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Love and Hate | From #BlackLivesMatter to the White Power Presidency, Sept. 26

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, portraitThe Love & Hate theme fall event features speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on “From #BlackLivesMatter to the White Power Presidency” on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in Schoonover 145. This event is hosted by the Love and Hate Theme Committee in conjunction with the departments of African American Studies, History, Political […]

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Posted on 08/02/2019

MLK Celebration | King’s Vision: An Essential Alternative to Now, Jan. 23

Dorsey Odell Blake, portraitUniversity Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Jan. 21-26 By George E. Mauzy Jr. From Compass Ohio University celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2019 on the Athens Campus. The annual celebration, which has adopted the holiday’s national theme, “King’s Vision: Humanity […]

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Posted on 01/01/2019

Wealth & Poverty | Slavery and Its Legacies, Nov. 19

Ana Lucia Araujo, portraitThe Wealth and Poverty theme at Ohio University presents Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo discussing “Slavery and Its Legacies: Comparative Approaches in Memory and Reparations” on Monday, Nov. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Walter  Hall Rotunda. Araujo is Professor of History of Howard University. Her research explores the history, memory, and […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018

Inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture | Crossing Borders: The Many Lives of Henry Box Brown, Nov. 27

Martha J. Cutter, portraitDr. Martha J. Cutter delivers the inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture, given in honor of Dr. Amritjit Singh, Ohio University Langston Hughes Professor of English and African American Studies, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Baker Multicultural Center, Room 219. Cutter, Professor of English and Africana Studies at […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018

Workshop on Emerging Coproduction Systems for Sustainable Rural Economies, May 23-24

A workshop on Emerging Coproduction Systems for Sustainable Rural Economies is May 23-24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Living Learning Center at Ohio University. The goal of the workshop is to review prospects for coproduction systems in rural areas with declining economic activity. Multidisciplinary expert panels will […]

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Posted on 05/02/2018

University’s MLK Jr. Celebration Week begins Jan. 15

From Compass Ohio University celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2018 on the Athens Campus. The annual celebration is coordinated by the University’s MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee and is sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. These are some of the […]

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Posted on 01/05/2018

MLK Day | Teach In – Extending King’s Vision to Action in the Age of 45, Jan. 19

2018 Martin Luther King Day graphic with photoOhio University’s Between Love & Hate theme presents a “Teach In – Extending King’s Vision to Action in the Age of 45 ” on Friday, Jan. 19, from 1-2 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room in Baker Center. A panel of students, faculty, staff and alumni will discuss MLK’s vision. […]

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Posted on 01/01/2018

Career Week | New Job, New Place, New Community, Jan. 30

Dr. Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, Associate Director of the Multicultural Center, shown at the Scholarship Awards at the 34th Annual Leadership Awards Gala in Baker Ballroom in April 2017. Photo by Kaitlin OwensLooking for an internship or job outside of Athens or your hometown? Join a discussion on ways to engage in that new community, and hear from young professionals who have moved to multiple new states for work at New Job, New Place, New Community on Tuesday, Jan. 30,  form 4 […]

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Posted on 01/01/2018

MLK Jr. Celebration Kicks Off with Student Poster Contest, Due by Jan. 11

Marchers pray at Galbreath Chapel during a past MLK Jr. Silent March event.Ohio University will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2018 on the Athens Campus. The annual celebration is coordinated by the University’s MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee and is sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. These are some of the committee-sponsored […]

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Posted on 12/02/2017

Wealth and Poverty Week on Urban Challenges | ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Narrative, Nov. 2

Dr. Daniel Moak, standing outside with greenery The Wealth and Poverty theme hosts Wealth and Poverty Week on Urban Challenges, featuring Dr. Daniel Moak discussing “Class Absence: A Critical Look at the ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Narrative,” on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Alden 319. Watch live or later on A&S TV. For the […]

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Posted on 11/01/2017