Archive for July, 2017

Wealth & Poverty | Internship Shows Realities of Housing Insecurity

Kees Vande Stadt at his internship in Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society is a nonprofit organization in East Camden, NJ.

By Kees Vande Stadt ’19 Junior in Geography and Wealth and Poverty Certificate Intern with Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society is a nonprofit organization based out of East Camden, NJ, a place where affordable housing and poverty have been and still are major issues. Saint […]

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July 30, 2017 at 10:02 amNews

Gingerich Co-Authors Article on 3D Analysis of Early Americans’ Clovis Points

Scientists analyzed three-dimensional models of Clovis projectile points from Smithsonian and other museum collections to examine how patterns and marks made in crafting these tools began to vary regionally 12,500 years ago. These regional differences signal cultural diversification and adaptation, suggesting that groups of early hunter-gatherer Americans may have changed the way they were social interacting at this time. This figure shows one analysis used to study shapes left behind from their production on either side of the projectile points. Credit: Sebastian Wärmländer, Stockholm University

Dr. Joseph Gingerich, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, co-authored a journal article PLOS ONE titled “Tracing social interactions in Pleistocene North America via 3D model analysis of stone tool asymmetry.” Gingerich and the research team used 3D imaging and morphometric analysis to study subtle changes in how early inhabitants in North […]

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July 29, 2017 at 11:25 amFaculty in the News In the News Research

Math Welcome New Assistant Professor, Marcel Bischoff

Dr. Marcel Bischoff

The Mathematics Department welcomes Dr. Marcel Bischoff, who starts as Assistant Professor this fall. His NSF-funded research involves finding models for symmetries in quantum field theory, which combines the principles of quantum physics and the theory of special relativity, with potential application for quantum computing. Most recently, he was a […]

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July 29, 2017 at 10:02 amUncategorized

Grad Student Presents Math Circle Problem at MathFest 2017

Rebin Muhammad

Ohio University Mathematics graduate student Rebin Muhammad contributed a paper to a session on  “My Favorite Math Circle Problem” at MathFest 2017, held July 26-29 in Chicago. Muhammad’s problem was “Islamic Geometric Pattern.” Abstract: An Islamic geometric pattern (IGP) is a 2D wallpaper that is created by using only a compass […]

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July 28, 2017 at 3:19 pmResearch

Marshall Legacy Series | Alum Talks about How Marshall Chose His Generals

Dr. Steve Taaffe

Ohio University alum Dr. Steve Taaffe discussed “Marshall & His Generals” as part of the George C. Marshall Foundation’s Marshall Legacy Series on the World Wars. Taaffe earned a Ph.D. in History and a Certificate in Contemporary History in 1995 from the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as […]

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July 28, 2017 at 1:48 pmAlumni

Trauschweizer Sets Course for Contemporary History Institute

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer

By Ingo Trauschweizer Director of the Contemporary History Institute This summer, I took on the directorship of the Contemporary History Institute, fueled by the desire to build further upon the tradition of excellent scholarship, fellowship, training, and education that CHI has offered to the university and the wider community since […]

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July 28, 2017 at 11:40 amNews

Klein Named Representative at Large to Mathematical Association of America Congress

Clockwise, from left: Ohio University students Chloe Farmer, Michele Post, Brittany Centorbi, and Josh Davis, as well as Associate Professor Bob Klein, center, examine an ancient math text during a special presentation at Alden Library on April 18, 2014. During the presentation, students enrolled in Professor Klein's History of Mathematics course viewed some of the centuries-old math manuscripts that are stored in the library's Special Collections section. Photo by Lauren Pond

Dr. Robert Klein, Associate Professor of Mathematics, was elected to the Mathematical Association of America Congress as one of six “representatives at large,” representing Teacher Education for a three-year term. Klein is serving as Interim Associate Dean at Ohio University Lancaster. “The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional […]

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July 27, 2017 at 1:19 pmNews