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Feb 1, 2012
As Title VI funding cuts threaten FLAS, Sierra Leone native proves its excellence
OHIO FLAS fellow commits to corporate governance and resource management in the Gulf of Guinea.

McDavis honored with University of Arkansas Legacy Award
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis was honored as a legacy award recipient Monday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

New Graduate Research Series at Alden Library available to students
Thanks to a partnership between the Ohio University Libraries and the Graduate Student Senate (GSS), grad students have the chance to share their own research process and discoveries and learn from each other in a new research series called the Graduate Research Series @ Alden.

Regional campuses play a important role in University's diversity plan
A large part of the University's diversity initiative is to expand the impact of diversity and inclusion initiatives beyond the University's diversity offices in Athens and to extend the same inclusiveness and resources to regional campuses.

Registration for Student Research and Creative Activity Expo now available
Registration for the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo opens Wednesday, Feb. 1 and closes March 18. Students must enroll online to participate in this year's event, which will be held Thursday, May 3, at the Convocation Center.

University industrial and systems engineering professor named as fellow
Gary Weckman, an industrial and systems engineering faculty member at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology has been named as a fellow with the International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA).

Winter quarter blood drive inspires campus rivalry
The Battle of the Greens is a quarter-long blood drive competition that gives students opportunities to donate blood in their residence halls and throughout campus to benefit the Central Ohio Red Cross.

Feb 2, 2012
Black History Month schedule
Black History calendar 2012

Black History Month schedule begins Friday
Black History Month events begin Friday with a noon Brown Bag discussion hosted by Miss Black Ohio in the Women's Center.

Bridges on WATH Party Line Feb. 9
Vice Provost for Diversity, Access and Equity Brian Bridges will appear on local radio station WATH's "The Party Line" on Feb. 9 at 9 a.m.

College of Business sees success in ComDocs pilot test
Ohio University's College of Business has already saved paper and funds through the ComDoc pilot test.

February Alumni Association newsletter available
The February Alumni Association newsletter is now available.

Institutional Equity explains new focus
For over three decades, the Office for Institutional Equity has served as Ohio University’s civil rights compliance office. There have been a number of changes recently at the Office for Institutional Equity with the arrival of two new staff members, Darrell Purdy and Inya Baiye, but our commitment to making Ohio University an accessible, inclusive, equal opportunity educational and employment environment remains the same.

New Print Responsibly website keeps users updated
Ohio University's Office of Procurement is proud to announce the launch of the new Print Responsibly website. The website will serve as a resource to keep all users updated on the latest news on the implementation of the Copier Management program.

New partnership to provide hotel discounts
Ohio University alumni can now receive reduced pricing on hotel accommodations when visiting Athens.

OHIO eDirectory now connected to PeopleSoft SIS
The people search at the top of OHIO's web site may look familiar, but under the hood, it has a new engine. <br /><br />That engine bases its results on data stored in the PeopleSoft SIS, so searches return up-to-date information about all students, including those who joined the university in summer 2011 or later.<br />

Feb 3, 2012
Advisers step students through curricular change in preparation for Q2S conversion
University departments have fine-tuned and, in some cases, overhauled their curricula as the University converts to a semester calendar. Here, <i>Compass</i> looks at a few of the changes under way and how advisers are helping students along the way.

Communication Studies professor to discuss student-teacher relationships
Natalie Shubert, Ohio University visiting assistant professor of communication studies, will discuss how to enhance student learning with better communication strategies at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Friends of the Library Room located in Alden Library 319.

Professor to present quantum dots as wave of the future
Speaking at Ohio University's next Science Cafe discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Baker University Center Front Room, Gregory Van Patten will explain how these small particles have become a big deal.

Signing Day is exciting for football program and fans
On Feb. 1, college football's National Signing Day, the atmosphere in Peden Stadium was a mixture of excitement, anxiousness and enthusiasm. Football coaches and administrators sat faithfully by their phones in hopes of the long-awaited response, "I'm going to be a Bobcat."

Feb 6, 2012
Accurso Wins 3K at Meyo Invitational
Juli Accurso was victorious in the 3000 meter run invitational on the second day of the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame. The sophomore set a school record and also broke the mark for fastest time ever run in the 3k by a Mid-American Conference female student-athlete.

