|Athens Video Works to host AVW Week, March 10-16|
Ohio University's student-run media production house, AVW Productions, will host a weeklong event, March 10-16, to celebrate the more than 90 videos the organization has produced.
|Blackboard upgrade: Video everywhere|
Blackboard's updated Content Editor lets you record and embed video anywhere within your Blackboard courses and organizations.
|International Women’s Day Festival to be held March 16|
Ohio University’s sixth annual International Women’s Day Festival will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
|Ohio University to break ground on Dublin Integrated Education Center|
Ground will be broken this month on an 86,000-square-foot facility at Ohio University’s Dublin Campus that will house the university’s new Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Practice.
|Philosophy of Science: Hilbert’s axiomatic ways, March 14|
Lectures in the History of Philosophy of Science presents Dr. Wilfried Sieg on “Hilbert’s Axiomatic Ways: Structural and Formal,” on March 14 at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111.
|Privacy and sexual harassment in the digital age, March 13|
The Ohio University Center for Law, Justice & Culture presents Anita Sarkeesian on “Privacy and Sexual Harassment in the Digital Age” on Thursday, March 13, at 5 p.m. in Baker Theater. The lecture is free and open to the public.
|Ross: 'Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict'|
A new book by Dr. Andrew Ross, Assistant Professor of Political Science, looks at Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
|Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Last gasp of Empire? March 13|
David Satter, noted journalist and Russian expert, will speak on “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: The Last Gasp of Empire?” as part of the Contemporary History Institute Speaker Series on Thursday, March 13, in Baker 242 at 4:30 p.m.
|The Grad Fair for seniors is March 12|
In order to help this year's senior class properly prepare for their big commencement day, Ohio University Event Services will host The Grad Fair, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 12.
|UCM executive director shares her “musings” with new blog|
Ohio University Communications and Marketing Executive Director Renea Morris is no stranger to writing. As the head of the department in charge of telling the University’s story, and as a regular contributor to Compass in her Branding OHIO series, Morris knows how to communicate. But now, she’s using a new platform to share her thoughts with the University community and beyond by blogging.
|University Mourns John O’Donnell, systems programmer in Accelerator Lab|
John Edward O’Donnell Jr., 56, died of a heart attack in his home Feb. 14. He was a Systems Programmer in the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory with the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University.
|University community honors Carpenter as Distinguished Professor|
Tom Carpenter, professor of Classics and World Religions, was honored Feb.24 as the 2013 Distinguished Professor. Carpenter gave a lecture titled “Greek Tragedy Amongst the ‘Barbarians’ in 4th Century BC in Italy.”
|Vis names newly discovered red algae after California professor|
Researchers at Ohio University in collaboration with European colleagues have named a new group of red algae Sheathia after CSUSM professor Dr. Bob Sheath, an aquatic biologist and one of the preeminent experts on North American freshwater algae.
|Welcome to your Winter/Spring 2014 issue of Ohio Today Online|
Is it possible to run a mile at 94 years old?
Can a happy marriage last 64 years?
Is there hope for all of us who can't sing?
In this special issue of Ohio Today Online, our student and alumni writers asked a group of talented, unique alumni, “How’d you do that?”
|"Founding Gardeners" symposium offers food for thought|
The Founders Day Symposium event takes place Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the fourth floor 1951 Lounge of Alden Library and marks the official beginning of the Libraries’ bicentennial festivities.
|Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions|
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on March 26, April 2, 9, 16 and 23. It's free for people affiliated with Ohio University.
|Branding OHIO with “it’s you” and the brackets|
University Communications and Marketing welcomes the enthusiasm with which the University community is embracing OHIO’s new “it’s you” campaign! By following a few simple guidelines in using these brand elements, you can help us ensure consistency across the University’s promotional efforts as we work together to elevate the OHIO brand across the nation and around the world.
|Lancaster Campus event to bring attention to human trafficking [AUDIO]|
An Ohio University Lancaster student wants to shatter the silence surrounding human trafficking and encourage others on campus to take action. That is why Antoinette Bowman of Circleville is organizing an event called “Shatter the Silence” to bring about awareness.
|Noted alumnus and standout e-security entrepreneur Chuck Stuckey to serve as undergraduate commencement speaker|
Ohio University today announced that alumnus Charles “Chuck” R. Stuckey Jr., chairman emeritus of computer security giant RSA Security and a stalwart supporter of the University, will serve as its 2014 Undergraduate Commencement speaker.
