Perspectives issue: Autumn/Winter 2011
Autumn/Winter 2011 Story Index
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Class Act: Undergraduate Stories
Top Brass: Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble hits the unexpected notes (Oct. 7, 2011)
Tree of Life: Botanists nurture blight-resistant version of the famed chestnut tree (Oct. 19, 2011)
Of Note: Research News
1. Fraternal Filmmaking: Biography reveals Syd Chaplin's role in early Hollywood (Sept. 23, 2011)
2. Team Player: Artificial neural network makes smart NFL draft picks (Sept. 29, 2011)
3. Hometown Heroes: Geographer measures the impact of immigrant donations to Mexican community development projects (Oct. 10, 2011)
4. Destroying Disease: Health campaigns are winning the battle against African river blindness, study finds (Oct. 10, 2011)
5. Small Steps: Hyun-Ju Oh works to improve fitness levels of Appalachian kids (Oct. 18, 2011)
6. The New Physics: Scientists launch international experiment that could test standard model of physics theory (Oct. 18, 2011)
7. Hidden and Forbidden: Documentary filmmaker Danilo Cortes sheds light on abortion in his native Chile (Oct. 18, 2011)
8. Protein Sleuths: Analytical chemistry technique could help scientists select new drug candidates (Oct. 27, 2011)
1. Road Rx: An engineer's invention could reduce the cracks, bumps, and potholes plaguing the nation's highways (Oct. 28, 2011)
2. Virtual Emergency: Video game technology, interactive images help first responders train for real-world disasters (Oct. 28, 2011)
3. The Blame Game: Psychologist Mark Alicke offers a new view of how we blame—and suggests that playing the blame card is not always a bad thing (Nov. 7, 2011)
4. Baby on Board: Feature film Small, Beautifully Moving Parts follows a pregnant tech geek who preps for parenthood on a road trip across the United States (Nov. 7, 2011)
5. The Third Gender: Documentary tracks efforts of female marines reaching across cultural boundaries in afghanistan (Nov. 7, 2011) (PDF)
6. The Hemingway Connection: Scholars uncover the literary links between the work of Ernest Hemingway and American black writers, from Ralph Ellison to Claude McKay (Nov. 8, 2011)
7. National Sacrifice: Environmental scholars cast light on the dark side of Appalachia's role as the heart of energy production in the United States (Nov. 14, 2011)
Perspectives issue: Spring/Summer 2011
Spring/Summer 2011 Perspectives: story index
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1. String Theory: With a rare 18th century Milanese cello at his side, Michael Carrera makes beautiful music (May 24, 2011)
2. Literary Justice: Paul Jones uncovers how antebellum authors pushed for capital punishment reform (June 1, 2011)
3. Vanishing Act: Biologist Don Miles searches for the lizards-declining on a hotter planet-that hold clues to wildlife diversity, behavior, and ecology (June 3, 2011)
4. The Pious Revolution: Historian uncovers how the Polish Catholic church helped sow the seeds of Solidarity (June 3, 2011)
5. Going Underground: Geologist Gregory Springer finds clues to Earth's history of flooding, droughts, and climate change deep inside Appalachian caves (June 8, 2011)
6. Art Unwrapped: Craft and technology meet in Alex Hibbitt's new series of work (June 8, 2011)
7. Walk This Way: Capturing the movements of physical therapy patients on high-definition film could lead to better treatments (June 13, 2011)
8. Strength in Numbers: Millions of Americans suffer pain and weakness from injury, aging, and disuse (June 13, 2011)
Of Note: Research News Briefs
1. Heart Hazards: Environmental pollutants could be heart disease culprits (May 24, 2011)
2. Lost and Found: Journalist helps Sudanese refugees tell tale of survival, love (May 24, 2011)
3. Cool Tools: Texas Instruments grant puts handheld computers in Ohio math classrooms (May 31, 2011)
4. Speedy Science: New laser lab equipment to aid studies of next generation light-sensitive materials (May 31, 2011)
5. Sugar Stories: From comic books to community dialogue, diabetes educators use creative communication in Appalachia (May 31, 2011)
6. The Breaking Point: Civil engineers test safety of box beam bridges (June 1, 2011)
7. Great Leap Forward: World's oldest frogs show evolution of jumping in action (June 1, 2011)
Graduate Student Spotlight – stories of research, scholarship, and creative activity
1. Jeff Lovett: Mining for Art (March 7, 2011)
2. Shloka Chandavar: Sticky Science (March 17, 2011)
3. Renee Steffen: Ready to Lead (April 5, 2011)
4. Andrew Kouse and William Broach: Disease Detectives (April 15, 2011)
5. Joe Venosa: National Identity (April 15, 2011)
6. Damiano Cinque: Cinema Culture (April 15, 2011)
7. Tony Adami: Safer Skies (April 28, 2011)
8. Angela Shoemaker: Pictures of Addiction (April 28, 2011)
1. Kayla Bober: Fast Treatment: Kayla Bober studies new way to manage type 2 diabetes (April 27, 2011)
2. Stephanie Dumais: Stage Presence: Wind instrumentalist makes mark on Carnegie Hall (May 11, 2011)
3. Nicole Grams: Storm Tracker: Meteorology student predicts impacts of hurricanes (May 11, 2011)
Autumn/Winter 2010 issue
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Autumn/Winter 2010 Perspectives: story index
Sky Lights: Bright, bold blazars intrigue astrophysicists (November 16, 2010)
Building Blocks: Understanding how plants create cell walls could improve food, biofuel production (November 16, 2010)
Catching Cancer: Fatalism, finances reduce health screenings in Appalachia (November 16, 2010)
Star struck: Crush inspires cosmic research (November 4, 2010)
A New Chapter for Children with Cancer: Documentary profiles an innovative Texas doctor who seeks to meet the emotional, social, and medical needs of kids and their families living with illness (November 3, 2010)
