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More Young Adults Living with Parents

Zhenchao QianZhenchao Qian, professor and chair, Department of Sociology, is author of a new research brief finding that the number of young adults, ages 20 to 34 who lived with their parents jumped from 17 percent in 1980 to 24 percent during the "Great Recession," 2007-09.

New Book on Salman Rushdie

Youssef YacoubiYoussef Yacoubi, assistant professor, Near Eastern languages and cultures, is author of the new book, The Play of Reasons: The Sacred and the Profane in Salman Rushdie's Fiction (Peter Lang Publishers, June 2012), a fascinating perspective on one of the most notorious cultural and religious controversies of recent times.

Koritha Mitchell Receives Award

Koritha MitchellKoritha Mitchell, associate professor, English, received the American Theatre and Drama Society's Annual Award for 2011-12 for her book, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930. This award recognizes outstanding works that expand and challenge the field of American theatre and drama.

Bebe Miller Receives Award

Bebe MillerBebe Miller, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, choreographer and dance company director, is a 2012 recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA).


Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 ASC Outstanding Staff Award:

James Bach, graduate studies coordinator, history
Carolyn Cox, production manager, dance
Prudence Gill, director/curator, Swing Space Gallery, Arts Initiative
Dale Gnidovec, curator, Orton Geological Museum, Earth Sciences
Aurelia Kubayanda, senior academic counselor, ASC honors advising
Marge Lynd, academic program coordinator & advisor, comparative studies
Winners were announced at a luncheon for all of the 21 distinguished nominees on August 3.  Each winner receives a $1000 cash prize and a $500 increase in base pay, in addition to a commemorative plaque. 

Dance Student Goes to Broadway

A.J. BlankenshipA.J. Blankenship, undergraduate dance major and former Ohio State cheerleader, has taken his talents to Broadway this summer for the 12-week limited run of Bring It On: The Musical.

Breakfast of Science Champions Meeting

Interested in sharing your research with young students? Arts and Sciences STEM Initiatives is hosting an information session on the Breakfast of Science Champions program, Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am in 4138 Physics Research Building. The program brings middle school students to Ohio State for a morning of exploration in science, math, engineering, and health sciences. RSVP:

Katherine Borst Jones on 'Tour'

Katherine Borst JonesKatherine Borst Jones, professor of flute, will be performing at the National Flute Association's 40th convention in Las Vegas, August 9-12.


August 2-29

Negative Crotch, and Other Friends, works by Leeza Meksin, Swing Space Gallery, 1556 North High St.

August 14-October 20

Time and Place: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Urban Arts Space, 50 West Town St.

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August 8, 2012

Pelotonia Fellowships

Pelotonia Fellowships

Pelotonia Fellowships are funded directly by donations to riders in Pelotonia, which this year is August 10-12. Support this year’s Team ASC and Team Buckeye. Contact Terry Bradley at
In the News
Malcolm Cochran, professor, art, on a bicentennial series of temporary public artworks, Columbus Dispatch, August 5, 2012

Richard Pogge, professor, astronomy, on NASA rover on Mars, Columbus DispatchAugust 5, 2012

Harvey Graff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies; professor, English, on how saying no helps professors find their focus, Chronicle of Higher Education August 5, 2012

Jason Box, professor, geography, on Greenland’s massive ice melt, Science News, August 2, 2012

Jeff Rogers, professor, geography; state climatologist, on drought forecast, Chillicothe Gazette, August 2, 2012

Paul Beck, professor, political science, on how Ohio’s economy helps both Kasich and Obama, Dayton Daily News, August 1, 2012

Zhenchao Qian, professor and chair, sociology, on the rise in the number of adult kids living at home, Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2012

Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites

Latino & Latin American Studies Space for Enrichment and Research (L.A.S.E.R.):

Middle Childhood Education:  middlechildhood

Currently, Arts and Sciences Communications Services is supporting the development of over 45 websites. View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.
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