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Oct 20
An update on the search for OHIO's new Vice President for University Advancement and President and CEO of The Ohio University Foundation Oct 20
Update on the search for our new Vice President for University Advancement and President and CEO of The Ohio University Foundation

“Novem,” new work from second-year MFA artists, to be exhibited Oct. 24-Nov. 11 Oct 20
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents “Novem,” an exhibition of new work by second-year graduate students in the M.F.A. studio program at Ohio University, on view Oct. 24 to Nov. 11 in the Ohio University Art Gallery on the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall. The exhibition and opening reception, scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 24, is free and open to the public.

Southern Campus celebrates Go Pink Week for breast cancer awareness Oct 20
Ohio University Southern recently celebrated Go Pink Week as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

New IT Accessibility Policy evaluates accessibility standards of technology purchased by the University Oct 20
New IT Accessibility Policy evaluates accessibility standards of technology purchased by the University

OHIO Trustees approve capital improvement projects, receive IT strategic update during October meeting Oct 20
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved several capital improvement projects and received OHIO’s Information Technology (IT) strategic update during its meeting Oct. 20 in Walter Hall.

Meet Tracy Crabtree, September Classified Employee of the Month Oct 20
Meet Tracy Crabtree, an administrative specialist in Housing and Residence Life. She likes George Strait, "Big Bang Theory," and hanging out on the beach. Find out more about her here.

Glidden Foundation Visiting Professor to visit Eastern Campus Oct 20
Orman Hall, a highly recognized state expert on alcohol and drug abuse, has been selected as a Glidden Foundation Visiting Professor at Ohio University during the fall semester and will be visiting and presenting at three of OHIO's campuses.

Oct 19
President Nellis announces strategic pathways for Ohio University’s future during investiture address Oct 19
The Ohio University Board of Trustees welcomed delegates from higher education institutions around the world Wednesday afternoon as students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Ohio University gathered to install Dr. M. Duane Nellis as its 21st President.

Free bicycle valet parking available near Peden Stadium during October 21 OHIO Football game Oct 19
The community is encouraged to ride their bicycles to Peden Stadium for the 2 p.m. OHIO football game against Kent State; OHIO's free Bobcat Bike Valet service will take care of your bikes during the game.

Ohio EPA issues 2017 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Award to Ohio University Oct 19
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis announced today that OHIO has received the Ohio EPA’s 2017 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award.

OHIO’s Combat Veterans Club helps put elementary students on a path to academic success Oct 19
One of the Ohio University Combat Veterans Club’s latest community outreach efforts involved partnering with the Athens County Children Services’ School Outreach Program and local businesses to help ensure a successful start to the academic year for students in one local elementary school.

IT Security advisory: What you need to know about WiFi KRACK Oct 19
WiFi users should take these basic steps to protect against the recently announced KRACK vulnerability.

Oct 18
Ohio University Presents the 2017-2018 Presidential Leaders at Inauguration Oct 18
During his investiture speech in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis spoke about 26 students who will be the inaugural members of the Presidential Leadership Society - a volunteer organization of student representatives who will host alumni and donors at presidential and University events.

OUL's Minar selected to write poem for inauguration of Ohio University’s 21st President Oct 18
OUL's Minar selected to write poem for inauguration of Ohio University’s 21st President

‘Realistically Ever After: A Turn it Gold Movement’ film will premiere Sunday Oct 18
The premiere showing of a new documentary “Realistically Ever After: A Turn it Gold Movement,” focusing on childhood cancer and its aftermath will be shown to the public on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Athena Cinema on Court St. in Athens, Ohio at 3 p.m.

OHIO researchers awarded $2.8 million grant for VIGOR study Oct 18
Dr. James Thomas, Professor of Physical Therapy in Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions’ School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, and Dr. Christopher France, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand on their previous research seeking to help patients suffering from chronic back pain find relief through virtual reality video games.

San Francisco alumni run to fund blood cancer research Oct 18
San Francisco alumni run to fund blood cancer research

Oct 17
Free screening of ‘Realistically Ever After: A Turn it Gold Movement’ to be held Oct. 22 Oct 17
There will be a free screening of “Realistically Ever After: A Turn it Gold Movement” on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Athena Cinema on 20 S. Court St.

