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John Hummell, M.Ed., residence hall director with Kent State’s Department of Residence Services, recently completed the Certificate in Occupancy Management through the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), the international professional organization for residence life and housing professionals.

The certificate program took approximately one year to complete and included two courses that focused on interpreting housing and occupancy-related policies and laws, analyzing enrollment and occupancy trends and benchmarks, reviewing strategies to align occupancy management goals with housing demand and inventory, and developing strategies to make sure occupancy goals are met.

The certificate program also included a capstone project, a 50-page report and analysis reviewed by two peers and then by an expert review panel. Hummell successfully completed the capstone project and earned ACUHO-I’s Certificate in Occupancy Management in March 2014.

Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., has been elected inaugural chair of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Advisory Board. The international board consists of 66 members representing nearly 20 countries. DCMI is an open organization that supports shared innovation in metadata design and best practices across a broad range of purposes and business models.

Denise A.D. Bedford, School of Library and Information Science, presented "Topology of Transportation Information Sources and Systems" at the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C, in January 2014.

The paper led to joint research conducted with Lisa Loyo, manager, Information Services, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences.

Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, was invited to guest blog and speak about copyright for the American Library Association during Copyright Week, Jan. 13-18, 2014.

Michele Ewing, APR, associate professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, received the Davis Young Award for Exceptional Mentors from the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The award was presented to her during the 2014 Hill Lighthouse Young Awards Luncheon held April 10, 2014, in Cleveland. The Davis Young Award recognizes a member of the chapter who excels in mentoring students and young professionals through hands-on instruction and support.


Joe Clark, University Libraries, Performing Arts Library, and Susannah Cleveland, edited a book, Careers in Music Libraries III: Reality and Reinvention, 3rd Ed., Middleton, WI: A-R Editions and the Music Library Association, 2014.

Additional comments: Music librarianship — this volume provides career resources and guidance for current and future librarians, as well as insights for mentors and educators working with these populations. In addition to editing the book, Joe Clark authored chapter 4 titled: “Breaking into the Fields in a Tough Job Market.”

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Yosh Hakutani, Department of English, authored “Cy Twombly’s Painting of the Peonies and Haiku Imagery,” Cy Twombly: Bild, Text, Paratext,” ed. Thierry Greub (Paderborn, Germany: Wilhelm Fink, 2014), 279-94.

John Simmons, School of Library and Information Science, authored Fluid Preservation: A Comprehensive Reference, 1 Ed., Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014. Simmons is an adjunct faculty member who teaches in the museum studies specialization in the School of Library and Information Science.

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