Life Under Ice: Biologist Lisa Crockett explores how the unusual icefish survives the frigid climate of Antarctica (November 2, 2010)
Communication Cues: New technologies help bridge the communication gap for patients with language impairments triggered by brain injuries or stroke (October 29, 2010)
Conquering CO2: To alleviate global warming, engineers design new ways to remove, store, and neutralize the problem gas (October 29, 2010)
A Wild, Wild Life: Primatologist Hogan Sherrow tracks the chimpanzee communities of Africa to uncover the secrets of humanity's closest living relatives (October 28, 2010)
Independent Lens: Against the backdrop of Eastern European political history, Croatian filmmaker Rajko Grlic tells powerful human stories of love, hope, betrayal (October 26, 2010)
Homeland Insecurity: Anthropologist Haley Duschinski studies how the Kashmiri people use nonviolent means to advocate for human rights and justice in an occupied state (October 13, 2010)
Stage Directions: Distinguished Professor of playwriting Charles Smith uses a historical lens to view and explore racial issues in America (October 12, 2010)
Memoirs of a Music Collector: Renowned folklorist reflects on Ohio's traditional tunes in new book published by Ohio University Press (September 29, 2010)
Lab Lessons: A life in research: Student scientists at Edison Biotechnology Institute get a first glimpse (September 20, 2010)
All Fired Up: Ceramic artists experiment with local clays and new wood-firing techniques (September 10, 2010)
Spring/Summer 2010 issue
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Second Wind: Engineers breathe new life into wind power concept for southeastern Ohio (June 21, 2010)
Listen Up: Jeff DiGiovanni studies how to improve hearing aid technologies (May 17, 2010)
Engineer Diana Schwerha examines how ergonomics can improve the lives of older people in the workplace and home (May 17, 2010)
Illustrating War: Groundbreaking children's books unveil tragedy of World War II (April 26, 2010)
Communities of Hope: Geographer Ted Bernard follows the fate of environmentally sustainable communities across America (March 8, 2010)
Can you hear me now?: Engineers put emergency communication channels to the test (March 8, 2010)
Making the Connections
: 2009 Distinguished Professor Peter Jung merges physics and biology to paint a picture of the fundamental mechanisms behind human disease.
Climate for Growth
: Environmental economist Ariaster Chimeli takes a fresh look at the relationship between climate change and global economic development.
The Grandmother's Curse
: Gerontologist Gillian Ice explores the mental and physical stress of caring for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Japan in the Heartland
: New book, documentary offer rare glimpse at Japanese "War Brides."
The Culture of Punishment
: Sociologist Michelle Brown explores how popular portrayals of crime and prison mislead the American public.
: Scientists at Ohio University are developing compounds that one day could lead to new medical treatments for disease, from cancer to diabetes.
: Scientists, engineers, and policy experts write the prescription for watersheds polluted by years of coal mining.
Autumn/Winter 2009 Perspectives
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Fighting Depression: Exercise, talk therapy program treats people with diabetes (Dec. 15, 2009)
Perfect Pitch: Software may improve hearing implants (Dec. 15, 2009)
Reel World Experience: Ruth Bradley sifts through 1,000 movies to present the annual Athens Film Festival (Dec. 15, 2009)
Gift Exchange: Scholars explore the history and evolution of gift giving (Nov. 4, 2009)
Days of Malaise: Historian takes a second look at President Carter's infamous energy speech (October 14, 2009)
Tuneful Treatment: Students use music to soothe hospital patients and visitors (September 29, 2009)
The Dirt on Climate Change: Burrowing critters shed light on environmental trends (September 10, 2009)
Muses of Movement: Paschal Younge and Zelma Badu-Younge use African music and dance to foster cultural awareness.
The Big Dig: The amount of data involved in analyzing the human, animal, and plant genomes can boggle the mind. The field of bioinformatics marries super computers with molecular biology to solve some of the biggest problems in medicine and science.
Trailer Tales: The film had buzz for months. The night of the premiere screening, 1,800 people packed the auditorium. It wasn't star power or big-budget special effects that drew them, but the promise of watching Ohio University undergraduate students pull off something many outside of Hollywood wouldn't dare attempt: the making of a full length feature film.
Where are they now?
: Former Ohio University undergraduates involved in research, scholarship, and creative activity talk about how the experience paved the way for engaging careers in medicine, science, engineering, and the arts.
Spring/Summer 2009 Perspectives
Spring/Summer 2009 (PDF)
Spring/Summer 2009 issue: feature stories
"Trick or Treat": Artist Duane McDiarmid's new work – which brings blogging, ice cream, and performance art to the most unexpected places – prompts questions about society's love affair with technology.
"Poisons on our Plates": As salmonella lurks in our peanut butter and e. coli taints our spinach, environmental health researcher Michele Morrone examines the rise of food-borne illness and the lack of industry safety nets in America.
"Planet Puzzle": Geologist Damian Nance travels the globe to piece together the amazing history of Earth's continents.
"Birth Pangs": From twilight sleep and natural childbirth to epidurals and cesarean sections, Jacqueline Wolf examines the social history of obstetric anesthesia.
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