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2009-12-09 20:07:51

In a study that elevates the role of entropy in creating order, research led by the University of Michigan shows that certain pyramid shapes can spontaneously organize into complex quasicrystals. A quasicrystal is a solid whose components exhibit long-range order, but without a single pattern or a unit cell that repeats. A paper on the findings appears in the Dec. 10 issue of Nature. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University collaborated on the study. Entropy...

2009-10-01 09:49:00

KENT, Ohio Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throw out all those posters and books that depict an ape evolving into a human being, says Kent State University Professor of Anthropology Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy. An internationally recognized biological anthropologist who specializes in the study of human origins, Lovejoy is one of the primary authors who revealed their research findings today on Ardipithecus ramidus, a hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia....

2009-07-16 14:00:00

KENT, Ohio, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Kent Displays announced today the naming of Dr. Asad Khan as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Dr. Khan replaces Dr. J. William Doane, a pioneer in reflective LCD technology and Director Emeritus of the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University. Dr. Doane has moved to the role of Senior Advisor and will remain on Kent Displays' Executive Committee. Dr. Khan joined Kent Displays in 1995 as a Research Engineer. He has since held roles of increasing...

2009-05-12 10:49:00

Recipient Kent State University student CLEVELAND, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- IABC Cleveland has named Rebecca Odell of Cortland, Ohio, its 2009 Future Vision Award scholarship recipient. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070517/IABCLOGO ) A Kent State University (KSU) junior majoring in Public Relations, Odell earned $2,000 toward senior year studies. She will receive her award at IABC Cleveland's Vision Awards ceremony on June 3, 2009, at Windows on the River in downtown...

2009-05-07 17:00:00

KENT, Ohio, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kent Displays announced today a $4.9 Million award from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission's Research Commercialization Program. The award will be used to develop the company's next generation of Reflex(TM) electronic skins for portable electronic devices such as cell phones and laptop computers. Program collaborators include plastic substrate producer DuPont Teijin Films and electronic chip designer Solomon Systech Ltd., as well as two leading research...

2009-03-12 08:52:25

The U.S. new wave band Devo has announced on its Web site plans this fall to release its first full-length album since 1990. The art punk pioneer band -- featuring co-founders and songwriters Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale, and rounded out by Bob Casale, Bob Mothersbaugh and Josh Freese -- is slated to make a special U.S. appearance this year at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Devo is expected to have a news conference and keynote panel, moderated by radio veteran Nic Harcourt, on...

2008-09-11 18:00:17

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in environmental issues will be presented with a unique opportunity at Kent State University Stark due to a generous gift from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation to establish the Herbert W. Hoover Initiative for Environmental Media Activism. The Initiative, a collaboration between Kent State Stark and the University of Miami (Florida), is designed to develop generations of scholars who understand science and are able...

2008-07-31 15:00:53

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Cynthia Williams of Kent State University Stark Campus, +1-330-244-3262 NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --After spending six years teaching, writing research projects, presenting papers and surviving stressful reviews with department heads, the faculty who finally attain tenure - a major achievement in higher education - receive a generic letter from the university administrator for this momentous occasion. To Betsy V. Boze, dean of Kent...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After spending six years teaching, writing research projects, presenting papers and surviving stressful reviews with department heads, the faculty who finally attain tenure - a major achievement in higher education - receive a generic letter from the university administrator for this momentous occasion. To Betsy V. Boze, dean of Kent State University Stark, the largest Regional Campus in the Kent State University network, this simply...

2008-07-01 03:00:38

By Carol Biliczky, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 1--Dr. Lois Margaret Nora announced Monday that she will step down as president and dean of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy when her contract expires Dec. 31, 2009. In written remarks, Nora, 53, said: "This is the best move at the best time." She said the "brutal fact" is that the responsibilities for her job have grown so much that NEOUCOM should have both a president and medical dean, but it...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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