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Save the Date | Tech Savvy for Girls in Grades 6-9 is May 9

Girls race the cars they built in the Fuel Cell Car workshop.Girls in grades 6-9 are invited to Tech Savvy, hosted by Ohio University on May 9, 2020. A full day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with scientists runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Walter Hall. The cost is $10 for the day’s activities, including continental […]

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Posted on 01/15/2020

Five Students Win Poster Sessions at Neuroscience Research Day

By Kaitlyn Lyons Researchers and students from various departments met at Lake Hope Lodge for the the third annual Ohio University Neuroscience Research Day on Nov. 2. This day, hosted by the Biological Sciences Department and the Neuroscience program, consisted of various speakers, undergraduate and graduate poster presentations, delicious food, […]

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Posted on 01/07/2020

Popescu Says Romania Doesn’t Know Actual Bear Population

Dr. Viorel Popescu, portrait outdoorsThe Phnom Penh Post quotes Dr. Viorel Popescu in an AFP wire story headlined “In bear country Romania, cohabitation grows strenuous.” Popescu is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Romania is thought to have more than 6,000 brown bears spread across about 30 per cent of the country […]

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Posted on 01/02/2020

OHIO Today: Zammataro Honored for Decades of Mentorship

Frank Zammataro, portraitOHIO Today writes about Ohio University alumnus Frank Zammataro in a story headlined “Alumnus honored for decades of mentorship inspired by Alden, Rollins and Ohio Fellows.” In October, Zammataro received the first-ever Select Leaders Robert D. Walter Leadership Legacy Award from the Ohio University Business Fellows. Frank Zammataro, BS ’63, […]

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Posted on 12/30/2019

OHIO Today: Papay Learned ‘Servant Leadership’ from Rush Elliott

Dr. Frank Papay, portraitAn OHIO Today profile headlined “To serve & to heal” features Ohio University alumnus Dr. Frank Papay ’75 and the merits of servant leadership he learned through the teachings of revered Professor Rush Elliott. Papay earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. […]

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Posted on 12/30/2019

Miles Article Models Animal Mating Evolution Like Rock, Paper, Scissors

Dr. Donald Miles, portraitDr. Donald Miles and researchers from France and California have a new explanation for why some animals are monogamous and others are promiscuous or polygamous, and their model for the evolution of mating systems plays out like a game of rock, paper, scissors. Miles is Professor of Biological Sciences at […]

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Posted on 12/20/2019

Miles Quoted on Heat Stress and Desert Birds

Dr. Donald Miles, portraitDr. Donald Miles was quoted in a South Africa Today story headlined “Heat stress is causing desert bird populations to collapse.” Miles is Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Birds cool themselves by panting or vibrating their throat muscles. Both of these actions consume water. Past research has suggested […]

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Posted on 12/19/2019

NIH Grant Helps Carroll Examine How to Combat MRSA Infections

From left, Dr. Ronan Carroll talks with Ph.D. student Rachel Zapf in his lab in the Life Sciences Building on the Athens campus.From Ohio University News Ohio University microbiologist Dr. Ronan Carroll was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health this fall to study how scientists can combat a common bacterial infection that is becoming resistant to antibiotics. The funding builds on the discovery by Carroll and a […]

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Posted on 12/17/2019

OHIO Undergraduate Researchers Rock the Insect World

Group photo of OHIO delegation at Entomological Society of AmericaLike moths to a flame, entomologists swarmed to the annual Entomological Society of America (ESA) conference to communicate what they have learned about the insects they study.  This year the conference was held Nov. 16-20 in St. Louis. Ohio University undergraduate research students Madeline Sudnick, Evelyn Blakeman, and Mitch Duffner—compelled […]

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Posted on 12/04/2019

Day, Tanda Join NIH-funded Study Probing Fine Details of Deafness

Dr. Mitchell Day, portraitCertain genetic mutations cause cell structures in the ear to break down, leading to deafness. With support from a three-year, $452,998 grant from the National Institutes of Health, three Ohio University researchers aim to learn more about this process at both the genetic and cellular levels. Dr. Mitchell Day, Assistant […]

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Posted on 12/03/2019