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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

OHIO physicists are getting even closer to the Big Bang, thanks to a new way to examine light from the past

Dr. Hee-Jong Seo

From Ohio University News Ohio University physicists are using data from 20 years of ground-based observations of the night sky from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to tackle a fundamental physics question: “What are the initial conditions of the universe?” By initial, they are referring to the universe’s primordial growth […]

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June 28, 2021 at 12:57 pmResearch

Schoen will help elevate humanities in new Ping Institute professorship

Dr. Brian Schoen

From Ohio University News Dr. Brian Schoen brings his expertise in teaching the humanities and connecting with the community to his new role as the James Richard Hamilton/Baker and Hostetler Professor of the Charles J. Ping Institute for Teaching of the Humanities. The Ohio University Board of Trustees made the […]

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June 22, 2021 at 4:18 pmNews

Tiny seedlings and 3 million worms: Two OHIO experiments head to International Space Station on June 3

NASA's SpaceX Commercial Resupply Mission-22 sits on the pad, ready for launch.

Watch live: Coverage of the launch of NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station on Thursday, June 3, at 1:29 p.m. EDT.   From Ohio University News When NASA’s SpaceX Commercial Resupply Mission-22 launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 3, it will […]

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May 26, 2021 at 6:42 pmNews