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Math Teacher Circles: Why Should the Kids Have All the Fun?

Math Teacher Circles: Why Should the Kids Have All the Fun?

Are math lovers the new underground? In the former Soviet Union, students who wanted to learn more—at the time the Soviets were dictating what was allowable in terms of research and studies—gathered in kitchens and living rooms in small groups to do…math. “Math circles,” as they were known, were “something […]

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July 23, 2013 at 3:55 pmNews

‘Soul Biscuits’ Nourish Ohio University Faculty, says Prof

‘Soul Biscuits’ Nourish Ohio University Faculty, says Prof

By Angela Woodward Compass July 22, 2013 A summer cultural series organized by an Ohio University visiting assistant professor is bringing Athens-area adults together to nourish their social and intellectual needs. Dubbed “Soul Biscuits,” the series features musical performances, educational classes and discussion groups. It began in May with events […]

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July 22, 2013 at 1:07 pmNews

Boaler: Fairchild’s 21st Annual International Mango Festival!

Boaler: Fairchild’s 21st Annual International Mango Festival!

By Julian Boaler ’14 Environmental and Plant Biology Major, Ohio University Summer internship at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL Hello everyone, This past weekend (7/13-7/14) I had the delightful opportunity to take part in Fairchild’s Mango Festival! As you might infer from the name, the whole festival […]

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July 18, 2013 at 2:10 pmNews

Algebra: The Fellowship of the Rings

Algebra: The Fellowship of the Rings

“The order of the factors does not alter the product,” everyone learns in elementary school. This property, the commutativity of multiplication, which is indeed true for integers and real numbers, is not true in other settings.  In fact, the emphasis at the Ohio University Center of Ring Theory and its […]

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July 15, 2013 at 12:43 pmNews 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

10 Things You Need to Know About Our Surveillance Society

10 Things You Need to Know About Our Surveillance Society

Second in a series of articles on our surveillance society. John Gilliom and Torin Monahan’s book SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society is just in time for the national dialogue on surveillance and power. “Why do we call this a surveillance society? Because virtually all significant social, institutional, or […]

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July 12, 2013 at 8:48 amNews Research

If You’d Rather Be Frodo Baggins or Sam Gamgee…Start Your Dream Here

If You’d Rather Be Frodo Baggins or Sam Gamgee…Start Your Dream Here

By Steve Hays Associate Professor Department of Classics and World Religions Dear Joe, C.S. Lewis (the Narnia guy and Milton scholar at Oxford and Cambridge), summing up his life at age 18, when he was admitted to Oxford, said: Nearly all that I loved I believed to be imaginary; nearly […]

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July 12, 2013 at 8:02 amIn Class News