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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.
Indonesian Night entertains Friday night audience
The Baker University Center Ballroom was buzzing with excitement on Jan. 31 during Ohio University's seventh annual Indonesian Night, which was hosted by The Indonesian Student Union and The Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesian Amerika Serikat (PERMIAS).
World Music and Dance Festival symposium celebrates 50 years of African Studies at OHIO
“African Identities Reinvented,” a symposium dedicated to African arts and media, was held Jan. 29 in the Walter Hall Rotunda. Moderated by Steve Howard, director of OHIO’s African Studies Program and the Institute for the African Child and a professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, the symposium featured three scholars in African Studies.
Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Conference
The Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Student Association at Ohio University, in collaboration with the Communication and Development Student Association will be organizing the first graduate student conference at Ohio Unviersity.
The theme for the conference is Breaking Ground and Building Bridges: Communication, Gender, and Social Change in Global Communities. This year's conference will include a keynote speech by Dr. Richa Nagar, Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Latin American Studies Annual Lecture to feature Harvard professor
The Latin American Studies Program at Ohio University’s Center for International Studies is pleased to announce its 2014 Latin American Studies Annual Lecture, “Patronage and Jobs for the Boys: Perspectives on Latin America,” by Harvard Professor and President of the Latin American Studies Association Merilee Grindle.
OU reunites with Botswana, talk on educational friendship
A delegation from Botswana was in Athens this week to meet with multiple Ohio University college representatives in an effort to better establish the school’s partnership with the country.
Alumni Factor ranking places Ohio University 18th among large, public universities
Ohio University ranks 18th among 55 large, public universities included in the 2013-14 edition of The Alumni Factor, a college-ranking platform. Overall, OHIO ranks 55th among 136 national universities and 125th among all 227 colleges and universities included in the rankings. According to The Alumni Factor, this places OHIO among the top 7 percent of college and universities in the United States.
2nd year CommDev Student featured by OU Office of Research Communications
Congratulations to 2nd year Comm Dev student, Nihal Said on her feature by the Ohio University Office of Research Communications. The article focuses on Nihal's research into how the Egyptian public are combatting sexual harassment.
Tropical Disease Institute at Ohio University
The Tropical Disesase Institute at The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks to improve the health status of underserved populations through sustainable and comprehensive research, service and educational initiatives related to infectious diseases.
OU named top US Fulbright Scholarship producer
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Ohio University as one of the “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars by Type of Institution in 2013-14” in its November issue. With five Fulbright recipients from the University this year, OU is ranked alongside research institutions such as Boston University, Texas Tech University and New York University.
The latest issue of the CommDev newsletter is out
The department of Communication & Development Studies has just released the lates issue of their quarterly newsletter. The newsletter highlights the activities of CommDev students and alumni in OHIO and around the world. The summer 2013 issue focuses on the graduation class of 2013 and achievements of CommDev students
Dr. Lorna-Jean Edmonds profiled by The Post
Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds, was recently featured in the Post as a part of their ongoing series profiling new staff at Ohio University. Dr. Edmonds said her goal for the first few years at OU is to define and implement a strategic plan to take OU’s current profile to the next level.
Ohio University enters MOU with Beijing university
Ohio University's academic reach around the world was extended on Oct. 15 when it entered into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Beijing International Studies University (BISU) in China.
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