Archive for May, 2016

Detecting Neutrons with a HabaNERO (not the pepper)

Nuclear Physicists Tony Ahn and Zach Meisel stand on the dock at the Edwards Accelerator Lab and behind section of the polyethylene blocks used to slow down neutrons. The holes are where the detectors are placed.

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Nuclear physicists from the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, University of Tennessee, and Central Michigan University visited Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Laboratory recently to calibrate a neutron detector called the Heavy ion Accelerated Beam induced (Alpha, Neutron) Emission Ratio Observer, or “HabaNERO.” […]

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May 13, 2016 at 3:46 pmResearch

Rosenthal Uses OURC Funds for American Chestnut Research

Dr. David Rosenthal measures photosynthetic parameters of American and hybrid chestnuts grown at temperature and CO2 levels predicted for later this century.

By Sydney Dawes PACE Writer Environmental & Plant Biology Dr. David Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, is putting an Ohio University Research Committee (OURC) award to work funding his student-interactive study of American Chestnuts. The OURC is a competitive, internal university-wide award for research and scholarship. Rosenthal […]

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May 12, 2016 at 2:15 pmResearch

Sociology Alum Works with NYC Youth, Play Rugby USA

Ski Bailey talking with children in Play Rugby USA in New York City.

“What I enjoy most about my work is being able to have a positive impact on young athletes,” says Ohio University alum Ski Bailey ’13, who lives in New York City and works at a sports-based youth development nonprofit called Play Rugby USA. “I have various roles including my office […]

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May 12, 2016 at 8:48 amAlumni News

Two A&S Students Get Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards

By Hayley Baldzicki Four Ohio University graduating seniors—including two from the College of Arts & Sciences—have been awarded Fulbright scholarships. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a unique program that provides awardees grants for individually designed study and research projects. Clare Lyons ’16, Grace Pauley ’16 and Cheyenne Weaver ’16 […]

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May 11, 2016 at 2:10 pmNews

Political Science Alum Tells Marshall Graduates to ‘Be Happy with Yourself’

Justice Menis Ketchum

Ohio University alum and West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum ’64 had a simple message for graduates at Marshall University’s Commencement, reports the Herald Dispatch in a story on “Graduates encouraged to follow their passion.” “Find your passion and be happy with yourself,” he said. “The person that you […]

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May 9, 2016 at 12:43 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Himmeldirk Gets Inaugural Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Klaus Himmeldirk

Dr. Klaus Himmeldirk, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry & Biochemistry, receives the 2016 Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching at Ohio University. “In my educational work, the focus is on the development of more efficient, thought-provoking laboratory classes in Organic Chemistry.  I strive to prepare students to be independent thinkers and […]

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May 9, 2016 at 10:58 amNews

Sociology-Mathematics Alum: ‘Anti-Money Laundering Is Emerging Field’

Sociology-Mathematics Alum: ‘Anti-Money Laundering Is Emerging Field’

“Anti-Money Laundering is an emerging field which is quickly becoming one of the most sought after positions in the banking world,” says Michael Richard, who works as an anti-money laundering investigator for Discover Financial Services. The two primary skills he brings to this work are quantitative analysis and finding patterns […]

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May 5, 2016 at 4:44 pmAlumni