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Jan 30
'Hands Off My Seeds' presentation to be held Feb. 3 Jan 30
Art Trese, associate professor of environmental and plant biology, will present “Hands Off My Seeds!” Understanding Food Sovereignty on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. in Alden 319 (Friends of the Library Room).

Highlighting the Green - Jan. 2015 Edition [VIDEO] Jan 30
Check out OHIO's most recent accomplishments in the latest Highlighting the Green edition.

Innovation Center wins prestigious Athens Area Chamber of Commerce award Jan 30
The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has honored the Ohio University Innovation Center with the 2014 Holzaepfel Award, the top economic development award in the region.

OUPD welcomes four officers in 2014-2015 Jan 30
The Ohio University Police Department has welcomed four new officers since the start of fall semester, including a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, a former border patrol agent, and two recent college graduates, including one from OHIO.

Office of Sustainability facilitates discussion about sustainable building design, demolition Jan 30
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is working towards creating a more sustainable, energy-efficient campus by helping Design and Construction project managers and Facilities employees navigate and integrate sustainable practices into the institutional planning process.

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey meets with Lancaster Campus representatives at Pickerington Center Jan 30
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Dean Dr. Jim Smith hosted a meeting on college affordability in the state with Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey Thursday afternoon. The meeting, in which Carey also heard from OUL students, OUL Enrollment Manager Pat Fox, Ohio University Regional Higher Education Executive Dean Bill Willan, and Ohio University Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Craig Cornell, was held at the Pickerington Center.

Ohio University competes to win RecycleMania competition Jan 30
Ohio University is once again looking to claim top honors in the RecycleMania competition, which starts Monday, Feb. 2 and ends in late March.

Phone outage to affect calls to OUPD Jan 30
The Ohio University community is advised that during a routine, required system update to the University’s analog telephone system on Saturday, Jan. 31, calls made to the Ohio University Police Department will be routed to the Athens County 9-1-1 Center.

Public can 'Walk with a Doc' on Saturdays Jan 30
Each month, the Live Healthy Appalachia group sponsors a walk allowing the public to interact with doctors and receive medical advice.

Jan 29
Actor portrays MLK Jr. in one-man show on Lancaster Campus Jan 29
About 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended a special presentation on campus Wednesday afternoon to kick off Black History Month.  Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington celebrated the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., when Actor Darryl Van Leer performed his one-man show where he portrays King in the Wagner Theatre.

BobcaThon Dance Marathon is Feb. 14 Jan 29
The BobcaThon Dance Marathon fundraiser will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Baker University Center.

Genetic researchers make advances in the fight against diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases Jan 29
When Felicia Nowak, M.D., Ph.D., first discovered Porf-2, a previously unknown gene, she knew she had found an important puzzle piece to understanding the developing brain. What she would later learn is that the gene may also be pivotal in the development of novel approaches to treat tumor growth, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes complications.

Members of OHIO, Athens communities engage in conversation on racial dynamics, inequality Jan 29
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Ohio University held one of its most successful Campus Conversations yet, drawing members of the OHIO and Athens communities to campus for meaningful discussions on racial dynamics and inequality.

Ohio Innocence Project director, exonerees to speak Feb. 9 Jan 29
Representatives from the Ohio Innocence Project, one of the most successful organizations in the nation for exonerating innocent prisoners, will present “The Ohio Innocence Project: From Death Row to Freedom” from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Professor Emerita returns to OHIO to share experiences of non-violent protests Jan 29
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s six principals of non-violence have resonated with Ohio University Professor Emerita of African American Studies Francine Childs for decades, including when she participated in marches across the country to protest inequality and injustice in America.

United Appeal campaign within $9,000 of its goal Jan 29
Ohio University’s annual “United 2 Give, United 2 Help” campaign officially ends on Saturday, Jan. 31, and the University is within $9,000 of reaching its goal.

University ranked among institutions with top online graduate engineering programs Jan 29
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology has placed 36th on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best online graduate engineering programs for 2015, a significant jump from last year’s rank of 46.

Jan 28
Career workshop for veterans, student service members slated for Feb. 5 Jan 28
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting a Veterans and Student Service Members Career Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 5. The workshop will be delivered through the Ohio University Learning Network, allowing participation from locations on six of OHIO’s campuses.

Construction on new residence halls within 200 days of completion Jan 28
As of Dec. 22, work on Phase I of Ohio University's Housing Development Plan was approximately 60 percent complete, and there are now less than 200 days until construction wraps up.

Faculty and staff support Public Radio and WOUB Jan 28
Public radio is one of the many invaluable services WOUB Public Media offers to Ohio University, the Athens community, and the region. Support from faculty and staff members keep programming costs down, the broadcasting quality high, and the radio waves flowing.

Football to host 2015 signing day reception Feb. 4 Jan 28
Fans can get the first look at the 2015 OHIO football freshman class on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Peden Stadium at a signing day reception.

Libraries website provides access to fore-edge exhibit Jan 28
Ohio University Libraries is inviting users to immerse themselves into the world of fore-edge painted books through a website that allows in-depth access to “Hidden Treasures on the Edge: Fore-edge Painted Books from the Jeffery D. Chaddock Collection,” an exhibit on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

Memorial park on Athens Campus moving to a new home Jan 28
Construction on Phase I of Ohio University’s Housing Development Plan has necessitated the relocation of Carper Park, which was created as a tribute to an OHIO graduate responsible for many landscaping efforts at the University over a more than 30-year period.

Noted scholar, author to speak at Chillicothe Campus Jan 28
Kennedy Lecture Series talk discusses civil rights movement, faculty members write workbook and present at conference

Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences surpasses Promise Lives Campaign goal Jan 28
Thanks to the generosity of more than 8,500 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences has surpassed its $15 million Promise Lives Campaign goal – six months ahead of schedule. The Campaign, which continues though June 30, 2015, is securing an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO.

