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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 funds stipends for three Oglethorpe student research assistant positions, awarded to Deon Heavens, Serlin Singh, and Esteban Delgado. Oglethorpe’s award was allocated from a larger grant from the Dreyfus Foundation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oglethorpe Classes Take Learning on the Road

Last semester, numerous classes stepped outside the classroom to take advantage of some of the experiential learning opportunities Atlanta has to offer. Here’s a sample! Professor Natalie Delia Deckard and her “Introduction to Sociology and Power and Politics” classes toured Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “Oglethorpe’s sociology classes give students the power to […]