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Dr. Joseph E. Steinmetz

Message from Executive Dean Joseph E. Steinmetz

Dear Colleagues,

The 2012 Campus Campaign kicked off March 1; if your pledge envelope hasn’t already been delivered to you, it soon will be. This year’s theme is “I Give at the Office.” There are thousands of funds worthy of your support, so please join me in giving at the office.
Get details at
I’m proud to say that the College of Arts and Sciences continued to be a leading force last year in the university’s overall campus campaign. Of course, we’d like to see that trend of increasing participation continue across all departments. 
If you have questions, contact your department campaign volunteer, or one of the college campaign coordinators:  Paula Cullen, Kelli Fickle, Katherine Margard, Matt Misicka, or Brittany Poast.
Dr. Joseph E. Steinmetz
News & Research

Communication Professor Gets Coveted NSF CAREER Award

R. Kelly GarrettR. Kelly Garrett, assistant professor of communication, received a five-year $500,000 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award (CAREER), given to support the work of promising junior faculty. Garrett studies the ways in which social networks and recommendation systems might influence U.S. political misperceptions.

Researching Linguistic Variation in Social Media

Brice RussBrice Russ is a doctoral student and instructor for the Department of Linguistics. His research on linguistic variation in social media was recently profiled in the New York Times.


Winning Makes People More Aggressive Toward the Defeated

Brad BushmanBrad Bushman, professor of communication, is co-author of a new study revealing that winners - those who outperformed others on a competitive task - acted more aggressively against the people they beat than the losers did against the victors.

Introduction to Forensic Science

Introduction to Forensic ScienceThe Department of Anthropology is launching a new Introduction to Forensic Science course. Students interested in crime scene investigation should contact Jules Angel.

Administrative Research Council (ARC) newsletter

The March 2012 issue of ARC Notes is now available. It includes information about upcoming events and programs, access to Research Development and Grant Writing News, federal agency updates, and more.

Thursday, March 8

Wind Symphony, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

Book Critique Workshop, 1:30-3:30 pm, Thompson Library, 150 A & B, 1858 Neil Ave.

Friday, March 9

Criminal Justice Research Center Seminar, featuring David Kirk, assistant professor of sociology, University of Texas-Austin, 9-10:20 am, Hale Center, 153 W. 12th Ave.

Nearly Lear - Susanna Hamnett, 7 pm, Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.

Saturday, March 10

Nearly Lear - Susanna Hamnett, 7 pm, Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.

Guest Recital: David Radzynski, Violin, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

Sunday, March 11

Nearly Lear - Susanna Hamnett, 7 pm, Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.

First Year and Community Orchestra Concert, 3 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

Science Sundays Public Lecture Series presents, Marty Golubitsky, and Patterns, Patterns Everywhere, 3 pm, Wexner Film/Video Theatre

Tuesday, March 13

MFA Actors Perform Stage/Studio: Space Transformed, 6-8 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Wednesday, March 14

MFA Dance Installation: Fiona Lundie/Rashana Smith, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Portraiture and Perception, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

See more events at
Visit the Arts and Sciences Communications Services website to find information about our services and to connect you with resources and guidelines. The site details how you can request everything from strategic planning and websites to business cards and letterhead. Additionally, we provide college branding, core messages, and visual identity guidelines.
Communications Services
College of Arts and Sciences
The Ohio State University
1010 Derby Hall
(614) 292-8686  

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MARCH 7, 2012

Science Sundays

Science Sundays, March 11

MBI Director Marty Golubitsky, shows us Patterns, Patterns Everywhere,
3 pm, Wexner Film/Video Theatre, Reception, 4 pm
. This public lecture series is sponsored by
participating science centers and institutes of the College of Arts and Sciences.
In The News
Paul Beck, professor of political science, on Santorum’s losses in Arizona and Michigan, Wall Street Journal, February 29, 2012

Bruce Weinberg, professor of economics, on the careers of Nobel prize-winners, The Economist, February 25, 2012
Allison Snow, professor of evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, co-author of Four Steps to Avoid a Synthetic-biology Disaster, Nature, March 1, 2012

New Websites

Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites

Targeted Metabolomics Laboratory

Currently, we are 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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