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Meet your classmate, Callie Martindale! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š
04/09/2021

Meet your classmate, Callie Martindale! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š

Meet your classmate, Callie Martindale! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š

Ohio University English Department doctoral student in Creative Writing Alicia Fuhrman won first prize for the best shor...
04/08/2021
Winners โ€” Hackney Literary Awards

Ohio University English Department doctoral student in Creative Writing Alicia Fuhrman won first prize for the best short story in the Hackney Literary Awards national competition for 2020 for their story "Sky Parade!" https://www.hackneyliteraryawards.org/winners

Winners2020 Winners 2020 NovelJustin Swingle, West Hollywood CA - The Air Between Our Tubs2020 National Story1. Alicia Fuhrman, Athens OH - Sky Parade2. David Hirshberg, Bedford NY - The Holyman of Vietnam3. Chandler Gibb, Irvina CA - Riverside2020 National Poetry1. Cristina J. Baptista, Newington C...

This year's Spotlight on Learning Conference theme is How COVID Has Changed Your Teaching, April 5 โ€“ 8. Abstracts were r...
04/05/2021
Spotlight on Learning Conference 2021 | Ohio University

This year's Spotlight on Learning Conference theme is How COVID Has Changed Your Teaching, April 5 โ€“ 8. Abstracts were received from faculty, administrators, and graduate students from many different colleges and several different campuses and aligned to the four sub-themes: Best Practices, Forward Thinking, Lessons Learned, Student Success: https://www.ohio.edu/keep-teaching/solc featuring Ohio University English Department's own Beth Koonce, Edmond Chang, and Abigail Dykstra!

This year's Spotlight on Learning Conference theme is How COVID Has Changed Your Teaching. Abstracts were received from faculty, administrators, and graduate students from many different colleges and several different campuses and aligned to the four sub-themes:

Meet your professor, Paul Jones! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š
04/02/2021

Meet your professor, Paul Jones! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š

03/31/2021
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FYI: TODAY: Department of Mathematics Colloquium talk, March 31, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm
"Poetry and Mathematics"
Pedro Poitevin, Salem State University

Abstract: Since the times of Pythagoras, poetry has had some formal affinity for mathematics. Poets have sometimes drawn on mathematics for inspiration, but this is not the whole story of the affair between these two subjects. In this talk we will outline some of the highlights (some of them quite surprising) of this long-term distant relationship. We will conclude with an informal account of how some mathematical ideas can help give shape to our understanding of some aspects of poetry.

About the speaker: A mathematician by profession, Pedro Poitevin is a bilingual poet and translator originally from Guatemala.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and working on a master's degree, also in Mathematics, at Ohio University, Poitevin finished his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. His interests include continuous logic for metric structures, nonstandard analysis, Banach space geometry, and the interrelationship between mathematics and literature. Poetry is also a professional interest; he is a contributor to Letras Libres and Periรณdico de Poesรญa, the poetry journal of the National Autonomous University of Mรฉxico (UNAM); his poems in English have appeared in Rattle and River Styx, among others.

Zoom link

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Meet your classmate, Janelle Strom! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š
03/26/2021

Meet your classmate, Janelle Strom! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š

Meet your classmate, Sara Dowler! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
03/19/2021

Meet your classmate, Sara Dowler! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Meet your classmate, Olivia Gemarro! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
03/12/2021

Meet your classmate, Olivia Gemarro! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Meet your classmate, Connor Beeman! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
03/05/2021

Meet your classmate, Connor Beeman! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

03/04/2021
Ping Moment: The Influenza Pandemic in Porters Pale Horse Pale Rider

Ping Moment: The Influenza Pandemic in Porters Pale Horse Pale Rider: Dr. Carey Snyder describes Katherine Anne Porterโ€™s novel Pale Horse, Pale Rider, the best known fictional account of the Spanish Flu: https://youtu.be/KgQHNrDeDE8

Dr. Carey Snyder of the Ohio University English Department discusses the presentation of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Katherine Anne Porterโ€™s novel Pale Ho...

Meet your classmate, Kollin Byrne! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
02/26/2021

Meet your classmate, Kollin Byrne! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Happy Black History Month! Ralph Ellison was known as a novelist, essayist, literary critic, and scholar. He is revered ...
02/22/2021

Happy Black History Month! Ralph Ellison was known as a novelist, essayist, literary critic, and scholar. He is revered for his book, Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953. Many years later Nobel Prize winner, Saul Bellow, said about Invisible Man: โ€œThis book holds its own among the best novels of the century.โ€ ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Meet your classmate, Ellery Pollard! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
02/19/2021

Meet your classmate, Ellery Pollard! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Happy Black History Month! Today we think of Langston Hughes, the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He is praised for hi...
02/15/2021

