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May 12, 2015
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
May 4, 2015
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.
May 2, 2015
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.
April 28, 2015
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.
April 15, 2015
2015 Student Expo winners announced (PHOTOS)
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 9, 2015. View the list of award winners and photos from the event.
April 13, 2015
Vice President for Finance and Administration announces he will not ask Boards to purchase 31 Coventry Lane
OHIO Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding made the announcement April 13.
April 6, 2015
RSVP to April 13-16 Innovation Strategy information, collaboration events
RSVP to April 13-16 Innovation Strategy information, collaboration events
April 2, 2015
Men of Black Excellence ceremony recognizes outstanding African-American men
The second annual Ohio University Men of Black Excellence Awards ceremony served as an excellent vehicle to recognize many of the outstanding African-American men on the Athens Campus on Monday.
April 1, 2015
Five regional entrepreneurs, inventors receive Innovation Awards at 3rd annual event
Five regional entrepreneurs and inventors have been named recipients of the 2014 Innovation Awards, which celebrate creativity and innovation in southeastern Ohio.
WATH 970 AM to interview President Roderick J. McDavis on Friday
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM on Friday, April 3.
March 31, 2015
OHIO’s Innovation Center reports job, labor income impact on Athens County
Business incubator reports highest economic contributions in a decade
March 26, 2015
Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding this spring
Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding during spring 2015
March 25, 2015
Scripps alumnus, stalwart supporter inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
Ohio University alumnus Michel du Cille and Mike Philipps, a longtime supporter, partner and friend of the Scripps College of Communication, were officially inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame during a March 23 ceremony.
March 23, 2015
OHIO Collaborative on Aging will unite researchers, educators and students
Ohio University has launched a new Collaborative on Aging to bring together researchers, educators, service providers and students with aging-related interests.
March 19, 2015
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.
March 13, 2015
Communications scholar Devika Chawla explores the concept of home
Through firsthand oral histories of three generations affected by Partition, Chawla examines how the idea of home echoes through these individuals' lives and shapes the way they view themselves.
March 12, 2015
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 6, 2015
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.
February 26, 2015
Konneker Medals awarded to OHIO alumni innovators in biotechnology, computer technology
Rick Hawkins (BS '74) and Hua-Thye Chua (BSEE '59) will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the 3rd annual Innovation Awards, to be held March 31.
February 23, 2015
Registration for 2015 Student Expo to close Friday, Feb. 27
Registration for 2015 Student Expo to close Friday, Feb. 27
February 11, 2015
Innovation Center announces graduation of Ecolibrium Solar to new Athens location
The Innovation Center, Ohio University's technology business incubator, announces the graduation of Ecolibrium Solar. The company has moved to new headquarters at 260 W. Union St. in Athens, Ohio. Ecolibrium Solar, which manufactures mounting products for the PV solar industry, has been an Innovation Center client since 2011.
February 4, 2015
Finalists announced for southeastern Ohio’s 3rd annual Innovation Awards
March 31 gala to celebrate regional entrepreneurs, innovators
January 30, 2015
Innovation Center wins prestigious Athens Area Chamber of Commerce award
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.
January 29, 2015
Genetic researchers make advances in the fight against diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases
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.
From the President's Desk

Public Schedule

5/27/15 1:00 PM

NCAA Media Call

5/29/15 12:00 PM

Report to Joint OUAA Board & Alumni Leader's Conference

5/30/15 10:30 AM

Remarks during On the Green Brunch Celebration