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International Education Week 2018

Global Engagement Awards Gala 2018


Ohio University’s International Education Week (IEW) celebration in November featured a conference on the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education, keynote remarks from Ohio University Professor John Sabraw, a photo contest sponsored by the Office of Global Opportunities, the Global Engagement Awards Gala, the International Dinner, a series of events sponsored by The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, and special activities on the Zanesville Campus and the Lancaster Campus.

OHIO visit to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal

OHIO Alumni event in Ghana

Ohio University representatives traveled to four African countries in June and July and met with enthusiastic alumni, visited with inspiring students taking part in summer programs, and held meetings with important partner universities and institutions. The trip included visits to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal.

Read more about the visit here.

See a photo essay from the visit here.

Center for International Studies Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

Ohio University celebrated Commencement 2018 on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. To see some of the photos of our outstanding Center for International Studies gradautes, as well as images from our Graduation Reception, please see this photo page.


International Street Fair 2018

International Street Fair 2018

Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities joined together on Saturday, April 7, for an annual tradition that celebrates the global diversity of the collective community.

To read more about the International Street Fair and see photos from the April 2018 event, please see this Compass article.


Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador visit to Ohio University - April 2018

PUCE visit to OHIO 2018

Ohio University proudly welcomed Rector Dr. Fernando Ponce Léon and a delegation from the Pontificial Catholic University of Ecuador to campus in April 2018.

For photos from the visit from this partner institution, please see this photo page.

For additional information on the visit and the partnership, please see this Compass article.

International Education Week 2017 - including Leipzig University Presidential visit to Ohio University

IEW Gala 2017

Ohio University celebrated International Education Week (IEW) earlier this month with outstanding speakers, entertaining performances, special events and a symposium honoring the anniversary of a key international partnership.

One highlight of the week was the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ohio University’s partnership with Leipzig University in Germany. Leipzig University President Prof. Dr. med. Beate A. Schücking led a delegation that visited Ohio University to take part in a series of meetings and special events during the week.

You can read more about IEW 2017 and the visit from the Leipzig University delegation here.

You can see photos from the week here.

Chubu University Presidential visit to OHIO, Fall 2017

Chubu University delegation visit to Ohio University.

Ohio University was honored to welcome Chubu University President Osamu Ishihara and a delegation from the Japanese university to campus during the Fall Semester.

You can read more about the visit here.

You can see photos from the visit here.

Center for International Studies Commencement 2017

CIS Graduation 2017

The Center for International Studies (CIS) celebrated Commencement Ceremonies with its Classes of 2017 on Friday, April 28 (Graduate) and Saturday, April 29 (Undergraduate). Approximately 65 CIS students gradauted in the two ceremonies. Here are some photos of our CIS Graduates.

Also on Friday, April 28, the Global Leadership Center presented certificates to students completing the two-year program. Here are some photos from the GLC Ceremony.

International Week 2017

International Week 2017

Ohio University celebrated International Week 2017 with a wide range of events, culminating with the International Street Fair.

  • For an article and a video about the annual flag raising event on the College Green, please click here.
  • To read an article about this year's amazing International Week Keynote Speaker, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, who gave the inspirational presentation “Life Without Basketball,”  please click here.
  • For a photo essay on the 2017 International Street Fair, please click here.
  • For additional photos from International Week, please click here.

Cherry Trees blooming on the Ohio University campus

Cherry Trees

Cherry Trees 2017 Ohio University was given the cherry trees as a gift from Chubu University, the university’s longtime partner university in Kasugai, Japan. The trees were first planted in 1979 under the direction of OHIO President Charles Ping and President Kazuo Yamada of Chubu University. Chubu gifted the cherry blossom trees to represent its relationship with Ohio University and later brought the grove’s total to 200 trees after another gift for the Ohio University’s bicentennial.

Over the years, the flowering trees have become a symbol of spring’s arrival in Athens. They have been featured in local publications and Ohio University websites, and given generations of OHIO students one of the most endearing memories of the city and the campus.

Malaysia and The World Conference at Ohio University

Malaysia and the World Conference

Ohio University hosted the Malayia and The World Conference on March 24-26, 2017. Tun Abdul Razak Chair Professor Jayum Anak Jawan organized the conference, which brought in scholars from around the world.

Please click here for photos from the event.

World Hijab Day event at Ohio University

World Hijab Day 2017



Ohio University students, faculty and staff participated in World Hijab Day on Feb.1, 2017.

The event brought people from all across campus together to learn more about the hijab and to join in the worldwide movement as a sign of solidarity with Muslim women who have been persecuted for wearing the hijab.