Alumna and Athens native receives WIP Inspiration Award
The Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) Leona Hughes Inspiration Award was presented to 1948 Arts and Sciences alumna Patricia Connor Study at an honorary event held at the Ohio University Inn on Feb. 2.

Electrical engineering students all clear for second robotic snowplow win
Electrical engineering students from Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology won the Institute of Navigation's annual autonomous snowplow competition in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 26-29.

Memorial service for former Marching 110 director is Tuesday
Ronald P. Socciarelli, director of bands at Ohio University from 1973 to 1992 and director of the Marching 110 from 1973 to 1990, died in hospice care in South Carolina on Feb. 2. He was 79.

Nuclear physicist discovers musical career after retirement
As a nuclear physicist at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for 31 years, Stevison's work directly involved research and lab work, which he enjoyed. However, it also provided him the opportunity to conduct experiments of another kind — on a banjo.

Feb 7, 2012
Electric Shop employees put lives on the line during blackout
Very few Ohio University employees are faced with life threatening danger; however, electric shop employees in Facilities Management are exposed to this type of danger every day.

Feb 8, 2012
Advisers address top student Q2S concerns [video]
Students are voicing their Q2S concerns through Facebook, Twitter, emails and in person. Here, some of OHIO's top advisers address the most popular concerns on camera.

African Heroes Night to honor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng
Renowned physician Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng will be honored at this year's African Heroes Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

All six OHIO campuses compete for RecycleMania titles
After two weeks of pre-season trials, RecycleMania officially began Sunday, Feb. 5. For the first time, all six Ohio University campuses are participating in the competition, which runs through March 31.

Laura Ingalls Wilder enthusiast will kick off Graduate Research Series
Kelly Kathleen Ferguson, a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing, will speak in Alden Library about her research for her recently published book "My Life as Laura" at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.

Ohio University mourns the loss of distinguished alumnus Donald Voelker
Mechanical engineering alumnus Donald Voelker, a Cleveland native, passed away on Monday. Voelker served for two years in the United States Navy before attending Ohio University, graduating in 1952.

Feb 9, 2012
Cold War expert to discuss past and present of Hiroshima Feb. 16
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara, will present his lecture "Lessons of Hiroshima, Past and Present" at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Baker University Center 240.

Grandma with HIV promotes safe sex and testing
On Tuesday evening, HIV/AIDS activist Anna Fowlkes brought her humor and wit to Ohio University to spread her message … practice safe sex and get tested!

HCOM assistant dean elected to national testing board
Wayne Carlsen, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., assistant dean for clinical education at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).

Journalism alumni return to provide insight, reassurance to graduating seniors
On Saturday, Jan. 28, more than 65 E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students gathered in the Scripps Auditorium for the tenth annual Senior Saturday event, which aims to give graduating seniors advice on entering the workplace and tools to handle the stress of a job search.

New writing certificate can help students polish their skills
Ohio University English Professor Jennie Nelson has created a new certificate program that will give students of all majors the opportunity to showcase and hone their writing abilities.

Ohio University Lancaster student recognized as American Red Cross Youth Hero
For Ohio University Lancaster campus student Cody Sarensen, helping out others in the community has always been a part of his life.

Scholarship endowment memorializes OHIO alumnus
Iris Cooper founded the William “Pablo” Davis Memorial Scholarship in honor of her late fiancé, William “Pablo” Davis, who graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s in business administration.

Special performance of Bill Bowers' 'It Goes Without Saying' on Feb. 20
The Ohio University School of Theater will present Visiting Professor Bill Bowers in his one-man show, "It Goes Without Saying," at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at the Baker University Center Theater.

United Appeal hosting raffle
Throughout the month of March, United Appeal for Athens County will host the “Spring Fling Raffle.” Twice a day, every day, they will raffle off some amazing prices.

Feb 10, 2012
Multimedia site 'Project C' funds local nonprofits with PURF help
One of the 53 students who received Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) awards this year, Annette Drapac, a senior studying interactive multimedia in the School of Visual Communications, is working on “Project C,” a multimedia website showcasing nonprofits in Athens through video, illustration, animation, photography and the written word.

