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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...
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 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...