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Public reception, signing ceremony with Chubu University to be held Oct. 17

A public reception to welcome the President of Japan’s Chubu University, along with other officials from the university, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room in Baker University Center. All students, faculty, staff and area residents are invited to attend the event which will also serve as a signing ceremony. Read More

Oct. 6 event to feature OHIO graduate and international law expert, alumni panel

The keynote speech will be delivered at 12:30 p.m. by Dr. David Crane, an international leader in justice and law who has worked for the United Nations, U.S. Army and Department of Defense during his career. He is also the founder and vice president of the “I am Syria” campaign, which educates the world on the Syrian Conflict. The alumni panel will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature Ohio University alumni Bethany George, Omar Kurdi and Judi Crane. Read More

Ohio University to welcome Woldia University president to campus with Oct. 5 reception

Woldia University President Yalew Endawoke Mulu is visiting Ohio University in order to discuss potential areas of collaboration between the two institutions. The reception will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. in the Friends of the Library Room in Alden Library. Read More

Global Opportunities Fair attracts record turnout of students

The fair featured more than 80 tables where students could learn about individual study away programs, talk with students who have already taken part in the experiences, and receive information about scholarships, passports, financial aid and other related topics. Read More

Community invited to Sept. 25 welcome reception for Japan American Society director

The executive director of the Japan America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) will visit Ohio University on Monday, Sept. 25, and all faculty, staff, students and area residents are invited to the welcome reception. The event will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on the third floor of Alden Library. Read More

Special presentations to address intensive English programs, trends in global education

The Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) is bringing two speakers to Ohio University’s Athens Campus for special presentations to faculty, staff and students on Monday, Sept. 18, and Thursday, Sept. 21. Read More

Global Opportunities Fair set for Sept. 18 in Baker Ballroom

At the Global Opportunities Fair, there will be representatives from a variety of study abroad and study away programs as well as tables staffed by Financial Aid, the Career and Leadership Development Center, and more. Anyone considering studying, teaching or interning abroad should attend the fair. Read More

Ohio University to host Open House to discuss DACA

The Open House will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center –Multipurpose Room on the second floor of Baker Center. Read More

Ohio University welcomes international students to campus with messages of support

Ohio University welcomed its incoming class of international graduate students to campus on Friday, Aug. 18, and the students received a strong message of support from President M. Duane Nellis. Read More

Scholars from 16 countries attend SUSI on Journalism, Media at Ohio University

The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism hosted the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program from July 6 to August 18. Read More

President Nellis meets international students and their families

“Ohio University is a very welcoming community where our differences are celebrated,” President Nellis said during the special event, which was sponsored by International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) and the Athens Friends of International Students (AFIS). Read More

Ohio University Remembers History Professor Emeritus Gifford Doxsee, Veteran of Greatest Generation

Professor Emeritus Gifford Doxsee, age 93, died July 16 in Athens. The World War II Veteran was a retired professor of History at Ohio University and a past director of the African Studies program. Read More

President Nellis meets with students in summer Swahili program at OHIO

Ohio University’s Swahili STARTALK summer intensive language program kicked off its 2017 program during the last week of June and was visited by President M. Duane Nellis and Vice Provost of Global Affairs and International Studies Lorna Jean Edmonds. Read More

OHIO grad working in Cambodia reflects on GLC students’ latest trip to the country

The students of the Global Leadership Center (GLC) studied, read and listened to accounts of Cambodia for months, but they arrived in May in a place far beyond their expectations. Read More

Global Studies graduate nominated for U.S. Attorney position

Among the eight nominees is Ohio University alum Justin E. Herdman ’96, who earned a B.A. in Global Studies Europe from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. Herdman is a partner at the Jones Day law firm Read More

#You Are Welcome Here

Established in 1804, Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, is a great place to live and learn. Here, new ideas and perspectives are supported, lifelong friendships are nurtured, and personal and professional development is fostered. Read More

