Regional students receive AEP Foundation Watershed and Environmental Science awards

Students of all grade levels excited about science packed Ohio University's Clippinger Laboratory with a record number of participants in this year's Southeastern Ohio Science Fair, held on March 12, 2016. The three winners of the AEP Foundation Environmental Science and Watershed Award at this year's Southeastern Ohio Science Fair pose with their prizes. From …

Droughts and Data: How to Manage Water Out West

On Friday, February 26, Dr. Derek Kauneckis presented his latest water-related research at the second CE3 Brownbag Lunch of the semester, organized by CE3 and the Voinovich School’s Environmental Studies Program. His talk, entitled "Water Out West: Using Decision Sciences to Understand Complex Socio-ecological Systems," explored the complex governance and institutional design challenges that water …

A prehistoric Appalachian seed plant looks promising as a local food and revenue source

On Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, Ohio University's Dr. Paul Patton kicked off the spring semester CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series, co-hosted by the Voinovich School's Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment (CE3) and the Environmental Studies Program, with his presentation on Chenopodium berlandieri. The plant, more commonly known as "pitseed goosefoot," has thousands of years …

Society of Professional Journalists Net Worked Blog: Tempted with fabrication? Write a novel.

Some say the cardinal sin of journalism is plagiarism, but me? I say it’s fabrication. I won’t deny that plagiarism, even self-plagiarism, is stealing, deceptive, and unethical – but at least the information you swiped is true (unless the person you stole from is, in fact, a liar, which complicates matters even further). In a …

Voinovich School Blog: Environmental Studies program promotes environmental consciousness

“Working with the Voinovich School is already presenting me such a focus for my future. It’s wonderful to see that there are…other people on this campus so DEDICATED to promoting environmental consciousness. I don’t know where I would be now, had I not found the Environmental Studies program!!” I wrote this last week in an …

Society of Professional Journalists Net Worked Blog: Clickbait vs. Long-form: What Do Readers Want?

I hardly ever click through on ‘clickbait’ – but that’s just me. Maybe it’s because I know the tactic well, having studied the art of a compelling, click-driven tweet in my journalism classes at Ohio University. Or maybe it’s because all these “9 things you never knew about leaving guacamole in the refrigerator” articles are …