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Documentary, panel discussion about cultural survival, stolen children slated for Nov. 6 at AU

The film "Dawnland," Emmy Award-winner for outstanding research, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Ashland University's Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference, which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility."

Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the Native American Awareness Committee of the United Methodist Church, the event, which is free and open to the public, also will include a panel discussion immediately following the film's screening with Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson of the Yankton Sioux Tribe; Nancy Udolph, Ashland University associate professor of social work; and Daniel Hawk, Ashland Theological Seminary professor of Old Testament.

Sangre mía / Blood of Mine editors to share message of peace as part of AU Symposium Against Indifference

On Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium, the editors of the anthology Sangre mía / Blood of Mine will share a message of peace in their presentation and reading from their bilingual collection of 53 poets whose verses denounce violence committed against women along the U.S. – Mexico border region of Ciudad Juárez – El Paso, Texas.

The event is presented as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility." Co-sponsored by the Department of Foreign Language, the event is free and open to the public.

OSU’s Roth to speak as part of Ashland University’s Symposium Against Indifference

Randolph Roth, professor of history and sociology at The Ohio State University, will speak about "Inequality and the Quality of Life: A Global View" on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Trustees Room of the Myers Convocation Center. The event is presented as part of the College of Arts & Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference, which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility." Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, the event is free and open to the public.

Roth will present his findings on the causes and consequences of inequality, globally and within societies, with special attention to the question of why inequality has risen so rapidly since 1980 in the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia, but not in the rest of the affluent world. The answer bears heavily on the question of liberty versus responsibility.

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series to Hold Final Event on Oct. 5

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series to Hold Final Event on Oct. 5

The final event in Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center’s “Naturalist on Duty” series for this year will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2636 Ashland Road. This event will feature the topic, “Fall Insects.”

All events are free and open to the public and each open-house style event is held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University Ranked as Best Private School in Ohio in Online Master’s Degree Ranking

Ashland University has been ranked as the top private university in Ohio in Study.com’s ranking of the Top 50 best Online Master’s Degree schools in the country.

Ranked as the 39th best Online Master’s School in the U.S., AU is the top private university in Ohio as well as the second best Ohio college overall, behind Bowling Green State University, which was ranked No. 35.

Ashland University Ranked as Best Private School in Ohio in Online Master’s Degree Ranking

Film Screening of National Geographic's Documentary on Efforts Battling Climate Change – ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’

Film Screening of National Geographic's Documentary on Efforts Battling Climate Change – ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’

The National Geographic Documentary Film “Paris to Pittsburgh” will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in Ashland University's Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium as part of the College of Arts & Sciences’ biennial Symposium Against Indifference, which is focusing on "Liberty and Responsibility."

Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, the free, public event will also include a panel discussion immediately following the film’s screening with Craig Hovey, director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence; Patricia Saunders, associate professor of Biology; and William Vaughan, professor of Philosophy.

AU Professor's Involvement in a Summer of Mammoths

Over the summer, Dr. Nigel Brush, AU professor of Geology, has been kept busy identifying various rocks, fossils and human artifacts exposed by recent heavy rains and flash floods here in NE Ohio. While this summer’s heavy rains were not good for farmers, as well as some home owners living near streams, it was a windfall for geologists and archaeologists as nature accidentally revealed some of the ancient treasures buried beneath the earth’s surface.

Symposium Kicks Off with ‘Spirited Discussion of Alcohol’

Symposium Kicks Off with ‘Spirited Discussion of Alcohol’

Organized by the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences, the biennial Symposium Against Indifference begins the 2019-2020 theme of “Liberty and Responsibility” with a multi-faceted event titled "Demon Rum: A Spirited Discussion of Alcohol."

Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Alumni Room of the Myers Convocation Center, the free, public event, which is organized in partnership with the Student Life and Fraternity and Sorority Life offices, will reflect on the ratification and appeal of the 18th Amendment prohibiting liquor in the United States as well as exploring lessons this episode holds for us today.

AU History Professor Featured for His Teaching Techniques

AU Professor Featured for his Teaching Techniques

AU Professor of History Dr. John Moser was featured in an article written by Richland Source City Editor Carl Hunnell and posted on the Richland/Ashland Source websites. The article talks about how Dr. Moser uses role-playing games found in the Reacting to the Past series to help students experience first-hand significant moments in world history. The article noted that the games take the teaching of history far from the days of dry lectures and required rote memorization of facts and dates.

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