|Biology intern fell in love with the wolves|
High in the Rocky Mountains, John Buffington '15 fell in love with the wolves. Now the Wildlife and Conservation Biology major is sharing his passion through a comic book that he wrote and illustrated called Keyni—The First Walk.
|Brobst: 'Great Game' maneuvers continue on chessboard of Afghanistan|
Proxies, puppets, pawns. From the "Great Game" of British imperialism in the 19th century through the Cold War in the 20th century—conflict in Central Asia could still be looked at today as a continuation of hundreds of years of "proxy warfare" between the world's great powers.<br /><br />Dr. John Brobst, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, authored an article on "Multiplayer Great Game: Nineteenth Century Maneuvers on the Chessboard of Afghanistan" in The<br />Fletcher Society Review.
|Collins writes book on sacrifice—The Head Beneath the Altar|
In his new book, The Head Beneath the Altar: Hindu Mythology and the Critique of Sacrifice, Dr. Brian Collins studies sacrifice in the origin of religion and culture, as portrayed in Hindu texts. Collins is the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy at Ohio University.
|Leader of OUAA recognizes alumni, OHIO community for successful ‘On The Green Weekend’|
Leader of OUAA recognizes alumni, OHIO community for successful ‘On The Green Weekend’
|Many states fail to improve rural education, study finds|
Many states have fallen behind in providing funding, implementing policies, and placing a high priority on improving rural and small-town schools—led by Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arizona—according to the new biennial Why Rural Matters 2013-14 report from the nonprofit Rural School and Community Trust.
|Marciniak: a tear-down-the-walls scholar|
While some scholars study the science of structure and organization, Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak is a tear-down-the-walls sort of scholar.
|Muhammad's article earns runner-up in Journal of Women's History|
Dr. Robin D. Muhammad's article on "Separate and Unsanitary: African-American Women Railroad Car Cleaners and the Women's Service Section, 1918-1920," was named a runner-up for the prize for best article published by the Journal of Women's History in 2011-2012.
|NASA announces Wyatt flight experiment on International Space Station|
Among the 31 space biology research proposals NASA announced on May 29 for immediate implementation is an experiment with Arabidopsis seedlings by Sarah Wyatt, professor of environmental and plant biology at Ohio University.
|OHIO students deliver books to Botswana, study healthcare|
Students and faculty from Ohio University’s School of Nursing are helping students in Botswana by delivering dozens of books to the library where nursing students from the Institute of Health Sciences in Gaborone, Botswana often study.
|OU Press publishes book by investigative journalist Andrew Welsh-Huggins|
The first in a series of private investigator crime novels written by investigative journalist Andrew Welsh-Huggins has been published by Ohio University Press, and a walking tour of German Village in Columbus on June 1 included several familiar places mentioned throughout the book.
|Phillips organizes Institute for Nuclear Theory Workshop; Elster & alum present|
Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, organized a five-day workshop at the national Institute for Nuclear Theory on "Few-body Universality in Atomic and Nuclear Physics: Recent Experimental and Theoretical Advances.
|Prehistoric jaws: Mapes' fossils put new bite in shark evolution|
The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than do modern sharks, as was previously thought. The new study, led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, shows that living sharks are actually quite advanced in evolutionary terms, despite having retained their basic “sharkiness” over millions of years. The research is published in April in the journal Nature.
|Section of Court Street to temporarily close June 2-6|
South Court Street will be closed between Mulberry Street and President Street from Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 6.
|Spring update from Ohio University Press|
Ohio University Press wrapped up spring semester having formally celebrated its 50th year as a book publisher. Activities included a mayoral proclamation, public lectures, media stories and interviews, and an open house.
|Three patents involving Ohio University chemists published|
The World Intellectual Property Organization published three patents involving Ohio University Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty.
|Toner awarded 'Knight in the Order of Academic Palms' from France|
Dr. Fred Toner, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, received the oldest and most respected award presented to academics by the French government.
|Why don't these monkeys grow Up? Anthropology alum asks|
Why does the Capuchin monkey need an extended childhood before it's ready to become an adult? Ohio University alum Morgan Chancey '10 is going to Costa Rica to study the monkeys and look for the answer by studying the skills they need as adults.
|Air Travel Support Program expands to cover conference trips for faculty, staff|
Ohio University has expanded its Air Travel Support Program to include conference trips and other venues where faculty and staff can disseminate research results and creative work.
|Dr. Holly Raffle named 2014 "Prevention Champion" by State Mental, Addiction Agency|
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has named Ohio University faculty member Holly Raffle, Ph.D., its 2014 Prevention Champion of the Year. Dr. Raffle, an assistant professor with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development, was honored last week as part of the 25th annual Ohio Prevention and Education Conference (OPEC).<br /> <br />“‘Heart of the community,’ ‘empowerment,’ ‘patient,’ ‘visionary’ and ‘brilliant’ are but a few of the words stakeholders and staff use to describe Dr. Raffle and her work,” said Dr. Tammy Collins, deputy director for prevention and wellness programming at OhioMHAS. Dr. Raffle is very deserving of this award as she shares the value and vision that all Ohioans deserve to live in happy, healthy and safe communities."
|Journalism faculty play lead role in statewide public records audit|
Several E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty played key roles in a statewide public records audit conducted by the Ohio Coalition for Open Government, the results of which were widely published throughout Ohio.
|School of Journalism’s Mary Rogus wins AEJMC’s Bliss Award|
Associate Professor Mary Rogus of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism has been awarded the 2014 Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education.
