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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

Ohio University Mock Trial Team Announces 2019-20 Team Members

The Ohio University Mock Trial Team selected 20 students to compete during the 2019-20 academic year. Tryouts occurred on Sept. 11 and 12. In order to tryout, students were required to prepare and deliver a three-minute speech on a selected topic. At the conclusion of their prepared remarks, students were […]

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Posted on 09/16/2019

Foraging Societies in Pleistocene North America, Sept. 26 | Economic and Political Networks in Mesopotamia, Sept. 27

Dr. Henry WrightDr. Henry T. Wright — whose work spans many continents, from studying the first hunter-gatherer populations in eastern North America to the formation of state-level societies in the Near East, China and Madagascar — brings his research interests together in two talks at Ohio University. He discusses “Foraging Societies in […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019

Collins Authors Afterword to New Translation of ‘Man into Wolf’

Dr. Brian Collins published a lengthy afterword to a new Italian translation of Man into Wolf: An Anthropological Interpretation of Sadism, Masochism, and Lycanthropy by Robert Eisler. The translation was titled Uomo diventa Lupo and was published by Adelphi Edizioni under the direction of noted Italian writer Roberto Calasso. Collins […]

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Posted on 08/29/2019