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Yiyue Zhang earned Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for her original research.
03/29/2021
Psychology Student Gets Student Enhancement Awards for Research - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Yiyue Zhang earned Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for her original research.

From Ohio University News A Psychology graduate student is among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research....

Congrats to Ryan Brown, Tyler Goerge, Mahima Sanyal, Courtney Silver-Peavey, Emily Watts, Shiyu Yuan, Nicole Hess, and J...
03/29/2021
Eight Biology Students Get Student Enhancement Awards for Research - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Congrats to Ryan Brown, Tyler Goerge, Mahima Sanyal, Courtney Silver-Peavey, Emily Watts, Shiyu Yuan, Nicole Hess, and Jackson Krejsa.

From Ohio University News Eight Biological Sciences students are among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Res...

History graduate students get awards for original research on contemporary history issues.
03/29/2021
Three History Students Get Student Enhancement Awards for Research - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

History graduate students get awards for original research on contemporary history issues.

From Ohio University News Three History students are among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Cr...

03/24/2021
OHIO Science Cafe - Chemotyping Natural Medicines Using Spectroscopy and Machine Learning

Ohio University's Science Cafe series finishes its spring lineup March 24 with Pete Harrington, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, to discuss, “Chemotyping Natural Medicines Using Spectroscopy and Machine Learning.”

Natural medicines and supplements are a growing market in the USA and globally. Examples include cannabis, black cohosh, cinnamon, and ginseng. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the AOAC-International, an organization of analytical science experts, are interested in developing methods for evaluating the quality of these plant-based products.

Unlike conventional pharmaceuticals that may contain only a handful of ingredients, botanicals, and their products, such as tinctures, oils, and extracts, may contain hundreds of chemical compounds. In addition, because plants are grown instead of synthesized like most drugs, their chemical composition may vary based on growing conditions, harvesting, and portions of the plants. In addition, natural medicines are susceptible to economic fraud, contamination, and adulteration.

One approach to characterizing botanical materials is by chemotyping, which provides a fingerprint of the chemical composition.

In his Science Cafe, Harrington will talk about how scientists develop rapid and accurate testing for maintaining the quality of the medicine and protecting the consumer.

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. For more information visit the Science Cafe website.

Spring Science Café Schedule
- Wed. Feb. 24: Karen Coschigano, Assoc. Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Guy Riefler, Professor, Civil Engineering, Wastewater: A COVID-19 Early Warning System.”
- Wed. Mar. 17: Dustin Grooms, Steven Pfeiffer, Janet Simon, Applied Health Sciences & Wellness, "The Brain, Body, and Biomechanics of Injury Recovery."
- Wed. Mar. 24: Pete Harrington, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, ““Chemotyping Natural Medicines Using Spectroscopy and Machine Learning.”

03/18/2021
Inaugural Ted Rose Lecture Series - Dr. Touré F. Reed

“The Pitfalls of Woke Neoliberalism: The Conservative Implications of Liberal Race Reductionism”

Dr. Touré F. Reed is a Professor of 20th Century U.S. and Afro-American History at Illinois State University. He earned his B.A. in American Studies from Hampshire College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. Professor Reed has published in Catalyst, the Journal of American Ethnic History, LABOR, Nonsite.org, Black Agenda Report, Commondreams, Jacobin, The Nation, and The New Republic. He is the author of Not Alms But Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950 (UNC Press) and Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism (Verso Books).

03/17/2021
OHIO Science Cafe - The Brain, Body, and Biomechanics of Injury Recovery

Ohio University's Science Cafe series continues its spring lineup with Dustin Grooms, Steven Pfeiffer, and Janet Simon, faculty members in Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, to discuss, “The Brain, Body, and Biomechanics of Injury Recovery” on March 17 at 5 p.m.

This cafe will give an immersive experience from the point of view of an orthopedic patient recovering from injury. Grooms, Pfeiffer and Simon will explore how common sports-related orthopedic injuries occur and what a typical patient will experience over the course of their recovery.

Join Grooms, Pfeiffer and Simon, as take the audience into their laboratories to explore the types of advanced and personalized analyses they employ in their research labs–giving an overview of how human movement is quantified, cartilage responds after exercise and damage, and the brain controls movement after injury. The researchers will also discuss how they use neuroplasticity–the brain’s ability to adapt, master new skills and recover from a traumatic injury–to augment patient recovery.

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Spring Science Café Schedule
- Wed. Feb. 24: Karen Coschigano, Assoc. Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Guy Riefler, Professor, Civil Engineering, Wastewater: A COVID-19 Early Warning System.”
- Wed. Mar. 17: Dustin Grooms, Steven Pfeiffer, Janet Simon, Applied Health Sciences & Wellness, "The Brain, Body, and Biomechanics of Injury Recovery."
- Wed. Mar. 24: Pete Harrington, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

As the March 15 registration deadline for the 2021 Virtual Expo looms, keyboards are clacking and neurons are firing all...
03/10/2021
Expo Deadline Has Creativity Up all over Campus; Watch out for Zlorps and Woodland Spirits - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

As the March 15 registration deadline for the 2021 Virtual Expo looms, keyboards are clacking and neurons are firing all over campus as Ohio University students prepare for the opportunity to showcase their research and creative projects....

