Sunday, Apr 20, 2014

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News Headlines

Apr 18
New Diversity Advisory Council created to address University and community issues Apr 18
New Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke recently announced the creation of the University's inaugural Diversity Advisory Council.

University named Green College by Princeton Review Apr 18
Ohio University is one of 14 Ohio universities rated as environmentally responsible "green colleges" by the Princeton Review.

University streamlining of Workers' Compensation/Extended Sick Leave return to work process Apr 18
As of Monday April 21, Ohio University employees released to return to work by their Physician of Record from an occupational injury/illness or returning from extended sick leave will no longer be required to be seen by a second physician at University Medical Associates.

Apr 17
Bobcat Caravans 2014 Apr 17
Bobcat Caravans 2014

Climates past: From greenhouse to hothouse Apr 17
The Earth’s climate has gone from Greenhouse to Hothouse more than dozen times this eon. Each time, researchers say, magma brought the heat.

Email scams on rise: What you can do Apr 17
University employees should be on the lookout for fraudulent emails that ask them to provide their OHIO ID and password, log into a secure site, or confirm their personal or account information.

Food for Thought: Britain’s transition from bread, cheese, bacon & beer, April 22 Apr 17
The Food for Thought speaker series presents Dr. Christopher Otter on “Devouring the Earth: Britain’s Nutrition Transition as Biological and Planetary Phenomenon” on April 22 at 5 p.m. in Alden’s Friends of the Library Room.

How much appetite does soil have for climate change? Apr 17
Above the soil, trees and crops are dining on carbon dioxide—even grabbing more than scientists originally expected from the atmosphere. They might suck some of that carbon into their roots, or lay it down upon the soil as they wither with winter.

Increased time on Facebook may lead to negative body image, new study finds Apr 17
Co-authored by Yusuf Kalyango, the study surveyed 881 college women in the Midwest on their Facebook use, body image and eating and exercise habits. The study is the first to associate time spent on Facebook with poor body image

Men of Black Excellence Awards ceremony honors African-American men on campus Apr 17
Several of the most accomplished African-American students, faculty and staff were recognized during the inaugural Men of Black Excellence (MOBE) Awards ceremony on Sunday evening in Walter Hall Rotunda.

OHIO holds budget forums to gather input Apr 17
Two budget forums were held this week in an effort to seek input from students, faculty and staff about Ohio University's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget.

OHIO passwords to require secret questions Apr 17
In the coming months, an increasing number of OHIO online services will require you to have secret challenge questions set for your OHIO password.

OHIO students, community members spend day beautifying Athens Apr 17
More than 1,000 Ohio University students partnered with members of the local community this past weekend to spruce up the city of Athens and surrounding communities during Athens Beautification Day.

Seelio, an online portfolio technology, to become part of Scripps’ student resources Apr 17
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University has signed an agreement to partner with Seelio, an online portfolio network, to provide professors and students in the College with the ability to create online portfolios that display their work to potential employers and the public at large.

Student Expo 2014 winners announced (PHOTOS) Apr 17
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 10, 2014 at the Convocation Center. The winners of each judging category are now available online.

Student helps Jeff Lab accelerate toward 12 gigaelectronvolts Apr 17
Physics & Astronomy graduate student Mongi Dlamini was helping April 1 when “the crown jewel of the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility sparkled its way into a new era,” as Science Daily described it.

Students celebrate International Week with Global Scoop Apr 17
Students gathered in the Baker Bobcat Lounge Tuesday afternoon to try a variety of ice cream flavors from all around the world.

Video Recap Released of reddit Event Apr 17
Over 350 enthusiastic students and community members packed the Walter Hall Rotunda on February 24 to hear from reddit.com founder Alexis Ohanian and Alan Schaaf, Ohio University alumnus and founder of Imgur. If you weren’t one of them, you now can view the video recap here. Ohanian visited Ohio University as a part of a 200-stop, 77-college tour promoting his book, “Without Their Permission.” Along the way Ohanian shared a network of young entrepreneurs who are already making a difference online. Ohanian encouraged students to follow up on one’s ideas.

VoIP telephone upgrade: pilot and site surveys under way Apr 17
OIT staff are meeting with university departments to discuss telephone inventories, visiting all university office spaces to confirm  locations for 911 purposes, and building out the pilot group.

Apr 16
Faculty Senate elects officers Apr 16
Faculty Senate unanimously elected three officers on Monday, April 14, including Beth Quitslund as chair, David Thomas as vice chair and Katie Hartman as secretary. Each will serve three-year terms in their newly-elected positions, starting May 1.

Lancaster Campus music students prepare for guitar orchestra concert [VIDEO] Apr 16
The first guitar orchestra at Ohio University Lancaster is about to hold its first concert.  What is a guitar orchestra, you ask? A guitar orchestra is a musical group made up different kinds of guitars. The Ohio University Lancaster guitar orchestra stems from Music Instructor Paul Young’s Music 1651 class, Classic Folk Guitar for Non-Majors.

OHIO STEM Day brings prospective students to campus Thursday Apr 16
The OHIO STEM Day program welcomes high school sophomores and juniors to campus Thursday, April 17. Hosted by Undergraduate Admissions, this special visit day is designed for students specifically interested in studying science, technology, engineering, math, or medicine.

