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Alum in Alaska Legislature Fights Genetically Modified ‘Frankenfish’

Alaska State Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) reports that she “met with a dozen Federal Drug Administration staff to express Alaskans’ concerns with an application to allow the sale of genetically modified salmon, dubbed ‘Frankenfish,’ in the United States.” Tarr earned a bachelor’s degree in Botany, Environmental Studies and Women’s Studies […]

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May 6, 2013 at 1:06 amAlumni Alumni in the News

Athens News: Author Talks About Love in Terms of Writing, Language

The  Athens News wrote April 14 about Diane Ackerman’s dual roles: full-time author and full-time caregiver to her husband of 34 years—and their journey from a stroke that deprived him of language to the day he found the words to express his love and began 100 days of nicknames for her, […]

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May 5, 2013 at 4:06 pmIn the News

The Atlantic Quotes Scanlan on Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike

The Atlantic quoted Dr. Stephen J. Scanlan, Associate Professor of Sociology, in an April 2 article on “Why the Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strikes Probably Won’t Work; Starving is surprisingly effective form of prison protest. But only if your cause is sympathetic to begin with.” Scanlan teaches in the College of […]

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May 4, 2013 at 4:36 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Athens Messenger: Economics, Math Major Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

The Athens Messenger reported May 3: “Athens native Christopher Denhart has been inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at Ohio University. A junior at Ohio University majoring in economics and mathematical statistics, he is the son of Nancy and Daniel Denhart.”

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May 3, 2013 at 3:52 pmStudents in the News

WKSU Asks Vedder About Income Tax Cuts and Job Creation

WKSU’s Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler interviewed two economic experts about “one of the most fundamental debates over the Ohio state budget”—whether income tax cuts  create jobs. Richard Vedder is a professor of economics at Ohio University and testified in favor of Gov. John Kasich’s budget, which featured a 20 […]

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May 2, 2013 at 7:52 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Economics Alum Named to Ohio Hospital Association VP Post

Columbus Business First reported April 18 that the Ohio Hospital Association has hired Ohio Assistant Secretary of State Scott Borgemenke, an Ohio University alum who earned a bachelor’s in economics, to a newly created role as senior vice president of advocacy. That means the longtime Republican Party strategist, who was […]

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May 1, 2013 at 10:29 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Compass: Sarah Green Finds Creative Expression Through Poetry and Song

“Sarah Green has an artistic energy that inspires her to write both for the page and the stage. The doctoral student in English is a nationally award-winning poet and songwriter,” write Karen Fatula in Compass. “My music influences my poetry by giving my poems an awareness of rhythm, tone, and […]

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May 1, 2013 at 12:54 amStudents in the News