Happy Black History Month! Today we think of Langston Hughes, the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He is praised for his poetry, novels, plays, and social activism. His home in Harlem is recognized as a New York City Landmark and his ashes rest under the entrance to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture marked with an inscription from his poem โ€œThe Negro Speaks of Rivers.โ€ ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Meet your professor, Mark Halliday! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
02/12/2021

Meet your professor, Mark Halliday! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Happy Black History Month! Today letโ€™s remember Toni Morrison, an Ohio native woman, influential author and educator. Sh...
02/08/2021

Happy Black History Month! Today letโ€™s remember Toni Morrison, an Ohio native woman, influential author and educator. She received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Beloved, the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature and the 2000 National Humanities Medal. Although she passed away in 2019, her writing makes her voice immortal. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Portrait by L. Buscacca found at https://www.oprah.com/omagazine/toni-morrison-on-writing

Meet your classmate, Ellen Gill-Franks, from Mock Trial!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
02/05/2021

Meet your classmate, Ellen Gill-Franks, from Mock Trial!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

@OHIOEnglish Pre-Law student Ellen Gill featured: OHIO Mock Trial Wins AMTA Invitational Tournament, Four Students Win A...
02/01/2021
OHIO Mock Trial Wins AMTA Invitational Tournament, Four Students Win Awards - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

@OHIOEnglish Pre-Law student Ellen Gill featured: OHIO Mock Trial Wins AMTA Invitational Tournament, Four Students Win Awards https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/11/ohio-mock-trial-wins-amta-invitational-tournament-four-students-win-best-attorney-witness-awards/ #CONGRATS

The Ohio University Mock Trial team competed in the first ever American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Virtual Exhibition Tournament, with OHIOโ€™s Green Team winning the tournament with the best competition record of the Nov. 21-22 weekend. Twenty-four teams from across the country participated in t...

Negash Sheds Light on the Current Conflict in the Horn of Africa https://www.ohio-forum.com/2021/01/negash-sheds-light-o...
02/01/2021
Negash Sheds Light on the Current Conflict in the Horn of Africa - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Negash Sheds Light on the Current Conflict in the Horn of Africa https://www.ohio-forum.com/2021/01/negash-sheds-light-on-the-current-conflict-in-the-horn-of-africa/

The Awate Team published a review of an interview with Dr. Ghirmai Negash on the situation in the Horn of Africa. Negash is Professor of English and Director of the African Studies program at Ohio University. As far as we are concerned, as Professor Ghirmai clearly explained, the key issues [โ€ฆ]

Ohio University will celebrate Black History Month 2021 with a slate of virtual events, including a keynote talk from ve...
02/01/2021
OHIO celebrates Black History Month with virtual events

Ohio University will celebrate Black History Month 2021 with a slate of virtual events, including a keynote talk from veteran political strategist Donna Brazile on Feb. 16. https://www.ohio.edu/news/2021/01/ohio-celebrates-black-history-month-virtual-events
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Ohio University will celebrate Black History Month 2021 with a slate of virtual events, including a keynote talk from veteran political strategist Donna Brazile on Feb. 16.

#OUVirtualExpo April 08, 2021Registration* open Feb. 11- Mar. 15Help us celebrate and showcase Ohio University student r...
02/01/2021
Student Expo | Ohio University

#OUVirtualExpo
April 08, 2021
Registration* open Feb. 11- Mar. 15
Help us celebrate and showcase Ohio University student research & creative activity!
https://www.ohio.edu/studentexpo

We are working to determine the format(s) and timing for the 2021 Student Expo. We will post more information by end January.

Meet your professor, Dr. Chang!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
01/29/2021

Meet your professor, Dr. Chang!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

Meet your classmate, Camellia Azzi, from Sphere Magazine! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค
01/22/2021

Meet your classmate, Camellia Azzi, from Sphere Magazine! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

01/19/2021

Welcome to Spring 2021! Happy first day of classes! If you added a course recently, make sure that your instructor has added you to Teams!

Negash Takes Helm of African Literature Association, Charts Course through COVID https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/10/nega...
11/01/2020
Negash Takes Helm of African Literature Association, Charts Course through COVID - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Negash Takes Helm of African Literature Association, Charts Course through COVID https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/10/negash-takes-helm-of-african-literature-association-charts-course-through-covid/

From Ohio University News Dr. Ghirmai Negash, professor of English at Ohio University, takes over as the new president of the African Literature Association determined to forge a new path to safeguard the association during the pandemic. In his acceptance address, โ€œForging a New Path Together,โ€ ...

