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Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Geography

Ellen Mosley-Thompson is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geography (Atmospheric Science Program) at Ohio State and past director of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (2008-2018). She uses the chemical and physical properties preserved in cores collected from both polar ice sheets and many high mountain glaciers to reconstruct Earth’s complex climate history.  These records indicate …

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Lonnie G. Thompson, Earth Sciences

Lonnie Thompson is a Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University. His research has propelled the field of ice core paleoclimatology out of the Polar Regions to the highest tropical and subtropical ice fields. He and the Ohio State team have developed lightweight …

New Online Training – Being a Principal Investigator: Roles, Responsibilities and Resources

The Office of Research has launched a new online training to provide guidance for principal investigators and their staff. Being a Principal Investigator: Roles, Responsibilities and Resources is strongly recommended for principal investigators, but will benefit all members of the research community. Course content explores the lifecycle of a sponsored project, covers research administration and compliance processes and provides access …

University Laboratory Safety Committee Excellence in Safety Awards

The University Laboratory Safety Committee’s Excellence in Safety awards recognize a university faculty or staff member, student and a laboratory research group who have made a considerable contribution to improving laboratory safety on the Ohio State campus. Such contributions can be defined as actions taken to prevent injury or illness, outstanding response and cooperation given to resolve unsafe conditions, consistent …

Impact of a federal government shutdown on research

MESSAGE FROM RANDY MOSES, INTERIM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH Congress ended the three-day federal government shutdown on Monday, January 22, 2018,  by passing a stopgap bill that keeps federal funds flowing through February 8. However, there remains the possibility that we could face another shutdown. We do not expect that another brief shutdown will have a major impact on …

Senior VP for Research Caroline Whitacre to Retire Dec. 31

Dr. Caroline Whitacre will be retiring from the university after 36 years of service on December 31, 2017. She recently completed her second term as senior vice president for research. Dr. Whitacre joined the Ohio State faculty in the College of Medicine in 1981. She has served in a number of leadership positions, including associate VP for health sciences research …