|'Morgan are you there? The monkeys are here'|
"Morgan, Morgan, Morgan — are you there?" My radio's staticky transmission cuts the serenity of the forest like a buzzsaw, startling me out of a meditative hike as I search for my troop. It's been around seven hours since I set out, and fatigue is starting to wear on me in a holistic kind of way: in my muscles, in my mind. "Yes, I'm here," I respond.
|Asteroid named in honor of Professor Thomas Statler|
It’s not every day you learn an asteroid bears your name. This month, Dr. Thomas Statler, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, attended the triennial "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors" conference in Helsinki, Finland, the leading international gathering in the field of small Solar System bodies, where it's a tradition to announce new asteroid names at the conference banquet. Statler was surprised and delighted to receive this professional honor, along with a few dozen other planetary scientists in attendance.
|Child Development Center Garden Party brings families together|
The Child Development Center held its annual celebration of the culmination of a successful growing season in the children's garden on Aug. 1.
|Hla chairs international conference on nanotechnology|
An Ohio University physics professor is organizing the 8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-8), which will be held at the Gleacher Center in Chicago from July 28-31. NSS-8 is a biennial meeting series that shares the latest research advances of science and technology in the nanometer regime.
|Homecoming Court nominations sought; parade packets available|
Nominations are being sought for this year’s Homecoming Court, and guidelines and entry forms for the annual Homecoming Parade are available. Ohio University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 6-11.
|Nance named fellow by Geological Society of America|
Dr. R. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, has been named a Geological Society of America Fellow.
|O'Keefe's 'The Visitors' is exploration of love, Emerald Island style|
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review of Patrick O'Keeffe's novel The Visitors describes " the story of two contemporary Irish immigrants. Graduate student Jimmy Dwyer and real estate investor Kevin Lyons were never friends, but their families were linked by the friendship between their two fathers in rural Ireland. All four men’s lives were intertwined by friendship and their love of the sisters and daughters of the two patriarchs."
|Physics alum, professor explore optical constraints of semiconductor zinc oxide for first time|
"Recently, an extraordinary effort has been directed toward group II–VI semiconductors such as zinc oxide (ZnO) material ... because of its potential applications in the fields of electronic and optoelectronics," including solar cells and renewable energy storage, write an Ohio University alum and Physics & Astronomy professor who co-authored an Applied Surface Science journal article on "Multiple oscillator models for the optical constants of polycrystalline zinc oxide thin films over a wide wavelength range."
|Psychologists rank best talk therapies for ADHD in children and Teens?|
A careful review of talk therapies for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by Dr. Steve Evans, Dr. Julie Sarno Owens, and graduate student Nora Bunford from Ohio University's Psychology Department concluded that, among talk therapies, behavioral approaches and organizational interventions have the strongest scientific evidence supporting their use.
|Residential Housing launches web series to prepare first-year students|
Ohio University Residential Housing has launched a web series designed to prepare first-year students for their upcoming arrival on campus.
|Student's research spans ozone levels to quantum dots|
<br /><br />From observing ozone phenomena to building micro-scale devices, senior Helen Cothrel ’15 HTC Physics, explores her environment to the extreme. This summer she is working at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, CO, to study the Earth’s ozone layer.
|Top graduating history major heads to Georgetown University Law Center|
Jackson Lavelle '14, who was named the Top Graduating History Major and received an Eckes Prize in History, started graduate school at the Georgetown University Law Center. He earned a B.A. and double majored in History and Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.
|WOUB, School Of Communication Studies pick up Emmy Award|
Evan Shaw and Lynn Harter were recipients of an Emmy Award for an excerpt of a new documentary series, “The Courage of Creativity.”
|Edith Head Film Festival at Lancaster Campus August 16|
An Edith Head Film Festival will be held in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre on Saturday, August 16. The event is free and open to the public. The event is being put on through a partnership with the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924 – 1967 exhibit featuring costumes designed by Head is on display at the Decorative Arts Center until August 24.
|Football unveils new locker room|
As the Ohio University football team reported to preseason camp this week, the squad was greeted to a newly renovated locker room thanks to the support of alumni.
|Media spotlight shines on OU-C student|
Latest news from Chillicothe Campus including op-ed piece about connection to its region
|Student Affairs seeking Go Green Guides for fall move-in|
Student Affairs is asking OHIO faculty and staff to fill 100 slots and serve as Go Green Guides on Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22.
|University mourns death of beloved Baker University Center Post Office clerk|
Former Baker University Center Post Office clerk Charles "Charlie" Tholin, 65, died July 3, 2014, after a long illness. He became known for his gregarious personality, caring demeanor and exceptional customer service.
|WOUB’s Perspectives examines hard issues through a local lens|
Perspectives, a WOUB Public Media series that started as a conversation-style show dealing with global issues, has morphed into a cinematic, mostly monologue-based web series highlighting world problems, LGBT issues, disability and inclusion, sexual assault and more in an emotional, compelling way.
|Ohio University Lancaster named FMC Certified Healthy Business |
Ohio University Lancaster is now a Fairfield Medical Center Certified Healthy Business. OUL was one of 17 area businesses given the certification earlier this summer. An FMC Certified Healthy Business has committed to champion the health of its employees by offering opportunities for physical activity, nutrition, and behavior changes.
