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Sparks Honored With Ohio Innocence Project Award

Jada Sparks, portraitJada Sparks, a graduate student pursuing an M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture, was awarded the first-ever Dr. Donna Mayerson Student Leadership Award from the Ohio Innocence Project. In 2020, OIP announced the award was created to “honor and celebrate student leaders and their invaluable contributions to educating people in […]

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Posted on 01/19/2021

Anton Op-Ed Probes Impact of Prison Releases on Families

Victoria Anton, portraitOhio University alumna Victoria Anton ’20, now pursuing an M.A. in Sociology at OHIO, authored an op-ed in the Athens News headlined What can happen behind closed doors and how to fix it for justice-involved families. With the onset of the COVID-19 global health pandemic, prison populations have been a […]

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Posted on 12/30/2020

Hendrix Pens Op-Ed on COVID Relief for Thousands Released from Prison

Wilson Hall, photo taken from college greenOhio University alumna Clara Hendrix ’20, now pursuing an M.A. in Sociology at OHIO, authored an op-ed in the Athens News headlined There is no COVID-19 relief for thousands being released from U.S. prisons. As the devastating effects of COVID-19 continue to ravage the country, there have been endless calls […]

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Posted on 12/30/2020

2 A&S Faculty Chosen for MAC’s Academic Leadership Development Program

From left, Cynthia Anderson, Lisa Harrison, Jason Trembly and Morgan Vis were selected as this year's Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.From Ohio University News Two Arts & Sciences faculty are among four from Ohio University selected as the 2020-21 Mid-American Conference Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows: Cynthia Anderson, professor and chair of Sociology and Anthropology and director of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies in the College of Arts & […]

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Posted on 10/07/2020

Alumni News | Jenny Hall-Jones Named Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Jenny Hall-Jones, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis announced that Jenny Hall-Jones has been named interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Ohio University effective Oct. 24, 2020. Hall-Jones, who has served in several key roles at Ohio University over the past 24 years, is a three-time Bobcat, […]

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Posted on 09/21/2020

Castellano Discusses Mental Health Treatment Court with Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. Ursula CastellanoUrsula Castellano, Associate Professor of Sociology at Ohio University, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story headlined “A panhandler punched a Chinese American woman and called her a slur. Will it be considered a hate crime?” Úrsula Castellano, an Ohio University sociologist who studies mental-health courts, said that is almost […]

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Posted on 08/31/2020

Black Lives Matter: Examining the Scales of Justice, July 31

Sharon Cooper, portraitFrom Ohio University News The Ohio University community is invited to attend “Black Lives Matter: Examining the Scales of Justice,” a conversation with Sharon Cooper, on Friday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual event will take place on Zoom and feature a discussion and […]

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Posted on 07/22/2020

OHIO Students Taste Their Way Through the Wonders of Ecuador

Ecuador group photo, with mountains in the backgroundby Joy Kostansek Four Ohio University students had the opportunity to taste their way through the culture and traditions of Ecuadorian agriculture over spring break 2020. Led by Dr. Theresa Moran and faculty from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, the inaugural Coffee, Chocolate and Sugar: Sustainable Agriculture program was […]

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Posted on 05/04/2020

Happy Beginnings | Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture Students Continue to LJC Master’s

Kristin Tate, portraitEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Three OHIO students who began their path in Athens in the Center for Law, Justice & Culture will continue their education within law and society studies […]

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Posted on 04/30/2020

Happy Beginnings | 2020 LJC Certificate Graduates Starting Careers, Grad School

Graduation illustration with mortarboards flying  Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Center for Law, Justice & Culture faculty are very proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of OHIO students graduating in Spring 2020 with the […]

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Posted on 04/29/2020