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SEPT. 16, 2015 | TWEET!


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Jon Woods

In Memoriam: Jon Woods, 1939-2015

The College of Arts and Sciences sadly reports that Jon Woods, professor emeritus in the School of Music and long-time director of The Ohio State University Marching Band, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12.


The Oval

Arts and Sciences is the Place to be

In his latest post, Dean Manderscheid reflects on nearly two years of blogging, the accomplishments of our outstanding faculty and surpassing our $200 million But for Ohio State goal, just a few reasons why he believes Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences is THE place to be.


Delwin Lindsey

Professor of Psychology on the Universality of Colors

Delwin Lindsey, professor, psychology, Mansfield campus, is lead author of a new study finding that people worldwide think of colors the same way, suggesting prevailing theories about color naming apply everywhere: cultures create color names, but individuals from vastly different societies share the same perceptions of colors.
Shili Lin

Statistics Professor PI on $1,311,267 NIH multi-PI Funded Study

Shili Lin, professor, statistics, is PI on a four-year, $1,311,267 NIH-funded study, "Omics Analysis of Three-Dimensional Transcriptional Regulation.” Lin and Victor Jin, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, will study three-dimension transcriptional regulation and the regulatory role of estrogen receptors in endocrine-resistant breast cancer. They share equal oversight responsibility.


Kammi Schmeer

Sociology Professor Awarded NIH $659,000 Career Development Grant

Kammi Schmeer, associate professor, sociology, received a five-year, $659,000 Career Development Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development for Social Contexts and Stress in Children, to study the physiology of stress and biomarkers in children and how social contexts contribute to stress and poor health. Key collaborators on this interdisciplinary, translational project include Chris Browning (Sociology) and Janice Kiecolt-Glaser (College of Medicine).
Claudia Turro

Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Studies Vice-Chair Awarded GAANN Funding

Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Claudia Turro’s new three-year, $590,556 U.S. Department of Education GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) grant will help attract a greater number of outstanding diverse students and increase numbers of underrepresented minorities.  
Mark Shanda

Mark Shanda Takes Office at USITT

Mark Shanda, professor, theatre, began a three-year term as president of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). Shanda spent the past year as president-elect. USITT is a national, 4,000-member non-profit association serving performing arts and live entertainment design and technology professionals.
Sheree Greco

Greco to be on ‘Women Rock’ panel

Sheree Greco, theatre production manager, will represent Ohio State’s Department of Theatre on the panel, “Women Rock: Women in Event Production” at the third annual LIVE!CON in Columbus, Sept. 17. Sponsored by LIVE! Technologies, the event encompasses education, collaboration, networking and fun, rolled into one inspiring day.


Team Teaching Proposal Deadline Extended

In his address to the college on Sept. 3, Dean Manderscheid called attention to some of the successful interdisciplinary team-taught courses sponsored by college grants. In order to assure that all interested faculty have an opportunity to submit proposals, the deadline for applications for ASC interdisciplinary team-teaching grants has been extended to Sept. 30. Direct questions to Associate Dean Steve Fink.
Blake Burn

‘Open This End’ Reception Sept. 25

Head downtown to Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., on Friday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m., for a public reception celebrating the exhibition, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, presented by the Arts Initiative. Displaying work by some of the most significant and compelling artists of the past 50 years, the exhibition continues through Nov. 7 at Urban Arts Space, Hopkins Hall Gallery and the facade of the former Long's Bookstore at High Street and 15th Avenue. The reception is free and open to all.
Claire Vaye Watkins

Ohio State Alumni Writers Extravaganza

The Department of English hosts a celebration of creative writer alumni and Ohio State’s Creative Writing Program, Oct. 2-4. More than 20 alumni/writers return to showcase new books and share insights and experiences. Erin Belieu, Mac McClelland and Claire Vaye Watkins open Friday night’s festivities. Free. Open to all.
Rainbow Cake

Gay Marriage Plays Presented

Raw Theatre – Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, presented by the Department of Theatre, is a heartfelt collection of nine new works written by some of the nation’s best playwrights, staged as site-specific pieces throughout Drake Performance and Event Center, Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

Support the Coalition for International Ed and the National Humanities Alliance

The Area Studies Centers at Ohio State and others across the country are supported by U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants. In addition to Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) funds support of the vital programs we offer. The Senate has proposed deep cuts to both Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad programs. Please consider sending a message of support to your local official. 

