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Ryu: How Government Shutdown Affects Retirement

Dr. Jay Ryu

Jennie L. Phipps of Bankrate.com quoted Dr. Jay E. Ryu, Associate Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, in a Oct. 1 post “How Shutdown Affects Retirement.” If the federal shutdown persists, your retirement and even your retirement planning could be affected. Here’s […]

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October 7, 2013 at 6:10 pmFaculty in the News In the News News

Good Housekeeping: Distract Yourself, Zoccola Says

Good Housekeeping: Distract Yourself, Zoccola Says

Dr. Peggy Zoccola, Assistant Professor of Psychology, appears in the “Real women, real-world advice” section an article in the October 2013 edition of Good Housekeeping with simple advice from her recent study on how dwelling on stressful events can increase inflammation in the body. “If you only do one thing […]

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September 27, 2013 at 8:35 amFaculty in the News In the News

Beyond Cheerleading: Governing Boards Should Exercise More Oversight

“Institutional reform depends on three ‘I’ words: information, incentives, and innovation. Let me discuss each of these words in the context of institutional governance,” said Dr. Richard Vedder as he addressed members of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Vedder is Director of the Center for College Affordability […]

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September 23, 2013 at 9:04 amFaculty in the News In the News

NBC: 450 Million Years Ago, Rising Peaks Let Invasive Species In

“The rise of the forerunners of the Appalachian Mountains may have opened the gates for invasive species to storm the lost continent that gave rise to North America, new research suggests,” writes NBC News’ Science blogger Charles Q. Choi on Sept. 3 Such research could shed light on how to […]

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September 4, 2013 at 10:59 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Houston Named Among Top African American Professors in Ohio

Houston Named Among Top African American Professors in Ohio

Ohio University professor and alum Dr. Akil Houston has been named to a list of the Top 25 African American Professors in Ohio at Online Schools Ohio, run by StateStats.org. Houston is Assistant Professor of Cultural and Media Studies in the Department of African American Studies in the College of […]

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August 29, 2013 at 9:53 amFaculty in the News In the News 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

WSJ: Vedder on Obama College Costs Proposal

Wall Street Journal writer Allysia Finley interviewed Dr. Richard Vedder, Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences, on “how subsidies fuel rising prices and why there’s a ‘bubble’ in student loans and college enrollment.” College […]

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August 24, 2013 at 12:21 pmFaculty in the News In the News