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Research & Innovation News

Jun 26
How a quest to combat malaria moved from student concept to business plan Jun 26
Noah Rosenblatt won the 2015 Outstanding Student in Innovation Award for working with a team of entrepreneurs determined to solve a global health challenge. Full Story...
Jun 24
Jimmy Tong: Four Decades of WISE Guidance Jun 24
How a chemistry professor provided a pathway to science and engineering careers for local girls. Full Story...
Jun 22
Voinovich School releases report on Ohio’s teacher and principal evaluation system Jun 22
A report recently released by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, as part of the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC), examines the results of the first full year of implementation of Ohio’s new teacher and principal evaluation systems. Full Story...
Jun 19
Report details climate change threat to future stability Jun 19
The ultimate “threat multiplier,” climate change is increasing the challenges facing the U.S. development, diplomatic and security communities, according to a new report co-authored by Geoff Dabelko, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs professor and director of the Environmental Studies program. Full Story...
Jun 18
Meteorology students move from forecasting to studying Antarctic climate change Jun 18
How a team of geography researchers is solving a polar puzzle by reconstructing a century of weather data. Full Story...
Jun 16
Liz Doyle explores how businesses can welcome women Jun 16
After compiling a list of 12 companies with the best practices that place women in corporate leadership, identifying those practices and interviewing human resources representatives and female managers, Doyle presented her findings at the 2015 Ohio University Student Expo. Full Story...
Jun 10
Heritage College partners with Athens Photographic Project on PCORI-funded effort to support mental health recovery research Jun 10
The Athens Photographic Project and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will be working together to learn more about the mental health recovery choices made by clients and their families in Southeast Ohio. A $15,000 award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be used to build a partnership, called a patient-centered research community (PCRC), between clients, caregivers, researchers and mental health professionals. The Heritage College will assist with the development of the group, which aims to develop solutions that fill gaps in care and drive useful research. Full Story...
Jillian Descoteaux explores connections between athletic training and counseling in unique graduate program Jun 10
How one student is designing her own doctoral degree through Ohio University’s Individual Interdisciplinary Program (IIP). Full Story...
Study: Many doctors feel unprepared to identify and treat military-related health conditions Jun 10
A study by an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine researcher has found that many physicians feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar dealing with health-related exposures and risks that veterans might experience. They also want more training to understand and identify military-related health issues. Full Story...
Jun 5
IIP program allows graduate student to merge art history and game design interests Jun 5
For his capstone project, Nathaniel Berger is creating a parody party game to teach people about art history and appreciation. Full Story...
Jun 3
Sky Captains: Research from the Avionics Engineering Center Jun 3
For 50 years, Ohio University engineers have developed aviation technologies that have improved how we fly—with more innovations to come. Full Story...
Jun 1
Heritage College awarded $600,000 for diabetes management program in Southeast Ohio Jun 1
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $600,000 to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to develop a collaborative program designed to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs for Type 2 diabetes patients in Southeast Ohio. The Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program has three components: legal assistance, patient navigation and a consumer research advisory group. The program’s coordinated team approach toward health care is intended to tackle the unique barriers that make it difficult for people who live in rural areas to manage diabetes. Full Story...
May 29
What is the environmental impact of cultivating agave as a biofuel? May 29
Voinovich School graduate student Emily Kuzmick traveled to Arizona to study how growing the “century plant” for biofuel affects the wildlife ecosystem. Full Story...
May 26
Baker Fund awards $56,781 to faculty research and creative projects May 26
During the spring cycle of the Baker Fund awards, the university received 10 proposals requesting $99,874. The Baker Fund committee selected six proposals totaling $56,781.  Full Story...
Biologists focus on the role of a key protein in human health and illness May 26
Hearing loss. Birth defects. Cancer. What do these medical problems have in common? Two Ohio University biology researchers think that one tiny protein in the body may play a key role in regulating these issues. Full Story...
May 20
How reading comprehension can boost math scores May 20
High school students who want to ace the math section of the ACT should brush up on their reading skills, according to an Ohio University-Chillicothe study. Full Story...
