Archive for August, 2022

Cassandra Thompson shows danger to frogs from pesticide, but points out a solution

A recently metamorphosed wood frog. Photo by Cassie Thompson.A recently metamorphosed wood frog. Photo by Cassie Thompson.

From Ohio University News Ohio University graduate student Cassandra Thompson’s research highlights the need to understand the tradeoffs of using pesticides on invasive species and the effects on vulnerable species such as amphibians. Her article on “Carryover effects of pesticide exposure and pond drying on performance, behavior, and sex ratios […]

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August 31, 2022 at 12:27 pmNews Research

Damian Nance book provides new chapters on history of Earth

Damian Nance (right) with colleagues (left to right) Brendan Murphy (Canada), Rob Strachan (U.K.) and Cecilio Quesada (Spain) in 2005 examining an outcrop in the Ural Mountains of Russia that shows almost identical relationships to those in the northern Appalachians, the U.K., and western Europe.

  From Ohio University News Twenty-five years ago, a book by two geology professors described an amazing history of the world, a cycle of mountains rising and continents colliding. Now Damian Nance and Margaret Thompson bring together scientists from around the world in a new book—with new scientific insights that […]

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August 12, 2022 at 12:44 pmNews Research

South African human rights advocate brings his work to OHIO this fall

Mohamed "Shafie" Ameermia

From Ohio University News South African human rights advocate Mohamed “Shafie” Ameermia arrives in Athens on Sept. 1, bringing with him a lifetime of expertise and experience to share with Ohio University students as a Robert and Rene Glidden Visiting Professor. Ameermia is a legal consultant and the current commissioner […]

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August 11, 2022 at 10:16 amEvents News

Chemistry lab students predict spread of COVID-19 with kinetics models

Students in the spring kinetics lab predicted daily cases for the 2022-23 academic year.

From Ohio University News Chemist Jixin Chen looked at the rapid spread of COVID-19 early in the pandemic and saw a novel opportunity for his kinetics lab, where they study the rates of reactions. The first time he ran the lab in spring 2021, undergraduate students concluded that social regulations […]

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August 10, 2022 at 3:12 pmIn Class News

Alumni News | Hannah Koerner fills her NYC apartment and career with books

Hannah Koerner, now with Hachette Book Group in New York City

From Ohio University News Ohio University alumna Hannah Koerner ’17BA interned with two publishing companies as a student. Now she’s living her dream working for a book publisher in New York City. “In college, I got all the publishing-related experience I could through internships at OHIO and summer internships in […]

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August 10, 2022 at 2:48 pmAlumni News

Physics Ph.D. student wins Best Speaker Award at international conference in Spain

Eva Yazmin Santiago Santos

From Ohio University News Physics doctoral student Eva Yazmin Santiago Santos received a prestigious Best Speaker Award at a large international conference in Spain for her talk describing hot-electron generation of nanoparticles. “I had presented a poster and given a virtual talk at other international conferences before. However, this was […]

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August 5, 2022 at 9:14 amNews Research

Japanese students return to Chubu with new English skills, fun memories

Japanese students return to Chubu with new English skills, fun memories

From Ohio University News Chubu University students returned home to Japan in July after spending four months in Athens in an English as a second language program with the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE). The Chubu students—46 of them—studied abroad in Athens to improve their English skills, immerse themselves in […]

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August 4, 2022 at 4:02 pmNews