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13 students awarded undergraduate research funding

Thirteen Oglethorpe students have received undergraduate research awards from Oglethorpe’s Student Research Development Fund, distributed annually. The students are majoring in a range of disciplines, including biology, biopsychology, psychology, chemistry, English, and mathematics. Funding applications were evaluated by a committee comprised of Dr. Lea Alford, Eli Arnold ’06, Dr. Nick Bujak, Dr. Beth Concepción, Alyssa Kowis, Dr. […]

Student research fund now accepting applications

Research funding is available to Oglethorpe undergraduates, thanks to the Philip Weltner Library student research development fund, established in 2016. Students may apply annually for funding to defray costs incurred while conducting or presenting research. Eligible uses of the funds include attending conferences, research-related equipment, and project and logistical expenses. In the first two years, […]

Photos: 2018 Graduate School Fair

More than 80 Oglethorpe University students flocked to the Turner Lynch Campus Center to learn more about post-grad opportunities from graduate schools in attendance, showcasing the different programs available to students. Campus grad school fairs are held annually and are hosted by Oglethorpe’s A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning).

Math major hones research skills in NSF-funded cryptography program

Oglethorpe University mathematics major Zoe Nelson ’20 was among only five undergraduates who participated in Clemson University’s five-week intensive summer program, “preliminary Research Experience for Undergraduates” (pREU), focused on code-based cryptography. The team of budding mathematicians, led by Clemson’s Dr. Gretchen Matthews and assisted by Ph.D. student Rutuja Kshirsagar, studied finite fields, curves and other algebraic structures. They […]

Oglethorpe museum celebrates 25 years with retrospective exhibition

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. The museum is commemorating the milestone with the exhibition “OUMA in Retrospect: Celebrating 25 Years,” which documents its growth and development through the years. Curated by John Tilford, OUMA’s curator of collections, the exhibition will feature more than 100 works from the museum’s […]

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 […]