Archive for June, 2021

Lee Reviews Two Books on History of Microbes in Food, Medicine

Dr. Victoria Lee

Dr. Victoria Lee reviews two books about microbes, looking at both sides of the “great divide” for Los Angeles Review of Books headlined “Gods of Small Things.” From the known history of human engagement with microbes, it might be tempting to conclude that modernity represents one great rupture. There was […]

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June 29, 2021 at 7:57 amFaculty in the News In the News

Contemporary History | Berlin and the Cold War, Oct. 1 and 2

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer

The Ohio University Contemporary History Institute hosts a virtual international symposium on “Berlin and the Cold War” on Oct. 1 and 2. The symposium will address questions of strategies and alliances and is free and open to the general public. The conveners are Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, professor of History and […]

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June 28, 2021 at 4:48 pmEvents

Curran searches for clues to human dispersal into Europe along the Danube River

Curran searches for clues to human dispersal into Europe along the Danube River

From Ohio University News Early human ancestors (hominins) dispersing from Africa into Eurasia 2 million years ago would have found a hospitable environment to enter Europe through southern Romania along the Danube River and its tributaries, says an Ohio University anthropologist. An international research team is working to find evidence […]

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June 28, 2021 at 1:02 pmResearch

OHIO physicists are getting even closer to the Big Bang, thanks to a new way to examine light from the past

Dr. Hee-Jong Seo

From Ohio University News Ohio University physicists are using data from 20 years of ground-based observations of the night sky from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to tackle a fundamental physics question: “What are the initial conditions of the universe?” By initial, they are referring to the universe’s primordial growth […]

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June 28, 2021 at 12:57 pmResearch

99 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, 7 receive Wolfe Awards

Iyana Davis

From Ohio University News Ninety-nine highly accomplished juniors and seniors were inducted into Ohio University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this spring, and seven students shared the Thomas A. Wolfe Award, a cash prize for highest GPA among the 2021 inductees. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most important […]

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June 28, 2021 at 8:35 amNews

Jungkunz Discusses Critical Race Theory in Washington Post Opinion Column

Bentley Annex, home of the History Department at Ohio University

Dr. Vince Jungkunz, associate professor of Political Science at Ohio University, authored an opinion column in the Washington Post headlined “Who’s afraid of critical race theory? Not the students in my classes.” … The people railing against critical race theory not only lose the opportunity to help dismantle racism in […]

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June 24, 2021 at 4:48 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Schoen will help elevate humanities in new Ping Institute professorship

Dr. Brian Schoen

From Ohio University News Dr. Brian Schoen brings his expertise in teaching the humanities and connecting with the community to his new role as the James Richard Hamilton/Baker and Hostetler Professor of the Charles J. Ping Institute for Teaching of the Humanities. The Ohio University Board of Trustees made the […]

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June 22, 2021 at 4:18 pmNews