Archive for November, 2018

CBC News Cites Dutcher Study on Telecommuting and Productivity

Dr. Glenn Dutcher

Dr. Glenn Dutcher, Assistant Professor of Economics, was quoted in a widely circulated CBC story headlined “Who gets more done — office workers or telecommuters?” In a tight labour market, workers with in-demand skills may have the leverage they need to snag coveted telecommuting privileges. But seasoned remote workers and […]

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November 16, 2018 at 3:16 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Modern Languages hosts Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance 35th Anniversary

Modern Languages hosts Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance 35th Anniversary

On Nov. 3, 2018, the Department of Modern Languages hosted the annual meeting of the Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance (OVFLA). This organization provides a forum for collaboration between foreign language instructors from the university level and high school and middle school levels from the southeast Ohio region and from […]

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November 16, 2018 at 8:48 amIn Class News

Barrile Completes Scholarly Translation of 16th-Century Manuscript

Barrile Completes Scholarly Translation of 16th-Century Manuscript

Dr. Matthew Barrile, Online Curricular Designer and Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages at Ohio University, recently completed a scholarly translation of a 16th-century manuscript from the Portuguese Inquisition in Brazil. The text is included in the forthcoming anthology, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from […]

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November 16, 2018 at 8:25 amResearch

Institute Using Humanities to Start Conversations with Veterans about Coming Home

Institute Using Humanities to Start Conversations with Veterans about Coming Home

By George Shea Veterans are not just ex-warriors when they come home from war. Veterans are neighbors, friends, family members and community members. We share a common bond as civilians in the United States, but for many of us, we cannot relate to the events that our brothers in arms […]

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November 15, 2018 at 10:35 amNews

Political Science Major Travels to West Point Conference

Political Science Major Travels to West Point Conference

Undergraduate Political Science major and Cutler Scholar Max Annable recently attended the 70th Annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, held Oct. 24-27 at at the prestigious U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York. The conference gives college students from across the country a rare opportunity to participate in discussions on foreign […]

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November 15, 2018 at 9:10 amNews

Drogula Brings Passion for Humanities as New Ping Institute Director

Dr. Fred Drogula

By Sierra Heilman Dr. Fred Drogula, the new director of the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities, wants to champion the humanities and challenge his students to “put ourselves in (ancient people’s) shoes…or sandals” to understand their ideas and culture. Drogula is also a professor in […]

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November 15, 2018 at 9:01 amNews

Students Use Fruit Flies to Study Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Students Use Fruit Flies to Study Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Amanda Biederman When facing complex problems, it’s often best to consider simplified perspectives. In the labs of Biological Sciences professors Dr. Daewoo Lee and Dr. Robert Colvin, student researchers are studying the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease using a comparatively simple animal model: the fruit fly. Sazan Ismael, a doctoral […]

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November 15, 2018 at 12:50 amResearch