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2 A&S Faculty Chosen for MAC’s Academic Leadership Development Program

From left, Cynthia Anderson, Lisa Harrison, Jason Trembly and Morgan Vis were selected as this year's Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.From Ohio University News Two Arts & Sciences faculty are among four from Ohio University selected as the 2020-21 Mid-American Conference Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows: Cynthia Anderson, professor and chair of Sociology and Anthropology and director of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies in the College of Arts & […]

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Posted on 10/07/2020

Only in Your State Calls Dysart Woods a ‘True Hidden Gem’

Old-growth tree in Dysart Woods“Tucked away in Belmont County and carefully preserved by Ohio University, there’s a 50-acre tract of old-growth oak forest few Ohioans know about,” writes April Day for a story headlined “Explore An Old-Growth Forest In Ohio At Dysart Woods, A True Hidden Gem.” Often referred to as a “Land of […]

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Posted on 09/15/2020

DeForest Authors Several Papers on Enzyme Activity in Southeast Ohio Soil

Jared DeForest, portraitDr. Jared DeForest has authored several journal articles this year, most recently continuing his research on the effects of fertilizer on the soil in southeast Ohio forests. DeForest has been studying changes in the nutrient composition of the soil in forests, including a rise in the maple tree population and […]

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Posted on 09/14/2020

Wyatt, Alumnus Head to Kennedy Space Center, Prepare for Next Space Flight

Al Meyers setting up veggie unitTwo Ohio University plant biologists spent Aug. 25-26 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a Science Verification Test (SVT) in preparation for their upcoming flight to the International Space Station. Actually, it’s not that Dr. Sarah Wyatt and Ohio University alumnus and post-doctoral researcher Dr. Alexander Meyers are making […]

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Posted on 09/02/2020

Collect red oak acorns on College Green—or under any oak tree—on Sept. 19

Red oak acorns on College Green.From Ohio University News Students, faculty, staff and the greater Athens community are invited to help collect red oak acorns at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, on the College Green, following socially distant and mask protocols. Some of the College Green acorns will be refrigerated to “stratify” them for […]

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Posted on 09/01/2020

Ecolunch | Multi-phase Dispersal of Perennial Forest Herb Seeds by Scatter-hoarding Rodents, Sept. 23

Delaney Gibbs, portraitThe Ecolunch Seminar Series presents Delaney Gibbs discussing “The multi-phase dispersal of perennial forest herb seeds by scatter-hoarding rodents” on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Gibbs is a graduate student in Environmental & Plant Biology. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572 United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference […]

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Posted on 09/01/2020

Hua lab uncovers broad spectrum of intracellular activities involving protein degradation

Zhihua Hua, portraitProteins are nanoparticle machines in cells involved in thousands of metabolic pathways. The precise management of their functions is critical to the survival or healthy status of a cell. One essential management is to determine when and what proteins should be removed at different growth and developmental stages of a […]

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Posted on 08/31/2020

Alumni News | Bull Elected Fellow of American Phytopathological Society

Carolee T. Bull, shown outside with sign in background that says Love a BullOhio University alum Dr. Carolee T. Bull (’85 Plant Biology) was elected a fellow of the American Phytopathological Society, an honor given to members in recognition of distinguished contributions to the discipline of plant pathology, according to Penn State University, where she is professor of systematic bacteriology and plant pathology […]

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Posted on 08/25/2020

A&S 1804 Projects Include Arches & BRICKS Initiatives, Genomic Cluster

Bill Broach, portrait in labFrom Ohio University News College of Arts & Sciences faculty are involved in three out of nine Ohio University Foundation grants totaling $295,077 awarded from the 1804 Fund. The three A&S proposals focus on graduate and undergraduate learning initiatives. Read about all nine proposals at 1804 Fund provides $295K in […]

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Posted on 08/10/2020

Rothwell Co-Authors Two Articles Identifying Fossilized Plant Species

Gar Rothwell, portrait in labDr. Gar W. Rothwell, distinguished professor emeritus of Environmental & Plant Biology, recently co-authored two publications, identifying fossilized plant species from the Upper Cretaceous and Late Cretaceous periods. In Evolutionary diversification of taiwanioid conifers: evidence from a new Upper Cretaceous seed cone from Hokkaido, Japan, Rothwell and his co-authors report […]

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Posted on 08/06/2020