Archive for September, 2019

Alumni News | Jack Kolkmeyer, from Peace Corps to Poetry

Jack Kolkmeyer’s poetry and writings have appeared  in  Sphere, Gulcher, Mothering Magazine, The Beat, The Santa Fe Reporter, The Writers Place, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Liberian Studies Journal, Crosswinds, Practicing Planner and The Liberian Literary Magazine.

Ohio University alum Jack Kolkmeyer’s fourth book of poetry, Deeper Soul, is about to be published.  Kolkmeyer ’68 studied English Literature/Creative Writing at Ohio University in the 1960s, where he developed a special interest in the Romantic, Imagist and Beat poets. He was the Editor of  Sphere, the Ohio […]

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September 27, 2019 at 4:20 pmAlumni

Boyd in The Hill: U.S.-Mexico Border Situation Is Opportunity, Not Crisis

Dr. Roy Boyd

Dr. Roy Boyd, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, co-authored a column in The Hill headlined “The US-Mexico border situation is an opportunity, not a ‘crisis.’” Heated references to a “crisis” at the U.S. southern border and calls for massive deportations of undocumented Mexican immigrants aren’t new. Driven by […]

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September 27, 2019 at 2:07 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Advising Tip | Ready to Declare or Change Your Major?

Eileen Schulz, Academic Advisor

By Eileen Schulz College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advisor You’ve spent time giving thought to your interests, reviewed the undergraduate catalog, spoken with an academic adviser and trusted centers of influence. You’ve done your research and now you are ready to declare your major. You are just in time! […]

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September 27, 2019 at 9:19 amNews

University Community Remembers Colleague Dr. Douglas Adie, Professor Emeritus of Economics

Dr. Douglas Adie

Dr. Douglas Adie, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, passed away on Sept. 25. Adie joined Ohio University in 1968 and earned tenure in 1971. He was promoted to professor in 1975 and retired in 2010 after 41 years of service. “He continued to teach courses for us after […]

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September 26, 2019 at 1:26 pmNews

Leakey Foundation Grant Helps Curran Search for Rare Primate Evidence in Romania

From left, Sabrina Curran (Ohio University), Alex Petculescu (Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology), Claire Terhune (University of Arkansas) excavating a mammoth in Romania. Curran and her team went to Romania to work at the Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology.

Dr. Sabrina Curran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ohio University, received a grant from the Leakey Foundation that helps fund her work on a site in Romania. Curran and her team went to Romania in July and will return again next summer to look for traces of a rare primate […]

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September 25, 2019 at 3:08 pmResearch

Anna Chotlos Publishes Essay on Raccoon Olympics

Anna Chotlos

Ohio University graduate student Anna Chotlos published an essay featuring swimming raccoons and a park naturalist whose “eyebrows look like albino wooly bear caterpillars” in Hippocampus. Her essay, Raccoon Olympics, begins: “I’m eleven years old, wearing a hand-me-down tie-dye t-shirt way too big for me, and soccer shorts—my legs riddled […]

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September 25, 2019 at 2:19 pmResearch

University Community Remembers Dr. James Tong, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry James Tong. Photo by Jean Andrews/Ohio University.

Dr. James Y. Tong, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, born in Shanghai, China on Dec. 8, 1926, passed away on Sept. 24, 2019, in Athens, Ohio. “A life-long educator and an early advocate for women in the sciences, Jimmy mentored students across all disciplines and was […]

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September 25, 2019 at 1:06 pmNews