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This year’s Environmental Lecture Series opens Feb. 1 with presentation on how trees stem the urban heat island effect

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s 2023-24 Environmental Lecture Series, featuring a theme of “Does green infrastructure improve urban environments?” will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 1, with special guest Jean-Michel Guldmann, professor emeritus and Academy Professor of City and Regional Planning at Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture. He will present “Tree and Building Shade for Urban Heat Migration: Measuring Shade Temperature Effects…

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Partnership with Yad Vashem to help raise awareness, understanding of Holocaust and antisemitism threats

ASHLAND, Ohio – Leaders at Ashland University and alumni of the school are embracing the opportunity to raise awareness and a greater understanding of the history of Jewish people, the Holocaust and today’s antisemitic threats, having formally partnered with Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. As previously announced, two visiting scholars—Yossi Kugler, Ph.D., a researcher at Yad Vashem, and Sarah Levy, a program coordinator of Echoes &…

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English Professor Russell Weaver publishes his fourth book

Once Ashland University Professor of English Russell Weaver, Ph.D., stopped taking his kids to soccer games, he started writing books. Weaver keeps doing it because he said jokingly that it keeps him out of trouble. “It’s also fun to do,” added Weaver, who has been teaching at AU for almost 40 years. “And it’s helped my teaching because you learn things about texts when you write about them that you can’t learn teaching them.” On Monday, Jan. 22 in Ronk…

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Faith and Society lecture by Dee Stokes will focus on sports Jan. 24

**UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to illness. Stay tuned as a new date will be announced soon.** ASHLAND, Ohio – Dee Stokes, an entrepreneurial minister, educator, author, consultant, podcaster and former NCAA Div. I college basketball coach, will present the latest edition of Ashland University’s Faith and Society lecture series next Thursday, Jan. 24. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the College of Education’s…

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AU master's degree graduate named a vice president of communications for CBS Stations

Elita Fielder Adjei understands the excuses people use to not pursue a post-graduate degree. She could have used a number of them and not started a master’s degree program in strategic communications from Ashland University in 2014. Not necessary? She already was a successful communications specialist. Too busy? She was an executive in the energy industry. A parent? She was the mother of three young children. “I started the program as a single mom, and I…

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Month-long exhibition at Coburn Gallery to feature faculty works, starting Jan. 18

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting an exhibition featuring works by faculty in the AU Department of Art + Design from Thursday, Jan. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 18. There will be a two-hour opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 18, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. This is an annual exhibition that spotlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of the current faculty as…

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AU’s Center for CommUNITY & Belonging planning a week-long commemoration of MLK

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a week full of events bringing students, faculty, staff and the Ashland community together for service, conversation, fellowship and engagement Jan. 15-19. Staff from AU’s newly-named Center for CommUNITY & Belonging are coordinating the celebration, and the events are open to the public. On MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 15, AU students will be volunteering from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,…

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Ashland Area Chorus Begins Rehearsals

ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland Area Chorus, a community-based mixed choir, announces its spring 2024 season. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts, room 242, starting this Monday, Jan. 8. The AAC will perform a program of beautiful music at an AU choral concert this spring. This is the perfect time to join. You may simply show up or you may contact the director ahead of time. The Chorus is open to the…

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Lyceum Café a new centerpiece of the AU campus

ASHLAND, Ohio – One of the highlights of 2023 at Ashland University was the opening of the Lyceum Café, a new centerpiece on the AU main campus where students, faculty, staff and the Ashland community have been gathering for meetings, fellowship, study time and delicious food and drinks since its October opening. Located on the completely renovated main floor of the Archer Library, the Lyceum Café is 2,075 square feet of dazzling, inviting space and…

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Rev. Naomi Tutu presentation to kick off series of Ashland Center for Nonviolence events

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN) at Ashland University will kick off the Season for Nonviolence with a special event, as it welcomes Rev. Naomi Tutu for a fundraiser dinner and keynote address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. As an Episcopal priest and the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, Rev. Tutu is a much sought-after speaker and will present “Striving for Justice: Searching for Common Ground.”

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