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News Archive // 2016

Astrophysicist Joseph Shields to present “The Quest for Supermassive Black Holes” at Jan. 18 Science Café

Physics talk to kick off Spring Semester Café Series. Read More  

Ten OHIO students, faculty member receive research funding from 2016 John J. Kopchick Awards

The program provided a total of $54,863 in grants and fellowships to advance health and medical research. Read More  

Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund provides $49,962 for student projects

Ohio University students receive support for research, scholarship and creative work. Read More  

Mathematician Greg Hayrapetyan to present “Math, Zombies and the Language of the Universe” at Nov. 16 Science Café

What are some of the problems that keep mathematicians up at night? Read More  

Graduate student to discuss “Dinosaurs, Dodos and Ducks: A Bird’s-Eye View of Brain Evolution” at Nov. 9 Science Café

Catherine Early will showcase fossil replicas, 3D models and bone and feather specimens. Read More  

Documentary “Popped Secret” explains the history of corn at Nov. 2 Science Café

Café Series will screen film produced by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Read More  

Tanya Conrath named associate director of Ohio University Innovation Center

High-tech small business incubator supports regional entrepreneurs. Read More  

University community invited to view Innovation Strategy letters of intent, join projects

OHIO has accepted 31 letters of intent for Cycle 2 funding. Read More  

Aimee Edmondson and John Grimwade to present “Inside the 2016 Election: Data Journalism” at Oct. 26 Café Conversation

Scripps College faculty members will discuss the power of data visualization. Read More  

OHIO seeks to increase use of political and social research database

Scholars encouraged to explore ICPSR, take user survey. Read More  

Experimental Psychologist Claudia González-Vallejo to present “Why’d I Do That? Exploring Decision-Making Processes” at Oct. 19 Science Café

Ohio University associate professor of psychology to discuss her work on judgment and decision-making. Read More  

Innovation Center announces expanded programming and entrepreneurial services, staff changes

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. Read More  

Letters of Intent for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding due Oct. 13

The Innovation Strategy program incentivizes collaborations across college/planning unit boundaries that leverage interdisciplinary approaches. Read More  

Research Division to host open house Sept. 26

The open house will provide an opportunity for OHIO faculty, staff and students to meet employees. Read More  

Research Division to host Innovation Strategy information and networking sessions, collaborative projects workshop

Events will be held to help faculty and staff form teams and access funding. Read More  

Mechanical Engineer Sarah Hormozi to present “The Physics and Future of Cornstarch” at Sept. 21 Science Café

Event will be held at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room. Read More  

ORSP announces changes to enhance customer service

Staff offers “cradle-to-grave” non-financial service on grant proposal submissions and awards management. Read More  

Innovation Center to host entrepreneurship event Startup Weekend Athens Oct. 21-23

The event helps individuals with interests in industries such as information technology, design, engineering, business and manufacturing develop a startup company. Read More  

Five OHIO faculty members named 2016 Presidential Research Scholars

Award recipients recognized for excellence in the areas of life and biomedical sciences and arts and humanities. Read More  

Ohio University collaborates with drug discovery program

Researchers can participate in Eli Lilly initiative. Read More  

Physicist Daniel Phillips to present “Symmetries in Nature: A Key to the Subatomic World” at Sept. 7 Science Café

Event will launch the 2016-17 Café Series at Baker Center Front Room. Read More  

Ohio University receives $2 million POWER grant to support regional economic development in coal-impacted communities

The Innovation Center and partners from across the tristate region will work collaboratively on the Leveraging Innovation Gateways and Hubs Toward Sustainability (LIGHTS) program. Read More  

Nominations open for 2016 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

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. Read More  

OHIO Innovation Center reports job growth, new economic impact figures for 2015

High-tech small business incubator supports Southeast Ohio entrepreneurs. Read More  

Ohio University receives Deshpande Symposium award for technology commercialization excellence

Accomplishments of Technology Transfer Office, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem recognized at event. Read More  

Kevin King named Ohio University director of industry partnerships

The new position will help Ohio University develop and enhance private sector relationships that support research, technology commercialization, fundraising and student career opportunities. Read More  

Innovation Strategy offers $350,000 in seed grants to seven OHIO teams

The program is designed to incentivize novel, interdisciplinary collaborations in the areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creative activity, and the operational functions of the university. Read More  

Innovation Strategy announces plans for second cycle of program

Ohio University anticipates releasing the Cycle 2 Request for Proposals (RFP) in September 2016. Read More  

Scientists develop synchronized molecular motors

The team, led by physicist Saw-Wai Hla of Ohio University, published an Advanced Online Publication today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology demonstrating that scientists can control the coordinated motions of tiny machines at the nanoscale. Read More  

Research Compliance to host LEO IRB demonstration sessions

Submissions must be made through system effective May 1. Read More  

2016 Student Expo winners announced (PHOTOS)

More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 14, 2016 at the Convocation Center. Read More  

ORAU membership provides access to scientific research and educational partnerships, funding

Ohio University has become a sponsoring institution of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of 121 member universities that advances research and educational partnerships across a broad spectrum of science and technology areas. Read More  

Ohio University Research Committee awards $59,580 during spring 2016 funding cycle

Internal awards program supports eight faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work. Read More  