The event was sponsored by:

  • The Center for International Studies
  • The Office of Global Affairs and International Studies
  • Multicultural Center and Programs
  • The Women's Center
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center.

Please click here for photos from the event.

Please click here to see additional photos from WOUB about World HIjab Day at Ohio University.

Breakfast for Everybody vertical

Breakfast for Everybody

The Center for International Studies and several other sponsors held "Breakfast for Everybody" on Friday, Jan. 20.

The event attracted people of all ages from across campus and from the community. 

For photos from WOUB's coverage of the event, please click here.

For additional photos, please click here.

The sponsors for the event included The Muslim Student Association, The Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, International Student and Faculty Services, The Office of Global Affairs, The Department of History, The Social Work Program, The Department of Classics and World Religions, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center, and United Campus Ministry.


International Education Week 2016

IEW Gala 2016

Ohio University celebrated International Education Week 2016 on Nov. 13 - 18. Here are some links to articles and photo galleries from celebration


Photos galleries

Canadian Consul General Douglas George visits OHIO

Canadian Consul General

Canadian Consul General Douglas George visited Ohio University during International Education Week in November 2016.

Click here to read more about the visit.

Click here to see some photos from the Consul General's time on campus.

Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador representatives visit OHIO

PUCE visit to OHIO

Leaders from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) visited Ohio University in November to meet with faculty, staff and students, and to discuss new areas of collaboration.

Click here to read more about the visit.

Click here to see a few photos from the visit.

Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies, Sept. 14-17 2016

Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies

On Sept. 14-17, 2016, Ohio University hosted the Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies. Coordinated by Tun Abdul Razak Chair Jawan Jayum, the Colloquium brought together 17 graduate students from around the world who are completing research in various fields with a Malaysian focus.

Please click here to see photos from the Colloquium.

Center for International Studies Fall 2016 Reception

CIS Fall Reception

The Center for International Studies held a Welcome Reception on Friday, Aug. 26 for all students, faculty and staff.

The Reception was a fun way to kick off the 2016-2017 academic year. The event featured great food and music, as well as a wonderful opportunity to make new friends.

Please click here for photos from the event.


OHIO Delegation visits Ecuador


A delegation of Ohio University faculty, staff and 

students traveled to Ecuador in June of 2016 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Center for Research on Health in Latin America. This 100,000-square-foot, six-story, level 2 and 3 biohazard research facility, which officially opened on Tuesday, June 14, in Nayon, can accommodate 22 permanent research groups and support personnel, as well as visiting researchers and students.

The new center is part of the Pontificial Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), one of OHIO's partner universities.

Ecuador trip photo

Also during the trip, the OHIO representatives met with PUCE officials to explore new areas of collaboration, held a successful alumni event and visited the rural communities in Ecuador's Loja Province where OHIO's Healthy Living Initiative programs are making a profound impact.

To read more about the visit, please click here.


To see a photo gallery from the visit, please click here.


To see an article and photos from PUCE about the event, please click here.

Alumni reminisce, honor educators at CIS reunion

CIS Reunion 2016 in DC The Ohio University Center for International Studies (CIS) celebrated its past, present and future with jubilant alumni at its well-attended reception on May 12 in Washington, D.C.

“I saw former students of mine from as far back as late '80s!” said Steve Howard, director of the Center for International Studies. “I was also impressed with how far some had traveled to get to the event.”

Please click here to read more.

For a photo gallery from the reunion,  please click here.

2016 Global Leadership Center Graduation Ceremony

GLC Graduation 2016

The Global Leadership Center is a unique two-year certificate program that prepares students to become lifelong learners in order to serve as internationally-minded, skilled, attuned, professional and experienced leaders in all walks of life.

Each year, the GLC holds a graduation ceremony for the students completing the program. To see images from this year's ceremony, please click here.

Japan Consul General Mitsuhiro Wada's visit to OHIO

Japan Consul General visit 2016 In April of 2016, Japan Consul General Mitsuhiro Wada, who works out of the Consulate Office in Detroit, Michigan, visited the Ohio University campus with Political and Economic Advisor Bil Schlatter.

During his time at OHIO, the Consul General met with faculty, staff and students, took part in a luncheon and gave a lecture titled, "U.S.- Japan Relations and Ohio."

Please click here for a Compass article on the visit.

Please click here for additional photos from the visit.

2016 Presentation of the Tanaka-OHIO Award for Global Excellence to Professor Haruka Wazaki

Tanaka OHIO Award Photo

In March of 2016, Ohio University welcomed several delegations from Chubu University and the Iwate Prefectural University, both located in Japan, to campus for different events.

