony on March 19 as the university honors its Outstanding Research and Scholar Award recipients.

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Kent State Recognizes Outstanding Research and Scholar Award Recipients on March 19

Posted March 18, 2013
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The annual Kent State University Outstanding Research
and Scholarship Awards on March 19 will feature a special
performance by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Kent
State Associate Professor of Music Donna Lee.

Three Kent State University faculty members will be recognized during a ceremony on March 19 as the university honors its Outstanding Research and Scholar Award recipients. The recipients of the 2013 award are Michael Loderstedt, School of Art; Katherine Rawson, Department of Psychology; and Carrie Schweitzer, Department of Geology, Kent State University at Stark.

A welcome reception will be held in the Roe Green Center Lobby in the Music and Speech Building at 5:15 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Ludwig Recital Hall. A special performance by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Kent State Associate Professor of Music Donna Lee will take place at 6:30 p.m. Cleveland Orchestra musicians will include Amy Lee, associate concertmaster; Frank Rosenwein, principal oboe; Charles Bernard, assistant principal cello; and Joanna Patterson, viola. The event, sponsored by Kent State’s Division of Research and Sponsored Programs, is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/research.

The purpose of the awards program is to recognize all three outstanding faculty members for their notable scholarly contributions that have brought acknowledgement to their fields of study and to Kent State. Of the 18 nominees for the award, these three recipients were selected based on the quality of their research and scholarship and its impact on society.

About Michael Loderstedt

Loderstedt’s artwork spans the practices of printmaking, book arts and photography and addresses various contemporary themes. He has a strong international record of exhibition and scholarly, collaborative activity including a series of projects and exchanges he spearheaded with groups in Germany and Belgium. He has had five international solo exhibitions (four in Germany and one in Florence, Italy) and has shown in group exhibitions in Belgium, Netherlands, Korea and the U.K.

About Katherine Rawson

Rawson’s basic and applied research is focused on text comprehension, memory and metacognition, and applications of cognitive psychology to education. In 2010, she was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a Kavli Frontiers Fellow Award from the National Academy of Sciences. She has published 41 journal articles and seven chapters, with 11 journal articles published (or “in press”) in the last year alone. She currently serves as associate editor for two major journals in her field, Memory & Cognition and Memory.

About Carrie Schweitzer

Schweitzer is an internationally recognized expert in decapod crustaceans. She has published more than 120 technical books and papers since 1997. Her research in paleontology centers on systematics and biogeography.

For more information about the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs at Kent State, visit www.kent.edu/research.