Archive for April, 2017

NQPI | Bobcat Nano Wagon Ready to Race

Design by Eric Masson and a group of graduate students, the Bobcat Nano Wagon is made out of an H-shaped frame and four "wheels" of Cucurbituril - molecules that resemble pumpkins.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI editorial intern The Ohio Bobcat Nano Wagon faces competition at 10:45 a.m. on April 28 during the inaugural NanoCar Race, an event sponsored by The National Center for Scientific Research. Physics & Astronomy professor Saw-Wai Hla, Chemistry & Biochemistry professor Eric Masson and a team of graduate […]

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April 27, 2017 at 5:43 pmResearch

History Student Wins Baker Peace Dissertation Fellowship

History Student Wins Baker Peace Dissertation Fellowship

Luke Griffith, a Ph.D. student in the History Department, has been awarded the 2017-18 Baker Peace Dissertation Fellowship. The award is funded by The John and Elizabeth Baker Peace Endowment, created in the 1980s to fund teaching, scholarship, and conferences at Ohio University that promote the study of conflict and […]

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April 27, 2017 at 10:07 amNews Research

History Grad Student Receives Research Grant from African Studies Association

History Grad Student Receives Research Grant from African Studies Association

Sana Saidykhan, an M.A. student in the History Department, was named a 2017 recipient of the Royal Air Maroc-African Studies Association Student Travel Award. The award includes airline tickets between the United States and any Royal Air Maroc (RAM) destination in Africa, and recognizes “outstanding scholarship by future African studies scholars.” Saidykhan is utilizing the […]

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April 27, 2017 at 10:03 amNews Research

Summer 2017 | Popular Sociology Class Fills Tier II Social Sciences

Summer 2017 | Popular Sociology Class Fills Tier II Social Sciences

A popular Summer 2017 course provides not just an introduction to sociology, but also small class sizes in both the first and second summer sessions. The SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology course also satisfies the Tier II Social Sciences Gen Ed Requirement. SOC 1000: Introduction to Sociology Tier II Social […]

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April 27, 2017 at 9:30 amAnnouncements

Students Study History of Power and Piety in Eternal Rome Over Spring Break

Students of the Spring 2017 edition of "Eternal Rome." Photo by Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell.

Twelve students studied in Rome over spring break with one of the History Department‘s most unique courses—HIST 4536 Eternal Rome: Power and Piety. The short-term study trip to Italy during spring break is next offered in Spring 2018. This annual offering allows students to earn upper-level History credit. Such coursework can […]

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April 26, 2017 at 12:03 pmIn Class News

Rothwell, Two Alumni Featured on Cover of Botany

Cover of American Journal of Botany featuring microscopic photo of moss.

Research by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gar Rothwell and two Ohio University alumni was featured on the cover of the April 2017 edition of American Journal of Botany. Their article—“Extending the fossil record of Polytrichaceae: Early Cretaceous Meantoinea alophosioides gen. et sp. nov., permineralized gametophytes with gemma cups from Vancouver Island”—discusses […]

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April 26, 2017 at 11:27 amAlumni Research

History Awards 2017 Eckes Prize to Grace Konyar

Grace Konyar

The History Department awarded Grace Konyar the 2017 Eckes Prize in History. The prize is an annual cash prize of $5,000 awarded to the graduating senior History major with the highest overall GPA. Connect with her on LinkedIn. Emeritus Professor Al Eckes established the prize to recognize superior academic achievement among history majors. Konyar graduated […]

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April 26, 2017 at 11:23 amNews