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Dr. Hee-Jong Seo. Photo by Rob Hardin
Dr. Hee-Jong Seo contributed to the largest-ever galaxies survey to study dark matter. Photo by Rob Hardin

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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.

"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:

Hembree Presents at ICCI in Germany

Dr. Dan Hembree, Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, traveled to Halle, Germany in September to attend the Third International Congress on Continental Ichnology. The ICCI brings scientist together from around the world that study the preserved traces of ancient animals that lived on land, in rivers, and in […]

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Posted on 10/09/2019

Duschinski Talks about Kashmir on Two Panels in New York

Haley Duschinski, portraitDr. Haley Duschinski participated in two public events on Kashmir in New York—one at New York University and one at the New School. Duschinski is Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture; and Graduate Director of the M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture. Her […]

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Posted on 10/08/2019

5 A&S Faculty Among 7 Named Presidential Research Scholars

Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak, portraitFrom OHIO Research News Five Arts & Sciences faculty are among the seven named 2019 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholars for excellence in arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and physical sciences and engineering research. The awards program recognizes mid-career faculty members who have garnered national and international prominence […]

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Posted on 10/08/2019

Stigall Presents Prestigious Wilson Lecture in Norway

selfie of Alycia Stigall with the OsloFjord in the backgroundDr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, presented the 2019 Wilson Lecture at the Centre for Earth and Evolution Dynamics at the University of Oslo, Norway in September. The center is one of the premier research institutes globally for research about the earth’s interior and reconstructing former […]

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Posted on 10/07/2019

Gradin, Alumni Edit Book on ‘Storytelling in Queer Appalachia’

Ohio University alumni and faculty Dr. Hillery Glasby, Dr. Sherrie Gradin and Dr. Rachael Ryerson edited the book Storytelling in Queer Appalachia: Imagining and Writing the Unspeakable Other, published by the West Virginia University Press. Listen to Gradin and Ryerson in a podcast with Athens High School students. Gradin is […]

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Posted on 10/04/2019

Day Funded by NIH to Study Neural Coding of Spatial Hearing

Hariprakash Haragopal works in the lab.Dr. Mitchell Day, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, is the principal investigator on a new study funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Day is joined by two co-investigators, Dr. Soichi Tanda, Associate Professor of Biological […]

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Posted on 10/03/2019

Why Did the Turtles Cross the Road? Or Did They?

Box turtle crossing an unpaved road in Wayne National Forest (photo: Ryan Wagner)Ohio University researchers set out to determine the impact of the Route 33 bypass through Wayne National Forest on the local box turtle population. The answers were not exactly what they expected. Roads are everywhere! Roads define the very fabric of our civilization, and very few places in North America […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Miller Presents on Depression Across Racial Groups at American Sociological Association

Dr. Paula Miller, portraitDr. Paula Miller, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, presented “Uncovering Profiles of Economic, Social, and Cultural Capital to Explore Depression Across Racial Groups” at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in August in New York. The meeting was a […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Chang Publishes Essay on ‘Drawing the Oankali: Imagining Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Butler’s Dawn’

Dr. Edmond Y. Chang, portraitDr. Edmond Chang’s essay “Drawing the Oankali: Imagining Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Butler’s Dawn” was published in the edited collection Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler from The Modern Language Association. Chang is Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. According to Chang, “Octavia Butler’s […]

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Posted on 09/30/2019

Morris Gives Plenary Lecture at International Conference of Poeciliid Biologists

Molly Morris at Conference of Poeciliid BiologistsDr. Molly R Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, presented one of the plenary lectures at the International Conference of Poeciliid Biologists held in Mexico City in September. The conference meets every other year and attracts biologists from all over the world. Talks include topics as diverse as […]

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Posted on 09/30/2019