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Research & Innovation News

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...
Microbiologist Ronan Carroll to discuss “The Rise of the Superbugs” at Feb. 17 Science Café Feb 4
Ohio University scientist to discuss how highly resistant strains of bacteria are now outpacing the development of new forms of antibiotics. 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...
Jan 27
Psychology student gets Elsie Ramos First Author Student Poster Award Jan 27
Psychology graduate student Andrew McClintock received the Elsie Ramos First Author Student Poster Award at the annual conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Full Story...
Psychology student studies negative health effects of discrimination Jan 27
Can discrimination have an effect on physical health? Wilson Figueroa, a graduate student in health psychology, thinks so. Through his research in the Psychology Department’s stress lab, Figueroa is tracking associations between discrimination and self-reports of poor health in the LGBT community. Full Story...
OHIO alumnus to discuss new cancer therapy technology at Feb. 10 colloquium Jan 27
OHIO alumnus to discuss new cancer therapy technology at Feb. 10 colloquium Full Story...
Doctoral student receives AAUW fellowship to study the politics of gender in Aceh Jan 27
Scholar discusses interest in women in leadership issues. Full Story...
Jan 20
Natalie Kruse Daniels to discuss “The Mining Legacy of Southeast Ohio: Learning from Past Mistakes” at Feb. 3 Science Café Jan 20
Environmental studies researcher will explore the history of mining and its regional impact. Full Story...
Eleven graduate students to test public speaking skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb. 3 Jan 20
Graduate College sponsors event to help students learn to effectively present their work to new audiences. Full Story...
Jan 15
Student Enhancement Award recipient explores efforts by world leaders to reduce nuclear missiles Jan 15
OHIO graduate student Luke Griffith traveled to world-renowned libraries to conduct research. Full Story...
Ohio University offers new program to connect local volunteers to research studies Jan 15
Ohio University has partnered with ResearchMatch, an online service that connects individuals to researchers seeking to recruit volunteers for their studies. Full Story...
Jan 14
Voinovich School accepting applications for Undergrad Research Scholars Jan 14
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering Undergraduate Research Scholar funded positions for the­ 2016-2017 academic year. Scholars will be assigned to work with Voinovich School faculty and professional staff, engaged in innovative research and work. Full Story...
Jan 13
Registration for 2016 Student Expo now open Jan 13
Registration for 2016 Student Expo now open Full Story...
Jan 8
Winter 2016 research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students Jan 8
Winter 2016 research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students. Full Story...
Jan 7
Ten faculty members receive research funding from OURC and Baker award programs Jan 7
Ten faculty members receive research funding from OURC and Baker award programs Full Story...
Jan 6
Five teams receive planning grants from Innovation Strategy program Jan 6
This group is the first in a series of anticipated award recipients from the program, which has been allocated $5 million this year to advance innovation in research, teaching and institutional operations. Full Story...
Jan 4
Research Division launches new electronic service for human subjects research Jan 4
The Ohio University Research Division has developed a new electronic administration service for faculty, staff and students who use human subjects in research. Full Story...
Lee named National Academy of Inventors fellow for engineering innovations Jan 4
Ohio University professor recognized for achievements in alternative energies and advanced materials research and technology commercialization. Full Story...
Dec 11
Voinovich School project promotes smoking cessation intervention in SE Ohio Dec 11
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs recently received two additional years of funding from the Ohio Department of Health to work with six counties in Southeast Ohio to promote an evidence-based smoking cessation intervention. Full Story...
OHIO debuts three new experiential entrepreneurship programs Dec 11
Faculty, staff and students at Ohio University are giving thumbs-up to three new programs added to the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem this year. Full Story...
Dec 9
Australia's new armoured dinosaur unveiled Dec 9
It has a parrot-like beak, bones in its skin and an inner ear similar to a turtle. Meet Kunbarrasaurus, Australia’s newest dinosaur. Full Story...
Dec 7
Physics student captures national award at AVS Symposium Dec 7
Physics & Astronomy graduate student Andrada Mandru won one of three national-level student awards in October at the AVS (American Vacuum Society) International Symposium in San Jose, CA. She authored two presentations at the symposium and also won an award in the Magnetic Interfaces & Nanostructures Division Magnetic Interfaces & Nanostructures Division. Full Story...
Dec 4
Kauneckis accompanies students to Native Water on Arid Lands Summit Dec 4
A professor and two graduate students from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs were among those participating in the first major national meeting on water management and climate impacts for sovereign tribal territories in the western United States. Full Story...
OHIO celebrates International GIS Day with open house Dec 4
Ohio University celebrated Geography Awareness Week and International GIS Day with its second annual GIS Open House on Nov. 18, 2015 at the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication. The Open House’s highlight was a presentation from Dennis Dimick, award-winning National Geographic executive environment editor and photojournalist. Full Story...
