Archive for December, 2015

‘Feeding Athens’ Food Drive Finale | Drop Off at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 in Baker

‘Feeding Athens’ Food Drive Finale | Drop Off at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 in Baker

Finals are over—but there’s one more voluntary assignment for folks still in Athens. Go to your pantry or the grocery store tonight and select a few non-perishable food items to bring to campus on Tuesday. The Fall Food Drive—with a goal of collecting one ton of food—wraps up with a […]

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December 14, 2015 at 12:06 pmEvents

Remembering Robert Rhodes, Professor Emeritus of African American Studies

Robert Rhodes

Robert N. Rhodes, Professor Emeritus of African American Studies, passed away on Dec. 4. He began his career as an activist and concluded it at Ohio University, where he inspired generations of students. Ohio University alum Lyman A. Montgomery III ’91 writes in Shattered Masks: 7 Masks We Wear, “Unlike my […]

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December 14, 2015 at 10:10 amNews

Vedder Authors Forbes Column on ‘Clueless Governance’

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, authored a Forbes column on “Clueless Governance: The Public Agenda Report.” The Public Agenda (a nonpartisan organization that provides useful perspectives on public policy issues) has issued a great new […]

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December 11, 2015 at 1:38 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Chemistry Alum Gets Entrepreneur Award for Work on Hepatitis C Drug

Dr. Milind Deshpande

Ohio University alum Dr. Milind Deshpande was one of two recipients of a Connecticut Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his company’s work in developing a new drug targeting the Hepatitis C virus. Deshpande earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the OHIO College of Arts & Sciences in 1987. On […]

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December 11, 2015 at 12:07 pmAlumni News

Alum is Geography Associate Professor at Penn State

Fritz Kessler

“I graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Geography (concentrating in cartography under the direction of Dr. Hugh Blömer) in 1988. After graduation I held various job titles with the U.S. Geologic Survey, R. R. Donnelley and Sons, Intergraph Corp., Kansas Geologic Survey, and the T. R. Smith Map […]

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December 10, 2015 at 3:33 pmAlumni

Geography Alum is Planner for Columbus Transportation Unit

Eliza Thrush

“The skills Ohio University’s Geography Department offered me have been pertinent and useful in my career,” says Eliza (Clarke) Thrush ’09 (M.A. Geography). “As a student, I focused on the regulatory process for wetlands, but also was very interested in city/environment interaction and land use planning. After completing a master’s […]

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December 10, 2015 at 3:24 pmAlumni

Geography Alum is Director of GIS for Arlington, MA

Adam Kurowski '04M

“I have had quite the journey since finishing my degree at OU in 2004,” says Adam Kurowski ’04 (M.A. Geography). “I’ve held GIS-related positions in New Hampshire for the Department of Safety – 911 Division, the Lakes Region Planning Commission, and as an Adjunct Professor at Plymouth State University. Moving […]

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December 10, 2015 at 3:16 pmAlumni