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Kent State University’s Department of Pan-African Studies will host the Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference on April 10 and 11 at Ritchie Hall on the Kent Campus.

This second biannual conference is themed “Revisiting Black History, Identities, Sexualities and Popular Culture,” and aims to explore new ways of studying the complex experiences of Africana people worldwide.

The Jewish Studies Program, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will host the 26th Annual Midwest Jewish Studies Association Academic Conference on Sept. 14 – 15 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent. Approximately 30 scholars and professionals in Jewish Studies from around the world will attend. Presenters will be coming from Turkey, Austria and Israel as well as North America.

Kent State University’s College of Nursing presents “Driving the Future 2013,” an event focused on inspiration and innovation and their roles in the education, science and healthcare of the future. The event will take place on Monday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature a series of TED TALK-style presentations. The event will take place at the Kent Student Center with morning sessions at the Kiva. Registration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 27, and can be done here.

Kent State University was amply represented at this year's ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2012), with representatives from the School of Digital Sciences, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Management and Information Systems in attendance.  ACM's premier conference on computer science education, SIGCSE 2012 was held in Raleigh NC and attracted almost 1300 attendees.

Kent State University was amply represented at this year's ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2012), with representatives from the School of Digital Sciences, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Management and Information Systems in attendance.  ACM's premier conference on computer science education, SIGCSE 2012 was held in Raleigh NC and attracted almost 1300 attendees.

Principal of Holtz Communication and Technology Shel Holtz will discuss social visualization and gamification strategies and tactics as the keynote speaker at the Akron Area Public Relations Society of America’s YouToo Social Media Conference on Friday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall.

Blistering sound bites, attack ads and pack journalism are all parts of “dirty politics.” The focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop will reflect upon the significance of fact-checking, polling and anti-gender bias in political reporting at the eighth annual event at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Media professionals, educators and college students will attend panel discussions, question-and-answer sessions and debates led by nationally recognized media and political experts.