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 …

Tax Executives Institute Awards Scholarship to OU Accounting Major

Accounting major Melissa Pineda ’16 has been awarded a scholarship from the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), a professional association for tax practitioners that serves its members through education, networking, and advocacy. Melissa was awarded the scholarship based on recommendations from Oglethorpe accounting faculty, and will be formally recognized at an upcoming meeting of TEI. A student ambassador, Melissa is …

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, …

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,” …

Senior Awarded the Prestigious Gilman International Scholarship

Deidre Irby ’16, an East Asian Studies IPM major, received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and awarded annually to only 800 American undergraduate students nationwide to study abroad. Deidre will attend Korea University in Seoul, March through June 2016, where she will study the Korean language. …

Oglethorpe University Announces Fall 2015 Dean’s List

The Dean’s Academic Honors List recognizes students who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average, while earning 12 or more semester hours. For the 2015 fall semester, the academic performance of 289 students merited recognition on the dean’s list. “Congratulations on your excellent performance this past semester!” wrote Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Glenn …