2013 News Archive

by Bob Burford
October 31, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will co-host a lecture, “Covering the Egyptian Uprising,” by Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. Visitor parking is available in the Kent Student Center visitor lot on Summit Street. The night before, on Nov. 6, Kouddous will lead a conversation about the Middle East that is co-sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland at The Happy Dog, located at 5801 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland, at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.     
by Bob Burford
October 30, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. at Risman Plaza. The outdoor program will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and remarks from Kent State President Lester A. Lefton.
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 Department of Anthropology
October 29, 2013 - 1:06am
Dr. Mark Seeman received a Distinguished Career Award at the annual meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Oct 24-27, Columbus, Ohio.  The DCA is awarded irregularly based on the recommendation of the organization's Board of Trustees.
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.

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