As the March 15 registration deadline for the 2021 Virtual Expo looms, keyboards are clacking and neurons are firing all over campus as Ohio University students prepare for the opportunity to showcase their research and creative projects. Everyone—graduate, undergraduate, medical, online and regio...

02/24/2021
OHIO Science Cafe - Wastewater: A COVID-19 Early Warning System

Ohio University's Science Cafe series continues its spring lineup Feb. 24 with Karen Coschigano, associate professor of biomedical sciences, and Guy Riefler, professor of civil engineering, to discuss, “Wastewater: A COVID-19 Early Warning System.”

One year into a global pandemic, we still struggle with basic questions. What actions do we need to take to remain safe? Can we predict COVID outbreaks before they spread further? Remarkably, many of the guidelines we follow today, including masking, social distancing, and avoiding close contacts, are no different than guidance from the Spanish Flu of the early 1900s.

At the beginning of Spring semester, Coschigano and Riefler began implementing a new early warning system to give Ohio University another tool to detect COVID outbreaks.

Infected individuals shed coronavirus via f***s 7-14 days before they begin to show symptoms. Riefler and his team of students, in collaboration with Facilities, have been collecting wastewater from university sewers fed by dorms. Using molecular biology, Coschigano extracts RNA from these wastewater composite samples, finds RNA sequences that match the coronavirus, and measures how many copies of the virus are present. Regular testing is allowing the university to monitor coronavirus levels and predict locations of outbreak and spread. Coupled with the university’s ongoing COVID testing program for students, the university hopes to keep the university and greater community safer.

In this Science Cafe, Coschigano and Riefler will take everyone on a live field trip into a sewer manhole to see the sample collection process. They will then explore the tremendous power and versatility of molecular biology techniques used to better understand, detect and combat COVID.

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. For more information visit the Science Cafe website.

Spring Science Café Schedule
- Wed. Feb. 24: Karen Coschigano, Assoc. Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Guy Riefler, Professor, Civil Engineering, Wastewater: A COVID-19 Early Warning System.”
- Wed. Mar. 17: Dustin Grooms, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
- Wed. Mar. 24: Pete Harrington, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

02/18/2021
Inaugural Ted Rose Lecture Series – Dr. Derrick E. White

“College Sports, Social Justice, & Historical Memory”

Dr. Derrick E. White is a Professor of History and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. White earned his Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University. He was a visiting associate professor of History at Dartmouth College and been awarded fellowships and grants from the University of California-Santa Barbara, the University of Florida, the University of Kansas, and the University of North Carolina.

He is the author of Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) and The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s (University Press of Florida, 2011; paperback 2012). He also co-edited Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conserva-tive Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama (University Press of Florida, 2014) with Kenneth Osgood.

Next in the series, Dr. Touré F. Reed

“The Pitfalls of Woke Neoliberalism: The Conservative Implications of Liberal Race Reductionism”

Thursday, March 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Nicholas Allan @OhioUniversity talks to men's health blogger about "mythbusting" in FEAR lab. “The takeaway is the t...
01/22/2021

Dr. Nicholas Allan @OhioUniversity talks to men's health blogger about "mythbusting" in FEAR lab. “The takeaway is the thing you were afraid of happening isn’t probably going to happen, and a lot of times, if it does, it’s not so bad,” he says. https://bit.ly/3c07DDa

Dr. Nicholas Allan @OhioUniversity talks to men's health blogger about "mythbusting" in FEAR lab. “The takeaway is the thing you were afraid of happening isn’t probably going to happen, and a lot of times, if it does, it’s not so bad,” he says. https://bit.ly/3c07DDa

The Psychology and Social Work Clinic is a supportive, affirming outpatient mental health clinic primarily staffed by do...
01/21/2021
When Was the Last Time You Focused on Your Mental Health? - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

The Psychology and Social Work Clinic is a supportive, affirming outpatient mental health clinic primarily staffed by doctoral student therapists at Ohio University. There is little to no wait for all therapy services--which can be conducted via telephone or videoconferencing.

The Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic is here to help with comprehensive teletherapy and teleassessment services. The clinic is a supportive, affirming outpatient mental health clinic that is primarily staffed by doctoral student therapists of the Ohio University Clinical Psychology....

Jennifer Hines, chemistry students ID potential Achilles heel of COVID-19 virus. See how they found it....
01/20/2021
OHIO researchers ID potential target for anti-viral drugs to battle COVID

Jennifer Hines, chemistry students ID potential Achilles heel of COVID-19 virus. See how they found it....

While the world awaits broad distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at Ohio University just published highly significant and timely results in the search for another way to stop the virus.

01/15/2021

Here it is, high school seniors – that glimpse of certainty you’ve been looking for in the midst of… well, the past year.

