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Ohio University paleontologists discover new species of sauropod dinosaur in Tanzania Aug 28
In an article published last week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The new species is a member of the gigantic long-neck sauropods, and its fossil remains were recovered from Cretaceous-age (70-100 million years ago) rocks in southwestern Tanzania. Titanosaurs are known from all over the world and best known from South America, but fossils of this group are particularly rare from the African continent. Read More
Ohio University president announces launch of student leadership experience Aug 27
Ohio University is announcing the launch of a new student leadership experience known as the “Presidential Leadership Society.” Soon after becoming the 21st president of Ohio University, Dr. M. Duane Nellis sought to create an experience that would enhance the University’s central mission – the personal and intellectual development of its students. Read More
OHIO Trustees receive recap of University’s FY18 budget, discuss new strategic enrollment initiatives during meetings on Dublin Campus Aug 22
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved three construction projects and the design phase of a fourth during its meeting Tuesday at the University’s Dublin Integrated Education Center. Read More
Governor appoints Steve Casciani to Ohio University Board of Trustees Aug 21
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Steve Casciani, a Columbus-based venture capitalist and energy entrepreneur, to the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Read More
A statement from President Nellis regarding recent faculty resignation Aug 18
This afternoon, Dr. Andrew Escobedo submitted his formal resignation from Ohio University, effective November 1. Typically, we do not comment on resignations but given the public circumstances related to the findings of an internal investigation by University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC), I feel compelled to notify the university community. Read More
Ohio University Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 22-23 in Dublin Aug 17
The Ohio University Board of Trustees August meetings in the Dublin Integrated Education Center on the Dublin Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions. Committee meetings will take place Tuesday, Aug. 22, with a board retreat scheduled to take place Wednesday, Aug. 23. Read More
OHIO continues to ease the financial burdens of higher education by focusing on student access, affordability initiatives Aug 17
As tuition rates and other college costs continue to fluctuate, many prospective students and their families across the nation struggle to afford higher education. Ohio University, through a combination of developing unique, institutional affordability initiatives and partnering with key national college affordability efforts, is addressing these concerns while supporting timely degree completion. Read More
Jason Pina named OHIO’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer Aug 1
Ohio University has named Jason Pina the University’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer. Pina, who will continue to serve as OHIO’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will assume the additional responsibility for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 1. Read More
OHIO named one of nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” for 2017-18 Jul 20
OHIO’s entry in MONEY stated, “The school has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a top producer of Fulbright scholars, and it also offers an undergrad certificate program that teaches students the fundamentals of sales.” Read More
Ohio University to Review State Data from Spring Benchmark Survey Jul 20
Ohio University received results from an annual benchmark survey by the Ohio Department of Higher Education that was voluntarily distributed across campus this past spring. We will be reviewing OHIO specific survey results to ascertain areas of growth and opportunities for the university to focus on additional programming and resources. Read More
Ohio University Named a “Best Buy” University in 2018 Fiske Guide Jul 19
Ohio University ranked 21st among public colleges and universities that qualify as "best buys" based on the quality of their academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance by the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018. The Fiske Guide is one of the oldest and most influential higher education guides that has produced its best buy list for more than 30 years, identifying schools that offer high academic quality and affordable cost. Read More
OHIO Trustees approve FY18 budget, FY19-24 Capital Improvement Plan, and Utility Master Plan during June meeting Jun 23
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved OHIO’s FY18 Operating Budget, its six-year Capital Improvement Plan and Utilities Master Plan, along with revisions to the OHIO Student Code of Conduct, during its meeting June 23 at the Zanesville Campus. Read More
OHIO wins Deshpande Symposium’s 2017 Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship award Jun 14
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University, a partnership between the College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, was named the winner of the 2017 Deshpande Symposium Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship. Read More
