Archive for December, 2018

What Can Sociology-Criminology Graduates do with their Degree?

Julie Conrad

By Aissatou Boye ’20 In early November, Julie Conrad ’04 visited campus for the Alumni Speaker Series. Conrad currently works as an Operational Risk Advisor for Alliance Data along with experience working with non-violent convicted felons and risk management in different departments. Conrad graduated from Ohio University in 2004 with […]

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December 11, 2018 at 4:18 pmAlumni

Alumni News | Gilkey’s Internship Leads to Role as Project Coordinator Analyzing Drug Use Statistics

Wes Gilkey

In April Wes Gilkey ’17, ‘18M began working as a graduate intern with the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office as a data administrator for the Hocking Overdose Partnership Endeavor, also known as Project HOPE. The HOPE team consists of experts and community leaders from around Hocking County, including representatives from Jobs […]

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December 11, 2018 at 4:15 pmAlumni

Johnson Lab Part of Grant to Study Bat and Song Bird Migration

The federally threatened northern myotis (Myotis septentrionalis), one of the species to be studied over the next several years.

Dr. Joseph Johnson and a team of researchers from universities, state agencies, and non-governmental organizations in the eastern United States have been awarded a federal grant to expand the Motus Wildlife Tracking System throughout the region. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Johnson’s lab will be […]

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December 11, 2018 at 12:23 pmResearch

Vedder in Forbes | Academic Leisure Class: The Underutilization Of College Resources

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “The Academic Leisure Class: The Underutilization Of College Resources.” Nearly 120 years ago the eccentric sociologist/economist Thorstein Veblen wrote his Theory of the Leisure Class.  A strong case can be made that today, higher education […]

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December 11, 2018 at 11:26 amFaculty in the News In the News

Texas Monitor Quotes Vedder on Small Private Colleges’ Struggle

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, was quoted in a story in the Texas Monitor headlined “Small private colleges are shrinking and struggling.” Some university finance experts say those cutbacks are indicators of problems endangering small colleges around the country. “You can argue that there has […]

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December 11, 2018 at 11:16 amFaculty in the News In the News

Alumni News | Harvell Organizes Conference on Black Male Retention

Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell

Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell ’99M, Professor of Sociology at Henry Ford College, President of the Michigan Sociological Association, and Coordinator of of the Black Male and Quintessential Unique Essence of Ebony Necessary Sisters (QUEENS) Focus Group is coordinating the first Black Male Retention: Best Practices and Student Success Conference for […]

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December 11, 2018 at 8:06 amAlumni

Happy Beginnings | Arbino Joins NBC 24 in Toledo as Meteorologist

Chris Arbino

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alum Chris Arbino ’17 joined WNWO NBC 24 in Toledo as a meteorologist in November. Arbino earned a B.S. in Geography – Meteorology from […]

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December 11, 2018 at 8:00 amAlumni In the News Students in the News