September 2019

Dean's message | Engaging with scholars and students

I am blown away by the fantastic welcome that I have received from all sides — the faculty, staff, students, and my new neighbors on the far East-side.

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Wyatt Lab gets another ride to Space Station as NASA preps for Moon mission 

“Plants will be a crucial component for astronaut health and well-being during any long-distance spaceflight or colonization mission,” says Dr. Sarah Wyatt. “The challenge is to understand how plants respond in potentially hostile environments.”

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Wu receives $1.7 million grant to study skin cancer prevention, treatment

“Non-melanoma skin cancers are by far the most common type of cancer among all types of cancers—it’s a huge burden for society,” says Dr. Shiyong Wu.

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Student, History Center research 1881 lynching in Athens

Graduate student Jordan Zdinak is working on a project that will bring Davis’ story to the forefront. The exhibit opened Sept. 12 and will be up through the fall at the Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 W. State St., Athens.

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College remembers seven faculty members

The College of Arts & Sciences mourns the loss of the following esteemed faculty:

Alumni news

From Athens to Kosovo, Rwanda and Morocco

Many alumni started their careers in service, including a trio of students recently headed to help those in need around the world through the Peace Corps. 

Send your stories about service through Peace Corps, Americorps and more to

'Working in fish lab was incredible experience for my career'

“Working in the fish lab has been an incredible experience for my career. Honestly, I wish could travel back in time to tell myself to start it earlier,” says Adam Hunt '18. “It put me in a position to make endless connections.”

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Send your stories about how internships and research experiences kick-started your career to
Alumni Events

Homecoming 2019: Meet the new dean, register to win fire pit

Stop by before or after the 10 a.m. Homecoming parade and meet the new dean of Arts & Sciences at the college’s tent from 9 a.m. to noon at Howard Square (across from Schoonover on the parade route on Union Street) on Saturday, Oct. 12. 

Register to win a Bobcat fire pit at the A&S tent!

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You’re invited: WGSS Homecoming Roundtables on gender and sexuality

Join us for the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies’ annual Reunion & Roundtables at Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 11, from 1-5 p.m. The theme is “Building a Case for Belonging: Strategies for Identity-Based Advocacy and Advancement in Higher Education,” with alumnus Lance Poston giving the keynote and panels on gender and sexuality in communications, healthcare, and politics.

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Join Geography celebration of 50th Anniversary on Nov. 15-16

Celebrate the Geography Department's 50th anniversary on Nov. 15-16. Events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday on campus.

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Save the date | Arts & Sciences Student-Alumni Networking, Jan. 30

Mark your calendars for the college’s annual Alumni and Student Networking Reception on Jan. 30, 2020. You have valuable experiences to share about career choices, graduate school and internships. Come back to Athens to help fellow Bobcats get a jump on their careers.

There are many ways to be involved, including networking, one-on-one conversations, resume review, or employer tables. RSVP online, or contact Lisa Cohen, Director of External Relations, at

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Future Bobcats

Compete for scholarships at OHIO Chemistry Contest Day on Nov. 2

The OHIO Chemistry Contest Day is a one-day program on Saturday, Nov. 2, for high school seniors to compete for renewable and non-renewable scholarships to attend Ohio University.

Multicultural Visit Program for high school seniors is Nov. 4

The Multicultural Visit Program provides a closer look at how OHIO serves students from historically underrepresented populations. Sessions include, among others, conversations with students of color and the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention.

Experience health, medicine and wellness at OHIO on Nov. 15

Students interested in biology, chemistry, psychology and more can find out about how to get into medical school, tour physical therapy labs, and experience exciting courses.

Get more information about special opportunities to visit OHIO.
Career corner

Alumni and friends invited to be part of Hire OHIO

Registration is open for Fall 2019 events and on-campus recruiting at Ohio University, including on-campus recruiting and career fairs.

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Alumni invited to participate in Volunteer Alumni Admissions Network

Ohio University alumni are invited to participate in the Volunteer Alumni Admissions Network, serving as OHIO's personal link to prospective students, parents, and guidance counselors in your community.

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There are multiple ways alumni can volunteer:
  • Attend College Fairs and High School Visits
  • Participate in the Postcard Project
  • Attend Student Receptions
  • Refer Prospective Students
  • Attend Campus Visitation Programs
  • Register as an OHIO VAAN volunteer.

New M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture offered on campus, online

The new M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture—focusing on critical analysis of law in relation to society, culture, politics and power in the United States as well as other western and non-western legal traditions—is offered on campus or online.
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Online degrees well-suited for dual enrollment teachers

The College of Arts & Sciences 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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