News

University Mourns Professor Gene Blocker (1937 – 2013)

University Mourns Professor Gene Blocker (1937 – 2013)

Dr. Harry Eugene “Gene” Blocker, former member of the Classics & World Religions Department and the Philosophy Department, passed away on April 12, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. A native of Texas, he earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1960 and a Ph.D. […]

Read more ›
June 1, 2013 at 4:30 pmNews

An Introduction to Eta Sigma Phi

November 22, 2011 By Rachel Thomas Classics is a field filled with some of the most fascinating parts of history. As a field, it is almost by nature interdisciplinary–one can’t study Classics without studying politics, literature, law, religion, language, and philosophy. It is not a field for the faint of […]

Read more ›
June 1, 2013 at 3:34 pmNews

History Organizations Bring Awareness Through Journals and Lectures

By Kristen Spicker From Compass, April 15, 2013 Flip through the content of The Ohio University Undergraduate Journal of History and one quickly discovers this isn’t a standard undergraduate journal. Featuring articles covering topics from attitudes toward malaria in the US-occupied Philippines, 1916 Ireland and the Hungarian Revolution, it’s not […]

Read more ›
May 30, 2013 at 9:04 amNews

Student Helps Japanese Students Translate Environmental Project, Takes Second

Student Helps Japanese Students Translate Environmental Project, Takes Second

  Ohio University’s Amanda Tragert ’14 was at the microphone, making the presentation that she had translated on behalf of the  environmental studies group. Tragert and her group took second place at the research symposium at Chubu University in Japan. “I’ve been helping out an environmental studies group on campus […]

Read more ›
May 29, 2013 at 12:50 pmNews

Retired History Professor Creates Scholarship for Outstanding History Seniors

Retired History Professor Creates Scholarship for Outstanding History Seniors

By MaryKate McHugh From Compass, April 12, 2013 Dr. Alfred Eckes Jr., Professor Emeritus of History and Eminent Research Professor of Contemporary History from 1990-2011, established an award for outstanding rising seniors majoring in history who display a high level of achievement at Ohio University. Called the Eckes Prize in […]

Read more ›
May 29, 2013 at 12:29 pmNews

Graduate Commencement Speaker Tells Graduates to Become a Hero

May 3, 2013 By George Mauzy Ohio University conferred more than 870 graduate degrees during its annual Graduate Commencement ceremony Friday morning in the Convocation Center. Keynote speaker Dr. Jay Ryu, the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member, told the graduates to become heroes by following their passion. An associate professor […]

Read more ›
May 27, 2013 at 10:18 amNews

Professionalization: Mentoring Grad Students Into Professors

Professionalization: Mentoring Grad Students Into Professors

Mentoring Ph.D. candidates goes well beyond scholarship and subject matter, says Dr. Amritjit Singh, Professor of English, who is helping to lead a conversation about “professionalization” in Ph.D. programs. At the most recent annual MELUS conference in Pittsburgh, Singh led a panel and participated in two others. These conversations included […]

Read more ›
May 24, 2013 at 3:30 pmNews