|Phase I of housing plan hits 20 percent completion mark (PHOTO ESSAY)|
Less than a year into the construction of four new residence halls on Ohio University’s Athens Campus, Phase I of OHIO’s Housing Development Plan is already boasting some impressive numbers.
|School of Interdisciplinary Arts 50th Anniversary Conference March 21-22|
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts will hold an international conference on the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary arts.
|Word on the Street: Favorite Campus Entertainment [VIDEO]|
In this edition of "Word on the Street," Bianca Hilliar asks Ohio University students what kind of campus entertainment events and performances they enjoy attending.
|Academically Adrift: Limited learning on college campuses, March 19|
Dr. Josipa Roksa speaks on “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in Ellis 111.
|Baker Peace Conference: 100 years since outbreak of WWI, March 20-21|
The Baker Peace Conference on March 20 and 21 focuses on the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of what was then referred to as “The War to End All Wars.”
|Blackboard upgrade: New retention tool helps identify at-risk students|
Blackboard's new Retention Center helps instructors identify and communicate with at-risk students in a timely manner.
|College of Fine Arts Weekly Events March 17-24|
College of Fine Arts Weekly Events March 17-24
|From silent spring to silent night: A tale of toads and men, March 24|
The Ohio University Frontiers in Science Annual Lecture series”From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men” on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium. Admission is free.
|Global Injustice: Global Poverty and Climate Change, March 27|
Professor Thomas Pogge of Yale University will give a public lecture about global poverty and climate change, titled “Global Injustice,” On Thursday, March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Walter 135.
|Journalist explains how Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs amassed wealth and power|
Why did the United States and Europe impose new sanctions on 11 Russian officials today? How can freezing assets and banning visas affect the diplomatic efforts?
|Lancaster Campus library celebrates basketball tournament with olympic gold medalist and documentary screening|
In the month when college basketball rules, Ohio University Lancaster’s Hannah V. McCauley Library is celebrating the game by showcasing its history in southern Ohio and bringing Olympic Gold medalist Bill Hosket to campus. The event will be held March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts and is free and open to the public.
|New Food Matters Student Club First Meeting, March 18|
The Food Matters Club is a new student organization starting this semester that is focused on creating an interdisciplinary community based around all things food.
|New summer externships on post-genocide justice in Cambodia|
Nearly four decades after the Khmer Rouge genocide, two Ohio University faculty and six undergraduate students are headed to Cambodia this summer to study how the society remembers and reconciles its history with its present.
|OHIO Alumni Tom and Jan Hodson establish LGBT Support Fund|
Tom and Jan Hodson created the Tom and Jan Hodson LGBT Support Fund to support LGBT students facing unexpected financial needs.
|Ohio earns CIT bid, will host Cleveland State Wednesday|
The Ohio University men's basketball team has earned a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament and will host Cleveland State on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
|Physics: Ohio University alum and ‘digital alchemist,’ March 21|
The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Serge Nakhmanson of the University of Connecticut on “Computational Design of Multifunctional Complex-oxide Materials Across Length Scales” on Friday, March 21, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245.
|Romania: One foot in the East, one in the West|
In his widely acclaimed history of Romania from prehistoric times to the present, Romania: Borderland of Europe, the noted Romanian scholar Lucian Boia argues that the “soul” of the country, its national identity, is deeply rooted in tropes associated with the peasant village, a largely agricultural past and an attendant distinctive folk culture and landscape.
|Science Café to explore prescription drugs March 19|
Mark McMills, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will explore prescription drugs and show how and why various prescription drugs have been brought to market during his Science Café discussion on March 19
|Senior Austin Way wins top honors at Physics Undergrad Research Conference|
Austin Way HTC Engineering Physics ‘14 received top honors at the recent 6th Annual Society of Physics Student Research Conference at Ohio University. His talk, “Fabrication of Photovoltaics,“ was voted ‘Best Presentation’ by a panel of faculty judges from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
|Severe weather explained at Meteorological Symposium, March 29|
Ohio University’s Fifth Annual Meteorological Symposium is Saturday, March 29, from noon to 5 p.m. at Walter 235.
|Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses help local women|
Women searched the racks of more than 100 dresses, full of short, long, sleek and ball gowns at the fourth installment of the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses,” an event geared towards helping young women in Athens County in need.
|Spring events coming up at the Kennedy Museum of Art|
The Kennedy Museum of Art will offer a couple of programs for emerging artists and art enthusiasts in the next few weeks.
|Summer Institute for Diversity Education registration available online|
The Summer Institute for Diversity Education will take place May 13-16 in the Ohio University Human Resources and Training Center through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
|Tony Porter to speak about ending violence against women|
Tony Porter, an educator and activist dedicated to ending violence against women, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
|View the 2013 annual President’s Report online|
The 2013 annual President’s Report outlines the most recent and noteworthy accomplishments of Ohio University faculty, staff, students and alumni and is now available online.
|Wealth & Poverty: Speaker from World Bank Africa region, March 18|
The Wealth and Poverty Theme is sponsoring a public lecture with Mike Goldberg of the World Bank on Tuesday, March 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Baker Theater.
|Bobcats lead RecycleMania|
Ohio University leads the Mid-American Conference in this year’s annual RecycleMania competition, and collected 330,790 pounds of recyclables along with 120,208 pounds of composted food waste and an additional 9,200 pounds of electronics and batteries at the start of this week, which is week five of the eight-week competition.
|Chillicothe Campus helps first gen students succeed|
Latest news from the Chillicothe Campus
|Ohio University’s College of Business welcomes University of Bayreuth distinguished guests|
Schools sign addendum to memorandum of understanding and prepare for faculty exchange
|Oldest fossil evidence of modern African venomous snakes found in Tanzania|
Ohio University scientists have found the oldest definitive fossil evidence of modern, venomous snakes in Africa, according to a new study published March 19 in the journal PLOS ONE.
|Rachel Komisarz-Baugh named Swimming and Diving head coach|
Athletics Director Jim Schaus named Rachel Komisarz-Baugh as the Bobcats' Swimming and Diving head coach today. She has spent the past five years at the University of Louisville.
|Screening of “Child’s Pose” with Visiting Artist Nancy Gerstman on March 25|
The Division of Film will host Nancy Gerstman, co-owner of Zeitgeist Films, at Ohio University for a special screening of “Child’s Pose” with a Q&A session afterwards.
|Seven regional entrepreneurs, inventors receive 2013 Innovation Awards|
The awards, which celebrate creativity and innovation in southeastern Ohio, were announced March 18 at the annual gala.
|Administrators share their gratitude during service awards|
Administrators from offices and campuses throughout Ohio University gathered to celebrate milestones – both their own and each other’s – and honor three recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Administrator Award during the Administrative Service Awards March 10.
|Athens Beautification Day to be held April 13|
Ohio University’s Student Senate will host Athens Beautification Day, one of the city’s largest community service days, on Sunday, April 13. Early registration ends March 28.
|Communication Week 2014 planned for March 24-28|
The Scripps College of Communication will celebrate Communication Week 2014 March 24-28.
|Emeriti Day previews how campus will look in five to 10 years|
President Roderick McDavis will speak at the Emeriti Day Reception, being held April 3 at 10 a.m. in the Schoonover Center lobby regarding building and renovation plans that will change the campus’s appearance considerably.
|Goodbye to Windows XP: Support ends April 8|
On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will stop releasing security updates and bug fixes Windows XP. You should switch to a supported operating system before then.
|Majority of Ohio University employees agree professional development seminar was beneficial|
An overwhelming majority of Ohio University classified and administrative employees who attended a professional development seminar in Baker University Center Ballroom late last month said the information was positive and beneficial for their work environment.
|OHIO to play host to world’s largest geocaching competition|
Ohio University’s Baker University Center Ballroom will serve as mission central for the world’s largest geocaching competition,the Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure, March 28-30.
|OHIO, local community celebrate International Women’s Day [PHOTO ESSAY]|
Members of the Ohio University and Athens community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom on Sunday, March 16, to celebrate OHIO’s sixth annual International Women’s Day Festival.
|Patton College's Art Extravaganza features Coolville Elementary artists|
Budding artists from Coolville Elementary received the red-carpet treatment at the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education on Monday during the eighth annual Art Extravaganza.
|Pruitt Field closed for painting|
Painting the lines of the new track at Pruitt Field will close the facility Thursday, March 20 through Friday, March 28.
