Photographs of the American Southwest

This collection consists of eighty-three photographs taken in the American South West by American photographers (John K. Hillers, W. A. White, J.N. Furlong and others) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Subjects range from portraits of American Indians, their dwellings and artifacts, schools and villages to views of railroads, mining operations, cities, and natural landscapes.

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.

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.

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.