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Jul 1, 2011
Biologist Don Miles studies impact of climate change on lizards
When the research data rolled in from Australia to California to Madagascar, as many as 21 percent of local lizard populations had disappeared.

Changes to alcohol and marijuana sanctioning guidelines to become effective in fall
Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith has accepted the recommendations of a task force charged with reviewing the sanctioning protocol for alcohol and marijuana violations.

President responds to state budget
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an e-mail out to the entire University community regarding the state budget.

Jul 6, 2011
Second Faculty and Staff Convocation is Sept. 8
Ohio University will host the second annual Faculty and Staff Convocation at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Jul 7, 2011
Mill Street and Jeff Hill construction update
Summer means that it is time for roadwork. Below are updates on two roadwork projects from the City of Athens.

Jul 8, 2011
OU-HCOM researcher receives federal grant to study the history of c-sections
Jacqueline Wolf, Ph. D., professor of the history of medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), received a $150,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund research for her next book project, “A Social History of Cesarean Section in the United States.”

Ohio University Press book receives rave review
Photographer Ian Adams' book, "A Photographer's Guide to Ohio," was reviewed by Plain Dealer Arts and Life writer Julie Washington, who in the article expressed her fascination with Adams' "fantastic images."

Pay to park and employee opt-out option update
On Friday, Director of Transportation and Parking Martin Paulins sent an email to all Ohio University faculty and staff regarding pay to park and the employee opt-out option.

eLearning at OHIO: The changing nature of education
Nationwide, more than 25 percent of higher education students take at least one online course. But nearly all students are gaining experience with blogs, video and wikis, just to name a few, as educators embrace technology in even the most traditional of classrooms.

Jul 11, 2011
Class lists are available now and other updates
On Monday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent an e-mail to all OHIO faculty and staff regarding class lists and other updates.

Disability Services moving to Baker University Center July 18
The Office of Disability Services will be relocating to Baker University Center Suite 348 on July 18. On July 1, the office joined University College.

New OIT reporting structure promotes alignment
President Roderick J. McDavis has announced that effective today the Office of Information Technology (IT) will become part of the Division of Finance and Administration.

Jul 13, 2011
Graduate student balances beauty and sustainability
Beauty queen Kylie Johnson does feats of balancing that would make a Cirque du Soleil acrobat jealous.

HR shares supplementing retirement information
All employees have the opportunity to supplement OPERS, STRS, or ARP retirement plans through voluntary contributions to a Supplemental Retirement Account (SRA). Ohio University offers a choice of companies with which you may enroll in a 403(b) tax deferred annuity or 457 deferred compensation plan.

No Compass email on Monday due to CommonSpot upgrade
The Ohio University Compass email will not be sent out on Monday, July 18. Bi-weekly distribution of the Compass email will resume on Thursday, July 21.

Jul 14, 2011
Baker Center lower lounge renovations begin next week
The Baker University Center lower level lounge renovation will begin next week. The new lounge will feature a stage, flat screen televisions, a high-quality sound system, new furniture and a Bobcat-spirited theme.

Engineering graduate student earns federal fellowships
A graduate student in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology has been awarded several federally funded fellowships.

McDavis discusses university on local radio show
President Roderick J. McDavis appeared on WATH 970 AM's hour-long talk show Party Line on Thursday morning. A podcast of the interview will be available online.

Scripps welcomes international scholars
Ohio University’s Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the Scripps College of Communication, is hosting the second Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program.

UCM continues to wow OHIO
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual report of how it continues to deliver valuable information to Ohio University and the world.

Jul 15, 2011
Athletics releases 2010-11 Annual Report
The Ohio Athletics Department has released its annual report, which recaps the 2010-11 academic year.

OHIO mourns emeritus professor
Ray Wagner, professor emeritus of communication studies specializing in interpersonal communication, died on Thursday morning.

Ohio Football promotional schedule released
Athletics announced its promotional schedule for the 2011 football season. Several promotions are offered for each game to provide Bobcat fans ample opportunity to attend one of the six home games.

Summer programs offer undergraduates a look at
Undergraduates aspiring to be medical students are taking the opportunity this summer to get a taste of the medical school experience through two programs offered by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM).

Jul 18, 2011
Craft and technology meet in Alex Hibbitt’s new series of work
In a new series of work titled “Neither Architecture or Landscape,” Alex Hibbitt uses and manipulates technological tools to create pieces that are both handcrafted and born of the digital age.

Jul 19, 2011
Highlighting the green: Spring 2011
This special video encapsulates a few of the recent triumphs that have added new chapters to OHIO's legacy of excellence.

Managerial Essentials program starts July 22
The Managerial Essentials program will commence this Friday, July 22.

