Stephen Mitchell, Ph.D., a sport pedagogy professor at Kent State University in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, is the new president-elect of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). He was elected to the position this past spring at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s (AAHPERD) annual national convention in Boston.
At its June 6 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:
Trustees Endorse FY 2013 University Budget that Supports Major Campus Improvements
The Board approved a balanced educational and operating budget for Kent State University’s eight-campus system as it commended the university’s leadership for demonstrating sound and strategic management through difficult financial times.
Since June 2011, faculty research activities in the sciences have included many publications, grant awards, and invited presentations which have contributed to the research mission at KSU. Recent sciences research includes work by Maxim Dzero & Carmen Almasan, Songping Huang & Soumitra Basu, Laura Leff, Jonathan Maletic, Marilyn Norconk, and Alison Smith.
Kent State University Planetarium presents its last show for the 2011-12 series. Cosmic Beginnings: Birth, Death and Rebirth in the Universe will be presented on April 13, 14 and 20 at 8 p.m. in 108 Smith Hall. The show is free and open to the public, but is not recommended for children under age six.
Advanced optical superhighway will connect Bangladesh universities with institutions around the world so scientists, scholars and students can use cutting-edge technology to compute and communicate with colleagues in any country.
An international partnership between Kent State University, the Ohio Academic Resource Network (OARnet) and Ireland’s National Research and Education Network (HEAnet) has been selected to provide advanced technical expertise in building the Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) through an international competition.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees recently named John L. West, Ph.D., an internationally respected researcher and the university’s former vice president for research, to a five-year term as Trustees Research Professor, effective July 1.
Kent State's Liquid Crystal Institute has five atomic force microscopes in its microscopy lab.
When Hiroshi Yokoyama became director of Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute about six months ago, he was determined to set the laboratory apart from others.
Social Science Research
Recent research activity in the social sciences conducted by Department of Anthropology faculty members between June 2011 and March 2012 includes two journal articles, two invited presentations and several special appearances.
Richard Feinberg, Professor of Anthropology
Feinberg, Richard. (2011). In Search of Te Lapa: A Navigational Enigma in Vaeakau-Taumako, Southeastern Solomon Islands. Journal of the Polynesian Society 120(1):57-70.
Since June 2011, faculty research activities in the social sciences have included many publications, grant awards, and invited presentations which have contributed to excellence at KSU. Recent social sciences research includes work by Amoaba Gooden, David Kaplan, Katherine Rawson, John Dunlosky, Mark Seeman, Joshua Stacher, and Tiffany Taylor.
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