December 2017

Dean's Message | Alumni are engaging with students

The college’s plan to build more opportunities for our current students and alumni to interact is working. Alumni are sharing their stories and career advice with students, providing contacts for professional networking and helping us grow internship opportunities
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Arts & Sciences celebrates 37 Notable Alumni

The College of Arts & Sciences launched the Notable Alumni Awards on Oct. 27, honoring 37 alumni for broad accomplishments in their careers, a commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University, the College of Arts & Sciences, and its students.
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Arts & Sciences Celebrates Alumni at Homecoming Tent

The College of Arts & Sciences hosted its first Tailgate Tent during Homecoming 2017. Alumni had the opportunity to grab a snack, relax and reconnect with faculty and fellow Bobcats.
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60 countries later, Economics alumnus returns to Athens as Glidden Professor

Ohio University alumnus Ed Chow arrived in Athens 50 years ago as a 17-year-old making his first overseas trip, halfway around the world from Hong Kong. Now he’s back as a Glidden Visiting Professor.
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Ted Strickland joins Wealth & Poverty theme this fall

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland is spending a few months at Ohio University this fall getting involved with students and faculty in the classroom and on field trips in Southeastern Ohio.

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Discovering New Knowledge

Astrophysicist strikes gold with neutron star merger

“I was flipping through the raw data, and I came across this bright galaxy…” says astrophysicist Dr. Ryan Chornock, part the international Dark Energy Survey Team that made world news by seeing the first visual confirmation of a binary neutron star merger—and solving the mystery of where heavy elements like gold came from.

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Grad student provides first evidence of natural selection, climate change

Biology grad student Anthony Gilbert tracked lizards in the Arizona desert to provide a critical study for those interested in climate change and its effects on species and ecosystems across the globe. “Traits that used to be very good at helping individuals survive might be maladaptive as the climate warms,” he says.

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Weath & Poverty theme takes on urban challenges

For the first time in human history, the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas. The Wealth and Poverty theme hosted Wealth and Poverty Week on Urban Challenges, and all the speakers can be viewed on the college’s A&S TV. More.

Wealth & Poverty also features alum Ed Chow on Oil and Gas in Russia: the economics and politics of Eurasian energy.

Science Café tackles ancient crops, star death, Antarctic fish, sleep

Career Corner

You’re Invited | Arts & Sciences Career and Networking Week

Join alumni and students for the college’s Alumni and Student Networking Reception on Feb. 1. You have valuable experiences to share about career choices, graduate school and internships. Find out how you can help and RSVP now. Come back to Athens to help fellow Bobcats get a jump on their careers. More.

There are many ways to be involved, including networking, one-on-one conversations, resume review, roundtables, or panels. To learn more, contact Lisa Cohen, Director of External Relations, at

Happy Beginnings for OHIO Grads

The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in their careers, graduate school and service. See how their happy endings at OHIO turn into happy beginnings—including many twists they didn’t expect. Read their stories.

And if you’re a recent grad still looking for your happy beginning, Career and Leadership Development Center services are available to you—on campus or over the phone. More.

Political Science alumni tell of different paths to success

One started in a job he didn’t like. Another was propelled by a professor. One turned an internship into a business career. And another started his Bobcat network while he was a student.

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Can you help students?
Want to get involved?

The Bobcat alumni network is incredibly productive in giving OHIO students a great start on successful career paths. If you could benefit from access to Bobcat career services … or if you know of internship opportunities … or if you want to help your department support students, there are many ways to get involved, both in Athens and from afar.

If you’re interested in connecting with a department, educational enrichment, networking, or coming to campus, contact Lisa Cohen.

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Geology introduces Professional Master of Science degree

The Geological Sciences Department launches a professional, non-thesis M.S. degree in Geological Sciences designed for geoscientists tasked with solving problems in today’s world that requires training beyond an undergraduate degree.

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Online degrees well-suited for concurrent enrollment teachers

The Master of Social Science and the M.A. in English for Teachers are particularly well-suited for secondary schoolteachers who are seeking opportunities to earn the necessary credentials to instruct college-level courses in history and political science and English.

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New: Online certificate for professionals using geospatial technologies

The Geography Department introduces a new online graduate certificate designed for recent graduates and professionals who need to use geospatial technologies in their careers but don't necessarily have a background in GIS.

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New: Online teaching English as a foreign language certificate

$1,000 Summer Discount! Aspiring English instructors now can earn a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate from OHIO’s Linguistics Department, completely online.

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Teachers can get TESOL endorsement online this summer

$1,000 Summer Discount! Teachers with an Ohio teaching license can earn the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) endorsement fully online this summer.

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Earn a Master of Financial Economics & Study for CFA Credential

The Master of Financial Economics—offered on campus and online—prepares students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential worldwide.
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The College of Arts & Sciences has a group specifically for alumni and students, where we share information on employer events, internships, career resources, and job postings. Connect with us at the College of Arts & Sciences LinkedIn group.
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