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Alumni News | Derek Catsam writes where sports and politics collide

Derek Catsam, portraitDerek Catsam went to South Africa to study history and fell in love with rugby. Now his latest book on the cataclysm of sports and politics in 1981 shines a light on the intersection of sports and political activism today. Catsam is the Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan Professor in the Humanities […]

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Posted on 09/01/2021

Hamby Quoted about new one-man show about President Truman

Dr. Alonzo Hamby, portraitDr. Alonzo Hamby, Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University, was quoted in a story headlined “The Truman show: Clifton Daniel will play his grandfather in one-man show.” “Americans began to see Truman as a feisty everyman from ‘Middle America’ rather than a partisan Washington, D.C., politico,” according to Alonzo […]

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Posted on 07/13/2021

Jellison Quoted on Emhoff’s Plan as First Second Gentleman

Katherine Jellison, portraitThe Hill quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Doug Emhoff carves out path as first second gentleman.” “Even though he is a wealthy entertainment lawyer, he’s playing that down and his persona now as second spouse is, ‘I’m more of a regular […]

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Posted on 07/07/2021

Schoen will help elevate humanities in new Ping Institute professorship

Dr. Brian Schoen, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Brian Schoen brings his expertise in teaching the humanities and connecting with the community to his new role as the James Richard Hamilton/Baker and Hostetler Professor of the Charles J. Ping Institute for Teaching of the Humanities. The Ohio University Board of Trustees made the […]

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Posted on 06/22/2021

Miner talks to ABC 6 on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, riding in Pelatonia as a survivor

Dr. Steven Miner told ABC 6 TV’s Good Day Columbus that he was back on his bike and training for another 100-mile Pelatonia race to end cancer. But this time he’ll be riding as a survivor, having spent much of 2020 fighting lung and kidney cancer. It was Jan. 8, […]

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Posted on 06/15/2021

Two A&S Students Commissioned as Second Lieutenants in Air Force

Mark Vorndran, portraitExcerpted from Ohio University News Ohio University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 650 commissioned six cadets – two of them from the College of Arts & Sciences – as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force on May 1. Carter Fee, from Cincinnati, Ohio, earned his bachelor’s degree in history and […]

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Posted on 05/19/2021

History Interviews Miner on World War I and the Russian Revolution

Dr. Steven Miner, standing at lecturnThe History website interviewed Dr. Steven Miner, professor History at Ohio University, for a story headlined “How World War I Fueled the Russian Revolution.” “Russia was more unstable, and had more serious internal dilemmas than many other great powers, and so the degree to which the shock of war resulted in […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

Shawn Liming Wins FLAS Fellowship to Study Russian

Shawn Liming, portraitFirst-year doctoral student Shawn Liming recently won a prestigious FLAS fellowship and admission to the summer language seminar in advanced Russian at the University of Pittsburgh. Liming, an army veteran and southern Ohio native, joined the History Department after earning an MA in Eastern European History from the University of […]

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Posted on 04/18/2021

Barr-Melej Spotlighted in Chilean Rock-Music Magazine

Patrick Barr-Melej, portraitDr. Patrick Barr-Melej, Professor of History and Interim Executive Director of the Center for International Studies, was interviewed by the Chilean music magazine Rockaxis for a recent special edition on rock music and Chilean musical icon Víctor Jara. Jara, who was murdered by the emergent military regime of Gen. Augusto […]

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Posted on 04/16/2021

Class of 2021 | Eli Wanner Topped Off His OHIO Bucket List Despite COVID

Eli Wanner, who is headed to Duke Divinity School after a gap year, graduates this spring with a bucket full of memories and a true sense of accomplishment, along with a healthy dose of how to manage his time and wellbeing. Wanner is earning an Honors Tutorial College History degree […]

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Posted on 04/09/2021