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Research & Innovation News

Apr 17
Expo Spotlight: Juneann Garnett explores how communication can advance agricultural innovation in Guyana Apr 17
Juneann Garnett is a second-year graduate student pursuing her master's degree in Latin American studies with a certificate in development practice. She also is the 2014 recipient of Ohio University's John Cady Graduate Fellowship. Garnett currently is working on improving the information stream between researchers and farmers in Guyana, her native country. Full Story...
Expo Spotlight: Trevor Magnotti studies the posture of marching band students Apr 17
Magnotti is a master's student at Ohio University studying athletic training. For his thesis, he is measuring the postural stability of marching band students and how their instruments affect it. He presented his research at the  Ohio University Student Expo on April 9 in the Convocation Center. Full Story...
Apr 15
Help sessions offered for Innovation Strategy RFP process April 21-29 Apr 15
Help sessions offered for Innovation Strategy RFP process April 21-29 Full Story...
2015 Student Expo winners announced (PHOTOS) Apr 15
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 9, 2015. View the list of award winners and photos from the event. Full Story...
Apr 8
Student Expo preparation underway Apr 8
134 mini binder clips. 800 white name badges. 268 easels. 349 pizzas. To most people, this is just a standard inventory for a meet-and-greet. To those who have been working day in and day out since October, this inventory is the product of months of hard work. Full Story...
Apr 6
RSVP to April 13-16 Innovation Strategy information, collaboration events Apr 6
RSVP to April 13-16 Innovation Strategy information, collaboration events Full Story...
Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is Thursday Apr 6
The 2015 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9. Full Story...
Apr 1
Five regional entrepreneurs, inventors receive Innovation Awards at 3rd annual event Apr 1
Five regional entrepreneurs and inventors have been named recipients of the 2014 Innovation Awards, which celebrate creativity and innovation in southeastern Ohio. Full Story...
University provides update on the Innovation Strategy Apr 1
As a part of the Innovation Strategy, a program is being launched to solicit proposal-driven investments to advance the University's innovation agenda. Full Story...
Mar 31
OHIO’s Innovation Center reports job, labor income impact on Athens County Mar 31
Business incubator reports highest economic contributions in a decade Full Story...
Mar 30
Gierlowski-Kordesch to discuss Jurassic landscape April 1 Feb 13
Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, a professor of geological sciences, will talk about how sedimentology can reconstruct ancient environments during her Science Café discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. Full Story...
Mar 26
Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding this spring Mar 26
Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding during spring 2015 Full Story...
Mar 23
OHIO Collaborative on Aging will unite researchers, educators and students Mar 23
Ohio University has launched a new Collaborative on Aging to bring together researchers, educators, service providers and students with aging-related interests. Full Story...
Mar 18
From Athens to Africa: Connect Camps provide tools to affect community change Mar 18
For Faith Knutsen and Dr. Judith Millesen, March brought a nearly 8,000-mile journey to East Africa.<br /><br />Millesen, associate professor for the Voinovich School, and Knutsen, the associate director for TechGROWTH Ohio, traveled to Tanzania to co-facilitate workshops for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). These Connect Camps, which will take place in four different countries over the course of 2015, provide tools for those looking to make a change in their communities.<br /> Full Story...
Startup Weekend Athens awards business memberships and services to local entrepreneurs Mar 18
Entrepreneurs who developed the concept for a new website that connects subleasers to apartments and homes for rent won first place during Startup Weekend Athens March 13-15. The team was awarded a prize package worth $3,635 in Innovation Center and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce memberships as well as other business consulting services.<br /> Full Story...
Mar 16
Christopher France to discuss blood donation on Wednesday Mar 16
Christopher France, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been studying blood donor recruitment and retention for 25 years and has developed simple strategies that help make the donation experience less intimidating. Full Story...
Mar 13
Communications scholar Devika Chawla explores the concept of home Mar 13
Through firsthand oral histories of three generations affected by Partition, Chawla examines how the idea of home echoes through these individuals' lives and shapes the way they view themselves. Full Story...
