Seniors Headline Museum Lectures on Politics & Physics

Two Oglethorpe students had the opportunity to deliver public lectures within their fields of study, as part of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s spring exhibitions “Azadi va Edalat: Stories Retold by Contemporary Iranian Women Artists” and “Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theory of Relativity,” showcasing an original handwritten Einstein manuscript owned by the university. Ruwa Romman ’15 …

Oglethorpe Filmmakers Compete for $10,000 National Prize

A team of Oglethorpe University student filmmakers was selected to advance to the final round of the Campus Movie Fest (CMF) Fan Choice Award, presented by Western Digital. The team will be among a group of the best student-created films nationwide, competing for a chance to win $10,000. Nearly 500 movies from 11 colleges were in competition within …

What the ‘liberal’ in ‘liberal arts’ actually means | The Washington Post

“As it turns out, many people don’t understand what a liberal education actually is. This post will explain it. It was written by Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of  academic affairs; humanities; curriculum, instruction, and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.” Read more…

Senior Headlines Museum Lecture on Physics

Physics major Antonio Màntica ’15 had the opportunity to deliver public lectures within his field of study, as part of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s 2015 spring exhibition Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, showcasing an original handwritten Einstein manuscript owned by the university. Antonio was selected by Elizabeth Peterson, OUMA’s director, to speak about the exhibit and …

Senior Headlines Museum Lecture on Politics

Politics major Ruwa Romman ’15 had the opportunity to deliver a public lecture within her field of study, as part of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s 2015 spring exhibition Azadi va Edalat: Stories Retold by Contemporary Iranian Women Artists. Ruwa was selected by Elizabeth Peterson, OUMA’s director, to speak about the exhibit and share her academic and personal expertise. In her lecture, …

Oglethorpe Professor Named to “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire”

Congratulations to Dr. Reshmi Hebbar, assistant professor of English at Oglethorpe, who was named to NerdScholar’s 2015 list of “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire”. She is among professors from across the country recognized for the positive impact they have made on their students. Honorees were selected based on their ability to captivate and engage …

Einstein Makes an Appearance at Oglethorpe

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of our campus, Oglethorpe University has put one of its rare treasures on display: Albert Einstein’s handwritten manuscript, “The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity,” on view through April 30, 2015 in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA). The manuscript, penned in 1920, was written by Einstein …

Connecting the Dots: Why a History Degree is Useful in the Business World

https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/february-2015/connecting-the-dots From the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History, February 2015 By Christopher Brooks Most faculty members have heard cynical parents making arguments like, “My kid should go for a straight business degree. I am not paying for this fun stuff, like history. He needs a job to pay off all these loans! Besides, unlike …

College Is Worth It, Even With Loans | The Atlantic

“…A variety of empirical evidence suggests that the earnings associated with a bachelor’s degree still trump the debt that students incur in most cases. According to data from the New York Fed, college graduates earn 80 percent more than their peers who didn’t attend, or didn’t finish, undergrad—and they’re also less likely to wind up unemployed …