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Class of 2021 | Jane Dreher says study in Berlin gave her new perspective

Jane Dreher, portraitEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. See more Fall 2021 commencement stories. Jane Dreher approaches Fall 2021 Commencement confident about her plans and with a clear sense of how to analyze the […]

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Posted on 11/30/2021

Advising News | Classics & Religious Studies courses have a new course prefix for spring

Ellis Hall entryway architectural elementFrom Ohio University News Students looking for courses offered by the Classics & Religious Studies Department this spring will need to look for a new course prefix on the course schedule. Graduate and undergraduate courses that used the CLAR, CLAS, and CLWR prefixes have all been renumbered and given the […]

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Posted on 10/18/2021

Brian Collins dives into ancient Sanskrit poem and comes up with—a modern plotline?

Brian Collins, portraitFrom Ohio University News How does a non-traditional college student end up a preeminent scholar decoding an ancient Indian myth about a Hindu god with a resemblance to Oedipus? And why was he drawn to a dark character who could have been the model for Star Wars’ Kylo Ren? Dr. […]

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Posted on 07/15/2021

Class of 2021 | Miranda Christy Gets Creative in Face of COVID Closures

Miranda Christy, portraitAfter Miranda Christy graduates from Ohio University this spring, she heads to Virginia Tech to start her M.A. in history. Christy double majored in History and Classical Civilizations in the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. She says COVID restrictions tried to get in her way, but she powered past […]

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Posted on 04/08/2021

Collins Interviewed by ‘Bollywood Is for Lovers’ Podcast

Dr. Brian Collins holds a horror film poster from India.Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy and Chair of Classics & Religious Studies, was invited to be interviewed on the popular biweekly Bollywood Is for Lovers podcast, hosted by Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser. Listen to Brian Collins’ Bollywood Horrors episode. The […]

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Posted on 03/03/2021

New Name: Department of Classics & Religious Studies

Ellis Hall entryway architectural elementBy Dr. Brian Collins Chair of Classics & Religious Studies As of this semester, the Department of Classics & World Religions will become the Department of Classics & Religious Studies, and the World Religions major and minor will soon be renamed the Religious Studies major and minor. Soon the prefixes […]

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Posted on 01/26/2021

Sheldon Wins Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon, portraitThe Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize, awarded in recognition of an outstanding article on the history of women in science, went to Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon for her essay “Breeding Mixed Race Women for Profit and Pleasure,” published in American Quarterly vol. 71, no. 3 (September […]

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Posted on 01/15/2021

Why Study Religion in College?

Grace Eberly meeting with female health center workers in the village of Marsul, India during a study abroad experience (2015).When I was an undergraduate student majoring in World Religions, people often asked me what I expected to be able to do with this degree. In my case, I always knew that I wanted to go into medicine but, in retrospect, I truly believe there is nothing you can’t do […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Insider Higher Ed Reviews Brian Collins’ Square Peg Podcast Series

Dr. Brian Collins holds a horror film poster from India.Inside Higher Ed’s Scott McLemee writes about Dr. Brian Collins’ podcast series A Very Square Peg: The Strange and Remarkable Life of the Polymath Robert Eisler in a column called Podcasting a Polymath. …Before expressing enthusiasm, let me admit to a brief period of suspicion. Robert Eisler’s life sounds like […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Collins Authors ‘The Other Rama’ on Rarely Studied Mythical Warrior-Sage

Dr. Brian Collins holds a horror film poster from India.Associate Professor Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy and the chair of Classics & World Religions, recently published his second monograph, The Other Rāma: Matricide and Genocide in the Mythology of Paraśurāma, in the SUNY Series in Hindu Studies. Listen to an […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021