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Ping Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Ping Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary

by Kristin Distel This year, the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities celebrated an important milestone—its 20th anniversary of providing cutting-edge continuing education for secondary teachers and humanities faculty. The Ping Institute, which was founded by the Ohio University Board of Trustees, is widely recognized for […]

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December 4, 2017 at 4:22 pmNews

Sarr Wins Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award in the Humanities

Sarr Wins Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award in the Humanities

Ohio University’s Arts & Sciences Awards Committee selected Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History, as the humanities recipient of the Jeanette G. Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award for 2016-17. The decision was made last spring and announced this fall. The award recognizes “superior classroom performance, involvement with students beyond the […]

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November 6, 2017 at 10:48 amIn Class News

History Grad Student Receives Research Grant from African Studies Association

History Grad Student Receives Research Grant from African Studies Association

Sana Saidykhan, an M.A. student in the History Department, was named a 2017 recipient of the Royal Air Maroc-African Studies Association Student Travel Award. The award includes airline tickets between the United States and any Royal Air Maroc (RAM) destination in Africa, and recognizes “outstanding scholarship by future African studies scholars.” Saidykhan is utilizing the […]

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April 27, 2017 at 10:03 amNews Research

12th Annual History Graduate Student Conference, March 17-18

The History Graduate Student Association hosts the 12th Annual History Graduate Student Conference at Ohio University on March 17-18. The program combines a keynote lecture with a series of panel presentations that showcase some of the cutting-edge, in-progress work of graduate students in the discipline of history from a variety of […]

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March 1, 2017 at 8:00 pmEvents

WXXI Interviews Sarr about Crisis in The Gambia

Dr. Assan Sarr

WXXI News interviewed Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History at Ohio University, for a Jan. 25 Connections segment on “Understanding the crisis in The Gambia.” WXXI is a National Public Radio (NPR) member station in Rochester, NY. “After weeks of crisis in The Gambia, is the small African nation […]

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January 27, 2017 at 2:39 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Sarr Publishes Book: ‘Islam, Power, and Dependency in the Gambia River Basin’

Dr. Assan Sarr

Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History, recently published Islam, Power, and Dependency in the Gambia Rivier Basin: The Politics of Land Control, 1790-1940. The book comes in the wake of several journal articles Sarr has published over the past several years, and makes a significant contribution to the literatures […]

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January 19, 2017 at 8:37 amResearch

Contemporary History | Sarr on Gambian Election, Jan. 26

Dr. Assan Sarr

Dr. Assan Sarr will begin the Contemporary History Institute spring semester lecture series on Thursday, Jan. 26, with a talk entitled “Gambia’s ‘Unprecedented’ 2016 Election: Accounting for the Recent Crisis in the Small West African Nation.”  The talk is in Baker 242 at 4:30 pm. Sarr has just returned from a […]

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January 1, 2017 at 5:45 pmEvents