Archive for February, 2021

Moak Authors Chapter on Thurgood Marshall: The Legacy and Limits of Equality under the Law

Dr. Daniel Moak

Dr. Daniel Moak authored a chapter on on Thurgood Marshall in a new edited volume from University of Chicago Press called African American Political Thought: A Collected History. Moak is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and a member of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University. His […]

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February 10, 2021 at 2:47 pmResearch

Alumni News | John Woods’s Debut Novel Named One of the Best Crime Novels of 2020

John Woods

Ohio University alumnus John Woods’s debut novel, Lady Chevy, was named one of the 10 Best Crime Novels of 2020 by The New York Times. Published by Pegasus Books and Simon and Schuster, it also will be translated and released in Italy and France. Woods majored in English with an […]

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February 10, 2021 at 9:15 amAlumni

Josh Olivito Earns Outstanding Witness Award at Mock Trial Invitational

Josh Olivito

Despite having never competed in mock trial before—and learning that the season would be entirely virtual as he navigated his freshman year, Josh Olivito ’24 decided to try out for the team anyway. He made it. And he just won a major award—Best Witness—for his performance at the 13th annual […]

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February 9, 2021 at 8:00 pmNews

Alumni News | Lance McBrayer Featured in Smithsonian Magazine for Tegu Lizard Project

Dr. Lance McBrayer with his students on the tegu lizard project. Photo by Jonathan Chick, Georgia Southern University

by Hannah Cordes Ohio University alumnus Dr. Lance McBrayer was featured in Smithsonian Magazine for his recent research on invasive Tegu lizards in Georgia See the Smithsonian article, These Four-Foot Lizards Will Eat Anything—and They’re Invading the Southeastern U.S. McBrayer earned a Biological Sciences Ph.D. in 2002 from the College of Arts […]

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February 9, 2021 at 2:37 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Pre-Law Named Outstanding Learning Community, Keeps Out-of-Classroom Experiences Engaging

Pre-Law LC students have Lunch with Larry

Instructors, student leaders, and supporters were celebrated at the Ohio University Learning Community Programs Awards, held virtually on Jan. 31. The Pre-Law Learning Community Seminar, taught by CLJC Pre-Law Advisor Larry Hayman, Esq. and led by third year History HTC student Alexis Karolin, was named the Outstanding Learning Community for […]

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February 9, 2021 at 10:22 amNews

Holcomb Chosen for National Endowment for the Humanities Peer-Review Panel

Dr. Gary Holcomb

Dr. Gary Holcomb, professor in African American Studies at Ohio University, was invited by the National Endowment for the Humanities to serve as a peer-review panelist for the Division of Education Programs’ 2021 Institutes competition. Holcomb will participate in a series of video panels this spring to review institute applications […]

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February 8, 2021 at 1:14 pmNews

Alumni News | Jesus Toapanta ‘Learned to be Home Away from Home’ in Athens

Jesus Toapanta on his way from Gordy to Alden Library in the winter of 2006-07.

For Ohio University alumnus Jesus Tuarez Toapanata, there are so many things that bring back “breathtaking” memories of his time at Ohio University. “My first winter with snow, the river path, the farmer’s market, the amazing colorful trees in autumn, the movie rentals on E. State Street, Gordy Hall, my […]

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February 4, 2021 at 5:13 pmAlumni