Tanaka Hall

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Photo of Tanaka Hall, located on South Green

Building Type:
Residence Hall

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South Green

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Current Use

Tanaka Hall is located in the East Green, coordinates I-6 on the campus map. It is marked as #80 on the map.

Tanaka Hall is a residence hall.

Residence Services provides more detailed information online.


Tomoyasu and Sumiko Tanaka

Tanaka Hall was named for Tomoyasu and Sumiko Tanaka. Tomoyasu was a member of the Ohio University physics and astronomy faculty from 1971 to 1989, was appointed as an emeritus faculty member, and was widely considered the father of the OHIO-Chubu relationship. He mentored Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who earned his Ph.D. from Ohio University in 1976 and received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Sumiko Susuki co-founded the Exchange Program for Developmentally Disabled and Elderly Citizens, while also frequently opening her home to exchange students.


121 South Green Dr., Athens, OH 45701 (Directions)

The South Green

The South Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

South Green is composed of residence halls and a dining hall. Notable buildings on this green include Nelson Commons, Carr Hall, Sowle Hall and Brown Hall.

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