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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

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

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

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

Campus Underground Interviews Jungkunz on Critical Race Theory

Bentley Annex, home of the History Department at Ohio University

The Columbus Underground quotes Dr. Vince Jungkunz in a story headlined “Despite Bill Proposals, State Receives Few Complaints on ‘Divisive’ Critical Race Theory.” Reporter Susan Tebben interviewed Jungkunz, associate professor of Political Science at Ohio University, about the controversy over critical race theory. A professor who has studied and taught […]

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June 17, 2021 at 1:00 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Miner talks to ABC 6 on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, riding in Pelatonia as a survivor

History, Professor, Steven Miner, Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, Perspectives Magazine

Dr. Steven Miner told ABC 6 TV’s Good Day Columbus that he was back on his bike and training for another 100-mile Pelatonia race to end cancer. But this time he’ll be riding as a survivor, having spent much of 2020 fighting lung and kidney cancer. It was Jan. 8, […]

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June 15, 2021 at 8:35 amFaculty in the News In the News