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Flipped Out! The Flipped-Classroom Experience in General Physics

Flipped Out! The Flipped-Classroom Experience in General Physics

By Drs. Justin Frantz, Ken Hicks and David Ingram Physics & Astronomy What was it like before being flipped? Here’s some background: The course General Physics had been taught in a standard lecture-style format, with a primary audience of engineering students who are required to pass it to complete their […]

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February 4, 2014 at 11:44 amIn Class News

How Do They Know Which Way Is Up?

How Do They Know Which Way Is Up?

Gravity. Actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney provided a theatrical look at how humans might experience the lack of gravity in space. But what about plants? Humans have touched the moon and sequenced the human genome. But answers to how plants respond to gravity are just now being unlocked—by students […]

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January 30, 2014 at 12:53 pmIn Class Research

Save the Puppies, Says Political Science Class

Save the Puppies, Says Political Science Class

By Andrea Frazier from Compass Students in an introductory-level Political Science course are engaging with the local community to raise awareness about the detriment of puppy mills and to make positive change at Ohio University and in the Athens area. The course, POLS 1600: Engaging Politics, is taught by Dr. […]

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December 11, 2013 at 8:09 amIn Class

Faculty Invited to Conversations on Undergraduate Education Goals, Nov. 22

College of Arts & Sciences faculty are invited to join Dr. Beth Quitslund, Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Robert Frank, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in a conversation about the goals of an undergraduate education at Ohio University. “As members of the General Education Taskforce, Beth […]

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November 1, 2013 at 2:10 amAnnouncements Events In Class

Plant Biology Internships Available at 20 Locations

Plant Biology Internships Available at 20 Locations

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology offers plant biology internships with host institutions around the United States for upper-level plant biology majors and minors interested in gaining a comprehensive career experience. The Plant Biology Majors Internships Program offers positions with many host institutions in and around Athens, around Ohio […]

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October 7, 2013 at 8:28 pmAnnouncements In Class News

New Gordy ‘Holo-Deck’ Takes Students…Everywhere

New Gordy ‘Holo-Deck’ Takes Students…Everywhere

By Jill Wallenhorst, Compass What sounds more appealing: going to class or going to the moon? There is a place on Ohio University’s Athens Campus that allows students to do both. Welcome to Gordy 015. One component of OHIO’s Language Resource Center, this high-tech facility dedicated to language learning now […]

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October 3, 2013 at 7:39 amIn Class News

Athens News: OU Prof Hits on Right Formula for Teaching Chemistry

Photo by Eric Masson

  Dr. Eric Masson, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, has seen a 10 to 15 percent increase in grades in organic chemistry since he invented a computer game that works like dominoes. Students use cards with reagents, reactants, reaction conditions, and products […]

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August 28, 2013 at 8:09 amFaculty in the News In Class In the News