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April 17, 2014
Student Expo 2014 winners announced (PHOTOS)
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 10, 2014 at the Convocation Center. The winners of each judging category are now available online.
April 15, 2014
Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social April 25
Ohio University is hosting an ice cream social on Friday, April 25 beginning at 2 p.m. in Wolfe Garden, located between Alden Library and Cutler Hall on the College Green.
April 14, 2014
What's the big idea? A look at new OHIO inventions
A spotlight on seven new technologies under development by Ohio University scientists and engineers.
March 28, 2014
National conference to attract rural medical education leaders to Athens
Approximately 70 medical educators from across the country will gather at the Ohio University Inn April 16-18 for the 2014 Rural Training Tracks Conclave, sponsored by the RTT Collaborative and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
March 20, 2014
Emeriti Day previews how campus will look in five to 10 years
President Roderick McDavis will speak at the Emeriti Day Reception, being held April 3 at 10 a.m. in the Schoonover Center lobby regarding building and renovation plans that will change the campus’s appearance considerably.
March 19, 2014
Seven regional entrepreneurs, inventors receive 2013 Innovation Awards
The awards, which celebrate creativity and innovation in southeastern Ohio, were announced March 18 at the annual gala.
March 17, 2014
View the 2013 annual President’s Report online
The 2013 annual President’s Report outlines the most recent and noteworthy accomplishments of Ohio University faculty, staff, students and alumni and is now available online.
March 14, 2014
Trustees review strategic planning process and FY2015 budget
The Ohio University Board of Trustees engaged in conversations about key factors shaping the fiscal year 2015 budget and an array of transformational initiatives at meetings on the Athens campus.
March 10, 2014
Welcome to your Winter/Spring 2014 issue of Ohio Today Online
Is it possible to run a mile at 94 years old? Can a happy marriage last 64 years? Is there hope for all of us who can't sing? In this special issue of Ohio Today Online, our student and alumni writers asked a group of talented, unique alumni, “How’d you do that?”
March 4, 2014
The Interlink Alliance to hold third faculty development conference
Presidents from The Interlink Alliance institutions will be attending "From Pencils to Pixels: Pedagogy in the 21st Century" during the third faculty development conference March 7 and 8 at Virginia State University.
February 24, 2014
Russ Prize recipient details breakthrough technology behind LASIK  and its future as smart scalpel for skin
In a Stocker Lecture presented by the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, 2013 Russ Prize recipient James J. Wynne discussed his contribution to the discovery of laser ablative photodecomposition, the technology behind LASIK and PRK vision correction surgeries, on Thursday at Baker University Center Theatre.
February 20, 2014
Finalists announced for southeastern Ohio’s 2013 Innovation Awards
Forty-six entrepreneurs and innovators are finalists for the 2013 Innovation Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. The winners in each of the six categories will be announced on Tuesday, March 18.
February 17, 2014
President will be Feb. 20 guest on WATH-AM 970
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH-AM's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.
Second Bobcat Coffee Hour is Feb. 20
The second of four scheduled Ohio University Bobcat Coffee Hours will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Honors Collegium on the Baker University Center fourth floor.
University community invited to Distinguished Professor Lecture Feb. 24
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit invited the University community via e-mail to this year’s Distinguished Professor Lecture, Monday, Feb. 24, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in Alden Library’s Class of 1951 Lounge.
February 13, 2014
Russ Prize winner Wynne to lecture on breakthrough discovery behind LASIK surgery
Dr. James J. Wynne, recipient of the 2013 Russ Prize, will discuss his role in developing the pulsed ultraviolet excimer laser, the technology behind LASIK and PRK vision correction surgeries, on Thurs., Feb. 20, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Ohio University’s Baker University Center Theatre.
February 10, 2014
OHIO's Impact: Centers of Excellence play key role in University's economic impact
President Roderick J. McDavis is touring the state during the month of February to discuss the findings of a recently released economic impact report. Ohio University's investments in its three Centers of Excellence have made them economic drivers that generate public and private investment, attract elite intellectual talent and establish an entrepreneurial environment that retains top college graduates.
February 7, 2014
Diabetes Boot Camp teaches importance of healthy living habits
Registration is now open for the next session of the Diabetes Boot Camp, an 8-week hands-on program designed to help individuals with type 2 diabetes make positive lifestyle changes to better manage their condition.
February 6, 2014
OHIO’s Impact: Aiding in workforce development through a solid partnership
The ability to look to the future and forecast what types of jobs that will be needed in Southeastern Ohio may seem like a challenge that requires a crystal ball, but thanks to a study in progress by the Ohio Strategic Training Center (OSTC), that task will be rooted within facts and solid evidence.
February 4, 2014
Athens Mayor and Ohio University President sign additional appendices under MOU
Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis signed two appendices to formalize collaborative initiatives between the city and the university under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Athens and Ohio University.
January 27, 2014
Alumni will meet “On the Green” during inaugural reunion weekend May 30-June 1
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) will host an all-alumni reunion weekend in Athens from May 30 through June 1. The weekend will feature activities for the entire OHIO community, alumni and their families, and those celebrating class milestones and special reunions. Currently, reunion activities are planned for members of the Golden Classes of 1963 and 1964, Gospel Voices of Faith, the Department of Aviation and OHIO’s Emeriti Faculty.
January 23, 2014
Ohio Higher Ed Funding Commission finalizes recommendations
The Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission, led by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis, announced on Jan. 23 that they have provided a final report of recommendations to Governor John Kasich.
Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission report 2014
The recommendations of the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission, led by OHIO President Roderick J. McDavis.
January 22, 2014
Bobcat Coffee Hour kicks off Jan. 22
The first of series of Ohio University Bobcat Coffee Hours will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Honors Collegium on the Baker University Center fourth floor.
January 15, 2014
January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
Ohio University Board of Trustees Jan. 24 meeting will be streamed live from Walter Hall on the Athens Campus.

Public Schedule

4/21/14 3:00 PM

Meeting with Mayor Paul Wiehl and Service Safety Director Paula Horan-Moseley

4/22/14 9:00 AM

Meeting with Student Trustees

4/22/14 9:30 AM

Update with Board of Trustees Secretary Dr. Pete Mather