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MAY 28, 2015 | TWEET!



History Students Travel the World

From campus coursework examining the war’s impact to experiencing it up close in Europe, the 19 students selected to participate in the 2015 World War II Study Tour Program are on the move and sharing their stories. While, in Ireland … students also are busy documenting their study-abroad experiences.


Chemistry and Biochemistry National Leader in Faculty Diversity Hiring

Susan Olesik The latest diversity rankings for the nation’s chemistry departments released by Chemical and Engineering News on May 18 shows Ohio State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry tied (with Purdue) for #1 in number of women faculty and ranked #4 in percentage of minority faculty. This was neither easy nor accidental. “This was,” according to Susan Olesik, chemistry professor and department chair, “the result of deep commitment, hard work and full engagement on the part of everyone in the department.”


Sociology Student Awarded Fulbright to Study in Malawi 

Sarah Garver Sarah Garver, PhD student, sociology, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study in Malawi beginning January 2016. Garver’s research in Malawi focuses on how contexts of uncertainty influence reproductive decision-making for women and men in rural, disadvantaged settings and how to improve methods for measuring contextual uncertainty using a structured survey. Her project is part of a broader multi-disciplinary reproductive health research partnership in Malawi initiated by Alison Norris, an Ohio State epidemiologist, that includes the University of Malawi College of Medicine, Baylor University and Child Legacy International -- an international nonprofit that has established a community hospital in rural Malawi (the site of the research project).


Special Discounted Tickets Available for Wexner Center Off the Grid

Off the Grid This Saturday, May 30, the Wexner Center for the Arts invites our colleagues in Arts and Sciences to party for a cause. Off the Grid features free food from local restaurants, a cash bar, late-night gallery access and dancing. All proceeds support the Wexner Center's programs for children and youth, including our free guided gallery tours and bus subsidies for K12 students. For $10 off any ticket, use code OSUOTG15.

Crowd Funding Campaign for New Brain Injury Study 

Maurice Stevens & Tracie McCambridge Are you curious about how brain health might be enhanced by Alternative Recuperative Practice? Then consider supporting a new research project led by Maurice Stevens, associate professor, comparative studies; and Tracie McCambridge, education program manager, Wexner Center for the Arts. The 18-week study looks at how people living with PTSD, concussive, acquired or traumatic brain injury benefit from simultaneously engaging in multiple recuperative activities. These practices include community service, contemporary art interpretation, mindfulness meditation and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Aubrecht to deliver Emeritus Academy Lecture

Join us at the Emeritus Academy Lecture on Wednesday, June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Club Grand Lounge. Gordon Aubrecht, II, emeritus professor of physics, Marion campus, and chair emeritus of the Contemporary Physics Education Project, will deliver "The Contemporary Physics Education Project: 25 Years of Communicating the Wonder of Physics." For the first time in public, he will display the updated version of the cosmology chart. RSVP online.


Through May 29

2185 Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

May 30

Reception: Urban Arts Space Exhibition, Remnants; 6 p.m., Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., Suite 130

June 2-5

Parallax Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

June 3

Hilandar Public Lecture: The Role of Icons in Byzantine and Russian Culture: Insights from the Icon Collection in the British Museum; 7 p.m. 100 Mendenhall Lab

Through June 11

Urban Arts Space Exhibition: Remnants; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., Suite 130

Through July 5

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

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Hal Arkes, professor emeritus, psychology, on new nonprofit, Intentional Insights; Columbus Dispatch, May 22, 2015

Vladimir Kogan, assistant professor, political science, on GOP governors with 2016 ambitions, facing budget shortfalls, Talking Points Memo, May 22, 2015

Peter Mansoor, associate professor, history, on the real lessons of the Iraq War, The Concord Monitor (editorial), May 19, 2015; CBC News, May 22, 2015; AND quoted in “Fall of Ramadi betrays Obama administration’s ‘credibility gap,’” The Guardian, May 26, 2015

Charles Emery, professor, psychology, on how we store food could be linked to how much we eat, NPR, May 18, 2015

Treva Lindsey, assistant professor; women’s, gender and sexuality studies, on why speaking truth to power on social media can be "professional suicide" for black scholars, The Root, May 16, 2015

Danielle Fosler-Lussier, associate professor, music, on what Minnesota Orchestra hopes to achieve with historic visit to Cuba, The Conversation, May 15, 2015
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