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He was Egypt’s most famous composer, a pioneer in modern music, and a creative force at Kent State University for more than four decades.

Composer and music researcher Halim El-Dabh died over the weekend. He was 96 years old.

A career in music came as sort of a surprise for El-Dabh. In 1940’s Cairo, he was training to be an agricultural engineer, but all the while he studied and wrote music

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

A new study is looking at whether people can fight obesity by playing a trick on their own eyes.

Joel Hughes is a researcher and professor of psychological sciences at Kent State University. He is working to change the way food is presented on plates to combat the country’s growing obesity epidemic.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State University is expanding its Center for Applied Conflict Management and refining its mission.

The center, which used to be under the university’s political science department, will now be called the School of Peace and Conflict Studies and will have its own full-time faculty.

The school’s director, Patrick Coy, says the change will give Kent State a bigger profile for its work in conflict management and social change.

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A new state study reports that Ohio college students are doing more to educate themselves in sexual violence prevention.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education used data from a series of questions about university responses and education about sexual misconduct. From 2016 to 2017, students receiving prevention training at public universities grew from 29 percent to 56 percent. The number of students getting that training at private colleges also nearly doubled.

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