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SuperVision: With Surveillance Comes Power

SuperVision: With Surveillance Comes Power

First in a series of articles on our surveillance society. Video cameras monitor the streets and sidewalks. Cell phones record locations and messages. Facebook postings share intimate information. Credit card transactions are logged and assessed. A visit to the ATM leaves a data trail. A police officer watches the intersection. […]

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July 2, 2013 at 2:22 pmEvents Research

Heath Kersell Builds Sophisticated Equipment to Analyze Materials for New Technologies

Heath Kersell Builds Sophisticated Equipment to Analyze Materials for New Technologies

By Jessica Salerno Office of Research Communications Few physics students can say that they helped analyze a first-of-its-kind molecular motor, published a research article in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology, and helped the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to construct a major new piece of scientific equipment all […]

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June 28, 2013 at 8:08 pmResearch

Team Explores How Working Memory May Help Second Language Aquisition

Team Explores How Working Memory May Help Second Language Aquisition

  “Learning a new language can be a challenge, as new vocabulary and grammatical rules can be hard for some people to grasp. To address this issue, several linguistics graduate students are examining how a person’s working memory capacity, which is how well a person can process and retain knowledge, […]

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June 24, 2013 at 2:44 pmResearch

Student Gets Naval History Grant to Study Reagan Administration

The Navy History and Heritage Command recognized four individuals—one of them a doctoral student in history at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences—on June 17 for works they are proposing to publish that will further the understanding and application of current U.S. Navy strategy through historical context. They will […]

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June 18, 2013 at 3:15 pmIn the News Research Students in the News

Miner: ‘A War-Winning Weapon: Soviet Women During World War Two’

Dr. Steve Miner, Professor of History and Director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences, presented a paper at a conference on Women in Warfare: From Troy to the Trenches in June at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict […]

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June 18, 2013 at 1:06 pmFaculty in the News Research

Top 10: A Tiny Violet, Stumbled Upon in the Andes

Top 10: A Tiny Violet, Stumbled Upon in the Andes

High in the towering Andes Mountains of Peru, Professor Hugh Iltis was on his hands and knees looking for the haze filter that had fallen off his camera. Like Gulliver amid the Lilliputians, he stared at a miniaturized world through his hand lens. The year was 1962. The tiny plant […]

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June 18, 2013 at 11:14 amNews Research

Ballard Gets Baker Award for Latin American Violets Research

Ballard Gets Baker Award for Latin American Violets Research

Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology, was among three Ohio University faculty awarded a spring 2013 Baker Fund award. Ballard’s research, “Completing collaborative taxonomic studies of Latin American violets (Violaceae)” was awarded $12,000. He began studying tropical American violets while earning his doctoral degree in the […]

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June 13, 2013 at 2:52 pmResearch