Dr. Jay Lutz Receives 2016 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Jay Lutz, professor of French and the Frances I. Eeraerts ’76 Professor of Foreign Language, received the 2016 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award. He was recognized at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony on May 14 by last year’s recipient, Dr. Irwin Ray. Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards annually honor an outstanding professor …

Dr. Robert Hornback Wins 2016 Lu Thomasson Garrett ’52 Award for Meritorious Teaching

Dr. Robert Hornback, professor of English and division chair, was awarded the Lu Thomasson Garrett ’52 Award for Meritorious Teaching at Oglethorpe University’s Commencement on May 14, 2016. Last year’s recipient, Dr. Lynn Gieger, presented the award. This award was established in 1994 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. David (Lu Thomasson) Garrett. The late …

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 …

Oglethorpe Science Students Present Research at Global Conference

Dr. Humayun Kabir, assistant professor of chemistry, recently took 10 Oglethorpe science students to the Pittcon Conference & Exposition, an annual international laboratory science hosted this year at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, March 6-10. Pittcon offers thousands of technical presentations, skill-building short courses, and a unique opportunity to explore solutions for laboratory challenges and to …