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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.
 
January 28, 2015
Student medical experiences in developing countries drive passion for primary care
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.
 
January 25, 2015
WATH 970 AM to host President McDavis on Thursday
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM on Thursday, Jan. 29.
 
January 20, 2015
President's blog: A flood of memories, a day of remembrance
President's blog: A flood of memories, a day of remembrance
 
January 14, 2015
Registration for 2015 Student Expo now open
Students can sign up for the annual showcase of research, scholarship and creative activity until Feb. 27
 
January 6, 2015
Nearly half-million dollar NIH grant awarded to study widespread virus affecting infants
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $445,500 to Bonita Biegalke, Ph.D., associate professor of virology with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, to study a virus considered to be the main viral cause of mental retardation in infants.
 
December 12, 2014
NIH-funded Heritage College study examines how nerve damage affects eating
A $445,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine study to more closely examine the effects of nerve damage that sometimes occurs during routine dental procedures. The lingual nerve, which runs in the floor of the mouth to enter the tongue, can be crushed or severed during dental work, particularly when molars are removed, causing intense pain, burning or numbness.
 
December 8, 2014
Drug developed at the Heritage College offers potential hope for patients with type 2 diabetes
A drug developed at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine shows promise in halting the onset of obesity-related type 2 diabetes. Lab results from preclinical studies found the drug made treatment groups, which were on a high fat diet, more insulin sensitive, halted an increase in fat mass, and prevented the onset of type 2 diabetes.
 
December 5, 2014
WATH 970 AM to feature President McDavis Dec. 11
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11.
 
December 2, 2014
Brody joins OUPD as second explosive-detection dog
The newest addition to the Ohio University Police Department is an explosive-detection dog named Brody, who was introduced to the campus community and Southeastern Ohio during a special ceremony in the Human Resources and Training Center last week.
 
December 1, 2014
New evidence shows link between brain function and muscle strength
Researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have found that mental imagery exercises can prevent muscles from getting weaker after not being used for extended periods of time. This finding has potential implications for patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, such as those who have suffered a stroke. It is also a major breakthrough for scientists and clinicians because it offers encouraging, new evidence about the role of the nervous system in muscle weakness.
 
November 6, 2014
OHIO delegation celebrates Chubu University’s 50-year legacy and 40-year partnership
Celebrations abound in Kasugai City, Japan this week, marking the 50th anniversary of Chubu University, one of Ohio University’s three international partners.
 
November 3, 2014
NIH funds Heritage College study examining Chagas disease transmission routes
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has received a $407,558 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the geographic transmission patterns of the parasite that causes Chagas, a potentially fatal disease infecting about 11 million people in Mexico, Central America and South America. Mario Grijalva, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and director of the Tropical Disease Institute, is working with a collection of universities around the world to better understand how this deadly disease is disseminated in southern Ecuador and northern Peru.
 
October 31, 2014
President McDavis to chair NCAA Committee on Academics
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has been selected to chair the NCAA’s Division 1’s new Committee on Academics, a 20-person academic body that replaces both the Committee on Academic Performance and the Academic Cabinet.
 
October 23, 2014
University and City of Athens urge safety, civility during Halloween weekend
The City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and President Roderick J. McDavis have issued a joint statement with regard to the upcoming Halloween festivities.
 
October 22, 2014
ModernThink Climate Survey results available online
Results from the ModernThink Climate survey that was designed to create a cooperative, community-wide effort to make Ohio University a better place by strengthening its employees is now available online at http://www.ohio.edu/instres/climate.
 
September 29, 2014
NIH awards more than $3 million to fund Heritage College health research
In the past two months, the National Institutes of Health have awarded more than $3 million to researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The funding will support the health-related studies of five college scientists.
 
WATH 970 AM to host University leaders on morning radio show
Various Ohio University officials, including President Roderick J. McDavis, will discuss the latest happenings at the University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM throughout the 2014-15 academic year.
 
September 25, 2014
Alumni in federal government gather at Washington D.C. event to honor outstanding service to the U.S.
Ohio University alumni gathered at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. September 18 to reconnect with each other and OU officials and to honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.<br /><br />The annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon brings together Bobcats who hold positions serving the U.S. government. The event, which is in its third year, includes the presentation of the Outstanding Federal Government Alumni Award. This year’s honor went to 1990 alumna Lt. Col. Gretchen Dietrich.<br />
 
Faculty receive Presidential Teacher Awards
Ten faculty members were honored Wednesday afternoon as recipients of the Presidential Teacher Award, which recognizes full-time tenured faculty who consistently inspire students and colleagues through academic excellence inside and outside the classroom.
From the President's Desk
 

Public Schedule

3/9/15 6:15 PM

Reception for Scott Freiman,Kennedy Series Guest Lecture

3/11/15 10:30 AM

Meeting with Mayor Paul Wiehl and Paula Horan Mosley

3/11/15 6:00 PM

Radio Television Digital News Association First Amendment Awards