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Coronavirus: Stories, Impact, and Innovation

Ask the Experts: Coronavirus

Drs. Winfried Just, Mathematics, Jennifer Hines, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and E. Glenn Dutcher, Economics discuss the coronavirus disease, COVID-19 and the economic and human impacts of this global pandemic.

OHIO Media Specialist, Samantha Pelham interviews the experts relative to their fields of expertise and the experts answer questions from the audience asked during the livestream.

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    Heritage College deploys 250 medical students to health agencies


    Starting April 13, approximately 250 medical students will deploy to local health agencies to assist in containing the outbreak and support Ohio’s public health professionals.

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    Students receive degrees early to help battle pandemic


    As COVID-19 puts growing burdens on health care systems nationwide, Ohio University is strengthening the medical workforce by graduating medical and nursing students sooner than planned.

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    Media School encourages students' creativity through Summer Creative Works Program


    The initiative, created by MDIA School director Josh Antonuccio, aims to provide students with an incentive to work on creative projects through the summer, utilizing their skills in various elements of media production while the industry is nearly at a standstill due to COVID-19.

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    OHIO supports community partnerships responding to COVID-19


    From sewing masks and distributing hand sanitizer to developing hybrid models for career connected learning and studying emergency food distribution, community members and University partners are coming together across the region to combat COVID-19.

Highlighting Virtual Innovation

Marching 110 smashes virtual fight song performance

Governor DeWine applauded this virtual performance by the Marching 110, which he dedicated to all healthcare workers and first responders across Ohio who are risking their lives to save others.

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Learning and building community beyond the classroom

OHIO College of Business Assistant Professor Dr. Jacob Hiler is fully embracing technology, using game nights, chat rooms and watch parties to keep his students connected. 

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    Connect with the world with OHIO Virtual Museum Portal!


    In this time of physical distancing, many individuals are staying inside with their families, looking for things to do and educational opportunities for their children who are unable to go to in-person classes.

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    OHIO Chillicothe students, alumni participate in Farmers to Family food distribution


    A partnership between Ohio University Chillicothe and the Ross County Community Action Commission, Inc. has provided food to nearly 1,500 families this summer through the USDA Farmers to Families project. The distribution effort is part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and was offered in partnership with Gordon Food Service.

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    Promoting Bobcat Wellness


    Ohio University is here to support the Bobcat Family far and wide. Our wellness resources are being offered virtually during remote learning and working. While services are adapting to our new environment, they will continue to be refined to improve the Bobcat experience.

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    CHSP telehealth support


    CHSP’s social work students, faculty and professionals are leveraging technology to help ensure that face-to-face counseling can continue to play a vital role within their profession. The technology, more commonly known as telehealth, has enabled social workers at OHIO, and across the nation, to continue to provide personal outreach in numerous ways. 

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    Stories of COVID-19


    Tantrum Theater, Ohio University’s professional theater company, will present a series of interviews that feature the voices and stories of African American community members in Athens County, broadcasted on WOUB stations starting July 9.

Support students impacted by the pandemic

Bobcats Take Care: Supporting Bobcats affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

As we face the uncertainty of the days, weeks, and months ahead, we are sure of one thing at Ohio University: Bobcats take care. We take care of each other, our loved ones, our communities, and our world. No matter our location, all Bobcats are bound by that spirit of caring, and now as a University community we have an opportunity to show it with a kind message, reassuring words, or a gift that will have an immediate impact.

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