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Summer and Fall 2020 | Law, Justice & Culture Undergraduate Courses, Including Online

Center for Law Justice & Culture logoThe following list includes required and elective course offerings for the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate offered in Summer and Fall 2020. The list includes online as well as face-to-face courses. The certificate is offered by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University. Please check the course […]

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Posted on 03/23/2020

CBC Radio Interviews Holcomb about Discovering ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitCBC’s On Demand with Tom Power interviewed Dr. Gary Holcomb about “rediscovering Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille, a novel that was lost to history.” Holcomb is Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Claude McKay was a seminal figure of the Harlem Renaissance. The Jamaican-born writer is remembered, in part, […]

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Posted on 03/11/2020

CANCELED | Book Launch & Reading | Romance in Marseille, March 27

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitNote: This event has been canceled. The African American Studies Department hosts a book launch and reading of Romance in Marseille, a Claude McKay novel unearthed by Dr. Gary Holcomb, at the Athena Cinema on March 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Co-editors Holcomb of Ohio University and Dr. William […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020

Jamaica Observer Writes about Holcomb, Claude McKay’s ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitThe Jamaica Observer writes about Dr. Gary Holcomb’s discovery and publishing of  Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille. A pivotal figure of the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s, Jamaican-born Claude McKay was as provocative as Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, and other major players in arguably black intelligentsia’s most exciting period. Seventy-two […]

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Posted on 02/24/2020

Fair Observer Interviews Houston on ‘Being Black in America’

Dr. Akil Houston, portrait in his officeDr. Akil Houston was interviewed by Fair Observer writer Kourosh Ziabari in an article headlined “Being Black in America.” Houston is Associate Professor in African American Studies at Ohio University. In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Akil Houston, a filmmaker, social critic and an associate professor of […]

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Posted on 02/01/2020

Career Corner | Black Excellence Panel, Jan. 22

Tanisha King-Taylor, portrAITThe Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center hosts a Black Excellence Panel Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center, Backer Center 366. Hear the stories of the panelists and ask questions about the different industries represented. There is also a networking […]

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Posted on 01/01/2020

Publishers Weekly Reviews McKay Novel Unearthed by Holcomb

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitRomance in Marseille, a Claude McKay novel unearthed by Dr. Gary Holcomb, was reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Holcomb Professor of African American Literature Harlem Renaissance writer McKay’s poignant, previously unpublished novel of 1920s black life in the French port city of Marseilles strengthens the legacy built by his novels Banjo […]

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Posted on 12/19/2019

Holcomb Unearths Unpublished Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel. Intrigued, he contacted the Schomburg Center for Research in Black […]

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Posted on 12/06/2019

Notable Alumni | LeKeisha Grant Embodies Entrepreneurship, Empowers Young Women

LeKeisha Grant, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Lekeisha Grant ’07 Specialized Studies Lekeisha Grant is an entrepreneur. She started her first business in […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Finding Friendship Thanks to Law, Justice & Culture Learning Community

Olivia Gedeon, Joe Landusky, Brea Muzykoski, and Lydia Wendel all began their academic careers at Ohio University in late August of 2017 in the Law, Justice & Culture Learning Community, taught by the Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, Dr. Haley Duschinski. The four became fast friends. […]

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Posted on 09/16/2019