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Appointment of Dr. Steve Howard as Director, Center for International Studies
The Ohio University Office of Global Affairs and International Studies is delighted to announce that Dr. Steve Howard has assumed the role of Director of the Center for International Studies effective January 15, 2015. This newly-created full time position is a collaboration between the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies and the Scripps College of Communication.
Graduate Assistants presented at the OCPA conference
Graduate Assistants, Seth Hall and Stephanie LaCava, from Office of International Student & Faculty Services (ISFS) and Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) presented at the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) conference.
Ohio University Zanesville hosted an international strategy session
Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds, the vice provost for global affairs at Ohio University and Dr. Jenifer Cushman, the Zanesville campus dean and member of the senior international management team for Ohio Unversity met with faculty of OUZ today to discuss the university's international strategy according to campus interests and capacity.
OHIO concludes IEW with Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
Ohio University concluded its International Education Week (IEW) festivities with the Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement ceremony, an annual event that recognizes three particularly outstanding members of the OHIO community who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to international education and cultural understanding. Read more
International Education Week 2015
(Members of OHIO's International Student Union (ISU) wave flags while marching in the University's Homecoming Parade on Oct. 11. Photographer: Jasmine Beaubien)
Ebola in West Africa
Learn more about Ebola in West Africa at http://www.ohio.edu/global/ebola/
OU Students took part in a Tsunami Relief Project in Japan
A group of Ohio University students who are spending the semester studying abroad in Japan this fall took part in a Tsunami Relief Project recently. At least two Japanese television stations reported on the work that the OHIO students were doing to help areas affected by the disaster. Click on the links below in order to watch the news broadcasts about the Ohio University students and the work they were doing. The broadcasts are in Japanese.
Nominations sought for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
The International Education Week Committee at Ohio University is busy preparing for International Education Week 2014, which this year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of OHIO’s Center for International Studies. The committee is calling on the OHIO community to nominate individuals for the prestigious Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement, which will be presented during International Education Week in November.
Global Studies graduate one of 30 women accepted into leadership program
Sarah Chadwell, a 2014 OHIO graduate who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, has been invited to take part in an elite leadership program designed to address the historical and contemporary underrepresentation of women in politics.
Communication & Development Students present themselves through video
Students of CommDev got together to celebrate the end of the semester by producing a video entitled "We are CommDev". Enjoy the video and have a great summer!
OHIO’s international customs, cultures, cuisine celebrated at Street Fair
Ohio University wrapped up its annual International Week on Saturday, April 19, with the week’s most popular event – the International Street Fair.
IDS Student wins top award at Scripps Innovation Challenge
IDS student Naeem Gul received a top award at the second annual Scripps Innovation Challenge. Gul’s team, which included OHIO students Eshsan Ardjmand and Enaskshi Roy and was named Team E.G. 510, received the $10,000 First Prize for its pitch to monetize the Columbus Dispatch’s 190,000 Twitter followers through identifying communities on social media and customizing tweets to better serve existing followers.
2nd Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge
The second annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is a media innovation contest sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication that is open to all students at Ohio University. The competition concluded Monday, April 21 on the main campus of Ohio University in Athens.
Graduation Parties at Yamada International House
Friday, May 2 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. for graduate students (following the Commencement Ceremonies for graduate students).
The 41st Athens International Film + Video Festival
The 2014 Athens International Film + Video Festival took place between April 11-17 at the Athena Cinema. The Athens Film Festival once again hosted a multitude of movies—from foreign to domestic, comedy to documentary, experimental to traditional narratives—that will find the interest of all persons, no matter their age or inclinations.
African Studies and Ohio University Press Celebrate their 50th Anniversary
The African Studies program and Ohio University Press celebrated their 50th anniversary by coming together on Monday, April 7 to welcome acclaimed author and poet, Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, to the Athens Campus. Cheney-Coker presented a talk entitled, “African Art, Literature and Power: Whose Narratives Matter?” at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center 242.
OHIO’s International Week kicks off April 14
The Ohio University and Athens communities are gearing up for International Week, with this year’s festivities paying tribute to the unique relationship forged between the two through the cultural diversity OHIO’s international community brings to the area. OHIO’s International Week will be held April 14-19 at venues throughout the Athens Campus as well as in the community.
Lorna Jean Edmonds speaks with Student Senate
Ohio University Vice Provost for Global Affairs Lorna Jean Edmonds spoke with the Ohio University Student Senate recently to update the student leaders on the university's international activities and mission.
Roderick McDavis Visits Shandong University
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis and a delegation of Ohio University representatives visited Shandong University in China recent. Here is an article from Shandong University about the visit.
Dr. Lawrence Wood quoted in new article about the effects of limited broadband access in rural America
Dr. Lawrence Wood, Director of the Communication and Development Studies program and Associate Professor in the School of Media Arts & Studies, was recently interviewed for and quoted in an article in High Country News. The article, titled Rural Americans Have Inferior Internet Access, focuses on issues such as the negative economic and quality of life implications associated with the limited broadband access that typifies much of rural America.
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