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Research & Innovation News

Nov 13
John J. Kopchick Awards support 15 student and faculty research projects Nov 13
John J. Kopchick Awards support 15 student and faculty research projects Full Story...
Nov 8
Faculty research into obesity-stopping protein receives funding from NIH Nov 8
Research by a professor from the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, into whether a protein produced in the body can help prevent obesity and diabetes, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Full Story...
Nov 5
OHIO honors excellence in faculty research and teaching at recognition ceremony [PHOTOS] Nov 5
Eight faculty were honored for their accomplishments in research and teaching during a recognition ceremony Oct. 31. The event celebrated the 2018 recipients of the Presidential Research Scholars Award, Presidential Teacher Award and Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Full Story...
Nov 2
Study: Fear leads people to think donating blood will make others faint Nov 2
A new study by Ohio University faculty members showed that people who are afraid to have their blood drawn believe more people faint or have other symptoms than what statistics show actually occurs. Full Story...
Oct 31
Sarah Wyatt to discuss plant gravity perception at Science Café Oct 31
Sarah Wyatt will talk about plants, gravity and her lab’s recent spaceflight experiments on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Baker University Center Front Room. The talk also can be viewed online. Full Story...
Oct 27
Katebi’s class project leads to more accurate way to classify galaxy images Oct 27
An Ohio University computer science class project sparked interest among the Artificial Intelligence community and led to an invitation for Reza Katebi to present the results at a recent AI meetup in Atlanta. Full Story...
Oct 23
OHIO Psychology Professor’s research shows family acceptance of those identifying as LGBT linked to reduced stress Oct 23
Ohio University Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Peggy Zoccola has found a link between those who identify as LGBT and have come out to their family carry less stress hormones than those who have not come out, which may ultimately benefit their health. Full Story...
Oct 22
Voinovich School receives $750,000 ARC POWER grant to continue social enterprise program Oct 22
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will receive a $750,000 POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to continue its Social Enterprise Ecosystem (SEE) Appalachia program to foster growth in coal-impacted communities in southeastern Ohio and West Virginia. Full Story...
Oct 17
Julia Paxton to discuss “The Economics of Kindness” at Café Conversation event Oct 17
Event will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Oct 16
New grant to fund video game designed to help kids with ADHD learn academic skills Oct 16
A $1.38 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the development of a new video game designed to help kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn academic skills and better succeed in school. Full Story...
Oct 15
Voinovich School awarded $1.6M EDA grant to boost community economic development Oct 15
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will receive $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to fund a new program to assist southeastern Ohio communities affected by the decline of the coal industry. Full Story...
Oct 14
OHIO's Dysart Woods inducted into Old-Growth Forest Network Oct 14
Ohio University’s Dysart Woods, the largest old-growth remnant in Southeastern Ohio, was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network on Oct. 10. Full Story...
Oct 10
Event will celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards Oct 10
Event will celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards Full Story...
Oct 9
Natalie Daniels to discuss “The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining” at Oct. 17 Science Café Oct 9
Natalie Daniels to discuss “The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining” at Oct. 17 Science Café Full Story...
Oct 4
Heritage College steps out in lifestyle medicine research Oct 4
A study at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine suggests that two intervention programs aimed at encouraging healthier lifestyles can have a positive effect on how participants eat. Full Story...
Oct 2
Morgan Vis and Brian Clark named 2018 Presidential Research Scholars Oct 2
Scholars recognized for excellence in the areas of life and biomedical sciences. Full Story...
Sep 27
New Online Platform Drives Innovation by Connecting Ohio’s Research Universities with Industry Sep 27
A new online research portal will more efficiently deliver research and innovation opportunities to both industry and Ohio’s academic institutions, facilitating partnerships, expanding workforce and funding opportunities, and fostering economic development throughout the region. Full Story...
Sep 25
Scientist Ronan Carroll to discuss vaccines at Oct. 3 Science Café Sep 25
Event to be held at Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Esteemed biomedical researcher delivers third Russ Prize lecture Sep 25
Physicist Christoph K. Hitzenberger, one of five recipients of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, gave a Stocker Lecture at Ohio University last week about his role in developing optical coherence tomography (OCT), a revolutionary medical imaging technology that enables diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and other medical conditions. Full Story...
Sep 23
NIH funds faculty research into extending lifespan Sep 23
A new federally funded research project at the Ohio University Edison Biotechnology Institute and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine could lead to treatments that extend human lifespan and allow people to enjoy better health in their old age. Full Story...
Sep 19
OHIO Innovation Center awarded Rural Business Development Grant from the USDA Sep 19
OHIO Innovation Center awarded Rural Business Development Grant from the USDA Full Story...
Sep 17
Laeeq Khan to discuss “Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World” at Sept. 26 Café Conversations event Sep 17
Laeeq Khan to discuss “Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World” at Sept. 26 Café Conversations event Full Story...
Sep 6
Heritage College researcher wins top endocrinology award Sep 6
John J. Kopchick, faculty researcher with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been honored by the Endocrine Society with one of its 2019 Laureate Awards. Full Story...
Sep 5
Scott Moody to discuss local natural history at Sept. 19 Science Café Sep 5
Event to be held in Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Aug 27
Researchers get 1804 funding for freshwater research facility Aug 27
A new experimental outdoor Aquatic Mesocosm Facility will be a freshwater research facility that will enable graduate and undergraduate research and experiential learning. Full Story...