Science Café to address global change and agricultural productivity Feb. 4 Jan 28
David Rosenthal will address the need for mankind to produce enough food globally, which has been an ongoing concern in recent years. His talk will take place Feb. 4. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4

Sibs Weekend is Feb. 6-8 Jan 28
Ohio University will welcome older and younger siblings to campus for Sibs Weekend, Feb. 6-8. There are many events to attend.

Student medical experiences in developing countries drive passion for primary care Jan 28
For years there has been a decline nationally in the number of medical students choosing to practice primary care, which has contributed to a physician shortage in rural and underserved areas. However, interest in primary care among Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine students has remained strong. The reasons vary. For graduates Sarah and Amy Simpson, their decision to become physicians was influenced by a trip to a remote African village where people walked miles to see a doctor and silently endured painful procedures without anesthesia.

Take a closer look at the MLK Jr. Celebration [PHOTOS] Jan 28
The 2015 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration carried the theme, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Take a look at the photos.

Volleyball welcomes five recruits to 2015 recruiting class Jan 28
Volleyball Head Coach Deane Webb will welcome in his first recruiting class in the fall of 2015. It consists of five players.

Jan 27
Community enjoys free coffee, conversation with OUPD Jan 27
Officers from the Ohio University Police Department enjoyed meeting members of the community over coffee at The Front Room in Baker University Center on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Spotlight: OUL Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber Jan 27
Many students who take Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber’s classes at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington find him to be a down-to-earth, relatable instructor.  However, they don’t realize that one of the reasons Faber relates to his students so well is that he used to be just like them.  Faber started his college career at Ohio University Lancaster.

OHIO project helps local children gain knowledge about eating healthy and exercising Jan 27
Ohio University Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology Cheryl Howe and her dedicated team of graduate and undergraduate students have developed and implemented a research study geared toward enhancing the knowledge and habits of a healthy, active lifestyle in young children and their parents.

OUPD Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony planned Jan 27
Officers and staff of the Ohio University Police Department will hold their second annual Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9 in the Baker University Center Theatre.

TapRide shuttle service encourages campus safety Jan 27
Since fall semester, Ohio University has offered TapRide, a free transportation service to all faculty, staff, students and visitors. The service provides a safe means of transportation across the Athens Campus.

Voinovich School accepting applications for undergraduate research Jan 27
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering undergraduate research scholar funded positions for the­ 2015-2016 academic year.­

Jan 26
COMP 2014 concludes with positive response from Department of Education Jan 26
The Department of Education has indicated to Ohio University that all terms of the University's voluntary resolution agreement regarding the Compensation 2014 Project have been fulfilled, and that the Office for Civil Rights has concluded its monitoring activities.

Eastern Campus’ Kelsey Holloway goes out in style Jan 26
Ohio University Eastern senior guard Kelsey Holloway was honored prior to Sunday’s game versus Ohio University Zanesville for her many accomplishments on and off the court, which include leading the Panthers to the 2012 Ohio Regional Campus State Championship and being named tournament MVP.

New executive director of Lancaster Festival looks forward to continued partnership with Lancaster Campus Jan 26
The new executive director of the Lancaster Festival says he’s very excited about the Ohio University Lancaster Campus’ outdoor and indoor concert venues and is looking forward to working with the campus in the future.  Joe Piccolo started in his new role on January 12.

Patton College of Education to host former African-American LPGA player Jan 26
Professional golfer and educator Renee Powell, one of only six African American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, will visit campus Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Professor calls for end of current U.S. criminal justice system Jan 26
Sheila Bedi, clinical associate professor of law at the Northwestern University School of Law, brought a simple message to Ohio University on Thursday evening – end the current prison system and mass incarceration.

Resources available in preparation for tobacco-free campus Jan 26
In preparation for Ohio University’s move to a tobacco-free campus in August 2015, resources are being made available for University employees who want to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco use.

SMART Recovery program to debut Feb. 4 on Athens Campus Jan 26
Starting Feb. 4, free weekly support meetings of SMART Recovery® will be held every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Baker University Center, room 321. The meetings are open to Ohio University students, faculty and staff and to members of the Athens community.

Two Family Weekends left this year; dates set for next year Jan 26
As Ohio University gears up for its last two Family Weekends of the 2014-15 academic year – Sibs Weekend on Feb. 6-8 and Moms Weekend on April 10-12 – it’s not too soon to starting planning for next year’s Family Weekends.

Voinovich School Executive in Residence co-authors report for National Institute of Building Sciences Jan 26
A report co-authored by Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Executive in Residence Michael Zimmer on the financing of small commercial retrofit projects for energy efficiency was presented at Building Innovation: National Institute of Building Sciences' Third Annual Conference & Expo in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

What's in a survey? Qualtrics contest offers $10K to find out. Jan 26
If you have developed an innovative use for a Qualtrics survey, consider entering the Qualtrics SurveyMod competition.

Jan 25
Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday Jan 25
Ohio University's Athens campus will test its emergency communication systems around noon on Friday, Jan. 30.

WATH 970 AM to host President McDavis on Thursday Jan 25
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Jan 23
2015 Fitness Workshop Series kicks off Jan. 24 at Ping Center Jan 23
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation and Ping Center Fitness are presenting the 2015 Fitness Workshop Series, a free program open to the OHIO and Athens communities and designed to educate those working toward healthier lifestyles about different areas of fitness.

Ebony Bobcat Network to host one-night performance of “Thurgood” for OHIO alumni Jan 23
Ebony Bobcat Network to host one-night performance of “Thurgood” for OHIO alumni