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Mar 23
Ohio University scientists to study therapeutic properties of natural products, including cannabis Mar 23
Edison Biotechnology Institute launches five-year study. Full Story...
Mar 21
OHIO graduate students receive accolades at 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Mar 21
OHIO graduate students receive accolades at 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Full Story...
Mar 17
Graduate College announces 2017-18 Named Fellows Mar 17
Graduate College announces 2017-18 Named Fellows Full Story...
Mar 15
Journalist Andrew Alexander to discuss “President Trump and the Battle for a Free Press” at Café Conversation Mar 15
Event to be held March 22 in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Mar 1
Voinovich School and Ohio Department of Natural Resources survey public outdoor recreation participation Mar 1
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Office of Real Estate to survey Ohio households about their use of public land for outdoor recreation activity now through March 8 at http://ohiostateparks.org/research. Full Story...
Feb 27
Innovation Center receives highly competitive Global Soft Landing Network designation Feb 27
The program identifies entrepreneurship centers that have the capacity to serve foreign companies interested in expanding outside of their domestic markets. Full Story...
Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte to present “Electrons for Sustainable Manufacturing” at March 15 Science Café Feb 27
Talk to focus on technologies that enable sustainable production of chemicals, materials and water remediation processes. Full Story...
Feb 22
OHIO research calls attention to concussions in theater personnel Feb 22
Those acting on the theater stage are just as susceptible to head injuries as those playing on the football field. Full Story...
Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks 2017-18 nominations by April 20 Feb 22
Program recognizes mid-career faculty members at Ohio University. Full Story...
Registration for 2017 Student Expo to close Feb. 28 Feb 22
Event seeks faculty and staff judges. Full Story...
Feb 14
Curran and team awarded NSF funds to continue Pleistocene research in Romania Feb 14
Last summer Dr. Sabrina Curran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, traveled to Romania to continue her research involving the geographical movement of the Homo erectus species, an ancestor of modern humans, during the early Pleistocene. Full Story...
Undergraduate searches for key to Emerald Ash Borer resistance Feb 14
The forest pest Emerald ash borer, which kills Ash trees, has been an issue in the United States since it was first detected in 2002, but Jeremy Held thinks there may be hope for the endemic trees. Full Story...
Ohio University recognizes the faculty, staff and student inventors of 2016 Feb 14
Annual Inventors Dinner honored 75 innovators. Full Story...
Feb 13
Student interns at Poplar Island, gets up-close with Diamondback Terrapins Feb 13
“I can apply these skills to other areas in my field, whether I go on to earn a Ph.D. or to work in other research positions,” says Alayna Tokash, now a master’s student in ecology and evolutionary biology. Tokash, also an Ohio University undergraduate alumna of wildlife and conservation biology (2016), spent a summer as an undergraduate completing a competitive internship on Poplar Island in Chesapeake Bay. While there, she studied diamondback terrapins and gained valuable fieldwork experience Full Story...
Feb 10
Postdocs form professional development and networking group Feb 10
Postdocs form professional development and networking group Full Story...
Feb 8
Registration now open to compete for cash prizes in the 2017 Expo Pitch Competition Feb 8
Undergraduate and graduate students from any program across campus are invited to compete for cash prizes in the 2017 Expo Pitch Competition on April 6, 2017. Full Story...
John Bowditch to present “Disrupting Reality: Immersive Media at Ohio University” at Feb. 15 Science Café Feb 8
John Bowditch to present “Disrupting Reality: Immersive Media at Ohio University” at Feb. 15 Science Café Full Story...
Feb 6
Graduate students to showcase communication skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb. 15 Feb 6
Graduate students to showcase communication skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb. 15 Full Story...
Physicists demonstrate new characteristics of carbon Feb 6
Dr. David Drabold, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Physics, and Bishal Bhattarai, a doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy, have published a seminal paper predicting the structure of amorphous “glassy” carbon at very low densities. Their paper provides the cornerstone of theoretical understanding of this form of matter, and is the first to accurately specify the atomic structure. Full Story...
Jan 31
Ohio University’s Winter Dance Concert will explore the potential of the body in motion Jan 31
Ohio University Division of Dance in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater presents the annual Winter Dance Concert, featuring works by faculty and guest artists, for two nights only, Friday–Saturday, February 17–18 at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Full Story...
Innovation Strategy submissions show strong university engagement with interdisciplinary initiatives Jan 31
University reviews Cycle 2 pre-proposals. Full Story...
Jan 29
NQPI ¦ Kordesch gets grant to reexamine properties of surface coatings Jan 29
Ohio University Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Martin Kordesch recently received a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to study the fundamental properties of surfaces of thermionic cathodes. Full Story...
Malinski recognized with cardiology award Jan 29
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Tadeusz Malinski was recently honored by the International Academy of Cardiology at the 21st World Congress on Heart Disease in Boston. Full Story...
Jan 27
New research colloquia and seminars calendar launched Jan 27
Online resource provides convenient listing of events. Full Story...
ORSP announces changes to website, service center Jan 27
Office provides customer service enhancements for research administration. Full Story...
