Rebecca F. Kemper


United States

Dr. Rebecca F. Kemper [aka RFK(L)] is a scholar, educator, and creative focused on the Knowledge-based Economy.

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The Columbus Dispatch
Former Columbus music academy recognized on National Register of Historic Places

“The legacy of the music academy is able to live on because of years of the work, perseverance, and dedication of (current owner) Jodi Spencer to save the building,” said Rebecca F. Kemper, CEO of Columbus Landmarks. "This history needs to be remembered and shared in place." The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.

All Sides Weekend: Columbus arts and culture

We’ll tour magnificent Columbus buildings, hear great music in a German Village Church and fall in love again with Cinderella. Join host Christopher Purdy and his guests for a preview of upcoming arts and cultural events in Columbus including concerts in an exquisite church, a preview of Opera Columbus’ upcoming production of Cinderella and a tour of downtown churches with Columbus Landmarks. Guests: Christopher Purdy, host of All Sides Weekend and morning host on Classical...

NPR All Sides with Ann Fisher
Protecting historic buildings in Columbus

Like many legacy cities Columbus is home to a number of buildings dating back to the 19th century. While many of those buildings appear to be solidly built, time can take its toll on them. This was evident recently when a three-story century-old building in the King Lincoln-Bronzeville neighborhood collapsed. We’ll discuss the building collapse and what’s being done to make sure this doesn’t happen to other similar structures. Guests: Mark Ferenchik, reporter for Columbus...

Reprioritising workforce development

The current pandemic is forcing societal change that academics and industry leaders have been describing since at least the 1990s; a change driven by an aging labour pool and automation technology. Phaedra Boinodiris FRSA and Rebecca Kemper argue that our communities need flexible, continuous professional education opportunities that keep our workforce in livable-wage jobs aligned with emergent skill demands.

Technological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.) Journal
Technology Literacy as a Catalyst for Systemic Change -- THE Journal

Dennis O. Harper & Rebecca F. Kemper The K-12 education system needs to change. This sentence has been uttered for centuries, and millions of educators and billions of dollars have attempted to make this change. But why haven't these efforts resulted in significant change? Why have we read every year for the past century that "the K-12 education system is in crisis?"

Taylor & Francis
Arts consumers' place-visioning as a tool for planning creative neighborhoods

ABSTRACT Neighborhoods in the urban context have varied stages of life-cycles, from emergent areas through to hyper-developed locales. These neighborhoods depend upon both visitors and residents to secure their revenue and foster economic growth. Arts and entertainment events are popular interventions in the municipal toolkit, often including art fairs, gallery walks, and music festivals, which can build social networks and foster connection to place.

The Routledge Handbook of International Planning Education | Taylor & Francis Group
Planning the Just City

Kleit, Rachel Garshick and Rebecca F. Kemper. 2020. Planning the Just City. In Nancey Green Leigh, Steven P French, Subhrajit Guhathakurta, and Bruce Stiftel eds, The Routledge Handbook of International Planning Education. 323-331. ISBN 9781138958777.

Ohio Linuxfest / MakerX
Finding Narrative Flow in Virtual Reality (VR): A Look at UNDR H2O

Panelists: Rebecca Kemper, COSI: Center of Science and Industry, Tyler Blust and Anthony Mikicic of GuessworkVR Join us as GuessworkVR will describe their process on creating narrative for VR. They will share how they won a grant from Oculus and how their narrative development in VR has had a major role in their success. GuessworkVR is a remote game development studio based in Columbus, OH. Their game, UNDR H2O, is a room-defense game that takes place in a world where Plumbers are...

Event Speaker - Global Metaverse Conference

Speaker "Rebecca Kemper" Details Back Speaker "Rebecca Kemper" Details Back Name Rebecca Kemper Company Designation Data Scientist Ask a Question to this Speaker Run, Classroom: Barriers to Equitable Education, What Classrooms Need, & the Role of Digital Literacy The challenges of equitable education persist in the 21st Century.

Columbus Business First
Columbus Landmarks taps COSI researcher as new CEO - Columbus Business First

Columbus Landmarks, a nonprofit that advocates for the preservation of historic architecture and adaptive reuse of old buildings around the region, has selected a new chief executive officer after a nationwide search. Rebecca Kemper's first day as head of the organization will be June 15.

