Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Awards header

Microbiologist Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences

Tina HenkinTina Henkin, Robert W. and Estelle S. Bingham Professor of Biological Sciences and Chair, Department of Microbiology, has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NSA), the top honor for a U.S. scientist. Henkin, who studies how B. subtilis regulates gene expression, is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received extensive honors and recognition for her work. She joins 10 other Ohio State NAS Fellows, including seven from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Alumni AwardsThe College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to Dianne Ruth McIntyre, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, R.L. Stine, Lonnie G. Thompson and Stephen Eric Chappelear on April 27, 2012. The Annual College Of Arts And Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner gave us an opportunity to recognize and honor those whose accomplishments are tangible evidence of the distinction of arts and sciences alumni.

Urban Art Space Recognized

The Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St. in the historic Lazarus building, was named in Columbus Business First in an article, “Top of the List: Largest Columbus art galleries".

Economics Chair Tapped for Award

Don HaurinDon Haurin, professor and chair, Department of Economics, received the David Ricardo Medal from the American Real Estate Society (ARES). The medal was awarded to Haurin in recognition of his outstanding and long-term influence on real estate research and thought. 

AAAS Professor Wins Book Award

Franco BarchiesiFranco Barchiesi, associate professor, Department of African American and African Studies, has won the 2012 CLR James Award from the Working Class Studies Association (WSCA), for his book, Precarious Liberation: Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa.

Steven Lower Receives Clinical Research Achievement Award

Steve LowerSteven Lower, associate professor, earth sciences, was co-principal investigator (with Vance Fowler of Duke University) on a project that received the first Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards. Their research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in October 2011. Winning studies represent the latest health advances propelled by combined investment in basic science and clinical research.

NMS Undergraduate Research Forum Poster Award Winners

Undergraduate Research ForumSeventy-nine students presented 70 posters in the categories of: Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Organismal Biology, and Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics. Award-winners received a certificate and a $200 Barnes and Noble gift card. Many who presented at the April 20 Forum will go on to win awards at the Denman.   

Research Scientist Receives Two Awards

Sultana Nahar, research scientist, astronomy, presented an honorary keynote speech on x-ray lasers for biomedical applications at the 4th international workshop on Ultrafast Laser Technology and Applications in Egypt in April. At the workshop, Nahar received the Shield of Honor award. She also received the Highest Honor Medal from the Topical Society of Laser Sciences.

Urban Arts Space Recognized

The Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St. in the historic Lazarus building, was named in Columbus Business First in an article, “Top of the List: Largest Columbus art galleries."
Announcement header

Staff Professional Development Grants

ASC staff members may apply for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. Deadline will be Thursday, May 31. For information and application, go to
Contact: Ann Rottersman or Melissa Basford.

ASC Outstanding Staff Awards – Call for Nominations

The Arts and Sciences Outstanding Staff Award recognizes staff members whose performance demonstrates sustained excellence in overall job performance and has improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students, and/or the university. The nomination deadline is May 21. Contact Ann Rottersman or Adam Andrews.

Greening the Classroom TRAINED Teacher Workshop

A daylong professional development workshop for middle and high school teachers designed to familiarize them with the Greening the Classroom modules, a series of hands-on activities that illustrate biological concepts and processes. Saturday, May 12, 8:00am - 3:00pm; 024 Jennings Hall.

Annual Patterson Lecture

Alma J. Powell, board chair of America’s Promise Alliance, will be the keynote speaker for the 9th annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture. Join the Office of Outreach and Engagement on May 16 at 11:30 am in the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom for this year’s event.

Jazz at Mirror Lake in May

Grab a friend and head over to Mirror Lake on Thursdays at 7:30 pm throughout the month of May. The School of Music's Jazz Studies area continues the popular tradition of presenting free, outdoor jazz concerts at Mirror Lake's Browning Amphitheatre all month.

Join Team Buckeye and Ride for Pelotonia

Team Buckeye Student Riders is having weekly informational meetings about Pelotonia in the Ohio Union Digital Lab. For a complete schedule of meetings and information, contact Team Buckeye Student Riders at
Events header

Thursday, May 3

Annual Distinguished Lecture in Asian American History, 12 - 2 pm, Multicultural Center Great Room, Ohio Union. Featuring Professor Erika Lee, University of Minnesota, on Asian Americas:  Transnational and Global Histories of Asian Immigration and the Making of the Americas.

