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By Chris Caldwell Dr. Gary Holcomb, Professor of African American Studies, working in concert with faculty from around the nation, has secured a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant totaling nearly $200,000. The grant was issued on July 28, 2015. In total the NEH issued $36.6 million dollars to […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Aug 23

Dr. Akil Houston, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University, was quoted in an International Business Times article on “Bernie Sanders And Black Lives Matter: 2016 Presidential Candidate Struggles With Topic Of Race Despite History Of Civil Rights Activism.” For perhaps the first time since becoming the wildly […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Jul 22

By Christopher Caldwell From working at a cheetah conservation last summer in South Africa to spending a day with Nelson Mandela’s niece, Camille Smith ’16 knows that her heart has been drawn to a life of African study. With a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies, a double minor in […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Jun 11

Plenty of Summer Session II courses are ready and waiting for students at Ohio University. See Summer in Athens information. African American Studies is offering three second session online summer courses: AAS 1010 African American History from 1526-1875 (2SS) This online course examines economic, demographic, social, cultural and political topics […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news May 27

Where are the dinosaurs this summer? Online, of course. They’re hanging out in an online course that fills Tier 2 Natural Sciences requirements. GEOL 1400 Dinosaurs and the Mesozoic (2NS) This online course includes a general introduction to dinosaurs including their classification, anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Three major groups of dinosaurs will be […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Apr 21

Summer with the College of Arts & Sciences—Enjoy our Parks | Fill some Reqs—includes courses that can apply toward Ohio University’s general education Tier II requirements in Humanities and Literature. Check the Registrar’s summer course offerings site for up-to-the-minute course availability—both online and on campus. AAS 1100 Introduction to African […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Apr 21

The first-ever Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Award is being awarded to Sharqaua Smith, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Specialized Studies with a major in Mathematics Pre-Professional Sciences through University College. The award is for an outstanding student who is part of the Diversity Studies Certificate program and who excels […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Apr 13

The Between Love and Hate curricular theme is co-sponsoring Hip Hop Awareness Week at Ohio University, March 30 to April 4. The week-long series of events is brought to campus by the Ohio University chapter of Hip Hop Congress, the Student Activities Commission (SAC), and the Black Student Cultural Programming […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Apr 02

As part of Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia 2015, Dr. Aretina Hamilton gives a research talk “The World of the [White] Unseeing: Uncovering the Black Spatial Imaginaries of African Americans in Appalachia,” on Thursday, April 9, from noon-1:20 p.m. at Alden 1951 Lounge. Abstract: In Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Apr 02

By Chris Caldwell Sydney Joslin-Knapp ’16 attempts to blend her photography degree with her African American Studies minor to show issues of race rather than merely tell them. “Since coming to OU, I realize just how little people talk about race in a productive way,” says Joslin-Knapp. African American Studies […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » African American Studies news Mar 03

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