Archive for May, 2021

Vedder in Forbes | A Discourse on Hyper-Specialization vs. General Education

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined Publish Or Perish Can Become Publish AND Perish. Going back several hundred years, the great contributors to advancing our civilization tended to dabble in many disciplines and were not ultra-specialized. Leonardo Da Vinci, […]

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May 10, 2021 at 8:42 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Alumnus Clarence Page Credits Vedder in Story on Removing Systemic Barriers in Hiring Practices

Dr. Richard Vedder

Ohio University alumnus Clarence Page BSJ’69, aa syndicated columnist and a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, credits one of his former professors, Dr. Richard Vedder, in a column he wrote about removing systemic barriers in hiring practices. Page notes that employers often require a college degree for positions […]

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Moran Gives Keynote at Farm to Institution Summit

Dr. Theresa Moran

Dr. Theresa Moran gave the keynote, titled Strengthening Regional Agriculture Through Institutional Procurement: the Farm to OHIO Working Group, at the virtual Farm to Institution Summit at Ohio University, on May 11. Moran is the founder of the Farm to OHIO Working Group (FOWG), an adjunct professor in Environmental & […]

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May 10, 2021 at 6:11 pmNews

Students Can Apply to Live in the OHIO Ecohouse

The Ecohouse Solar Heater catching some sun rays.

Ohio University’s Ecohouse is available for rent and provides a hands-on sustainable living experience. Both undergraduate and graduate students can take advantage of the chance to lessen their impact on the Earth while living close to the central Athens Campus (8133 Dairy Lane). Any student who is eligible to live […]

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May 10, 2021 at 4:09 pmAnnouncements News

Career Corner | Geology, Science Majors Can Apply for Water Management Association Scholarships

Each year, the Water Management Association of Ohio offers one undergraduate and graduate scholarship to recipients who are students with an academic focus on water resources. Find out more. Apply by May 31. Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must attend on a full-time basis. Candidates must attend, or plan to attend, a […]

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May 10, 2021 at 3:53 pmAnnouncements

Buckley Receives Baker Award to Examine How National Geographic Society Helped Grow America’s National Parks

Dr. Geoffrey Buckley

Dr. Geoffrey Buckley, professor of Geography, was one of five Ohio University faculty receiving John C. Baker Fund awards for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2021. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of more than $612,000 from 1926 College of Arts & Sciences graduate Edwin L. Kennedy […]

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May 10, 2021 at 2:36 pmNews

Governor Appoints Sarah Ladipo as OHIO Student Trustee

Sarah Ladipo at the U.S. Capitol

From Ohio University News Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed a new student member, Sarah O. Ladipo, to the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Ladipo, of Pickerington, Ohio, a sophomore studying philosophy with a war and peace certificate, will serve a two-year term effective on May 14, 2021, and ending […]

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May 10, 2021 at 10:13 amNews