OHIO student receives full scholarship to study abroad in South Korea

Ohio University student Allison Paxton has been awarded a full scholarship to pay for her summer abroad program in South Korea through The Education Abroad Network (TEAN). Read More

Six Ohio University students receive the nationally competitive Fulbright Award

The prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award, the largest U.S. educational exchange program, offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries for graduating seniors and graduate students. Read More

Former NCAA Division I athlete shares story of overcoming adversity at International Week keynote

International Week is all about celebrating diversity, inclusion and the multicultural backgrounds of Ohio University’s international students, faculty and staff. One of the highlights of the week is the keynote address, delivered this year by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir who, in a presentation titled “Life Without Basketball,” brought to OHIO a message of strength through adversity. Read More

International Street Fair celebrates cultural diversity of OHIO, Athens

Held on the streets of uptown Athens, the International Street Fair capped off Ohio University’s International Week festivities, created to celebrate the diversity OHIO’s international community brings to both the University and the greater community. From the parade of flags and the performances to the food and activities, the day was designed to educate, entertain and engage the collective community in all things global. Read More

International Week flag raising event highlights OHIO's global story

Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) was on hand to film the placing of the flags and to speak with some of OHIO's international students about what International Week means to them. Read More

Global Affairs and International Studies students receive numerous honors in recent awards ceremonies

Ohio University’s campus is filled with amazing students, and we are especially honored to see that so many students related to our programs were recognized for their achievements at these recent events. Read More

International Week to be held April 9-16, International Street Fair on April 15

Ohio University’s International Week will be held April 9-16 and will feature a wide range of cultural events, dynamic speakers and the always-popular International Street Fair. Read More

Contribute to Ohio University's #YouAreWelcomeHere video

Ohio University would like to spread the word across the globe that our campus is a warm, welcoming place for all students to pursue their academic dreams. As one step of this initiative, we are planning to create a "You are welcome here" video, modeled after the #YouAreWelcomeHere hashtag campaign. Read More

Center for International Studies welcomes alumni back to campus for special events

The alumni returned to campus for “The International Studies Professional in Today’s World” events hosted by the CIS inside Baker University Center. The events included an alumni panel discussion and a keynote address. Read More

Applications being accepted for Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship at Chubu University

The Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship allows for an OHIO faculty member to spend a semester in residence at Chubu University in Japan. Read More

Free events designed to connect OHIO’s international, domestic students

A partnership between three Ohio University offices has resulted in a series of events designed to connect international and domestic students on the Athens Campus. Read More

Malaysia and The World Conference to be held at OHIO March 24-26

During the conference, Ohio University will host officials leading scholars from around the world, such as the Vice Chancellor of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia. The conference has a theme of “Cross Regional Perspective on Race, Religion and Ethic Identity.” Read More

Tuition-free summer Swahili STARTALK program at OHIO

The tuition-free Swahili STARTALK program is returning for a second year this summer for all local college and high school students. Read More

OHIO students produce 'Hug a Muslim' Video

An Ohio University class project designed to break down cultural barriers resulted in a fun video, some positive lessons and quite a few hugs. Read More

OHIO to host ‘Navigating the Current Immigration Environment’ presentation on March 2

Ohio University’s International Student and Faculty Services and the Office of Global Affairs invite interested parties to attend “Navigating the Current Immigration Environment” on Thursday, March 2. Read More

OHIO student teaches South African language, culture, history at local children’s chorus

Nonkululeko Shongwe taught nearly 60 children about where South Africa is located, the culture, history, the 11 official languages, how to say “hello” in all 11 languages and much more as part of the Center for International Studies' outreach program, the Ohio Valley International Council. Read More

OHIO Professor to conduct research, teach in Japan

Ohio University Professor William Condee is spending six weeks this spring semester researching and lecturing at Chubu University in Japan as the 41st Kohei Miura Visiting Professor. Read More

