News

WOUB: Collins on the Study of World Religions in a Free Society

WOUB: Collins on the Study of World Religions in a Free Society

In the Dec. 6 edition of Conversations from Studio B, Kelee Riesbeck interviews Dr. Brian Collins of Classics and World Religions on how technology inhibits the in-depth studies of humanities and cultures among younger generations. Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religions and Philosophy, also discusses the Hindu […]

Read more ›
December 9, 2013 at 5:34 pmFaculty in the News In the News News

A&S Students are Inaugural Margaret Boyd Scholars

Wilson Hall

Several of the inaugural class of Margaret Boyd Scholars are students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Stacey Shariffa Mbelle ’17, majoring in pre-professional Biological Sciences Erin Webb ’17, majoring in pre-professional Biological Sciences Gracie Keyes Jessany Middleton ’16, studying in the College of Arts & Sciences Leah Wilson. […]

Read more ›
December 6, 2013 at 10:31 amNews

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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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) […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
November 15, 2013 at 8:14 amNews