2013 News Archive

by Bob Burford
October 29, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University Associate Professor of Mathematics Beverly Reed, Ph.D., wanted to be a teacher since childhood, never seriously considering anything else. Reed always loved young children and developed a love of mathematics in high school. After graduating from college with a secondary mathematics teaching certificate and a K-8 certificate, she found a job teaching secondary mathematics. Reed has enjoyed teaching math ever since and her peers have noticed.
by Eric Mansfield
October 28, 2013 - 10:31am
Two researchers at Kent State Universities have found that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can reduce high blood pressure, which affects nearly 60 million adults in the United States. MBSR, which involves the practice of meditation, body awareness and some gentle yoga, has been shown to be effective in preventing and treating depression and anxiety and alleviating stress, but scientific studies of its effects on blood pressure are rare.
by Eric Mansfield
October 24, 2013 - 10:31am
10/28/13 UPDATE: This event has been postponed to been postponed to April 2, 2014. Kent State University will host The Policy Institute on Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Studio A of Beall/McDowell Hall, with a focus on creating and updating sexual misconduct policies for institutions ranging from kindergarten to higher education. Beall/McDowell Hall is located off Loop Road on the Kent Campus.
by Eric Mansfield
October 24, 2013 - 10:31am
Gregg L. Andrews, Ph.D., dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Tuscarawas, announced he will resign as dean effective July 1, 2014.
by Emily Vincent
October 23, 2013 - 10:31am
Thomas V. Melillo, D.P.M., who served as chief executive officer of Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine, died Oct. 22 after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Melillo led one of the largest and most respected podiatric medical education institutions in the country and the only accredited podiatry school in Ohio since August 1984. The college was known as the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine before becoming a part of Kent State in July 2012.
by Kent State University Communications and Marketing
October 23, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics will host Lawrence Venuti, a leading translation studies scholar, during the fourth annual Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series. Venuti will speak about the genealogies of translation theory on Friday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom.
by Ann VerWiebe
October 23, 2013 - 10:31am
WKSU Assistant News Director Amanda Rabinowitz was presented a prestigious National Murrow Award from Radio-Television-Digital News Association (RTDNA) at an Oct. 14 ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The award was presented by ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn during the live-streamed formal event.
by Emily Vincent
October 21, 2013 - 10:31am
Husband-and-wife duo Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, who combine journalism and activism in their unique brand of reporting centered on human rights abuses and advocacy, will speak at the fourth Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kristof and WuDunn were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement.
by Emily Vincent
October 21, 2013 - 10:31am
**MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY** TUESDAY, OCT. 22 @ 1 P.M. Metro Life Flight Makes Helicopter Visit to Kent State on Oct. 22 University and hospital system collaborate to offer new clinical experiences on medical helicopter to graduate nursing students
by Emily Vincent
October 17, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The announcement was made Oct. 17 by the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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