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Under the Microscope: Mounica Kota ’16

Graduating senior Mounica Kota ’16 has made the most of her time at Oglethorpe. Here’s a glimpse at some of her experiences: Tailored Academics. Mounica’s passion for environmental science and desire to pursue specific topics, such as sustainability and conservation, more deeply than a standard biology major, prompted her to work with her faculty advisor, Dr. Roarke Donnelly, to […]

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 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. […]