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Research & Innovation News

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...
Oct 20
University community invited to view Innovation Strategy letters of intent, join projects Oct 20
OHIO has accepted 31 letters of intent for Cycle 2 funding. Full Story...
Aimee Edmondson and John Grimwade to present “Inside the 2016 Election: Data Journalism” at Oct. 26 Café Conversation Oct 20
Scripps College faculty members will discuss the power of data visualization. Full Story...
Oct 17
Students see tornadoes on first day storm chasing Oct 17
Dr. Jana Houser, Assistant Professor of Geography, led a group of students on a rare and exciting adventure in May. She and her team of students spent a week in the Central Plains, where they chased supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes. Full Story...
Oct 11
Chemistry Nobel Prize topic resonates with OHIO researchers Oct 11
Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University and Dr. Eric Masson, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, are excited that the Nobel Prize awarded in Chemistry is for the development of molecular machines, a topic they research. Full Story...
Oct 10
Experimental Psychologist Claudia González-Vallejo to present “Why’d I Do That? Exploring Decision-Making Processes” at Oct. 19 Science Café Oct 10
Ohio University associate professor of psychology to discuss her work on judgment and decision-making. Full Story...
Oct 7
Master students help reimagine the Spanish comedia Oct 7
Several graduate students from Ohio University participated in the symposium "Reimagining the Spanish Comedia in the Transmedia Age," which explored new ways of examining Hispanic classical theater in order to make it more relevant to college students and other audiences in the United States. Full Story...
Oct 4
Symposium to address solving environmental monitoring problems with new technology Oct 4
Innovations in environmental monitoring and the incorporation of technology will be the theme for the upcoming symposium hosted by the Partnership for Digitally Connected Environmental Monitoring at Ohio University. Full Story...
Meet the INPP director: physicist Daniel Phillips Oct 4
For the past two years, Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, has been at the helm of Ohio University’s Institute of Nuclear & Particle Physics. During this time, INPP faculty members received external awards totaling more than $3.7 million to conduct studies in theoretical and experimental nuclear physics over a huge range of distances. Full Story...
Innovation Center announces expanded programming and entrepreneurial services, staff changes Oct 4
The Ohio University Innovation Center announces staff and service changes associated with the launch of the Leveraging Innovation Gateways and Hubs Toward Sustainability (LIGHTS) program—an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funded three-year initiative. Full Story...
Oct 3
Digging up the past: 30 Years of OHIO Archaeology kicks off Oct. 3 Oct 3
Dr. Elliot Abrams, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, kicks off a month-long celebration with “Digging Up the Past: 30 Years of OHIO Archaeology” on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of Alden Librar Full Story...
Sep 30
Civil Engineer Guy Riefler and Artist John Sabraw to present “Acid Mine Drainage: From Environmental Disaster to Art” at Oct. 5 Science Café Sep 30
Event to be held at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Sep 29
Nominations open for 2016 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Sep 29
The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Full Story...
Sep 28
Heritage College anatomists contribute to ancient reptile discovery Sep 28
A multi-institutional team of researchers, including anatomists from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has identified and named a new species of extinct reptile estimated to be 230 million years old – predating the dinosaurs. Full Story...
Letters of Intent for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding due Oct. 13 Sep 28
The Innovation Strategy program incentivizes collaborations across college/planning unit boundaries that leverage interdisciplinary approaches. Full Story...
Sep 22
Media Arts and Studies Professor David Mould to present “Publish and (maybe) Perish: The Dangers of Journalism in Shady Regimes” at Sept. 28 Café Conversation Sep 22
Event to be held at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Sep 19
Research Division to host open house Sept. 26 Sep 19
The open house will provide an opportunity for OHIO faculty, staff and students to meet employees. Full Story...
Sep 13
Research Division to host Innovation Strategy information and networking sessions, collaborative projects workshop Sep 13
Events will be held to help faculty and staff form teams and access funding. Full Story...
Sep 8
Mechanical Engineer Sarah Hormozi to present “The Physics and Future of Cornstarch” at Sept. 21 Science Café Sep 8
Event will be held at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Sep 7
OHIO seeks proposals for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding Sep 7
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding is now available at the Innovation Strategy website. Full Story...
Sep 6
ORSP announces changes to enhance customer service Sep 6
Staff offers “cradle-to-grave” non-financial service on grant proposal submissions and awards management. Full Story...
