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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:

Wu Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study Potential Prevention, Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Dr. Shiyong Wu, shown here in his lab.From Compass The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Ohio University scientists Dr. Shiyong Wu and Dr. Lingying Tong a five-year $1.7 million grant to advance research on a potential prevention and treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. “Non-melanoma skin cancers are by far the most common type of […]

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Posted on 08/21/2019

Miller Authors ‘Uncovering Profiles of Economic, Social, and Cultural Capital to Explore Depression Across Racial Groups’

Dr. Paula Miller, portraitDr. Paula Miller co-authored an article on “Uncovering Profiles of Economic, Social, and Cultural Capital to Explore Depression Across Racial Groups” in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. “This research has the potential to reduce health disparities, by providing policy makers and researchers with information that will allow […]

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Posted on 08/21/2019

Wyatt Lab Gets Another Ride to Space Station as NASA Preps for Moon Mission

From left, OHIO grad student Alex Meyers, OHIO Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology Sarah Wyatt, technician Nathan Madonich, and Ohio Wesleyan Professor Chris Wolverton.NASA announced on Aug. 7 that Dr. Sarah Wyatt received an award for plant biology studies, with another spaceflight to the International Space Station in her lab’s future as the United States prepares for  missions to the Moon and Mars. Wyatt’s was one of 15 grants “for new space biology […]

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Posted on 08/18/2019

Forney Probes Whether Friends Tend to be More Similar in Body Image, Eating Disorder Symptoms

K. Jean Forney , portraitDr. K. Jean Forney, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, co-authored a journal article on “Examining similarities in eating pathology, negative affect, and perfectionism among peers: A social network analysis” in Appetite. Abstract: Friends tend to be more similar than non-friends (i.e., exhibit homophily) in body image concerns and […]

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Posted on 08/10/2019

Peters Co-Authors ‘Does Expressing Emotions Enhance Perceptual Accuracy of Negative Emotions during Relationship Interactions?’

Dr. Brett Peters, portraitDr. Brett Peters, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, co-authored a journal article on “Does expressing emotions enhance perceptual accuracy of negative emotions during relationship interactions?” in Emotion. Abstract: Partners’ negative emotions communicate social information necessary for individuals to respond appropriately to important relational events. Yet, there is inconsistent […]

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Posted on 08/09/2019

Jeffries Authors ‘Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism’

Bayyinah Jeffries, portraitDr. Bayyinah S. Jeffries authored an article on “Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism” in Genealogy. Jeffries is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Abstract: The Nation of Islam’s influence has extended beyond the United States. This Black American Muslim movement has used […]

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Posted on 08/05/2019

Ulloa Publishes ‘Minimal Geometry for Valley Filtering in Graphene’

Ddr. Sergio UlloaDr. Sergio E. Ulloa. Professor of Physics & Astronomy, coauthored “Minimal geometry for valley filtering in graphene.” Authors: Asmar, MM; Ulloa, SE Source: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Volume 96, Issue 20; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.201407 Published: November 2017 Abstract: The possibility to effect valley splitting of an electronic current in graphene represents the […]

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Posted on 07/29/2019

Drabold Authors ‘Refining Glass Structure in Two Dimensions’

Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished ProfessorDr. David Drabold, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, co-authored an article on “Refining glass structure in two dimensions.” Drabold is also a member of the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute at Ohio University. Authors: Sadjadi, M; Bhattarai, B; Drabold, DA; Thorpe, MF; Wilson, M Source: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Volume […]

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Posted on 07/29/2019

Chen Authors Article on ‘Transparent Oxyfluoride Glass-Ceramics with NaGdF4 Nanocrystals Doped with Pr3+ and Pr3+-Yb3+’

Dr. Gang Chen, portraitDr. Gang Chen, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, co-authored an article on “Transparent oxyfluoride glass-ceramics with NaGdF4 nanocrystals doped with Pr3+ and Pr3+-Yb3+.” Chen is also a member of the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute at Ohio University. Authors: Velazquez, JJ; Balda, R; Fernandez, J; Gorni, G; Pascual, L; […]

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Posted on 07/29/2019

Stigall Takes a Much Closer Look at Species Evolution

Stigall Publishes Landmark Review of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event When Earth’s species were rapidly diversifying nearly 500 million years ago, that evolution was driven by complex factors including global cooling, more oxygen in the atmosphere, and more nutrients in the oceans. But it took a combination of many global […]

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Posted on 07/23/2019