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Eastern Forests Are on the Move—Here Come the Maples

Eastern Forests Are on the Move—Here Come the Maples

Earth Day Quiz: Eastern Deciduous Forest (True/False) Forest cover is at the lowest level since European settlement. Native Americans and Smokey the Bear both tried to keep forest fires from starting. Forests are changing because of drought conditions caused by climate change. Passenger pigeons may have been helpful to oak […]

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May 5, 2013 at 4:06 pmResearch

Dean’s Scratch-and-Sniff NIH Test Helps Patients, Researchers

Dean Robert Frank and Dr. Nancy Tatarek share a common interest in bones. On visiting Tatarek's forensic anthropology lab, Frank discovered that they both have skull casts that were surgically perforated, or trephined, about 400 years ago.

Dean Robert Frank and Dr. Nancy Tatarek share a common interest in bones. On visiting Tatarek’s forensic anthropology lab, Frank discovered that they both have skull casts that were surgically perforated, or trephined, about 400 years ago. Imagine the following circumstances. You are taking a new drug developed to minimize […]

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May 5, 2013 at 4:06 pmNews Research

Half of Research Committee Spring Awards Go to A&S Faculty

Half of the faculty projects selected by the Ohio University Research Committee  for funding during its spring 2013 cycle are from the College of Arts & Sciences. In total, the committee awarded $62,832 to eight projects on topics such as identifying the genetic traits of individuals with social anxiety disorder […]

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May 4, 2013 at 9:51 pmResearch

Flash Nonfiction Guide is 2012 Book of the Year Finalist

Flash Nonfiction Guide is 2012 Book of the Year Finalist

A handbook on flash nonfiction edited by Ohio University Creative Writing Director Dinty W. Moore is a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews‘ 2012 Book of the Year Awards. The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction is named in two separate categories – Writing and Anthologies. Featuring 26 […]

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May 4, 2013 at 4:06 pmResearch

Gilliom’s ‘SuperVision’ Examines Drones, Border Security and More in a Surveillance Society

Gilliom’s ‘SuperVision’ Examines Drones, Border Security and More in a Surveillance Society

Just as the dialogue on border security and immigration heats up—and as police departments bring drones from the battlefield to the neighborhood, Ohio University’s John Gilliom and co-author Torin Monahan of the University of North Carolina take a close look at the surveillance society in their new book SuperVision. Among […]

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May 4, 2013 at 4:06 pmResearch

Do Women Affect Climate Change? Fulbright Scholar Asks

Do Women Affect Climate Change? Fulbright Scholar Asks

Forget Superman spinning around the world to turn back history. Steve Scanlan wants to know if empowered women can help protect the planet. Researchers have studied the effect of climate change on women, but Professor Scanlan says there’s an important question not yet examined: What is the effect of women […]

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April 19, 2013 at 4:06 pmResearch