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May 25
State grant allows OHIO to partner with four companies on new manufacturing project May 25
In a first-ever joint venture, Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology will partner with the state of Ohio’s Advanced Manufacturing Program and four industrial partners — MIBA Bearings US LLC, MIBA Sintering Group, Universal Technology Corporation and Ariel Corporation — to research the manufacturing of inexpensive and high-performance industrial bearings with a long service life. Such a bearing could address existing issues with current bearings that are used in the industrial marketplace. Full Story...
May 21
Petrik talks at UN conference about role of higher education in promoting peace and justice May 21
When Dr. James Petrik, Associate Professor of Philosophy, lectured in April at Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan, he was invited to join Kazakh National University Rector, Galym Mutanov, at a United Nations conference. Full Story...
Physicists uncover secrets of the weak force May 21
Ohio University Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Julie Roche and Research Assistant Professor Paul King contributed to a 12-year collaborative effort of more than 100 scientists, in an experiment termed "Q-weak," to provide a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature. Full Story...
Viorel Popescu to be featured on WATH 970 talk show May 23 May 21
Viorel Popescu to be featured on WATH 970 talk show May 23 Full Story...
May 8
Additive Manufacturing Lab offers university, community new resources for design and product development May 8
Open house scheduled for June 5. Full Story...
May 2
Five projects receive Baker Fund support during spring 2018 cycle May 2
The John C. Baker Fund awarded $59,415 total to five faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2018. Full Story...
Apr 27
Physicists say nanoparticles could block excess infrared solar radiation Apr 27
Ohio University researchers co-authored a study proposing a new take on energy-efficient window design using energy-saving glasses and films that are cost-effective and block excessive solar infrared radiation. Full Story...
Apr 20
Graduate College names interim associate dean Apr 20
Graduate College names interim associate dean Full Story...
Apr 9
Media Deserts Project creates searchable Media Access Research Atlas Apr 9
Ohio University’s new Media Access Research Atlas maps the circulation of daily newspapers in the United States and how much of the population in that area is subscribing to the newspaper. Full Story...
Apr 6
Individual Interdisciplinary Program to offer next series of information and research sessions Apr 6
Individual Interdisciplinary Program to offer next series of information and research sessions Full Story...
Apr 4
OHIO professor identifies hidden clues to ancient supercontinents, confirms Pannotia Apr 4
An Ohio University geologist who first proposed the now-accepted supercontinent cycle theory in the 1980s has rallied to the cause of one of those supercontinents, Pannotia, that is in danger of being overlooked. Full Story...
Apr 3
OHIO study shows high number of concussion-related symptoms in performing arts Apr 3
A recent study released by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows a stunning number of participants not only experienced concussion-related symptoms and head impacts but also continued performing either without reporting the incident or without receiving the recommended care. These participants were not taking part in any sporting contest at the time, however. They are theater personnel. Full Story...
President Nellis invites OHIO community to 2018 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo Apr 3
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis issued a message to members of the OHIO community inviting them to attend the 2018 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Convocation Center. Full Story...
AEP Ohio awards $250,000 to Ohio University’s Voinovich School for solar research Apr 3
AEP Ohio recently awarded $250,000 in grants to the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University to conduct research on the economic benefits of solar energy deployment and other renewable energy initiatives in southeastern Ohio. Full Story...
Apr 2
OHIO’s Innovation Center Director to Assist with Economic Recovery in Puerto Rico Apr 2
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has invited Stacy Strauss, director of Ohio University’s Innovation Center, to travel to Puerto Rico to help the commonwealth rebuild its entrepreneurship programs in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Full Story...
Mar 29
Open house event to highlight Heritage College research Mar 29
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Research, Exploration and Discovery Day and Open House on Wednesday, April 4, to give members of the OHIO community a chance to learn more about the work being done by researchers at the medical school. Full Story...
Mar 27
Student Enhancement Awards provide $131,187 in funding to 27 students Mar 27
Student Enhancement Awards provide $131,187 in funding to 27 students Full Story...
Morgan Vis to discuss “Algae: Friend or Foe” at Science Café event Mar 27
Morgan Vis to discuss “Algae: Friend or Foe” at Science Café event Full Story...
Mar 23
Graduate College announces 2018-19 Named Fellows Mar 23
Five Ohio University graduate students have received Named Fellowships for the 2018-19 school year to pursue research and creative projects. Full Story...
Mar 22
Individual Interdisciplinary Program students to present research, discuss program experiences Mar 22
First session to be held April 6. Full Story...
Mar 21
Tania Basta to discuss combating misconceptions about HIV Mar 21
Café Conversation event to be held in Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Second OHIO Shale Policy and Technology Symposium to convene shale experts on policy and technology Mar 21
As part of its ongoing research related to shale development across the State of Ohio and the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays, Ohio University will host a second OHIO Shale Policy and Technology Symposium at its Dublin Integrated Education Center in Dublin, Ohio, April 4-5. Full Story...
Lior Shragg to present in Libraries’ Graduate Research Series Mar 21
Shragg will share his insight into the complex world of ethnomusicological fieldwork and discuss his own research process, which has included the use of primary and secondary sources, engagement with cultural institutions, and the use of both the Libraries’ resources and ethnographic primary materials. Full Story...
Mar 20
Innovation Center Benefits from Quidel and Global Cooling Donations Mar 20
The future of biotechnology incubation continues to look strong thanks to generous gifts from local industry to The Ohio University Foundation to support the Ohio University Innovation Center. Full Story...
Mar 15
15,000 miles later, Svoboda contributing to family tree of passionflowers Mar 15
In search of preserved specimens of passionflowers, Harlan Svoboda traveled more than 15,000 miles last summer to herbaria in the United States and Mexico. Now he's back in the lab at Ohio University using DNA to create the first phylogenic tree of the species. Full Story...
