Alumni News | Gorscak Co-Authors Discovery of New Dinosaur with Heart-Shaped Tail

Dr. Pat O'Connor (left) and Dr. Eric Gorscak work in their lab at Ohio documenting fossil discoveries.

 Ohio University alumnus Dr. Eric Gorscak and Dr. Patrick O’Connor just published new exciting fossil discoveries from eastern Africa in PLOS ONE.  Gorscak is currently a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and new assistant professor at the Midwestern University in Downers Grove, just […]

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February 18, 2019 at 10:27 amAlumni Research

Quitslund Co-Edits ‘The Whole Book of Psalms’

Quitslund Co-Edits ‘The Whole Book of Psalms’

Dr. Beth Quitslund, Professor of English and Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate College, co-edited The Whole Book of Psalms: A Critical Edition of the Texts and Tunes with Dr. Nicholas Temperley, Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Renaissance English Text Society, 2018). “The Whole […]

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February 18, 2019 at 9:48 amResearch

Known for Supercontinent Cycle, Nance Receives Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. R. Damian Nance

Dr Damian Nance, widely renowned for his supercontinent cycle research, was awarded the Atlantic Geoscience Society’s 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award, the Gesner Medal, at the society’s annual banquet Feb. 9. Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. The Gesner Medal is presented to “a person who has, […]

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February 15, 2019 at 2:44 pmNews Research

Williams Monitors Contamination in Bald Eagle Nestlings in Upper Midwest

Bald eagle nestlings (Photo by Jeff Hays)

Ohio University biologist Dr. Kelly Williams teamed up with scientists from Raptor Environmental, the U.S. National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to analyze trends in chemical contamination in bald eagle nestlings at six study areas in the upper Midwest from […]

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February 13, 2019 at 10:43 amResearch

Tatarek Presents on Women’s Health and Mortality in Ohio’s Coal Mine Towns

Dr. Nancy Tatarek

By Aissatou Boye ’20 Dr. Nancy Tatarek, Associate Professor of Anthropology, presented a paper on “Nevertheless She Persisted: Women’s Health, Mortality and Lifecourse in Ohio’s Coal Mine Towns 1867-1950,” at the Social Science History Association conference in Phoenix in November. The theme for this year’s conference was “Histories of Disadvantage: […]

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February 12, 2019 at 4:15 pmResearch

History Ph.D. Student Secures Grant to Support Research in The Gambia

Sana Saidykhan

Sana Saidykhan, doctoral student in the History Department, recently secured a research grant jointly administered by The Gambia’s National Centre for Arts and Culture and Germany’s The Gerda Henkel Foundation. Saidykhan plans to use the funds, totaling 2,500 euros, to support his preliminary dissertation research in The Gambia this summer. Provisionally […]

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February 8, 2019 at 4:30 pmResearch

Alicke Gets Lifetime Career Award, Rios Gets Early Career Award

Dr. Mark Alicke

Dr. Mark Alicke received the 2018 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity, while Dr. Kimberly Rios received the 2018 Outstanding Early Career Award. “The Department of Psychology is extremely fortunate to count among its faculty the recipients of both the Distinguished Lifetime Career Award […]

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February 7, 2019 at 12:47 pmNews Research