If you earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, you’re in—and we’ll give you a renewable *$2,000 scholarship.

That’s the OHIO Admission Promise 💚
ohio.edu/admissions/ohio-admission-promise

Things to do outside: Take the Ora Anderson Trail, a 1-mile hike, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum:...
01/03/2021

Things to do outside: Take the Ora Anderson Trail, a 1-mile hike, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/3gRUPzb

Things to do outside: Take a Cavity Nesting Bird Tour, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bi...
01/02/2021

Things to do outside: Take a Cavity Nesting Bird Tour, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/3r0Z5RG

Things to do outside: Take the Children's Challenge Hike, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https:/...
12/31/2020

Things to do outside: Take the Children's Challenge Hike, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/3oV2jEn

Things to do outside: Take a Women's History Tour of Athens, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum. Find...
12/30/2020

Things to do outside: Take a Women's History Tour of Athens, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum. Find Eleanor Roosevelt and Susan B. Anthony: https://bit.ly/38bqXdh

Things to do outside: Take the Athens Black History Tour, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum. Find ML...
12/29/2020

Things to do outside: Take the Athens Black History Tour, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum. Find MLK and Booker T. Washington: https://bit.ly/3gSHA1h

12/28/2020
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Rufus is staying Home Alone for the holidays this year 😸

We hope all our Bobcats are staying safe, and we can’t wait to see you back on campus soon! 💚

ohio.edu/holidays2020

Things to do outside: Take an Architectural Amble, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly...
12/28/2020

Things to do outside: Take an Architectural Amble, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/2Wkx75i

Things to do outside: Take a Hocking Rive and Bike Path Tour, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: htt...
12/27/2020

Things to do outside: Take a Hocking Rive and Bike Path Tour, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/3gPgV5i

Things to do outside: Take The Ridges Land Use History Tour, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: http...
12/26/2020

Things to do outside: Take The Ridges Land Use History Tour, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/2Wm0XWW

Things to do outside: Take a Wellness Walk, a peaceful path at The Ridges, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio Universit...
12/24/2020

Things to do outside: Take a Wellness Walk, a peaceful path at The Ridges, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/2IYwWtq

Things to do outside: Do the Ridges History Loop, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/...
12/23/2020

Things to do outside: Do the Ridges History Loop, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/2IR8mKL

Things to do outside: Take a Bird Walk, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/3ah8Hls
12/22/2020

Things to do outside: Take a Bird Walk, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/3ah8Hls

Things to do outside: Take an Energy and Biofuels Tour courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bi...
12/21/2020

Things to do outside: Take an Energy and Biofuels Tour courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/2JZxYWE

Things to do outside: Take a Kids Nature Hike, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/2Wi...
12/20/2020

Things to do outside: Take a Kids Nature Hike, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/2WiLmaJ

Things to do outside: Take a Geology Trek, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/3oYn6qS
12/19/2020

Things to do outside: Take a Geology Trek, courtesy of mAppAthens and the Ohio University Museum: https://bit.ly/3oYn6qS

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Anybody remember who taught Comp Vert. Anat. in the late 80s?
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones makes us all feel grateful that students of today and tomorrow are in such caring and capable hands. Bonus!! She is a 3-Time Bobcat.
We tagged two white sharks and two hammerheads! We can’t wait to track the movements of these elusive animals. This is the first project to use long-term internal tags on smooth hammerheads to study their movement ecology. https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157783928622665
Roz and two members of the legendary OU band - The Crunch share memories of why Athens is heaven on earth and what's next for the band.
What an unusual catch. When an angler sent us this shark photo to ID, we were definitely intrigued. What do you think? Is it a rare pyjama catshark with colour morph, or a more common brown shyshark? https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157692049742665
"Are we starving great whites to death?" Check out the article in the Daily Maverick, discussing the current plight of sharks in South Africa, that quotes our director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari. https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157631097737665
I've heard that parts of The Queen's Gambit Netflix series was filmed on OSU's campus. Is that right? https://www.athensmessenger.com/news/the-queens-gambit-and-athens-county/article_2d3cd5f1-7ebe-5614-89c4-4e7ee4ac4932.html
We are honored and elated to have OU alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page on the show.
Do you know Shredder, the white shark? Shredder is a male white shark, around 3m, that was first seen in Mossel Bay, South Africa, in 2016. Researchers observed that he had sustained injuries to his dorsal fin, that were likely caused by coming into contact with a boat propeller. Sadly, our white shark populations are currently under threat, and need our support. Find out more in the blog… https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157579398742665
Are you a elasmobranch person, a cetacean person or cephalopod person? We've seen plenty of them all this past year. Here's a little taster of some of the marine life our field research interns and our team have observed. https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157500942067665
Our Oceans Research Foundation, Sea the Change students, took the opportunity to explain the ocean habitat and it's importance for World Habitat Day. We want to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our environment. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157466845697665&id=80871762664