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Houston: ‘Badu & Family: Ruminations on a Southern Aesthetic’

Houston: ‘Badu & Family: Ruminations on a Southern Aesthetic’

By Akil Houston Assistant Professor of Cultural and Media Studies from Media Commons Listen: mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2014/09/02/badu-family-ruminations-southern-aesthetic Before southern rap was homogenized by a commercial industry obsessed with a derivative southern aesthetic with danceable drawled out hooks and questionable evidence of lyrics, the South crafted a distinct flavor. The Dirty South, not […]

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October 17, 2014 at 9:26 amResearch

A Dinosaur Needed to Cool Its Brain?

A Dinosaur Needed to Cool Its Brain?

It’s been millions of years since T. rex took its last breath, but a Biological Sciences grad student is part of a team breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered computer simulations to model airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications for how dinosaurs used their noses not […]

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October 15, 2014 at 11:28 amResearch

Hembree Book: Understanding Ancient Organisms with ‘Lessons from the Living’

Hembree Book: Understanding Ancient Organisms with ‘Lessons from the Living’

October 2014 Geological Sciences Newsletter To understand ancient life, scientists often look to modern organisms for lessons in extinct ecosystems and environments. And there are many unanswered questions. “In most instances, the only way for paleontologists to address questions related to the life activities of extinct taxa is to investigate […]

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October 14, 2014 at 11:21 amResearch

Giza, Great Wall…& the Engines that Drove Cornish Mining

Giza, Great Wall…& the Engines that Drove Cornish Mining

October 2014 Geological Sciences Newsletter Dr. R. Damian Nance grew up in the seaside town of St. Ives, Cornwall, U.K., fascinated by the mines and ruins that harkened to a century past when Cornwall provided the world with tin, copper and other riches. At the center of Cornwall’s success—and the […]

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October 13, 2014 at 2:32 pmResearch

Grimes Lab Works on Public Portal of Faults in California’s Chemehuevi Wilderness Area

Dr. Craig Grimes and graduate student Cody MacDonald record GPS position, structural data, and geologic context of a sample before collecting it in the Chemehuevi Wilderness Area, CA.

October 2014 Geological Sciences Newsletter Members of Dr. Craig Grimes’ lab are creating a web-hosted outreach portal stemming from their NSF-funded project to investigate the initiation of low-angle normal faults in the Colorado River Extensional Corridor. The focus of the outreach portal—Constraints on the initiation of low angle normal faults […]

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October 13, 2014 at 1:02 pmResearch

Stigall Lab Working on Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life in Cincinnati Region

The Kallmeyer Collection of the Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collections includes invasive species that dominated the ancient landscape of Cincinnati, Ohio. The invaders include brachiopods, gastropods, bivalves, and corals. (Photo by Ben Siegel.)

October 2014 Geological Sciences Newsletter Members of Dr. Alycia Stigall’s lab—involving more than a dozen graduate and undergraduate students over the past three years—are capitalizing on a newly donated collection of Late Ordovician fossils to build a digital collection and online. The Stigall lab efforts are focused on building a […]

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October 13, 2014 at 12:51 pmResearch

Grimes’ NSF Projects Funded Three Alumni, Two Current Students

Grimes’ NSF Projects Funded Three Alumni, Two Current Students

October 2014 Geological Sciences Newsletter Dr. Craig Grimes joined the faculty at Ohio University in Fall 2012 and is looking forward to the start of his third year on campus. He comes to OHIO with a B.S. in Geological Sciences from The Ohio State University (2003) and a Ph.D. in […]

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October 13, 2014 at 11:21 amResearch