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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

Messenger: OU Professor Pens New Book on Surveillance

Messenger: OU Professor Pens New Book on Surveillance

Athens Messenger reporter Kelly Doran interviewed Dr. John Gilliom, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University about his new book, SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society. Surveillance has become unavoidable in today’s society, a new book co-written by an Ohio […]

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July 23, 2013 at 9:31 pmFaculty in the News In the News

NBC News: Roosenburg Gives Turtles Headstart in Maryland Classrooms

NBC News: Roosenburg Gives Turtles Headstart in Maryland Classrooms

NBC News reporter Wynne Anderson reports from Chesapeake Bay–where Ohio University’s Dr. Willem Roosenburg is researching diamondback terrapins, including whether using area schoolchildren as turtle babysitters for eight months helps Roosenburg has been collecting baby terrapins from the Bay for eight years and giving them to school classrooms to raise. […]

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July 16, 2013 at 10:26 amFaculty in the News In the News Research

Hicks: Fossils Suggest Evidence of Supernova Explosion

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

“Imagine the following: A supernova explodes in the neighborhood of our solar system more than 2 million years ago, sending out a cloud of dust that eventually reaches Earth,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, in the July 14 Columbus Dispatch. Would there be evidence of this […]

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July 15, 2013 at 11:23 amFaculty in the News In the News News