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:
The Geological Society of America annual meeting is one of the largest scientific gatherings of geologists each year, and the Ohio University Geological Sciences Department historically sends a large contingent of students and faculty to showcase their research. This year the GSA meeting is online from Oct. 26-30, but departmental […]Read More
Dr. Benjamin Bythell’s group has purchased a High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system together with a LC/MS 8050 Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, nitrogen generator, and quantitation software thanks to an $184,500 instrumentation grant from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. together with start-up funds from the College of Arts & Sciences. Bythell is […]Read More
Dr. K. Jean Forney, assistant professor of Psychology at Ohio University, led a long-term follow-up of purging disorder, which is a little-known eating disorder characterized by recurrent purging behaviors, like self-induced vomiting, in the absence of binge eating. Because purging disorder was named only 15 years ago, less is known […]Read More
Obscurants or “smoke screens” have been used on battlefields for hundreds of years and help soldiers evade enemies by masking the movement or location of military units, reports Ohio University News. Ohio University researchers, led by Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov, are conducting research on creating advanced nanoscale-level smoke screens. The […]
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Dr. Katherine Fornash is one of only 35 junior faculty recipients to receive a national highly competitive Oak Ridge Associated Universities research grant, reports Ohio University News. The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty. The award provides $10,000 […]
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Dr. Kevin Uhalde, Associate Professor of History and faculty affiliate at the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, recently authored the chapter “The Life of Penance” published in The Oxford Handbook of the Merovingian World (Oxford University Press, October 2020). Abstract: This chapter explores the relationship between memory, narrative, and penance in […]Read More
Dr. Peter Harrington receives the 2020 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Fellow Award—and presents two lectures on his research about identifying and quantifying synthetic novel opioids and fentanyl—at this year’s virtual SciX 2020 meeting on Oct. 14, according to an Ohio University news release. Harrington is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry […]Read More
The U.S. State Department announced the selection of Dr. Talinn Phillips of Ohio University for an English Language Specialist project focusing on developing a nationwide writing center network in Brazil at the Federal University of Paraná. Phillips is part of a select group, as her project is one of 130 […]Read More
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