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Study Conducted at AU Warns of Lead and Other Toxic Metals: Cookware Made with Scrap Metal Contaminates Food

Study Conducted at AU Warns of Lead and Other Toxic Metals

Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal in countries around the world poses a serious and previously unrecognized health risk to millions of people according to a new study. The highest levels were found in cookware from Vietnam including one pot that released 2,800 times more lead than California’s Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 0.5 micrograms per day.

Researchers at Ashland University and Occupational Knowledge International tested 42 samples of aluminum cookware made in 10 developing countries and more than one-third pose a lead exposure hazard. The cookware also released significant levels of aluminum, arsenic and cadmium.

Center for Civic Life at AU to Host Conversation on Campus Safety

Center for Civic Life at AU to Host Conversation on Campus Safety

The Center for Civic Life at Ashland University is hosting a community conversation about campus safety on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in conference rooms A and D on the second floor of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

The forum considers the question, “How can we assure safety on campus?” The Center for Civic Life invites the public to attend the open conversation and to share ideas.

AU Music Releases Spring Event Schedule Beginning With Two Faculty Recitals

AU Music Releases Spring Event Schedule Beginning With Two Faculty Recitals

The Department of Music at Ashland University has released its spring 2017 schedule of events, which includes several instrumental and vocal recitals, choral and band concerts, opera scenes, Maplerock Jazz Festival and more.

The first event of the semester is a faculty recital featuring trombonist Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of music, on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Titled "Variations in C and His Relative," the concert will feature music in the key of C and its relative minor (a), while two of the works are theme and variation sets.

AU Theatre Major Stages ‘The Stronger’ And Musical Cabaret

Theatre Major Stages ‘The Stronger’ And Musical Cabaret

Ashland University theatre major Ceyanna Stasick of Sullivan, Ohio, is sealing her college career with a senior theatre performance project scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Studio Theatre.

As fulfillment for her senior theatre project, Stasick will perform August Strindberg’s one-act play, “The Stronger,” followed by a contrasting musical theatre cabaret. Stasick’s goal for her performance is to emphasize Ashland University's philosophy of Accent on the Individual “to show that the theatre department has created a well-rounded performer.”

Ashland University Professor and Students to Attend White House Event

Ashland University Professor and Students to Attend White House Event

Dr. Deborah Sullivan, who serves as the campus wellness director at Ashland University, and two AU students will be attending the Healthy Campus Challenge Day at the White House on Jan. 13.

Under the direction of Dr. Sullivan, the AU campus signed up for the White House Healthy Campus Challenge and was one of more than 350 higher education institutions from around the country involved in this effort to make sure the campus and community stay healthy and informed.

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘Understanding Our Gun Culture’

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘Understanding Our Gun Culture’

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will hold its Third Annual John D. Stratton Conference on March 31 and April 1 and topic of this year’s ACN conference is “Understanding Our Gun Culture.”

The conference will be held on the campus of Ashland University and attendees staying overnight are offered a conference rate through the Holiday Inn Express in Ashland. Contact 419.281.2900 for room reservations and mention the “Understanding Our Gun Culture” conference. Please book on or before March 10, 2017, to secure the conference rate.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘America’s Role in the World’

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘America’s Role in the World’

Rebeccah Heinrichs, who provides research and commentary on a range of national security issues and specializes in nuclear deterrence, missile defense and counter-proliferation, will speak on the topic of “What is America’s Role in the World?” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5411 or info@ashbrook.org.

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Three of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2017.

AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online program in Ohio and the 92nd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, while AU’s Master of Business Administration Online Program was ranked as the fifth best online program in Ohio and the 111th nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs. Also, AU’s Education Online Program was ranked 123rd among the Best Online Education Programs.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will hold an art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art Department faculty. The annual exhibition opens on Thursday, Jan. 19, and runs through Feb. 19.

This annual exhibition highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional work of the current faculty as professional artists in their respective areas. The art department faculty members pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors.

Ashland University Receives $650,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Scholarships

Ashland University Receives $650,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Scholarships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Ashland University a $650,000 grant as part of a five-year STEM scholarship program that will provide scholarships and academic support for academically talented science students with financial need.

The NSF grant, titled “Science Scholars Program: Opening the Science Career Pipeline Through Enhanced Engagement and Support,” begins Jan. 15 and runs through Dec. 31, 2021, and provides funds to create a “Science Scholars Program” allowing students pursing undergraduate degrees in a natural science discipline to receive scholarship and academic support designed to engage, retain and graduate these academically talented students.

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