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Ohio University Alumna Pens Book About Civil Rights Lawyer/Journalist

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Dr. Amina Hassan, an independent historian and award-winning public radio documentarian, recently visited Ohio University’s campus to talk about her new book Loren Miller—Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Loren Miller was an attorney who also practiced journalism and owned his own newspaper, the California Eagle, one of the… Read More

Scripps College Alum Wins Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

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Scripps College alumnus (1993) Winston Breeden III won this year’s Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. This is an award given by Ohio University to recognize current and former faculty and students who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. The award is named for Wilfred Konneker, a noted Ohio University alumnus who… Read More

Start-up Companies Go Through Intake System to be Admitted to the Ohio University Innovation Center

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If a company or an entrepreneur would like to share space and resources within the Innovation Center, they must first talk with Lauren McCullough, the Client Service Coordinator and go through a rigorous intake system. She will ask questions to determine if there is a tangible need or problem to be solved and whether this… Read More

Innovation E-Teams Bring Venture Development Conversations to the Region

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TechGrowth Ohio, an outgrowth of the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, has developed E-Teams to bring venture development to a 20 county area in Southeastern Ohio. Heading that project is Faith Knutsen, the Associate Director of Operations. The purpose of the E-Teams is to encourage and inspire venture development and… Read More

The Office of Technology Transfer Helps Faculty/Staff Commercialize Innovations

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The Office of Technology Transfer at Ohio University, headed by Bob Silva, plays a critical role in helping faculty and staff to commercialize innovations and intellectual property – thereby bringing revenue to the university. “We have a very robust innovation climate here at Ohio University,” Silva says. He notes that his office must first identify… Read More

Voinovich School Is At the Hub of Innovation for the University and the Region

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The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has a mission to enhance the innovation environment at Ohio University and throughout the region, according to Dean Dr. Mark Weinberg. As founding-dean, Dr. Weinberg provides strategic oversight of the economic development including business technical assistance programs and “equity funding for high-growth businesses in the Appalachian Region.”… Read More

Ohio University’s VP for Research and Creative Activity Leads Innovation Charge

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Although innovation activities are spread across many departments and colleges at Ohio University, the epicenter of focus is in the office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity headed by Dr. Joseph Shields. He promotes research and creative endeavors by faculty, staff and students and he manages the university’s investment in that scholarship…. Read More

Local Companies Meeting the Needs of Pharmacies are Part of Ohio University’s Innovation Center

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Ed Zatta is not your typical drug store pharmacist. In addition to his regular pharmacy duties, Zatta is a pharmaceutical entrepreneur who calls the Ohio University Innovation Center home. He owns pharmacies and also is creating new companies to work with regional pharmacies. Zatta is the owner of RXQ Compounding LLC. It is a Federal… Read More

Rural Entrepreneur Promotes his Products to a Global Market

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Scott Bagley is a rural entrepreneur and innovator but he sells his products internationally. Bagley is founder of Exeterra, an Innovation Center company. He sells the Exeter Biochar Retort – a large round kiln that uses a high-heat process to produce charcoal materials from wood and animal bones in an energy-efficient, clean-burning way. He sells… Read More

WOUB’s Partner Dr. Lynn Harter Wins a National Engaged Scholar Award

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Dr. Lynn Harter, co-director of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact and professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, was awarded the 2015 Engaged Scholar Award at the National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention in Las Vegas last week. The award honors academics who have demonstrated both outstanding teaching… Read More

3D Printer Translates 3D Designs into 3D Objects for Local Entrepreneurs

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Ohio University has a 3D printer located at the Innovation Center that helps turn client ideas into reality or at least a mock-up of the ultimate product. For many clients, it is essential to the entrepreneurial process. Dr. Jesus Pagan, assistant professor in the Engineering Technology and Management program of the Russ College of Engineering… Read More

Wikimedia Spokesperson Visits the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism & IIJ

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Katherine Maher, Chief Communications Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation, visited the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism recently as a guest of the Institute for International Journalism. The Wikimedia Foundation is the organization behind Wikipedia – the fifth most popular website on the Internet. Maher talked with WOUB’s Tom Hodson about Wikipedia’s popularity and how… Read More

Experienced Executive Advances “Life Sciences” Technologies in SE Ohio

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Experienced Executive Advances “Life Sciences” Technologies in SE Ohio Jeff Wiseman has brought his 30 years of experience in “drug discovery research” in pharmaceuticals to Ohio University and SE Ohio. Wiseman is the Executive in Residence at the Edison Biotechnology Institute at Ohio University. His primary focus is helping to advance “life sciences technologies” from… Read More

Executive-in-Residence Migliuolo Mentors Local Start-Up Companies

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As an Executive-in-Residence at TechGROWTH Ohio, Michele Migliuolo delivers intensive operational assistance for start-up businesses in Southeast Ohio. He helps them grow and prepares young companies for outside financial investments. He acts as a mentor, a coach, and an advisor to several startups companies and he told WOUB’s Tom Hodson how he applies his 25… Read More

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Award-Winning Poet Edits New Anthology of Appalachian Ohio Writing

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Neil Carpathios, an award-winning poet and professor of Creative Writing at Shawnee State University, has edited a new anthology of writing about this region. Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio has recently been published by Ohio University Press. It is a compilation of regional poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from some 40 writers… Read More

New Executive-in-Residence Helps New Start-Up Businesses Launch and Grow

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With over a decade of experience in university-based entrepreneurship, Lee Groeschl has joined the staff of TechGROWTH Ohio and the Ohio University Innovation Center to help start-up businesses launch and grow in this region. As part of a team of Executives-in-Residence, Groeschl assists entrepreneurial teams in the areas of intellectual property protection, legal issues, regulatory… Read More

“ADA 25” Launches a Month-Long Celebration on October 6th

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Tuesday, October 6, launches a month-long celebration called “ADA 25” commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Ohio University Presidential Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP) is sponsoring, in conjunction with the City of Athens, 26 events in the month of October to celebrate this anniversary…. Read More