Archive for June, 2019

2019 RWSA Business Meeting Minutes

Rural Women’s Studies Association Business Meeting Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. June 6, 2019 Katherine Jellison greeted everyone. Co-chair Catherine Wilson was unable to attend. Jodey Nurse-Gupta brought materials for the Guelph Conference. Thanks to Debra Reid, Cathy Wilson, and the History Department at Iowa State University for […]

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June 13, 2019 at 4:40 pmUncategorized

Wickramasinghe Presents on New Method of Growing 2D Semiconductors for Industrial Application

Wickramasinghe Presents on New Method of Growing 2D Semiconductors for Industrial Application

By Ling Xin NQPI editorial intern Ohio University physics doctoral student Thushan Wickramasinghe presented his latest research on two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides at “The Ohio State University Materials Week” in Columbus in May. Wickramasinghe works with Dr. Eric Stinaff, Associate Professor in Physics and Astronomy and a Nanoscale and Quantum […]

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June 10, 2019 at 11:11 amResearch

Musaraj Receives Baker Award for Book on Ponzi Schemes in Albania

Dr. Smoki Musaraj, portrait

From Compass Tales from Albarado: Pyramid Firms and Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania Dr. Smoki Musaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, was awarded $11,271 from the Baker Fund to complete her book, “Tales from Albarado: Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania.” The book is a historical analysis of […]

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June 10, 2019 at 8:16 amResearch

Rodet Receives Baker Award for Study of Firms’ R&D Investments

Dr. Cortney Rodet

From Compass Experiments on R&D Investment and the Business Cycle Dr. Cortney Rodet, Assistant Professor of Economics, was awarded a Baker Fund grant of $10,800 to complete a study using economic experiments to understand firms’ investment into research and development in response to macroeconomic fluctuations. Experts indicate that times of […]

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June 10, 2019 at 8:09 amResearch

Lee Receives Baker Award for Research on Neuronal Protein a-Synuclein

Dr. Daewoo Lee

Cell-to-Cell Transmission of Alpha-Syn Aggregates in Parkinson’s Disease From Compass Dr. Daewoo Lee, Professor of Biological Sciences, received a Baker Fund grant of $11,905 to further his research on the abundant neuronal protein a-Synuclein (a-Syn), which is responsible for the abnormal production of Lewy bodies, resulting in several neurodegenerative diseases […]

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June 10, 2019 at 8:04 amResearch

Showalter Receives Baker Award for Study of Plant Cell Wall Proteins

Dr. Allan Showalter’s lab is studying Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant commonly used as a model organism for genetic studies.

Genetic Dissection and Functional Characterization of the Hydroxyproline-Galactosyltransferase Gene Family in Arabidopsis Thaliana From Compass Dr. Allan Showalter, Professor and Chair of Environmental and Plant Biology, was awarded $12,000 from the John C. Baker Fund to continue a biological experiment that examines a class of plant cell wall proteins known […]

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June 10, 2019 at 7:57 amResearch

Vedder: Taxpayers Shouldn’t Get Stuck with $1.5 trillion Loan Default Tab

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote the “pro” side of a column in the Daily Astorian headlined “Pro-Con: Should colleges foot the bill when students default on loans?” His column, run in many newspapers, was headlined “Taxpayers shouldn’t get stuck with a $1.5 trillion […]

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June 9, 2019 at 8:52 amFaculty in the News In the News