Archive for July, 2020

Popsugar Interviews Houston about Celebrity Cultural Appropriation Mistakes

Dr. Akil Houston

Popsugar quotes Dr. Akil Houston, associate professor of African American Studies at Ohio University, extensively in a story headlined “15 Celebrity Cultural Appropriation Mistakes We Should All Learn From.” “Black women are often demonized, caricatured, and body-shamed for their hair, styles of clothing, and cultural production, like dance or vernacular,” […]

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July 31, 2020 at 5:19 pmFaculty in the News In the News

OHIO News Reports Gill-Franks Named Student Trustee

Ellen Gill-Franks

Ohio University News reports that College of Arts & Sciences student Ellen M. Gill-Franks was appointed as a student trustee to the Ohio University Board of Trustees in a story headlined “Governor, Alumni Association appoint new Trustees.” …Gill-Franks is a junior studying English pre-law and sociology and criminology, pursuing a […]

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July 31, 2020 at 3:22 pmIn the News Students in the News

Inclusive Pedagogy Academy Presents Workshop Opportunities

From Ohio University News The Ohio University teaching community is welcomed to attend several virtual workshops to enhance their fall semester experience. The events will be hosted by the Inclusive Pedagogy Academy. “Identify as an Instructor: How Our Identity and Culture Shapes our Teaching” on Aug. 4 from 2-3 p.m. […]

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July 31, 2020 at 11:40 amAnnouncements

Prakash, Team Find Possible Sign of Neutron Star in Supernova 1987A

Dr. Madappa Prakash

Ohio University News reports on research findings by Dr. Madappa Prakash, professor of Physics & Astronomy, in a story headlined “Team including OHIO physicist finds possible sign of neutron star in Supernova 1987A.” Two teams of astronomers have made a compelling case in the 33-year-old mystery surrounding Supernova 1987A. Based […]

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July 31, 2020 at 11:30 amResearch

Wu Named President-Elect of American Society for Photobiology

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students.

Dr. Shiyong Wu was recently elected president-elect of the American Society for Photobiology. He will serve as the president of the society from 2022-24. Wu is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and director of the Edison Biotechnology Institute at Ohio University. He is an associate editor for the journal Photochemistry […]

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July 29, 2020 at 3:06 pmNews

Bikowski Awarded Second U.S. State Department Grant for Online Course

Dr. Dawn Bikowski

Dr. Dawn Bikowski has been awarded another grant by the U.S. State Department to develop and teach an online course for the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) program. The grant, for $60,000 and running from March to December 2020, is for a six-week course titled “English for Tourism Professionals.” Bikowski […]

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July 29, 2020 at 10:34 amResearch

State Department Awards Bikowski Certificate of Appreciation for Online Education

Dr. Dawn Bikowski

Dr. Dawn Bikowski was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for her and her team’s work on developing and running online courses for the American English E-Teacher Program, which is changing its name to the Online Professional English Network: OPEN). Bikowski […]

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July 29, 2020 at 10:26 amNews