2016 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium in Review

The symposium provides a forum for students and faculty to recognize, discuss and learn from these outstanding student endeavors. Panels, roundtables, poster presentations, art exhibitions and musical performances present the outcomes of both Oglethorpe’s liberal arts curriculum, as well as student-driven initiatives. These include senior honors theses, independent studies, service learning, study abroad and experiential initiatives connecting Oglethorpe with Atlanta and the world beyond.

Oglethorpe Grad’s Internship Research Featured in The New York Times

John Yager ’15,  an Oglethorpe graduate who majored in international studies, recently saw his internship research—relevant to current world events—published in one of the world’s top newspapers. While an intern at The Carter Center in Atlanta, John was a part of its Conflict Resolution Program’s Syria Conflict Mapping Project, founded in 2012, which analyzes open […]

OU Biology Students Gain Graduate-level Research Experience

For two Oglethorpe students, a typical day in the lab where they were interning consisted of reading research papers, writing a few grant submissions, and carrying out experiments. But it was not just any lab; it was a part of Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy, one of the top pharmacy colleges in the nation. During […]

Psychology Research Hits Close to Home

Research has long been a vital component of the psychology curriculum at Oglethorpe, and this year, with the support of a new on-campus research grant, four professors are working collaboratively to take their research full throttle. Dr. John Carton, chair of the behavioral sciences division, and his colleagues, Drs. Lisa Hayes, Justin Wise, and Leah […]

Civil War economics: Student research & service unearth farm life realities

Last semester, Oglethorpe class embarked on a historical journey, without leaving Atlanta. As part of the service-learning course, Research into Economic History of Georgia and the South, students worked with faculty members, Dr. Peter Kower and Dr. Richard Cook, and the Atlanta History Center, to apply theories in economics to research and answer questions about […]

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 […]

Collaborative Psychology Research Yields Positive Results

No student wants to be just another paper to grade or another name on the roll. At Oglethorpe, the professors are quick to take an interest in their students and their academic success. Dr. Leah Zinner, associate professor of psychology, and alumna Brittany Weiner ’12 epitomize the great things that can happen when faculty and students […]

Research Presentations Advance Students’ Academic & Professional Development

Oglethorpe students majoring in biology, chemistry and psychology verbally and visually present on the topics they studied this semester during the annual Science-Palooza poster session event. This year, I was one of them. Students enrolled in “Cancer Biology” explained the multiple processes of how cancer cells travel to organs in the body. Cell Biology students conducted […]

New Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research Showcases Students’ Work

Like most college seniors—whether they’re budding writers, scientists, researchers, economists, artists, etc.—I want people to read and see my work, to ask questions, to challenge it. In other words, I want to be published. Thanks to Oglethorpe, I now have that chance. The new Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research is a scholarly, peer-reviewed publication that promotes undergraduate […]