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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

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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.

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:

Grad Student Preps for Space Flight in Apartment-Turned-Lab

Falcon lift off shot by Sarah Wyatt  It’s easy for the tiny seeds to practice social distancing on their flight up to the International Space Station. They’re on an unmanned SpaceX rocket. But making sure they don’t germinate too early is a problem that has to be solved back on Earth, where Ohio University has asked […]

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Posted on 03/25/2020

Bikowski-Phillips Book on ‘Teaching with a Global Perspective’ Published in Spanish

A book co-authored by Ohio University professors Dr. Dawn Bikowski and Dr. Talinn Phillips is now available in Spanish,  Enseñar con perspectiva global e inclusiva. Bikowski is Director of the English Language Improvement Program in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Phillips is Associate Professor of English. The book not […]

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Posted on 03/09/2020

Jokisch Fosters Scholarly Connections, Leads Conference of Latin American Geographers

Artisan Market in Antigua GuatemalaDr. Brad Jokisch serves as chair of Conference of Latin American Geographers, a network of geographers working throughout the region on topics as diverse as environmental sustainability, mining, migration, rural development and human rights. Jokisch is Associate Professor of Geography and an affiliate faculty of the Latin American Studies program at […]

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Posted on 03/07/2020

The Coronavirus Number to Watch is R-Zero, Says Math Expert

Winfried Just, portrait When Ohio University multimedia Journalism student Taylor Bruck interviewed experts from different disciplines across campus to find out more about the topic of the novel coronavirus in today’s headlines, Dr. Winfried Just was there to look at how mathematical modeling helps provide an analytical tool for assessing prevention strategies […]

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Posted on 03/04/2020

Biologists Report 6% of Bobcat Population Killed Annually on Ohio Roads

A bobcat is spotted by one of the researchers’ camera traps.From Ohio University News Up to 6 percent of Ohio’s bobcat population may be killed on roadways each year, say Ohio University researchers in a new study. And getting the felines not to cross busy roads is not an easy mitigation. Dr. Viorel Popescu and graduate and undergraduate researchers in […]

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Posted on 03/04/2020

Physics Professor Recognized for Patent

Distinguished Professor Alexander GovorovFrom Ohio University News Three Chemistry & Biochemistry professors were among Ohio University honored faculty, staff and student inventors honored during a Feb. 26 awards ceremony. Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was recognized for “Compositions of Matter Having a Mixture of Strongly Plasmonic Nanorods and Exhibiting […]

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Posted on 03/04/2020

Biological Sciences Professor Recognized for Patent

Dr. Anne Loucks (background) and Lyn Bowman (foreground) work in their laboratory in Irvine Hall where they have developed technology to measure human bone strength.From Ohio University News Three Chemistry & Biochemistry professors were among Ohio University honored faculty, staff and student inventors honored during a Feb. 26 awards ceremony. Dr. Lyn Bowman, Biological Sciences, received a patent for “Systems and Methods for Estimating the Stiffness of a Bone Using Mechanical Response Tissue Analysis.” […]

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Posted on 03/04/2020

Four Chemistry Professors Recognized for Patents

From left, Provost Chaden Djalali and Dr. Michael Held. Photo by Haldan Kirsch.From Ohio University News Four Chemistry & Biochemistry professors were among Ohio University honored faculty, staff and student inventors honored during a Feb. 26 awards ceremony. The Inventors Dinner recognized individuals who engaged with the university’s Technology Transfer Office over the past year to commercialize their research findings, by protecting […]

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Posted on 03/04/2020

Moran, Trese, Kostansek Present on Creative Models for Financing the Farm

Dr. Theresa Moran, Dr. Art Trese, and Joy KostansekDr. Theresa Moran, Dr. Art Trese, and Joy Kostansek attended the Farm to Institution New England Campus Farmer Summit on Feb. 22 to present a session on “Financing the Farm: Creative Models + Financial Infrastructure” about their work with the OHIO Student Farm. Held at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., this […]

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Posted on 03/03/2020

Scientists Show How Soil Changes May Trigger Rise of Maple Tree Population in Forests

Old hardwood forestFrom Ohio University News A recent Ohio University study offers new information about how changes in the nutrient composition of the soil in forests could be leading to a rise in the maple tree population while suppressing the growth of oaks. The research has implications for forest management practices, as […]

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Posted on 03/03/2020