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Notable Alumni | Aaron Schwarz Advancing Digital Platforms for American Airlines

Aaron Schwarz, 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. Aaron Schwarz ’11 English Aaron Schwarz manages digital platforms for American Airlines as a Senior Analyst […]

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Posted on 10/19/2019

Bossiere Awarded 2019 Allushuski Graduate Fellowship by WGSS

Zoë Bossiere, portraitBy Regina Yoong Zoë Bossiere is one of the two recipients of the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Barbara E. Allushuski Graduate Fellowship this year. The Allushuski Fellowship honors Ohio University alum Barbara E. Allushuski’s commitment to strengthening the tradition of WGSS at OHIO, as well as providing opportunities for […]

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Posted on 10/16/2019

5 A&S Faculty Among 7 Named Presidential Research Scholars

Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak, portraitFrom OHIO Research News Five Arts & Sciences faculty are among the seven named 2019 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholars for excellence in arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and physical sciences and engineering research. The awards program recognizes mid-career faculty members who have garnered national and international prominence […]

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Posted on 10/08/2019

Gradin, Alumni Edit Book on ‘Storytelling in Queer Appalachia’

Ohio University alumni and faculty Dr. Hillery Glasby, Dr. Sherrie Gradin and Dr. Rachael Ryerson edited the book Storytelling in Queer Appalachia: Imagining and Writing the Unspeakable Other, published by the West Virginia University Press. Listen to Gradin and Ryerson in a podcast with Athens High School students. Gradin is […]

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Posted on 10/04/2019

Visiting Writer | ‘Sustainability: A Love Story’ Reading by Nicole Walker, Oct. 17

Nicole Walker, portraitBy Meah McCallister The English Department presents visiting writer Nicole Walker, reading from her work on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 in Galbreath Chapel. Walker is an essayist, poet, and professor. She is the author of The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet, Sustainability: A Love Story, and […]

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Posted on 10/02/2019

Chang Publishes Essay on ‘Drawing the Oankali: Imagining Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Butler’s Dawn’

Dr. Edmond Y. Chang, portraitDr. Edmond Chang’s essay “Drawing the Oankali: Imagining Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Butler’s Dawn” was published in the edited collection Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler from The Modern Language Association. Chang is Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. According to Chang, “Octavia Butler’s […]

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Posted on 09/30/2019

Alumni News | Jack Kolkmeyer, from Peace Corp to Poetry

Jack Kolkmeyer at microphone with guitarist and drummer in background.Ohio University alum Jack Kolkmeyer’s fourth book of poetry, Deeper Soul, is about to be published. Kolkmeyer ’68 studied English Literature/Creative Writing at Ohio University in the 1960s, where he developed a special interest in the Romantic, Imagist and Beat poets. He was the Editor of  Sphere, the Ohio University […]

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Posted on 09/27/2019

Anna Chotlos Publishes Essay on Raccoon Olympics

Anna Chotlos, portraitOhio University graduate student Anna Chotlos published an essay featuring swimming raccoons and a park naturalist whose “eyebrows look like albino wooly bear caterpillars” in Hippocampus. Her essay, Raccoon Olympics, begins: “I’m eleven years old, wearing a hand-me-down tie-dye t-shirt way too big for me, and soccer shorts—my legs riddled […]

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Posted on 09/25/2019

Mazakis Named Finalist for 2020 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

Ohio University graduate student Angie Mazakis’ collection I Was Waiting to See what You Would Do First was named a finalist for the 2020 Miller Williams Poetry Prize and will be published next year by the University of Arkansas Press. Mazakis’ manuscript was also a finalist for the National Poetry […]

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Posted on 09/24/2019

LeMay Wins 2019 CutBank Chapbook Prize for ‘Remember Me’

Eric LeMay, portraitDr. Eric LeMay, Associate Professor of English, wins the 2019 CutBank Chapbook contest for “Remember Me: An Essay.” LeMay’s long essay will be published as a chapbook by CutBank, the literary journal of the University of Montana, in 2020. The CutBank Chapbook Contest honors three works of “startling, evocative, and […]

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Posted on 09/17/2019