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Kent State University researchers use geospatial technology to study youth violence in Akron, Ohio.

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2017.

These numbers are stark and sobering, and worse yet, we still do not know exactly why cancer develops in its victims or how to stop it.

An online publication in Nature Nanotechnology this week by Kent State University researchers and their colleagues at Kyoto University in Japan, however, may offer new understanding about what turns good cells bad.

Kent State University researchers use geospatial technology to study youth violence in Akron, Ohio.

CACM Director Patrick Coy has published a chapter in a new book focused on constructive conflict management. Coy’s chapter, “Communication, Constructiveness, and Asymmetry in Nonviolent Action Theory and Practice,” is chapter two in Perspectives in Waging Conflicts ConstructivelyCases, Concepts and Practice, Bruce Dayton and Louis Kriesberg, editors, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2017. Here is a link to reviews: 


CACM Associate Professor, Landon Hancock, has published a new edited book, his third, this one entitled:  "Narratives of Identity in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change,” Emerald Publishing Group, Bingley, UK, 2016.

Kent State Professor Anne Jefferson expresses concern over losing valuable scientific data following proposed budget cuts.

Kent State University’s African Community Theatre in the Department of Pan-African Studies has announced plans for a production of “Venus” by Suzan-Lori Parks to be directed by D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies, and performed by the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble.

Three Kent State students have created smartphone cases that contain vital medication. 

Together, with the help of LaunchNET Kent State, the three created Case.MD. Ariella Yager, entrepreneur major in Kent State’s College of Business Administration; Samuel Graska, cell and molecular biology major in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences; and Justin Gleason, graduate student in Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design spent more than a year planning, inventing, designing and 3-D printing smartphone cases that contain vital medication. Wherever your smartphone goes, so does the medication.

Struggling addicts, registered sex offenders, released prisoners and the recently homeless. A Kent State professor documents their stories to raise awareness of the issues they face.

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