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Hassett Co-Authors Paper Assessing Global Warming Impact on Tiny Atlantic Crustaceans

Hassett Co-Authors Paper Assessing Global Warming Impact on Tiny Atlantic Crustaceans

Where have all the codfish gone? Dr. R. Patrick Hassett, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, is a co-author on a paper assessing the impact of global warming on the North Atlantic food chain. The researchers are using a new technique to acquire data on a tiny crustacean that is a […]

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February 26, 2014 at 11:37 amResearch

Stephen’s New Book Focuses on Historic African American Resort Town

Stephen’s New Book Focuses on Historic African American Resort Town

By Natalia Radic Perspectives During two periods in the 20th century, a small Michigan town called Idlewild was a popular resort community for the black middle class. It attracted intellectuals such as Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois during the 1920s, and top black entertainers, from Jackie Wilson and the […]

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February 22, 2014 at 8:33 amResearch

How Can Students with ADHD Succeed in School?

Julie Owens and Steven Evans, Ohio University (Photo by Robb DeCamp)

By Corinne Colbert From Perspectives She was a classic case of a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A first-grader who impulsively pinched, shoved, and even bit her classmates. She failed to follow her teacher’s instructions and rarely completed her work. Luckily, her teacher was part of a research project run […]

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February 21, 2014 at 3:18 pmResearch

Executive Power: From the Politics of Hope to the Politics of Frustration

Executive Power: From the Politics of Hope to the Politics of Frustration

Months before debate erupted over the concept of the “imperial presidency” and “executive orders,” Dr. Kevin Mattson was at the Roosevelt Institute in Ireland detailing a view that the power asserted by FDR and used by LBJ was undermined by the Vietnam War—and that liberals are unlikely to sustain its […]

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February 16, 2014 at 4:16 pmNews Research

History Student Explores U.S. Looting of German Civilian Possessions in WWII

History Student Explores U.S. Looting of German Civilian Possessions in WWII

While the Monuments Men movie depicts German looting of Europe’s cultural treasures, History Ph.D. student Seth Givens writes about U.S. looting of German civilian possessions. Givens, a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department, published “Liberating the Germans: The US Army and Looting in Germany during the Second World War,” in […]

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February 7, 2014 at 9:29 amResearch

How Do They Know Which Way Is Up?

How Do They Know Which Way Is Up?

Gravity. Actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney provided a theatrical look at how humans might experience the lack of gravity in space. But what about plants? Humans have touched the moon and sequenced the human genome. But answers to how plants respond to gravity are just now being unlocked—by students […]

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January 30, 2014 at 12:53 pmIn Class Research

Alum, Ph.D. Student Featured in Southern Sin Anthology

Alum, Ph.D. Student Featured in Southern Sin Anthology

Two writers connected with the Ph.D. program in Creative Writing at Ohio University have published essays in the new anthology, Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South & Women Behaving Badly, recently released by In Fact Books.  Author Dorothy Allison writes in her introduction, “The most dangerous stories are […]

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