Ohio University was established as a public university in 1804 in Athens, Ohio. Ohio University is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a high frequency research center. Notably, the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Scripps School of Journalism, Engineering and Technology are ranked high among comparable academic institutions. The student body is nearly 20,500 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral programs and professional degree students.
Chemistry student studies cold tolerance of algae in the search for renewable energy
Could a solution to harness renewable energy ultimately rest with gooey seaweed? One Ohio University student spent a research internship at a national laboratory last year helping to find the answer.
Instructional technology students explore how video games can trigger emotional responses
Every video game's narrative has a start and finish: Kickoff and the last whistle for a football game; Pearl Harbor and the bombing of Hiroshima in a World War II game; or just eating all the dots in Pac-Man. Two Ohio University ...
How reading comprehension can boost math scores
High school students who want to ace the math section of the ACT should brush up on their reading skills, according to an Ohio University study.
Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain
It's been millions of years since T. rex took its last breath, but a team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered computer simulations to model airflow through dinosaur snouts. ...
New species of titanosaurian dinosaur found in Tanzania
Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian, a member of the large-bodied sauropods that thrived during the final period of the dinosaur age, in Tanzania. Although many fossils of titanosaurians ...
Oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes discovered
Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature this week led by Ohio University scientists.
'Dark core' may not be so dark after all: Scientists report new dark matter finding from merging galaxy cluster
(Phys.org)—Astronomers were puzzled earlier this year when NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted an overabundance of dark matter in the heart of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520. This observation was surprising because ...
Rising mountains, cooling oceans prompted spread of invasive species 450 million years ago
New Ohio University research suggests that the rise of an early phase of the Appalachian Mountains and cooling oceans allowed invasive species to upset the North American ecosystem 450 million years ago.
How physicists are unraveling fundamental mysteries about the matter that makes up our world
For people who study such tiny objects as protons, neutrons, quarks, and gluons, particle physicists do things big. They belong to teams of collaborators that comprise hundreds; they work in laboratories that extend for miles; ...
Study suggests second life for possible spintronic materials
Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the ...