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ONU College of Law introduces new clinical programs

The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law has announced two new programs within the college’s clinical offerings that will further assist individuals in Allen and Hardin counties.

In conjunction with former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton’s efforts to provide better protection for service members and veterans before the courts of Ohio, the ONU Legal Clinic has revised its service priorities to place service personnel and veterans at the top of its intake list.

ONU to commemorate MLK Jr. Day with week of activities

Ohio Northern University will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week with a number of activities commemorating the civil rights leader. The ONU Cultural and Special Events Committee and the Office of Multicultural Development are sponsoring these events, which begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

ONU to present ‘The Soul Rebels’

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present The Soul Rebels Brass Band in the Stambaugh Theater on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week at ONU.

The Soul Rebels is an eight-piece New Orleans-based brass ensemble that incorporates elements of soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock and pop music within a contemporary brass band framework. The band grew from their New Orleans brass style out of the desire of original members Lumar LeBlanc and Derrick Moss to play the music they heard on the radio with respect to the New Orleans brass band tradition.

ONU’s Sebok Pharmacy Lecture to feature top cardiovascular pharmacogenomics expert

Julie A. Johnson, V. Ravi Chandran professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Florida Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine as well as director of the University of Florida Center for Pharmacogenomics, will be the guest speaker during the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy’s fourth annual Sebok Pharmacy Lecture in ONU’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m.

Johnson’s research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics. She leads a research group in the NIH-supported Pharmacogenomics Research Network, with a project focused on pharmacogenomics of antihypertensive drugs.

3rd District Court of Appeals coming to ONU

The Ohio 3rd District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two cases at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Moot Court Room.

The oral arguments will be heard by a panel consisting of three of the court’s four judges: Richard M. Rogers, Vernon L. Preston and John R. Willamowski. The court’s fourth judge is Stephen R. Shaw. Rogers, Shaw and Willamowski are Ohio Northern University law alumni.

The court will hear one criminal case and one civil case while in Ada. The first case, State of Ohio v. Tammy M. Klein (Union County), is an appeal involving a conviction of aggravated robbery and other felony counts.

ONU professor developing new technique to monitor phosphorus in watersheds

Christopher Spiese, Ohio Northern University assistant professor of chemistry, is working on the development of a new technique for measuring dissolved phosphorus in freshwaters that could introduce a new testing method that will allow for a more cost-efficient and quicker way to monitor watersheds.

Working with ONU student Joanne Berry, a junior biochemistry major from Brunswick, Ohio, Spiese reached a breakthrough in 2011 when a novel reagent (a substance that, because of the reactions it causes, is used in analysis and synthesis) formed a yellow-green fluorescent compound in the presence of phosphate.

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