Post Tagged with: "Faculty Research"

Barr-Melej examines Chile’s path amid violent upheavals of the ‘Global 1968’

Dr. Patrick Barr-Melej

From Ohio University News From Mexico City to Paris and beyond, 1968 saw massive protests, political violence, the assertion of new values, and explosions of artistic expression that together challenged dominant structures, ideologies, and sensibilities amid the Cold War. Even Ohio University would find itself closing amid riots in May […]

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October 14, 2021 at 1:32 pmResearch

Schenk to use desert flowers to pursue an unanswered question about macroevolution

Dr. John Schenk

From Ohio University News What can researchers learn about evolution from a family of flowering desert plants common to North America? Quite a lot, especially if they can get a nearly complete picture of an entire genus and observe not just changes in form, but also changes in function. Scientists […]

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August 16, 2021 at 1:06 pmResearch

Sandal investigates Turkey’s political ambitions, religious populism in new publications

Dr. Nukhet Sandal

From Ohio University News Looking forward to vibrant discussions this fall with students Dr. Nukhet Sandal, teaching a course on Middle Eastern politics this fall, brings some fresh-off-the-presses perspective from two publications this summer about her research on Turkey’s politics. “While our news cycle here in the United States has […]

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August 9, 2021 at 12:29 pmNews

Brian Collins dives into ancient Sanskrit poem and comes up with—a modern plotline?

Dr. Brian Collins

From Ohio University News How does a non-traditional college student end up a preeminent scholar decoding an ancient Indian myth about a Hindu god with a resemblance to Oedipus? And why was he drawn to a dark character who could have been the model for Star Wars’ Kylo Ren? Dr. […]

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July 15, 2021 at 10:35 amNews Research

Ghirmai Negash talks about censorship and liberation, the life of an African writer

One of the prominent intellectuals and writers in his country, Ghirmai Negash had a leading role at the "Against all Odds Conference on African languages and literatures" in 2001 at Asmara,  From right, Ghirmai Negash, Abdellatif Abdalla (Kenyan poet and professor at the University of Leipzig); Ngugi wa Thiong'o (world-renowned Kenyan novelist and cultural theorist); Sheriff Hatata (Egyptian writer and medical doctor; Nawal El Saadawi’s spouse); Charles Cantalupo (poet and professor at Penn State and organizer of the conference).

From Ohio University News For many African writers, censorship can entail a lived experience as well as a current threat, even for those who emigrated to the United States. Ghirmai Negash danced close to the flame of censorship several times before arriving at Ohio University. So re-examining the impact of censorship on the […]

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July 6, 2021 at 3:39 pmNews Research

Snell gets NSF grant to transform the model for examining climate change and forests

Dr. Rebecca Snell

From Ohio University News Dr. Rebecca Snell will construct a new way to predict how forests might respond to climate change—filling in some big gaps in scientists’ methods and knowledge—thanks to a National Science Foundation grant designed for potentially transformative research. Her study will bridge the space between empirical studies where […]

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July 6, 2021 at 1:44 pmNews Research

Curran searches for clues to human dispersal into Europe along the Danube River

Curran searches for clues to human dispersal into Europe along the Danube River

From Ohio University News Early human ancestors (hominins) dispersing from Africa into Eurasia 2 million years ago would have found a hospitable environment to enter Europe through southern Romania along the Danube River and its tributaries, says an Ohio University anthropologist. An international research team is working to find evidence […]

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June 28, 2021 at 1:02 pmResearch