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Research & Innovation News

Apr 26
Biological secrets of new titanosaurian dinosaur revealed by Heritage College scientists Apr 26
Scientists from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are part of an international team describing a new dinosaur species named Sarmientosaurus musacchioi. The discovery of an essentially complete, well-preserved skull and partial neck of the long-necked dinosaur in Argentina gives scientists the first good look at the head of an anatomically primitive titanosaur. It has yielded some of the most comprehensive information to date regarding the brain and senses of titanosaurs. Full Story...
Apr 25
Research Compliance to host LEO IRB demonstration sessions Apr 25
Submissions must be made through system effective May 1. Full Story...
Apr 22
TechGROWTH Ohio’s Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration a Success Apr 22
More than 175 people turned out on March 29 to celebrate innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in southeast Ohio at TechGROWTH Ohio’s fourth annual Innovation Celebration.  The evening highlighted companies that are significantly impacting the region’s economy and turned the spotlight on four up-and-coming startup ventures that are gaining traction. Full Story...
Apr 20
Baker Fund awards $69,225 to faculty projects during spring 2016 cycle Apr 20
Six proposals selected for funding. Full Story...
Ohio University Research Committee awards $59,580 during spring 2016 funding cycle Apr 20
Internal awards program supports eight faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
ORAU membership provides access to scientific research and educational partnerships, funding Apr 20
Ohio University has become a sponsoring institution of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of 121 member universities that advances research and educational partnerships across a broad spectrum of science and technology areas. Full Story...
2016 Student Expo winners announced (PHOTOS) Apr 20
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 14, 2016 at the Convocation Center. Full Story...
Apr 18
Innovation Strategy supports new osteoporosis diagnosis technology Apr 18
Medical scientists, engineers, physical therapists and entrepreneurs are developing a new system to identify patients at risk for bone fractures. Full Story...
Apr 15
Innovation Strategy profile: Immersive Media Initiative offers OHIO students experience with virtual and augmented reality technologies Apr 15
Award allows faculty and staff team to develop a new curriculum and hands-on research and creative projects for students. Full Story...
Apr 13
Graduate College announces 2016-17 Named Fellows Apr 13
Five Ohio University graduate students have received fellowships for the 2016-17 school year to pursue research and creative projects. Full Story...
Apr 6
Expo to spotlight OHIO student research and creative work April 14 Apr 6
On Thursday, April 14, more than 800 Ohio University students will fill the Convocation Center with presentations and exhibits of their original research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
Apr 5
Q&A with Maureen Dean: Finding safer ways to detect bone disease for early intervention Apr 5
Biological sciences student to present research findings at Student Expo April 14. Full Story...
Apr 4
OMSAR sponsors new diversity and inclusion award at April 14 Student Expo Apr 4
OMSAR sponsors new diversity and inclusion award at April 14 Student Expo Full Story...
Apr 1
Heritage College D.O./Ph.D. students receive Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Apr 1
Two students from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships, which are given to promising undergraduates, medical students and first-year graduate students to pursue careers in endocrinology. Full Story...
Innovation Strategy profile: Engineers, public policy experts seek sustainable, enhanced economic outcomes from shale boom Apr 1
Ohio University recently awarded $1.3 million from its Innovation Strategy program to help a team of faculty and staff explore ways to keep more jobs and revenue from the shale industry in Appalachia. Full Story...
Innovation Center and graduate Ecolibrium Solar receive top international business awards Apr 1
Ohio University's high-tech business incubator and the Athens-based company Ecolibrium Solar each have been recognized by the International Business Innovation Association for excellence in business incubation and incubator graduate success, respectively. Full Story...
Mar 30
Student Expo to feature new marketing and sustainability session, award at April 14 event Mar 30
Students will present topics ranging from food waste to textile reuse. Full Story...
Mar 29
Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks nominations by April 21 Mar 29
Program recognizes mid-career faculty members who have garnered national and international prominence in research, scholarship and creative activity. Full Story...
Mar 28
Innovation Strategy profile: Academic Innovation Accelerator to cultivate new teaching concepts Mar 28
A cross-campus team led by Bradley Cohen is asking whether the type of system popularly used to help entrepreneurs launch start-up companies also could assist faculty members with developing novel methods for teaching and education. Full Story...
New method to identify asymmetrical fingerprints can forecast risk for diabetes, study finds Mar 28
A team of scientists and clinicians led by Molly Morris of Ohio University are conducting research on how to improve the diagnosis of diabetes. Full Story...
Physicists shed new light on nano hot spots Mar 28
OHIO physicists show that temperature and heat created by light can be concentrated in small volumes, creating a more efficient nanostructure for energy, photo-chemistry and solar applications in a recent article in Nature Communications. Full Story...
Mar 23
Loren Lybarger to discuss “‘Radical Islam’: What’s Religion Got to Do with It?” at March 30 Café Conversation Mar 23
This cafe will critically examine religion and modernity globally. Full Story...
Mar 22
What’s that fossil? An app has answers Mar 22
Ohio University geologist Alycia Stigall helps ancient life go digital. Full Story...
Mar 20
History grad meets with President Carter & Rosalynn Carter, adds first lady’s impact to legacy Mar 20
Eryn Kane, Ph.D. student in the History Department, was recently invited to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, where she participated in a roundtable and helped advise on updating the site, including giving more attention to Rosalynn Carter. Full Story...
Mar 18
James Thomas to discuss “Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation” at March 23 Science Café Mar 18
Thomas and his colleagues have designed virtual reality games to study impaired movement due to pain and associated health conditions. Full Story...
