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In an Age of Obesity, Why Do Some Remain Thin?

The tale of two rats, in short, is the story of why some rats (and people) do not gain weight while others do. It suggests a “chicken and egg” question of which comes first – obesity or inactivity.

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The Scholarly Process of Constructing a Better Learning Environment

Posted March 24, 2014

Faculty members may experiment over a series of semesters to identify the best strategies that enhance student learning. Kent State University’s Faculty Professional Development Center will offer an interactive session that will feature faculty colleagues from the Teaching Scholars Program outlining how the development of a scholarly teaching project helped them to become more methodological, proactive, deliberative and reflective in improving their classroom environments. The session will take place on April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided to registered participants.

The event also will feature open-table discussions with participants on the scholars’ current research, including examining ways to deepen online discussions and collaborations, improving student and instructor engagement both face-to-face and online, identifying ways to improve foreign language proficiency and investigating strategies for purposeful mentoring in field experiences.

To find out more about the Teaching Scholars Program or this special event, visit the Faculty Professional Development Center’s Teaching Scholars' Web page.