Aug 31
Innovation Center to host entrepreneurship event Startup Weekend Athens Oct. 21-23 Aug 31
The event helps individuals with interests in industries such as information technology, design, engineering, business and manufacturing develop a startup company. Full Story...
Aug 30
Five OHIO faculty members named 2016 Presidential Research Scholars Aug 30
Award recipients recognized for excellence in the areas of life and biomedical sciences and arts and humanities. Full Story...
Aug 29
Ohio University collaborates with drug discovery program Aug 29
Researchers can participate in Eli Lilly initiative. Full Story...
Aug 25
Physicist Daniel Phillips to present “Symmetries in Nature: A Key to the Subatomic World” at Sept. 7 Science Café Aug 25
Event will launch the 2016-17 Café Series at Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Aug 24
Ohio University receives $2 million POWER grant to support regional economic development in coal-impacted communities Aug 24
The Innovation Center and partners from across the tristate region will work collaboratively on the Leveraging Innovation Gateways and Hubs Toward Sustainability (LIGHTS) program. Full Story...
Graduate publishes debut novel, grapples with legacy of Apartheid Aug 24
Michelle Pretorius, doctoral student in creative writing, recently published her debut novel, The Monster's Daughter, and an essay that explores her upbringing in South Africa and the lingering, far-reaching consequences of apartheid. Full Story...
Students are off to the races in Nanocar Grand Prix Aug 24
“Divide a meter one billion times, and that’s one nanometer. Our nanocar is four nanometers in length,” explained doctoral students Mersad Raeisi and Kondalarao Kotturi. They are part of an Ohio University team that is working on a “nanocar” that will represent Ohio University at the Nanocar Grand Prix in Toulouse, France, Oct. 14-15. Full Story...
Ohio University Innovation Strategy announced as finalist for 2016 UEDA Award of Excellence Aug 24
Ohio University has been named a finalist for the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) 2016 Award of Excellence for its Innovation Strategy investment program, a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort that encompasses teaching, learning, research and institutional operations and addresses how the University can use its existing assets and expertise to engage substantively with the challenges of the 21st century. Full Story...
Aug 11
Trauma program helps teachers address behavioral challenges in Appalachian classrooms Aug 11
A joint study between Hopewell Health Centers and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine shows that embedding mental health consultants in schools can improve the ability of preschool teachers to cope with and change challenging behaviors in the classroom. Full Story...
Aug 9
Heritage College takes research to the next level with $17 million endowed research strategy Aug 9
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed a $17 million research endowment strategy designed to expand and strengthen the college’s research platform. The endowment strategy, made possible by the Vision 2020 Gift from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, includes funding for three named endowed chairs, as well as a named endowment for professorships and fellowships. Full Story...
Aug 4
#BusinessBobcat Buzz podcast: The Green Scene Aug 4
Colin Gabler, assistant professor of marketing and Freeman Fellow has conducted extensive research on the overlap between sustainability and business strategy. Listen as he describes challenges in the field and shares how he incorporates marketing sustainability into the classroom. Full Story...
Jul 15
OHIO hosts Global Cities, Past and Present Symposium, July 26-28 Jul 15
The Global Cities, Past and Present Summer Symposium is being held at Ohio University’s Center for International Studies on July 26 to 28, with many OHIO faculty giving talks. Full Story...
Jul 14
Singh's new book examines far-reaching impact of India's partition Jul 14
Professor Amritjit Singh is the co-editor of the recently released book, Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics (Lexington Books). The book’s publication anticipates the 70th anniversary next year of British India’s partition in 1947. Full Story...
Astronomer Seo contributes to largest-ever galaxies survey to study dark energy Jul 14
The Astrophysical Research Consortium announced this week the sharpest results yet on the properties of dark energy. Hundreds of scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) collaborated to make the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The scientists then used this map to make one of the most precise measurements yet of the dark energy currently driving the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Ohio University’s Dr. Hee-Jong Seo, Assistant Professor in Physics & Astronomy, and a member of the Astrophysical Institute, is a leading team member of two companion paper Full Story...
Chemistry grad develops new assay in search for future antibiotics Jul 14
Dr. Chunxi Zeng, just awarded a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University, published an article on “Factors that Influence T box Riboswitch Efficacy and tRNA Affinity" in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. In the face of increasingly resistant bacterial strains, Zeng’s work with the T box riboswitch provides hope that many life-threatening infections may be eradicated. Full Story...