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Class of 2021 | Miranda Christy Gets Creative in Face of COVID Closures

Miranda Christy

After Miranda Christy graduates from Ohio University this spring, she heads to Virginia Tech to start her M.A. in history. Christy double majored in History and Classical Civilizations in the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. She says COVID restrictions tried to get in her way, but she powered past […]

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April 8, 2021 at 3:07 pmNews

Collins Interviewed by ‘Bollywood Is for Lovers’ Podcast

Dr. Brian Collins and memorabilia dealer Shahid Mansoori at Chor Bazaar in Mumbai.

Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy and Chair of Classics & Religious Studies, was invited to be interviewed on the popular biweekly Bollywood Is for Lovers podcast, hosted by Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser. Listen to Brian Collins’ Bollywood Horrors episode. The […]

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March 3, 2021 at 1:06 pmFaculty in the News In the News

New Name: Department of Classics & Religious Studies

New Name: Department of Classics & Religious Studies

By Dr. Brian Collins Chair of Classics & Religious Studies As of this semester, the Department of Classics & World Religions will become the Department of Classics & Religious Studies, and the World Religions major and minor will soon be renamed the Religious Studies major and minor. Soon the prefixes […]

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January 26, 2021 at 3:32 pmNews

Sheldon Wins Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon

The Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize, awarded in recognition of an outstanding article on the history of women in science, went to Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon for her essay “Breeding Mixed Race Women for Profit and Pleasure,” published in American Quarterly vol. 71, no. 3 (September […]

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January 15, 2021 at 3:13 pmNews

Why Study Religion in College?

Grace Eberly meeting with female health center workers in the village of Marsul, India during a study abroad experience (2015).

When I was an undergraduate student majoring in World Religions, people often asked me what I expected to be able to do with this degree. In my case, I always knew that I wanted to go into medicine but, in retrospect, I truly believe there is nothing you can’t do […]

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January 14, 2021 at 7:09 pmNews

Insider Higher Ed Reviews Brian Collins’ Square Peg Podcast Series

Dr. Brian Collins and memorabilia dealer Shahid Mansoori at Chor Bazaar in Mumbai.

Inside Higher Ed’s Scott McLemee writes about Dr. Brian Collins’ podcast series A Very Square Peg: The Strange and Remarkable Life of the Polymath Robert Eisler in a column called Podcasting a Polymath. …Before expressing enthusiasm, let me admit to a brief period of suspicion. Robert Eisler’s life sounds like […]

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January 14, 2021 at 6:55 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Collins Authors ‘The Other Rama’ on Rarely Studied Mythical Warrior-Sage

Dr. Brian Collins and memorabilia dealer Shahid Mansoori at Chor Bazaar in Mumbai.

Associate Professor Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy and the chair of Classics & World Religions, recently published his second monograph, The Other Rāma: Matricide and Genocide in the Mythology of Paraśurāma, in the SUNY Series in Hindu Studies. Listen to an […]

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January 14, 2021 at 6:21 pmResearch