Panel discussion addresses executive orders affecting international students

Ohio University’s Center for International Studies hosted a panel discussion on Friday, Feb. 10, in order to provide information and answer questions related to the recent executive orders affecting international students. Read More

Ohio University unveils new website to provide updates on federal immigration executive orders and actions OHIO is taking to support students, faculty, staff

In response to increasing questions about immigration executive orders and how Ohio University is assisting its international community, the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies has created a new website as a single point of reference for easy access to information with regard to these issues Read More

First-of-its-kind meditation room to open at OHIO’s Alden Library

Created to support Ohio University student, staff and faculty’s as well as community members’ various faiths, beliefs and religious practices, the United Meditation Room is a student-led initiative that has received support from throughout the OHIO community and beyond. It was designed not only to provide a space at the center of the Athens Campus for individuals to gather for meditation, reflection and/or prayer, but also to recognize the religious and spiritual needs as well as the diversity of the OHIO community. Read More

World Hijab Day event at OHIO

Learn about the hijab and join in the worldwide movement to wear the hijab for one day as a sign of solidarity with Muslim women who have been persecuted for wearing the hijab. Read More

Happy Lunar New Year! A year of the Fire Rooster!

We want to wish Happy Lunar New Year to all of our friends who are celebrating the beginning of the year of the Fire Rooster! Read More

World Hijab Day (WHD) set for Feb. 1

On February 1st of every year, WHD asks global citizens of all faiths to observe Hijab (head-covering) for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide. The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Read More

Breakfast forEverybody - Free

During the event, which will be held from 9:00-10:30 a.m., a light breakfast of coffee, tea, muffins, juice and other items will be served at the Athens Islamic Center, 13 Stewart Street (South Green). The event is being held in the spirit of human solidarity and as a gesture of inclusion. Read More

Students, faculty, staff and alumni asked to share how #BobcatsMakePeace

This holiday season, Ohio University is celebrating all of the ways in which Bobcats across the globe are making the world a better place. Whether you are a student, alumni, faculty or staff member, we invite you to share your story on social media using #BobcatsMakePeace through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16. Read More

OHIO contingent takes Ghana by storm dancing and playing instruments at AZÃ 2016

A group of 10 Ohio University students, alumni and faculty represented the University in mid-November during the second-annual AZÃ Celebration, a contemporary music and dance concert and symposium at the National Theater in Accra, Ghana. Read More

Hundreds attend IEW keynote to hear from expert on Muslim-American experience

Hundreds of people packed Ohio University’s Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Nov. 17 to hear award-winning playwright and journalist Wajahat Ali present “Understanding Muslims: Islamophobia and Turning Villains into Heroes.” Read More

Gala celebrates OHIO’s international efforts, honors its global champions

Members of the Ohio University community gathered recently to celebrate OHIO’s history of excellence in international education and global engagement and to recognize and thank those who have helped to pen that history. Read More

Chubu University Professor to discuss cross cultural communication Friday, Nov. 18

Chubu University Professor Tadashi Shiozawa will give a special presentation on Cross Cultural Communication on Friday, Nov. 18, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in Baker University Center. This year’s winner of the Tanaka-OHIO Award for Excellence in Global Engagement, Professor Shiozawa is an expert on cross cultural communication. The event is open to the public Read More

International Education Week to include global relations forums on Japan, China, Africa

The forums are being held to gather information from faculty and staff who are currently working on projects related to Japan, China or Africa, as well as those who are interested in pursuing activities related to these countries and continent. Read More

Islamophobia in America to be focus of Nov. 17 International Education Week keynote

Award-winning playwright and journalist Wajahat Ali will visit Ohio University on Nov. 17 and 18 to give a speech on Islamophobia in America and to meet with students. Read More

Wednesday workshop to focus on orientation programs for study away, study abroad programs

OHIO faculty and staff interested in learning more about creating pre-departure orientation programs for students involved their study away or study abroad programs are invited to a special workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Baker University Center 235. Read More

