Archive for May, 2018

Physicists Uncover Secrets of the Weak Force

Julie Roche and Paul King

Ohio University Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Julie Roche and Research Assistant Professor Paul King contributed to a 12-year collaborative effort of more than 100 scientists, in an experiment termed “Q-weak,” to provide a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature. The group’s breakthrough […]

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May 11, 2018 at 4:43 pmResearch

Petrik Talks at UN Conference about Role of Higher Education in Promoting Peace and Justice

James Petrik with Kazakh National University Rector, Galym Mutanov

When Dr. James Petrik, Associate Professor of Philosophy, lectured in April at Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan, he was invited to join Kazakh National University Rector, Galym Mutanov, at a United Nations conference. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Conference, held on May 2, was devoted to Kazakh National University’s plan to restructure […]

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May 11, 2018 at 8:10 amNews

Wyatt Sends Seeds to Space, Conducts Educational Outreach on Earth

Dr. Sarah Wyatt outside Porter Hall

By Jessica Vierling-West From Compass Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Ohio University, is recognized as an expert in gravitational and space biology. Using cellular and molecular approaches, she examines how plants sense and respond […]

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May 10, 2018 at 5:09 pmResearch

Spanish and Linguistics Major Gets Fulbright, Heading to Brazil

Laura Gilbert

Excerpted from Compass Laura Gilbert, a double major in Spanish and Linguistics, is traveling to Brazil to assist teaching university-level English foreign language courses. She is one of seven Ohio University students selected for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award, the largest U.S. educational exchange program sponsored by the […]

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May 10, 2018 at 4:54 pmNews

Burgess Named OHIO’s 2018 Distinguished Professor

Dr. Susan Burgess

Excerpted from Compass Dr. Susan Burgess, Professor of Political Science and faculty affiliate of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, was named Ohio University’s 2018 Distinguished Professor at Graduate Commencement on May 4. President M. Duane Nellis announced the 2018 recipient of the university’s […]

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May 10, 2018 at 4:45 pmNews

Donate Professional Clothing to Career Closet for Students

Donate Professional Clothing to Career Closet for Students

Check your closet. Do you have a suit or a dress that you’re not wearing anymore? Spring cleaning is a great time to donate professional clothes to Ohio University’s Career Closet, where students preparing for interviews and job fairs can “shop” at no cost. Students are free to borrow or […]

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May 10, 2018 at 11:50 amNews

Paxton Talks about Economics of Altruism Course on WOUB

Dr. Julia Paxton

WOUB interviewed Dr. Julia Paxton, Professor of Economics at Ohio University, about her Economics of Altruism course for The Kindness Podcast. “One way to be kind is with your wallet, donating to charities and people in need. But giving can get confusing in a hurry if you’re not aware of the economics […]

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