|New offices formed through Institutional Equity reorganization|
Two new offices have been established in place of the former Office for Institutional Equity as part of a proactive approach to best serve the needs of the Ohio University community with increased focus and support. OHIO Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit explained this is the result of a reorganization effort that responds to current and future needs with regards to accessibility, equity, and civil rights compliance.
|Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine launches networking group for women|
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched ohiowomen in medicine, a professional networking and mentoring group for Heritage College alumni, friends, students and employees. The Heritage College is the first to create an affiliate of Ohio University’s ohiowomen initiative, a program designed to help connect women with the university, students and each other
|Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine opens facility for clinical trials|
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has opened a facility for conducting clinical trials and studies involving human subjects. The Clinical & Translational Research Unit (CTRU), which is located in Irwin Hall on the Athens campus, provides support for all stages of clinical research from idea development to final reporting. The Heritage College hopes the CTRU will help take the college’s research program to the next level, putting it on par with other institutions that have high-profile clinical research programs.
|OHIO celebrates its 200th class of graduates|
Saturday, May 2, was a historic day on the Athens Campus as Ohio University celebrated its 200th Commencement and welcomed more than 3,200 undergraduates into the Bobcat alumni family.
|Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis discusses OHIO’s tobacco-free policy|
The latest video on the Ohio University Tobacco-Free Initiative website features an address by President Roderick J. McDavis to the OHIO community in advance of the Athens campus’s tobacco-free policy going into effect in August 2015.
|When older adults lose strength, the brain may be to blame|
Declining muscle strength is common as people age, which can lead to falls and affect a person’s ability to move and function independently. It’s often believed that a muscle’s strength is directly tied to its mass. However, researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have discovered that muscle weakness in aging populations occurs in part due to a breakdown in communication between the motor cortex, the part of the brain that controls voluntary movement, and muscles. Historically, the motor cortex was thought to affect movement and coordination but not muscle strength.
|University Foundation acquires property for presidential residence|
The Ohio University Foundation today announced it has entered into a lease agreement for a home and surrounding property, which will serve as the Ohio University presidential residence. The agreement includes a purchase option, which could be exercised contingent on approval from the Foundation Board of Trustees.
|Distinguished Professor France honored by University community|
In keeping with a revered tradition that spans more than 55 years, Ohio University community members gathered Tuesday evening to honor 2014 Distinguished Professor Christopher France during the annual Distinguished Professor Lecture and official portrait unveiling.
|March Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed|
The Ohio University Board of Trustees March meeting will be streamed live. Committee meetings will take place on Thursday, March 12 with the full board meeting scheduled for Friday, March 13.