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Tran Wins Prairie Schooner Nonfiction Contest for Essay, ‘Miss Saigon’

Elizabeth Tran, doctoral student in creative writing

by Kristin M. Distel Elizabeth Tran, a doctoral student in creative writing at Ohio University, has won Prairie Schooner’s 2016 Summer Nonfiction Contest for her essay “Miss Saigon.” Tran’s essay discusses her mother’s experience of escaping the Vietnam War, as well as Tran’s personal and familial experience of surviving Hurricane […]

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October 21, 2016 at 9:18 amIn Class News

Students See Tornadoes on First Day Storm Chasing

Dr. Jana Houser led 12 undergraduates and two graduates on a storm-chasing trek through the Central Plains.

by Kristin M. Distel Dr. Jana Houser, Assistant Professor of Geography, led a group of students on a rare and exciting adventure in May. She and her team of students spent a week in the Central Plains, where they chased supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes. The team saw tornadoes on their […]

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October 17, 2016 at 8:58 amIn Class

Spring 2017 | Food Studies Courses Fill Tier II & More

Spring 2017 | Food Studies Courses Fill Tier II & More

The Food Studies theme announced its spring and summer 2017 courses that fill Ohio University General Education requirements. Some of the courses also fill College of Education distribution requirements. Spring 2017 Courses TIER 1 ENG 3100J: Writing About Environmental Sustainability    MWF 2-2:55    Rouzie TIER 2 Applied Sciences NUTR […]

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October 13, 2016 at 10:29 amIn Class News

Students Partner with WOUB, Call Attention to LGBTQ Issues

From left, Mae Yen Yap, Julia Cook, and Nkuli Shongwe

by Kristin M. Distel “We want our broadcasts to give a voice to communities that are being overlooked,” says Julia Cook, a first-year student in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at OHIO. This fall, students in Dr. Loran Marsan’s LGBTQ Media Action course are creating WOUB radio broadcasts that examine […]

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October 13, 2016 at 8:24 amIn Class News

Breaking the Law Class ‘Opens Your Eyes’

CAS 2500 Breaking the Law class

By Ashley Fishwick ’19 Eighty freshmen and sophomores met for a regular day of class in Schoonover 450. But this regular day of class on Sept. 29 was an unusual experience for undergraduate students at Ohio University. CAS 2500: Breaking the Law is an innovative team-taught course that offers interdisciplinary approaches to the challenges […]

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October 8, 2016 at 9:35 pmIn Class News

Master Students Participate in a Symposium on the Spanish Comedia

Graduate students attend Reimagining the Spanish Comedia in the Transmedia Age.

Several graduate students from Ohio University participated in the symposium “Reimagining the Spanish Comedia in the Transmedia Age,” which explored new ways of examining Hispanic classical theater in order to make it more relevant to college students and other audiences in the United States.  As the conference, hosted by Ohio […]

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October 4, 2016 at 12:48 pmIn Class News

Sophomore Studies Language, Culture and Law in Southeast Asia

Phoebe Parker

Most students consider a language requirement to be a chore, but for Ohio University sophomore Phoebe Parker, it was anything but. During this past summer, Parker traveled to Indonesia to learn Indonesian. “I knew I wanted to continue studying the language. So with the help of my teacher, I started […]

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September 20, 2016 at 1:00 amIn Class News