As a small institution, Oberlin College has much to gain from sharing. Jason Belitsky, professor of chemistry, knows this well, as he has shared both resources and research with his students. Belitsky imparts on his students the value of OhioLINK for journal articles and books.
Charles T. Saunders, Ph.D., began using OhioLINK resources while working on his Ph.D. in Workforce Development and Education at The Ohio State University. Now, as chair of the Forensic Accounting, Business Forensics and Information Systems Audit Programs at Franklin University, he uses OhioLINK resources for both teaching and professional development.
John Brogan is working to find, and blur, the border between art and science. A senior at Case Western Reserve University, Brogan has already become a seasoned traveler, authored two books and partnered with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for a research project. Brogan is studying cognitive science, which he describes as a blend of psychology and philosophy, taken within the lens of a hard science.
Christine Raber, Ph.D., can truly say her use of OhioLINK resources has real-life application. A professor of Shawnee State University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program, Raber specializes in the rehabilitation of dementia patients. More specifically, she researches strategies and opportunities that can motivate persons with dementia to use their abilities to stay connected and engaged in life. She has presented her research at international forums in the UK, Sweden, and Japan. Raber also supervises service-learning experiences in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Undeniably, researchers can appreciate OhioLINK’s vast stockpile of literature from around the world, but perhaps none so much as Xavier University’s Suparna Chatterjee, an assistant professor who seeks to understand the unequal geographies of globalization. Her work culminates information from economics, history, business and anthropology, to name a few, to study how ideas spread and impact the lives of people across the globe.
“I like to see how concepts and ideas travel, what is added and lost in its translation across social and spatial divides,” Chatterjee said.
OhioLINK’s Historical Resources Help Researcher Uncover the Truth about Louis XVI
History student, Heather Sommer, uses OhioLINK databases to discover 18th century political opinions about America’s first foreign ally
Lynn Ulatowski, a PhD graduate of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), recently transitioned from her Post-doctoral fellowship with CWRU to continue her research as an assistant professor at Ursuline College. Her Dissertation topic: Regulation of Vitamin E and Tocopherol Transfer protein received the Academic Excellence Award. Ulatowski has dedicated her career to studying how vitamin E moves throughout the human body, particularly in the brain. Her research could aid patients who are already diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Down’s syndrome.
Josh Javor, an undergraduate student in Ohio State’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a 2015 Pelotonia Undergraduate Fellowship in May. Javor is in the final stages of designing a microscope that employs a detection method currently used in material science engineering to help oncologic surgeons quickly identify tumor margins in the operating room.