Archive for October, 2016

AP Quotes Jellison on Michelle Obama Campaigning for Clinton

The Associated Press quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story on “First Lady Michelle Obama Is the Clinton Campaign’s MVP.” “It’s unusual for a sitting first lady, or a sitting president for that matter, to campaign so enthusiastically for a presidential candidate. They […]

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October 29, 2016 at 11:36 amFaculty in the News In the News

Lynch Gets Ohio EPA Grant for Rain Gardens, Stormwater Management

Lynch Gets Ohio EPA Grant for Rain Gardens, Stormwater Management

The Ohio University Geography Department will use a $4,948 Ohio EPA education grant to provide the public with information about how rain gardens can be used as stormwater management tools. The project, which begins in December, is led by Dr. Amy Lynch, Assistant Professor of Geography. “Green stormwater management strategies […]

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October 29, 2016 at 11:22 amNews

Hicks in Dispatch | Tiny Probe to Nearest Star System Achievable

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

“Do you have the makings of a starship in your pocket? Today’s cellphones are a testament to how quickly technology has allowed the miniaturization of computer chips and cameras,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, in the Columbus Dispatch. A new initiative called Breakthrough […]

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October 29, 2016 at 10:25 amFaculty in the News In the News

Physics Alum Cody Parker Conducts Experiment at Accelerator Lab

Cody Parker

Physics & Astronomy alum Cody Parker spent five days recently conducting experiments at Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Lab. Parker is a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Plasma Science and Fusion Center in Cambridge. Parker graduated in 2016 with a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of […]

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October 28, 2016 at 3:58 pmAlumni News Research

Senior Discovers New Interest in Eldercare During Internship

Sallie Cohen

By Nicholas Albright This past summer, Sallie Cohen interned with the Jewish Family Service in Cincinnati, a nonprofit social service agency that serves all individuals without regard to religion, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability to pay. She worked closely with staff and assisted with elderly care. […]

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October 28, 2016 at 2:24 pmNews

Brazil Researcher Names New Species After Colleague Harvey Ballard

Harvey Ballard and Juliana De Paula Souza

Dr. Juliana De Paula Souza of Federal University of São João del-Rei in Brazil has named a new species of Latin American violet—Anchietea ballardii—after Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University. “Juliana first visited my lab, for two months in spring and summer 2008 […]

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October 28, 2016 at 1:41 pmNews

Athens News Covers Debate Between Political Science Alum, Vedder

The Athens News covered a debate between Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, and Political Science alum David Wilhelm ’77. The story was headlined “It’s Clinton (Wilhelm) vs. Trump (Vedder); Designated stand-ins for presidential candidates square […]

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October 28, 2016 at 12:07 pmAlumni in the News Faculty in the News In the News