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Economics Professor Joins Think Tank

Hassan AlyHassan Aly, professor of economics (Marion), is one of seven new members elected to the board of trustees for the Economic Research Forum (ERF), a regional network promoting economic research that contributes to sustainable development in the Arab countries of Iran and Turkey.

Book Added to Choice Outstanding Academic Titles

Mark BenderThe Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, co-edited by Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, associate professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, is on the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles list for 2011. Selection is based on excellence in scholarship and presentation, contribution to the field, and treatment of the subject.

The Lantern Named Best College Newspaper

For the second straight year, The Lantern was named the best college paper in the state by the Ohio Newspaper Association, earning the General Excellence Award.

Arts and Sciences Website Refresh

You might have noticed that some changes have taken place on the ASC website since last week. Design updates have been applied to freshen up the look and feel and to improve navigation and page layout. In coming weeks, we also will be adding individual pages with a snapshot for each of our units.
Updates include: 
  • The site header now is customized with ASC-specific illustrations, which will be updated periodically
  • Main site navigation now sits at the top of the site; this makes the content zone on the interior pages wider
  • Type styles have been updated for consistency
  • We have combined our Departments, Schools, and Programs, Centers, and Institutes listings into one comprehensive directory
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact ASC Communications.

Volunteers Needed for Read Across America

The Arts and Sciences Alumni Society is teaming up with the Education and Human Ecology Alumni Society to support South-Western City and Upper Arlington School Districts by volunteering to read as part of Read Across America. If you would like to volunteer, contact Annie Gordon.

Industry Liaison Office Expands Service

Bobbi Alkire NoeBobbi Alkire Noe, new associate director of the Industry Liaison Office (ILO), will work with ASC and other units to foster expansion of ILO’s mission. The ILO was launched in 2008 by the Office of Research to initiate and foster mutually-beneficial relationships with industry and organizations worldwide.

Undergraduate Student Study Abroad Scholarships Deadline: March 8

The application deadline for the Undergraduate International Experiences Grants, the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships, and the Humanities Study Abroad Scholarships is March 8. Eligible students must complete an online application. Contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

Research in View (formerly OSU:pro) User Training

On February 24, Ohio State will be transitioning from OSU:pro (the online application used for Promotion & Tenure dossiers and Annual Reports) to Research in View (a data management system developed by Thomson-Reuters in conjunction with OCIO Learning Technology). All the data from OSU:pro will be transferred over to Research In View. OCIO is offering training sessions in March, which will cover data entry, editing data, and creating reports (including the P&T dossier). Register for a training session.

eReports Unavailable This Weekend

The eReports system will be unavailable from 6 pm on Friday, February 24 through Monday, February 27. eReports users must install the latest version of the eReports web client by Monday, February 27, in order to gain access to the system. If you have questions about the update, please contact the eReports Support Team.

Website Maintenance: February 24

On Friday, websites hosted by ASC Technology Services, including and, will be unavailable from 11 pm-1 am for server maintenance. If you have any questions, please contact ASC Technology Services.

Thursday, February 23

Cost Sharing on Sponsored Programs, 10 am-noon, Physics Research Building, Room 1080

ARC Discussions: Access the Power of the PI Portal, noon-1 pm, Physical Activities & Educational Services Building, Room A110

School of Music Brown Bag Concert, 12:30 pm, Hughes Hall, Room 109

A Conversation with Guest Composer Steve Reich, 12:30 pm, Weigel Auditorium

English in Appalachia and the Prescriptive American Imagination, 3:30-5 pm, Ohio Union, Great Hall
Meeting Room 3

Thursday, February 23 - Friday, February 24

Academics and Activism

Academics and Activism, RPAC (Thursday) and Ohio Union, Multicultural Center (Friday)


Friday, February 24

The Study of Language Variation and Change in Appalachia, 10-11:30 am, Denney Hall, Room 311

Graduate Workshop: Language Variation and Attitudes in Appalachia, 1-3 pm, Denney Hall, Room 311

History of the Book: Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich (OSU Mansfield) on Pageantry for Elizabeth I in Performance and Print, 3:30 pm, Hagerty Hall, Room 255

Drums Downtown IX, 8 pm, Capitol Theatre, 77 South High St.


Saturday, February 25

Drums Downtown IX, 8 pm, Capitol Theatre, 77 South High Street

Women's Glee Club/Symphonic Choir/Chorale, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium


Sunday, February 26

Free Screening of Miss Representation and Panel Discussion, 4-6 pm, Gateway Film Center

Monday, February 27

CAPS Morning Gathering: Biofuels & Sustainable Energy Practices

CAPS Morning Gathering: Biofuels & Sustainable Energy Practices, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Ohio Union

Tuesday, February 28

Modern Slavery: Panel Discussion Featuring Patricia Cunningham, 7-8 pm, MLK Lounge, Hale Hall

Gospel and Spiritual Choir, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Trumpets! Trumpets! Trumpets! VI, 8 pm, Hughes Auditorium

Marcus Garvey, 6 pm, African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Avenue


Wednesday, February 29

Grant Writing: An Introduction, 1:30-3:30 pm, Physics Research Building, Room 1080

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FEBRUARY 22, 2012

Drums Downtown
Drums Downtown IX, featuring the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Steve Reich, Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 8 pm, Riffe Center's Capitol Theatre, 77 S. High St. The event spotlights the Ohio State Percussion Ensemble, guest choreographers and performers from the Department of Dance, and instrumentalists and vocalists from the School of Music. Discussion with Russell Hartenberger, original member of Steve Reich and Musicians, begins at 7:15 p.m.
In The News
Craig Jenkins, professor, Department of Sociology, on the politics of climate change, Huffington Post, February 21, 2012

Zhencho Qian, chair and professor, Department of Sociology, on the growth and acceptance of mixed-race marriages, Columbus Dispatch, February 17, 2012

Paul Beck, professor, Department of Political Science, on the likely GOP nominee, Columbus Dispatch op-ed, February 19, 2012

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