ATTENTION GRADUATING ENGLISH MAJORS!Love Athens?Planning for next year?Want to stay part of a vibrant university communi...
10/30/2020

ATTENTION GRADUATING ENGLISH MAJORS!
Love Athens?
Planning for next year?
Want to stay part of a vibrant university community?
Apply for the Masterโ€™s Program in English Literature at Ohio University!
Our two-year, four-semester program offers:
โ€ข Free Tuition
โ€ข Small Seminars with Dedicated Faculty
โ€ข Teaching Stipend and Classroom Teaching Experience
โ€ข Option of M.A Thesis or M.A. Essay
Graduates of our program are employed in community college and private school teaching, nonprofit organizations, publishing, marketing, and university administration, or have entered doctoral programs at leading universities.
For more information,
visit https://www.ohio.edu/cas/english/graduate/masters or
contact Professor Linda Zionkowski, Director of Graduate Studies ([email protected]).
Application Deadline: January 19, 2021

State Department Selects Phillips to Help Develop Nationwide Writing Network in Brazil https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/1...
10/08/2020
State Department Selects Phillips to Help Develop Nationwide Writing Network in Brazil - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

State Department Selects Phillips to Help Develop Nationwide Writing Network in Brazil https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/10/state-department-selects-phillips-to-help-develop-nationwide-writing-network-in-brazil/

The U.S. State Department announced the selection of Dr. Talinn Phillips of Ohio University for an English Language Specialist project focusing on developing a nationwide writing center network in Brazil at the Federal University of Paranรก. Phillips is part of a select group, as her project is one ...

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program seeks to inspire and encourage undergraduate women to become engaged, confident and c...
09/23/2020
Margaret Boyd Scholars Program | Ohio University

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program seeks to inspire and encourage undergraduate women to become engaged, confident and connected leaders at Ohio University and beyond. Women are selected as Boyd Scholars in fall semester of their first year. The four-year program includes a first-year seminar, a second-year residential component, a third-year professional focused experience and a fourth-year capstone seminar.

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is open to students from all colleges and majors. Scholars are encouraged to pursue other interests, including study abroad, athletics and involvement in campus and community organizations.

Named in honor of Margaret Boyd, Ohio Universityโ€™s first female graduate [of the class of 1873], the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is a 2012 grant recipient of the prestigious 1804 Fund, and a 2014 grant recipient of the Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery Endowment.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/boyd-scholars

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program seeks to inspire and encourage undergraduate women to become engaged, confident and connected leaders at Ohio University and beyond. Women are selected as Boyd Scholars in fall semester of their first year. The four-year program includes a first-year seminar, a sec...

All undergraduate students interested in learning more about Ohio University's academic majors, minors, and certificates...
09/23/2020
Majors Fair | Ohio University

All undergraduate students interested in learning more about Ohio University's academic majors, minors, and certificates are invited to participate in the Majors Fair. The Majors Fair provides students with an opportunity to meet faculty, professional advisors, and students connected to each major, minor, and certificate program, to discuss their questions and interests.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
11 AM - 3 PM
Via Teams

The fall 2020 Majors Fair will take place via a series of Teams meetings. Student will be asked to sign up for Teams meetings for the majors that interest them and they will receive links for those Teams meetings after signing up. Find a complete listing of majors, minors, and certificates at ohio.edu/majors. Since large in-person events are not feasible at this time, a spring Majors Fair will also be planned this year.

For more information and to sign up: https://www.ohio.edu/uc/majors-fair

All undergraduate students interested in learning more about Ohio University's academic majors, minors, and certificates are invited to participate in the Majors Fair. The Majors Fair provides students with an opportunity to meet faculty, professional advisors, and students connected to each major,....

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Thank you, English major alums, for sharing your career journeys with us during A&S Career and Networking Week, 2019!
Attention English Majors! The English department is hosting events for Career and Networking week. Please come! How to Get a Cool Job: A Chat with English Department Alumni Who've Made It Panel discussions Friday, February 1 in Ellis 109, 11:50-12:35 or 1:10-1:55 with Free Avalanche pizza in between The Importance of Writing to Technology: An English Majorโ€™s Digital Marketing Journey Friday Feb 1 in Ellis 014, 3 to 4 Watch your email for details!
Attention English Majors! The English department is hosting events for Career and Networking week. Please come! How to Get a Cool Job: A Chat with English Department Alumni Who've Made It Panel discussions Friday, February 1 in Ellis 109, 11:50-12:35 or 12:35-1:10, Free Avalanche pizza The Importance of Writing to Technology: An English Majorโ€™s Digital Marketing Journey Friday Feb 1 in Ellis 014, 3 to 4 Watch your email for details!
Attention English Majors! The English department is hosting events for Career and Networking week. Please come! How to Get a Cool Job: A Chat with English Department Alumni Who've Made It Panel discussions Friday, Feb 1, in Ellis 109, 11:50-12:35 or 12:35-1:10, Free Avalanche pizza The Importance of Writing to Technology: An English Majorโ€™s Digital Marketing Journey Friday, Feb 1, in Ellis 014, 3 to 4 Watch your email for details!
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