|"Boat of Knowledge" project lands $2.6 million grant [Research News]|
Ohio University engineering and science graduate students and regional high school science teachers will board a boat on the Ohio River starting this summer to conduct water quality research and learn new skills to engage area teens in science. The National Science Foundation has awarded Ohio University a five-year, $2.6 million grant for the project, "The Boat-of-Knowledge in the Science Classroom (BooKS in Classroom)."
|New Commuter Lounge a valuable resource|
Developing a connection to Ohio University is a challenge for any first-year student, but commuter students face an additional challenge because they don't live on campus. This challenge was made easier in January, when the Commuter Student Lounge was opened in Bromley Hall.
|SIS replacement nears halfway point [OIT]|
OHIO’s Rufus Initiative team will present a halfway point status update to university leadership on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 10:00 am to noon in the Walter Hall rotunda. The presentation will be available live online via an Adobe Connect web stream.
|Speaking Bobcats talk away the competition|
For the first time in 30 years, the Speaking Bobcats of Ohio, Ohio University's speech and debate team, placed in the top five at the 40th Annual National Forensics Association National Tournament held at Ohio University April 15-19.
|Ohio extends Groce through 2014-15|
Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus announced Thursday that the department and Ohio men's basketball coach John Groce have agreed in principle to a two-year contract extension that will give the coach a five-year deal through 2014-15.
|Price Drafted 90th Overall by the New England Patriots|
Ohio wide receiver Taylor Price was taken with the 26th pick in the third round (90th overall) by the New England Patriots in the National Football League Draft Saturday night. He is the first Mid-American Conference player to be drafted this year and becomes the third Bobcat drafted in as many years.
|OHIO and Hocking College collaborate on art exhibit for first time|
Ohio University and Hocking College recently collaborated on a art exhibit for the first time. The collaboration came from a conversation between Winsome Chunnu, assistant director of multicultural programs for Ohio University, and Bonnie Proudfout, a faculty member and artist at Hocking College. After talking, they agreed that an artistic partnership would be beneficial for both universities.
|OHIO news to undergo a renovation|
On Thursday, expect Outlook to look different – very different. On April 29, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) will unveil Ohio University Compass, a new source for campus news and information.
|A new 'green' for the golf course|
Golfers across campus are practicing their swings, gearing up for warmer weather and the start of the season. The Ohio University Golf Course’s grounds crew is preparing as well, ready to continue “green” conservation efforts in course care.
|Applications available for Summer High School Honors Academy|
The Honors Academy will be held during First Summer Session, June 21-July 23, 2010. It is open to rising high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 grade scale, or equivalent.
|Black Equestrian Center announces 2010 schedule of shows|
The Ohio University-Chillicothe Charles & Daisy Black Equestrian Center has listed its schedule for 2010 shows. The equestrian center is located at 32505 U.S. Route 50, Chillicothe – just east of Chillicothe and west of Londonderry.
|Classified employee raising money for English warship|
Tonya Seelhorst's admiration for former King of England Henry VIII has led her down a new and interesting path. Seelhorst, an administrative associate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering recently became the first United States appeal ambassador for the Mary Rose 500 Appeal.
|Country artist Dierks Bentley to perform on Tuesday|
As a prelude to the release of his new bluegrass- and acoustic-roots inspired album, country artist Dierks Bentley will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
|Eco-chef Bryant Terry to deliver keynote|
Eco-chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry will deliver the Earth Month keynote presentation on Thursday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Baker University Center.
|Graduate Student Senate to host discussion on underrepresented students|
The Academic Affairs Commission of Graduate Student Senate will host a panel discussion on the trials and tribulations underrepresented students face in higher education at 6 p.m. tonight in Walter Hall Room 235.
|International Week to celebrate global culture|
International Week will showcase cultural diversity from across the world with speakers, crafts, music and food. The week will kick off on Sunday with a screening of the documentary "War Child" at 7:30 p.m. in Baker University Center Theater.
|Large OHIO contingent expected at first USO Sustainability Conference|
Ohio University expects to have one of the largest representations among institutions participating in the inaugural University System of Ohio (USO) Sustainability Conference, which will be held April 27 in Columbus.
|Men's Basketball banquet caps remarkable season|
Ohio's storybook season came to a spectacular conclusion on Tuesday in the Baker University Center Ballroom as a packed house came to celebrate the achievements of this special group of Bobcats.
|OHIO conference to look at psychological aspects of infertility|
Ohio University will hold "The Psychosocial Impact of Infertility: A Conference for Health Care Providers and the Community," from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in Baker University Center Ballroom B.
|Ohio University Chillicothe offers professional development for math teachers|
Ohio University Chillicothe is accepting applications for its Southern Ohio Quantifying Uncertainty and Analyzing Numerical Trends (QUANT) professional development program for math teachers of grades 8-12.
|Physicists capture first images of atomic spin|
Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech devices, no one has actually seen the spin—a quantum mechanical property of electrons—in individual atoms until now. In a study published as an Advance Online Publication in the journal Nature Nanotechnology on Sunday, physicists at Ohio University and the University of Hamburg in Germany present the first images of spin in action.
|President and mayor set expectations for students' spring behavior|
With the Athens spring celebrations season beginning this weekend, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl collaborated on a letter to Ohio University students living off campus.
|Printmakers are "Inkahoots!"|
Ohio University printmaking students are preparing for the third annual Inkahoots! interactive art-making event. Inkahoots! is a fun-filled four-day art-making event that provides the opportunity for Ohio University students, their families and members of the Athens community to purchase custom-made, screen-printed clothing and prints.
|Rosser named 2010 Guggenheim Fellow|
Ohio University Associate Professor of English Jill Allyn Rosser was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2010 in the foundation's creative writing and poetry category. The Guggenheim Fellowship program provides fellows with the time they need to work on their area of specialization with as much creative freedom as possible.
|Third Frontier leverages the strengths of many for the benefit of all|
With the May 4 election fast approaching, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis took time to explain his position on Issue 1 in an Op-Ed piece. He writes that the issue would authorize the state of Ohio to issue up to $700 million in bonds to renew and continue funding programs for tech-based research and development in support of Ohio industry, commerce and business.
|Veganism is popular choice among students|
This year, Ohio University's Earth Month observation focuses on sustainability issues surrounding the most fundamental of human needs: food. This weekly series seeks to address many aspects of a sustainable food system, including organic, local, vegetarian, and vegan choices.
|Voinovich School partners probe economic solutions|
A lively discussion on how to revitalize Ohio's economy punctuated the Voinovich School's Strategic Partners Alliance meeting on Monday. The forum, titled "How to Kick Start the Ohio Economy: Regional Economic and Business Development," was led by Alliance co-chairs U.S. Sen. George V. Voinovich and David Wilhelm, founder of Woodland Ventures and an informal adviser to the President Obama administration.