Archive for July, 2021

Jellison Quoted on Emhoff’s Plan as First Second Gentleman

Dr. Katherine Jellison

The Hill quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Doug Emhoff carves out path as first second gentleman.” “Even though he is a wealthy entertainment lawyer, he’s playing that down and his persona now as second spouse is, ‘I’m more of a regular […]

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July 7, 2021 at 11:57 amFaculty in the News In the News

Ghirmai Negash talks about censorship and liberation, the life of an African writer

One of the prominent intellectuals and writers in his country, Ghirmai Negash had a leading role at the "Against all Odds Conference on African languages and literatures" in 2001 at Asmara,  From right, Ghirmai Negash, Abdellatif Abdalla (Kenyan poet and professor at the University of Leipzig); Ngugi wa Thiong'o (world-renowned Kenyan novelist and cultural theorist); Sheriff Hatata (Egyptian writer and medical doctor; Nawal El Saadawi’s spouse); Charles Cantalupo (poet and professor at Penn State and organizer of the conference).

From Ohio University News For many African writers, censorship can entail a lived experience as well as a current threat, even for those who emigrated to the United States. Ghirmai Negash danced close to the flame of censorship several times before arriving at Ohio University. So re-examining the impact of censorship on the […]

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July 6, 2021 at 3:39 pmNews Research

Snell gets NSF grant to transform the model for examining climate change and forests

Dr. Rebecca Snell

From Ohio University News Dr. Rebecca Snell will construct a new way to predict how forests might respond to climate change—filling in some big gaps in scientists’ methods and knowledge—thanks to a National Science Foundation grant designed for potentially transformative research. Her study will bridge the space between empirical studies where […]

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July 6, 2021 at 1:44 pmNews Research

Oyeyemi Ajayi Continues His Work on Plant Cell Walls, Biofuel Potential as Post-Doc

Oyeyemi Ajayi

As Oyeyemi Ajayi leaves Athens and heads to Penn State this month, his family is a little bigger, having welcomed a daughter, and his title is a little longer, having added a Ph.D. in Environmental & Plant Biology. He’s leaving cozy Athens for Happy Valley, another rustic college town. And […]

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July 6, 2021 at 12:58 pmNews Research

Trustees approve Emeriti status for 9 Arts & Sciences faculty

Trustees approve Emeriti status for 9 Arts & Sciences faculty

Nine College of Arts & Sciences faculty have been granted emeritus status this spring by the Ohio University Board of Trustees. This honor recognizes retired individuals who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to Ohio University and have been recommended by their colleagues and supervisors. June 2021 Mark Alicke, 30 […]

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July 2, 2021 at 3:54 pmNews

Vedder to serve as content adviser, op-ed author for Optimal

Dr. Richard Vedder

Higher education research publisher Optimal announced the addition of Dr. Richard Vedder to its team as a content adviser and op-ed author in a June 28 news release. Vedder is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University. Vedder’s tenure of advocating for change in the higher education space makes […]

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July 2, 2021 at 10:35 amFaculty in the News In the News

WIRED interviews Johnson on Protecting Bats from COVID during research

Dr. Joseph Johnson

WIRED interviewed Dr. Joseph Johnson for a story headlined “Biologists Mask Up to Protect Bats (Yes, Bats) From Covid-19.” Johnson is assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. While Feller’s team in Maryland is not handling bats at all, in Ohio researchers are allowed to handle them if needed, […]

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July 1, 2021 at 5:51 pmFaculty in the News In the News