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How different are human brains compared to the brains of other primates such as chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys? It is one of many important questions that scientists have asked for years while pursuing a better understanding of human evolution. Researchers in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences recently co-authored an article with more than 30 scientists, led by Yale University, from the United States, Italy and Spain in the journal Science that describes some of the small, yet distinct differences between the species in how individual cells function and form connections. ...

Kent State University’s Flash Technology Center, in cooperation with Apple, is pleased to announce an Apple-authorized campus store institutional pricing offer.     Departments already receive low education pricing on Apple computers, but for this pricing offer, departments will receive an additional 4 percent off qualifying computers purchased through the Flash Technology Center.     Current Mac units (excluding Macbook, Mac Pro and iMac Pro) are eligible for the pricing offer. Eligible computers can be configured to meet your needs.     Depa...

“My teacher, John Mack, had this spirit of generosity you don’t see in teachers nowadays,” says Danna Sundet, Kent State University associate professor of oboe in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. “I want his story to be told and his knowledge to continue to be shared.” To tell his story, Mrs. Sundet combined her passion, his teachings and Mr. Mack’s live recordings into an e-book that brings his work to life. But who is John Mack? The late Mr. Mack was regarded as one of the greatest oboe teachers during his time. Over two-thirds of the oboists in 10 of the top United States orche...

Throw it away or recycle it? That is the question Kent State University’s Office of Sustainability hopes students, faculty and staff will pause to ask before automatically tossing something in the bin. Kent State is participating in its ninth annual RecycleMania competition that runs until March 31. Kent State is one of 300 schools competing and one of 14 Ohio schools in the competition. RecycleMania is a competition held each spring across hundreds of college campuses in the United States and Canada. During this eight-week period, colleges participating report how much trash and recy...