Ecuador open forum and meet and greet to be held Oct. 31

Ohio University faculty and staff interested in developing international collaborations in the Americas, particularly in Ecuador, are encouraged to attend an upcoming special event with faculty and staff from teh Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE). Read More

Managing Today’s Global Classroom workshop to be offered to faculty during IEW

Faculty members interested in learning new strategies for teaching diverse populations in their classrooms are invited to take part in a special workshop that will be held as part of Ohio University’s International Education Week in November. Read More

OHIO to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13-18

This year's events will include the always popular International Dinner, the Global Health Case Competition, a series of faculty workshops, the Global Engagement Awards Gala and the keynote speech from award-winning playwright and journalist/TV host Wajahat Ali. Read More

Third annual International Education Week Photo Contest now accepting entries

Ohio University’s Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) is bringing the International Education Week Photo Contest back to campus this fall. The competition is open to all OHIO students, faculty, alumni and staff. Read More

Workshop helps OHIO faculty, staff plan for study away programs

Ohio University faculty and staff involved and interested in study away programs met recently to discuss how to best recruit students to these international programs. OHIO currently offers nearly 100 study away programs, including an increasing number of opportunities offered in the U.S. Read More

OHIO hosts successful Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies

Ohio University’s Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies brought graduate students from Malaysia and Japan to Athens recently to present their thesis projects, gain feedback and take part in several activities on campus and in the community. Read More

Unique program brings Saudi Arabian faculty to campus for research academy

An innovative summer program at Ohio University is now leading to new areas of research and collaboration for OHIO faculty members with a partner university in Saudi Arabia Read More

Swahili program gave students the opportunity to learn language, culture over the summer

An innovative new Ohio University program taught Swahili to high school and college students this summer, and also gave them the opportunity to be immersed in East African culture. Read More

OHIO Continues Post-Tsunami Relationship With Iwate Prefectural University

This collaborative program between IPU and OHIO began in September 2011 when the two universities began working together on a special project to assist victims of the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that ravaged the coast of northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. Read More

Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies to be held at OHIO Sept. 14-17

Coordinated by OHIO’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Jawan, the colloquium will bring together 17 graduate students from around the world who are completing research in various fields with a Malaysian focus. Read More

Vice Provost Edmonds serves as invited speaker for 2016 International Research Conference

Ohio University Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies Lorna Jean Edmonds was an invited speaker at the 2016 International Research Conference at the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs on Wednesday, July 21. Read More

OHIO students learn from, work with industry leaders on study-away programs in the U.S.

Ohio University students preparing for careers in the music industry are not limited to just learning in the classroom; they also have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with industry leaders. Read More

Teaching with a Global Perspective: Supporting Domestic and International Students

The offices of Instructional Innovation and Global Affairs invite OHIO faculty to apply for a fall workshop series, Teaching with a Global Perspective: Supporting Domestic and International Students. Read More

OHIO to host Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies Sept. 14-17

Coordinated by OHIO’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Jawan, the colloquium will bring together 26 graduate students from around the world who are completing research in various fields with a Malaysian focus. Read More

Ideation Event on Friday, Sept. 16

Are you interested in innovative ideas and new approaches to teaching? Have you been thinking about challenges in your courses or dreaming about radically changing your approach to reaching students? Do you want to help shape the future of teaching and learning at OHIO? Join your colleagues and participate in the Academic Innovation Accelerator (AIA) kick-off event on Friday, September 16, in Schoonover 450. Read More

National Space Society names OHIO as a ‘Center of Excellence’

Ohio University was named a “Center of Excellence in Space Solar Power and Power Beaming” by the National Space Society (NSS) at its annual International Space Development Conference held in Puerto Rico May 18-21, 2016. Read More

OHIO Alumni Association wins international award for collaborative Instagram campaign

