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How Much Appetite Does Soil Have for Climate Change?

How Much Appetite Does Soil Have for Climate Change?

Above the soil, trees and crops are dining on carbon dioxide—even grabbing more than scientists originally expected from the atmosphere. They might suck some of that carbon into their roots, or lay it down upon the soil as they wither with winter. While one Ohio University researcher is studying how […]

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March 25, 2014 at 3:52 pmResearch

Bikowski Featured Speaker as India Teachers Discuss English Training for Workforce

Bikowski Featured Speaker as India Teachers Discuss English Training for Workforce

Dr. Dawn Bikowski, Director of the English Language Improvement Program at Ohio University, was a featured speaker at the Teacher Educator Conference 2014 put on by the British Council in Hyderabad, India, in February. It’s the largest teacher education conference in India. Bikowski spoke on “The Pedagogy of Collaboration: Teaching […]

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March 20, 2014 at 3:12 pmAlumni Research

Nance Article Named Among Top in 25 Years of Gondwana Research

Dr. R. Damian Nance’s article “The supercontinent cycle: A retrospective essay” was named one of 25 papers in a virtual special issues celebrating the 25-year history of Gondwana Research. Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. Gondwana Research is an international journal aimed to promote high quality […]

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March 20, 2014 at 11:16 amResearch

Thompson Invited Talk: ‘Peril of African American Men in Higher Education Policy’

Thompson Invited Talk: ‘Peril of African American Men in Higher Education Policy’

  Dr. Debra Thompson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, gave an invited talk on March 5 as part of the Conversation Series at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. The title of the talk was “Color-Void: The Peril of African American Men in Higher Education Policy.” […]

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March 11, 2014 at 12:01 pmResearch

Drabold Invited to Speak at University of Cambridge Symposium

Drabold Invited to Speak at University of Cambridge Symposium

Dr. David A. Drabold, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio University, gives an invited review lecture at  the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry in March. He will address “First principles simulations of phase-change materials” at the upcoming symposium, “Doped Amorphous Chalcogenides and Devices,” at Trinity College, University […]

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March 11, 2014 at 11:42 amResearch

Student Traces Narrative Psychology Through Young Male Protagonists

Student Traces Narrative Psychology Through Young Male Protagonists

By Taylor Evans from Perspectives What do the characters Pi, Ponyboy, and Holden Caulfield have in common? Besides being the protagonists of three popular novels, they’re also the subject of Spencer Smith‘s student thesis. Smith, an English major in the Honors Tutorial College, examined narrative psychology in young adult literature. The […]

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March 10, 2014 at 7:12 pmResearch

Ross Publishes Article on Realism, Emotion, and Dynamic Allegiances in Global Politics

Ross Publishes Article on Realism, Emotion, and Dynamic Allegiances in Global Politics

Dr. Andrew Ross, Assistant Professor of Political Science, published an article on “Realism, Emotion, and Dynamic Allegiances in Global Politics” in International Theory5, no. 2 (2013): 273-99. Abstract: This article appeals to classical realism for new insights into the role emotions play in shifting the terrain of political allegiance in […]

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March 3, 2014 at 8:30 amResearch