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Ohio History Connection master of historical markers researches landmarks with OhioLINK

You’ve probably seen them on any road trip in the Buckeye State: brown aluminum signs with gold lettering detailing the story behind historical landmarks. Over 1,750 of these Ohio Historical Markers can be found around the state, with 20-30 new ones added each year. One of the people  behind the markers is Andy Verhoff, team lead for local history at the Ohio History Connection. After a select group of applications are chosen to become Ohio Historical Markers,Verhoff and a group of volunteers verify the facts for each marker text. This involves hours of research – which could take even longer if it weren’t for OhioLINK.

“We work very closely with the applicants of...

Journal articles help University of Akron researcher develop alternatives to opiates

For two decades, opiates have become a major way Americans treat chronic pain. Of course, bad side effects and addiction often accompany opiate use. But what if there was another way to fight chronic pain?

Philip Allen, Ph.D., and his colleagues at The University of Akron’s Conquer Chiari Research Center (CCRC) are exploring the effectiveness of alternatives to opiates and pain relief medicines by using his research in one clinical disorder, Chiari Malformation Type I, which causes chronic pain in thousands of people every day.

Philip Allen, Ph.D., and colleagues at The University of Akron’s Conquer Chiari Research Center (CCRC) are exploring the effectiveness of alternatives to opiates and pain relief medicines by using

Nationally regarded expert on police crime relies on OhioLINK articles

About three years ago, standing in the hallway outside his office, Philip Stinson, Ph.D., asked a colleague when the phone calls, emails, and national curiosity would stop.

Philip Stinson, Ph.D., associate professor in Bowling Green State University’s Human Services Department in the Criminal Justice Program.

“He said, ‘It’s not going to stop,’” Stinson said. “I thought he was joking, but it hasn’t stopped.”

Type Stinson’s name into OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center and it’s quickly apparent his research involves one of the hot-button topics in the United States: police crimes.

Stinson—an associate professor in Bowling Green State University’s Human Services Department in the Criminal Justice Program—began studying and tracking crimes committed by law enforcement officers in 2005...

OhioLINK a key asset to Lake Erie cleanup researchers

Robert Michael McKay, Ph.D., Ryan Professor of Biology at Bowling Green State University, and George Bullerjahn, Ph.D., Professor of Research Excellence at BGSU, use OhioLINK's vast resources in their ongoing work to clean up the Lake Erie algal bloom. Photo credits: Brad Phalin, BGSU Marketing and Communications

Robert Michael McKay, Ph.D., and George Bullerjahn, Ph.D., had been studying water quality issues in the Great Lakes for more than a decade when the situation in Lake Erie turned dire.

On Aug. 2, 2014, nearly half a million people in Toledo woke up to contaminated drinking water due to toxins released by microscopic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in Lake Erie—Toledo’s water supply.

Since then, the biological science professors...

Visualizing revelations

When Kevin Poole, Ph.D., came back to Columbus, Ohio to teach at the Pontifical College Josephinum after several years of teaching at Yale University, his new library was quite a change.

“At Yale, the library system had everything I ever wanted; their collection is magnificent,” said Poole, associate professor of humanities. “The Josephinum’s library is small and it’s mainly focused on philosophy and theology. Historical studies, literary studies, art, and architecture are minimal. So, I’ve found almost everything I need for my research and for my classes through OhioLINK.”

Kevin Poole, Ph.D.

Since his return to Ohio, Poole—who received his doctorate from The Ohio State University—has become a devoted user and advocate of OhioLINK....

Sabag-Daigle moves forward in Salmonella research by looking back with OhioLINK

Sabag-Daigle uses OhioLINK's EJC and ETD to aid in her studies on Salmonella

If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you may recall the feeling of nauseated doom that takes over your body. The typical prescription is to let it take its course. But what if we could go to the pharmacy and pick up a drug for food poisoning the same way we do for the common cold? Anice Sabag-Daigle, a research scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Ahmer at The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, is working to make this a possibility someday.

Specifically, Sabag-Daigle studies Salmonella, a group of bacteria that often causes infection...

Research in Tanzania

Amanda Barry used an Ohio Wesleyan University Theory-To-Practice grant to travel to Arusha, Tanzania to study memory impairment and attitudes toward those affected by dementia in rural Africa. Research through OhioLINK resources set the stage for Barry's trip. Find out what she learned in Tanzania and how she spreads the story of OhioLINK's value in our newest profile. 


Campus-wide collaborative attitude leads to eTutoring success at Edison State

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Emerson Center, Edison State Piqua Campus

In their jobs as professors and eTutors at Edison State Community College, Beka Lindeman and Melinda Spivey have fielded their share of questions from students throughout the academic year. However, toward the end of the semester, when term paper deadlines surface, students finally start digging into the resources their instructors gave them long ago. Lindeman and Spivey said they hear one question in reference to eTutoring over and over again:

“Why didn’t you tell me about this sooner?”

Of course, as any educator can vouch, they did.

“I think a lot of times, the students know about it sooner, they just don’t know they know about...

Animal lover takes fast track to veterinary degree

Durbin with family dog during her senior year of high school.

Katelyn Durbin finished high school with two years of college under her belt. She went on to complete two bachelor’s degrees and a minor in only three years at the University of Findlay. Her next step? Earning a doctorate in veterinary medicine concurrently with a master’s in public health – and she plans to do it in just four years.

That’s a lot to get done in a short amount of time. And Durbin’s rapid progress may not have happened without programs offered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and eStudent Services.

Durbin’s opportunistic attitude took root in high school when,...

Family finds eTutoring success at Northwest State Community College

Kristen Runyon homeschooled her kids through high school while also continuing her own education at Northwest State Community College near her home in Fayette, Ohio. She also recently took the helm of a pizza business that’s been in her family for more than 35 years.

With a schedule no one would envy, Runyon can use all the help she can get – which is why she takes full advantage of eTutoring for her classes at Northwest State.