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Waller Family Greenhouse Endowment Remembers and Honors Former
Botany Professor

Students and Friends in greenhouse
Last week before the beginning of the annual Waller Lecture Series, Biological Sciences Greenhouse faculty, students and friends celebrated a gift from the family of former Botany Professor Emeritus Adolph E. Waller (1892-1975) that endows a new named classroom in his honor. “The family is keeping alive the memory of Dr. Adolph Waller in this working greenhouse classroom. It will serve our undergraduate students and inspire the next generation of biologists, something that we believe he would be pleased to see,” said Joan Leonard, greenhouse manager.

Geography Professor Receives Award

Jeff RogersJeff Rogers, professor, geography and state climatologist, was awarded the 2013 Francois Matthes Award for Lifetime Achievements in cryospheric sciences, by the Cryosphere Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). The award recognizes meritorious individuals for their lifetime achievements in Cryospheric Science. This is the second year in a row that the AAG has selected a faculty member in the Department of Geography for the award: Ellen Mosley-Thompson was the 2012 recipient.

Linguistics Professor Awarded Fellowship

Judith TonhauserJudith Tonhauser, associate professor, linguistics, was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt-Forschungsstipendium für erfahrene Wissenschaftler—a 12-month fellowship—from the Humboldt foundation, affiliated with the Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft in Berlin, Germany, for her project, Content and Context in the Study of Meaning Variation.

Last Call to Make Arts and Sciences a Campus Campaign Model  

Give to the fund of your choice during this last week of Campus Campaign. Help make a difference to something you care about and boost arts and sciences participation rates. Give what you can. No gift is too small. Even one dollar counts. Give online or print a form; seal your contribution in an envelope and give to Lisby Roberson, 425 Stillman. ASC’s celebratory drawing is next week. Cool prizes include tickets to the Memorial Golf Tournament.


Boots on the Ground: Ohio State Students Explore the War That Changed the World

History Students with President E. Gordon Gee
The unprecedented journey that 18 undergraduate students embarked on in classrooms around campus in January ends at the Berlin Wall in late May. The history department’s new interdisciplinary undergraduate World War II Study Abroad Program has fully armed them with an arsenal of in-depth courses to successfully take on their final course—a three-week tour of European battle sites, memorials, and museums, led by program faculty. Students leave May 5 and will post photos and blogs on the ASC tumblr site as part of their course requirement. Check back often for updates.


IT Policy Update: Responsible-Use Policy

The IT landscape changes constantly, so the Office of the Chief Information Officer periodically updates its policies to keep pace. Following the university policy process, the Responsible Use of University Computing and Network Resources policy was recently updated. It defines accepted and ethical practices in the use of technology, consistent with Ohio State's mission and values. The policy was revised to comply with updated federal and state regulations, university policies, rules, and procedures.

Construction Impacts College Road Traffic Beginning Monday April 29

  • College Avenue between 11th and 12th, beginning Monday, April 29 for approximately two weeks, will be reduced to one lane, southbound.
  • College Avenue between 18th and Woodruff, beginning Monday, May 6 through late August, will be reduced to one lane, northbound.
  • Arps Garage will close on Monday, May 6.
  • Cannon Drive between Lincoln Tower and John Herrick Drive will be closed to thru-traffic.
View full summer traffic impact details online.

An Invitation to Build Healthy Communities

The Ohio State Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) hosts its Annual Scientific Meeting focusing on Building Healthy Communities, Monday May 6, 7 am-4:30 pm, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. The event is free and open to faculty and staff; it consists of two tracks: the Annual Appalachian Health Summit: Tobacco Use, Prescription Misuse & Other Addictions, and the the Power of Community-Engaged Research. It provides attendees with innovative tools and methods to identify, design, and implement interventions to address complex community health problems. Register online.

ASC Staff Book Circle

Arts and Sciences staff is invited to participate in this year’s Buckeye Book Community selection, Amy Waldman’s, The Submission, via an ASC staff book circle. Books are provided at no cost. Register online by May 10.

April 25


April 27

Eight Part Theatre Song Cycle; 7 pm, Weigel Auditorium

May 1-5

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar; Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St.


May 2

Panel to Explore Julius Caesar Production; 4-6 pm, 165 Thompson Library

Through May 3


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April 24, 2013

World Cafe on May 20

Staff: Save the Date

ASCSAC's second World Café has been rescheduled for Weds., May 29, at 2 pm. The purpose of this event is to gather information that will help set the standard for the workplace environment throughout the college. RSVP online.
In the News
Claudia Buchmann, professor, sociology, on why girls are outpacing boys in academic achievement, News Tribune, April 21, 2013
Don Haurin, professor emeritus, economics, on the slow and steady housing climb, Mansfield-News Journal, April 21, 2013
Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, professor, communication, on the ‘Matilda Effect’ in science communication: gender bias in publication quality perceptions, Huffington Post, April 21, 2013
Jeff Daniels, professor, earth sciences and director, Subsurface Energy Resource Center, on the Utica Shale, Bloomberg, April 16, 2013
John Mueller, professor, political science, on why we’re safer from terrorism than we think, L.A. Times, April 16, 2013

John Mueller, professor, political science, on balancing the costs and benefits of aviation security, New York Times, April 15, 2013

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View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.

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