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  • Jessica Stephenson

    Researcher talks history and ethics of carved elephant ivory

    November 12, 2020

    Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research is hosting a one-hour web show every other Friday at 4 p.m. to showcase the varied research being conducted by KSU faculty members. “Research with Relevance” spotlights Kennesaw State researchers in a live interview followed by an interactive question-and-answer session with the virtual audience. Jessica Stephenson, associate professor of art history in the College of the Arts, will be the guest on the Nov. 13 show, presenting her research on the history and ethics of carved elephant ivory from 19th century Africa. An art historian raised in South Africa, Stephenson primarily focuses her research on the growing field of modern and contemporary African art. In advance of the upcoming Research with Relevance show, Stephenson answered a few questions about her interest in research and its benefits to students.

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  • Carrie Lyn Barron

    Star student overcomes homelessness to excel

    November 05, 2020

    To say Kennesaw State senior Carrie Lyn Barron has a lot of irons in the fire is an understatement. Among those who know her, the most popular observation is “I don’t know how she does it.” Barron, a non-traditional cellular, molecular and developmental biology major and student in KSU Journey Honors College, works in the lab of professor of biochemistry Jonathan McMurry, works two jobs and cares for her husband, Jay, who has autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). With support from Kennesaw State’s Campus Awareness, Resource and Empowerment (CARE) Services, the couple now have a stable place to live.

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  • Ebony Glover

    KSU neuroscientist awarded grant for research on women's PTSD risk

    October 26, 2020

    Evidence shows that women are two times more likely than men to be affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a debilitating and costly mental health condition. Kennesaw State University’s Ebony Glover seeks to understand the biological factors behind that heightened risk through a grant she recently earned from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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  • Jennifer Wade-Berg

    KSU professor awarded research grant to explore diversity and inclusion

    October 19, 2020

    Kennesaw State University professor Jennifer Wade-Berg has been named the inaugural recipient of an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Research Foundation grant promoting the study of diversity, equity and inclusion among associations.

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  • Race Literacy

    Education researchers receive grant to address race literacy in elementary schools

    October 14, 2020

    Kennesaw State University elementary teacher educators and researchers Sohyun An and Scott Ritchie of the Bagwell College of Education are working to help elementary school teachers conduct meaningful classroom discussions about social issues and the impact that racism can have on their students.

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  • Clint Penick

    Researcher focuses on insect interactions

    October 14, 2020

    Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research is hosting a one-hour web show every other Friday at 4 p.m. to showcase the varied research being conducted by KSU faculty members. “Research with Relevance” spotlights Kennesaw State researchers in a live interview followed by an interactive question-and-answer session with the virtual audience. In this week’s episode, Clint Penick, assistant professor of biology in the College of Science and Mathematics, will discuss his research involving what humans can learn from how insects interact with their environment.

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  • Research with Relevance

    KSU researchers offer insight to education policy makers

    September 30, 2020

    Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research is hosting a one-hour web show every other Friday at 4 p.m. to showcase the varied research being conducted by KSU faculty members. “Research with Relevance” spotlights Kennesaw State researchers in a live interview followed by an interactive question-and-answer session with the virtual audience. This week’s episode features assistant professor of economics Greg Phelan and limited term assistant professor of economics Heidi Holmes, who are researchers in the Education Economics Center in the Coles College of Business.

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  • KSU professor teaches students effective research methods

    KSU professor teaches students effective research methods

    September 16, 2020

    Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research is hosting a one-hour web show every other Friday at 4 p.m. to showcase the varied research being conducted by KSU faculty members. “Research with Relevance” spotlights Kennesaw State researchers in a live interview followed by an interactive question-and-answer session with the virtual audience. This week’s episode features Iván Jorrín-Abellán, a professor of educational research in the Bagwell College of Education.

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  • Sandy Spring MOU

    Kennesaw State and Sandy Springs extend partnership

    September 16, 2020

    The Sandy Springs City Council has approved a new Memorandum of Understanding with Kennesaw State University (KSU) that will provide opportunities to build on the existing collaboration between the City and the University. During its September 15, 2020 meeting, the Sandy Springs City Council, announced that the expanded partnership would open the door for ongoing collaboration on research and special projects between the two entities.

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  • Engineering professors to discuss use of 3D-printed devices in teaching

    Engineering professors to discuss use of 3D-printed devices in teaching

    September 02, 2020

    Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research is hosting a one-hour web show every other Friday at 4 p.m. to showcase the varied research being conducted by KSU faculty members. “Research with Relevance” spotlights Kennesaw State researchers in a live interview followed by an interactive question-and-answer session with the virtual audience. In this week’s episode, Ayse Tekes, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, will be joined by Tris Utschig, associate professor of nuclear engineering and director for scholarly teaching in KSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Tekes and Utschig will discuss how they are working together to improve student learning in mechanical engineering by using low-cost, 3D-printed laboratory devices in active learning experiences.

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