May 19
Ohio University Research Committee awards $47,380 during spring 2015 funding cycle May 19
The Ohio University Research Committee has selected six faculty proposals for funding during its spring 2015 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $47,380. Full Story...
May 18
Ohio University accepts 60 letters of intent for Innovation Strategy funding May 18
University community invited to view letters online, join projects for July 13 pre-proposal deadline Full Story...
May 14
How Pauline Frederick paved the way for female broadcast journalists May 14
A pioneer in journalism, Pauline Frederick broke into broadcasting at a time when few women were in its ranks. Marilyn Greenwald, professor of journalism at Ohio University, spent more than three years researching Frederick’s life and career for her book Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War. Full Story...
May 12
Finding what’s left unsaid—and not shown—in film May 12
From art house flicks to Saturday afternoon popcorn movies, films can act as a mirror to our collective desires and fears. But cinema scholars such as Ofer Eliaz also are fascinated by what they leave out. Full Story...
May 11
A Passion for Collaborative Science May 11
A recent event co-sponsored by OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine showcased Ohio University scientists who work collaborative health-related research and the importance team science. Full Story...
May 8
CSP professor owes career to girl next door May 8
Professor's childhood neighbor prompted his interest in language and speech acquisition. Full Story...
May 5
Graduate College announces 2015-16 Named Fellows May 5
Graduate College announces 2015-16 Named Fellows Full Story...
Instructional technology students explore how video games can trigger emotional responses May 5
Two Ohio University graduate students created “The Things We Carry,” a location-based video game that takes its users on a journey of the protagonist’s last lap around Athens before catching a flight to Australia. Full Story...
May 4
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine opens facility for clinical trials May 4
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has opened a facility for conducting clinical trials and studies involving human subjects. The Clinical & Translational Research Unit (CTRU), which is located in Irwin Hall on the Athens campus, provides support for all stages of clinical research from idea development to final reporting. The Heritage College hopes the CTRU will help take the college’s research program to the next level, putting it on par with other institutions that have high-profile clinical research programs. Full Story...
Apr 29
Spring 2015 Ohio Today Promotes Health Apr 29
The spring 2015 edition of Ohio Today celebrates manifold efforts in wellness by faculty, students, and alumni. Stories, photos, and online extras span physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. Full Story...
Apr 28
When older adults lose strength, the brain may be to blame Apr 28
Declining muscle strength is common as people age, which can lead to falls and affect a person’s ability to move and function independently. It’s often believed that a muscle’s strength is directly tied to its mass. However, researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have discovered that muscle weakness in aging populations occurs in part due to a breakdown in communication between the motor cortex, the part of the brain that controls voluntary movement, and muscles. Historically, the motor cortex was thought to affect movement and coordination but not muscle strength. Full Story...
Apr 27
Expo Spotlight: Ashley Maupin takes a new view of tornado damage Apr 27
Undergraduate geography student analyzes thermal imagery to understand impact of natural disasters. Full Story...
Apr 23
Expo Spotlight: Music students create compositions with innovative instruments Apr 23
Tired of the limitations of conventional instruments, Turner Matthews and Jake Schlaerth began creating their own. At the 2015 Student Expo, the duo debuted three novel instruments: a motor controlled harp, propane-tank drums and an interactive ceramic tile instrument. Full Story...
Innovation Strategy Letters of Intent due May 11 Apr 23
Ohio University faculty and staff interested in accessing funding from the Innovation Strategy must submit a letter of intent by Monday, May 11, 2015 to the Research Division’s LEO system. Full Story...
Apr 22
Expo Spotlight: Kareem El Damanhoury compares international media coverage Apr 22
Graduate student analyzes Al Jazeera America (AJA) and CNN’s domestic coverage of the 2014 Gaza War. Full Story...
How can students use Wikipedia in the classroom? Apr 22
OHIO's Claude Kantner Fellow Matthew Vetter examines how educators can teach writing and research skills through the free, online encyclopedia. Full Story...
NIH expert offers lessons on successful team-based science Apr 22
Research teams are most effective when they spur the “productive collisions” of scientific ideas while containing individual conflicts in the collaborative process, according to a federal expert on interdisciplinary research. Full Story...