Baker Fund awards $69,225 to faculty projects during spring 2016 cycle

Six proposals selected for funding. Read More  

Graduate College announces 2016-17 Named Fellows

Five Ohio University graduate students have received fellowships for the 2016-17 school year to pursue research and creative projects. Read More  

OMSAR sponsors new diversity and inclusion award at April 14 Student Expo

The event is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ohio University's Convocation Center. Read More  

Innovation Center and graduate Ecolibrium Solar receive top international business awards

The Innovation Center and the Athens-based Ecolibrium Solar each have been recognized by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) for excellence in business incubation and incubator graduate success, respectively. Read More  

Innovation Strategy profile: Engineers, public policy experts seek sustainable, enhanced economic outcomes from shale boom

Ohio University recently awarded $1.3 million from its Innovation Strategy program to help a team of faculty and staff explore ways to keep more jobs and revenue from the shale industry in Appalachia. Read More  

Student Expo to feature new marketing and sustainability session, award at April 14 event

Students will present topics ranging from food waste to textile reuse. Read More  

Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks nominations by April 21

Program recognizes mid-career faculty members who have garnered national and international prominence in research, scholarship and creative activity. Read More  

Innovation Strategy profile: Academic Innovation Accelerator to cultivate new teaching concepts

A cross-campus team led by Bradley Cohen is asking whether the type of system popularly used to help entrepreneurs launch start-up companies also could assist faculty members with developing novel methods for teaching and education. Read More  

New method to identify asymmetrical fingerprints can forecast risk for diabetes, study finds

A team of scientists and clinicians led by Molly Morris of Ohio University are conducting research on how to improve the diagnosis of diabetes. Read More  

Loren Lybarger to discuss “‘Radical Islam’: What’s Religion Got to Do with It?” at March 30 Café Conversation

This cafe will critically examine religion and modernity globally. Read More  

James Thomas to discuss “Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation” at March 23 Science Café

Thomas and his colleagues have designed virtual reality games to study impaired movement due to pain and associated health conditions. Read More  

Student Enhancement Awards provide $127,833 in funding to 23 students

The Ohio University program supports original student research, scholarship and creative work. Read More  

Inventors Dinner honors Ohio University faculty, staff and student innovators

Ohio University recognized 78 faculty, staff and student inventors for work in areas ranging from drug development to environmental remediation technologies during an awards ceremony Feb. 10. Read More  

Innovation Strategy program awards $4 million to four research and teaching initiatives

Ohio University has awarded funding for new research and teaching initiatives focused on the shale industry, osteoporosis diagnosis, immersive media and instructional innovation. Read More  

Entrepreneurs invited to work on new business ideas at Startup Weekend Athens

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out March 18-20 during Startup Weekend Athens, where the next great business idea could take flight. Read More  

Research Division to host STTR/SBIR grants workshops March 15

STTR and SBIR grants are designed to help small businesses turn innovative ideas into market-worthy products. Read More  

Historian Brian Schoen to discuss “The U.S. Civil War and Global Crisis: Then and Now” at Feb. 24 Café Conversation

Ohio University faculty member examines the impact of globalization during the 19th century and today. Read More  

Microbiologist Ronan Carroll to discuss “The Rise of the Superbugs” at March 16 Science Café

Ohio University scientist to discuss how highly resistant strains of bacteria are now outpacing the development of new forms of antibiotics. Read More  

Registration for 2016 Student Expo to close Feb. 28

Event seeks faculty and staff judges. Read More  

Graduate College announces winners of inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

Eight Ohio University graduate students showed off their research communication skills Feb. 3. Read More  

Innovation Center hires Erin Rennich as client liaison

OHIO alum supports success of regional technology business startups. Read More  

Eleven graduate students to test public speaking skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb. 3

Graduate College sponsors event to help students learn to effectively present their work to new audiences. Read More  

Natalie Kruse Daniels to discuss “The Mining Legacy of Southeast Ohio: Learning from Past Mistakes” at Feb. 3 Science Café

Environmental studies researcher will explore the history of mining and its regional impact. Read More  

Ohio University offers new program to connect local volunteers to research studies

Ohio University has partnered with ResearchMatch, an online service that connects individuals to researchers seeking to recruit volunteers for their studies. Read More  

Registration for 2016 Student Expo now open

Registration for the 2016 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is now open. Read More  

Winfried Just to discuss “Spread of Contagions: Diseases, Rumors & Mathematical Models” at Jan. 20 Science Café

Ohio University professor of mathematics kicks off first Café Series event of Spring Semester 2016. Read More  

Winter 2016 research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students

The Research Division offers several internal awards programs throughout the year to support the research, scholarship, and creative activity of faculty, staff and students. Read More  

Five teams receive planning grants from Innovation Strategy program

This group is the first in a series of anticipated award recipients from the program, which has been allocated $5 million this year to advance innovation in research, teaching and institutional operations. Read More  

Lee named National Academy of Inventors fellow for engineering innovations

Ohio University professor recognized for achievements in alternative energies and advanced materials research and technology commercialization. Read More  

Research Division launches new electronic service for human subjects research

The Ohio University Research Division has developed a new electronic administration service for faculty, staff and students who use human subjects in research. Read More