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Feb 14
Special Science Café will explore the OHIO Museum Complex Feb 14
Event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Full Story...
Feb 13
New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent Feb 13
A new dinosaur that wears its “heart” on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous period according to researchers at Ohio University. Full Story...
Russ Research Center to support $195 million U.S. Air Force consortium project Feb 13
Ohio University’s Russ Research Center will be home to a new consortium focused on some of the U.S. Air Force’s most crucial research priorities, including autonomy, precision navigation and timing, and cyber-physical systems security. The Air Force Autonomy Research Network Consortium will be administered by SP Global Institute. Full Story...
Feb 8
Ohio University Research Moment - Michael Lincoln [VIDEO] Feb 8
Michael Lincoln has more than 35 years of experience working as a professional lighting designer in theater, opera and dance — from regional productions to Broadway and international venues. Find out more about his work in this video. Full Story...
Feb 5
Study ranks performance of each state’s economy over the past decade Feb 5
A nationwide study on economic distress was recently released by the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health ranking the economic performance of all 50 states in the country from 2009 to 2019. While the economy in New Hampshire has remained the healthiest in the United States over the past decade and Mississippi has continued to be the most economically distressed state over that same time span, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Full Story...
Professor of Psychology Julie Owens to discuss community-engaged research and why it matters at Café Conversation Feb 5
Event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 Full Story...
Jan 30
Lawrence Witmer to discuss “Digital Dinosaurs—Fleshing Out the Past!” at Science Cafe Jan 30
Event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6. Full Story...
Jan 29
Ohio University Research Moment - Larry Witmer [VIDEO] Jan 28
Ohio University Professor Lawrence Witmer has made a career out of “fleshing out” extinct beasts, using comparisons to modern-day relatives such as birds and crocodiles to reveal their secrets. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation. Find out more about it in this video. Full Story...
Jan 24
Register now for 2019 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo Jan 24
This year’s Expo will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at the Ohio University Convocation Center. Students must enroll online at www.ohio.edu/studentexpo to participate. Registration closes Feb. 28. Full Story...
Jan 22
Professor of Psychology Julie Owens to discuss community-engaged research and why it matters at Café Conversation Jan 22
Professor of Psychology Julie Owens to discuss community-engaged research and why it matters at Café Conversation Full Story...
Jan 17
Ohio University Research Committee selects recipients for fall 2018 cycle funding Jan 17
Ohio University Research Committee selects recipients for fall 2018 cycle funding Full Story...
Students mentored by Heritage College faculty receive American Heart Association fellowships Jan 17
Two trainees working on research projects headed by faculty at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have been awarded fellowships for 2019 by the American Heart Association. Full Story...
Baker Fund awards nearly $50,000 to five faculty proposals Jan 17
The John C. Baker Fund awarded $49,253 total to five faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2018. Full Story...
Jan 16
Research Division offers new Pivot training sessions Jan 16
Research Division offers new Pivot training sessions Full Story...
Jan 14
Professor of Astrophysics Douglas Clowe to discuss dark energy, future of universe at Science Café Jan 14
Professor of Astrophysics Douglas Clowe to discuss dark energy, future of universe at Science Café Full Story...
Jan 9
TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company Global Cooling Inc. receives Ohio’s Best Startup Culture Award Jan 9
Global Cooling, Inc., a TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company helping to build the economy of Southeastern Ohio, was recently recognized with TechOhio’s Best Startup Culture Award in the late-stage startup category. Full Story...
Jan 3
National Academy of Engineering, Ohio University award 2019 Russ Prize Jan 3
Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering announced today that the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to Julio Palmaz, Leonard Pinchuk, John Simpson, Richard Schatz and Paul Yock for innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary angioplasty. Full Story...
Dec 20
Forecasters may be looking in wrong place when predicting tornadoes, OHIO research shows Dec 20
Weather forecasters may be looking in the wrong place when working to issue tornado warnings, new research led by Ohio University has demonstrated. Full Story...
Dec 19
Breathing study shows huge armored dinosaurs battled overheating with nasal air-conditioning Dec 19
Being a gigantic dinosaur presented some challenges, such as overheating in the Cretaceous sun and frying your brain. Researchers from Ohio University and NYITCOM at Arkansas State show in a new article in PLOS ONE that the heavily armored, club-tailed ankylosaurs had a built-in air conditioner in their snouts. Full Story...
Dec 10
Voinovich School awarded $200K federal grant for Ohio opioid prevention Dec 10
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs received a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health to help communities in the planning phase of the HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program. Full Story...
Dec 4
Ohio University Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund Program requests proposals by Feb. 1 Dec 4
Ohio University Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund Program requests proposals by Feb. 1 Full Story...
Nov 29
Ohio University licenses technology to Ohio startup company to develop non-invasive osteoporosis diagnostic device Nov 29
Ohio University licenses technology to Ohio startup company to develop non-invasive osteoporosis diagnostic device Full Story...
Nov 28
Robert Indian, former chief of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the Ohio Department of Health, to speak Dec. 4 Nov 28
Robert Indian, former chief of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the Ohio Department of Health, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Baker University Center. Full Story...
Nov 16
Professor of Psychology Julie Suhr to discuss detecting deception at Science Café Nov 16
Event will be held Wed., Dec. 5, in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Nov 15
Innovation Center to host Additive Manufacturing Lab open house Nov 15
The Additive Manufacturing Lab features several types of 3D printers and scanners, a milling machine and a vacuum former that are available for use by university and community members interested in designing prototypes and manufacturing products on demand. Full Story...
