A&S Research — Meet Our Stars
- Read more about three Chemistry & Biochemistry research labs using the expertise of their faculty, student and staff research teams to investigate other possible ways to combat COVID-19.
- Read more about the effort to develop software that can create more accurate models of scientific phenomena — such as what happened in the microseconds after the Big Bang or how long a radioactive nucleus will live before it decays.
College of Arts & Sciences faculty and students ask a lot questions in their pursuit of new knowledge.
Ohio University is a research-intensive institution, and each year College of Arts & Sciences faculty and students produce dozens of books, hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, and hundreds of conference presentations.
- Read about our journeys, our questions--and why we explore yesterday, today and tomorrow.
- News about research and scholarly activities.
Dr. Winfried Just discusses the ways in which mathematical models can predict the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus.
Dr. Jana Houser recently provided new observational evidence for one of the two main theories of tornado formation: tornadoes can develop from the bottom up. The traditional explanation is that tornadoes form from the clouds down.
"The No. 1 thing about doing research—it’s fun," says Dr. Sarah Wyatt. "We do this because we’re curious. We want to know how something works. It’s a lot of hard work. But you have to keep reminding yourself: This is the information we’re looking for. And when you find it, you’re the first person to ever have seen it. You’re the first person to know this. That’s the coolest part."
“I accept the honor tonight and we celebrate it together, for all of the women, all of the gay people, all of the LGBT people who have worked so hard to produce important research here at OHIO,” said Dr. Susan Burgess, the first woman in the College of Arts & Sciences to be named a distinguished professor. “And for everyone who has worked to make OHIO a more welcoming and inclusive place over the years.”
Recent A&S Research News:
Dr. Algis Mickunas, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Ohio University, co-edited two new volumes, Carceral Civilizations Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, published by Nova Science Publishers. Mickunas, who has been a Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences since 2008, partnered with Joseph J. Pilotta of Vilnius Gedimino University […]Read More
Dr. Diego F. Alvarado-Serrano, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a grant of $77,612 from the 1804 Fund of the Ohio University Foundation for the development of an entry-level high performance computing (HPC) cluster at Ohio University. It is currently scheduled to be up and running for undergraduate use by […]Read More
Dr. Claudia González Vallejo, Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, is staying in Washington, D.C., transitioning from a State Department post to a program director position with the National Science Foundation. She will serve as Program Director in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences, in the Social, Behavioral, and […]
The post González Vallejo Appointed Program Director at NSF appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.Read More
Dr. Jennifer Hines recently published a paper on targeting small molecules to disrupt the regulatory function of bacterial RNA. Her research group, in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Bergmeier’s research group, investigated the effect that limiting molecule flexibility had on RNA binding and function. “While the skeletal structure of RNA is very […]Read More
When the annual meeting of the UNESCO funded international geoscience project that she co-chairs was canceled, Dr. Alycia Stigall decided that scientific conferences are essential for building collaborations and advancing scientific knowledge, and so she found a way to host “The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event” conference despite […]Read More
Dr. Jared DeForest has authored several journal articles this year, most recently continuing his research on the effects of fertilizer on the soil in southeast Ohio forests. DeForest has been studying changes in the nutrient composition of the soil in forests, including a rise in the maple tree population and […]Read More
Dr. Smoki Musaraj‘s new book, Tales from Albarado: Pyramid Schemes and Ponzi Logic of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania, is an ethnographic piece that tells the story of how the collapse of large Albanian pyramid firms resulted in anarchy and nearly a civil war. Musaraj outlines how people from all walks […]
The post Musaraj’s New Book Examines Pyramid Schemes in Post-Socialist Albania appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.Read More
If early human ancestors (hominins) dispersing from Africa into Eurasia 2 million years ago moved through southern Romania, they would have found monkeys on foot rather than in trees, short-necked giraffes, rhinos, and saber-toothed cats—quite different from the Europe of today. During the early Pleistocene of Eurasia, these hominins also […]Read More
Dr. Jill Ingram, associate professor of English at Ohio University, contributed a chapter to a new book, Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London. Civic Performance brings together a group of essays from across multiple fields of study that examine the socio-cultural, political, economic, and aesthetic dimensions of pageantry in 16th- and […]Read More
Two Ohio University plant biologists spent Aug. 25-26 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a Science Verification Test (SVT) in preparation for their upcoming flight to the International Space Station. Actually, it’s not that Dr. Sarah Wyatt and Ohio University alumnus and post-doctoral researcher Dr. Alexander Meyers are making […]Read More