April 2018

Dean's message: My last commencement as Dean of Arts & Sciences

This spring's commencement will be the last I attend as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, as I am returning to my first love — teaching psychology. May 11 is my last day as dean, and then I will take a much-needed sabbatical before I return to campus as "Professor Frank."

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Century-old Ellis gets sustainable, accessible make-over

Architects are turning the inside of Ellis Hall from a maze of offices and classrooms into a welcoming learning space. Students and visitors entering a newly renovated Ellis Hall will be greeted by a new first-floor lobby that provides a central administrative hub as well as a new student collaborative area.

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New chemistry building provides window into 21st-century research

As chemistry & biochemistry faculty and students make research headlines around the world, plans for a new state-of-the-art chemistry building at Ohio University are moving toward ground breaking by summer 2018.

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College invests in upgrading anatomy teaching labs

Thanks to funding from the College of Arts & Sciences, the Biological Sciences Department is now able to offer human and vertebrate anatomy laboratories for both undergraduate and graduate students in a state-of-the-art facility in the Central Classroom Building.

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Career impact: Alumni expand possibilities for students through networking

Inexperience plain on their faces and business cards in hand, students entered the Baker Ballroom in search of a conversation, a lead and some words of advice about careers or their resume.

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Leading-edge research

Lab takes on 4-year study of bobcats returning 'home' to Ohio

As the bobcat begins to rebound in the state, Ohio University researchers are tasked with a four-year study for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which will use the analysis to develop management strategies for bobcat populations.

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Vitamin D3 could help heal, prevent cardiovascular damage

A new study conducted by Dr. Tadeusz Malinski suggests that a little more sunlight might help restore damage to your cardiovascular system.

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From Bobcat to archivist – what it was like to work at the JFK Presidential Library

Kelly Francis, '01, shares stories about working in the JFK Presidential Library, including researching JFK’s visit to Athens.

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Baker Peace Conference: populism, the press, and election

Ken P. Stern, former CEO of National Public Radio and author of “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right,” delivered the keynote at the 2018 Baker Peace Conference.

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Upcoming events

High school students invited to apply for free summer law institute

Southeast Ohio high school students can apply now for a free Summer Law & Trial Institute offered at Ohio University from July 15-27.

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Brewing science short course, summer 2018

Are you a home brewer? Ohio University is offering a brewing short course, July 9-13, that coincides with the start of Ohio Brew Week. Amateur beer enthusiasts will get a working knowledge of the brewing science fundamentals, practical brewing experiences, and local brewery tours.
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Career corner

New career network available for alumni on April 16

The Career and Leadership Development Center is replacing Bobcat CareerLink with Handshake, an online career network that will increase Bobcats’ exposure to employers. More than 200,000 employers, including all of the Fortune 500 companies, are using Handshake.
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Online degrees well-suited for dual enrollment teachers

The college now offers three master’s degrees well-suited for secondary schoolteachers who are seeking opportunities to earn the necessary credentials to instruct college-level, dual enrollment courses.
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New: TESOL endorsement for teachers

Save $1,000 by taking all four courses in summer 2018. Ohio teachers can earn the TESOL endorsement, and the Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate is open to all.

New online certificate designed for professionals using geospatial technologies

The Geospatial Information Science: GIS & Cartography Certificate is fully online and is designed for professionals who need to think spatially, interpret maps, and creatively use geospatial technologies, which are fundamental skills expected in a wide variety of careers today. No prior background in GIS is needed for this certificate.
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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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Connect with A&S on LinkedIn

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.

Happy Beginnings for OHIO Grads

Tetyana Bychkovska, ’17, is a writing center English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist at George Mason University in Virginia. Read her story. 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.

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.
Alumni news

Mother and daughter are powerful biological science duo

“I’d often pick up Madeline from day care, bring her to the lab so I could continue to work, and let her look at slides under a microscope,” Pam Groen says. “As a child, Madeline even learned how to dissect an eye! The more I could show and teach her, the better,” she adds.
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Painter awarded 2017 Konneker Medal for Commercialization, Entrepreneurship

Geography’s Rob Painter, '93, is one of two alumni awarded the 2017 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship from Ohio University.
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