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Apr 24
Blackboard upgrade: New look for summer 2014 Apr 24
If you will be teaching a summer class, we recommend that you log into the Blackboard preview server before the term starts to explore the new features.

Ohio University Women’s Club celebrates 75th anniversary in Cleveland Apr 24
The Ohio University Women’s Club (OUWC) of Greater Cleveland enjoyed an event at the historic Silver Grille in Cleveland’s Higbee Building that celebrated 75 years of success and prosperity by awarding scholarships, reminiscing and planning for years to come.

President to make Promise Lives Campaign announcement Apr 24
President Roderick J. McDavis will make a special announcement regarding The Promise Lives Campaign for Ohio University on Tuesday, April 29, at 12:15 p.m. in Baker University Center's 1804 Lounge.

Weather affects OHIO cherry tree blossoms Apr 24
The row of cherry trees that lines the Hocking River and decorates Ohio University’s Athens Campus each spring with beautiful blossoms was less vibrant this spring thanks in part to the severe winter weather the area experienced.

Apr 23
Celebrate graduation with The Women’s Center Apr 23
The Ohio University Women's Center has planned a couple of celebrations on Friday, April 25, for the graduating seniors.

OUPD wins Silver Telly Award for armed intruder video Apr 23
This year, the Ohio University Police Department was awarded the Silver Telly Award for its 2013 armed intruder video." ALiCE is a set of proactive strategies that increase chances of survival during an armed intruder event.

Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Graduation Spotlight: Daryl Presson Apr 23
22-year-old Daryl Presson has known since she was a little girl that she was destined to make history.  The Circleville native, who graduated third in her class at Logan Elm High School, will walk across the stage at Ohio University Lancaster next week to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in History.

Race for a Reason fundraiser kicks off Friday with pre-race concert Apr 23
Students, faculty and the local Athens community will once again join together and welcome the OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason event on Saturday, April 26. This year will feature a new pre-race concert on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Setty, Wilkins named Basketball Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention Apr 23
Ohio University men’s basketball student-athletes Treg Setty and Travis Wilkins have been named to the Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention team.<br />

Three OHIO students awarded Critical Language Scholarships Apr 23
Samuel Bockoven and Nicholas Brumfield were awarded a Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic while Olivia Brand received a Critical Language Scholarship for Indonesian.

Zanesville Campus to hold first-ever Student Art Appreciation Event Apr 23
The Zanesville Campus will hold its first-ever Student Art Appreciation Event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the campus' library. It will be followed by the Choral Union’s Spring Mini Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium.

Apr 22
Algorithm for social media analytics earns Scripps Innovation Challenge top prize Apr 22
The second annual Scripps Innovation Challenge concluded April 21 when Team E.G. 501 took home the $10,000 first prize for its pitch to monetize the Columbus Dispatch’s 190,000 Twitter followers through identifying communities on social media and customizing tweets to better serve existing followers.

Athenians establish fund to benefit the Athena Cinema Apr 22
After living in Athens for more than three decades, two Athenians have demonstrated they are eager to give back to what they think is a community treasure.

Chillicothe Campus names distinguished alumni Apr 22
Former students will be recognized for their contributions during upcoming graduation event

Email upgrade: Hands on demo Apr 22
Join OIT staff on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Baker Center 230 any time between 10 am and 4 pm for a hands on demo of the new faculty/staff/graduate student email system.

Olympic champion speaks to Patton College students Apr 22
Patton College professors David Carr and Sheri Huckleberry worked with the college's Diversity Committee and invited Olympian Lee Evans to speak with their students.

Patton College Center for PDS Partnerships and Athens City Schools win national award for exemplary Professional Development School achievement Apr 22
This March, at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) national conference in Las Vegas, NAPDS presented The Patton College of Education and Athens City Schools with the Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement.

Physics student gets 3-year NSF graduate fellowship Apr 22
Austin Way ’14, an Honors Tutorial College student majoring in Engineering Physics, received a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation

Prehistoric jaws: Mapes’ fossils put new bite in shark evolution Apr 22
The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than do modern sharks, as was previously thought.

Students discover the world in Athens as part of International Week Apr 22
Students discover the world in Athens as part of International Week

Apr 21
College of Fine Arts Weekly Events April 21-28 Apr 21
College of Fine Arts Weekly Events list for April 21-28.

Email upgrade: Improved web access Apr 21
Exchange users can look forward to increased browser support, better calendaring, and an updated look for the web version of Outlook this summer.

How the new ohio.edu benefits you [INFOGRAPHIC] Apr 21
The new ohio.edu design won't launch until fall of 2014, but this infographic shares how the site has been changed to better serve you.

Implementation of ALTOUR travel arrangement begins Apr 21
The University has started the transition to ALTOUR, a new travel provider, with full implementation occurring on May 1.

Lancaster Campus assistant professor headed to Belgium on research trip Apr 21
Ohio University Lancaster Assistant Professor of History Ping-Yuan Wang is headed to Belgium this summer to continue research funded by an Ohio University Research Committee grant.  She will travel to the Plantin-Moretus Museum Library and the Ruusbroec Institute in Antwerp, as well as the Royal Library in Brussels.

