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New 2019-2020 full-time faculty, promotions, appointments announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced the new full-time faculty members for the 2019-2020 year, plus a number of notable academic position changes. New faculty for 2019-20 are: Mr. Ronald A. Burgess Lecturer, Film and Media Studies B.A., Communications, Bridgewater State University; M.A., Art – Media, Rhode Island College; […]

Oglethorpe launches scholar success summer pilot program

This year, Oglethorpe will launch the Paul Hackett Summer Success Scholars Program, a holistic residential program to help new students acclimate during the fall semester. The program is led by Compass, Oglethorpe’s first-year academic advising initiative, and funded by a three-year grant from the Robitaille family in memory of Oglethorpe alumnus Paul Hackett. In its inaugural […]

Chemistry lab addition invigorates academic research

Oglethorpe is home to a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscope. “It’s like an MRI, but for a molecule,” explained Dr. Andrew Walden, assistant professor of organic chemistry. “Everyone who is taking chemistry is going to be using it. That means physics, chemistry, all the biology majors.” Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a technique […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle names Oglethorpe’s President Schall among ‘Most Admired’ Atlanta CEOs

Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall has been selected as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEOs for 2019. These annual awards honor local leaders who have demonstrated a strong record of innovation and vision, outstanding financial performance, a commitment to culture in the workplace, and who have made significant contributions to the metro community. […]

Sophomore’s first internship takes her to Capitol Hill

Politics and Economics double major Lola Oyinloye ’21 is taking the first steps in her career this summer with a highly coveted congressional internship in Washington, DC. The Oglethorpe junior is interning with Congressman David Scott, the representative for Georgia’s 13th district. Oyinloye had set her sights on Congress for her first internship, and when […]

Psychology major accepted into trauma research training program

This summer, psychology major Raquel Battaglia ’20 was selected to participate in the Undergraduate Trauma Research Training Program at Syracuse University. The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed to provide undergraduates with research experience, while improving access to research opportunities for underrepresented groups, specifically military veterans. “The focus of the program is […]

Dr. Ron Bobroff leads workshop on investigating “old fields”

Associate Professor of History Dr. Ron Bobroff, along with two other experts from around the country, will be leading a two-day workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center on effectively utilizing libraries and archives while investigating “old fields.” “New Fields for Old: The Revitalization of Political, Diplomatic and […]

Oglethorpe lands grant for summer mathematics camp

The Oglethorpe University Math department, under the guidance of Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Mary Garner, was awarded a grant by the Mathematical Association of America to hold a week-long math camp at Oglethorpe in mid-June. Open to high school students, the Summer Day Camp in Mathematics at Oglethorpe University will discuss mathematical problems and […]