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The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent.
Honors College students were among top winners at the 2015 Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.
Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and associate director of the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, will be the featured researcher at the next Research Uncorked. His research explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices.
Each academic year, the Department of English at Kent State University awards student prizes in creative writing, critical writing and writing in freshman English courses.
Joseph Duffy, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award. Duffy earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Kent State University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1990. He graduated magna cum laude and earned graduation with general honors for his undergraduate honors thesis titled "Nitrations and Transfer Nitrations of 2-HALO AND 2, 6-Dihalopyridines." After graduation, Joe pursued graduate study at Harvard University where he earned his doctorate in 1996. Since that time, Dr. Duffy has been at Merck Research Laboratories in Kenilworth, NJ. Merck Research Laboratories is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. Joe has served as a research scientist (1996-2007), director of medicinial chemistry (2007-2010), senior director of medicinal chemistry (2010-2012), and, currently, executive director of medicinal chemistry.
Dr. Sara Newman, Department of English, discusses some puzzling case studies she found in The Insane Hospital Reports, a collection of reports from nineteenth-century America insane asylums. The mystery involves how physicians categorized the insane, and its resolution addresses how nineteenth-century medical language developed, how it became part of broader cultural values, and how those values still influence contemporary language involving the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.