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The SDSS map is shown as a rainbow of colors, located within the observable Universe (the outer sphere, showing fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background). We are located at the center of this map. The inset for each color-coded section of the map includes an image of a typical galaxy or quasar from that section, and also the signal of the pattern that the eBOSS team measures there. As we look out in distance, we look back in time. So, the location of these signals reveals the expansion rate of the Un

Physicists Paint First Complete Picture of Expanding Universe

A&S Research — Meet Our Stars

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:

Geology Graduate Students, Faculty Participate in Annual Geological Society of American Meeting

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 […]

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Posted on 10/27/2020

Bythell Group Awarded Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Grant for Instrumentation

Benjamin Bythell, portraitDr. 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 […]

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Posted on 10/23/2020

Forney Leads Long-Term Study of Purging Disorder

K. Jean Forney , portraitDr. 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 […]

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Posted on 10/22/2020

OHIO Researchers Working on Nanoscale-level ‘Smoke Screens’

Alexander Govorov, portraitObscurants 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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Posted on 10/19/2020

Fornash Wins National Grant for Geochemistry Research

Katherine Fornash, portraitDr. 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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Posted on 10/19/2020

Uhalde Publishes Chapter on Penance in Oxford Handbook of the Merovingian World

Dr. Kevin Uhalde, in Iceland, which serves as one of the key filming areas for the series.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 […]

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Posted on 10/16/2020

Harrington Receives Fellow Award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

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 […]

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Posted on 10/13/2020

State Department Selects Phillips to Help Develop Nationwide Writing Network in Brazil

Dr. Talinn Phillips, portraitThe 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 […]

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Posted on 10/05/2020

Mickunas Books Probe How Civilizations, Cultures Can ‘Incarcerate’ a Person

Algis Mickunas, portraitDr. 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 […]

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Posted on 09/17/2020

Alvarado-Serrano Developing High Performance Computing Cluster for Undergraduate Use

Dr. Dr. Alvarado-Serrano received an 1804 grant to create a high performance computer cluster at Ohio University.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 […]

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Posted on 09/17/2020