|Russ College alumna carries on pioneering tradition of women aviators|
The presence of women on the flight deck has gotten a bit of recent national attention on social media, but Captain Connie J. Tobias, AAS '77, BGS '78 has made aircraft her professional home for nearly 40 years.
|Russ College students spend spring break honing leadership skills|
Student leaders from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering Technology spent their spring break in San Diego, but they didn’t hit the beach. Instead, they were learning about corporate leadership from some of the city’s top business people and entrepreneurs.
|UCM seeks University community input in Compass redesign|
Ohio University Communications and Marketing invites the University community to provide their feedback as the department prepares to redesign www.ohio.edu/compass.
|Baker Peace Conference speaker breaks down World War I strategies|
Author and historian Sir Hew Strachan kicked off the 2014 Baker Peace Conference by sharing details of the strategies and tactics in play during what many historians consider the first modern war.
|Blackboard upgrade: New interface|
his summer's Blackboard upgrade introduces a fundamentally different way of accessing your courses, course tools, and settings: My Blackboard.
|Libraries to formally kick off bicentennial with Founders Day Symposium|
Ohio University Libraries will kick off its bicentennial celebration on Tuesday, March 25, at the Founders Day Symposium, scheduled for 1:30 to 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of Alden Library.
|NSF creates industry electrochemical research center at OHIO|
The Center for Electrochemical Engineering at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology has received a National Science Foundation award to establish a new industry university cooperative research center in Athens.
|OUPD holds Badge Pinning Ceremony|
OUPD holds Badge Pinning Ceremony
|Ohio University holds groundbreaking ceremony for Dublin Integrated Education Center|
Dignitaries and officials representing Ohio University, Columbus State Community College, Otterbein University, Ohio Dominican University, the University of Findlay and the city of Dublin held a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Ohio University’s Dublin Integrated Education Center last week.
|Spring Opera Scenes to Take Place on March 28|
The Ohio University School of Music and Ohio university Opera are pleased to announce the annual Opera Theater Scenes: Somewhere at the Ball.
|Student Attends Music Technology Leadership Conference|
Earlier this semester Amanda Siwek traveled to Texas for the TI:ME Music Technology Leadership Academy, gaining valuable experience and awareness about what options are available to bring new technology-based music classes into the public schools.
|Student choreography selected for the American College Dance Festival Association East-Central Conference|
Beating out 36 other submitted entries, Ohio University junior dance student Leah Crosby, was recognized for her choreography by the annual American College Dance Festival Association East-Central Conference (ACDFA) earlier in March.
|Students celebrate Holi Week|
Ohio University students celebrate the Holi Festival of Color organized by Indian students on Saturday, March 15.
|The Athena Cinema Announces its Participation in First-Ever National Evening of Science on Screen on March 31|
The Athena Cinema announced today it will take part in a first-of-its-kind national evening of Science on Screen on Monday, March 31. Seventeen independent theaters across the country will participate in this evening, which will feature a unique film and speaker presentation at each venue as part of its Science on Screen program.
|Two Cultural Events Pack Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre|
Celebrate Women and WOUB’s premiere screening of “Our Town: Lancaster” made Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre the place to be on Friday and Saturday.
|Upgrade of the WorkForce Software underway|
Ohio University’s WorkForce system will be unavailable on March 26 and 27 while the software is upgraded.
|Zanesville Campus welcomes Dean Jenifer Cushman|
Ohio University Zanesville faculty and staff are pleased to welcome Dr. Jenifer Cushman as dean of the Zanesville Campus this week.
|Administrative Senate election to be held one month early in 2015|
Administrative Senate unanimously voted on Thursday, March 20 to have elections begin one month early, beginning in 2015, after it was brought to their attention that the switch from quarters to semesters seems to have caused disruption with the Senate calendar as it coincides with the academic calendar.
|Bikowski featured speaker as India teachers discuss English training for workforce|
Dr. Dawn Bikowski, Director of the English Language Improvement Program at Ohio University, was a featured speaker at the Teacher Educator Conference 2014 put on by the British Council in Hyderabad, India, in February. It’s the largest teacher education conference in India.
|Bobcat alum Matt Barnes to speak at OU-C graduation event|
Chillicothe Campus names graduation speaker, first gen students tell their story and more campus news
|Four A&S students awarded OCEES graduate fellowships|
The Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies announced four graduate fellowships for 2014-15.