Apr 17
Expo Spotlight: Juneann Garnett explores how communication can advance agricultural innovation in Guyana Apr 17
Juneann Garnett is a second-year graduate student pursuing her master's degree in Latin American studies with a certificate in development practice. She also is the 2014 recipient of Ohio University's John Cady Graduate Fellowship. Garnett currently is working on improving the information stream between researchers and farmers in Guyana, her native country. Full Story...
Expo Spotlight: Trevor Magnotti studies the posture of marching band students Apr 17
Magnotti is a master's student at Ohio University studying athletic training. For his thesis, he is measuring the postural stability of marching band students and how their instruments affect it. He presented his research at the  Ohio University Student Expo on April 9 in the Convocation Center. Full Story...
Apr 15
Help sessions offered for Innovation Strategy RFP process April 21-29 Apr 15
Help sessions offered for Innovation Strategy RFP process April 21-29 Full Story...
2015 Student Expo winners announced (PHOTOS) Apr 15
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 9, 2015. View the list of award winners and photos from the event. Full Story...
Apr 8
Student Expo preparation underway Apr 8
134 mini binder clips. 800 white name badges. 268 easels. 349 pizzas. To most people, this is just a standard inventory for a meet-and-greet. To those who have been working day in and day out since October, this inventory is the product of months of hard work. Full Story...
Apr 6
RSVP to April 13-16 Innovation Strategy information, collaboration events Apr 6
RSVP to April 13-16 Innovation Strategy information, collaboration events Full Story...
Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is Thursday Apr 6
The 2015 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9. Full Story...
Apr 1
Five regional entrepreneurs, inventors receive Innovation Awards at 3rd annual event Apr 1
Five regional entrepreneurs and inventors have been named recipients of the 2014 Innovation Awards, which celebrate creativity and innovation in southeastern Ohio. Full Story...
University provides update on the Innovation Strategy Apr 1
As a part of the Innovation Strategy, a program is being launched to solicit proposal-driven investments to advance the University's innovation agenda. Full Story...
Mar 31
OHIO’s Innovation Center reports job, labor income impact on Athens County Mar 31
Business incubator reports highest economic contributions in a decade Full Story...
Mar 30
Gierlowski-Kordesch to discuss Jurassic landscape April 1 Feb 13
Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, a professor of geological sciences, will talk about how sedimentology can reconstruct ancient environments during her Science Café discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. Full Story...
Mar 26
Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding this spring Mar 26
Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding during spring 2015 Full Story...
Mar 23
OHIO Collaborative on Aging will unite researchers, educators and students Mar 23
Ohio University has launched a new Collaborative on Aging to bring together researchers, educators, service providers and students with aging-related interests. Full Story...
Mar 18
From Athens to Africa: Connect Camps provide tools to affect community change Mar 18
For Faith Knutsen and Dr. Judith Millesen, March brought a nearly 8,000-mile journey to East Africa.<br /><br />Millesen, associate professor for the Voinovich School, and Knutsen, the associate director for TechGROWTH Ohio, traveled to Tanzania to co-facilitate workshops for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). These Connect Camps, which will take place in four different countries over the course of 2015, provide tools for those looking to make a change in their communities.<br /> Full Story...
Startup Weekend Athens awards business memberships and services to local entrepreneurs Mar 18
Entrepreneurs who developed the concept for a new website that connects subleasers to apartments and homes for rent won first place during Startup Weekend Athens March 13-15. The team was awarded a prize package worth $3,635 in Innovation Center and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce memberships as well as other business consulting services.<br /> Full Story...
Mar 16
Christopher France to discuss blood donation on Wednesday Mar 16
Christopher France, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been studying blood donor recruitment and retention for 25 years and has developed simple strategies that help make the donation experience less intimidating. Full Story...
Mar 13
Communications scholar Devika Chawla explores the concept of home Mar 13
Through firsthand oral histories of three generations affected by Partition, Chawla examines how the idea of home echoes through these individuals' lives and shapes the way they view themselves. Full Story...