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Rick Feinberg, Department of Anthropology, presented "Anthropology and the Study of Non-instrument Navigation" at the "Lost and Found" Annual Science Symposium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 14, 2014.

Summary: The presentation was an introduction for scientists not in anthropology to Pacific Islanders' voyaging and navigational history and techniques.

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Additional Comments: This was an invited talk as part of a daylong annual science symposium sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Other presenters included neuroscientists Eleanor Maguire (University College of London) and Yasser Roudi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), both of whom have worked with 2014 Nobel Prize winners John O'Keefe, Edvard I. Moser and May-Britt Moser; animal behavior specialist Susanne Åkesson (Lund University, Sweden); George Hobbs (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia); and Harvard partical physicist John Huth, who has been working on Higgs boson research at the CERN lab in Switzerland.

Yin Zhang, School of Library and Information Science, presented "System Function Adoption of an Open Source Digital Repository System: A Global View" and “A Tale of Social Q&As in the United States and China" at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) in Seattle, Washington, on Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2014.

Summary: Zhang presented two posters and was on the panel "Transforming the Date Landscape: Connecting Data, Policies and Communities."

Thomas J. Froehlich, School of Library and Information Science, presented "A Brief History of Information Ethics: A New Outlook 10 Years Later (2004-2014)" at the Information Seeking in Context Conference in University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, in October 2014.

Summary: Froehlich’s paper is the most heavily cited article from the University of Barcelona's online journal, bid, and appears as a second entry in a current Google search on "information ethics."

Don A. Wicks, School of Library and Information Science, presented "Informing Spirituality" at the Information Seeking in Context Conference in Leeds, England, on Sept. 2-5, 2014.

Summary: Wicks presented a position statement and participated at the panel discussion. His presentation focused on research at the intersections of religion/spirituality. Delegates from more than a dozen countries attended.

Virginia Dressler and Joe Corall, both from University Libraries, presented "Gearing Up for Fedora 4" at the International Conference, Hydra Connect in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 1, 2014.

Summary: The poster gave an overview of how our team has custom mapped our SQL data from digital collections into RDF using the tool D2RQ. This will lay the framework for the migration plan in the works to move the digital collections to a new platform.

Denise A. Seachrist, interim dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Stark, was recently inducted as the president of the Communal Studies Association. The mission of the CSA is to encourage and facilitate the preservation, restoration and public interpretation of America's historic communal sites. The organization provides a forum for the study of intentional communities, past and present. The association communicates to the general public the successful ideas from, and lessons learned by, communal societies.

Founded in 1975 as the National Historic Communal Societies Association, the CSA has expanded its focus in recent years to include the study of contemporary and international communal societies.

Seachrist has previously served on the CSA's board as the vice president and as the newsletter editor. She will serve a two-year term as president.

Paul Fehrmann, University Libraries, and Edith Sicken, Kent State graduate student, presented "Using Systematic Review Methods for Topics in Philosophical and Theoretical Psychology" at the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, American Psychological Association Division 24 in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 2014.

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Meghan Harper, School of Library and Information Science, authored "Collaboration of School and Public Libraries: Finding Common Ground with the Common Core to Serve Students with Special Needs," Ohio Media Spectrum, Vol. 66, Issue 1, (2014).

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