New Online Training Tool

BuckeyeLearn, a new online training tool, offers faculty and staff access to learning and training opportunities throughout the university to initiate and track non-academic, required and professional development training. For questions, additional resources, contact Stephanie Carmean

Digital Signage for Your Department

Posters and fliers are great, but they can't convey the dynamic motion of your academic area like digital signage. If you'd like your academic unit to have a dynamic presence, contact Mike Kaylor at ASCTech. Learn more with ASCTech’s YouTube video

ASC Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad Fund Deadlines

Sept. 21: Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarships; International Research Grants; and William and Dolly (Ardath) Saxbe Endowed Fund for the Arts. Sept. 24: SBS Undergraduate Research Grants. Sept 30: Keith and Linda Monda Study Abroad Fund. Oct 16: Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships. Nov 23: Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund for students in the arts and humanities; Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants.  Dec 1: John Fergus Family Fund - for visual arts majors. Feb 9, 2016: the Margaret Noell Kindberg Memorial Fund for the Arts – supports travel. For information on undergraduate research and creative activity funding, please click here. For information on study abroad and travel funding, please click here.

Workshop on Fostering International Programs: Sept. 30

Ohio State Global Gateways hosts Fostering International Programs: Study, Research and Internships, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1-4 p.m., 156 Thompson Library. The workshop consists of four sessions. Capacity is limited and it is not necessary to attend all. Reception follows. Phoebe You (China), Ratnesh Bhattacharya (India) and Luke Barbara (Brazil) will share recent developments from the Global Gateways. Registration for one or all sessions is required. 


Through Sept. 17

The 72nd Annual Bownocker Lecture Series; 4 p.m., 291 Mendenhall Lab

Sept. 17

Maria Tatar, The Wolftrap: Into the Woods with Fairy Tales; 4:30 p.m., 165 Thompson Library

Talking Photography with José Galvez; 4:30 p.m., 362 Hopkins Hall

Patrons’ Circle Lecture, Victor Stoichita: The Don Quixote Effect: Pictorial Fiction and Aesthetic Borders in Murillo and Beyond; 5:30 p.m., 002 Psychology Building

Sept. 18

Karen Ho Faculty and Graduate Seminar; 10 a.m., 386 University Hall

Shigehiro Oishi, Socio-ecological Psychology; 12 p.m., 035 Psychology Building

Kenneth Andrews, Protest Campaigns and Social Change: Comparing Local Civil Rights Movements in the U.S. South; 12:45 p.m., 248 Townshend Hall

Karen Ho Public Lecture: Rethinking Wall Street Rationalities; 3 p.m., 155 Jennings Hall

Sept. 18 - Sept. 19

Beyond Exceptionalism Conference on Mansfield Campus; 1760 University Ave., Mansfield, Ohio

Sept. 20

Science Sundays: Jeffrey R. Childress, Science and technology of data storage in the information age; 3 p.m., Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater

Sept. 21

Ingrid Hehmeyer, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management Under Harsh Conditions: Ancient and Modern Lessons from Yemen; 11:30 a.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.

Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters; 2:30 p.m., Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater

University Life Event: Will Allen, Author of The Good Food Revolution; 7:30 p.m., Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.

Annual Faculty Collage Concert; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Sept. 22

Cynthia Hahn, Seeking Fragments of the Divine: The Lure of Passion Relics, the Power of the Cross; 4:30 p.m., 165 Thompson Library

Women Make Movies Event: Golden Gate Girls Screening with Director S. Louisa Wei; 7 p.m., Wexner Center for the Arts Theater

Through Oct. 16

Global Gallery Exhibit: Amadeo Modigliani; Hagerty Hall Lobby

Through Nov. 7

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne; Urban Arts Space, Hopkins Hall Gallery, and the facade of the former Long's bookstore on 15th Ave. and High St.

Blake Byrne

Panel Discussion Features Blake Byrne and Ron Pizzuti

The Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise and The Arts Initiative present a panel discussion — Philanthropy, Ethics and Art — with Blake Byrne, collector, Open This EndRon Pizzuti, collector, The Pizzuti Collection; and Garry Jenkins, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of law, moderated by Wayne Lawson director emeritus, Ohio Arts Council; professor, Arts Administration, Education and Policy. Thursday, Sept. 24, 4:30-6 p.m., Barnett Center. Free. Open to all; RSVP requested.



Joanne Ruthsatz, assistant professor, psychology, on child prodigies, TIME, Sept. 12, 2015

John Mueller, professor, political science, on challenging ‘the war on terrorism,’ Decode DC, Sept 11, 2015

Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor, professor of art, on receiving the National Medal of Arts, The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 11, 2015

Advanced Computing Center for the Arts Alumni, on working at Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Fox and other nationally known animated studios, The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 10, 2015

Harvey Graff, professor of English and history, on his new book about interdisciplinarity, Inside Higher Ed, Sept 10, 2015

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