What you missed over winter
OHIO had a busy winter intersession
Jan 5, 2011
From staff reports
Though the weather outside was, at times, frightful, Ohio University kept busy during winter intersession. Through the slush and chill there were still many newsworthy events. Below are a few highlights.
- McDavis reflects on first presidential visit to Ghana: Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis made institutional history this past fall by embarking on the first presidential visit to Ghana, Nov. 8-11.
- Professor named a fellow of American Physical Society: Carl Brune, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the primary professional association of physicists in the United States.
- OHIO trashes competition in Game Day Challenge: Among the 79 schools that competed in this year’s Game Day Challenge, Ohio University placed in the top-twelve in all but one of the competition’s five categories.
- Search underway for University’s next sustainability leader: OHIO will soon begin a search for its next sustainability leader, following the departure of Director of Sustainability Sonia Marcus.
- Ohio University Press offers holiday discounts: Until Jan. 31, OU Press will be offering 30 percent off the list price of any Ohio University Press book to OHIO faculty, staff and alumni.
- Teri Geiger accepts position with Senator-elect Rob Portman: Teri Geiger, Ohio University director of government relations, has accepted the position of state director for U.S. Senator-elect Rob Portman.
- Husband and wife become organ donation ambassadors: Employees’ daughter receives trip to Rose Parade for winning essay contest for organ recipients. Parents now dedicated to organ donation awareness.
- Workshop kicks off environmental discourse through Kanawha Project: Undergraduate scholars join OHIO faculty in program's third cohort.
- : Football players help build playground in New Orleans community during bowl game trip.
- Alumna Piper Perabo nominated for a Golden Globe: Ohio University alumna Piper Perabo has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the USA Network’s television drama “Covert Affairs.”
- Students team with Kids on Campus to teach Trimble students about ecology: Students teach ecology to Trimble students to pique their interest in science.