Archive for December, 2015

Navajo Math Circles Film—Showing Klein’s Work—Debuts in January

Dr. Bob Klein was one of the Math Camp leaders in July 2014.

Navajo Math Circles, a film by George Csicsery, makes its world debut at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle on Jan. 6. Navajo Math Circles opens a window on the lives of several Navajo students who have participated in a lively collaboration with mathematicians and math educators since 2012. The […]

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December 7, 2015 at 9:06 amNews

History Alum Is VP for International Development at Search Firm’s Europe Offices

Bob Mansfield

Ohio University alumni Bob Mansfield ’11 is Vice President for International Development at Mansfield & Associates, a firm that provides executive search services in the United States, Europe and Australia. Mansfield is currently working at the firm’s Eastern Europe offices in Budapest, Hungary. He earned a B.A. in History from […]

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December 4, 2015 at 9:36 amUncategorized

Vedder Explains ‘Upcredentialing’ Trend in GoodCall

Dr. Richard Vedder

GoodCall interviewed Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, what’s fueling the nation’s “upcredentialing” trend. “Employers are increasing the educational qualifications for jobs beyond traditional norms for a simple reason: They can,” says Vedder.  He explains that […]

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December 3, 2015 at 3:04 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Physics Alum Assumes Presidency of London’s Royal Society

Dr. Venkatraman ‘Venki’ Ramakrishna

Ohio University alum Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan started his five-year term as President of the Royal Society in London on Dec. 1. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. The Guardian’s science editor, Robin McKie, says Ramakrishnan “takes over the Royal Society […]

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December 3, 2015 at 2:35 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News News

Rider University Honors Life of Former President, History Alum

Dr. Frank N. Elliott

Rider University recently celebrated the life of its former president—OHIO alum Dr. Frank N. Elliott, who passed away on Sept. 23 at the age of 89. Elliott earned an M.A. in History from Ohio University in 1950. Emily Kelley of the Rider News wrote in a Dec. 1 article: One […]

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December 3, 2015 at 1:55 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

PBIO Colloquium | Ecological Causes and Consequences of Plant Dispersal, Dec 4.

Dr. Lauren Sullivan

The Environmental & Plant Biology Colloquium Series presents Dr. Lauren Sullivan on “Ecological Causes and Consequences of Plant Dispersal” on Friday, Dec. 4, at 11:50 a.m. in Porter Hall 104. Dr. Sullivan is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Minnesota. Abstract: Dispersal is an important part of the plant […]

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December 3, 2015 at 8:22 amNews

Spring 2016 | Course Seeks Creative Use of Old World Skills to Help with Clothing Waste

Spring 2016 | Course Seeks Creative Use of Old World Skills to Help with Clothing Waste

The Sustainability Studies theme is featuring a Spring 2016 course that combines old world knowledge with modern technology to give students the skills to reduce clothing waste. Students will gain hands-on experience in a lab setting to master sustainability skills. THAR 2360 is open to all undergraduates (non-Theater students should contact the […]

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December 2, 2015 at 10:04 amNews