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‘It’s Been Four Years of Fabulous!’

‘It’s Been Four Years of Fabulous!’

By Lori Price “It’s been four years of fabulous!” says Kristen Riley ’15, at a meeting with her Political Science faculty mentor, Dr. Sarah Poggione, in her final semester at Ohio University. “Fabulous” for Riley included not only working with Poggione for four years, but also developing a new research […]

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June 2, 2015 at 11:43 amIn Class

A Tale of Two Bobcats & the Criminal Justice System

A Tale of Two Bobcats & the Criminal Justice System

By Amber Damiani ’15 Two Ohio University alumni and close friends—Marc Houk and Mike Swiger—talked about their careers in the criminal justice system to students in Dr. Nicole Kaufman’s Criminology and Criminal Justice classes in April. Over the past 27 years, Houk has worked in the area of criminal justice, […]

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April 22, 2015 at 8:09 pmAlumni In Class News

Political Science Graduate Accepted to 11 Law Schools

Olayemi Olurin

What would you do if you were accepted to all 11 law schools to which you applied?  How would you decide where to go?  For Olayemi “Yemi” Olurin, it all came down to the visit (and the scholarships). Olurin is a native of Nassau, Bahamas, and entered Ohio University in the […]

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April 22, 2015 at 2:21 pmIn Class News

English Students Adding Appalachia to Wikipedia

English Students Adding Appalachia to Wikipedia

By Jacob Zuckerman From Research Communications Students in Matthew Vetter’s English class aren’t just using Wikipedia for research, they’re using it to publish their articles about Appalachia. After Wikipedia launched in 2001, a new edict formed in college classrooms across the country: Wikipedia has no place in the realm of […]

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April 22, 2015 at 11:37 amIn Class

Northern Ireland: Spring Break in Post-Conflict Society

Northern Ireland: Spring Break in Post-Conflict Society

By Ellie Koewler ’15 For the third consecutive year, Dr. Haley Duschinski has led students on a Spring Break trip to Northern Ireland with Anthropology course ANTH 4620: Human Rights, Law, and Justice. The nine-day course examines the post-conflict society of Northern Ireland after “the Troubles” in the 1970s and […]

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April 21, 2015 at 1:48 pmIn Class

Anthropology Offers New Course: Cultures of the Mediterranean

Anthropology Offers New Course: Cultures of the Mediterranean

A new Fall 2015 course—ANTH 3820/5820: Cultures of the Mediterranean—explores the diverse societies of the Mediterranean region as a geographic and cultural unit that spans South and Southeast Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Topics include migration, religion, gender, political integration, colonialism/Empire, ethnic conflict, urban development, and transnational flows. The […]

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April 17, 2015 at 10:23 pmIn Class News

Food Justice: A Week of Lived Experience

Food Justice: A Week of Lived Experience

Students in a new Food Justice course spent spring break learning firsthand that it’s not just the distance food travels to the plate—sometimes it never makes it to the plate. Hunger. Poor nutrition. How does that happen around Athens, a fertile region once filled with farms and ranches and known […]

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April 3, 2015 at 11:18 amIn Class