Research

Hembree Presents Keynote at International Conference in South Africa

Dr. Daniel Hembree

Dr. Dan Hembree, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, traveled to South Africa in October to present a keynote talk on “Experimental continental neoichnology: the lessons animals can teach us in the laboratory and field” at the Second International Congress on Continental Ichnology. Hembree’s keynote address discussed the […]

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October 30, 2017 at 11:44 pmResearch

Smith’s Sabbatical Team Explores Spintronics

Dr. Arthur Smith with graduate students Sneha Upadhyay, Joseph Perry Corbett, and undergraduate Alexandra Semposki

Amid several conferences, pending proposals and graduating students from his laboratory, Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member and Physics & Astronomy Professor Dr. Arthur Smith has had quite the sabbatical exploring spintronic research. With the help of his current graduate students Sneha Upadhyay , Joseph Perry Corbett, and undergraduate Alexandra Semposki, Smith […]

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October 30, 2017 at 3:00 pmResearch

Psychology Grad Student Gets National Academy of Neuropsychology Poster Award

Brittni Morgan

Ohio University graduate student Brittni Morgan received a Student Poster Award at the National Academy of Neuropsychology conference. Morgan is a Psychology student at OHIO. Her poster was titled “The relationship of urgency to impulsive decision-making during heightened affective states in problem drinkers.” Dr. Julie Suhr is Morgan’s adviser.  

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October 30, 2017 at 2:21 pmResearch

Conservation Ecology Lab Receives Ohio DNR Grant for Bobcat Research

Conservation Ecology Lab Receives Ohio DNR Grant for Bobcat Research

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are making a comeback in Ohio after more than a century since their extirpation in the 1850s. Bobcat sightings have been steadily increasing since the 1980s, signaling that they are on their way to reclaiming their former territory, particularly in Southeastern Ohio. Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor […]

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October 30, 2017 at 9:53 amResearch

Kogler Probes Paleosols That Are Used in Climate Reconstructions

Sarah Kogler

By Sarah Kogler Geological Sciences graduate student My project examines the influence that modern climate has on paleoclimate estimates with depth. Paleosols (soils formed long ago) are used widely in paleoenvironmental reconstructions. I expected that, with time, exposed paleosols would reflect environmental characteristics at the time of exposure rather than […]

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October 29, 2017 at 3:57 pmResearch

Jahl Adds Planet Interior Components to Exoplanetary Models

Vernal Falls from the John Muir Trail

By Peter Jahl Geological Sciences graduate student This summer, I ended up adding new sections to my exoplanetary models in order to represent more realistic components of a planet’s interior. I added a layer of a mineral called “post-perovskite,” which is a high-pressure phase of perovskite found near the core-mantle boundary, […]

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October 29, 2017 at 3:17 pmResearch

Torres Presents on Colonial Latin American Poets at International Conference

Dr. Daniel Torres

Dr. Daniel Torres, Spanish Professor in Modern Languages, a founding member of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Poetry and a past board member, returned as a presenter to the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) during the XIII Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry. Torres presented “Finezas […]

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October 27, 2017 at 11:18 amNews Research