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Archive for October, 2008

“I love what I do”

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Co-winner of the 2008 Beaver Champion Award for outstanding effort and achievement of the highest quality, Ahern blends a zest for life with modern technology to help students overcome their fears of biochemistry and, at the same time, find their passions. “I want them to feel hopeful,” said the Midwest native who made a conscious […]

Thou Shalt Not?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

In Handle with Care, an article in the New York Times, Dr. Jane Lubchenco comments on ethics in science.

Student Success: Job One at OSU

Monday, October 13th, 2008

President Ray’s quarterly report for the fall, highlighting student success, has been published online. One of the stories in the report focuses on Dan Preston, an OSU biology major who is studying anesthetics in reptiles for his Honors College senior thesis. For the snake study, funded in part by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, […]

The New Spokesanimal in Town

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Smokey the Bear says: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires! Owl says: Give a Hoot! Don’t Pollute! Siamese Fighting Fish says: This Food Is Not Bad for You! Do Not Waste Millions of Dollars By Telling Everyone It is Bad for Them When It is Not!! According to an OSU media release, Dr. Janine Trempy, […]

Tiny Bubbles Continue to Tell All

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

OSU Media Release: Ice Core Studies Confirm Accuracy of Climate Models This is Dr. Ed Brook holding an ancient ice core sample, which he keeps in a special freezer in the basement of Wilkinson Hall. If you’re willing to wear a special suit, we can show them to you in person some time. The cores […]

Letting the Hua Cat Out of the Bag

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Good news from 10-2-08 OSU Media Release: Dr. Rich Carter is at it again! Working with Hua Yang, an OSU postdoctoral research associate, Carter has developed a new and improved “organocatalyst”. Hua Cat is environmentally friendly, inexpensive and very effective chiral compound (chiral compounds are the basis for about 90% of all new drug development, which by […]