Nov 14
Ohio University announces second annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge recipient Nov 14
The University of Kansas (KU) School of Public Affairs & Administration was the winner of the Second Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) during their 2018 annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Full Story...
OHIO’s Patton College of Education receives $2 million Noyce Grant to fund Master’s Program in STEM Education Nov 14
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education has received $2.3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to create the RALLY for STEM Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program, which encourages STEM graduates and professionals to pursue middle and high school teaching careers. Full Story...
Nov 13
John J. Kopchick Awards support 15 student and faculty research projects Nov 13
John J. Kopchick Awards support 15 student and faculty research projects Full Story...
Nov 8
Faculty research into obesity-stopping protein receives funding from NIH Nov 8
Research by a professor from the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, into whether a protein produced in the body can help prevent obesity and diabetes, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Full Story...
Nov 5
OHIO honors excellence in faculty research and teaching at recognition ceremony [PHOTOS] Nov 5
Eight faculty were honored for their accomplishments in research and teaching during a recognition ceremony Oct. 31. The event celebrated the 2018 recipients of the Presidential Research Scholars Award, Presidential Teacher Award and Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Full Story...
Nov 2
Study: Fear leads people to think donating blood will make others faint Nov 2
A new study by Ohio University faculty members showed that people who are afraid to have their blood drawn believe more people faint or have other symptoms than what statistics show actually occurs. Full Story...
Oct 31
Sarah Wyatt to discuss plant gravity perception at Science Café Oct 31
Sarah Wyatt will talk about plants, gravity and her lab’s recent spaceflight experiments on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Baker University Center Front Room. The talk also can be viewed online. Full Story...
Oct 27
Katebi’s class project leads to more accurate way to classify galaxy images Oct 27
An Ohio University computer science class project sparked interest among the Artificial Intelligence community and led to an invitation for Reza Katebi to present the results at a recent AI meetup in Atlanta. Full Story...
Oct 23
OHIO Psychology Professor’s research shows family acceptance of those identifying as LGBT linked to reduced stress Oct 23
Ohio University Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Peggy Zoccola has found a link between those who identify as LGBT and have come out to their family carry less stress hormones than those who have not come out, which may ultimately benefit their health. Full Story...
Oct 22
Voinovich School receives $750,000 ARC POWER grant to continue social enterprise program Oct 22
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will receive a $750,000 POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to continue its Social Enterprise Ecosystem (SEE) Appalachia program to foster growth in coal-impacted communities in southeastern Ohio and West Virginia. Full Story...
Oct 17
Julia Paxton to discuss “The Economics of Kindness” at Café Conversation event Oct 17
Event will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Oct 16
New grant to fund video game designed to help kids with ADHD learn academic skills Oct 16
A $1.38 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the development of a new video game designed to help kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn academic skills and better succeed in school. Full Story...
Oct 15
Voinovich School awarded $1.6M EDA grant to boost community economic development Oct 15
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will receive $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to fund a new program to assist southeastern Ohio communities affected by the decline of the coal industry. Full Story...
Oct 14
OHIO's Dysart Woods inducted into Old-Growth Forest Network Oct 14
Ohio University’s Dysart Woods, the largest old-growth remnant in Southeastern Ohio, was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network on Oct. 10. Full Story...
Oct 10
Event will celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards Oct 10
Event will celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards Full Story...
Oct 9
Natalie Daniels to discuss “The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining” at Oct. 17 Science Café Oct 9
Natalie Daniels to discuss “The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining” at Oct. 17 Science Café Full Story...
Oct 4
Heritage College steps out in lifestyle medicine research Oct 4
A study at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine suggests that two intervention programs aimed at encouraging healthier lifestyles can have a positive effect on how participants eat. Full Story...
Oct 2
Morgan Vis and Brian Clark named 2018 Presidential Research Scholars Oct 2
Scholars recognized for excellence in the areas of life and biomedical sciences. Full Story...
Sep 27
New Online Platform Drives Innovation by Connecting Ohio’s Research Universities with Industry Sep 27
A new online research portal will more efficiently deliver research and innovation opportunities to both industry and Ohio’s academic institutions, facilitating partnerships, expanding workforce and funding opportunities, and fostering economic development throughout the region. Full Story...
Sep 25
Scientist Ronan Carroll to discuss vaccines at Oct. 3 Science Café Sep 25
Event to be held at Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Esteemed biomedical researcher delivers third Russ Prize lecture Sep 25
Physicist Christoph K. Hitzenberger, one of five recipients of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, gave a Stocker Lecture at Ohio University last week about his role in developing optical coherence tomography (OCT), a revolutionary medical imaging technology that enables diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and other medical conditions. Full Story...
Sep 23
NIH funds faculty research into extending lifespan Sep 23
A new federally funded research project at the Ohio University Edison Biotechnology Institute and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine could lead to treatments that extend human lifespan and allow people to enjoy better health in their old age. Full Story...
Sep 19
OHIO Innovation Center awarded Rural Business Development Grant from the USDA Sep 19
OHIO Innovation Center awarded Rural Business Development Grant from the USDA Full Story...
Sep 17
Laeeq Khan to discuss “Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World” at Sept. 26 Café Conversations event Sep 17
Laeeq Khan to discuss “Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World” at Sept. 26 Café Conversations event Full Story...
Sep 6
Heritage College researcher wins top endocrinology award Sep 6
John J. Kopchick, faculty researcher with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been honored by the Endocrine Society with one of its 2019 Laureate Awards. Full Story...