Archive for June, 2017

Engineering Student: Learn How to ‘Speak Academic’ in ELIP Courses

Mohammadhossein Firouznia discusses how to sound more professional after taking an English Language Improvement Program course.

Learning to “speak academic” is a skill that can make or break a person’s career. Graduate student Mohammadhossein Firouznia knew this was a weak spot for him, something he needed to develop in order to succeed in his field of mechanical engineering. “I had to be prepared for being academic […]

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June 7, 2017 at 11:28 amIn Class

Linguistics Alum: Smash Writer’s Block with ELIP Courses

Patrick Mose contemplates his improved academic writing skills.

While working on a Ph.D., Patrick Mose ‘12M always set the highest goals for himself in the field of academia. However, he knew that the road to success is paved by strong academic writing skills. “I took ELIP writing classes specifically because I wanted to improve my skills specific to […]

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June 7, 2017 at 10:44 amAlumni In Class

Sociology Alum: Taking ELIP Courses ‘a No-Brainer!’

Carl “Eddie” Smith ’13 contemplates his new ability to deliver technical information in professional settings.

Carl Edward “Eddie” Smith ’13 had opportunities while he was a graduate student at Ohio University that many others don’t get the chance to experience. He was president of the Graduate Student Senate. That meant making presentations, lots of them, in addition to writing professionally and for his coursework. “My […]

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June 7, 2017 at 10:11 amAlumni In Class

Working on the Wayne | An Endangered Life is a Life for Me

Breeding Pair of American Burying Beetles

By Devon Cottril When I accepted this position as a Wildlife Intern for the Wayne National Forest, I knew there were going to be a some opportunities to see and be around endangered species (plants and animals), but I never thought that I would be handling them!! In the state […]

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June 2, 2017 at 5:33 pmNews

Friday Veggie Market at the Plant Biology Gardens, June 30

Veggie Sale at the Plant Biology Learning Garden

The Food Matters Club and the Food Studies theme invite faculty, staff and students to get their veggies for Independence Day grilling on Friday, June 30, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Plant Biology Learning Gardens. “Come out to the PBIO Learning Gardens off West State Street for Friday’s […]

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June 2, 2017 at 4:45 pmEvents

Physicists Use a Silver Nanoparticle to Advance Ultrafast Energy Transfer

The transmission electron microscope image shows the structure, incorporating three nanocrystals and assembled on a DNA-origami carpet.  The mediator in the middle: a silver nanocrystal between two gold nanocrystals ensures the ultrafast and almost loss-free transfer of the energy. Illustration: Liedl / Hohmann (NIM).

  Three Ohio University physicists have collaborated with a three-member team of colleagues based in Germany to describe how multi-material chains made of silver nanoparticles can significantly reduce energy consumption when using plasmonic nanoparticles as energy and information transfer elements. OHIO Post-Doctoral Researcher Dr. Lucas Besteiro, doctoral student Larousse Khosravi […]

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June 1, 2017 at 2:24 pmResearch