NIH awards $2.5 million to fund research on muscle strength, lower back pain Mar 13
James Thomas, director of research for the Division of Physical Therapy in Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions’ School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, has received grants from the National Institutes of Health that are funding two randomized clinical trials that examine non-surgical interventions on reducing pain and disability in the lower back. Full Story...
Mar 10
Running: Why Are Men Faster than Women? Mar 10
When it comes to running, there's a gender gap between men and women that even elite training doesn't erase. Expert Chris Schwirian, a Biological Sciences lecturer at Ohio University, explains the differences in body composition and function between men and women. Full Story...
Mar 9
Cochlear implant pioneers, Russ Prize recipients detail invention’s capacity for good Mar 9
Two of the 2015 Russ Prize recipients discussed their development of the first microelectronic multichannel cochlear implant during a special Engineers Week Stocker Lecture on Thursday. Full Story...
Mar 4
Unlocking left-right asymmetry in nuclear systems Mar 4
Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, co-authored a ground-breaking paper describing how patterns of protons scattered in lab experiments can be explained by examining interactions between the quarks that make up the protons. Full Story...
Mar 2
Katherine Jellison to discuss first ladies on March 11 Mar 2
Professor Katherine Jellison will discuss how presidential first ladies have impacted American society on March 11 as part of the Café Conversations series. Full Story...
University mourns death of Assistant Vice President for Research Shane Gilkey Mar 2
The Ohio University community mourns the loss of Assistant Vice President for Research Shane Gilkey, who passed away on Friday, Feb. 27. Full Story...
Feb 26
Cochlear implant developers receive 2015 Russ Prize Feb 26
On Feb. 24, the National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University presented five recipients with the 2015 Russ Prize, the top bioengineering prize in the world. Full Story...
Konneker Medals awarded to OHIO alumni innovators in biotechnology, computer technology Feb 26
Rick Hawkins (BS '74) and Hua-Thye Chua (BSEE '59) will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the 3rd annual Innovation Awards, to be held March 31. Full Story...
New political science faculty researches Muslims and legal identity in France Feb 26
The faculty affiliated with the Center for Law, Justice & Culture are all interested in connections between law and cultural, political, and social life. Exploring those connections often falls under law and society studies. For Dr. Jennifer Fredette, Assistant Professor of Political Science and one of the newest faculty members of the CLJC, law and society studies are “about going beyond texts themselves.” Full Story...
Seedlings germinated on Space Station arrive in Athens Feb 26
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor cold—nothing stopped the special FedEx delivery from Kennedy Space Center to Ohio University this morning, Feb. 18. Full Story...
Student wins first place at international research symposium Feb 26
Katie Conlon, a junior majoring in HTC History, was awarded first place in the Creative Arts and Humanities category at the International Student Union’s International Research Symposium on February 20. Full Story...
Feb 23
Registration for 2015 Student Expo to close Friday, Feb. 27 Feb 23
Registration for 2015 Student Expo to close Friday, Feb. 27 Full Story...
Feb 12
Ira Flatow Discusses Science in Popular Culture During Kennedy Lecture Feb 12
Ira Flatow Discusses Science in Popular Culture During Kennedy Lecture Full Story...
Feb 11
Innovation Center announces graduation of Ecolibrium Solar to new Athens location Feb 11
The Innovation Center, Ohio University's technology business incubator, announces the graduation of Ecolibrium Solar. The company has moved to new headquarters at 260 W. Union St. in Athens, Ohio. Ecolibrium Solar, which manufactures mounting products for the PV solar industry, has been an Innovation Center client since 2011. Full Story...
Feb 9
Are you missing critical research materials? Feb 9
The OHIO Libraries is now accepting proposals for the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund, available to tenure-track faculty, and the 1804 Special Library Fund, available to faculty and graduate students. Full Story...
Heritage College faculty authors tell researchers how to survive, thrive in foreign lands Feb 9
An engaging new book by two Heritage College faculty members tells researchers how to avoid and cope with fieldwork disasters when working internationally. Full Story...
Feb 6
Pach to discuss Madonna and Reagan in Feb. 11 Café Conversations Feb 6
Pop singer Madonna and U.S. President Ronald Reagan have next to nothing in common it seems, except for one thing -- their influence on the 1980s. Ohio University Associate Professor of History Chester Pach will discuss how these two historical figures defined this time period on Feb. 11. Full Story...