The OHIO Alumni Association and its partners have won the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Silver Award for the 2015 Homecoming Instagram campaign #OHIO6Words. Read More

Delegation’s trip to Ecuador includes grand opening of research facility, visit to Healthy Living Initiative communities

What began in 2000 as a small laboratory and community-based research project in Ecuador to mitigate Chagas disease has now transformed to include a new state-of-the-art research center that is primed to make a difference around the world, tackling life-threatening infectious and chronic diseases and seeking new discoveries and innovation. Read More

Alumni reminisce, honor educators at Center for International Studies reunion

The Ohio University Center for International Studies (CIS) celebrated its past, present and future with jubilant alumni at its well-attended reception on May 12 in Washington, D.C. “I saw former students of mine from as far back as late '80s!” said Steve Howard, director of the Center for International Studies. “I was also impressed with how far some had traveled to get to the event.” Read More

Chillicothe Campus plays host to symposium on international educational issues

The Ohio University Chillicothe Campus’ university-wide and international connections aligned during a recent educational conference. Ohio University-Chillicothe hosted the second day of the five-day “2016 Summer Symposium and Summit on Global Education Diplomacy.” Read More

President McDavis, OHIO delegation to participate in grand opening of new research facility in Ecuador

A delegation of 25 Ohio University students, faculty and staff, including President Roderick J. McDavis, will travel to Ecuador in June to take part in the grand opening of a new research facility and visit OHIO-related programs in the country. Read More

OHIO students complete projects in Cambodia

In May, the Ohio University Global Leadership Center sent a group of 20 first-year students to Cambodia for two weeks to complete their semester-long projects. Read More

Undergrads, high schoolers invited to participate in tuition-free Swahili program

This summer, Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and the Department of Linguistics will be hosting an intensive elementary Swahili program over the course of four weeks beginning on July 5. The course is a great learning opportunity in a fun environment, and it is being offered tuition-free. Read More

Haseleys travel the world as global educators, establish OHIO scholarship

Luther and Jeanne Haseley have experienced first-hand the life-changing opportunities that can flourish from higher education—and they have embraced those opportunities as a team, traveling to Botswana, Nigeria and Japan with their family. Holding their global experiences near and dear to their hearts, the couple created the Luther and Jeanne Haseley Scholarship to assist future Bobcats like themselves. Read More

OHIO students share their study abroad experiences at Global Diversity Panel

Studying abroad isn’t just an academic experience or a cultural experience, it is a life-changing experience. That was one of the messages shared by a group of Ohio University students and one alumnus at the Global Diversity Panel on Friday, April 15, in Baker University Center. Read More

International Street Fair celebrates global diversity, united community

"Many nations, one family.” Hashim Pashtun, president of Ohio University’s International Student Union, chanted that phrase as town and gown came together this past weekend for an annual tradition celebrating the global diversity and collective family that is OHIO and Athens. Read More

Japan Consul General discusses U.S.-Japan relations during OHIO visit

Japan Consul General Mistushiro Wada visited Ohio University on Tuesday, April 19, to visit with faculty, staff and students and to deliver a short lecture. Read More

OHIO students' Middle East study abroad trip includes visit to Bethlehem, West Bank

Ohio University students Seth Covert and Alena Klimas spent six weeks last summer studying abroad in Jordan and traveling to surrounding areas. Like most students’ study abroad trips, it was an eye-opening experience. However, not many students take time to visit Bethlehem and the West Bank. Read More

OHIO alum, founder of social movement delivers International Week keynote

Members of the OHIO and local communities packed the Baker University Center Theatre on April 13 to hear from Alex Sheen. A 2007 graduate who earned a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing, Sheen is the founder of “Because I Said I Would,” an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Read More

International Week to be held April 10-16 at OHIO

An Ohio University tradition dating back to the 1960s, International Week celebrates the many different countries and cultures represented on campus. The week features events for students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages. The keynote speech for the week will be held on Wednesday evening, when Alex Sheen takes the stage of the Baker University Center Theatre and Lounge at 7:30 p.m. The International Street Fair will be held on Saturday, April 16 on Court Street. Read More