OHIO, Leipzig, Hong Kong Baptist students map out future message for OHIO to international students Oct 17
It took Marie Schuster all of five days to feel perfectly at home at Ohio University. That’s why she and a group of students from Germany’s Leipzig University and Hong Kong Baptist University believe OHIO should work to sell itself as a quintessential American experience when recruiting international students, rather than focusing on factual information about the university.

School of Visual Communication welcomes National Geographic artist Fernando Baptista Oct. 18 Oct 17
The Ohio University School of Visual Communication and the School of Art + Design welcome internationally-renowned National Geographic artist Fernando Baptista on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in Schoonover 145.

Russ College to host student civil engineering regional conference, competitions April 5-7 Oct 17
Next spring, the Russ College will welcome aspiring civil engineers from around Ohio, Kentucky and western Pennsylvania to create for good at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2018 Ohio Valley Student Conference.

Michael R. Deis appointed director of Avionics Engineering Center Oct 17
Michael “Mike” R. Deis has been appointed Stocker Visiting Professor/director of the Avionics Engineering Center, effective Fri., Oct. 27. He will succeed Mike DiBenedetto who will serve until Nov. 10 and will continue as a senior research engineer.

Fossil discovery from Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore Oct 17
Fossil discovery from Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore

1804 Fund grant to support Russ College nanotech research Oct 17
Nanotechnology researchers have received an Ohio University 1804 Fund grant that will support nanotechnology research. Made possible with a $49,371 grant, the Zetasizer measures both the size and surface charge of small particles by scattering light through them.

Oct 16
Registration open for “How to Write a Competitive NSF Grant” workshop Dec. 13 Oct 16
Faculty, staff and graduate students must RSVP by Nov. 15.

Newmark Foundation grant to enable research by IWMF and TrollBusters on online harassment of female journalists in U.S. Oct 16
The International Women’s Media Foundation has just received a grant from the Craig Newmark Foundation to conduct research in the United States on online harassment of women journalists. Ohio University Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Ferrier, founder of TrollBusters, will be the principal investigator on the project.

OHIO astrophysicist contributes to discovery of neutron star merger Oct 16
Ohio University astrophysicist Ryan Chornock is part of a large international team of scientists that reported a major new discovery about the cosmos today.

Local artists featured in exhibition of plant-inspired art Oct 16
The Ohio University Multicultural Center Art Gallery on the second floor of Baker University Center will host a reception for the exhibition, “Verdant: An Exhibition of Plant-Inspired Art,” from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 16-22, 2017 Oct 16
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at calendar.ohio.edu. This week, Dr. M. Duane Nellis is officially invested as OHIO's 21st president!

Meet Charles 'Rusty' Thomas, September Classified Employee of the Month Oct 16
Meet Charles 'Rusty' Thomas, senior buyer in the Purchasing Department. He likes contemporary Christian music, vacationing in Myrtle Beach and flipping houses. Find out more about him here.

Exhibition reception, lecture, panel discussion and community-sponsored Confederate flag hanging performance by artist John Sims Oct 16
Ohio University presents visiting artist John Sims, in conjunction with the Kennedy Museum of Art’s exhibition “Expression and Repression: Contemporary Art Censorship in America” on view Oct. 27–Dec. 22, for an artist lecture, a panel discussion and an exhibition reception, Oct. 25–27, on the Athens campus. There will also be a community-sponsored performance of “Confederate Flag: A Public Hanging” as part of his visit.

Intramural sports to include wheelchair basketball – open to all ability levels Oct 16
Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation is preparing to launch its Fall II Intramural Sports Season, which, for the first time ever, will include wheelchair basketball, a program open to students of all ability levels.

Check out the latest news from Ohio University Press Oct 16
Derek R. Peterson was named a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Joanna Mishtal won the 2017 Adele E. Clarke Book Award from ReproNetwork. Find out more here.

