Continuation of print stories: additional text, photos, video, illustrations, and audio.
Forty-eight weeks is a long time to endure a physically punishing treatment with only a 40 percent success rate. This was the reality for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). President and CEO of Achillion Pharmaceuticals and Ohio University alumnus Milind Deshpande, PHD ’87, was determined to create a drug with better outcomes, one that […][Read more]
Some 38,000 Somalis fleeing unrest in their nation have found a new home in Columbus, Ohio, making it the second-largest such community in the United States. But amid the lawns and trees of the Midwest, they’ve found a different kind of desert than the literal one that also decimates their country: a media desert lacking […][Read more]
Ohio Today introduced The Big Idea in summer 2009, profiling innovators—experimenters, creators, educators, and inventors—whose ideas took root or took off at Ohio University. Innovation, by definition, means change, so we decided to check in with Bobcats profiled in the issue for an update. Marie Braasch Chelberg went from performing traditional experiments as a graduate […][Read more]
Like artists, scientists see the world from a different angle, one that takes an innovative approach to answering questions or solving problems. Sometimes this new way of looking at things is challenging to behold. Take University of Chicago Professor Neil Shubin’s assertion that the fossil record links human ancestry to ancient fish. Shubin explained this […][Read more]
Bobcat thanks OHIO education with helping make a difference in his native Kenyan community As one might expect, life is not easy in Korogocho, Nairobi, Kenya’s fourth-largest slum. Finding a way out is even harder. But Aggrey Otieno, MA ’11, didn’t let the circumstances he was born into douse his ambitions. In fact, those conditions […][Read more]
Graduate students and doctoral candidates: Ready? Set? Explain your research in lay terms in exactly three minutes! Simple, right? It’s actually harder than it seems. But Ohio University students accepted the challenge at OHIO’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on Feb. 3 at Stocker Center’s Robe Auditorium. The contest tasked graduate and doctoral students […][Read more]