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Mda: I Remember Nelson Mandela

Mda: I Remember Nelson Mandela

By Dr. Zakes Mda Professor of Creative Writing From the New York Times, Dec. 6 I remember Nelson Mandela. No, not the universally adored elder statesman who successfully resisted the megalomania that comes with deification, and who died Thursday at age 95, but the young lawyer who used to sit […]

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December 6, 2013 at 8:48 amNews

Creative Nonfiction Equals Curiosity Plus Truth, Moore Says

Creative Nonfiction Equals Curiosity Plus Truth, Moore Says

Curiosity is essential for an artist, for a writer, says Professor Dinty W. Moore, whose book the Accidental Buddhist was the result of his curiosity about Buddhism in America. Moore teaches “Creative Nonfiction” at Ohio University. The “creative” part of that equation involves not just curiosity, but also discovery. The […]

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November 20, 2013 at 10:23 amFaculty in the News In the News News

Li is New Editor of American Review of China Studies

Li is New Editor of American Review of China Studies

Dr. Jieli Li, Professor of Sociology, is the new editor-in-chief of the journal American Review of China Studies, which is now partially sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences. The journal is official journal of Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States (founded in 1995) […]

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November 19, 2013 at 2:44 pmNews Research

Macro-Evolution: The Case of the Late Devonian Biodiversity Crisis

Macro-Evolution: The Case of the Late Devonian Biodiversity Crisis

Second in a Series on Macro-Evolution Using the fossil record—and specifically a case of mass extinction about 374 million years ago—can help illuminate why “modern” macro-evolutionary theory is in need of modernization. Darwin and his successors wrote the first chapters on evolution by looking at small changes in species over […]

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November 19, 2013 at 4:00 amNews Research

Scanlan: ‘I Miss Composting’

Scanlan: ‘I Miss Composting’

Letters from Ireland Stephen J. Scanlan, Fulbright  Scholar National University of Ireland Galway Sustainability and the Environment I miss composting. At home in Athens the compost pile where my backyard meets woods is a fixture of my gardening and waste management activities. Everything from apple cores and coffee grounds to […]

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November 15, 2013 at 8:14 amNews

Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Students Win at Regional Conference

Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Students Win at Regional Conference

The ARCC is a professional event organized by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Ohio University, West Virginia University, Marshal University and the University of Kentucky. The event was designed to facilitate professional networking and resource sharing among graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of cell biology in […]

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November 14, 2013 at 4:17 pmNews Research

Doxsee Talks about POW Experience in Slaughterhouse Five with Vonnegut

Doxsee Talks about POW Experience in Slaughterhouse Five with Vonnegut

Parkersburg News and Sentinel reporter Jody Murphy captured the tale of Dr. Gifford Doxsee, a U.S. Army veteran and former Ohio University Professor of History. Doxsee spoke on Veterans Day at the Belpre Senior Center about his time as a POW in a German camp in the later days of […]

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November 12, 2013 at 11:26 amNews