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Plant Population Ecologist Appointed to National Advisory Council

Allison SnowAllison Snow, professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, is one of six scientists from across the country recently appointed to the USDA National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC). Members were appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to serve four year terms. Snow said, “I was selected in part because of my expertise in risk assessment, pollination ecology, and gene flow from genetically engineered crops via the dispersal of pollen and seeds—the committee is charged with preventing gene flow into collections of non-GM crops that are used for research and breeding.”


Professor's Project Sparks Girls' Interest in Engineering

Jill BystydzienskiJill Bystydzienski, professor and chair, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, has been following the trajectories of three Ohio State students as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) program designed to engage and sustain girls’ interest in engineering.

ASC Faculty Senate Update

The ASC Faculty Senate has met twice this academic year, in November and January. It has assessed and approved the new curricular approval process; voted to accept the associate executive dean for curriculum and instruction as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the ASC Senate; revised the Senate webpage; and discussed reports from CCI and the Honors Committee. In addition, the Senate has explored guidelines for team teaching in an effort to understand how the college supports interdisciplinarity. Future discussions will include: the new GE categories, the status of the three year degree proposal and its impact on the GE, the creation of a statement from the ASC Senate on the importance and role of GE in the undergraduate curriculum, and new guidelines for peer teaching reviews. It also will  continue its discussion of team teaching. More information and meeting schedule. Contact: Janice Aski.

The Ruby Elzy Story – February 11

Ruby ElzyThe School of Music and Office of Diversity and Inclusion are co-presenting The Ruby Elzy Story at the restored Lincoln Theatre in downtown Columbus. The trail-blazing soprano's story will come to life, with music that shaped her career performed by School of Music students. Included will be highlights from her career, including selections from Porgy and Bess, and actual radio recordings by Ruby. Elzy came to study at Ohio State in 1927, before starting her path to Broadway and Hollywood. George Gershwin personally chose her to create the role of Serena in his masterpiece, Porgy and Bess. Visit for ticket information.

Ohio State Receives Honor from Local Theatre Group

The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle on Sunday presented its 18th annual citations for outstanding theater efforts of the past year. Ohio State was cited for bringing Shakespeare to new audiences through its partnership with the UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company; for nurturing fresh ways to teach Shakespeare to schoolchildren; and for its Year of Shakespeare that culminates with a young people’s festival in May.

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) Supports Dissertation Writing

For the fourth year, the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) is offering support for dissertation writing. This year, five students were chosen for grant support. The next call for grant applications will occur during the first week of September 2012.

Administrative Research Council Newsletter Online

The February 2012 issue of ARC Notes is now available. This issue includes information and registration for the next ARC meeting on February 21, upcoming events and programs, access to Research Development and Grant Writing News, and other announcements relevant to the research administration community.

Student Merit and Need-Based Scholarships Deadline – February 10

The application deadline for the Humanities Merit and Need-Based Scholarships and the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Merit and Need-Based Scholarships is February 10. Eligible students will be considered for these scholarships upon completing an online application. Contact: Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

DISCO Interdisciplinary Programs Scholarship Deadline – February 17

The Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO) offers scholarships to support students who have officially declared a minor in one of the five DISCO interdisciplinary programs or a major in sexuality studies. For information and to download the application, go to DISCO Interdisciplinary Program Scholarships. The application deadline is
February 17.

Undergraduate Student Study Abroad Scholarships Deadline – March 8

The application deadline for the Undergraduate International Experiences Grants, the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships, and the Humanities Study Abroad Scholarships is March 8. Eligible students will be considered for the scholarships upon completing an online application. Contact: Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

Office of Research International Collaborations Workshop – February 8

The Office of Research will sponsor NCURA TV- International Collaborations: Negotiations and Compliance. This session is intended to help the university research community understand processes and policies that will support international collaborations and the impact of critical compliance responsibilities including providing essential export control and related information. February 8, 11 am-2 pm, 1960 Kenny Rd, Room 113. Registration is required

Wednesday, February 1

OSU Symphony with Guest Leonid Polonsky, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

Thursday, February 2

Fergus Scholarship Awards Reception

20th Annual Fergus Scholarship Awards Reception, 5-8 pm, Swing Space Gallery, 1556 North High St.
Wind Symphony and High Street Stompers, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

Thursday, February 2 - Saturday, February 4

MFA Dance Concert: Abby Zbikowski / Dante Brown, Pomerene Hall Gym, 1760 Neil Ave.

Thursday, February 2 - Saturday, February 11

Double Bill: Matchmaker & Real Women Have Curves, Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.

Friday, February 3

Humanities Institute, Literacy and (Dis)Ability, 11:30 am, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Planning for Sustainable Development: Contributing to Theory and Practice, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) lecture, noon, 1039 Derby Hall

Mapping Magic: The Sites of Witchcraft in 17th-Century Russia, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2:30 pm, 090 Science and Engineering Library

Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 4

A Conversation on Immigration

The Brothel and the Factory: Staging Immigration and Women’s Labor, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.

Monday, February 6

2012 Chinese New Year, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, Hagerty Hall

Thursday, February 9

Beginning and End Games, Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) lecture with visiting artist Claudia Hart, 4 pm, Wexner Film/Video Theatre

Sunday, February 19

Science Sundays Public Lecture with Jeff Daniels, professor of earth sciences, Shale Energy’s Challenges and Opportunities, Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre, 3-4 pm, reception 4-5 pm. Free and open to the public.

Through Winter Quarter


Mudbrick Skyscrapers: The Traditional Architecture of Yemen exhibit, 9 am-6 pm weekdays, Global Gallery, Hagerty Hall

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FEBRUARY 1, 2012

UHall Artwork

University Hall Lobby Artwork

Stop by the newly renovated University Hall lobby to see recently installed artwork that highlights some of the many great programs within the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently featured are:

• High Energy Density Physics SCARLET Laser Lab
• Images from recent performances such as the Vernon Reid Project, Shakespeare’s Othello; and the Music Celebration Concert
• Student Veteran Chad McMahon
• Study-abroad students Elen Costigan, Sara Santiago, and Darrilyn Macklin
• Anthropology graduate student Lara McCormick’s experience in the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command program stationed in Vietnam

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In The News
Paul Beck, professor, political science, on Governor Kasich, NPR, January 24, 2012
Dan Caterinicchia, faculty adviser for The Lantern, on advertisement controversy and the Muslim Student Association, Columbus Dispatch, January 25, 2012
John Mueller, professor, political science, on terror tipsters, The National Interest, January 25, 2012
Christopher Hadad, professor, and Thomas Magliery, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, on antidotes to nerve agents, hiVelocity, January 26, 2012
New Websites

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Swing Space Gallery

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Right Click Newsletter

Announcing New Newsletter

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