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

Grace EberlyEditor’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

Drogula Book on ‘Cato the Younger’ Offers New Perspective on Collapse of Roman Republic

Cato the Younger book coverDr. Fred Drogula authored a new book, Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic, published by Oxford University Press. Drogula is the Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities and Professor of Classics at Ohio University. The most complete biography of Cato the Younger in English, […]

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Posted on 08/25/2019

WOUB Interviews Perez Sheldon on Religion, Science and Politics

Dr. Myrna Perez SheldonWOUB Digital’s Spectrum interviewed Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon in a story headlined “Religion & Science are Bound Together by Public Policy and Political Authority.” Perez is Assistant Professor in Classics & World Religions as well as Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. A new study will examine how the relationship between science […]

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Posted on 02/06/2019

Post Quotes Lybarger on World Hijab Day

Dr. Loren Lybarger, portraitDr. Loren Lybarger, Associate Professor of Classics & World Religions, was quoted in a Post article headlined “World Hijab Day Celebrated In Solidarity with Muslim Women.” “The hijab scarf has, in a sense, become a symbol for Islam and for Muslims,” Loren Lybarger, an associate professor of classics and world religions […]

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Posted on 02/06/2019

Drogula Brings Passion for Humanities as New Ping Institute Director

Fred Drogula, portrait in hallwayBy Sierra Heilman Dr. Fred Drogula, the new director of the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities, wants to champion the humanities and challenge his students to “put ourselves in (ancient people’s) shoes…or sandals” to understand their ideas and culture. Drogula is also a professor in […]

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Posted on 11/15/2018

Happy Beginnings | Meyer Continues Anthropology Research in Grad School

A smiling Rachel Meyer standing in front of file boxesEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Rachel Meyer ’16 is a second year master’s student in Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati. She graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences at […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018

Post Quotes Collins on Celtic Origin of Halloween

Brian Collins, portraitDr. Brian Collins was quoted in a Post story headlined “Before trick-or-treating, commercialization and block parties, Halloween was rooted in Celtic religion.” Collins is the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy at Ohio University. “People would leave gifts to the fairies so they wouldn’t mess with […]

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Posted on 10/25/2018