OU Student Intern Produces NPR Segment Featuring Dr. Nick Maher

Associate Professor of History Dr. Nick Maher was featured on Georgia Public Broadcasting/NPR’s On Second Thought on June 23. The segment was produced by Oglethorpe student Olivia Reingold, an American Studies major, who is interning at GPB this summer. As part of her internship, Olivia pitched the idea to Celeste Headlee, host of On Second Thought, and was …

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 …

OU in Ghana: My African Sabbatical

I arrived in Accra, the capital of the West African nation of Ghana, on the evening of the last day of January 2016 to embark upon the second sabbatical of my tenure as a professor at Oglethorpe. Why on earth would a Spanish professor spend an entire semester in an English-speaking African country? What would be …

Dr. W. Irwin Ray, Jr. Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. W. Irwin Ray, Jr., senior lecturer in music and director of music, was honored with the 2015 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony in May. Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards annually honor an outstanding professor on selected member campuses of the Georgia Independent College Association. The …

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 …

Exploring Cultural Crossroads in the Middle East

He could be happy to simply consider himself to be an established expert in international affairs. But, for politics professor Dr. Stephen Herschler, no amount of “book knowledge” can substitute for immersive experiences when learning about a culture or society. He easily “walks the talk,” engaging in the same real-world learning he encourages his students to …

Psychology Team Dives In to Study the Benefits of SCUBA

Dr. John Carton, psychology professor and chair of the Behavioral Sciences division at Oglethorpe, recently led an a innovative research project to investigate the psychological benefits of SCUBA training for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments. He partnered with LifeWaters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping spinal cord injured patients and disabled …