Japanese cherry blossom trees blooming on OHIO campus

The cherry tree grove runs along the Hocking River between the bike path and Convocation Center. It is a custom in Japan to illuminate the trees, and OHIO staff members began illuminating the grove on March 25. The trees not only bring beauty to the campus each spring, they are a powerful symbol of Japanese culture. The full-blown blossoms last for only a day or two and are a Japanese symbol of the impermanence of life. Read More

GLC trip a life changing experience for OHIO student

Jonathan Baldwin, a psychology student currently in his last semester of study, joined the Global Leadership Center (GLC) to gain professional experience and leadership skills internationally. He gained that and much more during his trip to Cambodia in May of 2015. Read More

Global Leadership Center now accepting applications for 2016-17 academic year

An undergraduate certificate program, the GLC offers students of any major the opportunity to work on different consulting projects with international organizations each semester. GLC students have the opportunity to gain leadership and communication skills while taking part in real-world projects and life-changing experiences. Read More

International Collaborators Study Nuclear Level Density at Accelerator

This past week, physicists from the University of Oslo (Norway), Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory met with OHIO research personnel and graduate students at the Edwards Accelerator Lab to conduct experiments to observe nuclear reaction pathways for making heavier elements. Read More

OHIO celebrates Chinese New Year with an East Asian music concert

Ohio University and Athens community members celebrated the Chinese New Year on Sunday Feb. 7 by gathering together for an East Asian music concert. The concert was presented by Youmee Kim, assistant professor of piano in the School of Music at Ohio University, and included a performanc by Visiting Professor Ting Ting Zong from Chubu University in Japan. Read More

Ohio University celebrates Indonesian Night

Ohio University students, faculty, staff and special guests celebrated the eighth annual Indonesian Night event on campus on Friday, Feb. 12. Click below to read an article from The Post about the event. Read More

OHIO mourns the death of J. Norman Parmer, first director of Center for International Studies

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Athens Read More

Student Rights in a Changing America

Friday, Feb. 10 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Walter Hall 235. Read More

Grant Writing and Development Workshops on Feb. 8 and 9

International expert Djenana Jalovcic will lead the workshops from 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Feb. 9. Read More

OHIO's Muslim students challenge peers to experience faith through fasting

This article and video from The Post looks at the recent Muslim Student Association's Fast-A-Thon at Ohio University. Read More

OHIO student finds language, culture entwined in Oman

OHIO student Jamie Moriarty has always been interested in the Arabic language and culture. Over the summer, he took the initiative to travel to Muscat, Oman, to immerse himself in the language, make new friends, and broaden his cultural horizons. Read More

Five international exchange alumni who are impacting the world

This Institute of International Education blog showcases how international exchange opportunities foster leadership, innovation, curiosity and compassion. Read More

Center for International Studies alumni recruit new students into the program

Alumni from Ohio University’s Center for International Studies are proud of their ties to OHIO, and many of them are encouraging future generations of students to also consider the University. Read More

African Educational Research Network and Bejing International Studies University 2016 Summit to be held at Ohio University

The African Educational Research Network and Bejing International Studies University 2016 Summer Symposium and Summit on Global Education Diplomacy, "Addressing Educational Issues through a Global Lens," will be held at Ohio University in the summer of 2016. Read More

Grant writing and development workshops set for Feb 8 and 9

Djenana Jalovcic, an international expert in grant writing and development,will lead two half-day workshop for Ohio University faculty members on Monday, Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Feb. 9. Read More

OHIO students to travel to Italy for Food Studies this summer

Through the Office of Global Opportunities, the College of Arts and Science's Food Studies Theme is taking a group of students to Sicily for a 3-week program traveling around one of Italy’s treasures to experience the vibrant food culture of Sicily. Read More

