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From left, Hannah Boesger, Emily Marino and Dr. Jennifer Hines
Hines, Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

A&S Research — Meet Our Stars

Ask the Experts about Coronavirus Vaccine, Herd Immunity, Work from Home—Ohio University faculty experts Dr. Jennifer Hines, Dr. Winfried Just, and Dr. Glenn Dutcher discuss the scientific research around the virus at OHIO, mathematical modeling of the virus spread, and the economic results of Covid-19.

 

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.
Dr. Shiyong Wu was among several Ohio University researchers who received permission for an early return to their labs to conduct research on potential treatments for COVID-19.
Dr. Daniel Phillips, portrait
Dr. Daniel Phillips leads a $3.7 million project to advance nuclear physics experiments.
Dr. Julie Owens and Dr. Steve Evans have received a $3.2 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to study the effectiveness of a new professional development program for elementary schoolteachers.
Dr. Julie Owens and Dr. Steve Evans have received a $3.2 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to study

Explore Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

College of Arts & Sciences faculty and students ask a lot questions in their pursuit of new knowledge.

Ohio University is a research-intensive institution, and each year College of Arts & Sciences faculty and students produce dozens of books, hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, and hundreds of conference presentations.

Dr. Winfried Just discusses the ways in which mathematical models can predict the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus.

Dr. Jana Houser recently provided new observational evidence for one of the two main theories of tornado formation: tornadoes can develop from the bottom up. The traditional explanation is that tornadoes form from the clouds down.

"The No. 1 thing about doing research—it’s fun," says Dr. Sarah Wyatt. "We do this because we’re curious. We want to know how something works. It’s a lot of hard work. But you have to keep reminding yourself: This is the information we’re looking for. And when you find it, you’re the first person to ever have seen it. You’re the first person to know this. That’s the coolest part."

 

“I accept the honor tonight and we celebrate it together, for all of the women, all of the gay people, all of the LGBT people who have worked so hard to produce important research here at OHIO,” said Dr. Susan Burgess, the first woman in the College of Arts & Sciences to be named a distinguished professor. “And for everyone who has worked to make OHIO a more welcoming and inclusive place over the years.”

Recent A&S Research News:

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

Phillips Organizes Conference to Investigate Quantum Mechanics’ Unitary Limit

Dr. Daniel Phillips, poetraitDr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, is organizing a program at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara on “Living Near Unitarity.” The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics describes itself as ” the first and foremost scientific research facility where theorists in […]

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Posted on 03/22/2021

Trauschweizer Edits Book on Evolution of Peace and Stability Between Allied Nations

Ingo Trauschweizer, portraitDr. Ingo Trauschweizer, professor of history and director of Ohio University’s Contemporary History Institute, links past and present efforts to maintain a peaceful world in his latest book, Temple of Peace: International Cooperation and Stability since 1945. Through essays by nine contributors specializing in diplomacy, Temple of Peace examines the […]

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Posted on 03/18/2021

Just Creates Critical Discussions around COVID in New Book

Winfried Just, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Winfried Just’s new book COVID-19 Unmasked: The News, the science and common sense tackles the persistent and sometimes controversial questions people have been asking about COVID in a new, conversational way. Just is Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University. “I wanted to write this book […]

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Posted on 03/18/2021

History Faculty Maintain Scholarly Engagement during Pandemic

Group photo of 6 history facultyIn the past few months, members of the Ohio University History Department have participated in a number of online events, sharing their research and collaborating with an international community of scholars amidst a pandemic that caused the widespread cancelation of in-person events. When the COVID pandemic caused shutdowns around the […]

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Posted on 03/18/2021

Thompson Discovers Tadpoles Coping with Drier Conditions, Sheds Light on Effects of Climate Change

Left: Metamorph from a fast-drying pool. Right: Metamorph from a slow-drying pool.From Ohio University News Warmer spring weather is bringing the familiar early sounds of spring peepers and wood frogs calling. These amphibians breed in temporary vernal pools, which are small bodies of water that are critical habitat to many amphibians and aquatic invertebrates. Ohio University researchers have discovered some new […]

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Posted on 03/17/2021

O’Keefe Publishes Book on Immigrant Political Influence in Early American Republic

John O'Keefe portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. John O’Keefe, professor of History at Ohio University’s Chillicothe campus, is trying to clear up misinformation about the history of immigration in his new book, “Stranger Citizens: Migrant Influence and National Power in the Early American Public.” His focus is on how immigrants who came to the […]

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Posted on 03/11/2021

Klein Curates Pattern and Disruption: Diné Lifeways and Embedded Mathematics

From left, curators Sally Fowler, Bob Klein and Henry FowlerDr. Robert Klein is a co-curator of Pattern and Disruption: Diné Lifeways and Embedded Mathematics at the Kennedy Museum of Art. Reserve your visit. Klein is Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University. Drawing from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American collection, this exhibition explores Diné (Navajo) weaving […]

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Posted on 03/08/2021

Popescu Challenges Students to Tackle World’s ‘Wicked’ Environmental Problems in New Textbook

Viorel Popescu, portraitDr. Viorel Popescu brings an urgency about environmental issues around the country and the world to today’s college students in a new edition of a textbook on conservation biology. “By embracing new theory and practice and documenting many examples of both conservation successes and the hard lessons of real-world ‘wicked’ […]

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Posted on 03/05/2021

Moody Recognized For a Life Spent Studying Snakes, Salamanders, Frogs, Much More

Scott Moody and a sandhill crane Ohio Biological Survey Recognizes Moody’s Teaching and Research in Natural History and Zoology Dr. Scott Moody, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, received the 2021 Herbert Osborn Award from the Ohio Biological Survey on Feb. 27. The Ohio Biological Survey is a consortium of colleges, universities, museums, […]

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Posted on 03/03/2021