Strategy 1 Stories: Expanding Breakthrough Research and Creative Endeavors
1. Support and enhance a more comprehensive culture of scholarship in the University.
The narratives below define and bring clarity to what each of the University Strategic Goals means to Academic Affairs. The narratives express our values and beliefs, and create a context to guide implementation efforts. To learn more about the specific strategies and tactics involved in achieving the expansion of breakthrough research and creative endeavors, please view our Academic Affairs Strategic Plan.
The 2014 Research for Life magazine explores how a “connect the dots” strategy carries out a collaborative, problem-solving approach to research and scholarship. The results of “connecting the dots” can be exhilarating, leading to innovative solutions to challenging problems facing society—in health, public policy, energy and sustainability—and in fostering new ideas. View the web version of the magazine.
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.
From the Washington Post to Forbes Magazine, KSU faculty researchers are making headlines in the media. See a list of where our faculty members are being quoted.
Research and Sponsored Programs (RASP) also keeps an updated listing of research activity on its website. View recent activity.