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Thompsons Selected 2012 Franklin Institute Laureates

Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-ThompsonLonnie Thompson, distinguished university professor of earth sciences, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, distinguished university professor of geography and director of the Byrd Polar Research Center, have been selected 2012 Franklin Institute Laureates by The Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute Awards are among the oldest and most prestigious comprehensive science awards in the world. The Thompsons' award and research are featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer December 19.

Faculty in the News

  • Paul Beck, professor, political science, on Obama and the Politics of Disappointment, CNN, December 14, 2011.
  • Michael Bevis, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Geodynamics and professor, earth sciences, on 100 Billion Tons of Ice Loss in Greenland, International Business Week, December 14, 2011.


Library Hosts Shakespeare Exhibit

Ellen Terry as Lady MacbethKick off 2012 with Year of Shakespeare: The Exhibit, a showcase of the Ohio State Library’s Shakespeare-related holdings from the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute and Rare Books and Manuscripts collections, as well as materials from the Ohio State/Royal Shakespeare Company partnership. The exhibition opens January 11. An opening reception is set for Thursday, January 12, 4-6:30 pm.    
Image: Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth. Artist Photograph Collection. Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute.

An Artsy New Year

Once the parties are over, the goodies devoured, and the last New Year’s Day football game has ended, what will you do next?  How about taking in some arts events in January! The College of Arts and Sciences has a full slate of arts happenings for the New Year. Here are a few: 

Object/ImprintRecent Arrivals: Department of Art First-Year Graduate Students Exhibition, January 5-26, Swing Space Gallery, 1556 North High St. Reception, January 5, 5-8 pm.

Year of Shakespeare: The Exhibit, January 11-April 29, Thompson Library Gallery. Reception, January 12, 4-6:30 pm.

Object/Imprint, January 17-March 3, Urban Arts Space, 50 West Town St. Reception, January 28, 6-8 pm. (Image: artwork by Josh Foy)

Dance at 30 fps: Contemporary Dance Films, January 19, 7 pm, Gateway Film Center, 1550 North High St. Tickets at the door.

More events at
The Conversation on Immigration continues with a number of events in 2012. Here is a sampling of what is coming up. For a complete list of winter quarter films, lectures, and colloquim, visit

January 5, 2012

El Norte. New Worlds: Immigration on Film, 7 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts

January 9, 2012

Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924, presented by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and University Libraries and facilitated by Jared Gardner, associate professor, Department of English. Thompson Library, 7-8:30 pm. To register, email Nancy Courtney or phone 614-688-8771.  Please include your name, phone number, and email address if available.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011

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