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Mickunas Books Probe How Civilizations, Cultures Can ‘Incarcerate’ a Person

Dr. Algis Mickunas

Dr. Algis Mickunas, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Ohio University, co-edited two new volumes, Carceral Civilizations Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, published by Nova Science Publishers. Mickunas, who has been a Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences since 2008, partnered with Joseph J. Pilotta of Vilnius Gedimino University […]

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September 17, 2020 at 1:48 pmResearch

Alvarado-Serrano Developing High Performance Computing Cluster for Undergraduate Use

Dr. Dr. Alvarado-Serrano received an 1804 grant to create a high performance computer cluster at Ohio University.

Dr. Diego F. Alvarado-Serrano, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a grant of $77,612 from the 1804 Fund of the Ohio University Foundation for the development of an entry-level high performance computing (HPC) cluster at Ohio University. It is currently scheduled to be up and running for undergraduate use by […]

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September 17, 2020 at 1:05 pmResearch

Hines Publishes on RNA-Targeted Drug Discovery

Dr. Jennifer Hines

Dr. Jennifer Hines recently published a paper on targeting small molecules to disrupt the regulatory function of bacterial RNA. Her research group, in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Bergmeier’s research group, investigated the effect that limiting molecule flexibility had on RNA binding and function. “While the skeletal structure of RNA is very […]

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September 15, 2020 at 4:48 pmResearch

Stigall Organizes Free Conference, Brings Together Researchers from Six Continents

Dr. Alycia Stigall hosts “The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event.”

When the annual meeting of the UNESCO funded international geoscience project that she co-chairs was canceled, Dr. Alycia Stigall decided that scientific conferences are essential for building collaborations and advancing scientific knowledge, and so she found a way to host “The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event” conference despite […]

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September 15, 2020 at 2:41 pmNews Research

DeForest Authors Several Papers on Enzyme Activity in Southeast Ohio Soil

Dr. Jared DeForest

Dr. Jared DeForest has authored several journal articles this year, most recently continuing his research on the effects of fertilizer on the soil in southeast Ohio forests. DeForest has been studying changes in the nutrient composition of the soil in forests, including a rise in the maple tree population and […]

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September 14, 2020 at 9:28 pmResearch

Musaraj’s New Book Examines Pyramid Schemes in Post-Socialist Albania

Musaraj’s New Book Examines Pyramid Schemes in Post-Socialist Albania

Dr. Smoki Musaraj‘s new book, Tales from Albarado: Pyramid Schemes and Ponzi Logic of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania, is an ethnographic piece that tells the story of how the collapse of large Albanian pyramid firms resulted in anarchy and nearly a civil war. Musaraj outlines how people from all walks […]

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September 8, 2020 at 6:04 amResearch

Curran Digs into Animal Fossils in Romania in Search of Human Migration Answers

Dr. Sabrina Curran

If early human ancestors (hominins) dispersing from Africa into Eurasia 2 million years ago moved through southern Romania, they would have found monkeys on foot rather than in trees, short-necked giraffes, rhinos, and saber-toothed cats—quite different from the Europe of today. During the early Pleistocene of Eurasia, these hominins also […]

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September 4, 2020 at 9:09 amResearch