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Earth Scientist Co-Edits New Edition of Book Important for Others in Field

David ColeDavid Cole, professor, Earth sciences, is co-editor of a new edition of Geochemistry of Geologic CO2 Sequestration, which takes stock of current understanding of carbon sequestration. Cole describes the volume, published in late 2013, as “the first comprehensive review to cover in detail the fundamental geochemical processes associated with storage of CO2 in subsurface formations.” He views the volume as “a wonderful research and teaching tool that other researchers can build upon.” 


Mathematics Professor Emerita Receives Profession’s Top Distinguished Service Award

Joan LeitzelJoan Leitzel, professor emerita, mathematics, received the 2014 Dr. Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics at the annual joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 16. Leitzel was recognized for “her far-sighted work of creating programs to decrease the need for remediation in colleges and for her leadership on the national level.” The Gung and Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics is the top award for service given by the MAA.


COMPAS Photo Contest

New York City SkylineThe COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) program in the OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values is sponsoring a photography contest to explore the interaction between public and private. The contest is open to all university faculty, students, staff, and alumni as well as the Columbus community. Professional photographers will judge submissions and cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline: February 6. 

SCIENCE SUNDAYS Continues February 9

L. MahadevanHarvard University Professor L. Mahadevan presents, Sickle Cell Anemia: Physics and Physiology of a Molecular Disease. Mahadevan describes how in-vitro experiments and theoretical models lead to predictive quantitative diagnostics and sets the disease in the broader context of evolutionary dynamics.  Mahadevan is the de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics; professor, organismic and evolutionary biology; and professor, physics, at Harvard University. He uses mathematics to understand the physical and biological organization of matter in space and time. Lecture: 3-4 p.m., Ohio Union’s U.S. Bank Conference Theater. Reception: 4-5 p.m., Ohio Staters Traditions Room. Both: free/open to the public.

Tech Talk: Customizing CarmenConnect

Experts at ASC Technology Services suggest customizing CarmenConnect by highlighting your name in the participants’ list and selecting "Edit My Info" in the Attendees' Pod menu. If you want to permanently remove files uploaded to CarmenConnect, click Uploaded Content> Select file > Delete. You can also help attendees follow your cursor in a CarmenConnect session by clicking on “Show to all attendees" under Meeting, Preferences, General > Host Cursors. More tech tips—follow on Twitter: @ASC_Tech.

The Museum of Biological Diversity (MBD) 10th Annual Open House, February 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Orange Bug on Purple BackgroundThe MBD, 1315 Kinnear Rd., is strictly a research-teaching museum, but its denizens know how to throw a party. One day a year, the public is invited to celebrate biological diversity with an extravaganza of special displays, live animals, tours and demos, fantastical decorations, and multiple hands-on activities. Event is free; parking free at 1315 Kinnear Rd. and adjacent lots.


Through January 30

Fergus Fellows: Andres Felipe Castelblanco Olaya and Hannah Walsh; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

22nd Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

January 30

Nonprofit Opportunities Fair; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Performance Hall, Ohio Union

Psychology Colloquia: Distributed neural circuits, not circumscribed centers, mediate both face and word recognition; 11 a.m., 035 Psychology Building

RFG Chemical & Molecular Biology/Structural Biology and Biophysics Seminar; 11:30 a.m., 111 Parks Hall

Molecular Genetics Seminar: Adriana Dawes; 4:10 p.m., 111 Parks Hall

Jazz Ensemble; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium

January 31

Chinese Vernacular Narratives and Early Yomihon-Japanese Adaptation of the Story of Du Shi-niang; 2 p.m., 140 Jennings Hall

The ambitions of government: Territoriality and infrastructural power in ancient Rome - Clifford Ando; 3-4:30 p.m., 168 Dulles Hall

Analytical Student Seminar: Dmytro Kulyk; 4:10-4:40 p.m., 2015 McPherson Lab

Analytical Student Seminar: Liayi Liu; 4:40-5:10 p.m., 2015 McPherson Lab

Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium

February 3

Communication Colloquium: Mao Vang and Hyunjin Song; 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m., 106 Journalism Building

Brown Bag Artists' Talk; 12 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

Psychology Colloquia: Cameron L. Neece, Loma Linda University; 3 p.m., 035 Psychology Building

Musicology Lecture: Gleb Tsipursky, The Ohio State University; 4:30 p.m., 205 18th Avenue Library

United Black World Opening Celebration; 6-8:30 p.m., Performance Hall, Ohio Union

Faculty Concert: C. Andrew Blosser, tenor; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium

February 4

Through the Door of No Return; 12-2 p.m., AAAS Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Institute for Population Research Seminar: Philip Cohen, University of Maryland; 12:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall

Symphonic Band; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium

February 5

Microbiology Seminar: Peter Freddolino, Columbia University; 4:10 p.m., 001 Jennings Hall

Alumnus and Guest Artists: Duo-pianists Jiung Yoon and I-Chen Yeh; 6 p.m., Weigel Auditorium

Through February 18

In Conversation: Department of Art First Year Graduate Student Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

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January 29, 2013
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Black History Month, “We’re Not
Finished Yet”

This month-long celebration opens Monday, February 3, with a reception in the Ohio Union’s Performance Hall, 6-6:30 p.m., followed by keynote speakers Chuck D, author, producer and hip hop-artist; and Phillip Agnew, director of Dream Defenders, a non-violent social change organization charged to train and organize youth and students to create real change in their community. This year’s events celebrate the 50th year of the Civil Rights Movement.


David Blau, professor and chair, economics, on the costs of winter, WSYX-Fox28, January 28, 2014

Tori Boggs, industrial design student and nine-time world jump-rope champion, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, January 23, 2014


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