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Alumni News | 60 years later, Bobcats reflect on OHIO learning, living and ‘the best years of our life’

Joy and Bernard Kokenge, PHD ’66, visit Ohio University’s new Chemistry Building in July—60 years after the couple moved to Athens, where they started their family and Dr. Kokenge earned a doctoral degree in chemistry.Excerpted from Ohio University News For Dr. Bernard Kokenge, PHD ’66, Ohio University isn’t just the place where he earned a doctoral degree he never intended to get. It’s the community where he and his wife started their family and continue to make memories. And it’s where some sage advice […]

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Posted on 08/05/2021

Take a New Chemistry Building Virtual Tour on May 20

new chemistry buildingJoin a virtual tour of Ohio University’s new Chemistry Building on Thursday, May 20, from 3-4 p.m. RSVP for the tour and get viewing details. The OHIO@home series shares what our faculty, students, and colleges are doing to stay current in their field, follow their interests through studies, and share […]

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Posted on 05/11/2021

Dewald Honored for Service in Provost’s Office, Returns to Roots in Chemistry

Howard Dewald, portraitFrom Ohio University News After 35 years of service at Ohio University, Dr. Howard Dewald has announced his intention to return to his roots as a professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Science. Dr. Dewald, who is a tenured faculty member in the chemistry department […]

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Posted on 05/10/2021

Class of 2021 | Madi Moore is First OHIO Honors Program Graduate

Madi Moore, portraitExcerpted from Ohio University News Before Madi Moore set foot on Ohio University’s campus as a biochemistry major in the first full cohort of the OHIO Honors Program in fall 2019, she had earned two associate’s degrees. That previous coursework, completed during her last two years of high school through […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

10 Arts & Sciences, 2 HTC Students Get OHIO Leadership Awards

Majed Zailaee, with Leadership Awards logoTen Arts & Sciences students and two from the Honors Tutorial College were among 39 honored at Ohio University’s annual leadership awards celebration on April 14. These students “went above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities, mentor fellow students, and lead with passion and compassion,” said […]

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Posted on 04/15/2021

Chemistry Student Gets Student Enhancement Award for Research

Abhijit Sukul: Examining the role of small RNA as a regulator of primary to secondary wall transitionFrom Ohio University News A Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student is among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and […]

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Posted on 03/29/2021

The Analytical Scientist Interviews Harrington on Using Artificial Intelligence in Analytical Chemistry

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeThe Analytical Scientist interviewed Dr. Peter Harrington about whether artificial intelligence is an answer for big data questions in a story headlined Do Androids Dream of Analytical Chemistry? Harrington, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, discusses his work on chemotyping botanical medicines, specifically cannabis, using machine learning (also […]

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Posted on 03/25/2021

WOUB Interviews Hines on Search for Way to Shut Down Coronavirus

Jennifer Hines, portrait in officeWOUB’s David Forster interviews Dr. Jennifer Hines in a piece headlined Ohio University Scientists Search For A Way To Shut Down Coronavirus. Hines is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. …First, viruses are always mutating, which makes it challenging to treat them. Each significant mutation requires a new […]

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Posted on 02/11/2021

Harrington Elected to Coblentz Society Governing Board, Publishes in 4 Journals

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter Harrington, Professor of  Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, was elected to the Governing Board of the Coblentz Society and will serve a four-year term. The Coblentz Society was found in 1954 and its mission is to foster the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy. Harrington was described […]

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Posted on 02/04/2021

Hines, Chemistry Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

From left, Hannah Boesger, Emily Marino and Dr. Jennifer HinesFrom Ohio University News While the world awaits broad distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at Ohio University just published highly significant and timely results in the search for another way to stop the virus — by disrupting its RNA and its ability to reproduce. Dr.  Jennifer Hines, a professor in […]

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Posted on 01/20/2021