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Bastock, Jacobs Receive Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Awards

Logan Jacobs, portraitFrom Ohio University News Two College of Arts & Sciences students were among four Ohio University students who received Ohio University’s 2020 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award. The program was established in 1987 to recognize excellent teaching by graduate teaching assistants at the university. Each recipient receives a $500 stipend […]

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Posted on 04/21/2020

Biological Sciences Students Named as Prestigious Goldwater Scholars

Hailee Sorensen (Biological Sciences), of Galena, Ohio, works in the lab at the Life Sciences Building.From Ohio University News Three Ohio University Honors Tutorial College students were selected as 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, two of them majoring in Biological Sciences and working on research projects mentored by Biological Sciences faculty. Madeline Sudnick is a junior working on her senior thesis, which consists of research in […]

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Posted on 04/15/2020

Raeven Bastock Awarded Graduate College Fellowship

Raeven Bastock, portrait in laboratory  Raeven Bastock was awarded this year’s Graduate College Fellowship, one of just five named fellowships awarded to Ohio University graduate students on a competitive nomination basis. See the 2020-21 Named Fellowship recipients. The award provides a fellowship of $15,000, plus a full-tuition scholarship for fall and spring semesters, for […]

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Posted on 04/05/2020

Uptown Athens | Missing Donkey’s Upstairs Balcony

Sign for Donkey Coffee and Espresso, Athens, OhioBy Danyelle Jackson ’21 Ohio University March 6, 2020, was such a significant day, yet when I was just trying to get through to the end of that day, I did not know it was the last time I would be in Athens for a long time. With the outbreak […]

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Posted on 04/03/2020

Athens News Covers Kuchta Research on Route 33 Amphibian Crossings

Shawn Kuchta, portraitThe Athens News writes about amphibian research by Dr. Shawn Kuchta along the Route 33 bypass in a story headlined “Bypass, despite avoidance steps, killing lots of little critters.” Kuchta is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Two Rt. 78 tunnels were built to minimize amphibian roadway mortality […]

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Posted on 04/02/2020

Janet Browne Speaks at Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies Darwin Lecture

Janet Browne, portraitby Kaitlyn Lyons Dr. Janet Browne recently came to Ohio University to speak about on behalf of the annual Darwin Lecture sponsored by the Ohio University Center for Ecology & Evolutionary Studies (OCEES).  The knowledge of Charles Darwin’s life is important in order to fully understand the Evolutionary Theory.  There […]

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Posted on 03/29/2020

Seven Biology Students Receive Student Enhancement Awards

Brian Waldron, portraitFrom Research Communications Seven Biological Sciences students are among the 2020 recipients of the Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program, which provided 21 students with a total of $121,948 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office […]

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Posted on 03/29/2020

Spring Break 2020 | Starting Something New, Sewing a New Portfolio

Baylor Hawks' fuzzy wormsBy Baylor Hawks ’22 Ohio University Over this semester I decided that Wildlife Conservation just isn’t for me, so I started the path of creating my own major and combining the years I’ve spent with Wildlife Conservation and Prop Production and Set Design to make something entirely new. Over spring […]

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Posted on 03/28/2020

Biology Donates Lab Coats, Gloves & Masks to O’Bleness Hospital

Biology supplies are donated to O'Bleness Hospital.Ohio University’s Biological Sciences Department donated numerous supplies to O’Bleness Hospital on March 24, including 300 disposable lab coats, 280 boxes of gloves from the biology laboratory courses, and some masks. Multiple faculty members such as Laura Saltman, Andrew Tucker, Nathan Weyand, Wendy Kaaz, and Mitch Day were involved with […]

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Posted on 03/25/2020

Runner’s World Interviews Klein about Using Ellipticals for Recovery Runs

Ian Klein, portraitRunner’s World interviewed Ian Klein for a story headlined “Can You Use the Elliptical for Recovery Runs?” Klein is Assistant Professor of Instruction in Biological Sciences at Ohio University. …The reason training plans call for so much running is the rule of specificity: “Whatever you want to get good at, […]

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Posted on 03/25/2020