OUE-OVAC relationship much more than championships and all-star games Apr 16
Ohio University Eastern partners with Ohio Valley Athletic Conference to award scholarships to scholar athletes.

Process of converting buildings from heating to cooling underway Apr 16
During the last few weeks, the Facilities Management staff has been preparing for and in the process of converting building HVAC systems from a primary function of heating to cooling mode.

Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day takes place April 21 Apr 16
The second Scripps Innovation Challenge at Ohio University will conclude Monday, April 21, with Pitch Day, when seven teams of finalists will present their innovative solutions to challenges posed by the media industry.

Upcoming event features OU-C alumnus Apr 16
Comedienne Natasha Neal to take stage, Aaron Chaney's college career mirrors OU-C's mission and other stories from the Chillicothe Campus

Vote in OHIO's student senate elections on April 17 Apr 16
Ohio University Athens Campus students can vote for their next senate representatives on Thursday, April 17. Voting for both Student Senate and Graduate Student Senate will take place online from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Word on the Street: Student Leadership Apr 16
n this edition of "Word on the Street," Bianca Hillier asks students about the types of leadership experience they have gained through their education at Ohio University.<br />

Apr 15
WOUB staff mourn death of longtime WOUB engineer Dave Moore Apr 15
WOUB staff are mourning the death of 33-year employee Dave Moore. The WOUB broadcast engineer died Tuesday morning just weeks before his retirement.

2014 benefits open enrollment notice to employees Apr 15
The annual benefits open enrollment period has started and will be conducted online. All employees are asked to participate in the open enrollment process.

Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social April 25 Apr 15
Ohio University is hosting an ice cream social on Friday, April 25 beginning at 2 p.m. in Wolfe Garden, located between Alden Library and Cutler Hall on the College Green.

Apr 14
A Night in Athens ... in Pittsburgh is May 7 Apr 14
There is still time to register for Ohio University Alumni Association’s (OUAA) “A Night in Athens … in Pittsburgh!” event, a chance for alumni to enjoy each other's company at their home away from Athens.

After hunger strike, human rights activist visits OHIO Apr 14
African Cultural Week culminated Sunday evening with the African Student Heroine Lecture, which was presented by Elsa Chyrum, a London-based human rights activist from Eritrea.

College of Fine Arts Weekly Events for April 14-21 Apr 14
A list of the College of Fine Arts Weekly Events for April 14-21.

Email upgrade: larger quotas, better web access & easier calendaring Apr 14
This summer, the university will upgrade its Exchange email system to the Microsoft cloud service that currently hosts Catmail.

Engineering honor society celebrates outstanding students Apr 14
Students in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University were honored Sunday afternoon for leadership and outstanding academics for the 2013-14 academic year. Awardees were recognized at the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society’s annual student awards celebration, held at the Ohio University Inn.

Free Box cloud storage accounts now available Apr 14
50 GB Box file storage/sharing accounts now are available to all current faculty, staff and students.

Last week of Faculty/Staff Survey: Deadline extended to Friday, April 18 Apr 14
All eligible faculty and staff (.75 FTE or higher) are encouraged to complete the Chronicle of Higher Education faculty/staff survey before the extended deadline of Friday, April 18.

OHIO celebrates Earth Day 2014 Apr 14
The Ohio University Office of Sustainability will host the inaugural sustainability recognition awards program on April 22 (Earth Day) in Walter Hall Rotunda from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and is being done in conjunction with ReUse Industries.

Olympian Lee Evans joins panel to discuss black athlete success Apr 14
Genetics, the slave trade and African colonization were a few of the topics addressed during an April 11 roundtable discussion during the 10th annual Sports in Africa Conference.

Pianist Orli Shaham Visits OU for Residency April 16-18 Apr 14
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce visiting guest artist pianist Orli Orli Shaham will be at Ohio University for a residency, which will take place from April 16-18.

Senior Dance Concert Showcases Creativity Apr 14
Senior Dance Concert Showcases Movement Creativity

The Athens International Film & Video Festival Keeps Diversity a Top Priority Apr 14
Founded in 1974, the Athens International Film & Video Festival has not only embraced the diversity of cinema and its creators, but also the diversity of their audience by utilizing a variety of promotional strategies, most notably the classic use of dogs on their posters and programming.

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery presents Impressive Impressions: Selections from Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection Apr 14
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection from May 1-July 13.

What's the big idea? A look at new OHIO inventions Apr 14
A spotlight on seven new technologies under development by Ohio University scientists and engineers.

Apr 11
Kosher-friendly foods available across campus during Passover Apr 11
Ohio University Culinary Services, in partnership with Hillel House, will serve kosher-friendly food items within all dining courts and halls during Passover from the evening of April 14 to the evening of April 21.

Logan High School students visit OHIO Apr 11
Fifty-five Logan High School students from Autum Barry and Alyssa Burns’ biomedical science class and advanced placement biology class learned about plant biology and biomedical research at Ohio University during a recent visit to the Athens Campus.

Meet the March 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Apr 11
Meet March 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Becky Fox.

Open forums scheduled to discuss OHIO's budget Apr 11
Members of the University community will have two opportunities this month to participate in open forums about the university’s budget decision-making process:

Parking services offers students suggestions for moving out safely Apr 11
Ohio University Parking Services is encouraging students who are moving from Athens next month to pack everything in boxes prior to loading things in their vehicles to help ease traffic congestion throughout the city.