Fall Commencement at Ohio University

Ohio University celebrated its Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12. Click below to read more about the ceremony and see photos from the event. Read More

Video from Persian Night celebration at OHIO

Ohio University recently celebrated Persian Night on campus. Click below for a video from the event. For additional information on the Nov. 21 celebration, click on the link shown in the additional News articles listed further down on this page. Read More

International Education Week 2015 a success at OHIO

Ohio University’s International Education Week 2015 ran from Sunday, Nov. 15 to Friday, Nov. 20, and this year’s week was focused around health and wellness. Read More

Omani National Day celebrated at OHIO

On Sunday, Nov. 22, Omani students invited domestic and international students to celebrate and learn more about the 45th anniversary of Omani National Day. The day is an annual holiday that celebrates the 75th birthday of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. Read More

Center for International Studies Director attends summit dedicated to global education reform

Steve Howard, director of Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, recently attended The 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar. Established in 2009, WISE is an international initiative designed to explore new approaches to education and to address challenges facing education. Read More

International students embrace new traditions at Thanksgiving holiday

The Post writes about how a large number of international students at OHIO take part in the annual Thanksgiving celebration. Read More

International and domestic students and faculty celebrate Persian Night on campus

Persian Night is celebrated one month before Yalda Night, a holiday where Iranians celebrate the longest night of the year. The event served as an opportunity for Iranian students at OHIO to share the history and culture of Iran. Read More

Students, faculty, staff and alumni honored at Global Engagement Awards Ceremony

Ohio University ushered in the end of its third annual International Education Week (IEW) with a ceremony celebrating members of the Bobcat Family who embody the spirit of the week and who have contributed to OHIO’s rich history of providing students a global education and establishing global partnerships. Read More

Gawande Lecture Series delves into ancient Indian texts

Led by Stephanie Jamison from the UCLA Center for Indian and South Asia, the lecture focused on ancient Indian sources pertaining to women and law Read More

Public forum on new Global Strategy for Ohio University

All students, faculty, staff and community residents are invited to the Friday, Nov. 20 event, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Baker 231. Read More

International Education Week keynote speaker to discuss experiences with Doctors Without Borders

Keynote Speech to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Baker Ballroom on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Open to everyone. Read More

International Education Week creates refugee simulation

The Untold Stories of Those Who Cross Our Borders interactive display was part of the International Education Week events at Ohio University. Click below to read an article from The Post about the event. Read More

OHIO students, faculty and staff from around the world connect at International Dinner

Ohio University's International Dinner, held by the International Student Union, took place on Sunday, Nov. 15. Please click below to read an article in The Post about this very popular event and to watch a video about the event. Read More

Innovation Center receives Top University Business Incubator in North America award from UBI Global

Ohio University’s Innovation Center has been recognized as a Top University Business Incubator in North America by UBI Global, an organization that benchmarks business incubators and accelerators around the world. The program was ranked #8 in the North American region and #3 in the United States. Read More

Ohio University establishes relationships with Cuba

Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman and Director of Global Opportunities Catherine Marshall took part in the first annual CubaTies workshop October 27-30 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Read More

Graduate student serves as 'coach' for international students

Rene Grzona coaches student organizations to be successful on campus at Ohio University, and one day he hopes to coach students to success on the basketball court. Read More

New program teams up with K-12 teachers for innovative space project

Teachers in Space program accepting applications for new program Read More

Center for International Studies Open House

The Center for International Studies at Ohio University will host an Open House On Friday, November 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Yamada International House 009 Classroom. Read More

OHIO students to celebrate anniversary of democracy in Turkey

Thursday represents the 92nd anniversary of democracy in Turkey, and the Turkish American Student Association is hosting its own celebration in Athens. Read More

Internships take graduate student from Kinshasa to the prairies of South Dakota

Working in the dense rainforest of the Congo one summer and the humid semi-arid North Dakota grasslands the next, Steven Richardson put development theory into practice as he assisted national and international groups with their land conservation efforts. Read More

