Archive for August, 2019

Science on Hla: ’21th Century Will Be Dedicated to Much Smaller Machines’

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla

Science magazine writes about work by a team of scientists led by OHIO Professor of Physics Dr. Saw-Wai Hla in a story headlined “A 2 nm sized nanomachine able to spin and transfer its rotational energy.” With the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this year, it could […]

Read more ›
August 27, 2019 at 1:03 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Majors Matter

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined “Majors Matter.” has just published its latest assessment of the financial attractiveness of 162 college majors. After talking to Bankrate’s Adrian Garcia, I like how they do their analysis. It appropriately puts […]

Read more ›
August 27, 2019 at 12:35 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Ohio University Mock Trial Announces Info Sessions, Tryouts in September

Members of the Mock Trial Team during competition in Columbus during 2017-2018 school year.

The Ohio University Mock Trial Team announces that team information sessions and tryouts will take place in early September. Information sessions will take place: Wednesday, Sept. 4: from 5-6 p.m. in Bentley 011 Thursday, Sept. 5: from 5-6 p.m. in Bentley 011 The Executive Board of the Ohio University Mock […]

Read more ›
August 26, 2019 at 3:41 pmNews

Ingram Will Be Slater Fellow at Durham University in Spring 2020

Robert G. Ingram

Dr. Robert G. Ingram, Professor of History at Ohio University, has been awarded the Slater Fellowship by Durham University’s Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEM). He will spend Spring 2020 in residence at Durham, where he will be working on a new book project titled Hobbes’s Century: England, Ireland and […]

Read more ›
August 26, 2019 at 10:31 amResearch

Mischkowski Study Shows Acetaminophen Reduces Positive Empathy

Dr. Dominik Mischkowski

Dr. Dominik Mischkowski co-authored a study on “A Social Analgesic? Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Reduces Positive Empathy” in Frontiers in Psychology. Mischkowski is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ohio University. “Acetaminophen – a potent physical painkiller that also reduces empathy for other people’s suffering – blunts physical and social pain by reducing […]

Read more ›
August 26, 2019 at 8:19 amResearch

Burgess Edits New NYU Book Series on LGBTQ Politics

During her lecture, Dr. Burgess spoke about how LGBT life has changed over the years at OHIO and in the United States.

Ohio University Distinguished Professor Dr. Susan Burgess of the Political Science Department and Professor Heath Fogg Davis of Temple University are editing a new book series on LGBTQ Politics at New York University Press. Twelve years ago, Burgess and Angelia Wilson of Manchester University organized the Sexuality and Politics Research […]

Read more ›
August 25, 2019 at 6:03 pmNews Research

Sinha Gets Affiliate Faculty Status at USGS Research Center

Dr. Gaurav Sinha

Dr. Gaurav Sinha, Associate Professor of Geography, was recently assigned as an affiliate faculty researcher with the National Terrain Mapping research group at the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science. Earlier, Sinha was awarded a CEGIS grant to fund his sabbatical research in 2017-18. This funded projected resulted […]

Read more ›
August 25, 2019 at 6:03 pmResearch