Post Tagged with: "Brian Collins"

Post Quotes Collins on Celtic Origin of Halloween

Brian Collins is the first scholar to fill The Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy. Photo courtesy of Brian Collins

Dr. Brian Collins was quoted in a Post story headlined “Before trick-or-treating, commercialization and block parties, Halloween was rooted in Celtic religion.” Collins is the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy at Ohio University. “People would leave gifts to the fairies so they wouldn’t mess with […]

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October 25, 2018 at 1:27 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Monks Make Momos with Food Studies and Hospitality Students

visiting Tashi Kyil Tibetan monks begin to prepare the dough for the momos.

Tashi Kyil Tibetan monks spent a recent afternoon teaching Ohio University Food Studies and Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism students and faculty how to make momo, a Tibetan dumpling. Monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India are touring the United States to educate the public about the culture and […]

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October 25, 2018 at 12:54 pmNews

Gawande Speaker | I, Robot: Self and No-Self in Ancient Indian Android Tales, Sept. 27

Gawande Speaker | I, Robot: Self and No-Self in Ancient Indian Android Tales, Sept. 27

The Friends of India Endowment and the Gawande Speaker Series in Indian Religion and Philosophy present Dr. Signe Cohen discussing “I, Robot: Self and No-Self in Ancient Indian Android Tales” on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Gordy Hall 104. Cohen is Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at the University […]

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September 1, 2018 at 5:30 pmEvents

Brian Collins Analyzes Horror Posters in India

Dr. Brian Collins holds a horror film poster from India.

As the home to the world’s largest film industry, India is littered with movie posters, most of them advertising typical Bollywood-style musicals. But for the last decade or so, Dr. Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy, has taken an interest in a […]

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August 20, 2018 at 3:36 pmResearch

22 A&S Faculty Granted Promotions, Seven Get Tenure

22 A&S Faculty Granted Promotions, Seven Get Tenure

Twenty-two College of Arts & Sciences faculty were granted promotion, with seven also granted tenure, by the Ohio University Board of Trustees in June. “Faculty who are awarded tenure or granted promotion have distinguished themselves among their peers locally and in the larger academic community for their very substantial accomplishments […]

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July 2, 2018 at 2:22 pmNews

Gawande Lecture Explores Potential Dangers within Guru-Disciple Relationships

Dr. Amanda Lucia

By Julie Ciotola, BSJ ’20 From Ohio Today While sexual harassment accusations dominate headlines in the United States, similar instances of abuse are making news within Hinduism’s guru culture. Amanda Lucia, associate professor of religious studies at University of California, Riverside, explored this topic with the Ohio University community during her […]

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February 26, 2018 at 4:59 pmNews

Gawande Chair & Lecture Series Enters Fifth Year of Exploring Indian Culture

Brian Collins is the first scholar to fill The Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy. Photo courtesy of Brian Collins

By Katie Coulter, BSJ ’19 from Ohio Today Within just five years, the generosity of two longtime Athens and Ohio University community members has helped established OHIO as a leader in the teaching, research and discussion of Indian history, religion and philosophy. Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande moved to Athens […]

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February 9, 2018 at 11:32 amNews