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  • Ethics Awareness Week

    NCAA leader headlines Ethics Awareness Week observances at Kennesaw State

    November 09, 2023

    Putting the interests of student athletes first is a top ethical responsibility of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and its members like Kennesaw State University, Felicia Martin, an NCAA executive, said Wednesday in a speech at KSU. Integrity must guide every action in organizations such as the NCAA and Kennesaw State, which is observing its annual Ethics Awareness Week, Martin said. Her speech was the keynote address in a week filled with special lectures and events focusing on ethics.

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  • Multilingual household research

    Kennesaw State research aims to preserve language and culture in trilingual homes

    November 03, 2023

    As they raise multilingual families, Kennesaw State University education faculty and researchers Jayoung Choi and Tuba Angay-Crowder have seen firsthand the work it takes to preserve the languages they grew up speaking before coming to the U.S. Choi, professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in KSU’s Bagwell College of Education, and Angay-Crowder, a postdoctoral researcher, have teamed up with Clemson University education associate Mihaela Gazioglu and HaBilNet, to make it easier on immigrant families in the U.S.

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  • Benedicte Kalonda

    Kennesaw State student encourages peers through campus engagement

    November 01, 2023

    Kennesaw State University senior Benedicte Kalonda’s college career has been a roller-coaster. During her first two semesters, professors and classmates were faces on a computer screen as the University shifted online for safety in the 2020-21 academic year during the coronavirus pandemic. Fast forward to the beginning of her senior year, and she stood in front of thousands of cheering freshmen as the student co-host at First-Year Convocation, the University’s official welcome event for new students.

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  • Computing

    Kennesaw State researcher explores new way to use AI for student teachers

    October 30, 2023

    Student teachers face a common challenge in their academic careers – they have limited opportunities to interact with elementary school children prior to their final year of college. To fix this, a Kennesaw State University researcher is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to give education students lifelike interactions with a virtual student earlier in their training.

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  • Jianming Wen

    Kennesaw State playing role in making super-fast quantum computing a reality

    October 23, 2023

    In what could provide a significant boost for national defense, Kennesaw State associate professor Jianming Wen is working to create a building block of a new form of computing that is faster and more secure than today’s best supercomputers. To help build and equip his laboratory, Wen has received a $796,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand study of the physics of quantum computing, making KSU one of 22 universities receiving funds through the NSF’s $38 million ExpandQISE (Expand Quantum Information Science and Engineering) initiative.

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  • Teresa Raczek and Brian LaRaia

    Kennesaw State scholarship celebrates professor and late husband's love of travel

    October 19, 2023

    Kennesaw State University professor Teresa Raczek and her husband Brian LaRaia loved to travel -- an activity that inspired many of the gourmet dinners LaRaia cooked for the couple during their 25 years together. When LaRaia passed away in April of 2021, Raczek said she and his family were immediately interested in finding ways to honor his memory by helping others explore the world and consider new perspectives. Together, they gifted $50,000 to endow the Brian Olcott LaRaia Traveling Scholarship in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2022, and recently, Raczek added a more than $200,000 planned gift to that endowment.

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  • Ali Keyvanfar and Arezou Shafaghat

    Kennesaw State faculty create revolutionary urban design toolkit for public spaces

    October 16, 2023

    Play is the universal language of children. That concept has never been lost on two Kennesaw State professors who also happen to be husband and wife and the parents of a young child with special needs. Ali Keyvanfar, an assistant professor of construction management, and Arezou Shafaghat, a limited-term assistant professor in architecture, had never set foot into the world of early childhood education prior to 2020.

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  • Mark Geil and Harrison Bartlett

    Kennesaw State professor helps company test a better prosthetic foot

    October 13, 2023

    A Kennesaw State University researcher is partnering with a local company to refine and test a new type of prosthetic foot that enhances function for people with long residual limbs. Professor of exercise science Mark Geil received a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to fund the work.

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  • Grey Drummonds

    Kennesaw State grad creates alumni group for young professionals

    October 11, 2023

    When KSU alumnus Grey Drummonds wanted to meet other recent graduates, he made it a do-it-yourself project that now connects more than 2,000 Forever Owls.

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  • Kennesaw State University

    Kennesaw State launches public phase of $200 million fundraising campaign

    October 06, 2023

    Kennesaw State University today launched the public phase of The Campaign for Kennesaw State, the largest, most comprehensive fundraising effort in the University’s history. The announcement was made during a campus event attended by members of the KSU Foundation, donors and community leaders.

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