First Day as Ohio University President for Dr. M. Duane Nellis Jun 12
“I am overwhelmed with excitement, much like our incoming students and their families who are visiting for Bobcat Student Orientation are today. We are all beginning our next journey together as new members of the Bobcat family,” Dr. Nellis said. Read More
President Nellis names David Descutner Interim Executive Vice President and Provost at Ohio University Jun 12
President M. Duane Nellis has appointed Dr. David Descutner as Interim Provost of Ohio University, effective July 1. Read More
Ohio University joins national climate change initiative Jun 12
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has signed a commitment to the international community to endorse actions being taken at local and state levels to address climate change in support of the Paris Agreement. Read More
Board of Trustees agenda for June 22-23 meetings released, University highlights key topics for discussion, consideration Jun 12
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene, and welcome Dr. M. Duane Nellis to his first official Board engagement as OHIO’s 21st president, on June 22-23 at the Zanesville Campus. Read More
President Descutner's statement on Baker Center arrests and verdict Mar 29
We appreciate the guidance from the courts on this matter and I support Chief Powers’ decision to drop the charges. Read More
A statement from Chief Powers on the Baker Center arrests and verdict Mar 29
On February 1, 2017 officers from my department, at my direction, arrested 70 people for refusing to leave the rotunda of Baker Center following repeated attempts to relocate them and numerous warnings to leave. Read More
OHIO trustees approve Dublin Campus development plan, discuss updates on tuition, fee changes and capital improvement plan Mar 17
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed a Dublin Campus development plan, tuition and fee changes on regional campuses and in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Park Place and Small House Planning and an updated capital improvement plan during its meetings this week. Read More
Board formally elects Dr. Duane Nellis as 21st president of Ohio University Feb 22
Board formally elects Dr. Duane Nellis as 21st president of Ohio University Read More
Ohio University Board of Trustees to meet February 22 in Dublin Feb 8
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on February 22 in the DIEC Building at the Dublin campus to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President. Read More
Ohio University statement regarding February 1 protests at Baker University Center Feb 1
Disruption of University operations is unlawful. With safety and security at the forefront of all concerned, OUPD and University administration worked together to arrange an alternate space for protestors to gather that would protect students, faculty and staff. Read More
OHIO trustees discuss preliminary FY2018 budget planning, Physician Practice Plan, Housing Development Plan and Utility Master Plan updates Jan 25
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed FY2018 preliminary budget planning, strategic updates to the Housing Development Plan and more during meetings Thursday and Friday on the Athens Campus. Read More
Ohio University Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. David Descutner Interim President Jan 20
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. David Descutner as Interim President of the University, effective February 18, 2017. Read More
Ohio University Presidential Search Finalists Visit Campus, Board of Trustees hosts Open Forum Jan 5
The Ohio University community will be able to meet with the four finalists seeking the office of OHIO’s 21st president beginning next week during a series of Open Forums. The forums will be open to the public and allow time for participants to ask questions of the finalists. Read More
President McDavis Tapped to be AGB Search Managing Principal Dec 9
Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio University, was announced as the new Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer of AGB Search effective March 1, 2017. His final day at Ohio University will be February 17, 2017. Read More
A message from Ohio University President Roderick McDavis about Ohio State University Nov 28
The Bobcat Family sends our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to our friends and colleagues at The Ohio State University on this dark and difficult day. Read More
Reminder – Nov. 23 deadline: Online surveys ask Ohio University and community members to assess town-gown relationships Nov 16
In order to better understand perceptions of the University’s relationships with the communities surrounding the Athens and regional campuses as well as University perceptions of the surrounding communities, an online survey is being conducted. Survey target groups include Ohio University students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of communities neighboring OHIO’s campuses. Read More
Ohio’s Public Universities Continue Efforts to Enhance Efficiency, Affordability and Degree Attainment Oct 21
Recognizing the urgent need to quickly and substantially increase the number of Ohioans with postsecondary education credentials, Ohio University and Ohio’s other public four-year universities have launched a wide range of initiatives designed to increase efficiency, affordability and degree attainment. Read More
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