News from The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences
Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
SEPT. 10, 2015 | TWEET!


Ann Hamilton

To the White House

Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor, has been named a 2014 National Medal of Arts recipient. President Barack Obama will present the award at the White House at 3 p.m. this afternoon; you are invited to watch a simulcast of the ceremony in the Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater.


Skyler Cranmer

Research Suggests There May Be No Such Thing as ‘Democratic Peace' 

Skyler Cranmer, associate professor, political science, is lead author of a new study suggesting that trade relationships and participating in international governmental organizations are key to peace-keeping. The study developed a new way to more accurately predict levels of international conflict than previous models. 


History Graduate Student Receives History Scholar Award

Michael Rueger, graduate student, history and education, was selected a recipient of the History Scholar Award from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The award recognizes the top 15 undergraduate American history students who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement. 
Leslie Alexander

AAAS Associate Professor Elected President of ASWAD

Leslie Alexander, associate professor, African American and African Studies, was elected president of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), an international academic organization that reaches across disciplinary boundaries to expand our understanding of African-descended peoples throughout the world. Alexander officially begins her four year term, November 2015.


Patrons’ Circle Lecture Welcomes Victor Stoichita

The Department of History of Art welcomes Victor Stoichita for its Patrons’ Circle Lecture Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m., 002 Psychology Building. Stoichita, professor, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, will speak on “The Don Quixote Effect: Pictorial Fiction and Aesthetic Borders in Murillo and Beyond.” Free. Open to all; reception follows in Pomerene Hall.
Shigehiro Oishi

Decision Sciences Collaborative Kicks Off Lecture Season

Shige Oishi, professor of psychology, University of Virginia, is the featured speaker for the Decision Sciences Collaborative first lecture of the season, Friday, Sept. 18, 12-1:30 p.m., 035 Psychology Building. Oishi will speak on “Socio-ecological Psychology,” as investigation of humans’ cognitive, emotional and behavioral adaption to physical, interpersonal, economic and political environments.  
Jeff Childress

Materials Science Researcher Kicks-off Science Sundays Season Five

Materials scientist Jeff Childress, research director at HGST, San Jose, California, kicks off ASC’s free, public lecture series, Sunday, Sept. 20, 3-4 p.m., Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater. His lecture, "Science and technology of data storage," is followed by a reception, 4-5 p.m., Ohio Stater’s Traditions room. 
Vicki Wysocki

Lab Hosts Symposium Celebrating Waters Center of Innovation Designation

Vicki Wysocki, Ohio Eminent Scholar, chemistry and biochemistry, director, Campus Chemical Instrument Center; and Waters Corporation, host free "COI Mass Spectrometry in Structural Biology Symposium," Tuesday, Sept. 22, RPAC, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wysocki’s lab is a designated Waters Center of Innovation. Registration ends Monday, Sept. 14.

Undergraduate Student e-Newsletter – September Issue

The September undergraduate newsletter highlights the microbiology major, upcoming career and internship fairs, Undergraduate Research Week, undergraduate research funding opportunities, the annual Study Abroad Expo and a student who studied abroad in France. Contact: Ann Rottersman.


Sept. 11

Graduate Seminar in Literacy Studies: Studying Literacy; 12 p.m., 311 Denney Hall

Larry Benson, Climate Change as a Possible Mechanism Linking in Time the Rise and Fall of the Mississippian Cahokians and the Southwestern Anasazi; 1 p.m., 0125 Mendenhall Laboratory

Frances Dolan, Compost/Compositions; 4 p.m., 070/090 18th Avenue Library 

Sept. 14

The Academic Job Search; 2:30 p.m., U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union 

Graeme Boone, The Progress of White Notation: From Ink Color to Ideology; 4 p.m., 205 18th Ave. Library

Sept. 14 - Sept. 15

Lab Series: My Life is On the Refrigerator and To All the Boys I've Loved Before; 7 p.m., New Works Lab

Sept. 15

IPR Seminar: Ryan King, associate professor, sociology; 12:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall

Viacheslav Morozov, Russia’s Subaltern Empire: Toward a Radical Materialist Perspective on Peripheral Identity Politics; 3:30 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. 

Sept. 16

Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom; 12 p.m., 285 Bakers Systems

Hannibal Hamlin, Exploding the Sacred-Secular Divide in English Renaissance Literature; 7 p.m., 180 Hagerty Hall

Sept. 17

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

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

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


Harvey Graff, professor of English and history, on interdisciplinarity, Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 8, 2015

Oksana Chkrebtii, assistant professor, statistics, on how earthworms from Europe are changing our boreal forests, Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 6, 2015
Skyler Cranmer, associate professor, political science, on how ‘Democratic peace’ may not prevent international conflict, Eurasia Review, Sept. 6, 2015 

Ann Hamilton, professor, art, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 4, 2015 

Michael Lisa, professor, physics, on the physics of sport, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 3, 2015 

Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on why to expect more on-air shootings, The Christian Post, Sept. 2, 2015

Jesse Fox, assistant professor, communication, on narcissism and psychopathy and pushing the boundaries of normal behavior, Reuters, Sept. 2, 2015 

Scott Shim, associate professor, design, on his new design for an easy-to-clean pull-apart hairbrush, CTV News (Canada), Sept. 2, 2015 

Leslie Moore, associate professor, linguistics, on language learning in multilingual communities, Psychology Today, Aug. 27, 2015

Gordon Ulmer, graduate student, anthropology, on mining and tourism in the Amazonian region of Madre de Dios, Mongabay, Aug. 21, 2015
If you have information or announcements for News & Updates, please submit online, or call (614) 292-8686. News & Updates is published every Wednesday; deadline for content is Monday at noon.
The Ohio State University logo
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES | 186 University Hall | 230 North Oval Mall | Columbus, OH 43210
Copyright © 2015, The Ohio State University, All rights