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NBC News: Roosenburg Gives Turtles Headstart in Maryland Classrooms

NBC News: Roosenburg Gives Turtles Headstart in Maryland Classrooms

NBC News reporter Wynne Anderson reports from Chesapeake Bay–where Ohio University’s Dr. Willem Roosenburg is researching diamondback terrapins, including whether using area schoolchildren as turtle babysitters for eight months helps Roosenburg has been collecting baby terrapins from the Bay for eight years and giving them to school classrooms to raise. […]

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July 16, 2013 at 10:26 amFaculty in the News In the News Research

Biologists Revive Chestnut Tree at Former Coal Mine Sites

Biologists Revive Chestnut Tree at Former Coal Mine Sites

By Philip Barnes Keith Gilland ’13Ph.D. is working to bring life back to old coal mining sites in Ohio by reintroducing a long-lost species, the American chestnut tree. This “redwood of the east” used to cover 25 percent of the forests in the eastern United States. Save for a few […]

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July 15, 2013 at 1:54 pmResearch

Algebra: The Fellowship of the Rings

Algebra: The Fellowship of the Rings

“The order of the factors does not alter the product,” everyone learns in elementary school. This property, the commutativity of multiplication, which is indeed true for integers and real numbers, is not true in other settings.  In fact, the emphasis at the Ohio University Center of Ring Theory and its […]

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July 15, 2013 at 12:43 pmNews Research

10 Things You Need to Know About Our Surveillance Society

10 Things You Need to Know About Our Surveillance Society

Second in a series of articles on our surveillance society. John Gilliom and Torin Monahan’s book SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society is just in time for the national dialogue on surveillance and power. “Why do we call this a surveillance society? Because virtually all significant social, institutional, or […]

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July 12, 2013 at 8:48 amNews Research

Accelerator Lab Lets Visiting NY Students Shine in Neutron Measurements

Accelerator Lab Lets Visiting NY Students Shine in Neutron Measurements

This summer Prof. Stephen Padalino from the State University of New York at Geneseo and Prof. Mark Yuly from Houghton College and 10 of their undergraduate research students will be using the tandem accelerator at the John E. Edwards Accelerator Laboratory at Ohio University to make high energy neutrons related […]

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July 11, 2013 at 8:58 amNews Research

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