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Strategic Plan grants support 11 on-campus initiatives

Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Initiative Committee has announced the recipients of $100,000 in grant funding for projects supporting the university’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Eleven initiatives, outlined by Oglethorpe faculty, staff and students, were greenlit by the committee in early summer and will be implemented throughout the next academic year. The approved proposals support a breadth of […]

Photos & Video: 2023 Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium in review

The annual Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium brings together the university community in a week-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year. The week kicked off with a keynote address from Atlanta-based author Anjali Enjeti, who discussed how literature and storytelling captures the enduring trauma of Partition — […]

[WATCH] Studio art major helps preserve historic Atlanta estate

Studio art major Sophia Sobrino ’25 recently shared her experience working a preservation internship at the historical May Patterson Goodrum House, a 1930s Regency-era estate in the heart of Atlanta. For this unique internship, Sobrino joined the house’s sole keeper, Barbara Hyde, to assist in its preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction. This involved cataloging some […]

Honors student travels to Mexico for thesis research on cleft palates

Communication studies major and James Edward Oglethorpe Scholar Andi Kezh ’23 is preparing to present her Honors thesis at Oglethorpe University’s upcoming Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium. As part of her research, Kezh recently traveled to Mexico City, Mexico — a trip fully funded by scholarships and the university’s Honors program. Kezh’s research investigates sociocultural beliefs […]

Biology student presents undergraduate research at Georgia Water Resources Conference

Biology student Zachary Gordon ’23 recently presented the culmination of his undergraduate research at the Georgia Water Resources Conference, a biennial scholarly event that brings together students and top environmental professionals for discussions, panels and presentations on water conservation. Gordon’s research — which he had previously presented at Oglethorpe University’s Posters of Research In Sciences and […]

OU students invited to present research at Capitol poster session

Oglethorpe’s reputation for undergraduate research continues to grow with the recent inclusion of biology majors Mackenzie Roberson and Scott Roques in the Feb. 27 “Posters at the Georgia State Capitol” event hosted by the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective. Conducted in Fall semester 2022, Roberson’s and Roques’ project was titled “Epigenetic modifiers spr-2 and spr-5 have […]

Oglethorpe biology major presents research at American Society for Cell Biology International Conference

In December 2022, Oglethorpe biology major Sarah Gordon ’23 presented her honors thesis research at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) International Conference in Washington, D.C. The largest gathering of its kind in the world, the ASCB International Conference hosts a myriad of events, including symposiums, mini-symposiums, micro-symposiums, etc., where researchers give presentations on […]