A&S Research — Meet Our Stars
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.
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- News about research and scholarly activities.
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:
Dr. Peter de B. Harrington authored an article on “Enhanced zippy restricted Boltzmann machine for feature expansion and improved classification of analytical data” in the Journal of Chemometrics. “Restricted Boltzmann machines are a component of deep learning, and many people think that they are limited to “big data” for which […]Read More
A study co-authored by Dr. Nicholas Allan in the journal Depression and Anxiety suggests marijuana use, especially for military personnel experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, may negatively impact suicidal thoughts and behavior. Allan’s research challenges the previous belief that medical marijuana could be used in helping treat PTSD. Allen […]Read More
By Kaitlyn Lyons Dr. Donald Miles, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology program Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis” (OPUS). This grant, in the amount of $209,451, is to provide support for synthesizing a body of prior […]Read More
Lead halide perovskites are a group of materials that are heavily being studied for a variety of applications in solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs). These materials have the potential to serve our demands on the green and sustainable future in energy and illumination. However, their instability over time […]Read More
Dr. Alyssa Bernstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University, authored an article about “Cosmopolitanism and the Climate Crisis” in ConTextos Kantianos, an international journal. “My article is published in an international, peer reviewed journal (based in Spain). ConTextos Kantianos (Kantian ConTexts) is a journal devoted to the philosophy of […]
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From Ohio University news Imagine discovering a compound that has the potential to create therapeutic opportunities for a plethora of diseases. Ohio University professors from three different colleges, along with the support of many students, faculty members and staff, may have just done that. Dr. Douglas Goetz, Dr. Kelly McCall, […]
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Dr. Victoria Lee authored an article on the history of kōji, the mold used in brewing sake and soy sauce, and its close relation Aspergillus flavus. The latter can produce “aflatoxin,” a powerful carcinogen. “Wild Toxicity, Cultivated Safety: Aflatoxin and Kōji Classification as Knowledge Infrastructure” was published in the journal History and […]Read More
Dr. Gregory S . Springer co-authored recent two articles, one in the International Journal of Speleology, the other in the Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. Springer is Associate Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. In the International Journal of Speleology, Springer co-authored Uncertainties associated with the […]Read More
Dr. Nukhet A. Sandal, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at Ohio University, took over as the new editor-in-chief of Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies (OREIS) in January 2020. OREIS is a major collaboration between Oxford University Press and the International Studies Association, and has an increasing number of […]Read More
Dr. Nicole Kaufman authored “Governing Through Partnerships: Neoconservative Governance and State Reliance on Religious NGOs in Drug Policy” in the journal Critical Criminology. Kaufman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio University. Abstract: This article examines states’ pursuit of partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as a strategy of governance in […]
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