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History Student Receives Student Enhancement Award

From Research Communications A History graduate student is among the 2020 recipients of the Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program, which provided 21 students with a total of $121,948 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. James Bohland (graduate student, History; mentor: John Brobst) received […]

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Posted on 03/29/2020

CNN Quotes Jellison on Melania Trump Coronavirus PSAs

Katherine Jellison, portraitCNN quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Melania Trump to appear in public health PSAs on coronavirus.” “I think this would be a great time to remind Americans about the ‘Be Best’ campaign,” said Katherine Jellison, a professor of history […]

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Posted on 03/20/2020

AFP Quotes Jellison on Jill Biden, ‘Ideal’ Political Partner

Katherine Jellison, portraitAgence France-Presse quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Jill Biden, Joe’s protective wife and campaign cohort.” Her professional record, her warm and friendly persona and ability to campaign effectively on her own make Jill Biden an “ideal” 21st century political […]

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Posted on 03/06/2020

Settling Ohio: Waterways, Apples, Power & Class

William Kerrigan with John Chapman sketch“The settling of Ohio is all about the rivers—what the settlers called the Western waters,” said Dr. Kim Gruenwald at the Settling Ohio: First Nations and Beyond conference held Feb. 21-22 at Ohio University. She went on to describe trade bounded by the movement of goods when river conditions were […]

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Posted on 02/24/2020

Settling Ohio: Stories to Tell, Legacies to Preserve

Chief Glenna Wallace at Settling Ohio conferenceThe first settlers to Ohio arrived more than 13,000 years ago. They likely traveled a land bridge from Asia down through Western North American, then made their way east to the Ohio Valley. More modern history finds another group of settlers coming from the newly formed republic in Eastern North […]

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Posted on 02/24/2020

Settling Ohio | An Early Commitment to Public Education Proved Difficult to Implement

Dr. Anna-Lisa Cox presenting at Settling Ohio conferenceOhio celebrates Statehood Day on Feb. 26, 2020, with one contentious issue still lingering since the founding of the state—property tax funding of public education. Two speakers at the Settling Ohio conference, held at Ohio University Feb. 21-22, talked about how taxpayer funding of public education, while deemed to be […]

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Posted on 02/24/2020

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

Bentley Interns at U.S. Embassy in the Philippines

Caitlin Bentley, portraitDuring the summer of 2019, graduate student Caitlin Bentley assumed the responsibilities of a political officer in the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. Working as an intern officer for the Political-Military and External Affairs desks at Embassy Manila provided Bentley with a daily glimpse at American diplomacy and military cooperation […]

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Posted on 02/11/2020

Sandal Talks about Baker Peace Conference Theme of Religion & Peace

Photo of a globe on a standThe annual Baker Peace Conference is Feb. 20-21 at Ohio University. This year’s focus is on “Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities.” See speakers, times, and more information (including the keynote by Dr. Peter Mandaville). This year’s conference, sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute, has been co-organized by Dr. […]

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Posted on 02/11/2020

CNN Quotes Jellison on Melania Trump Hitting Campaign Trail

Dr. Katherine Jellison, holdng a drawingCNN quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Melania Trump, once a reluctant campaigner, is hitting the trail.” The cheering crowds and amped-up atmosphere on the surface could seem the opposite comfort zone for a first lady not routinely used to […]

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Posted on 02/10/2020