NEWS & RESEARCH
The Sawyer Seminar
The Sawyer Seminar
is a series of events and activities through October 2014, centered around the theme, CrossRoads: Culture, Politics, and Belief in the Balkans and South Asia. The seminar features nine lectures by invited speakers, two film screenings with discussion led by films' directors, and a two-semester discussion group and seminar course, culminating in a conference in October 2014 that brings together specialists of the two regions.
On October 14 Kristen Ghodsee
, John S. Osterweis Associate Professor and Program Director of Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College, presents Transnational State Feminisms: Bulgarian, African, and South Asian Women’s Movements during
the Cold War
On November 4 Victor Friedman
, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago, will present The Indic Origins of Europe’s Romani People: From Myth to History and Back Again
On December 2 Chandra Mallampalli
associate professor of history at Westmont University will present Religion, Law, and Identity in Colonial India: The Role of Court Cases in Defining Religious Boundaries
Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) Receives NSF Big Data Award
A new $499,615 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) funds
the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) to lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers on a data project to expand access to the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive. The team is led by Randall Olsen
, professor, economics and CHRR director. Morton O’Kelly
, professor, geography, and director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA); Lung-Fei Lee
, professor, economics; and Joshua Hawley
, associate professor; and Stéphane Lavertu
, assistant professor, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, are co-principal investigators.
Free Artwork for a Smile
Bren Bataclan likes to see people smile
. So much, in fact, that he’s in the midst of a decade-long project that coaxes smiles out of folks across the nation—and even around the world. Bataclan, who earned his graduate degree from Ohio State in 1995 and studied at the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), is a full-time artist in the Boston area, and leaves free paintings and "notes of hope" in public spaces.
Earth Scientist Receives Sloan Foundation Award
, professor, and Ohio Research Scholar, earth sciences, received a second Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award for $1,250,000 for his project on, "Reduced Carbon in Earth: Origin and Distribution.”
Astronomers Recognized for Contributions to Scientific Education in India
On their recent travels to India for the “Obama-Singh Knowledge Initiative: Training the Next Generation of STEM Faculty at Higher Education Institutions in India,” Sultana Nahar, research scientist, astronomy; Anil Pradhan, professor, astronomy; and their team, were recognized for contributions to scientific education in India by Aligarh Muslim University and the AMU-DUTY Society and Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ISIAM).
Public/Private Fall Conference October 3-4
: Cass Sunstein
, professor of law, Harvard University, and former administrator for the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), on October 4. Ezekiel Emanuel
, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and former special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget will present on October 3.
Laura Lisbon to Give Curator's Talk October 11
, curator of the current exhibition, Painting Tableau Stage,
at the Urban Arts Space, will give a curator's talk
12:30-1:30 pm Friday, October 11, at the gallery, 50 West Town St. The exhibition, which runs through November 14, is comprised of paintings by four contemporary artists from the United Kingdom, Moyra Derby
, Stuart Elliot
, Mick Finch
, and Beth Harland
. The talk is free and open to all.
Science Sundays Continues October 13
, musician and naturalist and one of the world’s leading experts on natural sound, has spent
his life discovering and recording nature’s rich chorus. The Great Animal Orchestra
lets us listen in. Lecture 3-4 pm, Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater; Reception 4-5 pm, Ohio Union Cartoon Room.
Transcend: Ohio State’s Office of Research Newsletter
is the Office of Research’s new monthly online publication to help the university community learn more about research at Ohio State. Each month, it shares a sampling of exciting new discoveries, technologies, scholarship, and creative works of the university’s faculty and students.
National Conversation on Election Reform
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Commission on Political Reform (CPR) holds the third in a series of National Conversations on American Unity in partnership with Ohio State and USA TODAY
, October 15, 1-4 pm, at the Ohio Union. The event convenes current and former elected officials and election experts for a Town Hall meeting and panel discussion exploring issues related to elections such as redistricting, primary reform, and resolving disputed elections. Register online
Political Science Professor to Blog for Washington Post
, assistant professor, political science, is a new guest contributor
to the Washington Post
’s popular political science and politics blog called the Monkey Cage
. McConnaughy will be posting on a regular basis, highlighting Ohio State as a player in the “political science can inform politics” game.
STEM Researchers: Get to Know Metro
The Ohio State community is invited to learn more about how to be involved with Metro Early College High School during this fall’s "Get To Know Metro" tour and discussion, Tuesday, October 22, 9-11 am at Metro School, 1929 Kenny Rd.
African American and African Studies Community Extension Center Call for Summer Camp Proposals
AAASCEC requests proposals
from faculty and advanced graduate students for its 2014 Summer Enrichment Program for 9th and 10th graders and for its 2014 Summer Residential Program for 11th and 12th graders. Send proposals and curriculum vita to Kevin Brooks
, program coordinator, by November 1.
All employers utilizing hazardous chemicals or work in a place that has a potential to come in contact with chemicals, are required to train employees
on the new “Safety Data Sheets” (SDS) by December 1. All Ohio State employees working in these areas are required to take some form of HazCom training, along with new GHS training.
Arts and Humanities Lecture
, Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, presents a lecture
based on the paper, “War Rapes: Redefining Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Nationhood,"
5 pm Tuesday, October 8, Faculty Club Grand Lounge. The lecture is the first in the 2013-14 Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture series. Free. RSVP online
Apply Now for a Departmental Impact Grant
Want to overhaul a key or large course, or make course adjustments after teaching on a semester schedule? Apply by November 4
for an Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) Departmental Impact Grant. Receive up to 200 hours of ODEE expertise and $15,000 to extend learning technology use to increase student engagement, facilitate greater instructor efficiency, or enable anytime/anyplace learning. Open Q&A sessions: 9:30-10:30 am, October 1, 186 Hagerty Hall; 3-4 pm, October 16, 311 Enarson. More information: email@example.com
Through October 4
Through November 14
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