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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.

"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:

Holcomb Unearths Unpublished Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel. Intrigued, he contacted the Schomburg Center for Research in Black […]

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Posted on 12/06/2019

Johnson Study Suggests Family Interference Can Be Hazard in High-Risk Industries

Ryan C. Johnson, portraitDr. Ryan C. Johnson co-authored Home is where the mind is: Family interference with work and safety performance in two high risk industries in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, positing that family interference with work can be a safety hazard. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ohio University. His […]

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Posted on 12/06/2019

Day, Tanda Join NIH-funded Study Probing Fine Details of Deafness

Dr. Mitchell Day, portraitCertain genetic mutations cause cell structures in the ear to break down, leading to deafness. With support from a three-year, $452,998 grant from the National Institutes of Health, three Ohio University researchers aim to learn more about this process at both the genetic and cellular levels. Dr. Mitchell Day, Assistant […]

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Posted on 12/03/2019

Johnson Research Show Bats in Attics Good for Conservation

Dr. Joseph Johnson, portraitScience News writes about research by Dr. Joseph Johnson in an article headlined “Bats in attics might be necessary for conservation.” Johnson is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. For the little brown bat — a small mouse-eared bat with glossy brown fur — a warm, dry place […]

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Posted on 11/25/2019

Malinski, Hua Research Shows ‘Bad Cholesterol’ Is Only as Unhealthy as its Composition

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, portraitFrom Ohio University News New research at Ohio University shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), also known as “bad cholesterol,” is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL, which is incorrect more often than not. The presence of LDL is […]

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Posted on 11/21/2019

Chornock Named Highly Cited Researcher in 2019 Web of Science Group List

Dr. Ryan Chornock. Photo by Rob HardinLondon, UK, and Philadelphia, U.S. Nov. 19, 2019: Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list from the Web of Science Group. Chornock helped solved a 60-year-old mystery—the origin of very heavy elements such as gold, platinum […]

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Posted on 11/19/2019

Figueroa Organizes Panel On Early Modern Spanish Literature

Group photo of Dr. Tania de Miguel Magro, Dr. Melissa Figueroa, Dr. Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas and Dr. Erin Cowling pose at Figueroa's panel on Early Modern Spanish literature.Dr. Melissa Figueroa of the Modern Languages Department organized a panel on Early Modern Spanish Literature and also presented at the well-attended panel. Drs. Tania de Miguel Magro (West Virginia University), Erin Alice Cowling (MacEwan University) and Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas (Ohio Wesleyan University), visited Ohio University on Nov. 12 to […]

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Posted on 11/15/2019

Rosen Tells Tale of Successful Booksellers to Illustrate Conflict in Capitalist Albania

Dr. Matthew Rosen, portraitand trees behind himDr. Matthew Rosen authored an article on “Between Conflicting Systems: An Ordinary Tragedy in Now-Capitalist Albania” in the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures. Rosen is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. In the article, Rosen analyzes the case of two booksellers who […]

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Posted on 11/15/2019

Terman, Kostansek Present ‘Intergenerational Community Visions in Appalachian Ohio’

Rachel Terman in her Bentley Annex officeby Alex Paoletti ’20 Dr. Rachel Terman, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio University, and Joy Kostansek, M.A. student in Sociology, presented “Intergenerational Community Visions in Appalachian Ohio” at the Rural Sociological Society conference in August in Richmond, VA. RSS aims to improve rural life, community, and environment. The annual […]

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Posted on 11/12/2019

White and Pordel Use NMR, Infrared Spectroscopy to Study Impact of Ligand Set During Light-Activated CO Release

Dr. Jessica White, portrait in officeDr. Jessica White and third-year Ph.D. student Shabnam Pordel recently published an article titled “Impact of Mn(I) photoCORM ligand set on photochemical intermediate formation during visible light-activated CO release” in Inorganica Chimica Acta. White is Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. She is also a member of the […]

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Posted on 11/12/2019