July 11 - August 13, 2015

The Department of Computer Science is hosting The Exposition on Cyber Infrastructure and Big Data to undergraduate students from Jazan University, Saudi Arabia this summer. A group of Kent State doctoral students, under the supervision of guest scientists from KSU and other institutions will engage with participating researchers in a six week immersive research and learning expedition in several big data and cyber infrastructure areas.


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The Third Annual Kent State University Water Symposium

October 14-15, 2015

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
2124 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240

October 14, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

Keynote Address by Richard Alley, Ph.D., Evan Pugh Professor. Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Alley is one of the world’s top experts on natural and anthropogenic forcing of climate change from the Pleistocene to present.

October 15, 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M

Symposium sessions featuring:

  • Emily M. Elliott, Ph.D., Department of Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Allison Steiner, Ph.D., Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan
  • Gena Wirth, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture PLLC 
  • Xiaozhen Mou, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University
  • V. Kelly Turner, Department of Geography, Kent State University

Registration is free and open to the public. Online registration closes October 7, 2015

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The Second Annual Kent State University Symposium on Aging

October 28-29, 2015

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
2124 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240

October 28, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

Keynote Address by Kate Lorig, Dr.P.H., Director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and Professor of Medicine in the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Lorig is a world-renowned expert on chronic disease self-management and education.

October 29, 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M

Symposium sessions featuring:

  • Shirley Moore, PhD, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
  • Stephanie FallCreek, DSW, Fairhill Partners
  • Kent State researchers including:
    • Gregory C Smith, Ed.D., School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences, College of Education, Health and Human Services
    • Joel W. Hughes, Ph.D., Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Melissa Zullo, Ph.D., Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences & Epidemiology, College of Public Health
    • Ann Jacobson, Ph.D.,  and Lisa Marie Echeverry, DNP, College of Nursing
    • Margarita Benitez, Jill Kawalec, Ph.D. and John West, Ph.D. – Diabetic Sensor Sock Project

Registration is free and open to the public. Online registration closes October 7, 2015.

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Research Workshops

Uniform Guidance: The Challenges of Implementation

June 17, 1:00 - 3:30 P.M; Room 205 White Hall

The Office of Sponsored Programs is hosting a webcast on the topic of Uniform Guidance (also known as 2 CFR 200)the federal government's recently released guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for federal awards.This webcast will feature a panel of research administration professionals discussing accomplishments and issues encountered in implementing these new requirements at institutions of higher education and other organizations. For more information: Contact Sponsored Programs at 330-672-2070.   

Research 101: Launching and Advancing Your Successful Research Career

A series of workshops in Spring 2015 provided faculty researchers with critical information regarding the university’s research policies and procedures. These included:

  • March 12: Publicizing Your Research: Explains how to effectively communicate your findings and publicize your work.
  • April 16: Patenting, Licensing and Commercializing Your Research: Discusses intellectual property and technology transfer procedures and policies to safeguard and potentially commercialize your research.

For more information: Contact Sheila Pratt at, 330-672-0701.