Kent State hosts national symposia at its Conference Center in 2014
Kent State researchers have scheduled several national symposia this year.
- Second Annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University (October 30-31, 2014)
- Title: Water Infrastructure and Rebounding Cities
- Featuring: Speakers will include Kent State researchers and Maria Carmen Lemos, professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, and Bill Shuster, research hydrologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- The Kent State University Symposium on Aging (November 13, 2014)
- Title: Life in the Balance: Fall Prevention from Multidisciplinary Perspectives
- Co-sponsored by the Ohio Department of Aging
- Featured speaker: Laurence Z. Rubenstein, M.D., M.P.H., professor and chair of Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and renowned expert on fall prevention assessment and intervention.
- Second Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University (April 3-4, 2014)
- Title: The Neuroscience of Obesity: How do you keep the pounds off?
- Featured Speaker: “Weight loss is hard, but keeping it off is harder,” was the message of keynote speaker Michael Rosenbaum, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics and medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and an expert on obesity.
- African and the Global Atlantic World Conference (April 10-11, 2014)
- Title: “Revisitng Black History, Identities, Sexualities, and Popular Culture”
- Sponsored by the Department of Pan-African Studies
- Featured Speaker: Horace Campbell, Professor Syracuse University
- This year’s conference explored new ways of studying the complex experiences of Africana people worldwide through the lenses of Black history, identities, sexualities, and popular culture.
For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.