Weighing in at barely 100 pounds, Brooke Mullins summoned every ounce of strength she had, and even more she didn’t. Her muscles were shaking; her mind – exhausted. The Kent State University junior had one last shot at overcoming the most grueling portion of a physical exam. If she could pass it, Mullins would follow in her father and brother’s footsteps as a certified volunteer firefighter.
Kent State student Brooke Mullins stands in front of the Lordstown Fire Department – Station 36 in the Village of Lordstown, Ohio, where she serves as a volunteer firefighter.
According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2017.
These numbers are stark and sobering, and worse yet, we still do not know exactly why cancer develops in its victims or how to stop it.
An online publication in Nature Nanotechnology this week by Kent State University researchers and their colleagues at Kyoto University in Japan, however, may offer new understanding about what turns good cells bad.
CACM Director Patrick Coy has published a chapter in a new book focused on constructive conflict management. Coy’s chapter, “Communication, Constructiveness, and Asymmetry in Nonviolent Action Theory and Practice,” is chapter two in Perspectives in Waging Conflicts Constructively: Cases, Concepts and Practice, Bruce Dayton and Louis Kriesberg, editors, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2017. Here is a link to reviews:
CACM Associate Professor, Landon Hancock, has published a new edited book, his third, this one entitled: "Narratives of Identity in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change,” Emerald Publishing Group, Bingley, UK, 2016.
In "Top 10 Schools for History Buffs" in College Magazine, Kent State University is #4 on the list -- with a special mention of the Center for Applied Conflict Management and the May 4 Task Force. A CACM major talks about her experience in our May 4 1970 and Its Aftermath class.
Kent State University’s African Community Theatre in the Department of Pan-African Studies has announced plans for a production of “Venus” by Suzan-Lori Parks to be directed by D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies, and performed by the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble.
Three Kent State students have created smartphone cases that contain vital medication.
Together, with the help of LaunchNET Kent State, the three created Case.MD. Ariella Yager, entrepreneur major in Kent State’s College of Business Administration; Samuel Graska, cell and molecular biology major in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences; and Justin Gleason, graduate student in Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design spent more than a year planning, inventing, designing and 3-D printing smartphone cases that contain vital medication. Wherever your smartphone goes, so does the medication.
Case.MD helps make emergency medicine more convenient and safe.