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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

History Chair’s Message: Ohio University Historians Thriving Despite the Adversity

Dr. Brian Schoen, portraitSpring 2020 Dear Alumni and Friends, It has been a year since COVID disrupted our lives. A great deal has changed. One thing that has not is our department’s commitment to you: our students, alumni, and friends. Historical perspectives have never mattered more as the world continues to confront the […]

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Posted on 03/22/2021

Alumni News | Mike Rattanasengchanh Helps Students Connect Past and Present

Ohio University alumnus Mike Rattanasengchanh, who earned a Ph.D. in History and a Contemporary History Certificate in May 2019, accepted a position as Assistant Professor of History at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in closures across the nation. Despite the unprecedented […]

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Posted on 03/01/2021

Ohio University Hosts Virtual Pre-Law Day Featuring 21 Alumni Lawyers and Judges

Center for Law Justice & Culture logoOhio University’s first virtual Pre-Law Day brought attorneys, judges, and students from all over the country together to explore the legal profession. On Nov. 12, over 60 students and 21 alumni gathered over Microsoft Teams to share experiences and ask question about what it means to pursue law.  The event […]

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Posted on 02/02/2021

Alumni News | Hurtado-Torres Wins Acclaim for Book on Chile’s Cold War

Sebastián Hurtado-Torres, portrait  Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations and one of the world’s leading forums for the discussion of international relations, announced Ohio University alumnus Dr. Sebastián Hurtado-Torres’s The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei’s Revolution in Liberty and Chile’s Cold War as one of its Best Books of 2020. […]

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Posted on 12/29/2020

2020 Graduate | Flory Says Classmates Are Adaptable, Plans Career Moves

Abi Flory, portraitAdaptable. That’s how Abi Flory describes her fellow Ohio University classmates who are graduating during COVID. “Something that stands out in my mind is how adaptable this class of graduates is. We were able to overcome a lot of challenges that living through a global pandemic presented us, and we […]

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Posted on 12/01/2020

2020 Graduate | Lovelace Earns Doctorate, Keeps Writing During Pandemic

Alexander Lovelace, portraitA prolific writer, Alexander Lovelace earns his doctorate in history with a host of peer-reviewed articles behind him—and a book project and more in his near future. Lovelace earned a Ph.D. in History and a Certificate in Contemporary History from Ohio University, graduating in August 2020. His focus was on American […]

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Posted on 12/01/2020

2020 Graduate | Moore Says Graduate School is Next Step

Dylan Moore, portraitWhen COVID hit last spring, Dylan Moore knew he was going to stay on plan to graduate from Ohio University in December. He’s a dual degree student, with a B.S. in Communication Studies and a B.A. in History, not to mention a minor in English. And though algebra class loomed, […]

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Posted on 12/01/2020

2020 Graduate | Anderson’s Path to Bachelor’s Runs through Zanesville

Amanda Anderson, portraitAmanda Anderson’s pathway to a bachelor’s degree ran through the Zanesville campus, around many obstacles, and with some guidance from a few special Ohio University professors. Now she graduates in December with a bachelor’s degree in history, minors in English and psychology, and an associate’s degree in arts and humanities—with […]

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Posted on 12/01/2020

Kennedy Prepares for Law School in Law, Justice & Culture Master’s

Wilson Hall, photo taken from college greenEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. During his senior year Ohio University, Jacob Kennedy was looking for a way to continue studying law while preparing for law school. He found a perfect […]

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Posted on 11/18/2020