Archive for September, 2018

Ohio University Mock Trial Announces 2018-19 Team Members

Members of the Mock Trial Team during competition in Columbus during 2017-2018 school year.

The Ohio University Mock Trial Team selected 24 students to participate during the 2018-19 academic year. Tryouts occurred on Sept. 12 and 13. Students were required to prepare and deliver a three-minute speech on a selected topic. At the conclusion of their prepared remarks, students were given a topic and […]

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September 24, 2018 at 11:05 amNews

OHIO Graduate Students Organize Speak Up WoMEN Poetry and Music Jam

From left, poets and event organizers Claudia Cisneros and Violeta Orozco

Students, professors, writers and musicians from different ages, countries and walks of life came together in a feminist and new masculinities poetry and music event #SpeakUpWoMEN at Jackie O’s on Sept. 12. They spoke up against gender violence and in support for the female victims of harassment and abuse at Ohio University and in Athens. Violeta […]

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September 23, 2018 at 1:17 pmNews

Adams Included in Best New Poets 2018 Anthology

Christine Adams

Nonfiction Ph.D. student Christine Adams’s poem “Ars Biologica“ has been chosen for inclusion in the Best New Poets 2018 anthology. Best New Poets is an annual anthology of fifty poems from emerging writers, currently distributed nationally as a University of Virginia Press title and produced in cooperation with Meridian, a semiannual literary magazine from the […]

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September 23, 2018 at 9:22 amResearch

Pretorius Presents at International Crime Fiction Conference

Michelle Pretorius

English fiction Ph.D. candidate Michelle Pretorius presented her paper, “Postcolonial Crime Fiction: Dealing with Trauma in the Postcolonial State,” at a conference in the United Kingdom. Pretorius’s talk situated “Postcolonial crime fiction … as the new political novel.” The conference, titled “Captivating Criminality,” was sponsored by the International Crime Fiction […]

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September 22, 2018 at 11:55 amResearch

Creative Writers Noted in ‘Best American Essays 2018’ Anthology

Creative Writers Noted in ‘Best American Essays 2018’ Anthology

Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Essays 2018, the latest in an annual series of anthologies marking the finest nonfiction essays published over the previous year, lists three Ohio University faculty and one current Ph.D. candidate in the Notable Essays section. Fiction Ph.D. candidate Lizzie Tran is noted for her essay “Miss […]

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September 21, 2018 at 7:44 pmResearch

Nance Receives Celtic ‘Knighthood,’ Named Bard of Gorsedh Kernow

Nance is welcomed into the College of Bards and given his bardic name by the Grand Bard of Cornwall “Yn lowen ni a’th tegemmer Karrek yn mysk Berdh Gorsedh Kernow” (We gladly admit you, Karrek, among the Bards of the Cornish Gorsedh)

On the first day of September, in a field of ancient Celtic barrows on the wind-swept north coast of Arthurian Cornwall, Dr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, was named a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow, which loosely translates as the “throne” or “high seat” of the Celtic […]

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September 21, 2018 at 6:01 pmFaculty in the News In the News News

Bali and López Investigate Impacts of Volcanic Ash on El Salvador Water Quality

Bali collects water samples from La Barra de Santiago marsh in El Salvador

Ohio University Geologists Dr. Dina López and Abioudun Emmanuel Ayo-Bali M.S. ’19 want to know why the fish population recovered—but not the macroinvertebrates—in water contaminated by a 2005 volcanic eruption in El Salvador. When the Santa Ana volcano erupted, emitting ash and gases in 2005, the ash fell preferentially to […]

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September 21, 2018 at 5:33 pmResearch