Archive for February, 2016

School Supply Drive for The Plains Elementary, March 7-31

The Plains Elementary School

The Wealth and Poverty theme is sponsoring a needs drive to benefit The Plains Elementary School from March 7-31. Officials at the school have identified the items listed below as their most pressing needs. To host a collection box, contact Dr. Edna Wangui, Associate Professor of Geography, at School Supplies […]

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February 26, 2016 at 4:35 pmNews

Geology Student Gets ODNR Grant for Work on Utica, Point Pleasant Formations

Dreadnaught Stubbs

Dreadnaught Stubbs, an Ohio University first-year master’s student in Geological Sciences, received one of two Ohio Department of Natural Resources grants from the Division of Geological Survey’s Ohio Geology License Plate Fund to support geologic research, ODNR announced on Feb. 23. Dreadnaught Stubbs, a first-year master’s student at Ohio University, […]

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February 26, 2016 at 4:32 pmResearch

“I Am Right. You Are Wrong.”

by Katarina Hanifan, ’19 I recently attended a workshop put on by the Career and Leadership Development Center entitled “I Am Right. You Are Wrong. Understanding Ethics and Values.” This workshop is part of the 21st Century Leadership series. The main purpose of this workshop was to explain the difference […]

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February 26, 2016 at 2:16 pmAnnouncements

A&S Students Win First, Third, & People’s Choice at 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Graduate student participants in the inaugural Ohio University 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition (from left): Nikhil Dhinagar, Patrick Mose, Kingsley Antwi-Boasiako, Reetobrata Basu, Golshan Madraki, Anne Allman, Fatemah Khalili and Sean McGraw. Photo credit: Peter Hayes

Eight graduate students showed off their research communication skills during Ohio University’s inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb. 3. Doctoral students Sean McGraw, Nikhil Dhinagar and Reetobrata Basu took top honors in the contest, which challenges students to describe their theses to the general public in a few minutes […]

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February 26, 2016 at 1:08 pmNews

Biology Alum Named Dean of University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

Dr. Lori Ploutz-Snyder

Ohio University alum Lori Ploutz-Snyder, a senior scientist at the NASA Johnson Space Center and University Space Research Association, has been named the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, according to a news release. She earned a B.S. in Zoology from the Honors Tutorial College and […]

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February 25, 2016 at 2:43 pmAlumni in the News In the News

A&S Spotlight | Freshman Says ‘Don’t Worry About What Anyone Else is Doing’

Hadley Munro

By Alicia Hopkins eNEWS Editor This week’ Spotlight is on Hadley Munro, an undecided freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences. If you would like to suggest someone for a future Spotlight, please email eNEWS Editor Alicia Hopkins ( What year are you? What are you studying? I am […]

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February 24, 2016 at 9:20 amNews

Graduate Students Share Pedagogical Practices

Dr. Mara Holt, Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition, delivers her keynote address, “Teaching U.S. and Transnational Feminisms with Thelma and Louise (1991) and Chaos (2001).

Graduate students from English, Philosophy, and Education hosted the first annual Graduate Student Pedagogy Conference, “Perfecting Pedagogical Practices,” on Friday, Feb. 12, in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319. Panel presentations focused on sharing tips, techniques, and best practices for teaching. Presenters not only shared ideas for practical […]

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February 24, 2016 at 8:52 amNews