January 2020

Dean's message | Remembrances, celebrations and opportunities to network with students

Our annual Arts & Sciences Career and Networking Week offers a specific opportunity to share your experience on the Alumni Networking Day on Jan. 30 at the Alumni-Student Networking Reception. It would be great if you considered joining us in Athens for this event.

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College of Arts & Sciences honors Notable Alumni

Thirty-seven alumni — from across the Arts & Sciences departments and majors — were honored on Oct. 25 at the College of Arts & Sciences biennial Notable Alumni Award celebration.

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2019 Notable Alumni

Finding a long-lost fishing vessel, washed ashore in Okinawa

Koudai Nakada's educational journey has entwined with Ohio University for five years, most recently tied to the incredible tale of a fishing boat that disappeared during Japan's 2011 tsunami, only to wash ashore seven years later and 1,200 miles away.

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Duschinski to Congressional panel: 'take notice' of human rights crisis in Kashmir

"There is a human rights and humanitarian crisis unfolding in Kashmir, and the United States must take notice," said Dr. Haley Duschinski, testifying before members of Congress at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing.

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Owens, Evans receive $3.2 million grant to study classroom support program for teachers

Dr. Julie Owens and Dr. Steve Evans received a $3.2 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to study the effectiveness of a new program designed to assist educators with implementing strategies to help children with emotional and behavioral disorders succeed in school.

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Watch history on A&S YouTube

Binge-watch for your brain on the College of Arts & Sciences YouTube channel, where you’ll find playlists for Science Café and Contemporary History. Here’s a taste of recent lectures:

Alumni events

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.
Network with students — from first-year students to graduate students — and other alumni and key stakeholders in the “Art and Science of Networking.”

  • Bring your business cards — and expand your Bobcat network with other alumni and students.
  • Review resumes with students.
  • Post jobs and share internships.
  • Get a FREE updated photo for LinkedIn.
RSVP online, or contact Lisa Cohen, Director of External Relations, at cohenl@ohio.edu.
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You’re invited to Settling Ohio: First Nations and Beyond, Feb. 21-22

The first people in Ohio arrived more than 13,000 years ago. These Native Americans overcame rapid changes in climate, eventually building the state’s first homes and becoming the state’s first farmers. More than 200 years ago a series of events and actions began to shape the state of Ohio we see today — its government, its economy, and its people. Empires clashed and diverse peoples mingled.

Hear from historians, scholars and the Chief of the Eastern Shawnee. The Settling Ohio conference is Feb. 21 and 22 at Baker Center. It is free and open to the public.

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Alumni news

Homecoming 2019: Alumni met the new dean, from Münster to Athens

Dean Florenz Plassmann, who came to Athens in 2019, provided some insights into his favorite things as alumni got to know him at Homecoming.

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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.

More alumni news

Career Corner

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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