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JUNE 22, 2016 | TWEET!




English Professor Publishes Book

Lee MartinLee Martin, ASC Distinguished Professor; professor, English, is author of the new novel, Late One Night (Dzanc Books, 2016). In the book, Martin examines the devastating effect of rumors and the resilience of one family in the face of the ultimate tragedy. Martin is the author of the novel, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and four other novels. He will discuss his work on WCBE, 90.5 FM, June 22.

English MFA Alumna's Poem Goes Viral Following Orlando Shooting

Maggie SmithMaggie Smith, MFA alumna and last spring's visiting assistant professor, English, is the author of the poem, “Good Bones,” published in the summer 2016 issue of Waxwing Magazine. See also, “Poem about struggle ‘to love this world as it is’ goes viral," The Guardian. A 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Smith is a contributing editor to the Kenyon Review. Also,

Statistics Professor Discusses Five Data-Driven Business Strategies

Chris HollomanCompanies today are using data for just about everything. Chris Holloman, associate professor, statistics, and director, Statistical Consulting Service, discusses advanced analytics steps every business leader should know as a guest blogger for Columbus CEO.

Psychology Study Suggests Skills that Help Land Job

Daniel StrunkDaniel Strunk, associate professor, psychology, is co-author of a new study finding that unemployed people were more likely to land a job if they used skills commonly taught as part of cognitive therapy for depression. This study is the first to show that cognitive behavioral skills not only predict changes in depression symptoms, but also real-life functioning. Strunk conducted the study with Benjamin Pfeifer, a doctoral student in psychology; results appear in the June 2016 of the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Ohio State Dance Professor and 42 Choreographers Create an Ode to Dance

Dance GroupMitchell Rose, associate professor, dance-filmmaking, recently created a dance-film, Exquisite Corps, which already went viral in the dance world, with more than 150,000 views online.


Lantern TV Garners Student Production Awards

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized Lantern TV with two 2016 Student Production Awards: General News Assignment (“Life After Paris Attacks,” Yann Schreiber, reporter/producer; Ariana Bernard, editor; Tao Wang, production manager/ advisor) and Writing (“Life After Paris Attacks,” Yann Schreiber, writer; Tao Wang). Also, Lantern TV's meteorologist received Honorable Mention for Talent category.


New ASC Faculty Advisory Council Members Elected

The following arts and sciences faculty members were elected to a three-year term on the ASC Faculty Advisory Council, beginning September 2016:
  • Heather Allen, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Kate Calder, Statistics
  • Doug Downey, Sociology
  • Jay Hollick, Molecular Genetics
  • Darla Munroe, Geography
  • Alex Thompson, Political Science
  • Trisha Van Zandt, Psychology
  • Michael White, Linguistics

The first meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held Friday, Sept. 23. We want to thank Jenny Crocker, Peter Culicover, Mike Edwards, David Ewoldson, Tom Hawkins, Tina Henkin, Laura Kubatko, Steve MacEachern, and Michael Slater for their years on the Council. They provided an invaluable service to the college and it is very much appreciated.

Calling all Inventors: Accelerator Award Submissions due July 22

The Accelerator Awards provide Ohio State researchers with an initial infusion of capital to further develop and validate inventions, software and technologies. Concept development, prototyping, coding, market studies and customer validation efforts are eligible uses for an Accelerator Award. Available to all Ohio State researchers who have disclosed their inventions to the TCO (Technology Commercialization Office), awards are distributed in amounts up to $50,000. Applications are due July 22.

Tech Talk: Media Producers' Brown Bag

Do you produce media at Ohio State and want to know more about other media producers' techniques and best practices for video? Join us Monday, June 27, at noon, 142 Hagerty Hall for a brown bag about video at Ohio State. RSVP to Doug Dangler.


Amy Nathanson, professor, communication, on how television impacts a child’s theory of mind, Medical Daily, June 17
Department of Theatre season preview, Columbus Dispatch, June 17
Daniel Strunk, associate professor, psychology, on using depression fighting skills to get a job, The Economic Times, June 16
Randolph Roth, professor, history and sociology; co-founder, Historical Violence Database, on the mass shootings in Orlando, WOSU All Sides, June 13


June 21-24

Pattern and Dissonance
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours
Reception: Thursday, June 23

Through June 23

ARTrepreneur Workshop Series
STEAM Factory, 400 W. Rich St.
Times listed on event

Through June 24

Natural Worlds
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

June 27

Science Café: Amazing Animals
Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr.
7 p.m.

June 28 to July 1

Cheeto Machine
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours

Through July 9

Noves Històries, Ohio Art League 2016 Spring Juried Exhibition
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

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