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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

Negash Sheds Light on the Current Conflict in the Horn of Africa

Dr. Ghirmai Negash, portraitThe Awate Team published a review of an interview with Dr. Ghirmai Negash on the situation in the Horn of Africa. Negash is Professor of English and Director of the African Studies program at Ohio University. As far as we are concerned, as Professor Ghirmai clearly explained, the key issues […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Alumni News | Remembering Leslie Silver, Peace Corp Volunteer, Educator

The Cleveland Jewish News reports that Ohio University alumnus Leslie Silver ’71 passed away on Dec. 21, 2020. Leslie graduated Shaker Heights High School in 1967 and then attended Ohio University. He was a charter member of the Marching 110 and played trombone. Leslie graduated from O.U. with his Bachelor’s […]

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Posted on 12/30/2020

Alumni News | Roberta Milliken Named Dean of Chillicothe Campus

Roberta Milliken, portraitOhio University alumna Roberta Milliken BA ’85, MA ’87 was among four new deans named by Ohio University Regional Higher Education, according to an OHIO news release. Roberta Milliken, Ph.D., will join the Chillicothe Campus from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, where she has served as the dean of […]

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Posted on 10/19/2020

Negash Takes Helm of African Literature Association, Charts Course through COVID

Dr. Ghirmai Negash, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Ghirmai Negash, professor of English at Ohio University, takes over as the new president of the African Literature Association determined to forge a new path to safeguard the association during the pandemic. In his acceptance address, “Forging a New Path Together,” he says that “as […]

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Posted on 10/14/2020