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Sustainability Studies: Thriving in the Anthropocene Era

Sustainability Studies: Thriving in the Anthropocene Era

“Meeting the needs of the present while safeguarding Earth’s life-support system, on which the welfare of current and future generations depends.” By Dr. Nancy Manring College of Arts & Sciences faculty are tackling the challenges of the 21st century by building interdisciplinary and team-taught courses around a new set of […]

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October 30, 2013 at 7:41 amNews

Food Labeling and Transparency in Ireland and the EU

Food Labeling and Transparency in Ireland and the EU

Letters from Ireland Stephen J. Scanlan, Fulbright  Scholar National University of Ireland Galway Suitable for vegetarians. Oh, how I love to hear, or rather see, these words. And not just because I am a vegetarian and that it makes grocery purchases a bit easier. Rather, the words symbolize greater transparency […]

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October 29, 2013 at 8:00 amNews

Under Construction: Center for Law, Justice and Culture

Under Construction: Center for Law, Justice and Culture

The Center for Law, Justice and Culture will open its new offices—and its new services—on the ground floor of Bentley Hall in January 2014. Now under construction, the new space will include a common room for students and faculty, as well as offices for a new Pre-Law Adviser. The adviser […]

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October 28, 2013 at 6:42 pmNews

Hicks: Government Squabbles Hurt Scientific Research

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

“Do you ever look up at the stars and think about how small our planet is and how insignificant humans are in the big picture?” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, in an Oct. 27 Columbus Dispatch article. Maybe you think differently from me, but I find […]

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October 28, 2013 at 4:31 pmNews

Faculty Member Named for Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy

Chair established by Doctors Ram and Sushila Gawande aims to increase knowledge, awareness of Indian culture, and collaboration between Ohio University and India By Matt Mackay From Compass The Athens community has been home for many years to Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande. Ram, who passed away in August, 2011, […]

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October 28, 2013 at 11:12 amNews

Knowing the Future: A Focus of Human Attention for Several Thousand Years

Knowing the Future: A Focus of Human Attention for Several Thousand Years

By Dr. Daniel Phillips College of Arts & Sciences faculty are tackling the challenges of the 21st century by building interdisciplinary and team-taught courses around a new set of curricular themes. The Knowing the Future theme seeks to acquaint students with different ways in which we think about the future. […]

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October 28, 2013 at 10:24 amNews

Food Studies Theme Tackles Globalization, Science, Technology, Social Progress

Food Studies Theme Tackles Globalization, Science, Technology, Social Progress

College of Arts & Sciences faculty are tackling the challenges of the 21st century by building interdisciplinary and team-taught courses around a new set of curricular themes. “In the space of a few months, Food Studies has gone from the proverbial mustard seed to an actual living green shoot pushing […]

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October 28, 2013 at 9:34 amNews