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Ghirmai Negash talks about censorship and liberation, the life of an African writer

One of the prominent intellectuals and writers in his country, Ghirmai Negash had a leading role at the "Against all Odds Conference on African languages and literatures" in 2001 at Asmara, From right, Ghirmai Negash, Abdellatif Abdalla (Kenyan poet and professor at the University of Leipzing); Sheriff Hatata (Egyptian writer and writer; Nawal El Sadawi's spouse); Charles Cantalupo (poet and professor at Pennsylvania State University and organizer of the conference).From Ohio University News For many African writers, censorship can entail a lived experience as well as a current threat, even for those who emigrated to the United States. Ghirmai Negash danced close to the flame of censorship several times before arriving at Ohio University. So re-examining the impact of censorship on the […]

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Posted on 07/06/2021

Trustees approve Emeriti status for 9 Arts & Sciences faculty

Wilson Hall, photo taken from college greenNine College of Arts & Sciences faculty have been granted emeritus status this spring by the Ohio University Board of Trustees. This honor recognizes retired individuals who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to Ohio University and have been recommended by their colleagues and supervisors. June 2021 Mark Alicke, 30 […]

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Posted on 07/02/2021

Ellen Gill-Franks Gets Distinguished Engagement Award for Sociology, Her Next Stop is Supreme Court of Ohio

Ellen Gill-Franks at Supreme CourtEllen Gill-Franks ’22 has been adding a lot of adventures and accolades to her resume at Ohio University. Her next stop is an externship with the Public Information Office of the Supreme Court of Ohio this summer. “I always joke that my greatest strength and weakness is that I say […]

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Posted on 05/14/2021

Alumni News | Nicole Willson Dubs Her Debut Novel ‘Historical Cosmic Horror’

Nicole Willson, portraitOhio University alumna Nicole Willson came to the plate six times — book in hand — before she finally hit a home run. She did it her way — with a dark and scary novel she describes as “historical cosmic horror.” And she has some advice for OHIO writers getting […]

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Posted on 05/11/2021

Haven’s New Book Spotlights Max Linder, Silent Film’s First Celebrity

Lisa Stein Haven, portraitDr. Lisa Stein Haven‘s fourth book on silent film comedy — this one titled The Rise & Fall of Max Linder: The First Cinema Celebrity — was just released. Haven is professor of English and teaches at Ohio University’s Zanesville campus. She collaborated on the book with Catherine Cormon, a head […]

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Posted on 05/11/2021

University Community Mourns Edwin Curmie Price Jr., Alumnus and OHIO’s First Black Faculty Member

Edwin Curmie Price Jr., portraitFrom Ohio University News Edwin Curmie Price Jr., an Ohio University alumnus and the University’s first Black faculty member, passed away on April 23. The history and status of Black Americans at Ohio University, published in 1974, notes “the hiring of O.U.’s first black faculty member, E. Curmie Price, in […]

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Posted on 05/07/2021

Courtney Mauck Chosen for Publisher’s Advisory Board, Adds to Her Experience with Inclusive Writing Courses

Courtney A. Mauck, portraitOhio University English doctoral student Courtney A. Mauck is one of 10 graduate students chosen for Bedford/St. Martin’s 2021 Bedford New Scholars Advisory Board, a post that will help her strengthen her work on inclusivity in first-year writing courses. The advisory board provides a way for Bedford/St. Martin’s, which is […]

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Posted on 04/29/2021

10 Arts & Sciences, 2 HTC Students Get OHIO Leadership Awards

Majed Zailaee, with Leadership Awards logoTen Arts & Sciences students and two from the Honors Tutorial College were among 39 honored at Ohio University’s annual leadership awards celebration on April 14. These students “went above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities, mentor fellow students, and lead with passion and compassion,” said […]

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Posted on 04/15/2021

2021 Spring Literary Festival | March 17-19

Ellis Hall entryway architectural elementThe English Department’s 2021 Spring Literary Festival is being held virtually from Wednesday, March 17, to Friday, March 19. Authors include Chris Abani, Nina Li Coomes, Ada Limón, Jason Schneiderman, and Lidia Yuknavitch. Wednesday, March 17 7:30 p.m. — A reading by Chris Abani, with a Q&A to follow. Join […]

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Posted on 03/02/2021

WOUB Interviews Reynolds about Movement for Workplace Equality for Women

Nicole Reynolds, portraitDr. Nicole Reynolds was interviewed for a WOUB piece headlined ‘9to5’ Examines Grassroots Movement for Women’s Workplace Equality, introducing its series “The Story of a Movement.” Reynolds is associate professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio University. “Even into the ‘70s, the certain professions that were […]

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Posted on 02/11/2021