One main event was to present Chubu University Professor Haruka Wazaki with the inaugural Tanaka-OHIO Award for Excellence in Global Education.

On Tuesday, March 8, Dr. Wazaki was formally presented with the award and all of the representatives from the different delegations from Chubu University and Iwate Prefectural University were invited to take part in the reception. State and local officials also attended this special event.

Click here for photos from the ceremony.


Ting Ting Zong from Chubu Chubu Visiting Professor Dr. Ting Ting Zong at Ohio University

Dr. Ting Ting Zong served as the Robert Glidden Visiting Professor from Chubu University during the 2015-2016 school year.

A scholar and an acclaimed musician on the pipa, she took part in several events on campus and in the community.

Click here to see a few photos from her pipa performances and lectures on the Ohio University campus and from a visit she made to the Alexander Local School District.



2015 Global Engagement Awards Ceremony

Global Engagement Awards Each year as part of International Education Week, Ohio University hosts is Global Engagement Awards Gala, honoring faculty, staff and alumni who have contributed to OHIO’s rich history of providing students a global education and establishing global partnerships. Also during the ceremony, the winners of OHIO's Global Health Case Competition are announced, and the winners (OHIO students) are recognized for their accomplishments.

Click here for photos from the 2015 Global Engagement Awards Ceremony, held in November 2015.

Click here to read a Compass article about the ceremony.

Consul General Herbert Quelle photo1

German Unity event, featuring German Consul General Herbert Quelle at OHIO

The Global Leadership Center celebrated 25 years of German Unity, as well as Ohio University’s continued partnership with Leipzig University on Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

The  esteemed guest of honor for the Sept. 30 program was His Excellency Herbert Quelle, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Midwest region of the U.S. Consul General Quelle provided the keynote speech on the topic of “The 25th  anniversary of German reunification and the Refugee crisis in Europe.”

For videos and more information about the event, please click here.


Official welcome of the new Tun Abdul Razak Chair

Razak Chair at OHIO 2015 In October of 2015, Ohio University welcome Professor Jayum Jawan to campus to serve as the new Tun Abdul Razak Chair. President Roderick McDavis and First Lady Deborah McDavis hosted a reception for the new Chair and his family, and Distinguished Professor Shamsul A.B. visited OHIO to be a part of the celebration.

For photos from the event, please click here.

For additional information on the event and on the Tun Abdul Razak Chair at OHIO, please click here.

Distinguished Professor Shamsul A.B. also gave a lecture during his visit to campus. For photos from the lecture,   please click here.

Tanaka Family Reception

Tanaka Family  Reception

In August of 2015, Ohio University dedicated four new residence halls, including the Tanaka Residence Hall, named in honor of Tomoyasu "Tomo" and Sumiko Tanaka.

The Tanakas were both known for their generous support of international students, both in Athens and in Japan.

Tomoyasu Tanaka served as an OHIO physics and astronomy faculty member from 1971-1989 and mentored OHIO student Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009. Professor Tanaka is also known as the father of the OHIO-Chubu University relationship, which began during President Sowle’s tenure and which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014.

Sumiko Tanaka frequently hosted exchange students and co-founded and co-funded the exchange program for developmentally disabled and elderly citizens.

Representing the Tanaka Family at the naming ceremony were  two of Tomoyasu and Sumiko Tanaka’s children – daughter Norico Tanaka-Wada of J apan and son and daughter-in-law Tim and Tamao Tanaka of Raleigh, North Carolina.

After the official naming ceremony, a special reception for the Tanaka Family and their friends was held in Clippinger Hall.

Click here for photos  from the Tanaka Family Reception in August 2015.

Click here to read a Compass article about the naming of Tanaka Hall, along with the three other new residence halls on campus.



International Student Union Picnic

Each year the International Student Union holds a welcome picnic at the beginning of the school year. Here is a video from The New Political, interviewing students at the August 2016 picnic.


In the spring of 2015, alumni from around the world visited Athens for an International Alumni Reunion. The Ohio University Alumni Association interviewed several of their alumni during their visits and asked them about favorite OHIO memories, how they came to the University and what OHIO means to them as graduates.

Please click here to see the videos   of these amazing alumni telling their stories.

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Grant Writing and Development Workshop Video from February 2016

The OHIO Office of Global Affairs hosted two half-day workshops on grant writing and development during the week of Feb 8 -12, 2016.

The workshops were led by Djenana Jalovcic, an accomplished educator, policy advisor and development practitioner with more than 20 years of international experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe and Central America focused on disability and gender in the health, education, social and employment sectors.

Click here to watch the video.

For more information, please contact Nick Claussen. You an send him an email  by clicking here.






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