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Class of 2017: Broken iPod Inspired High School Senior’s Research

Isabella Sparhawk ’17 will know her way around a lab when she arrives at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences in the fall. She’s been working in a corporate chemistry lab her senior year of high school. She filed a patent application for an antimicrobial coating using silvernano particles to […]

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May 21, 2013 at 6:44 pmIn the News Research Students in the News

Holcomb Uncovers Links Between Ernest Hemingway and American Black Writers

Nov. 8, 2011—He was the larger-than-life literary icon who, in the 1930s and 1940s, was considered to be the greatest living writer of prose fiction. He was a risk-taker with an unslakable thirst for adventure. He drove an ambulance in the Great War and was seriously wounded. He loved boxing […]

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May 21, 2013 at 3:54 pmResearch

Fulbright Scholar Hopes Village Patterns in Romania Will Lead to Answers about Austrian Colonization

Fulbright Scholar Hopes Village Patterns in Romania Will Lead to Answers about Austrian Colonization

Distinctive architecture in the Danube-Swabian town of Lenauheim.  Image source: www.lenauheim.de What were they thinking in the House of Hapsburg when they looked at the Banat area of Romania in 1718? The newly conquered region had been part of the Ottoman Empire for 200 years but now lay devastated by […]

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May 7, 2013 at 4:06 pmResearch

Awards Will Help A&S Students Pursue Research Projects

Eleven of the 21 students receiving 2013 Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards are studying College of Arts & Sciences majors or working with A&S faculty. The students received  funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President […]

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May 6, 2013 at 6:06 pmResearch

Scanlan Presents on Fracking at Sociological Association Meeting

Scanlan Presents on Fracking at Sociological Association Meeting

Dr. Stephen J. Scanlan, Associate Professor of Sociology, presented “Framing Fracking: Resource Extraction, Economic Development, and Greenwashing” in a session on environmental sociology focused on fracking at the North Central Sociological Association 2013 annual meeting April 4-7 in Indianapolis. This paper examines the framing mechanisms of the U.S. gas industry […]

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May 6, 2013 at 4:06 pmResearch

Dean’s Scratch-and-Sniff NIH Test Helps Patients, Researchers

Dean Robert Frank and Dr. Nancy Tatarek share a common interest in bones. On visiting Tatarek's forensic anthropology lab, Frank discovered that they both have skull casts that were surgically perforated, or trephined, about 400 years ago.

Dean Robert Frank and Dr. Nancy Tatarek share a common interest in bones. On visiting Tatarek’s forensic anthropology lab, Frank discovered that they both have skull casts that were surgically perforated, or trephined, about 400 years ago. Imagine the following circumstances. You are taking a new drug developed to minimize […]

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May 5, 2013 at 4:06 pmNews Research

Eastern Forests Are on the Move—Here Come the Maples

Eastern Forests Are on the Move—Here Come the Maples

Earth Day Quiz: Eastern Deciduous Forest (True/False) Forest cover is at the lowest level since European settlement. Native Americans and Smokey the Bear both tried to keep forest fires from starting. Forests are changing because of drought conditions caused by climate change. Passenger pigeons may have been helpful to oak […]

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May 5, 2013 at 4:06 pmResearch