Archive for December, 2017

Career Week | Alumni Networking at Reception Leads Student to Internship

Keeghan White

by Kristin Distel Senior Keeghan White’s internship with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services has paid off in dividends, providing him with a more focused career path, a wealth of legal knowledge, and a broadened network of professional contacts. White, a pre-law student studying Political Science and History, is also completing Ohio […]

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December 29, 2017 at 12:06 pmNews

Alumni News | Virin Vedder ‘Knighted’ by France for Language Programming

Virin Vedder

Ohio University alum Dr. Virin Vedder ’94 was “knighted” by France in December for his work in developing French language programs in a Georgia school system. Vedder earned two OHIO degrees, a B.S. in Geography and a B.A. in French from the College of Arts & Sciences, and was inducted […]

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December 27, 2017 at 5:11 pmAlumni

Alumni News | Plant Biology’s Robert Specker Passes Away

Ohio University alum Robert Specker ’87, who earned a B.S. in Plant Biology from the College of Arts & Sciences, passed away on Dec. 12, according to the obituary: ATHENS – Robert W. Specker, Jr., 62, of Athens died late Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at The Laurels of Athens […]

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December 27, 2017 at 3:35 pmAlumni

Alumni News | Seth Jasovsky Passes Away at 44

Seth Jasovsky

Ohio University alum Seth Jasovsky ’00, who earned a B.A. in Political Science and a Women’s Studies Certificate from the College of Arts & Sciences, passed away Nov. 25, according to a obituary: ATHENS – Surrounded by his loving family, Seth Aaron Jasovsky, 44, passed away on Nov. 25, […]

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December 27, 2017 at 3:22 pmAlumni

Inhabitat Says Govorov Research Could Open ‘Greater Efficiencies for Solar Energy’

Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov

Research by Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was featured in an Inhabitat article headlined “Hot electron research could open up greater efficiencies for solar energy.” Hot electron research is heating up solar and renewable energy research, according to the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Nanoscientists […]

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December 27, 2017 at 1:48 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

RWSA Conference and Housing Registration On-line in January

On-line conference and housing registration for the May 2018 RWSA triennial conference at Ohio University will become available in mid-January 2018. For further information, contact Katherine Jellison at

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December 22, 2017 at 11:55 amUncategorized

Happy Beginnings | Kim Kraus Broadens Grad School Plans to Include Medicine and Research

Kim Kraus and her research mentor Dr. Robert Colvin during a recent visit to the Athens campus.

  Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Recently Kim Kraus ’16 HTC returned to Ohio University to visit her research mentor in Biological Sciences, Dr. Robert Colvin. Kraus’ interest in research and […]

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December 18, 2017 at 2:18 pmAlumni News