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NOV. 16, 2016 | TWEET!


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Recent Events and a Path Forward
A message from David Manderscheid, executive dean and vice provost

Last week saw the culmination of a highly contested presidential election. In the past several days, there has been a rise in activism and also in incidents of harassment and hate. Although we are dedicated to free expression, we cannot tolerate any activities or behaviors that hurt others.

As perhaps the most expansive arts and sciences college in the country, we have the unique qualification — and obligation — to address these complexities and provide dialogue and context that can help us understand the views of others so that we all can move forward together.
There will be no News & Updates next week because of the holiday break.


WGGS Professor Joins Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research

Wendy SmoothWendy Smooth, associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Sharon Davies have been invited by the White House to join the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, a national consortium to develop new opportunities for scholarly research that closes the gap in our knowledge around women and girls of color. Smooth and Davies will coordinate efforts to support Ohio State faculty who already work on this issue and keep an eye on growing a community of scholars in this area.


WGSS Collecting Items for CHOICES

The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is collecting for CHOICES, an organization whose mission is to interrupt the cycle of domestic violence by responding to those in need, educating the community and advocating for social change. Drop off donated items in 286 University Hall by Dec. 31.

Easy Lecture Capture

Arts and Sciences instructors are encouraged to borrow the ASCTech Swivl camera, which can record lectures by tracking instructor movements around the room and recording audio via a lanyard. The video can be immediately uploaded to the web for students. Contact us for a demo and trial.

Arts and Sciences Supplies Giveaway

Thursday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 156 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall. Binders, portraits, folders, baskets and more! For more information, contact for questions.


Premila Nadasen Public Lecture and Seminar

Premilla NadasenPremila Nadasen, associate professor, history, Queens College, and author of Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States, will present “Household Worker Organizing: Feminism, Race and the Politics of Care Work,” Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:30-5 p.m., 207 Koffolt Labs. The faculty and graduate seminar takes place Friday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m., 386 University Hall.

CCAPP and the STEAM Factory Present: Einstein & Eddington

Einstein & EddingtonThursday, Nov. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., The Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP); and The STEAM Factory, present, Einstein & Eddington. Brief panel discussion, led by Chris Orban, assistant professor, physics, at Strongwater Events Space, 400 W. Rich St. Free/open to all.

NLS Workshop For Faculty, Research Staff  and Students

Learn about longitudinal cohort studies at a workshop Thursday, Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m, EHE College Commons, 260 Ramseyer Hall. Elizabeth Cooksey, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR), and Rosella Gardecki, CHRR research specialist, will conclude with a step-by-step demonstration of how to access the NLS Investigator database and documentation, introducing ways to search and download data relevant to your own research interests. 


Judith Mayne, professor, French and Italian, participating in the new LGBTFest 2016, Columbus Dispatch, Nov. 13

David Stebenne, professor, history and law, “Converts to Trump,” Huffington Post, Nov. 11

Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on Kasich’s political future in wake of rejecting Trump, Washington Times; How Donald Trumped Flipped Rust Belt States, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nov. 12

Ludmila Isurin, associate professor, Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, on the presidential election, Russian Channel One TV and Vremia [Time], Nov. 5


Through Nov. 17

Mobilités sérieuses: The Vexations Crawl
Event locations and times listed on event

Nov. 17

Faculty & Graduate Seminar: Premilla Nadasen
386 University Hall
11:30 a.m.

Using the National Longitudinal Survey – Youth (NLSY)
EHE College Commons, 260 Ramseyer Hall
1 p.m.

The Fourteenth John C. Burnham Lecture: Christoph Gradmann
376 W. 10th Ave.
4 p.m.

Behemoth with Discussion on Chinese Documentary Films
Gateway Film Center
6 p.m.

Collegiate Winds and University Band
Weigel Auditorium
8 p.m.


Nov. 18

The Expanding First Amendment
Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law
8:30 a.m.

David N. Gellman, Mixed Legacies: William Jay Confronts Slavery, Racism, and Democracy
235 Dulles Hall
4:30 p.m.

Repurposing Classical Myth and Medieval Bestiaries in Harry Potter
220 Sullivant Hall
5 p.m.

Beastly Bash 2016
Gateway Film Center
6:30 p.m.

Nov. 18-19

National Security Simulation + Keynote Lunch
Ohio Union Grand Lounge
Times listed on event

Nov. 19

Lessons Learned in the Struggle for Economic Equity and Public Forum Discrimination in 2016 and Beyond
905 Mt. Vernon Ave.
9 a.m.

Through Nov. 20

One Man, Two Guvnors
Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center
Performance times listed on event

Nov. 20

Women’s Glee Club and Symphonic Choir
Weigel Auditorium
3 p.m.

Nov. 21

An Evening with J.D. Vance, alumnus and author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Ohio Union Performance Hall
6:30 p.m.

Through Nov. 30

Blueprints for a Past Future
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours
Reception: Nov. 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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