Research

Madappa Prakash awarded most prestigious prize in nuclear astrophysics

Dr. Madappa Prakash

The American Physical Society awarded Dr. Madappa Prakash the 2022 Hans A. Bethe Prize, the most prestigious prize in the field of nuclear astrophysics, for his research about neutron stars and black holes. Prakash, professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Ohio University, was recognized “for fundamental contributions to […]

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October 20, 2021 at 8:22 amResearch

Geology students, faculty showcase their work on paleontology and environmental issues

Ian Forsythe with fossils collected in the field displayed back in the lab in Clippinger.

From Ohio University News Six graduate students and four faculty members from the Ohio University Geological Sciences Department shared their research at the recent Geological Society of America annual meeting Oct. 10-13. Five of the graduate students traveled to Portland, Arizona, to present their research in person, while another student […]

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October 19, 2021 at 1:22 pmNews Research

Barr-Melej examines Chile’s path amid violent upheavals of the ‘Global 1968’

Dr. Patrick Barr-Melej

From Ohio University News From Mexico City to Paris and beyond, 1968 saw massive protests, political violence, the assertion of new values, and explosions of artistic expression that together challenged dominant structures, ideologies, and sensibilities amid the Cold War. Even Ohio University would find itself closing amid riots in May […]

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October 14, 2021 at 1:32 pmResearch

Schenk to use desert flowers to pursue an unanswered question about macroevolution

Dr. John Schenk

From Ohio University News What can researchers learn about evolution from a family of flowering desert plants common to North America? Quite a lot, especially if they can get a nearly complete picture of an entire genus and observe not just changes in form, but also changes in function. Scientists […]

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August 16, 2021 at 1:06 pmResearch

Students enjoy diving into freshwater fish biology research in the Morris Lab

Undergraduate students Helen Stec (left) and Madison Parker (right) look into one of the large breeding mesocosm fish tanks in the Morris Lab. | Photo by Ben Siegel/Ohio University

Excerpted from Ohio University News A biology lab filled with thousands of freshwater fish from Mexico provides a hands-on setting for Ohio University students to examine how tiny, colorful swordtail fish are evolving and adapting. Dr. Molly Morris, professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides […]

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August 5, 2021 at 2:10 pmIn Class Research

Brian Collins dives into ancient Sanskrit poem and comes up with—a modern plotline?

Dr. Brian Collins

From Ohio University News How does a non-traditional college student end up a preeminent scholar decoding an ancient Indian myth about a Hindu god with a resemblance to Oedipus? And why was he drawn to a dark character who could have been the model for Star Wars’ Kylo Ren? Dr. […]

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July 15, 2021 at 10:35 amNews Research

Ghirmai Negash talks about censorship and liberation, the life of an African writer

One of the prominent intellectuals and writers in his country, Ghirmai Negash had a leading role at the "Against all Odds Conference on African languages and literatures" in 2001 at Asmara,  From right, Ghirmai Negash, Abdellatif Abdalla (Kenyan poet and professor at the University of Leipzig); Ngugi wa Thiong'o (world-renowned Kenyan novelist and cultural theorist); Sheriff Hatata (Egyptian writer and medical doctor; Nawal El Saadawi’s spouse); Charles Cantalupo (poet and professor at Penn State and organizer of the conference).

From Ohio University News For many African writers, censorship can entail a lived experience as well as a current threat, even for those who emigrated to the United States. Ghirmai Negash danced close to the flame of censorship several times before arriving at Ohio University. So re-examining the impact of censorship on the […]

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July 6, 2021 at 3:39 pmNews Research