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OHIO’s new CoLab in Alden Library officially opens, creating a space for collaboration and innovation


October 22, 2018

Ohio University’s new CoLab, a space designed as a physical hub for student innovation and entrepreneurship activities across campus, officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 18 on the third floor of Alden Library.

“CoLab is designed to foster creativity and advance collaboration across campus,” said President M. Duane Nellis. “I imagine the concept as a hub and spoke, with this advanced space acting as the center of activity to make a linkage with many other spaces and resources on campus and offering students an entrée for cross collaboration on projects and innovation.”

The CoLab will serve as a center to unite students from all backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to be collaborative and innovative. The area will allow students, faculty and staff, alumni and others to engage in a collaborative learning environment from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

CoLab, a collaborative effort between OHIO students, the Office of the President, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, University Libraries, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the College of Business, the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, the Scripps College of Communication, the Office of Instructional Innovation, the Research Division, and the Stanford University Epicenter Innovation Fellows, is housed on the third floor of Alden Library within the heart of OHIO’s Athens Campus.

Reposted from Compass