Lilia Fernández Receives Arts & Humanities Award

December 16, 2015
Lilia Fernández

Congratulations to Lilia Fernández on the receipt of the Arts and Humanities Diversity Enhancement Award for her commitment to diversifying the curriculum and building Latino/a Studies at Ohio State, diversifying the professoriate, organizing and participating in campus events aimed at diversity

Professor Soland Receives Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award

December 16, 2015
Birgitte Søland

Congratulations to Birgitte Søland who has received the 2015-2016 Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award from Arts and Humanities. The award was established through the generosity of Susan E. Brown (BA, History, 1968) in memory of her father, Paul W. Brown (BA, English, 1937).

Professors Breyfogle and Brown Receive Grants

December 11, 2015

Congratulations to Professors Nick Breyfogle and Phil Brown for receiving an Arts and Humanities  Larger Grants to host public conferences in 2016 and 2017 that explore “Water, Culture, and Society in Global Historical Perspective.”

Harvey Graff Awarded Grant from Ohio State Center for Real Estate

December 9, 2015
Gold Seal
Harvey Graff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies; professor of English and history, has been awarded a grant by the Ohio State Center for Real Estate to conduct research on Campus Partners, universities and university-community relationships. This is part of a book in progress on public universities, past, present and future.

Religion and Law in Comparative Perspective Course

November 2, 2015
History 3680
These days, it is almost impossible to go online or watch TV without learning about a conflict at the intersection of religion and law: Should yoga or creationism be taught in public schools? Should religious symbols be displayed in public? Should same sex marriage be legal? Should corporations be required to provide their employees with access to contraception? These conflicts raise critical questions about the meaning of secularism and religious freedom; about religion’s proper place in American life; and about how we understand what it means to be an American.


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