New director of compensation ready to lead major compensation plans project
After more than 10 years away, new Director of Compensation Karen Hudson has returned to Ohio University ready to lead a major compensation plan project.

OHIO ready to welcome Bobcat Sibs
Both students and sibs look forward to Sibs Weekend, which takes place Feb. 17-19 and has a wide variety of activities for siblings of any age.

Feb 12, 2012
Better Together Ball celebrates interfaith cooperation
Valentine’s Day dance takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Baker University Center Ballroom A.

Hillel teams up with LINKS, Athletics for Wednesday's bone marrow drive
On Wednesday, cheek swab stations will be set up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Baker University Center lounge, and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Convocation Center during the basketball game against Bowling Green.

Teach in Ghana program to offer student teaching credit in 2012
The Teacher Education Department in the Patton College of Education recently announced plans to award teaching credit to education majors participating in Ohio University's "Teach in Ghana" study abroad program.

Feb 13, 2012
110 days to graduation
Feb. 20 marks 110 days until the Class of 2012 graduates. In preparation for the June 9 commencement, seniors are encouraged to attend the 110 Days to Graduation event, sponsored by the Ohio University Alumni Association.

Coldest OHIO Polar Plunge has huge turnout
More than 200 plungers participated in Ohio University's fifth annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ohio. The event raised more than $26,000.

College of Fine Arts unveils future plans
Since May 2010, The College of Fine Arts has been addressing the possibility of curriculum reorganization and delivery to meet the needs of a changing world.

Disability Services' new director strives to increase visibility
In her new position, Carey Busch strives to increase the office's visibility and create its own identity on campus.

Football team raises money for community
Members of the Ohio University Football team took time this past Saturday morning to serve pancakes at Applebee's on East State Street to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program of Athens County.

OHIO Alumnus and faculty emeritus surprises wife with scholarship in her honor
Wondering what to get a loved one for his or her birthday or Valentine’s Day this year? How about an endowed scholarship in their name?

Smells like community spirit
On Feb. 19, OHIO Southern Electronic Media Graduate Isaac Stambaugh will make his directorial debut with the film "Smells Like Community Spirit” at the Derby City Film Festival.

VisCom alumna Sonya Hebert joins White House photography staff
Sonya Hebert, an alumna of the School of Visual Communication (VisCom) at Ohio University, has joined the White House photography staff and will cover the First Lady in addition to other assignments.

Feb 14, 2012
Alicke to discuss the practice of placing blame on Feb. 20
Mark Alicke, professor of psychology at Ohio University, will be discussing his research on the practice of placing blame from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in Alden Library 319.

Miss Black Ohio seeks to inspire young women throughout Ohio
After being chosen Miss Black Ohio last summer, student Kayla Hardimon has spent the last few months visiting schools, churches and other state organizations.

OHIO students present at international research symposium [video]
Walter Rotunda, on the campus of Ohio University, was filled with graduate and a few undergraduate students as they prepared to present original research at the International Research Symposium Friday.

Panel to discuss Tuskegee Airmen and 'Red Tails' movie
The Ohio University Department of African American Studies will host a panel discussion about the role the Tuskegee Airmen played in World War II and their depiction in the movie "Red Tails."

Resident’s Action Council recognized for outstanding members
In January, the Residents’ Action Council (tRAC) attended the regional “No Frills Conference” hosted by the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH).

Steel drums festival highlights African culture [video]
Ohio University students are learning more about steel drums and African culture, thanks to the World Music and Dance Festival.

Feb 15, 2012
A visual recap of the 2012 Polar Plunge [VIDEO]
More than 200 plungers lined the shore of Lake Snowden in Albany to participate in Ohio University's fifth annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ohio. The event raised more than $26,000.

Alumnus David Brightbill to speak on importance of giving for Patton Lecture Series
Ohio University trustee David Brightbill will present "The Importance of Giving" on Thursday, Feb. 23, in McCracken Hall from noon to 2 p.m. The talk is part of the Patton Lecture Series.

President updates OHIO on capital budget distribution recommendations
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire OHIO community about the capital budget distribution recommendations.

