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Want to study food in Sicily in May? Attend an Info Session

Food in Sicily students “mob” Chef Corrado Assenza in Caffé Sicilia, Noto, Sicily, shown here in a group photo. From Ohio University News Students interested in the Food in Sicily study away program, scheduled for May 6 through May 26, 2022, are invited to attend an Info Session via Teams. “Like ice cream, cheesecake, and chocolate? What about marzipan, cannoli, and sumptuous pasta? Then, come experience the cultural […]

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Posted on 01/20/2022

Linguistics Department celebrates 50th anniversary with spring colloquium series

Faculty and alumni photo collageFrom Ohio University News The Linguistics Department in the College of Arts & Sciences continues its 50th anniversary colloquium series this spring by bringing back alumni and faculty from around the world to celebrate the program’s mission and its resilience. Look for the return to Gordy Hall of several former […]

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Posted on 01/07/2022

Alumni News | Magdalyne Akiding plans to bring kindness, fun activities to her classroom

Magdalyne Akiding, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University alumna Magdalyne Akiding came to Athens as an international student to earn a master’s degree in linguistics. She quickly made new friends, explored the hills of Southeastern Ohio, and learned that she wanted to bring kindness and enjoyable lessons to her classroom. She earned […]

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Posted on 01/03/2022

Alumni News | Keith and Michelle Ray: teaching English from Hong Kong, to Hanoi, to Brasilia

Keith and Michelle Ray, portraitEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. From Ohio University News Ohio University alumni Keith and Elizabeth Michelle Ray have spent the past decade teaching English around the globe. The Rays graduated from […]

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Posted on 12/13/2021

Bell and Moran research food in the inter-war years in Britain, from tripe to tea

Bell and Moran at the School of Economics and Business Studies, Roma Tre University,From Ohio University News For Drs. David Bell and Theresa Moran, their research is often a journey where food, culture and language entwine. Their latest research also evokes memories—the smells and tastes of growing up in Manchester, where tripe was one of the most popular foods in Northwest England and […]

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Posted on 11/30/2021

Synchronous online format broadens access to Swahili language courses

Jillian Turcola, overlooking Tsavo National Park in KenyaFrom Ohio University News Ohio University is one of the few universities in the state offering courses in Swahili. And with courses available this spring, new classroom technology makes it easier for students from OHIO and other universities to access these hard-to-find language courses. Swahili is spoken across East Africa, […]

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Posted on 10/29/2021

Linguistics celebrates 50th anniversary with alumni and faculty from around the world

From Ohio University News The Linguistics Department marks its 50th anniversary by bringing back alumni and faculty from around the world to celebrate the program’s mission and its resilience through a 50th anniversary colloquium series over the next two semesters. “This is a very special year for the Linguistics Department. […]

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Posted on 08/26/2021

Helen Zia Talks to Athens Community about Contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to American Culture

Helen Zia, portraitFrom Ohio University News More than 100 people attended “Real Talk About Big Questions,” hoping to find some answers to the big question of “how can the Ohio University community stand with, and support Asian and and Pacific Islanders populations.” Dr. Ji-Yeung Jang, interim executive director for Global Affairs, presided […]

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Posted on 05/11/2021

Castañeda-Gleason Gets 2021 Accessibility Ally Award

Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason working with students at a computerFrom Ohio University News Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Linguistics, received a 2020-21 Accessibility Ally Award from the Office of Sustainability Services. According to her nominator, Castañeda-Gleason champions accessibility through her instruction in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and other courses where she highlights accessibility and […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

Class of 2021 | Mashael Aldossary Masters English, and Then Linguistics

Mashael Aldossary, portraitMashael Aldossary is an international student from Saudi Arabia. She came to Athens with rudimentary English and spent two years in the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) before beginning a B.A. in Linguistics. She heads toward graduation this spring with a GPA of 3.964 and is receiving the 2021 […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021