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Finding Friendship Thanks to Law, Justice & Culture: a Story of Four Ohio University Students

Olivia Gedeon, Joe Landusky, Brea Muzykoski, and Lydia Wendel all began their academic careers at Ohio University in late August of 2017 in the Law, Justice & Culture Learning Community, taught by the Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, Dr. Haley Duschinski. The four became fast friends, […]

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Posted on 09/16/2019

University Community Remembers Dr. Bruce Ergood, Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Wilson Hall, photo taken from college greenDr. Bruce Ergood, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, passed away on Sept. 5 at the age of 88. Ergood arrived at Ohio University in 1970 and taught for more than three decades, retiring in 2006. He was promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure in 1974. Ergood’s work included the book […]

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Posted on 09/13/2019

Vander Ven on LSU’s Burrow: ‘His Pulse Probably Doesn’t Change No Matter the Situation He Finds Himself In’

Tom Vander Ven sitting on sofa, arm along the back, smilingDr. Thomas Vander Ven talks about coaching Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow in an ESPN story headlined “The tales of Super Burrow, LSU’s ultra-confident breakout star QB.” Vander Ven is Professor of Sociology at Ohio University. Burrow played on a travel AAU basketball team when he was 9. During […]

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Posted on 09/11/2019

Miller Authors ‘Uncovering Profiles of Economic, Social, and Cultural Capital to Explore Depression Across Racial Groups’

Dr. Paula Miller, portraitDr. Paula Miller co-authored an article on “Uncovering Profiles of Economic, Social, and Cultural Capital to Explore Depression Across Racial Groups” in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. “This research has the potential to reduce health disparities, by providing policy makers and researchers with information that will allow […]

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Posted on 08/21/2019

Internship with Adult Parole Authority Changes Recent Graduate’s Career Goals

Cyle GoldrickCyle Goldrick ‘19 graduated with a B.A. in Sociology-Criminology. Goldrick hails from Upper Arlington, Ohio and is currently residing there seeking law enforcement opportunities in the Columbus metropolitan area. While at OHIO, he served as the Former Vice President of Theta Chi Fraternity, Alpha Tau Chapter. In addition to his […]

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Posted on 07/01/2019

Internship with Probation Department Solidifies Interest in Community Service

Logan SwaffordBy Hayes Minich ‘19 Logan Swafford ‘19 graduated with a B.A. in Sociology-Criminology and Psychology. She hails from Englewood, Ohio and is currently residing in Dayton, Ohio with her fiancé. While at OHIO she was involved with many activities including the Collegiate chapter of the Ohio Innocence Project and the […]

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Posted on 06/26/2019

Burmeister Interviewed for ‘Bikers Beyond the Bars’

Dr. Larry Burmeister with Baker center in the backgroundDr. Larry Burmeister, Professor of Sociology, was interviewed by the Post for a story headlined “Bikers Beyond the Bars.” The shared interests and ideas among bikers as a group are what shape them into the defining subculture they are. Throughout history, bikers have carried a somewhat deviant reputation, but Larry […]

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Posted on 03/28/2019

Fall 2019 | Law, Justice & Culture Undergraduate Courses Address Today’s Headlines

Seventeen courses are offered in Fall 2019 for the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate, many of them addressing topics from today’s headlines. The following list includes courses being offered that are either required courses or elective courses in the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate. The certificate is offered by the […]

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Posted on 03/24/2019

Alumni News | Bardo, Wichita State President, Passes Away

John Bardo, portrait, with dates 1948-2019Ohio University alum Dr. John William Bardo, president of Wichita State University, died March 12, 2019, at the age of 70, reports the KSAL. Bardo earned an M.A. in Sociology from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1971. Dr. Bardo was an innovator, nationally recognized scholar and deep believer in […]

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Posted on 03/15/2019

Special Investigator Nicole Disanto on Cold Cases and DNA Data, March 22

Graphic for movie I am Evidence: My Body was a Crime SceneCuyahoga County Special Investigator Nicole Disanto will speak about her career in forensics, her work with the Combined DNA Index System Cold Case Unit, and archived DNA data on Friday, March 22, at 4 p.m. Disanto, a Cleveland State alum, works as an investigator with the CODIS cold case unit. […]

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Posted on 03/01/2019