Feb 4
Finalists announced for southeastern Ohio’s 3rd annual Innovation Awards Feb 4
March 31 gala to celebrate regional entrepreneurs, innovators Full Story...
Feb 3
Startup Weekend Athens returns to Ohio University March 13-15 Feb 3
Innovation Center seeks prospective entrepreneurs for event Full Story...
Jan 30
Innovation Center wins prestigious Athens Area Chamber of Commerce award Jan 30
The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has honored the Ohio University Innovation Center with the 2014 Holzaepfel Award, the top economic development award in the region. Full Story...
Jan 29
Genetic researchers make advances in the fight against diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases Jan 29
When Felicia Nowak, M.D., Ph.D., first discovered Porf-2, a previously unknown gene, she knew she had found an important puzzle piece to understanding the developing brain. What she would later learn is that the gene may also be pivotal in the development of novel approaches to treat tumor growth, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes complications. Full Story...
Jan 28
Science Café to address global change and agricultural productivity Feb. 4 Jan 28
David Rosenthal will address the need for mankind to produce enough food globally, which has been an ongoing concern in recent years. His talk will take place Feb. 4. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 Full Story...
Jan 21
Science Café speaker to discuss nuclear reactions on Jan. 21 Jan 21
Carl R. Brune, professor of physics and astronomy and director of Ohio University's Accelerator Lab, will explain nuclear reactions during his Wednesday, Jan. 21, Science Café discussion titled, "Cosmic Cooking: the Origin of Elements," Full Story...
Jan 14
Registration for 2015 Student Expo now open Jan 14
Students can sign up for the annual showcase of research, scholarship and creative activity until Feb. 27 Full Story...
Jan 13
OURC, Baker awards offer more than $95,000 in funding to 10 faculty members Jan 13
The John C. Baker Fund and the Ohio University Research Committee awarded $95,175 total to 10 faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester. Both internal awards programs now are accepting proposals for the spring cycle of funding in January and February. <br /><br /> Full Story...
Jan 12
Plant Biology Experiment Docking with Space Station Today Jan 12
Before dawn on Saturday, the SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Ohio University experiment finally headed to space after several weeks of launch delay. Ohio University’s Team Gravitron plants-and-gravity experiment launched Jan. 10 for the International Space Station. Full Story...
Jan 8
2015 Russ Prize awarded to cochlear implants innovators Jan 8
The 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, the bioengineering profession's highest honor, has been awarded to five people for engineering cochlear implants that enable the deaf to hear. Full Story...
Jan 6
Nearly half-million dollar NIH grant awarded to study widespread virus affecting infants Jan 6
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $445,500 to Bonita Biegalke, Ph.D., associate professor of virology with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, to study a virus considered to be the main viral cause of mental retardation in infants. Full Story...
Winter 2015 research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students Jan 6
Winter 2015 research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students Full Story...
Dec 16
Kieliszewski named National Academy of Inventors fellow for drug delivery innovation Dec 16
Ohio University Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Marcia Kieliszewski has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for her development of an innovative suite of drug delivery technologies based on the glycoproteins in plants. Full Story...
Dec 12
NIH-funded Heritage College study examines how nerve damage affects eating Dec 12
A $445,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine study to more closely examine the effects of nerve damage that sometimes occurs during routine dental procedures. The lingual nerve, which runs in the floor of the mouth to enter the tongue, can be crushed or severed during dental work, particularly when molars are removed, causing intense pain, burning or numbness. Full Story...
Dec 10
Blast off: T-Minus and counting for Team Gravitron launch Dec 10
After more than a year of preparation, Ohio University's Team Gravitron plants-and-gravity experiment launches for the International Space Station on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 2:31 p.m. EDT aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Full Story...
Dec 9
New Kopchick awards support OHIO scientific and medical research Dec 9
Ten Ohio University students and one faculty member have received funding from three new research awards programs supported by a gift from John and Char Kopchick and contributions from five academic colleges and administrative units. Full Story...