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Alumni News | Jesus Toapanta ‘Learned to be Home Away from Home’ in Athens

Jesus Toapanta on his way from Gordy to Alden Library in the winter of 2006-07.For Ohio University alumnus Jesus Tuarez Toapanata, there are so many things that bring back “breathtaking” memories of his time at Ohio University. “My first winter with snow, the river path, the farmer’s market, the amazing colorful trees in autumn, the movie rentals on E. State Street, Gordy Hall, my […]

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Posted on 02/04/2021

Linguistics Colloquium Series Announces Spring 2021 Schedule

Gordy HallOhio University’s Linguistics Colloquium Series announces its Spring 2021 schedule, which includes several recent graduates of the M.A. in Linguistics program as well as professional development mentoring for current students. Colloquia are Fridays from 12:55-1:50 p.m. via Microsoft TEAMS. Join the meetings on your computer or mobile app. Or call […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Linguistics Colloquium | Welcome to Sun Devil Country: Using Schoolscapes to Investigate Representation of Multilingualism on ASU, Jan. 29

Asri Nurul Qodri, portraitThe Linguistics Colloquium series presents Asri Nurul Qodri discussing “Welcome to Sun Devil Country: Using Schoolscapes to Investigate Representation of Multilingualism on Arizona State University” on Friday, Jan. 29, from 12:55-1:50 p.m. via Microsoft TEAMS. Join the Teams meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 614-706-6572,,653501447# United States, Columbus, Phone […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Bell and Moran Publish on Italian POW Foodways in Britain in World War II, Present on Italian Culinary Identity in World War I

David Bell and Theresa Moran, portraitsThe collaborative Food Studies research agenda of Dr. David Bell, Chair and Associate Professor of Linguistics and Dr. Theresa Moran, Adjunct Associate Professor of Instruction in Plant Biology, has more recently focused on the effect of war on culinary identity. Their latest publication, “Captive Cuisine – The Cultural Transfer of […]

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Posted on 12/02/2020

No Conference? No Problem! Says Tytko about Presenting Online during COVID-19

Tanya Tytko presents her research in front of a big screen.By Tanya Tytko ’20MA Linguistics  Spring 2020 semester was supposed to be the highlight of my master’s program. I was planning to present several research projects on which I was collaboratively working in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University and my individual research. In late February, when we all started […]

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Posted on 11/16/2020

Spring 2021 | New Forensic Studies Certificate Takes Multi-disciplinary Approach

Wilson Hall on College GreenOhio University offers a new Forensic Studies Certificate that explores the scientific components of criminal investigation and criminal justice processes through a multi-disciplinary lens. The Forensics Studies Certificate is open to any students affiliated with any Ohio University campus. All three required courses are offered this spring on the Athens […]

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Posted on 10/20/2020

Spring 2020 | Start Learning Swahili, a Vital Economic Language

Asmaha Mhande Heddi, portraitOhio University students can sign up for Elementary Swahili in Spring 2021—and get started on a language soon to be spoken by much of the world’s population. “Studying Swahili is not only a fantastic journey into a diverse and dynamic culture, but it is vital to the economic and political […]

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Posted on 10/16/2020

Linguistics Colloquium | Teaching Humor in the ESL Classroom, Oct. 23

Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason and Jordan WagnerThe Linguistics Colloquium Series presents Dr. Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason and Jordan Wagner discussing “Teaching Humor in the ESL Classroom” on Friday, Oct. 23, from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. +1 614-706-6572  Conference ID: 156 767 79# Castaneda is Assistant Professor of Instruction in Linguistics and Wagner is a […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

Linguistics Colloquium | Nominalization in L2 Student Writing: Comparison Between High- and Low-Rated Research Papers, Nov. 11

Tanya Bychkovska stands in front of the United States CapitolThe Linguistics Colloquium Series presents Ohio University alumna Tanya Bychkovska ’17M discussing “Nominalization in L2 Student Writing: Comparison Between High- and Low-Rated Research Papers” on Friday Nov. 11 from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. +1 614-706-6572  Conference ID: 156 767 79# Bychkovska is an instructor at George […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

Linguistics Colloquium | The Basics of Research, Oct. 2

Edna Lima, portraitThe Linguistics Colloquium Series presents Dr. Edna Lima discussing discussing “The Basics of Research”  on Friday, Oct. 2, from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. +1 614-706-6572  Conference ID: 156 767 79# Lima is Associate Professor of Instruction in  Academic and Global Communications, formerly  English Language Improvement Program […]

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Posted on 10/01/2020