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Video & Photos: 2018 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium

The Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium brings together the university community in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year. The day began with a PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics) poster session, where students presented their class-based and independent research projects. Keynote speaker, Dr. Kate Keib of Oglethorpe University, […]

Faculty and students present at Southeastern Psychological Association

A group of psychology faculty, majors and recent graduates traveled to the Southeastern Psychological Association annual conference in Charleston, SC last month to present research and attend talks. Professors Leah Zinner, Lisa Hayes and Justin Wise presented a poster on their collaborative research, “Predictors of Grades in an At-Risk Middle School Sample.” Psychology major Michael […]

#parlezvousfemme: Writing a thesis abroad

“Five French women. One crazy world. Has life really changed that much over the years? Watch as some of history’s most infamous French women discover what it means to be a woman in 2018.” That’s the teaser for the one-woman show I wrote this past year for my honors thesis. But, it also encapsulates my […]

Two OU freshmen accepted into Mellon Summer Academy for museum studies

Freshmen Nyree Dowdy ’21 and Taylor Roberts ’21 are among only 15 undergraduates selected for the Mellon Summer Academy at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. During the week-long immersive experience, the two will learn about curatorial practices from Atlanta-area curators, participate in team exhibition workshops, research and present on a favorite collection object, study […]

Six students awarded undergraduate research grants

The Philip Weltner Library Undergraduate Research Fund, established in 2016, has announced its research grant recipients for the following year: Ryne Bustamante received funding to continue mathematical research and use of a 3D printing lab. Ryne began researching methods of visualizing concepts from multivariate calculus for an honors designation in Calculus III in the spring 2017. By incorporating […]

Oglethorpe University – Mercer University College of Pharmacy Research Pipeline Internships

In fall 2014, the Natural Sciences Division at Oglethorpe University allied with Dr. Kevin Murnane of Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy to develop a biomedical research and training pipeline for Oglethorpe science students looking for authentic research experiences. This collaboration has been formalized to provide research opportunities that compliment Oglethorpe’s liberal arts approach and this year […]

New OU Museum Research Center presents academic research opportunities

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has launched a new research center that is giving greater accessibility and visibility for its ever-growing permanent collection—and growing academic research opportunities for students. The research center had inauspicious beginnings as a workroom in the museum, but with the help of continuing education student Grady Clinkscales III, the museum began, with […]

The Science Class for the 21st Century

More questions, fewer answers – at Oglethorpe, science is all about discovery Whether you’re an Atlanta resident or a passing traveler, you can’t help but notice the striking silhouette of the Bank of America Plaza. This skyscraper isn’t just the highlight of our famous Atlanta skyline. It’s also the tallest building in Georgia and the […]

Oglethorpe undergrad aids Emory scientists in epigenetic research

How the partnership between Oglethorpe and Emory is opening doors for an ambitious biology student—and advancing research in epigenetics The fast-growing field of epigenetics is one of the hottest topics in biology research. Exciting discoveries are emerging all the time. And now Elias Castro, a biology major and recent graduate of Oglethorpe University, has contributed […]