Mar 11
Register today for the Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration Mar 11
Faculty, staff and students, along with members of the community, are invited to attend the fourth annual celebration of regional innovation and entrepreneurship, TechGROWTH Ohio’s Innovation Celebration. This free premiere event will showcase tomorrow’s Rising Startup Stars on March 29, 2016 from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Ohio University Baker Center Ballroom. Full Story...
Mar 10
Student Enhancement Awards provide $127,833 in funding to 23 students Mar 10
The Ohio University program supports original student research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
Inventors Dinner honors Ohio University faculty, staff and student innovators Mar 10
Ohio University recognized 78 faculty, staff and student inventors for work in areas ranging from drug development to environmental remediation technologies during an awards ceremony Feb. 10. Full Story...
Microbiologist Ronan Carroll to discuss “The Rise of the Superbugs” at March 16 Science Café Mar 10
Ohio University scientist to discuss how highly resistant strains of bacteria are now outpacing the development of new forms of antibiotics. Full Story...
Mar 7
Bobcat Idea Pitch Competition registration ends March 11 Mar 7
Do you have the next big idea? Sign up for the Bobcat Idea Pitch competition taking place at the Ohio University Student Expo on Thursday, April 14, at the Convocation Center. Full Story...
Mar 4
Graduate student examines soil microbes to better understand forest health Mar 4
Ryan Dorkoski to present findings at April 14 Student Expo. Full Story...
Feb 29
Duke University’s Joshua Sosin to discuss “Ancient Texts in a Modern Age: The Promise and Perils of Digital Scholarship” at March 9 Café Conversation Feb 29
Scholar explores the promise and the cost of preserving history. Full Story...
Feb 26
Top Three Takeaways from Professor Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu's most recent publication Feb 26
Professor Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu recently had their work "Before an Analyst becomes an Analyst: Does Industry Experience Matter" accepted into an elite finance journal. Full Story...
Feb 25
Innovation Strategy program awards $4 million to four research and teaching initiatives Feb 25
Ohio University has provided funding for new research and teaching initiatives focused on the shale industry, osteoporosis diagnosis, immersive media and instructional innovation. Full Story...
Feb 23
A&S TV ¦ What's math got to do with spread of disease? Feb 23
Dr. Winfried Just, Professor of Mathematics, interacts with students and quotes Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It" as he demonstrates how math can help stop the spread of diseases. Full Story...
Physicists awarded $520,000 for collaborative materials research Feb 23
Dr. David Drabold, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and two researchers with ties to OHIO have been awarded a three-year $520,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study and develop new approaches for jointly using experimental and theoretical information for developing models of complex materials. Full Story...
MCB ¦ Kopchick awardee discusses immunology research Feb 23
Manindra Singh, Ph.D. graduate student in Molecular and Cellular Biology and one of the 2015 winners of the John J. Kopchick Fellowship Award discusses his research. Full Story...
Feb 22
Entrepreneurs invited to work on new business ideas at Startup Weekend Athens Feb 22
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out March 18-20 during Startup Weekend Athens, where the next great business idea could take flight. Full Story...
Feb 19
Research Division to host STTR/SBIR grants workshops March 15 Feb 19
The Ohio University Research Division will host two STTR/SBIR grants workshops on Tues., March 15. The workshops will provide an overview of the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs and tips for writing competitive applications. STTR and SBIR grants are designed to help small businesses turn innovative ideas into market-worthy products. Full Story...
Feb 17
Historian Brian Schoen to discuss “The U.S. Civil War and Global Crisis: Then and Now” at Feb. 24 Café Conversation Feb 17
Ohio University faculty member examines the impact of globalization during the 19th century and today. Full Story...
Registration for 2016 Student Expo to close Feb. 28 Feb 17
Event seeks faculty and staff judges. Full Story...
Feb 12
Two OHIO alumni receive Konneker Medal for product development and cancer therapy innovations Feb 12
Winston Breeden III and Joseph Jachinowski were recognized for their accomplishments at the Ohio University Inventors Dinner on Feb. 10. Full Story...
Graduate College announces winners of inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb 12
Eight Ohio University graduate students showed off their research communication skills Feb. 3. Full Story...
Feb 10
Innovation Center hires Erin Rennich as client liaison Feb 10
OHIO alum supports success of regional technology business startups. Full Story...
Feb 5
Center for Entrepreneurship hosts Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Luncheon with 2015 Konneker Medal recipients Feb 5
Reserve your spot immediately for the luncheon panel discussion on commercialization and entrepreneurship featuring the 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship recipients, Winston Breeden III and Joe Jachinowski, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 in Baker University Center 242. Full Story...
Feb 4
Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared “bizarre” feature with dinosaur Feb 4
Researchers have discovered that some little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs. Full Story...
Feb 3
Lancaster publishes book on vaulting in Roman architecture Feb 3
Dr. Lynne Lancaster, Professor of Classics & World Religions, published a book on Innovative Vaulting in Architecture of the Roman Empire, 1st to 4th Centuries CE. Full Story...
Feb 2
International collaborators study nuclear density at accelerator Feb 2
This past week, physicists from the University of Oslo (Norway), Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory met with OHIO research personnel and graduate students at the Edwards Accelerator Lab to conduct experiments to observe nuclear reaction pathways for making heavier elements. Full Story...
Graduate student conference on 'Perfecting Pedagogical Practices,' Feb. 12 Feb 2
Graduate students from English, Philosophy, and Education are hosting the first annual Graduate Student Pedagogy Conference, "Perfecting Pedagogical Practices," on Friday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319. Full Story...
Feb 1
Heritage College researchers on quest for Antarctic dinos and other animals Feb 1
This month a team of international researchers, including an anatomy expert from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will journey to Antarctica to search for evidence that the now-frozen continent may have been the starting point for some important species that roam the Earth today. The expedition is part of the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project, or AP3, a research initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. Full Story...