Archive for May, 2019

Tackling Water Pollution in Ohio and El Salvador

Dr. Dina López

By Ling Xin NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter When hydrogeochemist Dina López first came to Ohio University 24 years ago, she was already an expert in a widespread environmental problem in the Athens area: acid mine drainage. The brownish streams are a remnant of […]

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May 15, 2019 at 2:26 pmNews Research

NQPI Director’s Message Highlights Faculty and Student Achievements

Eric Stinaff, NQPI Director

Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter Dear Colleagues: Warmest greetings from the Athens campus of Ohio University; we hope you enjoy reading the 21st edition of the NQPI newsletter. As another semester winds down, it is a pleasure to go over the many accomplishments of our members and students […]

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May 15, 2019 at 2:22 pmNews Research

Detecting Esophageal Cancer with Adhesive Molecules

Doug Goetz and Mahboubeh Noori stand in front of an endoscopic image of esophageal tissue.

By Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter Cancer of the esophagus typically carries a grim prognosis. According to the American Cancer Society, only about 20 percent of patients survive five years after diagnosis. Unfortunately, esophageal cancer goes mostly undetected until more severe stages […]

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May 15, 2019 at 2:06 pmNews Research

Happy Beginnings | Kauchak Begins Peace Corps Service in Kosovo

Ryan Kauchak

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. WASHINGTON – Ryan Kauchak of Granville, Ohio, was accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for Kosovo on May 25 to begin training as an English […]

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May 15, 2019 at 12:53 pmNews

Lee and Alum Co-Author Article on Relationship Between Syntactic Complexity and Writing Quality in Student Writing

Lee and Alum Co-Author Article on Relationship Between Syntactic Complexity and Writing Quality in Student Writing

J. Elliott Casal and Dr. Joseph Lee J. Elliott Casal ’14M, Ohio University alum, and Dr. Joseph Lee, Assistant Director of the ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program, co-author an article, “Syntactic Complexity and Writing Quality in Assessed First-Year L2 Writing,” in the latest volume of the Journal of Second […]

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May 15, 2019 at 11:04 amAlumni in the News Faculty in the News

Uncovering 2D Ferromagnetism at Room Temperature

Arthur R. Smith poses in front of his group’s spin- polarized scanning tunneling microscope.

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter Seen on almost all household refrigerator doors, magnets are commonplace items. Yet scientists are still working to fully understand how magnetic structures form, especially at the atomic level. Magnetism, or the phenomenon that creates attraction or […]

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May 14, 2019 at 6:40 pmNews Research

Nielsen Recognized as Honors Tutorial College Distinguished Mentor

From left, Dr. Corinne Nielsen and Samantha Selhorst

When the Honors Tutorial College recognized outstanding mentorship at its May 3 graduate reception, one of four Distinguished Mentor awards went to Dr. Corinne Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. Nielsen was nominated by Samantha Selhorst, a graduating HTC Neurosciences student, who completed senior thesis research in Nielsen’s lab. See […]

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May 14, 2019 at 12:35 pmNews