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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Scholar of the Month
Elwin C. Robison
Professor
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
1985-present

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Dear Colleagues:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Celebrated American poet Walt Whitman described his mother as “illiterate in the formal sense,” but claimed that she had an extraordinary influence on his most well-known book of poems “Leaves of Grass.” He once suggested that his great work was the “flower of her temperament active in me.”  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

In the April 25 issue of Physical Review Letters, Kent State University scientists revealed promising indications of a phase transition never previously observed that may help us better understand the early universe’s transformation and the nuclear matter that makes up 99.973 percent (by weight) of our everyday world.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Humanities

Collaborative Research Incentive Awards:

  • Enhancing Social Cognition through Humanities Courses (Mark Bracher and Tammy Clewell, Department of English;  Susan Roxburgh, Department of Sociology; Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, Department of History; Deborah Barnbaum and Michael Byron, Department of Philosophy; Nancy Docherty, Department of Psychology; Françoise Massardier-Kenney, Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies)

Innovation Research Seed Awards:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Kent State University’s College of Nursing graduated 352 nursing students at Spring Commencement ceremonies on May 9-10 in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. Held during National Nurses Week, the 195 bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) and 157 Master of Science in Nursing  (MSN) degree graduates have now officially begun their professional careers as nurses. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm

A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation – flexible, electrically conductive transparent films – that can be used in electronic devices, including smart phones and touchscreens, and in windows that switch from transparent to opaque to block light.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm

Science, technology, engineering and math – commonly referred to as STEM fields – will be in spotlight when Kent State University hosts the Hudson STEM Project Fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

The science fair, spotlighting the work of students in grades 4 through 12, will be held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom and Balcony on the Kent Campus. It is free and open to the public. Project display area is open to the public for viewing from noon to 2:30 p.m. The area is closed during the morning judging.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm

Aggressive behavior in animals may result in posturing, teeth baring or challenges related to protecting territory, offspring or food. In humans, it can lead to violence and death, and the causes are not always readily apparent. But where does it originate?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University has received a $33,472 grant from the Howard Atwood Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation. The grant project, titled “Encouraging New Voices,” is a collaborative initiative between the Wick Poetry Center and Akron Public Schools designed to increase literacy among students in grades 3-12. The project will run from October 2014 to October 2015. 

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