Science in Japan Seminar November 29th

The Anthropology Department is hosting a “Science in Japan” seminar on Wednesday, November 29th, from 4 to 5:30pm at the DI Hub, Rm 219. The guest speakers are officers from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – a Japanese government agency similar to the U.S. National Science Foundation. One of the main missions of the JSPS is to foster international scientific cooperation. Ms. Miho Yasuda and Mr. Thet Win from the Washington, D.C., office of JSPS will give presentations on the various fellowships available to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in the sciences and humanities. KSU students who conducted summer research at Kyoto University will also discuss their experiences. Faculty and students from all departments are welcome to attend.

Kent State University has received a number of JSPS fellowships in recent years, including awards to members of our Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, and MCLS (Japanese) programs. JSPS and NSF grants to Anthropology, in particular, have formed the foundation of a broad research network with partners at Kyoto University. To date, these connections have resulted in 14 external grants, 15 joint publications, 12 presentations at international conferences, and 18 research visits between KSU and Kyoto University (7 faculty, 11 students).


4:00 – 4:30pm                 Ms. Miho Yasuda, JSPS International Program Associate and

Mr. Thet Win, JSPS Liaison Officer. JSPS fellowships for building research

collaborations in Japan.


4:30 – 4:40pm                 Dr. Anthony Tosi, Anthropology Department. The Kent State –

Kyoto University partnership in primate biology.


4:40 – 5:00pm                 Ms. Samantha Magrini, PhD candidate, Biomedical Sciences and          

Mr. Scott McKinny, Anthropology undergraduate. The effects of squatting on the subadult growth plate.


5:00 – 5:15pm                 Mr. Dakota Smallridge, PhD candidate, Biomedical Sciences. The effects

of two-tone stimulation on marmoset auditory steady-state responses.


5:15 – 5:30pm                 Ms. Hannah Maycon, MA candidate, Anthropology. Differentiating

caudate- and putamen-projecting neurons in cortical and subcortical


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