Science Cafe speaker to discuss the impact of stress on health
Peggy Zoccola, assistant professor of psychology, will address the impact of stress on the body at the next Science Cafe Discussion, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Winter Culture Showcase Series is Feb. 20
The Ohio University Libraries' Diversity Committee will host the Winter Culture Showcase Series at 2 p.m. Monday Feb. 20, in Alden Library. The theme is "Athens Alternatives: Locovores, Work Exchange and Organic Farming."

Feb 16, 2012
Branding OHIO through the Capital Campaign
Having a chance to position the institution with alumni, donors and prospects through a Capital Campaign is a unique opportunity to balance campaign goals with the institution’s existing strategic plan. Not only does a campaign help it become stronger through capacity building but it also helps the institution become better able to fulfill its mission.

Charlotte Networking Week Feb. 23 and 24
The Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Chapter Network is hosting the ninth Annual Charlotte Networking Week (CNW) on Feb. 23 and 24. This program, set in Charlotte, N.C., is open to both current students and alumni.

Edwards Accelerator Lab upgrades equipment
Edwards Accelerator Lab upgrades equipment

Exhibit opening reintroduces Barbie to Appalachia
Last Friday, the citizens of Athens were invited to have a conversation with photographer and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Communication Designer Kari Gunter-Seymour at the opening of her exhibit "Barbie Falls on Hard Times" in the Women’s Center.

Foundation Board of Trustees approves measures to enhance Ohio University’s fundraising efforts
At its February meeting, the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees reviewed a new endowment naming policy, awarded grants and enacted a measure to fund its operations and The Promise Lives Campaign.

OHIO celebrates Founders Day with an interactive website
This year, Ohio University’s annual Founders Day recognition moves online. Founders Day traditionally marks the passage on Feb. 18, 1804 of an act establishing Ohio University by the newly formed state of Ohio.

OHIO cost-saving initiatives update for fall quarter
Across all Ohio University campuses, efficiency is increasing and costs are going down thanks to a number of non-personnel cost-saving initiatives.

RCM open forums Monday and Wednesday
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding are sponsoring two open forums to update the campus on progress developing a Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budgeting model.

Search committee chosen for vice president for student affairs position
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has appointed a search committee to replace outgoing Vice President for Student Affairs Kent J. Smith.

Siblings travel to spend weekend in Athens
Ohio University’s annual Sibs Weekend will be Feb. 17-19. In preparation for the weekend, two alumni chapters in Ohio have organized transportation for siblings to safely travel to Athens.

That's in the University archives?
Ever wonder what is tucked away behind Alden Library's fifth floor glass doors?

Winners chosen in annual 48-Hour Shootout
More than 500 students made up 25 teams that scrambled to finish scripting, shooting and editing a short film during the 10th annual 48-Hour Shootout Film Project, Feb. 10-12, on the Ohio University Athens campus.

Feb 17, 2012
Annual event celebrates cultural diversity at medical school
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine invites the university community to share in a celebration of the college’s cultural diversity during the annual Multicultural Extravaganza on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11:45 a.m., Irvine Hall 194.

Off the Beaten Path: find unique destinations
Explore non-traditional study abroad destinations at "Off the Beaten Path," 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Baker University Center 240.

Quarterly food drive reaps rewards for Beta Alpha Psi and community
On Feb. 11, members of the Beta Alpha Psi, the College of Business accounting fraternity collected 240 bags with more than 1,000 (still counting) pounds of food, diapers and toilet paper for the poor.

Feb 19, 2012
Peers, profs and cookies team up to ensure smooth Q2S transition in Russ College
For mechanical engineering majors, advising has tangible rewards. For starters, there are chocolate chip cookies.

Feb 20, 2012
'Bobcat Sports Showcase' wins Broadcast Education Association award
The Broadcast Education Association has honored WOUB’s student-produced sports show “Bobcat Sports Showcase” with a third-place win in the student sports TV Event/Production competition.

Annual 48-Hour Shootout yields a one-man team
Ohio University’s School of Media Arts and Studies (MDIA) hosts The 48-Hour Shootout Film Project yearly to give students an outlet for creativity and teach students how to work in teams.

