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Environmental Geography Alum Talks about Peace Corps at SUNY

Environmental Geography Alum Talks about Peace Corps at SUNY

An Ohio University alum is one of five professionals who chose an international career to share their knowledge with the at SUNY Cortland campus in a panel presentation on Nov. 6, according to a news release. Michael Goldman ’10 earned a B.S. in Environmental Geography from the College of Arts […]

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November 4, 2013 at 8:40 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Vedder: Stop Subsidizing Colleges’ 100-Year Debt Binge

Dr. Richard Vedder

“Stop subsidizing colleges’ 100-year debt binge,” says the headline on Dr. Richard Vedder’s Oct. 30 column from Bloomberg. Vedder is Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences. The Barack Obama administration and Congress purport to […]

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November 4, 2013 at 8:19 amFaculty in the News In the News

Political Science Alum Named to Head Virginia Port Authority

Political Science Alum Named to Head Virginia Port Authority

Ohio University alum John Reinhart ’75 is the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Port Authority, according to a VPA news release. The announcement was made Oct. 31 by the VPA’s Board of Commissioners in a special meeting. Reinhart received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science […]

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November 4, 2013 at 8:07 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

South African Blog Highlights Mda Book ‘Sculptors of Mapungubwe’

South African Blog Highlights Mda Book ‘Sculptors of Mapungubwe’

The South African blog I Love Books reviewed Dr. Zakes Mda’s book The Sculptors of Mapungubwe on Oct. 15. Mda is a Professor in Ohio University’s Creative Writing: Fiction program in the College of Arts & Sciences Department of English. The narrative centres on the timeless kingdom of Mapungubwe where […]

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November 3, 2013 at 9:01 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Leap Motion Highlights Linguistics Holodeck at Ohio University

The Leap Motion bloggers gave a shout out to the new language learning lab in Gordy Hall, dubbed the holodeck. At Ohio University’s Athens campus, there’s a room where students can travel virtually anywhere on Earth. Popularly known as the “Holodeck,” it uses projectors, Google Earth, and the Leap Motion […]

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November 3, 2013 at 8:20 pmIn the News

Vedder: Cincinnati Must Face the Crisis that Sealed Detroit’s Fate

Dr. Richard Vedder, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences. co-authored with Ken Blackwell a column on “Cincinnati Must Face the Crisis that Sealed Detroit’s Fate” Nov. 1 at Townhall.com. Cincinnati and Detroit are separated by barely more than 250 miles – a five-hour drive […]

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November 3, 2013 at 7:56 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Bluffton: Linguistics Alum Addresses ‘Being Muslim in Post 9/11 America’

Bluffton: Linguistics Alum Addresses ‘Being Muslim in Post 9/11 America’

The Bluffton Icon reported that Ohio University alum Julia Shearson ’95M will discuss “her conversion from Catholicism to Islam and the challenging national climate faced by American Muslims” at Bluffton University on Nov. 5. Shearson is Executive Director of the Cleveland Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Ohio. Her […]

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November 3, 2013 at 7:24 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News