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Catherine L. Smith, School of Library and Information Science, and Alison Dickerhoof, Kent State alumna, presented "Looking for Query Terms on Search Engine Results Pages" at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) in Seattle, Washington on Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2014.

Summary: The two presented the poster based on Dickerhoof's master’s thesis. Dickerhoof is a M.L.I.S. graduate and was recently named children's outreach services librarian at Reed Memorial Library in Reed, Ohio.

Kenneth Cushner, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, presented "The Challenge of Nurturing Intercultural Competence in Young People" at the Alliance for International Education in Mumbai, India, on Oct. 10, 2014.

Additional Comments: Cushner was an invited keynote presenter.

Kjera Melton, Institutional Research, and Meghan Cisar, Student Success Programs, presented "Magnifying the ‘Bright Spots’: Finding and Using What Works" at the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 2014.

Summary: This presentation outlined research findings and best practices for a successful FYE Course using the concept ”Bright Spots” from the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath

Karen Gracy, School of Library and Information Science, and Shadi Shakeri, Kent State alumnus, presented "A Model for Data Curation Research in Small Sciences" at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) in Seattle, Washington on Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2014.

Summary: The two presented a poster. Shakeri is a Kent State M.L.I.S. '13 graduate.

Marcus L. Neiman, School of Music, was awarded the Leadership Medina County’s Excellence in Education Leadership award at a ceremony that took place at Weymouth Country Club on Dec. 3.


Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia and Clare L. Stacey, Department of Sociology, edited Caring on The Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work, published by the Rutgers University Press.

Kiersten Latham, School of Library and Information Science, and Corina Iannaggi, graduate student, authored, "A Copy of a Fake of the Identical Facsimile Reproduced from the Real Original" in the Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy, Vol. 1, Article 2 (2014).

Summary: The paper was presented at the 2014 DOCAM conference at Kent State University in Kent in August 2014. Latham served as co-chair of the 2014 DOCAM conference.

Additional comments: This paper describes one session from the 2014 Document Academy that used an atypical presentation style inspired by the unconference trend. The session explored the meaning and language used to describe and discuss representations of documents and was purposefully open-ended by design. By incorporating the Document Academy participants as active members of the presentation, we were able to create a space that encouraged the sharing of thoughts and expertise leading to rich discussion of the proposed topic. Here we provide an overview of the process, which led to a session centered around collaboration and interaction with the audience and provide a few insights and products that resulted.

Ken Sayers, a Kent State University alumnus, and C. Owen Lovejoy, Department of Anthropology, published “Blood, Bulbs, and Bunodonts: On Evolutionary Ecology and the Diets of Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, and Early Homo” in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 89, 4 (December 2014); pp. 319–357.

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