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While the ideal of “doing it all” escapes most of us, Kristen Runyon comes pretty close to capturing it. The mother of three 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... Read more
Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 14, 2016) – The Ohio Supercomputer Center has launched OnDemand 3.0, a vastly upgraded version of its “one-stop shop” for access to its High Performance Computing services.
This latest version of OSC’s custom-built OnDemand web portal is the first to be based on Open OnDemand, an NSF-funded OSC project to develop an open-source web portal providing advanced web and graphical... Read more
Columbus, Ohio – The OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Center database is about to get a major influx of content to further benefit students, faculty and researchers.
On September 7, the ETD Center added a new capability called Retrospective Batch Upload, in which OhioLINK member libraries and graduate schools can upload older theses and dissertations in bulk. Previously, ETDs could be uploaded on an individual basis only.
This new feature allows the... Read more
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:... Read more
A broad array of system administrators, researchers, engineers and students who share an interest in the MVAPICH open-source library for high performance computing will gather at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Aug. 15-17 for the fourth meeting of the MVAPICH... Read more
Bharat Bhushan, Ph.D., was on sabbatical at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2005 when a transformation began.
After reading an article in a trade magazine on the lotus leaf’s water repellant properties, Bhushan’s industrial research launched down a greener,... Read more
OhioLINK has officially launched its significantly upgraded Electronic Journal Center (EJC), giving OhioLINK students, faculty and researchers enhanced access to a vast, rich array of high-quality research journals.
The EJC is a database that contains 26 million full-text articles from more than 11,000 academic journals from top scholarly publishers, academic societies and university presses. The... Read more
Kelvin Trefz recently was named executive director of eStudent Services by Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey.
eStudent Services is a unit of the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), the technology and information division of the department. Trefz began his duties July 11.
“Kelvin possesses the leadership... Read more
Alisa Strauss, Ph.D., has an eye for harmoniously blending the unrelated – so much so that you might wonder how they ever existed separately. The University of Cincinnati anthropology professor has developed a novel technique to apply the concepts of human culture and behavior to her newest venture into graphic design, after earning a master’s degree in the subject... Read more
When life-threatening weather events loom, forecasters warn citizens days, even weeks, beforehand so they can take action. It seems to work: We clear supermarket shelves, board up windows and even evacuate to higher ground ahead of the impending tempest to avoid danger.
Blind to bias in its threat to human life is another... Read more