Physiologist Brian Clark to present “Age of Champions: Healthy Aging in the 21st Century” at Feb. 1 Science Café Jan 27
Heritage College professor will speak at Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Jan 24
Application deadline nears for Tropical Disease Research Program in Ecuador Jan 24
The deadline to apply for participation in this summer's community-based Tropical Disease Research Program in Ecuador is Feb. 1. Full Story...
Jan 23
Sigal to receive 2016 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Jan 23
Ohio University alumnus will be honored with award on Feb. 8. Full Story...
Jan 18
Rajko Grlic to present “The Constitution and How I Wrote It” at Jan. 25 Café Conversation Jan 18
Eminent Scholar in Film to discuss development of new feature. Full Story...
Registration is open for 2017 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo Jan 18
Registration for the 2017 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is now open. Registration closes on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Full Story...
Jan 11
Glidden professor investigates exotic and extreme nuclei Jan 11
Ohio University’s 2016-17 Visiting Glidden Professor Dr. Andreas Nogga seeks to understand more about the forces holding atomic nuclei together.  As one of the leading few-body theoretical physicists, he studies the strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature. Full Story...
Five faculty members receive Baker Fund support during fall 2016 cycle Jan 11
The fund awarded $53,704 for research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
Jan 6
Ohio University Research Committee awards $61,321 during fall 2016 funding cycle Jan 6
The Ohio University Research Committee has selected eight faculty proposals for funding during its fall 2016 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $61,321. Full Story...
Jan 5
Graduate College invites students to register for 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Jan 5
The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 15. Full Story...
Jan 3
Astrophysicist Joseph Shields to present “The Quest for Supermassive Black Holes” at Jan. 18 Science Café Jan 3
Physics talk to kick off Spring Semester Café Series. Full Story...
Dec 2
Aligning the observatory telescope with polar axis of Earth Dec 2
Mike Myers, a Mechanical System Technician from Physics & Astronomy  visited the Ohio University Observatory construction site recently to take measurements to position Ohio University’s refurbished 10-inch Fecker telescope during installation and use. Full Story...
Grad students build communication that stretches beyond borders Dec 2
Phally Ngoeum, a graduate student from Cambodia, believes in the power of communication. Connecting with people is one reason that she values Oral Communication in Graduate Studies (ELIP 5300). This 3-credit hour class gives her a platform to voice her opinion. Full Story...
Masson awarded grant from American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Dec 2
Dr. Eric Masson, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, was awarded a two-year grant for $110,000 from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund in March 2016 to study the encapsulation of hydrocarbons into Cucurbiturils, a family of hollow pumpkin-shaped molecules that the Masson group has been investigating since 2008. Full Story...
Nov 29
Ten OHIO students, faculty member receive research funding from 2016 John J. Kopchick Awards Nov 29
The program provided a total of $54,863 in grants and fellowships to advance health and medical research. Full Story...
Nov 21
Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund provides $49,962 for student projects Nov 21
Ohio University students receive support for research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
Nov 16
New partnership will boost Heritage College’s rural health impact Nov 16
A federal grant in which the Heritage College is a major player will allow expansion of its efforts to enhance medical education to better serve the underserved. Full Story...
Nov 9
Mathematician Greg Hayrapetyan to present “Math, Zombies and the Language of the Universe” at Nov. 16 Science Café Nov 9
What are some of the problems that keep mathematicians up at night? Full Story...
Nov 2
Graduate student to discuss “Dinosaurs, Dodos and Ducks: A Bird’s-Eye View of Brain Evolution” at Nov. 9 Science Café Nov 2
Catherine Early will showcase fossil replicas, 3D models and bone and feather specimens. Full Story...
Nov 1
University-based startup invited to state collegiate venture showcase Nov 1
An OHIO student-faculty startup team heated things up at the Ohio Collegiate Venture Showcase in Columbus by I-Corps@Ohio, a state of Ohio-created program that helps faculty members and students turn their research into commercial products and companies. Full Story...
Brazil researcher names new species after colleague Harvey Ballard Nov 1
Dr. Juliana De Paula Souza of Federal University of São João del-Rei in Brazil has named a new species of Latin American violet—Anchietea ballardii—after Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University. Full Story...
Lynch gets Ohio EPA grant for rain gardens, stormwater management in Athens Nov 1
The Ohio University Geography Department will use a $4,948 Ohio EPA education grant to provide the public with information about how rain gardens can be used as stormwater management tools. The project, which begins in December, is led by Dr. Amy Lynch, Assistant Professor of Geography. Full Story...
Wyatt, 3 graduate students present at international space conference Nov 1
Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, and three graduate students presented as part of the GeneLab symposium at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research. Full Story...
Oct 27
Documentary “Popped Secret” explains the history of corn at Nov. 2 Science Café Oct 27
Café Series will screen film produced by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Full Story...
Oct 25
Tanya Conrath named associate director of Ohio University Innovation Center Oct 25
Tanya Conrath named associate director of Ohio University Innovation Center Full Story...
Oct 21
OHIO seeks to increase use of political and social research database Oct 21
Scholars encouraged to explore ICPSR, take user survey. Full Story...