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Photo of Cynthia BarnettThe fourth annual Water and Land Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Cleveland Water Alliance.

Scholar of the Month
James Tyner
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
1997-present

Selecting a single renowned scholar from Kent State University’s largest college is not an easy undertaking, but the work of Geography Professor James Tyner, Ph.D., over the past year made the decision a little bit easier for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean James Blank, Ph.D.

Science teacher Richard Dudley of Coventry Local Schools’ Coventry High School is the $20,000 Ohio winner of the 2015-16 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Dudley and his STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) elective students designed an innovative STEM project that they are bringing to life through a video and website. Contest winners were announced for each state.

We have all seen them explode on social media. They are the posts that feature the outlandish, the cute and the funny messages that go viral.

 

 

But how does one message catch on and others do not?

Photo of Richard AlleyThe third annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 14-15 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Science with additional support from the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo of Laura Schuch and Andrew CurtisKent State University Geography Professor Andrew Curtis and his doctoral student Laura Schuch, in the College of Arts and Sciences, have developed mapping approaches that can help predict neighborhood lead exposure in children which continues to be a health concern in older neighborhoods, including several in Akron,

A decade ago this week, Andrew Curtis, Ph.D., geography professor in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, promised the people of New Orleans that he would continue to return and document the recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

Kent State Geography Professor Andrew Curtis and his doctoral student Laura Schuch, in the College of Arts and Sciences, have developed mapping approaches that can help predict neighborhood lead exposure in children, which continues to be a health concern in older neighborhoods including several in Akron.

Photo of James TynerKent State University recently received a $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to use historical satellite imagery and archival research to study landscapes of mass violence in Cambodia during and after the regime of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979.

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