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JUNE 17, 2015 | TWEET!



CHRR Awarded $52M NLS Contract

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, has awarded a $52 million contract to Ohio State’s Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) to continue to conduct the 1979 and 1997 National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth. 

News & Updates Deadline Reminder: Monday at Noon

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ALL Three 2015 Distinguished University Professors Call the Arts and Sciences Home 

The title of Distinguished University Professor, the highest honor Ohio State bestows on a faculty member, is a permanent designation given to-date to only 53 faculty members. ASC is proud to be home to 34 of them, including all three selected this year: Julia F. Andrews, history of art; James A. Cowan, chemistry and biochemistry; and Ulrich W. Heinz, physics. The designation is effective July 1 and includes automatic membership on the President’s and Provost’s Advisory Committee. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs designates a one-time cash award of $30,000 to be used for scholarly work.


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From Executive Dean Manderscheid:

I am happy to announce the reappointment of Steven Fink as associate executive dean for curriculum and student engagement for a second four-year term, effective June 1. In addition to his ongoing responsibilities for oversight of curriculum and assessment, he also will be assuming increased oversight of our undergraduate recruitment and career services efforts. I am grateful to him for taking on this expanded role at a critical time in the ongoing evolution of the college.
Stuart Ludsin

Researcher Heads Ohio Board of Regents Study

Stuart Ludsin, associate director of Ohio State’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, and EEOB associate professor, heads a new two-year, $162,598 Ohio Board of Regents study of whether consumption of fish from Lake Erie or fresh produce grown with its waters poses a risk to human health.



Summer WellFest and Dress-Down Day!

Faculty and Staff are invited to celebrate the end of National Employee Wellness Month with the second annual Ohio State Summer WellFest, Friday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wexner Medical Center Plaza. The event includes biometric screenings, health and wellness information, fun activities, a farmers’ market, raffle prizes and more. Dress comfortably for a series of fun-filled activities. No registration required but please let your supervisor know if you will be attending the event so that we can ensure coverage for all units. Sponsored by the Ohio State Office of Human Resources.

Graff Publishes Book

Harvey J. Graff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies, professor of English and history, has published Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015).


June 18

Reception: Remnant: Residual: Reminder; 3 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

Through June 19

Remnant: Residual: Reminder Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

June 23-25

Gray Garden Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Through July 5

Manga Exhibit: World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires!; Billy Ireland Cartoon Library


Shoshanah Goldberg-Miller, assistant professor, arts, administration, education and policy; and David Staley, associate professor, history; on what Columbus will look like in 2044, Columbus Underground, June 12, 2015

Charles Emery, professor, psychology, on how food is stored may make you gain weight, MSN, June 11, 2015

Peter Mansoor, associate professor, history, quoted in Eli Lake, “The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Iraqi Sheik,” Bloomberg, June 11, 2015

Koritha Mitchell, associate professor, English, “I'm a professor. My colleagues who let their students dictate what they teach are cowards,” VOX, June 10, 2015
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