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Ohio University mourns the death of former president Vernon Alden

June 25, 2020 Ohio University mourns the passing of President Emeritus Vernon Roger Alden, who died in Boston on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the age of 97.

OHIO alumna working as a medical scribe on frontlines of COVID-19

June 22, 2020 There’s no question that the training and education Madison Shoff received at Ohio University prepared her to work as a medical scribe, and eventually, a physician assistant. However, she’s not sure i

Alumnus and ‘Queer Eye’ creator David Collins shares Pride Month message

June 18, 2020 David Collins, BSC ’89, the Emmy Award-winning creator of “Queer Eye” (Netflix) and “Legendary” (HBO Max) sent a video message for Pride Month.

Ohio University honors alums Jue Chen and John Roush with Honorary Degrees

June 18, 2020 OHIO honors alums Dr. Jue Chen and Dr. John Roush with honorary degrees for their achievements in molecular mechanisms of multidrug transporters and higher education administration, respectively.

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New scholarship initiative to provide Ohio University undergraduates immediate financial assistance

June 18, 2020 Ohio University and The Ohio University Foundation are launching a new scholarship program that will pair University funding with donor support to double the impact of private gifts.

OHIO Alum, NASA psychiatrist a part of historic SpaceX launch

June 18, 2020 Dr. Ronald C. Moomaw, '80 Heritage College alum and NASA psychiatrist, supported the historic SpaceX mission that took place on May 30, 2020.

OHIO alumni part of Pulitzer-winning teams, finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography

May 29, 2020 Several OHIO alumni were part of teams that were awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, as well as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography.

Recent graduate honored as Outstanding Graduate Assistant

May 18, 2020 The Association for Orientation Transition and Retention in Higher Education recently honored OHIO alumnus Brandon Dunford with the Region VII Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award.

University mourns Physics Professor Emeritus Ernst Breitenberger

May 14, 2020 Ernst Breitenberger, 95, born in Graz, Austria, passed away on April 30, 2020. He was Professor Emeritus in Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. After his retirement in 1994, he traveled the world.

OHIO alumna sheds light on lack of broadband access in Southeast Ohio in photostory published in the Wall Street Journal

April 8, 2020 Liz Moughon, a recent OHIO alumna, was drawn to tell stories of the lack of broadband access as broadly as possible, yet she had no idea that one day her piece would appear in the Wall Street Journal.

Patton College alumnae use tech to connect with students during COVID-19 pandemic

April 1, 2020 Madison Elementary teachers haven't stopped teaching or impacting their students during the coronavirus pandemic. The Columbus-area school employs five Patton College of Education alumnae.

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University mourns loss of alumnus, benefactor Steven Schoonover

March 2, 2020 Steven L. Schoonover died on Feb. 27, 2020. He earned his bachelor’s in organizational communication from OHIO in 1967. His contributions helped construct the Schoonover Center for Communication.

OHIO alumnus starts fundraiser spurred by Joe Burrow's Heisman speech

December 16, 2019 Will Drabold felt that Burrow’s speech was a call to action. “I started this because like everyone else from Athens, I cried during Joey’s speech and felt like there had to be a way to harness that."

Poet Laureate's new collection showcases the essence of Athens

November 18, 2019 The City of Athens and Kari Gunter-Seymour, Athens Poet Laureate, have published “Essentially Athens Ohio,” a place-based collection of poetry, story, song and fine art. The book launch is Dec. 8.

Entrepreneurship Grad Blazes Trail in Fast-Growing Esports Industry

November 8, 2019 College of Business alumnus, Matt Benson, serves as the CEO of eFuse, a web and mobile application that serves as a professional hub for esports and video games.