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English Students Adding Appalachia to Wikipedia

English Students Adding Appalachia to Wikipedia

By Jacob Zuckerman From Research Communications Students in Matthew Vetter’s English class aren’t just using Wikipedia for research, they’re using it to publish their articles about Appalachia. After Wikipedia launched in 2001, a new edict formed in college classrooms across the country: Wikipedia has no place in the realm of […]

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April 22, 2015 at 11:37 amIn Class

Northern Ireland: Spring Break in Post-Conflict Society

Northern Ireland: Spring Break in Post-Conflict Society

By Ellie Koewler ’15 For the third consecutive year, Dr. Haley Duschinski has led students on a Spring Break trip to Northern Ireland with Anthropology course ANTH 4620: Human Rights, Law, and Justice. The nine-day course examines the post-conflict society of Northern Ireland after “the Troubles” in the 1970s and […]

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April 21, 2015 at 1:48 pmIn Class

Anthropology Offers New Course: Cultures of the Mediterranean

Anthropology Offers New Course: Cultures of the Mediterranean

A new Fall 2015 course—ANTH 3820/5820: Cultures of the Mediterranean—explores the diverse societies of the Mediterranean region as a geographic and cultural unit that spans South and Southeast Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Topics include migration, religion, gender, political integration, colonialism/Empire, ethnic conflict, urban development, and transnational flows. The […]

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April 17, 2015 at 10:23 pmIn Class News

Food Justice: A Week of Lived Experience

Food Justice: A Week of Lived Experience

Students in a new Food Justice course spent spring break learning firsthand that it’s not just the distance food travels to the plate—sometimes it never makes it to the plate. Hunger. Poor nutrition. How does that happen around Athens, a fertile region once filled with farms and ranches and known […]

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April 3, 2015 at 11:18 amIn Class

Visual Anthropology Course: Revealing Culture Through Media

Visual Anthropology Course: Revealing Culture Through Media

By Ellie Koewler ’15 Dr. Matthew Rosen’s Visual Anthropology course re-imagines traditional ethnography through the world of modern media. Rosen is a cultural anthropologist focusing on visual anthropology and media studies with field research experience in India. While most academic anthropologists publish their research and field experiences in scholarly journals […]

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March 26, 2015 at 3:09 pmIn Class News

Joslin-Knapp Wants to Show Race, Not Stereotypes

Joslin-Knapp Wants to Show Race, Not Stereotypes

By Chris Caldwell Sydney Joslin-Knapp ’16 attempts to blend her photography degree with her African American Studies minor to show issues of race rather than merely tell them. “Since coming to OU, I realize just how little people talk about race in a productive way,” says Joslin-Knapp. African American Studies […]

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March 3, 2015 at 4:47 pmIn Class News

Freshman Composition for Business Students Arrives via iBooks

Freshman Composition for Business Students Arrives via iBooks

by Lydia Deakin Linguistics Department, ELIP TA   Unbeknownst to many on campus, something new, innovative, and exciting is happening in Gordy Hall: a freshman composition course for multilingual students in business is being taught through the use of an iBook. Customized iBook Offers Increased Interactivity This new technology is […]

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February 26, 2015 at 9:25 amIn Class News