Securing the Internet of Things Oct 16
Your home router, your thermostat, or even your car could be targets for hackers. Learn how to protect your WiFi-enabled devices.

Oct 14
Packed crowd hears Grover Lecturer Sam Quinones recount rise of the nation's opioid epidemic Oct 14
The overprescribing of pills. An opportunistic, if not sinister, group from a small town in Mexico. The destruction of a pool...Sam Quinones, renowned author of the “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” took part in Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Grover Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 11 where he told the tale of how the opioid epidemic took hold of the country.

Oct 13
Lots 83, 84 and 122 to be closed Oct. 18 for Presidential Investiture Ceremony Oct 13
Lots 83, 84 and 122 to be closed Oct. 18 for Presidential Investiture Ceremony

Student makes the most of his experience at CLDC, lands internship with McDonald’s Oct 13
Zach Hadley talks about working with Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center on his resume and cover letter and applying for internships.

Voinovich School’s impact featured in photo exhibition celebrating the School’s tenth anniversary Oct 13
To mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the Voinovich School has partnered with the Kennedy Museum of Art and OHIO’s Scripps College of Communication School of Visual Communications to host a photography exhibition entitled, “Sighting Progress,” which tells the story of the Voinovich School’s impact on the organizations, communities and individuals of the region, state and nation.

Boom Without the Bust: 'Shale Innovation Project' Researches Sustainable Natural Gas Development Oct 13
A three-year interdisciplinary program supported by the Ohio University Research Division combines faculty, staff and student researchers from across Ohio University to address the complex economic, social, environmental and technical questions associated with shale development in Ohio, while also addressing impacts from the pending shale industry bust.

Parking Services releases Halloween 2017 parking regulations Oct 13
Halloween parking regulations on the Athens Campus are effective beginning Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at 6 a.m.

Third annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala celebrates 381 newsmakers (PHOTOS) Oct 13
Members of the Ohio University community gathered the evening of Oct. 12 for the third annual OHIO Faculty Newsmakers Gala, celebrating a record-breaking 381 faculty members who were featured in media reports during the 2016 calendar year.

Oct 12
Faculty recital ‘Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis’ coming Oct. 22 Oct 12
The Ohio University School of Music presents “Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis,” a Faculty Chamber Music Recital, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at ARTS/West.

Ohio University delivers 1,500 pounds of supplies from Athens to Puerto Rico Oct 12
If there were any doubts about what condition Puerto Rico would be in two weeks after Hurricane Maria, they were erased the moment Ohio University’s airplane touched down in San Juan.

Paul Patton to present “Harvest the Past, Feed the Future” at Oct. 18 Science Café Oct 12
Anthropology faculty member to discuss regional agriculture.

Ohio University and University of Toledo partner to improve Ohioans' health Oct 12
A partnership between Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the University of Toledo’s College of Health and Human Services has the goal of creating community-specific ways to fix health problems in the state of Ohio with each partner contributing its unique strengths and research capabilities. The collaboration also includes joint academic offerings for students. OHIO President M. Duane Nellis and University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber were on hand at the Ohio Department of Higher Education to offer their support and signatures to formalize the agreement.

Bobcats come home: Relive Homecoming 2017 Oct 12
Homecoming 2017, themed 'Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks," called Bobcats home for a celebration of its musical heritage

Distinguished professor’s legacy inspires alumni, students Oct 12
Distinguished professor’s legacy inspires alumni, students

Women’s Center set to host Monument Quilt and ‘Love Yourself Week’ events Oct 12
With a mission of promoting awareness, education and advocacy about women, gender and diversity among the Ohio University community, the Women’s Center is poised for a great fall semester of events.

Cyber security: Can you catch a phish? Oct 12
Try your hand at identifying a scam email that was sent to some OHIO users earlier this year.

Oct 11
School of Communication Studies hosts 2017 Organizational Communication Mini Conference Oct. 13-15 Oct 11
The Ohio University School of Communication Studies will host the 2017 Organizational Communication Mini Conference Oct. 13-15 at the main campus in Athens. The purpose of the Organizational Communication Mini Conference is to feature and support graduate students pursuing organizational communication research.