|OUPD holds Badge Pinning Ceremony Thursday|
The officers and staff of the Ohio University Police Department will hold their first annual Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 27 in Baker University Center Ballroom B.
|Ohio University Announces International Internship Opportunities|
Students can participate in international internships through AIESEC, the largest student-run org in the world.
|Relay for Life: A night to celebrate survival, remember loss|
Students, faculty, and staff came together Friday to participate in the 13th annual Relay for Life in the Ping Center. The group remembered lost loved ones who died from the disease, but also celebrated those who survived their diagnosis.
|Spotlight on Learning: Teaching, Teams, and Technology, April 28|
Faculty are invited to the Spotlight on Learning: Teaching, Teams, and Technology on Monday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Commons in Alden Library.
|Student Enhancement Awards provide $115,945 in funding during spring 2014 cycle|
Student Enhancement Awards provide $115,945 in funding during spring 2014 cycle
|Thompson invited talk: ‘Peril of African American men in higher education policy’|
Dr. Debra Thompson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, gave an invited talk on March 5 as part of the Conversation Series at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University.
|Alumnus Clarence Page inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame|
Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence E. Page, a 1969 OHIO graduate, was inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame during a ceremony Monday evening in the Baker University Center Theatre.
|Authors @ Alden: A Conversation with Samuel Crowl|
On Thursday, April 3, the Libraries will host Samuel Crowl in another installment of its Authors@ Alden series. He will discuss his latest book, “Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s Hamlet: The Relationship Between Text and Film.”
|Faculty present at annual State of the State Conference|
Several Ohio University faculty and staff were chosen to present about Ohio University’s commitment to inclusion and accessibility for people who have disabilities at the 18th annual State of the State Conference held last week at Bowling Green State University.
|Leadership Awards Gala to be held Wednesday, April 2|
An Ohio University tradition of recognizing the outstanding work of student leaders and student organizations continues with the University’s 31st annual Leadership Awards Gala, scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
|Pickerington Center student competes nationally with yo-yo|
A student at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center is ranked 4th in Ohio and 89th in the world for doing something you have probably never heard of. Keegan Orr is a competitive yo-yoer.
|The Patton College brings the world to Vinton County High School|
International students from Ohio University’s Patton College of Education, many connected with the African Educational Research Network, participated in the Vinton County Cultural Diversity Fair on March 21.
|Giving back to OHIO: Vogel pays her experiences forward|
As a fourth generation alumnae, Megan Vogel, holds a special place in her heart for OHIO. Vogel said the positive experiences she enjoyed as a student is the reason she chooses to “pay it forward” by giving to the Campus Life Fund.
|Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Story: No Limits Athletics Co-Founder Cody Sarensen|
The March “Imagine Your Possibilities” profile is about an Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington graduate who just walked across the stage at Honors Convocation approximately one year ago. But, he’s already doing amazing things in our community. He’s being honored with the McGhee Family Inspiration Award at Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities’ Celebration of Possibilities banquet.
|Lancaster Campus student organization wins Scripps College award|
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s student organization, Lambda Pi Eta, won the Scripps College of Communication Student Organization of the Year award. It’s the first time a regional campus student organization has been recognized in this way by the Scripps College. The group was honored last night at the college’s annual celebration in Athens.
|O’Connor wins Outstanding New Professional Award at regional conference|
Cimmeron O'Connor, assistant director of Ohio University’s Orientation Programs, has been presented the Outstanding New Professional Award at a regional conference of the National Orientation Directors Association.
|Planned maintenance could affect University online services|
Services like Blackboard, Email, PeopleSoft, My OHIO, and the University Front Door should remain accessible during this work; however, some brief interruptions are possible.
|SAVE THE DATE: A Night in Athens…in Pittsburgh!|
Ohio University Alumni are invited to “A Night in Athens…in Pittsburgh” at the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh on May 7 at 6:30 p.m.
|Unveiling Ohio University’s 2014 Homecoming theme and logo|
In anticipation of next year’s Homecoming festivities – scheduled for Oct. 6-11, 2014 – students and alumni voted on their favorite theme, and “Bobcat Family Reunion” prevailed.
|West Mulberry St. now open with weight limit|
The following announcement was posted to the City of Athens website.