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Alumni News | Stratman Talks about Forensic Linguistics, Real Court Cases

From left, James Stratman, Michelle O’Malley and David BellOhio University alumnus Dr. James Stratman presented on forensic linguistics and the law as part of the Linguistics Colloquium series. Stratman was named to the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni in 2019. See Notable Alumni | James Stratman Lives Where Law and Language Entwine. Connect with Stratman on […]

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Posted on 01/16/2020

Happy Beginnings | Sormaz Seeks New Challenges Teaching in Japan

Olga Sormaz in her office at Chubu UniversityEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alumna Olga Sormaz BA ’15, MA ’18 is always seeking out new challenges. She spent a year in a British school during her middle […]

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Posted on 01/10/2020

Nakada’s Tale: Finding a Long-Lost Japanese Fishing Boat, Washed Ashore in Okinawa

Masaru Yonashiro of the Kinjo-cho Town Hall, Nakada, and Thompson viewing documents related to the fishing vessel from Iwate.Koudai Nakada’s educational journey has entwined with Ohio University for five years, most recently tied to the incredible tale of a fishing boat that disappeared during Japan’s 2011 tsunami, only to wash ashore seven years later and 1,200 miles away. Nakada and Dr. Christopher Thompson are researching the unusual adventure […]

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Posted on 12/01/2019

Davis Studies Languages, Wants to Teach English or Spanish Abroad

Analee Davis, with friendsFrom Ohio University News Analee Davis ’22 grew up in Guatemala but knew she couldn’t stay there for college. “Because I wanted to do English and Spanish,” she said, explaining her decision to study abroad in the United States. Guatemala just didn’t have want she needed and wanted. That brought […]

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Posted on 11/21/2019

Athens News Writes about Brewing Class and 16th Century Yeast

Art Oestrike, portrait“Jackie O’s Brewery in Athens last week revealed a unique beer brewed using yeast collected and reanimated from brewing barrels at an Ecuadorian monastery in collaboration with an Ohio University class and a visiting professor from a university in Quito, Ecuador. This particular yeast was first used in 1566,” reported […]

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Posted on 11/12/2019

Linguistics Students, Faculty Present Research on Second Language Acquisition

From left, An Nguyen, Mark Sakach, Rickey Larkin, Matt Kessler, and Tetiana TytkoOhio University Linguistics graduate students and faculty presented at the 2019 Second Language Research Forum at Michigan State University. The coordinator of this year’s SLRF conference was Matt Kessler, an Ohio University alumnus (’13 Master in Applied Lingustics and ’10 B.A, in English). Kessler is a Ph.D. student in the […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

Notable Alumni | James Stratman Lives Where Law and Language Entwine

James Stratman, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. James Stratman ’73 Philosophy Dr. James Stratman ’73 retired from the University of Colorado Denver as […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Tao Recognized for Work in Interactional Linguistics, Chinese Language Learning

Liang Tao, portraitDr. Liang Tao was recently promoted to full Professor of Linguistics. Tao, who has been teaching in the department since 1996, is being rewarded for her hard work in the areas of interactional linguistics, usage, exemplar representations and grammaticalization, Chinese language learning, and more. Tao has published more than 50 […]

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Posted on 10/18/2019

60+ Program Students Get College Experience, Intellectual Challenge

60+ student Carol Sedgwick and her Arabic language instructor, Amy KhazaalTwo students from the Ohio 60+ Program are taking advantage of tuition-free courses this semester in Linguistics and History departments at Ohio University. One is getting the college experience she missed. The other is pursuing an intellectual challenge. Carol Sedgwick is studying Arabic, and Dr. Joseph Kittle Jr. is taking Chinese. […]

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Posted on 10/11/2019

Students Put Intercultural Communication Skills to Work for Athens MakerSpace

Instructor Oestrike and students brainstorm possible projects at the Athens MakerSpaceBy Brice Montgomery If you have never heard of the Athens MakerSpace, students in the ELIP 1300 Business Relations and Communication Skills class have made it their goal to change that. One of the core concepts students learn in this class is the idea of being a global citizen, and […]

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Posted on 10/10/2019