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Real Clear Politics Quotes Jellison on ‘Melania Trump Inching Toward Spotlight’

Dr. Katherine Jellison

Real Clear Politics quoted Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Melania Trump Inching Toward Spotlight.” Since her move to Washington in June, the first lady has slowly become more involved in her husband’s administration, but it has been done on her […]

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August 15, 2017 at 6:33 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Sky News: Scientists Recreate the Nuclear Fusion Reactions Found Inside Stars

Despite staggering differences in mass and scale -- the sun (left) is approximately 10^38 times more massive and 10^13 times larger -- NIF implosions (right) are being used to recreate the conditions found in the deep interiors of stars so that they may be better understood.

“Scientists recreate the nuclear fusion reactions found inside stars: Powerful lasers are used to create the high temperatures and pressures found inside stars 40 times more massive than the Sun,” reports Sky News about research co-authored by Dr. Carl Brune, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. Scientists have, […]

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August 9, 2017 at 2:16 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Brune, Alum Co-Author Paper on Probing Star-Like Conditions at National Ignition Facility

Despite staggering differences in mass and scale -- the sun (left) is approximately 10^38 times more massive and 10^13 times larger -- NIF implosions (right) are being used to recreate the conditions found in the deep interiors of stars so that they may be better understood.

“Stars are giant thermonuclear plasma furnaces that slowly fuse the lighter elements in the universe into heavier elements, releasing energy, and generating the pressure required to prevent collapse. To understand stars, we must rely on nuclear reaction rate data obtained, up to now, under conditions very different from those of […]

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August 8, 2017 at 3:08 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

Dispatch Reviews Wanczyk’s Book on Baseball for the Blind

Dr. David Wanczyk

Joe Blundo of the Columbus Dispatch reviews a new book on beep baseball by Ohio University alum and English faculty member Dr. David Wanczyk. Wanczyk authored the first book about blind baseball, Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind (Ohio University Press, 224 pages, due Oct. 15). […]

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August 8, 2017 at 9:45 amFaculty in the News In the News

Gingerich Co-Authors Article on 3D Analysis of Early Americans’ Clovis Points

Scientists analyzed three-dimensional models of Clovis projectile points from Smithsonian and other museum collections to examine how patterns and marks made in crafting these tools began to vary regionally 12,500 years ago. These regional differences signal cultural diversification and adaptation, suggesting that groups of early hunter-gatherer Americans may have changed the way they were social interacting at this time. This figure shows one analysis used to study shapes left behind from their production on either side of the projectile points. Credit: Sebastian Wärmländer, Stockholm University

Dr. Joseph Gingerich, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, co-authored a journal article PLOS ONE titled “Tracing social interactions in Pleistocene North America via 3D model analysis of stone tool asymmetry.” Gingerich and the research team used 3D imaging and morphometric analysis to study subtle changes in how early inhabitants in North […]

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July 29, 2017 at 11:25 amFaculty in the News In the News Research

Clowe Research on Dark Matter Reported in News Blaze

Dr. Doug Clowe

Dr. Douglas Clowe, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was quoted about his research in an article headlined “Dark Matter Invisibility” in the News Blaze. Dark matter has not been explained by modern physics – yet. Researchers know dark matter exists because it bends light from distant galaxies and changes […]

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July 18, 2017 at 7:29 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

Policy Center in Lebanon Interviews Abu-Rish for Historical Perspective on Sectarianism

Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish

The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) interviewed Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish, Assistant Professor of History at Ohio University, about “Sectarianism in Lebanon.” Drawing on his current book project on Lebanon during the 1940s and ’50s, Abu-Rish outlines a complex picture of the emergence and transformation of sectarianism in Lebanon across the modern era. […]

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July 12, 2017 at 6:44 amFaculty in the News In the News News Research