2016 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium in Review

The symposium provides a forum for students and faculty to recognize, discuss and learn from these outstanding student endeavors. Panels, roundtables, poster presentations, art exhibitions and musical performances present the outcomes of both Oglethorpe’s liberal arts curriculum, as well as student-driven initiatives. These include senior honors theses, independent studies, service learning, study abroad and experiential initiatives connecting Oglethorpe with Atlanta and the world beyond.

New Public Health Concentration Open to All Majors

Local and global challenges to public health come in many forms: social and economic inequality, changes to the climate and environment, political upheaval, technological obstacles, lack of funding. Many of these problems require holistic, interdisciplinary approaches to overcome them. Oglethorpe’s new Public Health Concentration was developed with this in mind, and to meet the interests …

Oglethorpe Chemistry Awarded Grant to Develop Lab Experiments in Polymer & Materials Science

Oglethorpe University’s Chemistry department has been awarded a $5,000 grant to develop undergraduate lab experiments in the area of polymer and materials science. The grant in part will fund stipends for three Oglethorpe student positions to help with the effort during summer 2016. Oglethorpe’s award was allocated from a larger grant from the Dreyfus Foundation to eight …

“Yale University’s The Art of Public Health” Inspires Oglethorpe Biology Students

Students from the Yale School of Public Health merged their scientific skills with the creative talents of their peers at the Yale School of Art. The result? The creation of a collection of original posters designed to provoke awareness, stimulate thought, and change behavior on pressing issues such as obesity, breast cancer screening, self-respect, the …

Tyler Murphy ’16 Receives Award to Present Pharmaceutical Research at Professional Conference

Biology major Tyler Murphy ’16 was named a recipient of the Undergraduate Travel Award to attend and present at ASPET’S Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego, Calif. in April. The award is presented by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutic (ASPET) to outstanding undergraduates to enable them to present their research at one …

Student Government Association Honored at Georgia Capitol

Oglethorpe University’s Student Government Association (SGA) and university leaders were invited by Georgia State Representative Taylor Bennett (D-Brookhaven) to visit the capitol on March 14. The Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution to recognize “Oglethorpe University for its achievements in educating students of Georgia and commend its student leaders for their commitment to promoting the goals …

National Center for Civil & Human Rights CEO Derreck Kayongo to Speak at 2016 Commencement

The 2016 Oglethorpe University Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. on the academic quadrangle of the campus. Oglethorpe President Lawrence M. Schall and Board of Trustees Chair Ceree Eberly, chief people officer at The Coca-Cola Company, will preside over the commencement ceremony for approximately 200 graduates. During the ceremony, …

Jessica Belén Rodriguez ’15 among Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “30 under 30 Who’s Who”

Congratulations to Jessica Belén Rodriguez ’15, who was named to Atlanta Business Chronicle‘s second annual 30 Under 30 Who’s Who! At Oglethorpe, Belén studied biology and psychology and was President of Rotaract Club, President of Catholic Club, and a Civic Engagement Scholar.  She has a self-described passion for serving others through healthcare and is currently pursuing a dream career path …

Mark Moskowitz ’82 Shares Perspectives with Israeli-Palestinian History Class

Mark Moskowitz ’82 has served as southern regional director of the Anti-Defamation League since 2014 and has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. But yesterday, he found himself back in an Oglethorpe classroom. Moskowitz, who majored in political science at Oglethorpe, offered his expertise and perspective with students enrolled in the class “The History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” …