Computer science alum's company receives national tech award
Alumnus Alan Schaaf's startup company imgur.com has won national recognition at the 5th annual Crunchies Awards in San Francisco, winning a first- place award before the eyes of some major technology companies.

Early bird registration for HTC anniversary weekend ends Feb. 29
Join Dean Jeremy Webster and his staff for the Honors Tutorial College’s (HTC) 40th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion on April 13 and 14.

Journalism alumna Allie LaForce among Cleveland’s ‘Most Interesting’
Allie LaForce, a 2011 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism through the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, has been featured as one of the “Most Interesting People 2012” by Cleveland Magazine.

New eLearning Essentials modules available
Today, Ohio University Human Resources began offering the first in a series of eLearning Essentials modules to enhance professional development among OHIO faculty and staff.

School Of Music Presents 'Mingus-Monk-Morgan'
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Glidden Recital Hall at Ohio University will fill with music from some of the most well-known jazz artists of the 20th century.

School of Theater presents 'The Idiot'
The Ohio University School of Theater will present The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, an adaptation by David Fishelson, Feb. 15-18 and Feb. 22-25 in the Forum Theater, located on the ground floor of the Radio-Television Building at 9 South College Street.

Students tell OHIO's story on Wikipedia
Graduate student Matthew Vetter’s "ENG 308J: Writing and Rhetoric II" recently completed a project that gave students the opportunity to research topics related to Ohio University. The students would then create or update Wikipedia pages with the confirmed and accurate information that they had discovered.

University Risk Management Initiative Bulletins update OHIO on Enterprise Risk Management
The Ohio University Risk Council (URC) has published the first of an ongoing series of bulletins to update the community about this new initiative and the effort to identify University-wide risks.

Feb 21, 2012
Anointed Ministries concert is Feb. 25
Christian student organization Anointed Ministries will be holding a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Saving lives, one swab at a time
Hillel continues work to expand national bone marrow bank.

Feb 22, 2012
Graduate student combats malnutrition in Ethiopia through gardening
Nearly every student aims to make their mark on the world. But Jessica Bilecki, a graduate student in Ohio University's Masters of Science in Environmental Studies program, is among the select few who are already doing so.

Informal workshop on the Harris Collection to be held Feb. 29
On Wednesday, February 29, 2011 Ohio University Libraries will host “Interpreting Visual Objects in the Harris Collection: Studio Practice, Art History, Linguistics, Ethnography,” a casual workshop on the Frederick Harris Collection.

OHIO students help donate 16k servings of cereal to local food bank
Thanks to OHIO students enjoying Kellogg’s cereal from Jan. 9 through Feb. 13, Kellogg’s will be donating 16,136 servings of cereal, or 104 cases, to the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank.

Provost and VPFA update OHIO on faculty pay modifications
On Wednesday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an email to all Ohio University faculty about faculty pay modifications.

Students offer tips on Q2S prep [video]
This top-10 list offers tips to students heading into their Q2S advising sessions.

University institutes new chalking policy
A new policy that outlines guidelines for using chalk on campus as a means of promotion and expression was approved on Feb. 8.

University's vehicle policy updated
Revisions were recently approved for the Ohio University policy that governs the safety, procurement, operation, maintenance and disposition of University vehicles.

Feb 23, 2012
College of Fine Arts 75th anniversary registration open for April 13-15
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year and is hoping to include alumni and friends in the event.

Bobcat wide receiver at NFL Combine
Ohio football player LaVon Brazill received an invitation to the 2012 NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis. He begins his journey to a professional football career today.

Columbus attorney appointed to Ohio University Board of Trustees
Governor John R. Kasich has appointed N. Victor Goodman, of Columbus, to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Highest turnout yet for third annual Bare on the Bricks
Student Alumni Board hosted the third annual Bare on the Bricks, along with Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on Saturday, Feb. 11.

In his own words: Teachers are miracles
My mother was a teacher and very much a miracle. It is in her honor that I established a Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education scholarship to benefit pre-service teachers.

OHIO Up Close program begins Friday
Undergraduate Admissions will host the first of five OHIO Up Close visitation programs on Friday, Feb. 24.