OHIO researchers called upon to solve midge fly infestation in Ohio waste water treatment plants Aug 27
Water reclamation facilities provide an ideal home—cozy indoor facilities with plenty of sludge on the menu—for midge flies. Dr. Bekka Brodie and Dr. Kelly Johnson put together a team of undergraduate researchers to help find environmentally friendly solutions. Full Story...
Aug 22
Heritage College researcher helps unravel Madagascar’s evolutionary history Aug 22
Nancy Stevens, Ph.D., faculty member with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, is among the authors of a new paper that may prompt scientists to change their long-held views on the evolutionary history of the island of Madagascar. Full Story...
Aug 21
Heritage College scientist gets NIH grant renewed to study fatty liver disease Aug 21
A research project headed by Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member Sonia Michael Najjar has received a grant for more than $1.74 million from the National Institutes of Health. Full Story...
Aug 20
Brian Collins analyzes horror posters in India Aug 20
As the home to the world’s largest film industry, India is littered with movie posters, most of them advertising typical Bollywood-style musicals. But for the last decade or so, Dr. Brian Collins has taken an interest in a different type of film poster: the horror film. Full Story...
Schedule announced for fall 2018 Science Café and Café Conversations series Aug 20
Schedule announced for fall 2018 Science Café and Café Conversations series Full Story...
Aug 17
Research Division announces fall 2018 funding and workshops Aug 17
Research Division announces fall 2018 funding and workshops Full Story...
Aug 16
Nominations open for 2018 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Aug 16
Nominations open for 2018 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Full Story...
Aug 14
NIH funds faculty research on how obesity leads to heart disease Aug 14
A faculty researcher at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the leaders of a new NIH-funded project to explore a chemical pathway by which changes in fat metabolism brought on by human obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease. Full Story...
Aug 13
Physicists propose new model to study pairing properties of nuclei Aug 13
A team of Ohio University nuclear physicists has proposed a new theoretical model for calculating pairing properties of atomic nuclei including those found in extreme astrophysical environments. As in some solids in which two interacting electrons pair up to act as one object that leads to superconductivity, interacting neutrons (or protons) in nuclei pair up to cause superfluidity (or superconductivity) in nuclei. Full Story...
Aug 9
Midwest Executives-on-Roster platform matches entrepreneurs with university startups Aug 9
Midwest Executives-on-Roster platform matches entrepreneurs with university startups Full Story...
Aug 3
Dustin Grooms to be featured on WATH 970 talk show Aug. 15 Aug 3
Dustin Grooms to be featured on WATH 970 talk show Aug. 15 Full Story...
Jul 23
Sleep and cognition study seeks participants over 50 Jul 23
An Ohio University Sleep and Cognition Study is seeking participants who are 50 years of age or older and who are concerned about their sleep or cognitive abilities. Full Story...
Jul 18
Civil engineer earns nationally competitive research grant Jul 18
A Russ College of Engineering and Technology civil engineering faculty member is just one of 36 junior faculty members nationwide to have won a nationally competitive Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) research grant. Full Story...
Hua's NSF CAREER grant will involve big data, many students Jul 18
Hua's NSF CAREER grant will involve big data, many students Full Story...
Jul 12
OHIO Procurement Technical Assistance Center has banner year helping clients earn $592M in contracts Jul 12
Clients of Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which connects small businesses looking to sell with government agencies looking to buy, earned contracts worth more than $592 million in 2017. Full Story...
Jul 11
Ohio University hosts international conference on intelligent manufacturing Jul 11
Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology hosted advanced manufacturing and intelligent automation experts. Full Story...
Ohio University alumnus receives national award for aviation navigation tech enhancements Jul 11
A Russ College alumnus has recently won the 2018 William E. Jackson Award for the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. Full Story...
Study: Men who sexually harass subordinates fear being judged as incompetent Jul 11
The numerous high-profile men who have recently been accused of sexual harassment may not have been simply exercising their power. Instead, their behavior could be related to feeling insecure and believing that others find them ill-suited to or undeserving of their dominant position. Full Story...
Jun 21
Two Physics and Astronomy faculty receive prestigious DOE Early Career Awards Jun 21
Two Ohio University Physics and Astronomy faculty members have received prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Awards. Full Story...
Jun 19
OHIO Innovation Center reports unprecedented job growth, new economic impact for 2017 Jun 19
Ohio University’s Innovation Center supported 269 jobs that generated an estimated $9.9 million in employee compensation in Athens County in 2017, according to a new economic impact report. Full Story...
Jun 11
Steven Miner to be featured on WATH 970 talk show June 19 Jun 11
Steven Miner to be featured on WATH 970 talk show June 19 Full Story...
Jun 6
John Sabraw and Guy Riefler to be featured on WATH 970 talk show June 13 Jun 6
John Sabraw and Guy Riefler to be featured on WATH 970 talk show June 13 Full Story...
May 31
Additive Manufacturing Lab offers university, community new resources for design and product development May 8
Open house scheduled for June 5. Full Story...
May 30
Ohio University joins research network that offers new external funding opportunities May 30
Ohio University joins research network that offers new external funding opportunities Full Story...
May 29
Innovation Center welcomes iReconCars as new client May 29
The Ohio University Innovation Center announces the addition of iReconCars, LLC, to its incubator program. Co-founded by Mike Boyd, CEO, and Micah Tindor, COO, the company has developed a platform that automates the used car reconditioning process for automotive dealerships. Full Story...