Arts and Sciences Assistant Dean Gives Presentation at Annual NCURA Meeting

Andrea R. Ward RossAndrea R. Ward Ross, assistant dean, College of Arts and Sciences, will present, Integrated department administrator training: Uniting research administration across colleges and administrative units in a large university at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) in Washington, D.C., on August 6. Co-presenters are Karla M. Gengler-Nowak, assistant director, Ohio State College of Medicine Office of Research; Aimee Nielsen-Link, director, Ohio State Health Sciences Office, Office of Sponsored Programs; and Tom Kornacki, director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, Bowling Green State University.

Trustees Announce Presidential Search Process

Jeffrey WadsworthThe Ohio State University Board of Trustees announced the process for seeking the university’s next president. Board of Trustees member Jeffrey Wadsworth will chair the Presidential Search Committee, which includes two subcommittees—a selection subcommittee and an advisory subcommittee.


Alumni Public Art Projects Honored

Candace BlackBuckle by Candace Black (BFA 1996, MFA 1998) and inside out: As the stars viewed the Palace by Nikhil Chopra (MFA 2003)—public artworks commissioned by Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012—have been named two of the 50 best public arts projects by the 2013 Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts.

Julia Andrews’ Book Wins Award

Julia AndrewsA book co-authored by Julia Andrews, professor, history of art, and a specialist in Chinese art; and history of art alumnus Kuiyi Shen, won the 2013 International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize in the Humanities. Their book, The Art of Modern China (University of California Press: Berkeley/Los Angeles/London, 2012) describes the progression of Chinese art since the mid-19th century.

Political Science Student Wins International Research Award

Kürşat ÇınarKürşat Çınar (second from the left), political science graduate student, was selected by Sabanci University, Istanbul, to receive the Sabanci International Research Award for 2013. The award recognizes distinguished examples of fresh research to engage intellectual attention on Turkey’s role in the contemporary world.

Arts and Sciences Faculty Selected Who's Who in Black Columbus 2013

Who's Who in Black ColumbusSeveral faculty members of the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the 11th edition of Who’s Who in Black Columbus. The cover unveiling on July 15 honored: Leslie Alexander, associate professor; Curtis Austin, associate professor and director, Young Scholars Program; Judson Jeffries, professor and director, AAAS Community Extension Center; Valerie Lee, professor and vice provost, Ohio State Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and Horace Newsum, associate professor and chair.


The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Has Moved

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is now located in 455 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Rd. All other contact information (phone, fax, e-mail addresses) remains the same.

Healthy Buckeye Video Contest Underway

Faculty and staff from across Ohio State submitted nearly 20 entries to the video contest, showing their Buckeye pride and sharing their health and wellness stories. From now until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 31, “like” your favorite Healthy Buckeye video. The video with the most “likes” will receive the Healthy Buckeye People’s Choice Award during the Rally for Wellness on Tuesday, August 13.


Blood Drive at Physics Research Building, Tuesday, July 30, 10 am-4 pm

The Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood and platelet donors. Schedule appointments online: sponsor code buckeyes, up to 48 hours prior; or by phone: 1-800-RED-CROSS, 24 hours prior to drive. Walk-ins always accepted on donation day.


July 25

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July 24, 2013
ATLAS Experiment

Physics ATLAS Group Gets Major NSF Grant

Ohio State physicists KK Gan, Harris Kagan, and Richard Kass are part of an international team of scientists performing high energy physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. They work on the ATLAS detector, and last July, with the CMS detector group, announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, the most fundamental particle in the universe. This new award from the National Science Foundation, with 30 percent matching funds from Ohio State, totals $500,000. It enables the ATLAS group to acquire several pieces of major equipment to design and fabricate a much faster optical readout system to enhance the physics capability of the ATLAS experiment. This award is the third successful instrumentation win for the ATLAS group. Four Ohio State physicists, Stan Durkin, Christopher Hill, Richard Hughes, and Brian Winer, work on CMS. 


Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on heat and aggression, The Weather Channel, July 16, 2013


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