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A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its global communication faculty presenting papers and several other professors participating in a range of proceedings, the school's faculty members are living the conference theme, "Voices," by using theirs to prove their impact on the communication studies industry.

If you compare the fields of medicine and education you would find that the former bases its practices on empirical scientific research whereas education is mainly driven by intuition. However, cognitive psychology researchers at Kent State University who investigate student achievement are trying to change this reality.

Organic light-emitting diode technologies (OLEDs), a key technological feature in the display of many models of mobile phones and televisions already provide great image quality and high-resolution. But are they as efficient as they can be? Inspired by methods used in liquid-crystal technology, Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have developed new ways to improve OLED efficiency even more. 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host “Explore Kent Chemistry Day”, a visitation program for high school juniors and seniors interested in chemistry and biochemistry majors, at Kent State on Saturday, February 6 from 10 am to 2 pm in Room 110, Williams Hall on the Kent Campus.

“Explore Kent Chemistry Day gives an excellent introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Kent State University,” said Michael Tubergen, Ph.D., chair of Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

What does it take to become great in your field?  Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration?  For young scientists that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field.

Students pursuing a career in pharmacy now have an accelerated path to complete both a bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in seven years through a new partnership agreement between Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Kent State University.

The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy and Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will enter into an articulation agreement on Monday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The signing will take place in the Urban Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Kent State University Library in Kent, Ohio.

This partnership will make it possible for students to obtain their undergraduate and Pharm. D. degrees in just seven years, rather than the typical eight years it takes to complete both.

Kent State University’s College of Nursing presents “Driving the Future 2013,” an event focused on inspiration and innovation and their roles in the education, science and healthcare of the future. The event will take place on Monday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature a series of TED TALK-style presentations. The event will take place at the Kent Student Center with morning sessions at the Kiva. Registration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 27.