|Chillicothe Campus hosts international symposium|
Event connects with university, international colleagues and other news from OU-C
|#BusinessBobcat Buzz Podcast: What advice would you give to your 21-year-old self?|
In this episode, Hailey Spivak, '17 reflects on the speech she delivered at the first annual Schey Talks, sponsored by The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre this spring. Modeled after TED Talks, the event featured 11 student speaker, garnered more than 200 attendees, and raised more than $5,000 for the Athens County Food Pantry.
|Consumer Research Center integrates Kroger project into MBA classrooms|
MBA students conduct comparative analyses on Millennial shopping habits.
|Bobcat chosen as CASE ASAP district representative|
Tracy Kondrit, an Ohio University sophomore studying middle childhood education, has been selected as the District V representative for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Organizations (CASE ASAP).
|Greg Newton appointed interim associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity|
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth announced the appointment of Greg Newton as the interim associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity for the 2016-17 academic year. The appointment will begin on July 1.
|Changes to STRS Faculty contribution rates effective July 1|
As communicated in June via email and the Faculty Contributions article in Compass, the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) announced a 1% increase to employee retirement contributions for work performed on or after July 1, 2016. This is the final year of the three-year phase-in period, increasing the member contribution rate to 14%.
|Division of Student Affairs names Survivor Advocacy Program director, survivor advocate|
Ohio University’s Division of Student Affairs announced that Kimberly Castor has been named director and Kristin Waltz has been appointed survivor advocate/case manager of the Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP).
|Community remembers Norman Cohn, distinguished professor emeritus|
Dr. Norman Cohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental & Plant Biology, passed away on June 29 at his home in Pittsburgh, age 86, died on June 29, 2016, at his home in Pittsburgh, PA, where he lived with his wife of 60 years, Margaret "Peggy" Cohn
|OU-C orientation sessions set tone for success|
Student-focused approach in orientations and student success center pays dividends
|Biology student goes 'fishing' in Antarctica, tin can to the rescue|
Graduate student Amanda Biederman, undergraduate Elizabeth Evans '16, and Dr. Lisa Crockett spent April through June 2015 at Antarctica’s Palmer Station, where they studied the dominant fishes of the area and physiological and biochemical processes that limit their capacity to tolerate a warming climate. Their journey to collect specimens near the Antarctic Peninsula took place during the colder months down under, and as icebergs blocked their way, a "tin can" saved the day.
|Chemistry grad develops new assay in search for future antibiotics|
Dr. Chunxi Zeng, just awarded a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University, published an article on “Factors that Influence T box Riboswitch Efficacy and tRNA Affinity" in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. In the face of increasingly resistant bacterial strains, Zeng’s work with the T box riboswitch provides hope that many life-threatening infections may be eradicated.
|Astronomer Seo contributes to largest-ever galaxies survey to study dark energy|
The Astrophysical Research Consortium announced this week the sharpest results yet on the properties of dark energy. Hundreds of scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) collaborated to make the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The scientists then used this map to make one of the most precise measurements yet of the dark energy currently driving the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Ohio University’s Dr. Hee-Jong Seo, Assistant Professor in Physics & Astronomy, and a member of the Astrophysical Institute, is a leading team member of two companion paper
|Singh's new book examines far-reaching impact of India's partition|
Professor Amritjit Singh is the co-editor of the recently released book, Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics (Lexington Books). The book’s publication anticipates the 70th anniversary next year of British India’s partition in 1947.
|Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct to review state data from spring benchmark survey|
Ohio University received results on Tuesday from a benchmark survey by the Ohio Department of Higher Education that was voluntarily distributed across campus this past spring. While only 1,033 students (just 2.6%) of our student population responded, we will ask the Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct to review the data and make any necessary recommendations.
|Thompson participates in Tsunami Relief Forum in Japan|
Dr. Christopher S. Thompson, Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics, has been invited by Iwate Prefectural University in Morioka, Japan, to participate in a Tsunami Relief Forum on July 16-17.
|How the College is expanding its student success initiatives|
Last year, the College of Business celebrated several milestones when it came to student success—but there’s more to come.
|#AlumniTakeover: Austin Jenkins|
Alumnus Austin Jenkins, '16 told us about life after Athens and his new gig at TIAA on our Instagram (@OHIOCollegeofBusiness) Thurs., July 21.
|National medical education leader advises new med students to remember human connection|
Stephen Shannon spoke Saturday at the 41st Heritage College Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, where incoming medical students were presented with a short white coat symbolic of their status as student doctors.
|Latest ‘Spectrum” podcast on WOUB addresses Fear, Hate and Racism in America|
In the July 21 episode of “Spectrum,” host Tom Hodson tackles the subject of fear, hate and racism in America by interviewing an African-American female judge with a teenage son, a Muslim immigrant and a gay Nepalese man.
|Swimmming and Diving announces 2016-17 meet schedule|
Five home meets against Youngstown State, Eastern Michigan, Denison, Duquesne and Xavier and Toledo highlight the Ohio swimming and diving team’s 2016-17 schedule, third-year head coach Rachel Komisarz-Baugh announced today.
|University and City of Athens officials participate in inaugural Town and Gown Summit|
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Steve Patterson were among the more than 115 people who participated in the inaugural Town and Gown Summit on July 20. The event fostered discussions on important topics related to community and university relations.
|University Human Resources releases holiday and Winter Break Closure dates|
Ohio University Human Resources annually issues an official list of holiday observance dates. The following is a schedule of holidays and Winter Break Closure dates for the years 2016 through 2018.
|National Space Society names OHIO ‘Center of Excellence’|
Ohio University was named a “Center of Excellence in Space Solar Power and Power Beaming” by the National Space Society (NSS) at its annual International Space Development Conference held in Puerto Rico May 18-21, 2016.
|E.W. Scripps School of Journalism welcomed 123 students for annual High School Journalism Workshop|
igh school students from across the United States, interested in majoring in journalism, visited the Athens campus to attend an intensive four-day curriculum during the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s 2016 High School Journalism Workshop.
|Live Healthy Appalachia and Ohio University to host ‘Food is Medicine’ lecture|
Live Healthy Appalachia and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a talk by Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Ohio University Inn Ballroom.
|Bus trip to Tantrum Theater in Dublin is Aug. 6|
Ohio University is arranging a chartered bus trip on Saturday, Aug. 6 to its new Tantrum Theater show, "Dancing at Lughnasa." The bus will depart at 1 p.m. from Kantner Hall and return to Athens after the show.
|Crossing the River tour features African American story in Southeastern Ohio, Aug. 8-9|
Crossing the River, a two-day guided bus tour featuring the storied history of African Americans in southeastern Ohio, is Aug. 8 and 9, beginning and ending each day at Burr Oak State Park Lodge in Morgan County near Glouster and traversing four counties in Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area. The College of Arts & Sciences is co-sponsoring this event, and there is an Ohio University discount for the two-day tour (without lodging)
|Governor appoints Diane Smullen to Ohio University Board of Trustees|
Governor appoints Diane Smullen to Ohio University Board of Trustees
|Fellows Program students learn leadership skills at Grand Teton National Park|
In early May, 10 students grouped with Chris Fowler, director of the Ohio Fellows Program, and Peter Mather, interim dean of University College, trekked across the country to Grand Teton National Park. Teamed with the Teton Science Schools, the students studied leadership as it pertains to systems thinking and an understanding of ecological systems.
|Higazi and colleagues publish on first time elimination of river blindness in Africa|
Tarig Higazi, associate professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, along with his colleagues from around the world, published a paper on the first documented elimination of river blindness, a major tropical disease, in Abu Hamed, Northern Sudan.