Archive for January, 2020

Vedder Does Radio Interview on ‘Restoring the Promise’ of Higher Education

Dr. Richard Vedder

  Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, was interviewed by Carolina Journal Radio about his recent book, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America. “One statistic that was already obvious when I was starting to write the book, and is even more so now, is […]

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January 31, 2020 at 4:30 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Research Moment | Houser Finds Unconventional View of Tornado Formation

Dr. Jana Houser with the University of Oklahoma’s Rapid-scan, X-band, polarimetric mobile radar (RaXPol).

Tornadoes form fast—in just one to two minutes—and meteorologists don’t always know which storms will produce them. Forecasters use radar systems in fixed locations that scan the environment at a slower rate than tornadoes develop. Dr. Jana Houser, Associate Professor of Geography at Ohio University, and colleagues at the University […]

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January 30, 2020 at 8:33 amNews Research

Waterbury Publishes Article on Populist Nationalism in Hungary

Dr. Myra Waterbury

Dr. Myra Waterbury, Professor of Political Science at Ohio University, published an article called “Populist Nationalism and the Challenges of Divided Nationhood: The Politics of Migration, Mobility, and Demography in Post-2010 Hungary” in East European Politics and Societies, an international, interdisciplinary journal for the examination of critical issues related to […]

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January 29, 2020 at 3:35 pmResearch

DeForest, Otuya Publish on Role of Phosphorus in Soil Nitrification in Deciduous Forest

Rael Otuya

Dr. Jared DeForest and Rael Otuya co-authored an article on “Soil nitrification increases with elevated phosphorus or soil pH in an acidic mixed mesophytic deciduous forest” in the journal Soil Biology & Biochemistry. This study shows that the availability of essential soil nutrients for plant growth, nitrogen and phosphorus, are […]

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January 29, 2020 at 12:33 pmResearch

Career Corner | Apply by Feb. 8 for Summer Internships with Sen. Portman

3D rendering of a compass with the word internship

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is accepting internship applicants for Summer 2020. Applications for Summer 2020 must be submitted on or before Friday, Feb. 8. More information and how to apply. Internships in the Washington, D.C., and Ohio offices of Sen. Portman offer college-aged students an exciting introduction to […]

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January 29, 2020 at 9:43 amAnnouncements News

Washington Post Critic Reviews Dance Built on Character from Mda Novels

Dr. Zakes Mda

A Washington Post arts critic reviews the dance “Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro,” noting how the main character is built on a character from two novels by Dr. Zakes Mda, Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio University. He built his mortality-themed dance around the character of Toloki, the professional-mourner protagonist […]

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January 29, 2020 at 8:54 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Clayton M. Christensen, R.I.P.

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined “Clayton M. Christensen, R.I.P.” Like many professors raised in a liberal arts tradition, I generally do not think particularly highly or reverentially of business school faculty professing to explain how businesses click, what […]

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January 29, 2020 at 8:37 amFaculty in the News In the News