Press Releases

April
03,
2020
| 04:17 PM America/New_York

The Ohio State University Alumni Association names Molly Ranz Calhoun president and CEO

Calhoun will transition from leadership role in Student Life to become the alumni association’s 12th president

Molly Ranz Calhoun has dedicated her professional life to The Ohio State University and will soon take the next step on that journey by serving her alma mater as senior vice president of alumni
April
02,
2020
| 08:02 PM America/New_York

Scientists develop “backpack” computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats

Lightweight wireless network enables precise mapping of bats’ social networks

To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology described today (April 2) in PLOS Biology, researchers are able to track tiny
March
31,
2020
| 01:30 PM America/New_York

Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see

Study indicates a large number of apps may be vulnerable to hacking

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data or block content provided by
March
26,
2020
| 02:26 PM America/New_York

Scientists electrify aluminum to speed up important process

Lab discovery could have implications for agrichemicals, pharmaceuticals and others

Scientists have found a way in the laboratory to shorten the time it takes to create a key chemical used to synthesize a variety of medications, fertilizers and other important substances. The
March
25,
2020
| 12:30 PM America/New_York

Study shows how diligent we have to be to keep surfaces germ-free

Only half of surfaces in animal hospital disinfected

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional
March
19,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/New_York

Scientists learn how vampire bat strangers make friends

It starts with a gradual buildup of trust, study finds

We humans can explain how our relationships with college roommates and co-workers have formed over the years, but scientists haven’t had a good grip on how friendly connections among strangers are
March
12,
2020
| 03:53 PM America/New_York

3 things to avoid if you want to keep your carpets mold-free

Dust, moisture, some fiber types contribute to fungal growth, study finds

Carpets in places with elevated moisture levels – a bath mat in a bathroom, a shag carpet under a humidifier in a bedroom – are more likely to harbor mold than carpets in drier areas of homes, new
March
06,
2020
| 08:00 PM America/New_York

Ohio State announces settlement of 11 of 18 lawsuits brought by survivors of deceased sex abuser Richard Strauss

University remains committed to settling outstanding claims as soon as possible

The Ohio State University announced today that it has reached a monetary settlement with survivors in 11 of the 18 lawsuits pending against the university regarding claims related to Richard Strauss,
March
06,
2020
| 07:09 PM America/New_York

How communication about environmental issues can bridge the political divide

In study, persuasive message appealing to moral foundations helped change minds

A relatively new theory that identifies universal concerns underlying human judgment could be key to helping people with opposing views on an issue coax each other to a different way of thinking, new
March
06,
2020
| 04:44 PM America/New_York

Radar and ice could help detect an elusive subatomic particle

Scientists create new experiment to find neutrinos

One of the greatest mysteries in astrophysics these days is a tiny subatomic particle called a neutrino, so small that it passes through matter – the atmosphere, our bodies, the very Earth – without
March
05,
2020
| 12:54 PM America/New_York

Illness won’t stop vampire bat moms from caring for their offspring

Study on social factors of disease transmission shows strength of family connection

A study of social interactions among vampire bats that felt sick suggests family comes first when illness strikes – and may help explain which social interactions are most likely to contribute to