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Alicke in Psychology Today | Heroes, Statues, and Moral Standards

Dr, Mark Alicke

Dr. Mark Alicke, Professor of Psychology, authored a column on “Heroes, Statues, and Moral Standards: Judging people by the norms of their time is more complicated than it may seem” Aug. 22 in Psychology Today. His blog posts to Psychology Today are headed “Why We Blame.” I received my Ph.D. […]

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September 11, 2017 at 2:25 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Brazilian Magazine Interviews History’s Uhalde about ‘Game of Thrones’

Dr. Kevin Uhalde, in Iceland, which serves as one of the key filming areas for the series.

Veja, one of Brazil’s major weekly magazines, recently interviewed Dr. Kevin Uhalde, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, about the historical inspirations and parallels for the hit series Game of Thrones. The article, published in Portuguese and titled “Find Out What’s Real in ‘Game of Thrones,’” features a number of historians’ views on […]

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August 30, 2017 at 10:17 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes: Seven Challenges Facing Higher Education

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, authored an article in Forbes headlined “Seven Challenges Facing Higher Education.” For more than 15 years, I have redirected my academic career away from economic history, labor economics, and public […]

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August 30, 2017 at 9:09 amFaculty in the News In the News Research

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