OHIO in the News · December 2008
"Getting ready for the recession"
Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Dec 23, 2008
Jenny LaRue, communications coordinator for Ohio University Lancaster Campus, offers tips for those searching for jobs.
"Higher education leaders devise ways to retain Ohio students"
Chillicothe Gazette, Dec 16, 2008
College presidents and regional business leaders from the 31 Appalachian counties of Ohio, including Ross and Pike, recently gathered at Ohio University to devise strategies that will combat the state's "brain drain." The summit was the fifth of six such forums Brown has initiated across the state.
"NASA tracking solar winds that make Northern Lights"
Columbus Dispatch, Dec 16, 2008
Column by Kenneth Hicks, professor of physics and astronomy, takes a look at one of the astronomical signs of the season -- the aurora borealis or Northern Lights. Although it has been known that solar winds cause the phenomenon, Hicks reports that NASA has provided a more detailed explanation.
"First quarter of college full of lessons"
The (Findlay, Ohio) Courier, Dec 14, 2008
Ohio University freshman Bailey Shoemaker Richards writes about her first 10 weeks as a college student. Her conclusion: "If you work it right, by which I mean applying to your life that policy of working hard before playing hard, then nothing can stop you from enjoying the college experience."
"'Christine's Christmas' a gift family cherishes"
Columbus Dispatch, Dec 13, 2008
"Christine's Christmas" is an annual concert that Mark King performs in memory of the late Christine Wilson. This year's concert was held Dec. 14. Wilson was a student at Ohio University when she was killed in a 2003 house fire in Columbus' University District. King is the Wilson family's next-door neighbor.
"Expanding platinum's potential"
Science-Business eXchange, Dec 11, 2008
A group of researchers, led by Ohio University Vice President for Research Rathindra Bose, have identified a new class of platinum complexes that exhibit anticancer activity without binding to DNA. The findings may lead to next-generation platinum-based cancer therapeutics with fewer side effects and less potential for drug resistance than marketed platinum drugs.
"Climate change challenged ancient cultures, too"
Columbus Dispatch, Dec 9, 2008
Gregory Springer, a geologist at Ohio University, led a team in an analysis of a
stalagmite from a cave in West Virginia to study its record of climate change. His team included one
of the researchers who worked on a previous study in China that found a strong correlation between precipitation and the rise and fall of civilizations.
"Personal bankruptcies seen mounting"
Marketplace, Dec 9, 2008
Deborah Thorne, an Ohio University assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, is quoted on the current state of the economy. She states that an expected result is that a growing number of wealthier people will be forced to declare bankruptcy.
"Dinosaurs Were Airheads, CT Scans Reveal"
Science Daily, livescience, Washington Post, Discovery Channel, Dec 8, 2008
College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member Lawrence Witmer and graduate researcher Ryan Ridgely conducted a study that found that dinosaurs had more air cavities in their heads than expected. Also reported in livescience, CTV.ca, the , Post Chronicle, and Discovery Channel.
"Now more than ever, friends are starting their own traditions during the holiday season"
Boston Globe, Dec 8, 2008
Bill Rawlins, an Ohio University professor of communication, is quoted in this article about friends developing their own holiday traditions apart from family obligations.
"Ohio University official to lead Otterbein"
Columbus Dispatch, Dec 5, 2008
Otterbein College has tapped Ohio University's chief academic officer to become the first female president in the Westerville school's 161 years. Executive Vice President and Provost Kathy Krendl will begin in July. Also reported by PR Newswire, Business First of Columbus and BusinessNews - Columbus Metro Edition.
"Q&A: Ask your questions about the conflict in Kashmir"
WorldFocus, Dec 2, 2008
Haley Duschinski, an Ohio University assistant professor sociology and anthropology who regularly travels to Kashmir, responds to reader-submitted questions about the conflict in that region.