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Alumni News | KBO Quotes Lovelace on ‘Bridge too Far’ Catchphrase

Alexander Lovelace, portrait in officeKBO Ch. 4 carried an AP story which quotes Ohio University alumnus Alexander Lovelace, Ph.D. in History,  in a story headlined “‘A bridge too far’: Coronavirus catchphrase taken from WWII.” “Who knew?” said Alexander Lovelace, who just earned his doctorate in American military history at Ohio University after defending his […]

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Posted on 05/18/2020

Alumni News | Marchbanks Talks about Truckers, Travelers at COVID News Conference

Jack Marchbanks, portraitWTOL Ch. 11 reported on Ohio University alumnus Jack Marchbanks’ role in Ohio’s daily COVID-19 news conference Jack Marchbanks, the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, said his department is working to keep rest areas open and clean for truck drivers, who he thanked for being vital to the […]

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Posted on 04/06/2020

CANCELED | Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines, April 23-24

Photo of war correspondent, journalist, editor and author Cornelius Ryan from the Cornelius Ryan Collection at the Ohio University's Alden Library.NOTE: This event has been canceled. The Contemporary History Institute (Ohio University), The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience (Florida State University), and Stars and Stripes are pleased to announce a symposium on “Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines” at the Intrepid Sea, Air […]

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Posted on 03/02/2020

Alumni News | Sebastian Hurtado-Torres Publishes ‘The Gathering Storm’

book cover for The Gathering STorm: Eduardo Frei's Revolution in Liberty and Chile's Cold WarOhio University alumnus Dr. Sebastian Hurtado Torres authored a new book, The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei’s Revolution in Liberty and Chile’s Cold War, with Cornell University Press. Hurtado-Torres earned a Ph.D. in History  in 2017 from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. He also earned a Contemporary History Certificate, which […]

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Posted on 02/12/2020

Notable Alumni | James Rodehaver Pursues Human Rights at Hot Spots Around the World

James Rodehaver, 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. James Rodehaver ’94 History James E. Rodehaver has directed field missions for some of the largest […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Notable Alumni | Jack Marchbanks Is Jazzing Things Up in Ohio’s Music, Transportation Scenes

Jack Marchbanks with Canadian officialsBy Regina Yoong Editor’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. Jack Marchbanks ’18 Ph.D. History Jack Marchbanks is Director of the OHIO Department […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Alumni News | Morina Named Professor at University of Bielefeld in Germany

Christina MorinaOhio University alum Dr. Christina Morina was named a “tenured, full professor of contemporary history at the University of Bielefeld, Germany starting this September. Holding the official title of Professorin fuer Allgemeine Geschichte unter besonderer Beruckstichtigung der Zeitgeschichte, Morina will continue her work on 19th, 20th and 21st century histories […]

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Posted on 10/13/2019

Alumni News | Taaffe Publishes Seventh Book, Washington’s Revolutionary War Generals

Ohio University alumnus Dr. Stephen R. Taaffe has written his seventh book, Washington’s Revolutionary War Generals, published by the University of Oklahoma Press and available on Amazon and other booksellers. Taaffe is Professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He earned an M.A. in Latin […]

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Posted on 10/05/2019

Contemporary History | Doing History in Post-Soviet Russia, Oct. 3

Susan Smith-Peter, portraitOhio University alum Dr. Susan Smith-Peter discusses “Doing History in Post-Soviet Russia” on Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Baker Center’s Multicultural Center, room 219. Smith-Peter is Professor of History at City University of New York–College of Staten Island. Her research focuses on Russian history beyond the two capitals of Moscow […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Haberski Shares ‘Dangerous Ideas’ about Intellectual History

Ray Haberski, portrait  The Contemporary History Institute held its first public lecture of the semester and welcome alumnus Raymond Haberski Jr. In his talk, titled “Dangerous Ideas,” Haberski explained how the internet has revitalized and broadened intellectual history. The branch of knowledge that deals with changes in ideas, intellectual history has suffered […]

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Posted on 09/13/2019