2012 Elizabeth D. Gee Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: From Platitudes to Priorities: Diversity and Gender Equity in the Workplace, 4:30 pm, Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall

Bourguignon Lecture

The Ninth Annual Paul H. and Erika Bourguignon Lecture in Art and Anthropology hosts author Lane Hirabayashi, professor, UCLA Asian American Studies, and Hijaru Carl Iwasaki, War Relocation Authority (WRA) Photographer on Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens, 6:30 pm. Book signing and reception.

Arthur Greene, guest artist presents an all-Scriabin recital, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium. Tickets at the door.

Thursday, May 3-Friday, May 4

2012 Meek Lectures feature Dr. Jim Stevens of Dow Chemical, 4:15 – 6 pm, 1000 McPherson Lab. 
  • Thursday, May 3, 4:15-5:15 pm, Renewable Energy and Feedstocks: A Perspective from Chemical Industry; Reception and Undergraduate Poster Session follows
  • Friday, May 4, 4:30-5:30 pm, Teaching Old Polyolefins New Tricks with Modern Catalysts: How Catalysts Manage the Beautiful Complexity of Carbon and Hydrogen
Biological Sciences Greenhouse Fundraiser, The greenest flowers and veggies for your garden, 322 W. 12th Avenue/Loading Dock
  • Thursday, May 3, 3-5 pm
  • Friday, May 4, 10 am - 4 pm

Thursday, May 3-Saturday, May 5

Good Works in Central America Conference, This conference examines travel-for-service and the micro-politics of encounters between privileged visitors and impoverished third-world communities they visit, Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.

Thursday, May 3-Wednesday, May 16

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition 2012, Swing Space Gallery. Ohio State presents Undergraduate Juried Exhibition 2012. Reception Thursday, May 3, 5-8 pm. 

Thursday, May 3-Saturday, May 19

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center.

Friday, May 4

Conversation on Immigration Talk: Michael Wishnie, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School, will give a talk on the struggle for balance in immigration law, noon, 165 Thompson Library. 

Politics and the Practices of Literacy Campaigns, 11:30 am – 1 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave. 
Center for Historical Research Seminar: Health, Disease, and Environment in World History, 3:30-5 pm, 168 Dulles Hall, 30 W. 17th Ave. 

Friday, May 4 and Sunday, May 6

Verdi’s Falstaff, 8 pm; May 6, 3 pm, Mershon Auditorium. Tickets are still available for the School of Music’s fully staged production of Verdi’s comic opera. The May 6, performance will be broadcast live on WOSU 101.1 FM. 


Friday, May 4 – Monday, May 7

History of Art Biannual Conference: Boundaries of the Im/Material, Pomerene and Hagerty Halls. James Meyer, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, will be the keynote speaker. 

Saturday, May 5

Year of Shakespeare: Film Series, Throne of Blood, 7 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 North High St.


Tuesday, May 8

Testimony and the Cultural Politics of Human Rights, with Anne Cubilié, United Nations consultant, 4-5 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series: Stewart O'Nan, 7 pm, Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Wednesday, May 9

Amir Eldan, cello, and Yael Manor, piano, presented by School of Music and the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium.

May 2, 2012

Falstaff to be broadcast live on WOSU 101.1

FMTickets are still available for the School of Music’s fully staged production of Verdi’s comic opera, Falstaff, May 4 at 8 pm, and May 6 at 3 pm, Mershon Auditorium. The May 6 performance will be broadcast live on WOSU 101.1 FM. 
Adam Reiss

Department of Physics, 50th Annual Smith Lecture

Thursday, May 10; 8 pm; 100 Independence Hall, 1923 Neil Ave. Adam G. Riess, 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics, will deliver Supernovae Reveal an Accelerating Universe.
Astronomer Rick Pogge stars in an episode of History Channel’s Universe, "Alien Sounds." In space no one can hear you scream.  It might have worked that way in Ridley Scott's, Alien, but the History Channel and Pogge “on location” in Ohio Stadium show us that space is really a noisy place! Alien Sounds airs on H2, May 6. Check local listings for time.

The High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) Research Group on harnessing limitless energy, Columbus Dispatch, April 22, 2012.
New websites section header

Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites

Museum of Biological Diversity's Division of Tetrapods

Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (CHINOPERL)

Currently, Arts and Sciences Communications Services is supporting the development of over 45 websites. View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.
Copyright © 2012 Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences, All rights reserved.