VRARA Columbus Chapter
"Being There" with socially enabled Virtual and Augmented Reality

Moderated with Rebecca F. Kemper, Ph.D., Center of Science and Industry (COSI) CRE | The May 4th augmented reality experience, which is designed to engage and immerse users as they journey through the events of May 4th, 1970 and reflect on its meaning for today. The experience invites users to view multiple perspectives of the Kent State shootings through the lens of augmented reality using historical imagery, audio, and related experiences that highlight past and current humanitarian...

College of Built Environments, University of Washington
A (Pandemic) Night in the Museum – How Cities Can Watch Over their Cultural Institutions in a...

Notable cultural institutions such as New York’s MoMA or Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) increase the prestige of the city and drive traffic downtown. But what do these institutions mean to cities under pandemic conditions? As the virus spreads, in-person activities become a threat. Aspects of cities that are normally sought after — such as tourists, festivals, mass-transit commuters, and activated streetscapes — become the specter of COVID-19 infection. Cultural institutions may seem...

Labor Day Arts Festival | City of Upper Arlington
"Color Kabob" installation by Rebecca F. Kemper

It's a bit unclear what the future holds for us in 2020. What we do know is that we all missed our traditional Labor Day Arts Festival and seeing everyone's happy faces! We have developed a plan for this year's Arts Festival that is both safe and fun.

The Knowlton School at Ohio State University
March 18, 2019
The City Remembers. (The Banvard Gallery)

The City Remembers is an exposition of The Ohio State Univerity City and Regional Planning program’s academic milieu and its subsequent imprinting upon urban form over the course of technological change. It is a participatory exhibit whereby spectators are encouraged to inhabit the exhibit and engage in iterative processing displays, creating artifacts from their experiences in the space. Created by Rebecca F. Kemper, in collaboration with: Columbus artist, Mona Gazala, Christian Harris...

City Council - Upper Arlington
Cultural Arts Commissioners

Cultural Arts Commissioners serving the city of Upper Arlington: Baughman, Barry Chester, Judy Dial, Aparna Hastrich, Kristan Kemper, Rebecca F. Morris, Kate Yesso, Judy McLaughlin, Debbie (UA Staff)

Columbus Metropolitan Club
Chasing The Promise of Equitable Education - CMC

Featuring Rebecca Kemper, Ph.D., Researcher, The Center for Research and Evaluation at COSI, and LaTonia Stiner-Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University College of Engineering, with host David DeWitt, Executive Editor, The Ohio Capital Journal.

Ohio Capital Journal
Chasing the promise of equitable education: A Columbus Metropolitan Club forum

What does equitable education mean in America, today and tomorrow? The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosted a forum Wednesday afternoon exploring this topic, moderated by Ohio Capital Journal Editor-in-Chief David DeWitt, with panelists Dr. La'Tonia Stiner-Jones, Dr. Rebecca F. Kemper, and Kyra Schloenbach.

Columbus Metropolitan Club
Chasing The Promise of Equitable Education

Featuring Rebecca Kemper, Ph.D., Researcher, The Center for Research and Evaluation at COSI, La’Tonia Stiner-Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University College of Engineering, and Kyra Schloenbach, Chief Academic Officer, Columbus City Schools, with host David DeWitt, Executive Editor, The Ohio Capital Journal. What does equitable education mean in America, today and tomorrow? In a...

Columbus Metropolitan Club Audio Archives
CMC: Chasing the Promise of Equitable Education - Panel Audio Archive

American students have gone from one-room schoolhouses to keeping up with a global economy moving at the speed of light. While technology advances faster and faster, America’s educational institutions move at the rate at which students can learn and the two are often out of synch. Across America, wide gaps also exist between students in the educational opportunities around them. This week’s CMC forum explores the promise of equitable education and its importance to a stable...

Informal (CAISE)
07/27/2021 - Rebecca F. Kemper Profile

Informal is an online platform where one can share share informal science education projects, disseminate findings and outcomes, become searchable as a potential collaborator, receive timely information from CAISE via our newsletter, and connect to our community of STEM based professionals and researchers from across the informal science education Active members of this field are able to have profiles of their work readily available to the public.

The Ohio Journal of Science
The Effect of Wind and Touch on the Growth of Arabidopsis

The effect of wind and touch treatments on Arabidopsis plants was observed. Hypotheses offered were: 1). Plants exposed to 12 hours of wind a day will be shorter than 1hour exposures and ten minute exposures. 2). Plants exposed to 10 minutes of touch will be shorter then plants exposed to 5 minutes and no wind/no touch (control) a day. On average the control will be the tallest. Forty-eight Arabidopsis plants were divided into two lots of twenty-four plants and was further divided into six...