Archive for November, 2021

Ohio University researchers find bobcat population rising, with room for growth

Graduate student Marrissa Dyck is part of an Ohio University research team that is using multiple data sources, including camera traps, to develop management strategies for the recovering bobcat (lynx rufus).

From Ohio University News Ohio University researchers report that bobcats—Lynx rufus, the furry, spotty felines not the OHIO students—are expanding across the state and have adequate habitat to continue rebounding. Researchers led by Dr. Viorel Popescu have been studying the ecology and threats to the bobcat population over the past […]

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November 17, 2021 at 9:40 amResearch

BBC quotes Akil Houston on Kanye West’s new album

Dr. Akil Houston

The BBC Profile program interviewed Dr. Akil Houston on the release of Donda, Kanye West’s newest album. I still remember the first time I saw him on MTV. There was something different about the way that he talked about his craft and what he saw on the horizon. He showed the […]

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November 9, 2021 at 4:28 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Ohio University names five outstanding Presidential Research Scholars

Dr. Arthur Smith with his group’s spin- polarized scanning tunneling microscope.

From Ohio University News Ohio University named five professors from physics, engineering, communications and business as its 2021-22 Presidential Research Scholars. “These faculty are internationally recognized for their success in advancing the state of knowledge in their respective fields,” said Joseph Shields, vice president for research and creative activity. “We […]

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November 9, 2021 at 3:37 pmNews

Alumnus returns as visiting research scholar, adds international dimension to research on speech

Dr. Mark Gibson

From Ohio University News Ohio University alumnus Dr. Mark Gibson returns to Athens this semester to share his experimental work studying speech with faculty and students in two colleges. A native of Athens, Gibson earned both a B.A.  and an M.A. in Spanish from the College of Arts & Sciences, […]

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November 5, 2021 at 10:18 amNews

Jaclyn Maxwell’s new book examines socioeconomic status in the early days of Christianity

Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell at Balikligol, Sanliurfa Province, in southeastern Turkey.

From Ohio University News In her new book, Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell takes a subject that still resonates today—socioeconomic status—back to late antiquity and examines how upper-class Roman church leaders looked back upon the fishermen and manual laborers at the foundation of their religion. Simplicity and Humility in Late Antique Christian […]

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November 4, 2021 at 1:03 pmResearch

Alumni News | Touching history in Rome rekindled Kristin Osborne’s passion

From left, Kristen Osborne, Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell, and OHIO students in Rome.

From Ohio University News Just when Ohio University alumna Kristin Osborne ’18 was questioning herself and her career plans, along came Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell’s spring break program in Rome. Now she’s still passionate about history and confidently making career choices in a personal storyline with many chapters still to come. […]

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November 4, 2021 at 8:43 amAlumni News