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Casterline Re-Appointed IPR Director 

John CasterlineJoseph E. Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost, and Gifford Weary, divisional dean, social and behavioral sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, announce the re-appointment of John Casterline, professor, sociology, as director of the Institute for Population Research, effective July 1. Casterline’s term is July 1, 2013 - August 31, 2017. 


Cognitive Science Name Change

Zhong-Lin LuThe Center for Cognitive Science has been renamed Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS) to better reflect the expanded mission of the center, which in addition to traditional disciplines in cognitive science also includes cognitive neuroscience as a central component of programming. Director Zhong-Lin Lu, professor of psychology, is director of CCBS and the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI).

Speech and Hearing Science Professor Awarded $1.8 Million NIDCD Grant 

Eric HealyEric Healy, associate professor, speech and hearing science, and DeLiang Wang, professor, computer science and engineering, were awarded a five-year $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders. They will develop an algorithm to improve speech reception in noise by hearing-impaired listeners.  

Comparative Studies Faculty Tapped for Choice Outstanding Academic Titles

Three faculty members of the Department of Comparative Studies have published books selected as Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. The faculty awardees and their publications are:

Smith-Shank Selected for Art Education Award

Deborah Smith-ShankDeborah Smith-Shank, chair; arts administration, education and policy, has been awarded the Maryl Fletcher DeJong Award from the National Art Education Association's Women's Caucus. The award will be presented at the association's national conference in March.

Fernandez Publishes New Book 

Lilia FernándezLilia Fernández, associate professor; history, and Latino/a studies, has published a new book, Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago.


Staff Member Publishes New Novel

Suzanne MikosSuzanne Mikos, human resources and fiscal manager, French and Italian, is author of several urban fantasy and paranormal romance books. Her most recent, Midnight Ash, comes out this week.

An Exceptional Student: Brenda Brueggemann

Brenda BrueggemannBrenda Brueggemann, professor of English and disability studies, is showcased in the winter 2013 issue of Hearing Health. Brueggemann, a first-generation student from Kansas and early-era “mainstreamed” deaf student, was a force behind the establishment of the successful Disability Studies and American Sign Language programs at Ohio State.

January 25

Books in the Larger World of Objects: A Workshop on New Methods in Book History; 10 am, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

Mules, quicksilver, and "a glorious death:" Bourbon Perú from the experience of Tucuman´s (ad)venture merchants; 1 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

Geography Discussion and Book Signing; 3:30-5 pm, 1080 Derby Hall

The Highest Peaceful Arts: Classical Music and the Meditation of Prestige in U.S. Cultural Diplomacy, 1954-1970; 4:30 pm, 205 Science and Engineering Library

Through January 26

Student Winter Dance Concert: Shifting Focus; 8 pm, 316 Pomerene Hall

January 26

The Clio Society: U.S. - Iraqi Relations in Historical Perspective; 10 am - 12 pm, Sphinx Centennial Leadership Suite, The Ohio Union

Winter Market at 400 West Rich Street; 11 am - 2 pm, 400 W. Rich St.

January 28

Suicide Prevention Training; 3-4:30 pm, 300 Younkin Success Center

January 29

Alumnus Artist: Fritz Kaenzig, tuba; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

January 30

Stone Lab Winter Program and Auction; 7-9 pm, Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd.

Faculty Artist: Juliet White-Smith; viola, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Through February 23

Constructing James Castle; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Mark Beyer: With/Without Text; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Through March 9

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January 24, 2013

Lonnie Thompson

Lonnie Thompson Receives Award from People’s Republic of China

Lonnie Thompson, earth sciences, Distinguished University Professor and senior research scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, has been awarded the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China.
In the News
David Blau, professor and chair, economics, on Ohio’s shrinking labor pool, Dayton Daily News, January 22, 2013
Randall Olsen, professor, economics, states that people do not have confidence now in their long-term earning prospects, The Chronicle-Telegram, January 22, 2013

Joseph Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost, on transitioning to university provost position, U Weekly, January 22, 2013
Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on whether violent video games are related to gun violence, The Examiner, January 18, 2013
Lucia Dunn, professor, economics, on how young people are paying off card debt more slowly, New York Times via Yahoo, January 18, 2013
Jesse Fox, assistant professor, communication, on how social media’s dangers demonstrated in the Manti Te’o revelations, The Columbus Dispatch, January 18, 2013
Koritha Mitchell, associate professor, English, on Michelle Obama’s ‘work’ as first lady, Washington Post, January 18, 2013
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