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Top 10: A Tiny Violet, Stumbled Upon in the Andes

Top 10: A Tiny Violet, Stumbled Upon in the Andes

High in the towering Andes Mountains of Peru, Professor Hugh Iltis was on his hands and knees looking for the haze filter that had fallen off his camera. Like Gulliver amid the Lilliputians, he stared at a miniaturized world through his hand lens. The year was 1962. The tiny plant […]

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June 18, 2013 at 11:14 amNews Research

Ballard Gets Baker Award for Latin American Violets Research

Ballard Gets Baker Award for Latin American Violets Research

Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology, was among three Ohio University faculty awarded a spring 2013 Baker Fund award. Ballard’s research, “Completing collaborative taxonomic studies of Latin American violets (Violaceae)” was awarded $12,000. He began studying tropical American violets while earning his doctoral degree in the […]

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June 13, 2013 at 2:52 pmResearch

Tao Probes New Studies in Ancient Language—Chinese

Tao Probes New Studies in Ancient Language—Chinese

Chinese is the most commonly used language in the world, with historical evidence tracing back to the Shang Dynasty (1600-1100 BC). With more and more people learning Chinese in an era of globalization, Dr. Liang Tao‘s research shows that there is still much to discover about this ancient language and how […]

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June 6, 2013 at 12:00 pmResearch

Study Suggests Second Life for Possible Spintronic Materials

Study Suggests Second Life for Possible Spintronic Materials

Ohio University research merges manganese, gallium nitride in uniform layer Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the nanoscale. But researchers grew discouraged […]

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Loren Lybarger Receives National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship

Loren Lybarger Receives National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship

January 18, 2013 Tim Smith The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a Fellowship to Dr. Loren Lybarger, Associate Professor of Classics & World Religions, to support research on religion and identity among Palestinian immigrants in Chicago during the 2013-14 academic year. This grant will allow Lybarger to complete the […]

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June 1, 2013 at 4:40 pmNews Research

English Department’s Spring 2013 Newsnotes

Ohio University Department of English Language and Literature Vol. 46, No. 5 Edited by David Sanders Publications Kelly Kathleen Ferguson, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in nonfiction, had her short story “The Texas Project” published in the New England Review, Vol. 33/No. 4. Scott Minar’s poem “Revisiting Snow Man” appeared in Crazyhorse last fall and was subsequently […]

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May 24, 2013 at 6:30 pmResearch

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