Archive for May, 2017

Language Fair Returns to Gordy Hall

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Modern Languages Department revived the renowned Language Fair after an almost 20-year hiatus. Eight area high schools brought more than 400 students in French, German, and Spanish to campus to participate in the festivities. Students participated in quiz bowls, a talent showcase, virtually roamed […]

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May 16, 2017 at 3:55 pmNews

Three Students Headed to Law School Together This Fall

Alexis Apparicio

By Darian Randolph From Compass Three graduating seniors are headed to law school together this fall, and all three started their Ohio University journeys in LINKS, a retention program for first-year multicultural students. Alexis Apparicio, Jasmine Lambert and Jarman Smith, will attend Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. The […]

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May 16, 2017 at 2:31 pmIn Class News

Vis Gets NSF OPUS Grant for Book on Freshwater Red Algae

Vis examining a freshwater red algae find

Dr. Morgan Vis, Professor and Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology, received an NSF Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) award of $136,617 for her research on “OPUS: Synthesizing systematic research of freshwater red algae.”  Vis has been researching the systematics, biogeography and ecology of these algae for more […]

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May 16, 2017 at 9:14 amNews Research

Edwards Accelerator Lab Hosts ‘Discovery and Wonder’ Event

Dr. Thomas Massey prepares the cloud chamber

Nuclear physicists at Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Laboratory  welcomed the public to an open house event recently as part of “Obscura Day,” an annual celebration hosted by Atlas Obscura, a collaborative organization founded in 2009 and based in New York City. The web-based atlas of destination stories, hosted events, and […]

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May 15, 2017 at 4:49 pmNews

Hermsen Presents on Understanding Fossil Record of the Water Clover Family

Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen

Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, presented a talk on “Progress and pitfalls in understanding the fossil record of the water clover family (Marsileaceae)” at the 34th Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium at the University of Michigan May 12-14. Abstract: The majority of the fossil record of Marsileaceae […]

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May 15, 2017 at 12:05 pmResearch

Welker Presents Poster on Fruits from Tennessee’s Gray Fossil Site

Stacy Welker presents her poster at the University of Michigan.

Undergraduate student Stacy Welker presented a poster on “Enigmatic four-chambered fruits from the Neogene Gray Fossil Site, eastern Tennessee” at the 34th Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium at the University of Michigan May 12-14. The poster was co-authored by another undergraduate student, Caroline Siegert of Honors Tutorial College, as well as Dr. […]

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May 15, 2017 at 11:46 amResearch

Physics Graduate Gets NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Andrada Mandru

The Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute announces Andrada-Oana Mandru as the recipient of the 2016 NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award. This honor recognizes her quality research, presentations, multiple publications and numerous awards. Mandru received a Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy in 2016. Her dissertation was titled “Ferromagnetic Thin and Ultra-Thin Film […]

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May 14, 2017 at 9:31 pmAlumni