Denison University Herbarium

Denison University Herbarium aims to catalog and digitize all of the specimens in our collection. The earliest specimens in our herbarium date from the mid to late 1800s. The first phase of this project has digitized and cataloged our specimens from the state of Ohio. Our future projects include the digitization of the Cathcart Fern Collection, a large and important work assembled by Wallace H. Cathcart during his travels in Asia in the 1900s. We hope that the digital herbarium is useful to the botanical community and other curious parties.

OWU Digitizing and Documenting the Production and Testing of FILTRON Clay Water Filters for the Potters For Peace Initiative

Potters for Peace is a non-profit, US-based organization that includes potters, educators, and volunteers who work together to craft clay filters to purify water that is safe for human consumption. The initiative to introduce the Potters for Peace organization to the OWU community began in 2009 with a project workshop given by Peter Chartrand, Potters for Peace Brigade Director, and co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and the Chaplain’s Office. Since Chartrand’s visit, Professor Kristina Bogdanov and her students have crafted filters using various formulae, and Dr. Laura Tuhela-Reuning and her students have tested the filtered water for coliforms and enterococci. Materials that document their work are available online.

Festive Collectarium of Abbot Sigismund

The Festive Collectarium Of Abbot Sigismund de Fulchini(s) of the Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria Vallis Serena, diocese of Parma, Italy. Written by Genesius de Pezannis in the 2nd half of the 15th century. 61ff. 21 X 14 cm. Student exhibit created by Amanda Holt, OWU Class of 2012.

Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery

Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery. This virtual gallery is a sampling of the upward of 9,000 specimens from the Denison Geosciences Earth materials collection previously only cataloged in a manuscript book (Figure 1.a and b) started by Prof. Clarence L. Herrick (Figure 1.c) in the 1890s. The items in the collection are varied, from representative mineral samples (Figure 1.d – Galena, quartz, rhodochrosite), to rocks from important geologic locations.

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Digitizing and Documenting the Production and Testing of FILTRON Clay Water Filters for the Potters For Peace Initiative

Potters for Peace is a non-profit, US-based organization that includes potters, educators, and volunteers who work together to craft clay filters to purify water that is safe for human consumption. The initiative to introduce the Potters for Peace organization to the OWU community began in 2009 with a project workshop co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and the Chaplain’s Office. During the workshop, Peter Chartrand, Potters for Peace Brigade Director, shared his knowledge and field experience of numerous years in service as a Potter For Peace. In addition, he presented OWU students with the organization’s mission statement, goals, and objectives and encouraged OWU to begin making and testing filters out of various formulae of Red Art, the most common red clay in North America.

Geological Photographs

This collection of photos depicts natural features and the human impact on environments around the world.  A subset of 500 images in this collection have detailed location information plotted on Google Maps.

King-Crane Commission

During the summer of 1919, a delegation under the leadership of Oberlin College President Henry Churchill King and Chicago businessman Charles R. Crane travelled to areas of the former Ottoman territories. Their mission was to determine the wishes of the people of the region as their future was being determined by the major powers at the Paris Peace Conference. The King-Crane Commission, as it became known, met delegations and invited written petitions from various religious and political groups. This digital collection unifies the archival records of Commission members for the first time. It also includes resources on conducting research in the collection.

Media and Politics TV ads

Mass media has a tremendous effect on politics in the United States. Effectively communicating a political message can mean the difference between winning and losing an election. Students in the Media and Politics, taught by Assistant Professor of Political Science, Angela Bos, worked in teams to develop a communication plan for an Ohio candidate. Based on course readings and class research, the teams drafted a memo and created a political ad.

Digitization of Exile, Denison University’s magazine of the literary arts

Exile is a student literary journal that provides an opportunity for future poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers to publish their creative work in an undergraduate forum. For some students, Exile represents their only chance at publication, their only chance to have an audience. For others, Exile represents the beginning of their writing career. Led by Peter Grandbois, Assistant Professor of English and Joshua Finnell, Humanities Liaison Librarian, student digitized past issues of this magazine and created an online platform for current issues.

Auxin Transport During Gravitropism and Phototropism using a GFP-based Biosensor

Plants are extremely sensitive to their environment, able to detect and respond to such stimuli as gravity, touch, light, moisture, and nutrient gradients. One of the most common outcomes upon sensing a stimulus is for the plant to undergo differential growth either toward or away from the stimulus. Growth responses toward or away from stimuli are known as tropisms. Plant tropisms have been the object of scientific study for over 200 years, with each successive generation of researcher applying current state-of-the-art technologies and approaches to further our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for growth regulation. Research on tropisms provides a point of integration today among the fields of cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, and physiology.

Oberlin College: Jorges Luis Borges Collection