Photography exhibit displays international peace building initiatives
Kennedy Museum of Art will host the exhibition "Photographic Images: A Local to Global Perspective on Critical Issues Affecting Our Planet and its People," in association with the Going Global: Education in the21st Century Summer Research Conference and Workshops, organized by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio University.

Jul 20, 2011
Emerita professor awarded Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
Sylvia Reynolds Eckes, professor emerita of piano at Ohio University, was recently appointed Officer, Knight First Class, of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by Jostein Mykletun, consul general of Norway.

Historian uncovers how the Polish Catholic church helped sow the seeds of Solidarity
David Curp, an associate professor of history at Ohio University, is using both archival sources and oral histories to chronicle the roles and influence of religious culture in Poland over the last 40 years.

Ocean themed literacy program offered at Zanesville campus
Ohio University Zanesville Early and Middle Childhood Education majors invite area children to prepare to head back to school as they explore the habitat of oceans through children’s literature in a two-part program Commotion in the Ocean.

Ohio Today magazine announces eco-friendly redesign
Ohio Today alumni magazine's first-ever redesign places greater emphasis on sustainability, alumni-submitted content, and photography and artwork created by OHIO students, faculty and alumni.

Risk Management and Safety to move offices
Within the next two or three months, Risk Management and Safety will relocate to the Facilities and Auxiliaries Management Building at 1 Riverside Drive, in the east wing where Culinary Services is now located.

Jul 21, 2011
OHIO sees high-risk drinking decrease
Ohio University saw a 3 percent reduction in high-risk, or binge, drinking, according to the University's biannual Alcohol and Other Drug Survey (AOD), released June 8. This marks the second consecutive reduction in high-risk drinking rates.

Jul 22, 2011
$1 million gift to aid Ohio University nursing program and Kids on Campus
Ohio University alumnus Charles Beck and his wife Judy have pledged a $1 million gift to support the University’s nursing program and its Kids on Campus afterschool and summer programs for area schoolchildren.

Environmental pollutants could be heart disease culprits, OHIO study finds
Recent studies by Ohio University researcher Alexander Sergeev suggest that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as pesticides, insecticides, and unintentional by-products from chemical reactions in factories, could be a factor in heart disease.

Jul 23, 2011
University participating in Obama's Interfaith Challenge
The entire community is invited to join the Ohio University Office for Diversity, Access and Equity and other OHIO offices, departments and student groups, United Campus Ministry (UCM): Center for Spiritual Growth and Social Justice, and other local organizations in the inaugural President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

Jul 25, 2011
College Green may experience water outage
The City of Athens has a water main break affecting many of the building on the main College Green. Buildings will notice low water pressure or no water at all.

Incoming students given housing choice
This year Ohio University will allow incoming first-year students to select their rooms. The new policy will create a more personalized housing experience for new students.

Mozart on the Green Festival and Academy starts Aug. 8
Mozart on the Green Festival and Academy, intensive one-week chamber music festival inspired by the spirit of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the beautiful surroundings of Athens, will take place in Athens from Aug. 8 through13.

Jul 26, 2011
Financial Aid and Bursar give student loan distribution and satisfactory academic progress updates
In an effort to keep students and parents updated on financial aid processing developments, the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships recently provided information to them about several financial aid developments.

New staff appointments announced for Technology Transfer Office, Innovation Center
Two new staff appointments have been made for Ohio University’s Technology Transfer Office and the Innovation Center, two programs within the Vice President for Research division that support faculty technology commercialization and business start-ups in southeastern Ohio.

Rural physicians benefit from federal funding
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine received $450,000 in federal stimulus funds to assist 100 primary care providers in southeastern Ohio with implementing electronic health records in their practices.

Jul 27, 2011
Assistant vice provost and director of undergraduate admissions appointed
Candace Boeninger has been appointed assistant vice provost and director of undergraduate admissions effective Aug. 1.

The New York Times reviews Amish-Country mystery
The seventh book in Ohio University Press’s acclaimed Amish-Country Mystery series, "Harmless as Doves" by P.L. Gaus, was reviewed in the July 24 issue of "The New York Times Book Review."

Jul 28, 2011
Call for Go Green Guide volunteers
Are you looking for a fun activity on the Thursday and Friday of fall opening? Need to get away from the desk for a few hours of outdoor adventure? Are you interested in meeting new students and providing oversight support to student move in helpers? If so, OHIO needs you to become a GO Green Guide!

OHIO civil engineers test safety of box beam bridges
About 17 percent of bridges in the state of Ohio are box beam bridges—concrete structures with steel reinforcement embedded inside. They’re commonly used on county roads around Athens, Ohio, says Eric Steinberg, an Ohio University associate professor of civil engineering.

Jul 29, 2011
Scientists use laser lab for studies of new light-sensitive materials
Scientists use laser lab for studies of new light-sensitive materials