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From left, Hannah Boesger, Emily Marino and Dr. Jennifer Hines

Hines, Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

A&S Research — Meet Our Stars

Ask the Experts about Coronavirus Vaccine, Herd Immunity, Work from Home—Ohio University faculty experts Dr. Jennifer Hines, Dr. Winfried Just, and Dr. Glenn Dutcher discuss the scientific research around the virus at OHIO, mathematical modeling of the virus spread, and the economic results of Covid-19.

 

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.
Dr. Shiyong Wu was among several Ohio University researchers who received permission for an early return to their labs to conduct research on potential treatments for COVID-19.
Dr. Daniel Phillips, portrait
Dr. Daniel Phillips leads a $3.7 million project to advance nuclear physics experiments.
Dr. Julie Owens and Dr. Steve Evans have received a $3.2 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to study the effectiveness of a new professional development program for elementary schoolteachers.
Dr. Julie Owens and Dr. Steve Evans have received a $3.2 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to study

Explore Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

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.

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:

2 A&S Faculty Get Baker Fund Awards for Research

Nicholas Allan, portraitFrom Ohio University News The John C. Baker Fund awarded $34,426 to three faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2020, with two of the faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of more than $612,000 from 1926 College […]

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Posted on 01/25/2021

4 A&S Faculty Get Seed Money for New Research Projects

Dr. Harvey BallardFrom Ohio University News The Ohio University Research Committee selected five proposals—including four from College of Arts & Sciences faculty—for funding during its fall 2020 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $39,438. The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money for […]

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Posted on 01/25/2021

Hines, Chemistry Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

From left, Hannah Boesger, Emily Marino and Dr. Jennifer HinesFrom Ohio University News 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 — by disrupting its RNA and its ability to reproduce. Dr.  Jennifer Hines, a professor in […]

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Posted on 01/20/2021

O’Keefe Authors Book on Immigrants and Citizenship in Early America

John O'Keefe, portraitDr. John O’Keefe examines the topic of foreign migrants and citizenship during the formative years of the United States in his new book, Stranger Citizens: Migrant Influence and National Power in the Early American Republic (Cornell University Press, 2021). O’Keefe is Associate Professor of History at Ohio University’s Chillicothe campus. […]

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Posted on 01/20/2021

Lee Illuminates the Role of Kōji in Japanese Fermentation

Dr. Victoria Lee, portrait outdoorsDr. Victoria Lee joined epidemiologist and shōchū ambassador of Japan Dr. Stephen Lyman in a public lecture hosted by the Japan Foundation of Toronto. Their discussion of the brewing mold kōji is part of the series “Healthy Hakkō: The Fermented Culinary Arts of Japan.” “From soy sauce to miso to […]

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Posted on 01/19/2021

Sheldon Wins Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon, portraitThe Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize, awarded in recognition of an outstanding article on the history of women in science, went to Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon for her essay “Breeding Mixed Race Women for Profit and Pleasure,” published in American Quarterly vol. 71, no. 3 (September […]

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Posted on 01/15/2021

Collins Authors ‘The Other Rama’ on Rarely Studied Mythical Warrior-Sage

Dr. Brian Collins holds a horror film poster from India.Associate Professor Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy and the chair of Classics & World Religions, recently published his second monograph, The Other Rāma: Matricide and Genocide in the Mythology of Paraśurāma, in the SUNY Series in Hindu Studies. Listen to an […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Stigall Elected to Subcommission for Ordovician Stratigraphy

Alycia Stigall, portraitDr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences, was elected to serve as a voting member of the Subcommisson on Ordovician Stratigraphy (SOS) for 2020-2024.  The subcommission is part of the International Commission on Stratigraphy an international body of geoscientists tasked with “setting global standards for the fundamental scale for expressing […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

White and Pordel Study Impact of Bulky Ligands on Photochemical CO Release

Jessica White’s research on metal complexes is relevant for medical research.Dr. Jessica White and fourth-year doctoral student Shabnam Pordel recently published an article titled “Impact of steric bulk on photoinduced ligand exchange reactions in Mn(I) photoCORMs” in Inorganica Chimica Acta. White is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. She is also a member of the Molecular & […]

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Posted on 01/13/2021

Drabold Part of New Research Featured in Nature

Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished ProfessorFrom Ohio University News Ohio University Distinguished Professor David Drabold is a coauthor on a new research paper published and featured on the cover of this week’s issue in Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal. University of Oxford professor Volker Deringer is the lead author of the paper, “Origins of structural and […]

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Posted on 01/12/2021