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.

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