Archive for July, 2016

Sugar Bush Funds Appalachian Food and Culture Consortium

Sugar Bush Funds Appalachian Food and Culture Consortium

The Ohio University Foundation announced in June funding for five projects through The Sugar Bush Foundation, including $17,800 for the Appalachian Food and Culture Consortium: Restoration and Resilience. The Sugar Bush Foundation is a supporting organization within the Ohio University Foundation that works with OHIO and local communities to improve […]

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July 28, 2016 at 4:11 pmNews

Monitor Quotes Jellison on Role of Bill Clinton as First Gentleman

Dr. Katherine Jellison

The Christian Science Monitor quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History, in a story on “How Bill Clinton, as first gentleman, could reshape role of first ladies.” While not nearly as significant as electing a female president, it would not be a milestone to scoff at. As a former […]

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July 28, 2016 at 10:03 amIn the News

Alum Named Ohio Insurance Institute VP of Legal & Government Affairs

Ohio University alum Michael D. Farley has joined the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) as vice president of legal and government affairs, reports the Insurance Journal. Farley earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 2007. Farley will assume leadership of […]

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July 28, 2016 at 9:50 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

From the Chair: Can You Talk to Students About Careers?

Dr. William Shambora

By William Shambora, Department Chair, Ohio University Economics Department Introductory Economics has not changed a whole lot since I took it back in 1969. We still teach supply and demand with graphical curves that meet at some mysterious equilibrium point. However, the field of economics has evolved, the world economy […]

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July 26, 2016 at 3:06 pmUncategorized

Mattson Contributes to Chronicle’s ‘Trump 101 Syllabus’

Dr. Kevin Mattson

Dr. Kevin Mattson, the Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University, contributed to the Chronicle oh Higher Education’s “Trump 101 syllabus.” “This course will explore the phenomenon that is Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. We will take an interdisciplinary approach, gathering insights from history, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, and beyond. […]

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July 25, 2016 at 4:53 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Fredette in Washington Post: Nice Has Reputation as Terrorist Breeding Ground

Dr. Jennifer Fredette

Dr. Jennifer Fredette, Assistant Professor of Political Science, wrote a column in the Washington Post headlined “Nice now has a reputation as a breeding ground for terrorists.” We still don’t know much about why Tunisian-born French resident Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a truck through Bastille Day crowds in Nice on […]

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July 24, 2016 at 8:58 amFaculty in the News In the News News

History Alum Joins Steptoe & Johnson Litigation Team

Ben M. McFarland

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC announced that Ohio University alum Ben M. McFarland has joined the firm’s litigation team. McFarland’s practice will focus on professional liability as well as energy litigation. He will practice in the firm’s Wheeling, WV, office, according to a news release. McFarland earned a B.A. in History from […]

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July 20, 2016 at 2:45 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News