New Re-vamped Ohio Fellows Program

Ohio University Libraries is excited to be a part of the relaunch of the Ohio Fellows Program, a 60s-era project begun by President Emeritus Vernon R. Alden. The original Ohio Fellows Program selected students who were identified as having extraordinary potential. As an Ohio Fellow, students were encouraged to think outside of the box, engage […]

Trustees Get a Taste of the Mahn Center

On June 21, 2012, the Ohio University Board of Trustees got a taste of the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections when Ohio University Libraries hosted their June luncheon in the reading room of the Mahn Center. While the trustees dined on salad and dessert, University Archivist Bill Kimok presented on some of the […]

Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee Received Honorary Ph.D.

On June 8, 2012, Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee received an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy during the commencement ceremonies at Ohio University’s Athens Campus. Upon receipt of the award Dr. Lee said, “I am humbled and deeply grateful to President Emeritus Dr. Vernon Alden, President Emeritus Dr. Charles Ping, Vice President […]

Fred Harris’ Legacy

The late Fred Harris, an internationally recognized American painter and art collector, left a lasting impression on the Ohio University Libraries. Harris’ most recent donations, his sumi-e paintings and sketchbooks, will be on exhibit April 27th through December 2012 in the Frederick and Kazuko Harris Fine Arts Library on the third floor of Alden Library. […]

Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries Hwa-Wei Lee Receives Degree

On June 8, 2012, Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy degree.  A reception will be held to honor Dr. Lee’s achievement in the Faculty Commons on the third floor of the Alden Library from 2-3:30p.m. During his tenure at Ohio University Libraries, Dr. Lee made […]

Ohio Fellows Alumni Gather for Reunion and Revitalization

On Friday, April 27, 2012 Ohio Fellows Alumni gathered at the Vernon R. Alden Library for a fun-filled informal reunion weekend. The weekend activities included a celebration dinner with mentor, President Emeritus Vernon R. Alden, meetings to talk about their shared experience and even a bowling outing. The reunion fell on the kick-off weekend of […]

Friends of the Libraries Book Sale May 17th-19th

The Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University will hold a book sale from May 17-18, 2012 in Alden Library’s 4th floor lounge. The hours are: Thursday, May 17th, 7-9 pm Friday, May 18th, 10-6 pm Saturday, May 19th, 10-4 pm “When you support the Friends, you are supporting all of Ohio University–every discipline, every student, […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Involvement with President Emeritus Vernon R. Alden

On May 11, 1962, thirty-eight-year-old Vernon R. Alden was inaugurated as the 15th president of Ohio University. This year, Ohio University Libraries is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Emeritus President Alden’s inauguration with events and accolades. The celebration will include art exhibits, and special anniversary dinners and events with esteemed guests such as President of […]

Apply for the Student Expo Library Awards

Once again, the Ohio University Libraries are offering awards four awards for students participating in the Ohio University Student Research and Creativity Expo. The awards include: $150 for the best undergraduate project $150 for the best graduate project $150 awarded to the best project submitted by a library student employee or family member of a […]

Graduate Student in Education Brings Cultural Insight to the Harris Collection

In 2011, the late Dr. Frederick Harris donated his repertoire of sumi-e and watercolor paintings and sketchbooks, as well as he and his wife’s personal collection of artifacts and that span hundreds of years of Japanese tradition to Ohio University Libraries. Processing of this collection, arranging, organizing and describing the artifacts, began soon after the […]