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4 A&S Faculty Get Seed Money for New Research Projects

Dr. Harvey BallardFrom Ohio University News The Ohio University Research Committee selected five proposals—including four from College of Arts & Sciences faculty—for funding during its fall 2020 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $39,438. The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money for […]

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Posted on 01/25/2021

Green Roof Project Provides Classroom Materials for Faculty

Russ College Mechanical Engineering Students, Kyle and Joel, build a prototype of a green roof model that will be donated to a local school. The Ohio University green roof project continues to engage students in research, education, and communications initiatives—and now offers classroom materials that can be used by faculty. “Weight limits on the green roof prevent us from making the space open to the community, but faculty and students continue to make […]

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Posted on 01/15/2021

Gar Rothwell Continues Uncovering the History of Plant Life on Earth

Gar Rothwell, portraitAlumni, Colleagues Celebrate Rothwell’s Discoveries about Plant Evolution Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gar Rothwell just keeps discovering new things. That’s because he keeps looking. Rothwell may have “retired” from Ohio University in 2010, but he has continued his work, contributing an additional 62 scientific studies since that time, including 11 journal articles […]

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Posted on 11/17/2020

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