Author: Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.

A Brief History On February 24, 2022, days after recognizing Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered a full scale invasion of Ukraine. Digging Deeper Russia’s invasion has had five major phases thus far.  The first phase covers the period from February 24th, 2022, when Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine, to April 7th, 2022 when fighting focused away from the northeast and Kyiv and towards the south and east of Ukraine.  The second phase covers the period from April 8th, 2022, when the area of heavy fighting shifted to the south and east of…

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A Brief History Epic science fiction fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Dune: Part Two on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD on 6001 Canal Rd. in Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://wbtickets.com/DUNE2HHVV26.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  Only 25 pairs of passes are available due to this screening event being a very “hot ticket!”  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early! …

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A Brief History Romantic comedy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see a free, virtual screening of Upgraded on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 6:00PM Eastern.  Please log on to https://amazonscreenings.com/UPGRADEDhistory for your chance to watch a virtual screening of this film.  The virtual screening starts on Monday, February 5th at 6:00PM and the screening window will be open for 36 hours, so you can watch at any point within that window. Digging Deeper In this romantic comedy directed by Carlson Young, Ana Santos (Camila Mendes) is a smart and ambitious art enthusiast with…

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A Brief History Sports comedy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Underdoggs on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD on 6001 Canal Rd. in Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://mgmscreenings.com/DOGGSHHVV22.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper SYNOPSIS: Jaycen “Two Js” Jennings (Snoop Dogg) is a washed-up ex-professional…

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A Brief History In order to earn a passing grade on any essay in our course, you must use and cite primary and secondary sources that are course assigned readings as indicated on the syllabus and/or via Blackboard for my Ashland University students or Canvas for my Kent State University students.  Moreover, you must cite your sources using footnotes throughout your essay and on a bibliography at the end of your essay per the examples found on the “Sample Reference Formats” file provided to you on Blackboard for my Ashland University students or Canvas for my Kent State University students. …

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