OHIO undergrads travel to Japan to study immigration

Dr. Charlie Morgan and OHIO students Reiju Nemoto, Claire Seid and Abby Stephens traveled to Japan during the summer to work on an innovative and important research project. Read More

Southern Campus professor selected as 2015-16 COIL Fellow

Ohio University Southern Associate Professor of Communication Studies Purba Das was recently selected as one of only five Ohio University Regional Higher Education faculty members to be a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. Read More

Seminar on Contemporary Development In Malaysian Politics to be held Oct. 13

Distinguished Professor Shamsul AB from Malaysia will lead a seminar on "Contemporary Development in Malaysian Politics" on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at noon in the Yamada International House. Read More

Heritage College dean honored for training Chinese physicians

The dean of the central Ohio campus of Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized by a province in China, for his work there in helping to improve the training of primary care physicians. William J. Burke, D.O., F.A.C.O.F.P., dean of the Heritage College, Dublin, has been invited to China to receive the Tianfu Friendship Award, conferred by the government of China’s Sichuan Province Read More

German diplomat to take part in 25 Years of German Unity event at Ohio University on Sept. 30

Herbert Quelle, who serves as the Consul General at the German Consulate Office in Chicago, will be on campus to take part in the 25 Years of German Unity Event, which will be held in the Friends of the Library Room in Alden Library from 12 – 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. Read More

Global Health Case Competition Provides a World of Opportunities

This year’s Global Health Case Competition kicks off Sept. 23 Read More

New residence halls honor individuals who impacted OHIO's global history

Members of the Bobcat family near and far as well as area residents cheered as University leadership joined representatives of the namesakes of OHIO’s newest facilities in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the completion of a $110 million project that has brought four new residence halls and a first-of-its-kind Living Learning Center to the campus. Read More

Environmental Studies students working with Peace Park Expeditions Program in the Balkans

A small group of Ohio University's Environmental Studies students visit the prospective Balkans peace park each summer to learn about the potential for conservation and eco-tourism to provide wealth and alternative livelihoods and also to encourage cooperation between former adversaries. The yearly expedition is part of a for-credit course through Ohio University’s Environmental Studies Program at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Read More

Students learn life lessons during inaugural Navajo Nation trip

Eight Ohio University faculty, staff and students visited the Navajo Nation reservation in Tuba City, Arizona, for two weeks this summer in a new Office of Global Opportunities program titled "Cultural Immersion with the Navajo Nation." Read More

Distinguished African scholar to visit Ohio University in September

Professor Francis Beng Nyamnjoh of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will work with the Ohio University Center for International Studies and the School of Media Arts and Studies. Read More

Malinski Wins Prestigious Grande Medaille d’Or in Paris

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, Ohio University’s Marvin White Chair and Distinguished Professor, was awarded with the Grand Gold Medal by the Society of Arts-Sciences-Letters (ASL) in Paris, France recently. Read More

Performance by Patience Munjeri with Mbira Dziva

Patience Munjeri (previously known as Patience Chaitezvi), a virtuoso mbira player from Zimbabwe, will perform on Friday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Grover Center Atrium. Patience will also hold a demonstration class on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. in the Front Room Coffeehouse in the Baker University Center. Read More

Internationally known musician Thomas Mapfumo to perform at OHIO in September

Internationally known musician Thomas Mapfumo and his band, The Blacks Unlimited, will be performing at Ohio University in September. Mapfuno will also hold a lecture and demonstration on campus. Read More

OHIO hosts Study of the US Institute on Journalism and Media

The Institute for International Journalism in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is hosting the program for the sixth consecutive year. Read More

Ohio University, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador expanding their partnership to benefit students, faculty

Leaders from Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) and Ohio University recently signed an agreement providing opportunities for students and faculty from both institutions to expand collaborations focused on global health education and research. Read More





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