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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...
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...