President invites OHIO to March 1 Distinguished Professor Lecture
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis invites the community to attend Distinguished Professor of English Mark Halliday's 2011 Distinguished Professor Lecture. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.

Revamped Bobcat Store open for business
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) launched a revamped version of the Bobcat Store on Feb. 20. Included in the redesign are new products and photos with zoom capabilities, as well as a new checkout system.

Sibs Weekend in pictures [VIDEO]
Take a look back at Ohio University Sibs Weekend, Feb. 17-19. The annual event always has many fun activities for students and their siblings to do throughout the weekend.

Speaking Bobcats win state tournament for fifth straight year
Last weekend, the Speaking Bobcats of Ohio University won the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship Tournament for the fifth consecutive year.

Feb 24, 2012
Grant funded summer salary update
On Friday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit, Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding and Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College Joseph Shields sent an email to all faculty about grand-funded summer salaries.

Feb 26, 2012
Journalism major concludes 'change is a good thing' when it comes to Q2S
Kellie Snyder blogs about coming to grips with the semester conversion.

Percussion Ensemble to perform innovative, influential music Tuesday
The Ohio University Percussion Ensemble is gearing up to excite audience members at their quarterly concert with the musical stylings of minimalist composer Steve Reich.

Feb 27, 2012
A conversation with Jim Dine
The latest issue of Ohio Today Online features a behind-the-scenes video pairing images from the summer installation for the exhibition and commentary from Jim Dine’s Nov. 3 campus visit.

Annual President's Report highlights University's recent accomplishments
The most recent outstanding accomplishments by Ohio University faculty, staff, students and alumni are highlighted in the 2011 annual President's Report, which is available online to reduce printing costs.

Bobcat transcends barriers to school Chinese audiences in American slang
Jessica Beinecke, who graduated in 2008, is one cultural ambassador willing to translate distinctly American phrases for Mandarin speakers.

Bobcats Speech and Debate teams take top honors
The Debating Bobcats of Ohio University were crowned national champions of the College Public Forum National Debate Tournament at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday.

Chen receives NSF CAREER grant for analytical chemistry research, student engagement
Hao Chen, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to develop a device that will advance analytical chemistry research. The award also will support student research opportunities.

Diabetes project uses smartphones for research
Ohio University's College of Engineering and Osteopathic Medicine Professor Cindy Marling is leading a project aimed at predicting blood glucose levels for patients with type one diabetes.

Human Genome Project pioneer visits Ohio University
During his lecture on Thursday, Russ Prize winner Leroy Hood predicted that in a decade, individuals will be able to have their genomes sequenced for $100 in order to understand if they are predisposed to diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Meet Distinguished Professor Mark Halliday
On March 1, Ohio University will honor Mark Halliday during the Distinguished Professor Reception and Lecture. The event will begin with a reception at 7 p.m. in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda; followed by the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling at 7: 30 p.m.; and concluding with Halliday's lecture, "The Personal Appeal of the Short Poem," at 8 p.m.

Men's basketball: In demolition, OHIO crushed Akron
The OHIO Bobcats said goodbye to the Convocation Center for the season as they took down the Akron Zips 85-61 Sunday night.

Mich Hein helps fund research apprenticeships
Recently, Mich Hein made a donation to help fund the HTC Research Apprenticeship program. He wanted to ensure that current students have the chance to build faculty relationships and engage in research and creative projects.

Pavement engineering facilities hosts congressman
Ohio University's Accelerated Pavement Load Facility (APLF) and National Asphalt Laboratory (NAL) welcomed a special guest on Wednesday – Congressman Steve Stivers of Ohio's 15th Congressional District.

RCM open forums update University on transition progress
On Monday and Wednesday of last week, Ohio University hosted two winter quarter forums designed to provide an overview of work that has been done to date on a Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budgeting model.

Saturday Night Live star entertains Athens and OHIO crowd
Comedian Seth Meyers performed stand-up to a packed house at Ohio University’s Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium last night. The show was part of the Ohio University Performing Arts Concert Series.

WOUB to air live call-in show on fracking
Hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking) is a water-intensive industrial process that drillers use to collect the natural gas held in shale formations and it’s the topic of “Newswatch In-Depth: Fracking Frenzy” airing Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.