OHIO librarians: The heart of University Libraries Apr 21
As Ohio University celebrates the bicentennial of its Libraries, it’s important to reflect on the generations of librarians who have played a pivotal role in the inspired teaching, learning and research of OHIO students, faculty and staff.

OHIO sophomores receive nationally competitive scholarships Apr 21
Two sophomore STEM majors in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University were recently awarded nationally competitive scholarships.

OHIO women leaders selected for prestigious Higher Education Resource Services Institute Apr 21
Three OHIO women leaders have been nominated and selected to attend the prestigious Higher Education Resource Services leadership institutes in Bryn Mawr, Penn. and Denver Colo.

OHIO’s international customs, cultures, cuisine celebrated at Street Fair (PHOTOS) Apr 21
Ohio University wrapped up its annual International Week on Saturday, April 19, with the week’s most popular event – the International Street Fair.

Pennington named dean of Southern Campus Apr 21
Ohio University's Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Executive Dean Bill Willan are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nicole Pennington as dean of the Ohio University Southern Campus.

Rehabilitation of Class Gateway, College Green planned this summer Apr 21
Rehabilitation of Class Gateway, College Green planned this summer

Summer instructors: Upload 1st session Blackboard materials before May 7 Apr 21
Blackboard will be down May 7 - 11. To have materials available on the first day of summer, please complete your summer course prep before May 7.

Sweet Science: Unearthing chocolate’s ancient history Apr 21
How sweet it is: The Spring 2014 issue of Ohio Today dishes up two stories about alumni working in the chocolate industry. One of them, W. Jeffrey Hurst, a 1969 alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences, has built a career analyzing the chemical properties of cocoa —in both its ancient (dating back to 1100 BC) and modern forms.

Apr 18
New Diversity Advisory Council created to address University and community issues Apr 18
New Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke recently announced the creation of the University's inaugural Diversity Advisory Council.

University named Green College by Princeton Review Apr 18
Ohio University is one of 14 Ohio universities rated as environmentally responsible "green colleges" by the Princeton Review.

University streamlining of Workers' Compensation/Extended Sick Leave return to work process Apr 18
As of Monday April 21, Ohio University employees released to return to work by their Physician of Record from an occupational injury/illness or returning from extended sick leave will no longer be required to be seen by a second physician at University Medical Associates.

Apr 17
Bobcat Caravans 2014 Apr 17
Bobcat Caravans 2014

Climates past: From greenhouse to hothouse Apr 17
The Earth’s climate has gone from Greenhouse to Hothouse more than dozen times this eon. Each time, researchers say, magma brought the heat.

Email scams on rise: What you can do Apr 17
University employees should be on the lookout for fraudulent emails that ask them to provide their OHIO ID and password, log into a secure site, or confirm their personal or account information.

Food for Thought: Britain’s transition from bread, cheese, bacon & beer, April 22 Apr 17
The Food for Thought speaker series presents Dr. Christopher Otter on “Devouring the Earth: Britain’s Nutrition Transition as Biological and Planetary Phenomenon” on April 22 at 5 p.m. in Alden’s Friends of the Library Room.

How much appetite does soil have for climate change? Apr 17
Above the soil, trees and crops are dining on carbon dioxide—even grabbing more than scientists originally expected from the atmosphere. They might suck some of that carbon into their roots, or lay it down upon the soil as they wither with winter.

Increased time on Facebook may lead to negative body image, new study finds Apr 17
Co-authored by Yusuf Kalyango, the study surveyed 881 college women in the Midwest on their Facebook use, body image and eating and exercise habits. The study is the first to associate time spent on Facebook with poor body image

Men of Black Excellence Awards ceremony honors African-American men on campus Apr 17
Several of the most accomplished African-American students, faculty and staff were recognized during the inaugural Men of Black Excellence (MOBE) Awards ceremony on Sunday evening in Walter Hall Rotunda.

OHIO holds budget forums to gather input Apr 17
Two budget forums were held this week in an effort to seek input from students, faculty and staff about Ohio University's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget.

OHIO passwords to require secret questions Apr 17
In the coming months, an increasing number of OHIO online services will require you to have secret challenge questions set for your OHIO password.

OHIO students, community members spend day beautifying Athens Apr 17
More than 1,000 Ohio University students partnered with members of the local community this past weekend to spruce up the city of Athens and surrounding communities during Athens Beautification Day.

Seelio, an online portfolio technology, to become part of Scripps’ student resources Apr 17
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University has signed an agreement to partner with Seelio, an online portfolio network, to provide professors and students in the College with the ability to create online portfolios that display their work to potential employers and the public at large.

Student Expo 2014 winners announced (PHOTOS) Apr 17
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 10, 2014 at the Convocation Center. The winners of each judging category are now available online.

Student helps Jeff Lab accelerate toward 12 gigaelectronvolts Apr 17
Physics & Astronomy graduate student Mongi Dlamini was helping April 1 when “the crown jewel of the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility sparkled its way into a new era,” as Science Daily described it.

Students celebrate International Week with Global Scoop Apr 17
Students gathered in the Baker Bobcat Lounge Tuesday afternoon to try a variety of ice cream flavors from all around the world.