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Alison Smith will become the new dean of Kent State University’s Honors College, effective July 1. Smith currently serves as the acting chair in Kent State’s Department of Geology and has served in various administrative, research and teaching rolesAlison Smith, acting chair in Kent State’s Department of Geology, will become the new dean of Kent State's Honors College.</body></html>

An innovative new partnership will soon help accelerate the process of bringing faculty innovations to commercial markets in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded Cleveland State University and Kent State University a grant to develop a joint technology commercialization and startup fund. The program will give university faculty and startup companies access to an $800,000 fund that will assist in accelerating commercialization of university technology and bringing innovative new products to market.

Approximately 13,500 years after nomadic Clovis hunters crossed the frozen land bridge from Asia to North America, researchers are still asking questions and putting together clues as to how those early inhabitants not only survived in a new landscape Pictured is a collection of Clovis point replicas and casts in the Archaeology Lab at Kent State University.

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

Celebrating College Teaching, sponsored by the University Teaching Council, has issued a call for abstracts for the 24th annual conference to be held on Friday, Oct. 20. This is an open call, but those who received funding from the University Teaching Council are obligated to submit an abstract and present their work.

Food from Kent State University's Dining Services now can be delivered to customers on or off campus through Tapingo Delivery, a new feature added to the Tapingo app service.

Tapingo, which launched at Kent State in the fall, is an online and mobile food delivery service that allows students, faculty and staff to avoid lines by ordering ahead. Using the app on a mobile phone or computer, users can customize meals, pay via meal plan or credit card and choose a pickup time. This new phase, which began April 7, introduces the delivery service.