Mindy Farmer, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of the May 4 Visitors Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She started her new position on July 1. Farmer also will teach public history courses in Kent State’s Department of History as an assistant professor starting in spring 2015. She most recently served as an education specialist at the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
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.
Kent State University has launched a national search for a new Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
The purpose of the Division of Institutional Advancement is to promote awareness among Kent State benefactors of the impact their contributions make to the growth and future success of the university.
Ruth E. Ludwick, Ph.D., CNS, RN.C, Kent State University alumna and professor emerita at the university’s College of Nursing, has been selected as one of 168 nurse leaders to be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the academy’s “2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference” on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. The inductees are selected based on their leadership in education, management, policy and work to improve the health of the nation.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics (IAL), in the College of Arts and Sciences, a $166,000 grant to host a three-week summer institute on literature in translation as a means of enhancing cross-cultural understanding for 30 college and university teachers from across the U.S.
Does mindfulness meditation truly help in relieving stress and managing blood pressure? It is a popular technique, but until now, no large-scale studies utilizing meditation have been conducted.
Kent State University Libraries, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Pan-African Studies, presents “Coming of Age at Kent 1967-71: A Pictorial of Black Student Life,” an exhibit of the photographs of Lafayette Tolliver.
On Sept. 25-27, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the dedication of a new home and poetry park on the Lefton Esplanade.
For more information, visit www.kent.edu/wick.
Danielle Hupp, Kent State University’s assistant director of annual giving, was honored as one of the recipients of the “30 for the Future” award by the Greater Akron Chamber.