Nov 23
Kopchick Awards provide $87,795 to OHIO student, faculty and staff researchers Nov 23
The program offered grants and fellowships to advance research on topics such as obesity, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The recipients were recognized during a ceremony Nov. 14 in Nelson Commons. Full Story...
Geologist Alycia Stigall to discuss “Turning into Stone: A tale from life to death to the ultimate fossil” at Dec. 2 Science Café Nov 23
Professor of geological sciences to discuss how fossils are created. Full Story...
Nov 19
How students can find and apply for summer internships: Dec. 1 workshop Nov 19
The Research Division is hosting a workshop in December to help students learn how to find and apply for summer internships. Full Story...
Nov 18
Terman talks about mountain identity: From Ohio to Romania Nov 18
What do Athens, Ohio, and Brashov, Romania, have in common? They are both part of mountain ranges: The Appalachian Mountains in the United States, and the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe. Dr. Anna Rachel Terman traveled to the Appalachian Carpathian International Conference in Brashov, Romania, to compare the two regions and present her own findings. Full Story...
Nov 17
Economics prof authors 'Strive to be First or Avoid Being Last' Nov 17
People regularly compete with others. For instance, within a firm, only the best employee will get promoted. Assuming higher effort leads to more promotions, the potential to get promoted provides incentives for employees to work really hard. "We can call this a promotion tournament. Prior tests of economic theory focused solely on this type of tournament and found the basic tenets to be true," says Glenn Dutcher. Full Story...
Nov 12
Chemist Jennifer Hines to present “Molecules … Museum … ACTION!” at Nov. 18 Science Café Nov 12
Professor to discuss benefits of combining the arts with the sciences. Full Story...
Nov 10
Q&A with Julianna Coleman: Shining a light on short stories by Ecuadorian women writers Nov 10
The undergraduate student recipient of an Ohio University Student Enhancement Award talks about her literature research. Full Story...
Nov 6
OHIO student pursues health research, from medical implants to aerobic exercise Nov 6
Undergraduate Lucas Harrison has participated in research projects that explore innovative approaches to surgery and fitness. Full Story...
Nov 5
Innovation Center receives Top University Business Incubator in North America award from UBI Global Nov 5
The Ohio University program was ranked #8 in the North American region and #3 in the United States. Full Story...
Nov 4
Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund provides $56,218 for student projects Nov 4
The funding program supported 49 Ohio University students this fall. Full Story...
Nov 3
Chemistry student studies cold tolerance of algae in the search for renewable energy Nov 3
Undergraduate Jacob Sieg was awarded a research internship at a national laboratory. Full Story...
Nov 2
How OHIO students can apply for research and creative project funding through the Student Enhancement Awards Nov 2
The Research Division is hosting two workshops in November to help Ohio University undergraduate, graduate and medical students learn how to access funding for their research, scholarship and creative activity.  Full Story...
Oct 28
Internships take graduate student from Kinshasa to the prairies of South Dakota Oct 28
Steven Richardson assisted national and international groups with their land conservation efforts. Full Story...
Faculty and staff can apply for research and creative project funding through OURC, Baker programs Oct 28
The Research Division is hosting two workshops in November to help faculty and staff learn how to submit proposals to the Ohio University Research Committee and Baker Fund.  Full Story...
Chemistry researchers team with Merck, observe long-sought Palladium Reaction Intermediates Oct 28
Ohio University researchers and co-authors from Merck Research Laboratories authored a just-released article on "Capture of Reactive Monophosphine Ligated Palladium(0) Intermediates by Mass Spectrometry" in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Full Story...
Oct 27
Q&A with Yazmin Ahmad Rusli: Understanding how children comprehend spoken language Oct 27
The graduate student recipient of an Ohio University Student Enhancement Award talks about her communication sciences research. Full Story...
Oct 26
Physiologist Anne Loucks presents “Fitness, Fatness, Fractures, Fertility and Food” at Nov. 4 Science Café Oct 26
Loucks, professor of biological sciences, will discuss reproductive and skeletal health issues associated with women athletes. Full Story...
Oct 23
Four ways to protect your intellectual property Oct 23
Aspiring entrepreneurs received expert advice on protecting their intellectual property from two national experts on the subject at the most recent Venture Café co-sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Ohio University Technology Transfer Office. Full Story...
Oct 21
Scholarship awards allow chemical engineering student to research oil and gas pipeline corrosion Oct 21
Kody Wolfe, an undergraduate chemical engineering student in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has received two scholarship awards from NACE International. Full Story...
Oct 20
Ohio University ranks first in state for university research licensing revenue for fiscal year 2014 Oct 20
Institution is nationally competitive for research return on investment. Full Story...
Photographer Stan Alost to present “’Nobody wants to see that’—Images that disturb and our freedom to know,” at Oct. 28 Café Conversation Oct 20
Alost, an Ohio University professor of visual communication, will talk about the ethics and politics of photojournalism at his Baker Center Front Room presentation. Full Story...