Mar 7
Ohio University professor Nesic earns prestigious honor Mar 7
Ohio University Russ Professor Srdjan Nesic, who is also the director of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT), has received the prestigious 2018 Willis Rodney Whitney Award for his contributions to corrosion science and education. Full Story...
Mar 6
OHIO graduate students showcase their research at 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Mar 6
Graduate College sponsors third annual event. Full Story...
Ken Walsh to discuss “Preparing for the Big One: Protecting Critical Infrastructure” Mar 6
Associate professor of civil engineering will be featured at March 21 Science Café event. Full Story...
Mar 1
Applications accepted for graduate Individual Interdisciplinary Program Mar 1
The Ohio University Graduate College is accepting applications for the Individual Interdisciplinary Program for master’s and doctoral degree students. Applicants interested in immediate consideration for Fall Semester admission should submit their materials by March 15. Full Story...
Feb 28
Popescu lab takes on 4-year study of bobcats returning 'home' to Ohio Feb 28
As the bobcat begins to rebound in the state, Ohio University researchers are tasked with a four-year study for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which will use the analysis to develop management strategies for bobcat populations. Full Story...
University funds initiatives that advance interdisciplinary research, student and community engagement Feb 28
Awards will fund three new projects. Full Story...
Feb 27
Hans Kruse to discuss the challenges of space communication at next Science Café Feb 27
Professor Hans Kruse to address remote Earth-based communication projects during March 7 talk. Full Story...
Feb 19
Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks 2018-19 nominations by April 19 Feb 19
Applications will be solicited for Arts and Humanities and Life and Biomedical Sciences. Full Story...
Feb 16
Ohio University recognizes the faculty, staff and student inventors of 2017 Feb 16
Event also honors recipients of Konneker Medal. Full Story...
Feb 13
Going underground (in caves) to model fire frequency in Appalachian forests Feb 13
“I am searching specifically for charcoal, so that I can create a model of wildfire regimes (frequency and intensity of wildfires in an area during a time period) through the last 27,000 years and compare it to historic moisture levels in the Appalachian Mountains,” says Kelli Baxstrom '19. Full Story...
Jana Houser to discuss “Tornadoes: Unraveling the Mysteries of one of Earth’s most Powerful Storms” Feb 13
Science Café to be held in Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Feb 9
Weigand reports positive news for box turtle population bisected by U.S. 33 bypass Feb 9
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate student Marcel Weigand's research shows positive news for Eastern box turtles whose habitat was bisected by construction of the U.S. 33 bypass through the Wayne National Forest. Full Story...
Feb 8
Graduate students to showcase communication skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb 8
Annual showcase is free and open to the public. Full Story...
Feb 7
Bencin reports on bobcats killed on roads in Ohio Feb 7
Dr. Viorel Popescu and graduate student Heidi Bencin presented a poster on “Predictors of road mortality for the recovering Ohio bobcat (Lynx Rufus)” at the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management, reporting that bobcats were 50 times more likely to be killed on interstates than smaller roads, especially during mating season in March and kitten rearing in October. Full Story...
Jan 31
Kimberly Rios to discuss perceptions of science and religion at Feb. 7 Science Café Jan 31
Event will be held in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Jan 30
Konneker Medals awarded to OHIO alumni for technology innovations, entrepreneurial successes Jan 30
David Pidwell and Rob Painter to be honored Feb. 7. Full Story...
Jan 29
Ohio University study shows Vitamin D3 could help heal or prevent cardiovascular damage Jan 29
A new study conducted by Ohio University scientists suggests that a little more sunlight might help restore damage to your cardiovascular system. Full Story...
New Egyptian dinosaur reveals ancient link between Africa and Europe Jan 29
In the Sahara Desert of Egypt, scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur named Mansourasaurus shahinae. It is a school-bus-length, long-necked plant-eater with bony plates embedded in its skin. Full Story...
Jan 25
Jeff Russell to discuss specialized health care for performing artists at Jan. 31 Café Conversation Jan 25
Jeff Russell to discuss specialized health care for performing artists at Jan. 31 Café Conversation Full Story...
Hines uses Ohio Supercomputer in research revolutionizing drug discovery with RNA Jan 25
The rise of antibiotic resistance among common infectious bacteria is a worrisome health threat that has many scientists looking for a solution. Dr. Jennifer Hines, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, is one of the few looking to ribonucleic acid (RNA) structures for new drug discovery. Full Story...
Lancaster named to 3-year post at American Academy in Rome Jan 25
Archaeologist, architectural historian, and educator Dr. Lynne C. Lancaster (2002 Fellow) has been selected as the next Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the Humanities at the American Academy in Rome. Full Story...
Jan 24
Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, Ohio University engineering study shows Jan 24
A new Ohio University engineering study shows that e-cigarettes, while still toxic, are less harmful than conventional cigarettes. Full Story...
Jan 18
Viorel Popescu to discuss the challenges of conserving biodiversity at Jan. 24 Science Café Jan 18
Event to be held at Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Distel publishes chapter in new Toni Morrison volume Jan 18
Kristin Distel, doctoral candidate of English literature, published a chapter in a new volume on Toni Morrison. Her chapter, titled “‘Are you sure she was your sister?’: Sororal Love and Maternal Failure in Toni Morrison’s Paradise,” considers the ways in which sisters serve as mother figures in Morrison’s 1997 novel. Full Story...
Jan 17
Amir Farnoud to be featured on WATH 970 talk show Jan. 24 Jan 17
Amir Farnoud to be featured on WATH 970 talk show Jan. 24 Full Story...