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Collins Discovers Forgotten Scholar, Produces Podcast Series on Robert Eisler

Brian Collins, portraitA trip to a used bookstore in Ann Arbor, Mich., led Ohio University associate professor of Classics & World Religions Brian Collins to discover not just a rare book — but a rare man. From stumbling upon that book, Collins’ interest has sparked him to produce a 10-episode limited series about […]

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Posted on 08/06/2020

Lybarger Authors New Book ‘Palestinian Chicago: Identity in Exile’

Palestinian Chicago Identity in Exile book coverDr. Loren Lybarger authored Palestinian Chicago: Identity in Exile, the first book to appear in the University of California’s new series, New Directions in Palestinian Studies. Palestinian Chicago is available in paperback and as an open-access e-book. The New Directions series “publishes books that put Palestinians at the center of […]

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Posted on 07/29/2020

OHIO News | Perez Sheldon Name Cutler Scholars Executive Director

Myrna Perez Sheldon, portraitDr. Myrna Perez Sheldon, Assistant Professor of Classics & World Religions, was named the new executive director of Ohio University’s Cutler Scholars program, reports Ohio University News in a story headlined “Cutler Scholars Program names new executive director.” Perez Sheldon, an assistant professor in the Department of Classics and World […]

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Posted on 07/13/2020

Classics & World Religions Celebrates Student Achievements

Ohio University Classics & World Religions faculty, students, and staff gathered virtually by Zoom video chat for the department’s annual Awards Ceremony on May 1, 2020, to look back on the year’s highlights, honor graduating seniors, and recognize scholarship recipients.  The event was conducted by first-year Chair Brian Collins. Students […]

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Posted on 05/15/2020

Teach In | India, the Citizenship Act and Settler Colonialism in Kashmir, Feb. 19

Kashmir Photo of women running from conflictA Teach-In about what’s happening in India, the Citizenship Act, and Settler Colonialism in Kashmir is Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Bentley 132. The Teach-In will feature Dr. Brian Collins, Associate Professor of World Religions, Dr. Haley Duschinski, Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and Associate Professor […]

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Posted on 02/01/2020

Bernstein Serves as Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Western University in Canada

Dr. Neil BernsteinIn the fall semester of 2019, Dr. Neil W. Bernstein was a Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the Department of Classical Studies at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Bernstein is Professor of Classics & World Religions at Ohio University. The primary objective of Western’s Distinguished Scholar in Residence Program […]

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Posted on 01/17/2020

Alumni News | Lynchburg Museum Curator Kubota Awarded Smithsonian Scholarship

Emily Kubota, portraitOhio University alum Emily Kubota ’09, curator of the Lynchburg Museum in Virginia, was awarded a scholarship to the Smithsonian Institution’s Interpreting African American History & Culture Workshop, according to a Lynchburg, Va., news release. Kubota, who was promoted to this past summer, earned a B.A. in Classical Civilization from […]

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Posted on 01/02/2020

Ellis Hall Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Ellis Hall entranceFrom Ohio University News Ohio University’s Ellis Hall was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for a complete renovation of the 115-year-old building. The Ellis Hall project earned LEED Gold certification for implementing sustainable and high-performance construction strategies in areas including site development, energy efficiency, materials […]

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Posted on 12/19/2019

Alumni News | Gary Scanlon Joins KPMG As Principal In Washington National Tax’s International Tax Group

Gary Scanlon, portraitOhio University alum Gary Scanlon ’98 has joined KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, as a principal in the international tax group of the firm’s Washington National Tax (WNT) practice. Most recently, he served as an attorney-advisor with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of the International […]

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Posted on 10/19/2019

Notable Alumni | Grace Eberly Works at the Intersection of Religion and Healthcare

Grace Eberly, 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. Grace Eberly ’16 World Religions Grace Eberly combined her love of world religions with an aptitude […]

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Posted on 10/07/2019