|Athens arts community mourns Bob Winters|
Professor Emeritus Robert Winters, who died Aug. 12, made an impact on thousands of students, friends and colleagues as an educator, artist, administrator, theater director, mentor and tireless advocate for the arts.
|New storage service offered this fall|
A new free online storage service offered to students, faculty and staff this year is designed to be a collaboration tool for class projects that reduces the reliance on external hardware devices and paid storage services
|OUPD to conduct Active Shooter Training at The Ridges|
The Ohio University Police Department is conducting annual Active Shooter Response Training for its police officers on campus Thursday and Friday and the campus community is encouraged to avoid Piggery Lane at The Ridges and the western section of Southside Park in the City of Athens.
|Campus construction continues fall semester|
Several construction projects which started this summer have been completed, but others will continue well into fall semester after students return. Motorists should use caution when navigating campus and be sure to follow posted detour signs to help ensure a smooth traffic pattern.
|Electrical work may cause power blink, outage|
Scheduled electrical work for a ground fault at an Ohio University substation may result in a power blink or outage in the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, Aug. 14.
|Go Green Week packed with events to welcome, prepare new, returning Bobcats|
Ohio University’s Go Green Week kicks off Monday, Aug. 18, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. A variety of activities – from welcoming and orientation programs to social events – will be offered.
|Lancaster Campus administrative associate named Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month [VIDEO]|
Merry Lee Walters is one of the first people many come into contact with at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. As the associate dean’s administrative associate, Walters helps students, faculty, staff and adjunct faculty find out what they need to know to succeed in the academic world. Now, Walters is being honored for her hard work and dedication. Walters was named the Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month.
|Latest news from Chillicothe Campus|
First graduates of accelerated nursing program and other news
|The OHIO Guarantee and Regional Campuses [VIDEO]|
In an effort to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is announcing the third video launched as part of a series designed to answer basic questions about the program.
|Nominations open for 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship|
The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.
|Electrical work Friday may cause power blink, outage|
THe work will take place between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.
|Portion of University Terrace temporarily closed|
The north end of University Terrace (near Memorial Auditorium and Tupper Hall) will re-open in the morning of Aug. 15. At that time, the south end of University Terrace, from Race Street to South Green Drive, will close due to emergency water main repair work.
|What you need to know about move-in weekend|
The largest on-campus residential student population since 1972 is moving to Ohio University this month, and more than 8,000 students and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens starting on Thursday, Aug. 21.
|Gearhart elected vice chair of WCET steering committee|
Deb Gearhart, vice provost for eLearning and Strategic Partnerships at Ohio University, was elected vice chair of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) 2014-2015 steering committee.
|Photo sales support University photo archive|
In the one year since University Communications and Marketing (UCM) began offering the sale of Ohio University photographs, the profits from these sales have supported a majority of the cost of the service which makes the photos available to the University community.
|President McDavis accepts ALS ice bucket challenge|
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis has accepted an icy challenge from Kent State President Beverly Warren. With help from Rufus and the OHIO football team, McDavis will join the thousands of others across the country in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association in Peden Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
|Public workshop generates ideas, opinions for future Ridges uses|
Stickers, photographs, colored pencils and sticky notes all helped guide the conversation Monday evening at a workshop designed to solicit public ideas for future uses of Ohio University’s buildings and property at The Ridges.
|Research funding and workshops available for faculty, staff and students|
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity Activity offers several internal awards programs throughout the year to support the research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty, staff and students.
|Teacher Education Symposium at Southern Campus highlights preparedness|
Education majors at Ohio University Southern Campus came together for a Teacher Education Symposium that provided valuable information about such topics as licensure guidelines, teacher preparedness, field assignments, and the national Teacher Performance Assessment that is required throughout Ohio.
|Chipping away at OHIO’s student debt|
In an article written for The Post, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis addresses the issue of student debt.
|Faculty, staff invited to attend 2014 convocation|
In honor of the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has invited all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.
|Lancaster Campus theatre director announces upcoming season [AUDIO]|
This academic year will be filled with drama and fun for those who attend Ohio University Lancaster Theatre productions. Director Victor Jones has announced the upcoming season for the theatre.
|OHIO Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 28-29|
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold their next meeting Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ohio.
|OPIE hosts 35 Fulbright Fellowship Pre-Academic Program scholars|
The Fulbright Fellowship Pre-Academic Program, which was hosted by The Ohio Program of Intensive English
(OPIE) at Ohio University, sponsored 35 distinguished scholars from all around the globe. It serves as an introduction to American academia and culture for the students.
|Ohio IMG Sports Network ready for 2014-15|
Another Ohio Athletics season is starting and the Ohio IMG Sports Network is ready to cover it. Every football and men's basketball game broadcast is available network wide.
|Stacy Strauss named associate director of Innovation Center|
Strauss will assist with facilities management, fundraising efforts, budget analysis, grant writing and other Innovation Center operations.<br />
|The OHIO Guarantee and Extensions [VIDEO]|
The latest installment of a video series intended to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure is now available on The OHIO Guarantee website.