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

Edwin Curmie Price, 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

Alumni News | John Woods’s Debut Novel Named One of the Best Crime Novels of 2020

John Woods, portraitOhio University alumnus John Woods’s debut novel, Lady Chevy, was named one of the 10 Best Crime Novels of 2020 by The New York Times. Published by Pegasus Books and Simon and Schuster, it also will be translated and released in Italy and France. Woods majored in English with an […]

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Posted on 02/10/2021

Phillips Co-Edits Book on Approaches to Lifespan Writing Research

Dr. Talinn Phillips, portraitApproaches to Lifespan Writing Research: Generating an Actionable Coherence was co-edited by Talinn Phillips (Associate Professor of English at Ohio University) and Ryan Dippre of the University of Maine and published by the WAC Clearinghouse/University Press of Colorado. This edited collection represents the work of the Writing Through the Lifespan Collaboration, […]

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Posted on 02/04/2021

University Mourns Retired English Professor James Davis

James DavisThe Ohio University community mourns Dr. James E. Davis, retired professor and chair of English, who passed away on Jan. 8, according to his obituary. Professor Davis received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Morehead State University and taught English at MSU and in high school for eleven years. He did […]

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Posted on 01/31/2021

CLJC Faculty, Co-Curricular Experiences Guide Gemarro to Law School

While looking at colleges her senior year of high school, OHIO senior Olivia Gemarro stumbled upon OU and fell in love with what it had to offer. “I wanted a more personable academic experience with a relatively small student-to-faculty ratios, I immediately fell in love with OU and haven’t looked […]

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Posted on 01/19/2021

University Mourns English Professor Emeritus Harold Swardson

Harold Roland Swardson, portraitDr. Harold Roland Swardson, a professor of English at Ohio University for 47 years, died on Dec. 22, according to his obituary. “Generations of students were treated to his courses on the Bible as Literature, 17th-Century Poetry and Great Books. Long after he could have taken it easy with graduate […]

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Posted on 01/15/2021