Yonina Hoffman (PhD) has won the 2017-2018 Presidential Fellowship, an award given each year by the Ohio State Graduate School. The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School and only a select few are chosen each year. To be chosen, a student cannot directly apply; they must be nominated by a graduate studies committee chair.
Become an international artist. Launch a YouTube songwriting channel. Serve communities in need. Research drugs to combat cancer. This is what Ohio State English undergraduates are doing nowadays—and they’ve only finished their second year of college.
On Friday, November 3, 2017, four panelists led a discussion about the connections between dance, movement and ethnography. The panelists—Ann Cooper Albright and Meiver De la Cruz from Oberlin College and Ohio State’s Katherine Borland and Danielle Schoon—gathered to explore these concepts with the audience, as well as to convey their personal experiences with dance, movement and ethnography.
The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences has selected Associate Professor Lauren Squires to receive the prestigious Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award. Squires will use the funds associated with the award toward advancing learning and teaching in her undergraduate courses: English 3271-Structure of the English Language and English 4572-Traditional Grammar and Usage.
In late November, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Elissa Washuta, the department’s newest creative writing faculty member, would receive one of their prestigious 2018 Creative Writing Fellowships. Washuta is one of only 36 writers across the nation to receive such an award. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to provide crucial funding to support these writers in their creative endeavors and to continue expanding the range of ideas and viewpoints available to readers,” stated the NEA Director of Literature, Amy Stolls.
For this series, we reach out to a member of the department who has a very particular obsession and ask them to share it with the world. In this edition, Associate Professor Leslie Lockett shares her fascination with the history of cheesemaking.