Adrianne Barbo, graduate teaching assistant, Department of French and Italian, was recently awarded a 2012-2013 Fulbright Student Fellowship to teach English at a Moroccan university. In addition to teaching, Barbo will be studying Moroccan Arabic, and hopes to do some comparative work between Arabic and French literature written during the period of the French colonization of the Maghreb.
The Foreign Language Center (FLC) announced today the launch of a new, free language app, Expand Your World. Users of the Expand Your World app will be able to enjoy a cultural, demographic, economic, and linguistic journey through the 31 languages taught at Ohio State.
History Professor Nicholas Breyfogle is one of a team of transnational researchers about to embark on a challenging, far flung adventure.
Six top scholars in diverse fields—history, geography, environmental sciences, and economics— will push the boundaries of their disciplines, form a lasting collaborative network, and forge a new paradigm for understanding the work they undertake.
Ohio State’s switch to the semester system opened up endless possibilities for study-abroad opportunities that allow faculty to pair spring semester class work with study-trips during May.
Right now, bags are packed. Tickets purchased. Passports ready.
This is certainy true for students in the interdisciplinary undergraduate World War II Study Abroad Program. It is not just one class, but a new five-course, undergraduate program offered by the Department of History.
Koritha Mitchell, associate professor, English, has been asked to give the keynote address at a Women's History Month banquet on March 22 at Marietta College. Mitchell will discuss her award-winning book, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, which focuses on black-authored lynching drama written before 1930. The event concludes with a book-signing.
David Brakke, the new Joe R. Engle Chair in the History of Christianity and professor of history, arrived on campus in July and invigorated by the spirit of Ohio State jumped right in to campus life, teaching two undergraduate courses fall semester.
“I was attracted by the energy here — from the president to the deans to the faculty and students there is an optimism about the future that made it clear to me that this was an exciting place to be where I could retool and rejuvenate my career,” he said.
Galal Walker, professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL), and Mari Noda, DEALL professor and chair, successfully competed for a new three-year U.S. Department of State grant providing more than $3.2 million per year to administer and implement the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in East Asia. Ohio State is the only university in the country to receive this award.
Geoffrey Parker, awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2012 earlier in the year, was asked to give the closing remarks on behalf of all the laureates and prize recipients at a special international awards ceremony in Amsterdam on September 27, 2012.
The prize in history, given biennially by the 200-year-old Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for historians.
The system Galal Walker, professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, developed five years ago to provide more effective assessments of his students seeking employment or academic placement in China is about to “go public.”
The Advanced Language Performance Portfolio System (ALPPS) has been such an effective tool that Walker believed it could be turned into a commercial product with broader public appeal.
The Ohio Third Frontier program agreed and awarded $100,000 to the new Dublin-based ALPPS Ltd. Corporation Walker formed to facilitate the process.