|4th annual "No Limits Athletics Basketball Camp" set for July 21 - 23 at Lancaster Campus|
The 4th Annual No Limits Athletics Basketball Camp will be held July 21 – 23 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The three-day camp held in the Brasee Hall gym gives participants with and without disabilities the opportunity to learn new basketball skills while learning about each other.
|Invisibly visible documents: Can hackers see what you deleted?|
Did you know that anyone with image editing software can look at a scanned document with marked-out security information, use a tool to erase the blacking and look at your information?
|Ohio University Press hosting Summer Reading Sale|
Ohio University Press is having a Summer Reading Sale—all books purchased from the website are 30% off the regular list price if ordered before June 30.
|Retirement reception for Joni McCune is June 20|
The Ohio University Police Department will host a public retirement reception in honor of Joni McCune from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 20 at the Human Resources and Training Center.
|Trying to quit? Grant award allows the Voinovich School to try new approach to smoking cessation|
With help from researchers at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the Ohio Department of Health is trying out a new approach to smoking cessation that it hopes will help the estimated 70 percent of smokers who say they want to quit, but don’t know how.<br /><br />In April, a team led by Barry Oches, senior research associate at the Voinovoich School, won a $280,000 grant from ODH to implement the program in four Appalachian counties in southeastern Ohio. Over the next year, the team will train healthcare providers in Lawrence, Scioto, Gallia, and Ross counties to talk with their patients about smoking and connect them with resources that will help them kick the habit.<br /><br />“We’re hoping to tap into that 70 percent who want to quit but feel there’s nothing out there to help them or think they will be mocked by fellow smokers,” Oches said.<br /><br />Specifically, the Smoke-Free Families of Southeast Ohio Project targets women of child-bearing age, between the ages of 18 and 44, in hopes of addressing the harm smoking presents to developing fetuses and to children.<br />
|Urban Scholar finds harmony in Athens|
A Q&A with Urban Scholar and Columbus native Taijuan Moorman, a sophomore journalism major at OHIO.
|Water reduction for Yamada House, Jennings House, Robert Glidden Hall and Putnam Hall|
There will be a reduction in water pressure for Jennings House, Yamada International House, Robert Glidden Hall and Putnam Hall starting at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 20 and continuing until Sunday, June 22.
|300 students register for Lancaster Campus Kids in College [SLIDESHOW]|
Another year of Kids in College is underway at Ohio University Lancaster and another enrollment record has been set. Three hundred students are taking classes over the three-week period this summer. That’s 57 more students than last year.
|Check out the University's latest policy changes|
The Ohio University administration has updated multiple policies during the past several months. Read about them here.
|Climate change in Athens County—been there, anthropologists find|
Picture Athens County today. Dense forests and rolling hills. But it hasn’t always looked like this. Climate change and human activity have combined, research suggests, to alter the hills of Southeastern Ohio many times over the past 3,000 years.
|Daniel Keyes, Professor and Author of Flowers for Algernon, Dies at 86|
Daniel Keyes, Professor of Creative Writing at Ohio University from 1966-90, passed away on June 15. Keyes arrived at Ellis Hall a year after his first novel—Flowers for Algernon—was published.
|Five students on research externships in Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
Five Ohio University undergraduate students are in Cambodia this summer in a student-faculty collaborative “externship” project call “Imagining International Justice in Post-Genocide Cambodia.”
|Homage stores show alum's passion for storytelling|
"Is that want you want to do with your life?" Sell vintage T-shirts from your parents' basement? It was a great start, actually, for a Spanish major with a passion for storytelling—through clothing.
|Physics alum gets Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize|
A young researcher who worked on software development and data analysis for a major physics experiment conducted at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has received an award for the thesis he wrote about his efforts.
|Scripps students covering World Cup from various cities|
An exclusive partnership with the U.S. Soccer Federation and a separate partnership with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has 18 E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students interning in Brazil and throughout Europe to cover the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
|WOUB, OHIO students recognized by regional National Academy of Television Arts And Sciences|
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized two WOUB productions and a School of Media Arts and Studies production with student production awards.
|Alumna pledges scholarship to Appalachian students|
When Peggy Viehweger attended Ohio University in the late 1960s, life was different. With the civil rights movement in full swing, the Vietnam War dominating headlines and the Beatles dominating airwaves, it was a far cry from our world today. But according to Viehweger, there is one thing that hasn’t changed—the struggle for students to afford to go to college.
|Chillicothe Campus exhibit features work by Kathryn Gough|
Art exhibit, orientations and other news from the Chillicothe Campus
|Elizabeth Sayrs appointed as dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education|
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that Ohio University Associate Professor of Music Theory Elizabeth Sayrs has been appointed to the position of dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
|Feature film to spotlight issue of sex trafficking|
Using locations in Athens County and West Virginia, filmmaker Pearl Gluck will begin shooting a drama about sex trafficking in early July. The film is based on her extensive research on the problem.
|Graduate student email upgrade starts June 23: What you need to know|
This summer's email upgrade will bring 50 GB quotas and an improved web experience, but it also will bring a few temporary limitations to graduate student calendars, shared calendars and shared mailboxes.
|Nick Kellogg suits up for Cavaliers and Pacers|
Former Ohio University guard Nick Kellogg has been selected to participate in pre-NBA Draft workouts with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers.
|OUAA takes “A Night in Athens” event to the Big Apple|
The Ohio University Alumni Association welcomed more than 400 alumni and friends living in the Big Apple to “A Night in Athens…in New York!” a themed event that recreated the feel of Athens’-original sights, sounds and tastes.
|Southern Ohio Copperheads season underway|
The Southern Ohio Copperheads recently kicked off their two-month, 40-game baseball season at Ohio University Bob Wren Stadium as part of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.