AU in the News

7/06/18Ashland University's Correctional Program was featured in an article printed in the Lafayette Daily Advertiser. The article, titled "Online Learning is Helping Louisiana Inmates Stay Out of Prison," talks about how Ashland's program is helping to reduce recidivism, the likelihood that an offender will return to prison.

6/17/18AU adjunct professor of geology Dr. William Reinthal was quoted in a news media article about the drilling of wells in Green and Mohican townships in Ashland County. The article, titled "Looking for gas, oil in Ohio where few are," talks about how two exploratory wells are underway in North Central Ohio in a bid to find the next big source of oil and gas. The article was picked up by a number of media, including the Ashland Times-Gazette, the Massillon Independent and the Canton Repository. 







6/15/18Crain's Cleveland Business featured a note about Ashland University's new Center for Addictions in an article on local universities. The article, titled "New centers focused on trauma, addiction established at local universities," talked about how Ashland University's Center for Addictions is housed in its department of psychology. It noted that Christy Ellis-Trolian will be its founding director and that the center will focus on developing continuing education units, training and certificate programs and associate and bachelor's degrees in the addiction counseling space.


5/30/18Dr. Don Tharp, chief information technology officer, had an article published in Educause Review. style="box-sizing: content-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 1.6; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The article, titled "Integrating eSports at Ashland University," describes five best-practice IT recommendations to support the successful implementation of a college eSports program.

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5/30/18Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, professor of chemistry, was quoted in a Popular Science article dealing with black plastic e-waste. The article was titled "You could be eating a side of e-waste with your take out." Weidenhamer has done much research involving the contamination of consumer products with heavy metals such as lead and cadmium.




5/23/18Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, was featured in an article for Cleveland Jewish News. The article, titled "Higher Education Makes Career Change Possible," featured Granot and Kerry Randall, certified family medicine nurse practitioner for the MetroHealth System in Cleveland.

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4/11/18Cleveland Plain Dealer sports writer Terry Pluto is a commentator on NPR radio stations and his latest segment of "The View from Pluto" included another segment on the Ashland University women’s basketball program. Pluto spoke in glowing terms of the women's program, starting with praise for former coach Sue Ramsey, featured a discussion of former coach Robyn Fralick's accomplishments and then described how qualified Kari Pickens is to assume the head coaching job and be successful.

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4/06/18School safety and security expert Dr. Amy Klinger was one of five panelists speaking at "The Gun Violence Epidemic: Protecting the Public's Health" Forum presented jointly by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Reuters. style="box-sizing: content-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 1.6; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Klinger is director of the Masters Program in Educational Leadership and associate professor of the Educational Leadership Program at AU. Inspired by students across the country, the gun violence prevention movement has gained new momentum. But can it last or lead to substantive change on the Congressional level? This Forum brought together experts in mental health, violence, and gun policy to discuss a variety of proposed gun violence and school safety measures. What is the status of background check laws? What is an appropriate way to discuss mental health in the conversation — without creating stigma or a chilling effect on people seeking care? What skills and training should educators have to spot warning signs and respond in crises? And, in light of restrictions around federally funded gun-related research, do policymakers have the information that they need to study these questions effectively? In this time of turbulence, our panelists looked at the evidence for — and possible unintended consequences of — today's hotly debated measures to stop gun violence.

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4/06/18AU President Dr. Carlos Campo wrote an Op-Ed article that appeared in the Columbus Dispatch. The article, titled "Accountability measures will serve all Ohio students," points out that minority students now make up the new majority in K-12 schools. The article discusses the need for a higher percentage of students enrolling in college to take remedial classes and notes that Ohio is taking steps to ensure that high school graduates will be prepared for college or career.

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4/03/18Dr. Christopher Chartier, associate professor of Psychology, was quoted and featured in a BuzzFeed News article on April 3. dir="ltr" style="box-sizing: content-box; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; line-height: 1.38; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">Chartier serves as director of the Psychological Science Accelerator, which grew out of a blog post that Chartier penned last year. 

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