Archive for November, 2017

Biological Sciences Graduate Senate | New Fossil Discoveries from the end of the Age of Dinosaurs in Antarctica, Dec. 1

Matthew Lamanna

The Ohio University Biological Sciences Graduate Senate Seminar Series presents Dr. Matthew Lamanna discussing “New Fossil Discoveries from the end of the Age of Dinosaurs in Antarctica” on Friday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in Irvine 159. Lamanna is the assistant curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of […]

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November 1, 2017 at 4:15 pmEvents

Geography End of Semester Gathering and Capstone Research Exhibition on Tuesday, Dec. 5

2015 Geography capstone poster presentation

The Geography Department welcomes all Geography majors, minors, and friends to their End of Semester Gathering and Capstone Research Exhibition on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Baker 240/242. Light refreshments will be provided. More than 30 seniors will be exhibiting posters for their capstone projects in […]

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November 1, 2017 at 3:15 pmEvents

Science News Highlights Morris’ Research on Animal ‘Beauty’

Multilineatus mirror image of swordfish

An article headlined “What makes a pretty face? Animals — including people — are innately drawn to beauty, which may be defined by symmetry or health” in Science News for Students highlights work by Dr. Molly R. Morris and colleagues on female mate preference for symmetry in swordtail fishes. Morris […]

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November 1, 2017 at 3:06 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Grad Student Evaluates Method for Studying Bird Brains

Ph.D. student Catherine Early presents her research to Biological Sciences professor Daewoo Lee.

By Amanda Biederman The brain recounts a unique story. The size, shape, and each fold along the surface reveal a narrative about how an animal lives, as well as how its ancestors have evolved over millions of years. But what about animals that have died, with only a skeleton or […]

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November 1, 2017 at 1:37 pmResearch

ELIP’s Joseph Lee: Helping Students Become Effective Communicators

Dr. Joseph Lee

By Mary Vandeman Dr. Joseph Lee of Ohio University’s English Language Improvement Program works to help students develop the knowledge, abilities and tools necessary to become autonomous and effective disciplinary communicators. He designs curricula, conducts research, supervises TAs, and teaches graduate-level academic and professional writing and oral communication courses, as […]

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November 1, 2017 at 12:10 pmNews

Undergraduate Researcher Investigates New Potential Therapeutic for Brain Cancer

Dakota Brockway won first prize for his poster at Neuroscience Research Day.

By Amanda Biederman Ohio University senior neuroscience major Dakota Brockway is characterizing the properties of a compound that may one day be used as a natural alternative treatment for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The compound, urolithin A, is a polycyclic aromatic metabolite found in several fruits, […]

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November 1, 2017 at 2:44 amResearch

Grad Student Studies Risks, Benefits of Antidepressant Treatment During Pregnancy

Ph.D. student Mary Gemmel

By Amanda Biederman An estimated 8 percent of women will use antidepressants during pregnancy, according to recent studies. In the past several years, researchers have been interested in the effect of antidepressants on offspring neuronal development. Mary Gemmel, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences, argues that the direct effect […]

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November 1, 2017 at 2:22 amEvents Research