Archive for February, 2020

Vedder in Forbes | Are University Policy Experts Good For Society?

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined “Are University Policy Experts Good For Society?” … All this reminds me of a personal involvement in the policy realm. In December 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis, I testified before […]

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February 23, 2020 at 10:20 amFaculty in the News In the News

Elliott-Dorans for RAISE the Vote: Fostering Youth Participation in Primaries

Dr. Lauren Elliott-Dorans

Dr. Lauren Elliott-Dorans was recently invited to be a guest contributor for the American Political Science Association’s RAISE the Vote campaign, which features blog posts from political scientists who teach and conduct research on the area of civic participation. Elliott-Dorans is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Political Science. She […]

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February 22, 2020 at 9:02 amFaculty in the News In the News

Stroup Takes Second, People’s Choice at 3-Minute Thesis Competition

From Ohio University News Graduate student Rachel Stroup finished second and also won the master’s student People’s Choice Award at Ohio University’s annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on Feb. 19. Stroup, who is pursuing a master’s in English, presented, “The Brilliant Entrance to Hell Itself: Dance Halls, Moral Reform, and Rhetorics of […]

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February 21, 2020 at 11:31 amResearch

Allan Study Examines Effects of Marijuana Use on PTSD Symptoms, Suicidal Thoughts

Dr. Nicholas Allan

A study co-authored by Dr. Nicholas Allan in the journal Depression and Anxiety suggests marijuana use, especially for military personnel experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, may negatively impact suicidal thoughts and behavior. Allan’s research challenges the previous belief that medical marijuana could be used in helping treat PTSD. Allen […]

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February 21, 2020 at 9:36 amResearch

George Washington University Hatchet Quotes Vedder on Housing Costs

Dr. Richard Vedder

The George Washington University Hatchet quotes Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Officials reduce number of housing price options for 2020-21 academic year.” Richard Vedder, an emeritus professor of economics at Ohio University, said housing and dining costs have generally been rising […]

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February 20, 2020 at 4:16 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Green Roof To Take Root This Spring atop Schoonover

The roof over the entrance to Schoonover Center will become a green roof in Spring 2020. Photo by Ben Siegel/Ohio University

From Ohio University News Ohio University’s new green roof project will soon be taking root this spring on the roof over the Schoonover Center lobby. A series of grants, including an Academic Innovation Accelerator grant for $256,000, is making the project possible, said Dr. Kim Thompson, Assistant Professor of Instruction […]

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February 20, 2020 at 4:06 pmIn Class News

Khorashad and Govorov Author Article on ‘Hot’ Electrons and Chiral-Growth Mechanism

Larousse Khosravi Khorashad

Ohio University alum Larousse Khosravi Khorashad and Dr. Alexander Govorov co-authored an article on “Hot Electrons Generated in Chiral Plasmonic Nanocrystals as a Mechanism for Surface Photochemistry and Chiral Growth” in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Khorashad earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of Arts & […]

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February 20, 2020 at 1:47 pmUncategorized