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CHRR Celebrates 50 Years Oct. 13

The Center for Human Resource Research is celebrating 50 years as a pioneer in the development of survey methodology and world leader in groundbreaking social science research, with a reception Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m., Thompson Library.


Robert Holub

Putting Students in Focus

Last Thursday, we kicked off our fourth semester of Donuts with the Dean, a student-centered tweet up giving arts and sciences majors a chance to meet and connect with each other and with their college. Dean Manderscheid talks about it in his latest blog post.


Laura Lopez

New Astronomy Hire Receives Three-Year NSF Grant to Support Research

Laura Lopez, assistant professor, astronomy, has won a $299,541 NSF grant for Probing the explosive origins, evolution, and interactions of supernovae remnants. Lopez came to Ohio State (Sept. 1) from Harvard where she was a Hubble Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (2014-2015). She researches the birth and death of massive stars and how these processes affect the surrounding interstellar medium. 
Glenn Martinez

Martinez Wins $600,000 GAANN Grant

Glenn Martinez, professor and chair, SPPO, received a $600,000 U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant to address changing needs in the teaching of Spanish. GAANN provides fellowships for students in specific disciplines, including foreign languages, defined as areas of national need. SPPO’s grant will support five GAANN fellows/year to develop teaching skills for heritage language, languages for the professions and language-teaching technology, in addition to their own, specific areas.
Marke Hubbe

Anthropology Professor Unearths Oldest Case of Decapitation in New World

Mark Hubbe, associate professor, anthropology, is part of an international team of researchers who have unearthed the oldest case of decapitation in the New World — a 9,000-year-old skull buried in Brazil. The grave was excavated in 2007 in the rock shelter of Lapa do Santo, an archaeological site that has yielded 26 human burials dating to the early Holocene period. The findings, are published in the Sept. 23 journal PLOS ONE.
Robert Holub

Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures Authors New Book

Robert Holub, professor and chair, Germanic Languages and Literatures, is the author of the new book, Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism (Princeton University Press). Holub’s interview with Princeton Press is now online.


Marthe Grohman

September Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Recipient

Marthe Grohman, undergraduate program coordinator/building coordinator, Department of Art and Ohio State alumna (BFA, art, 2008) is the Sept. 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Grohman has been employed at Ohio State since 1994. 

Nominations for the October Above and Beyond Buckeye Award are due Oct. 8. This year, award recipients will receive a $200 cash award. Submit nominations online.


New Sports and Society Initiative Debuts Oct. 10

The College of Arts and Sciences Sports and Society Initiative, an interdisciplinary project devoted to the development of a better understanding of the role of amateur and professional sports in the economy and society at large, will host an inaugural breakfast, Saturday, Oct. 10, 8-9 a.m., Psychology Building Lobby. Join faculty affiliates of the new initiative, for a presentation on Pay to Play, and conversation. RSVP by Oct. 2.

NET Collaborative Meeting for Faculty and Postdocs

The interdisciplinary Network Evolution and Technology (NET) Collaborative invites all faculty and postdocs to a planning meeting to brainstorm ideas and facilitate interactions among Ohio State researchers interested in network science, Monday, Oct. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall (IPR seminar room). Contact Skyler Cranmer, associate professor, political science.

ASC Online Courses

Looking for a list of all ASC online (distance learning and hybrid) courses? Check them out online.


Oct. 1

I never had to study in high school: Supporting Students’ Transitions to College; 9:30 a.m., 150 Younkin Success Center

Boys, Rape and Masculinity: Reclaiming Boys’ Narratives of Sexual Violence in Custody; 12 p.m., 217 Journalism Building

Sue Kalt, Ayni in Linguistic Fieldwork - models for participant action; 2:30 p.m., Kuhn Honors and Scholars House

Mechanisms of cell death: implications for cancer and inflammation; 4:10 p.m., 155 Jennings Hall

Where Are We Now: 30 Years of HIV/AIDS Research; 4:30 p.m., 141 Sullivant Hall

Claudia Angelelli, Can you ask her about chronic illnesses, diabetes and all that?; 5:30 p.m., 002 Psychology Building

Wind Symphony; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Oct. 1-2

Fall COMPAS Conference: Sustainability: Visions and Values; 11th Floor, Thompson Library

Oct. 2

Claudia Angelelli, The Case of Bilinguals Brokering Communication for their Families; 12 p.m., 311 Denney Hall

Andrew Hicks, Like an Elephant's Recollection of India: Philosophies of Audition in Medieval Persian Sufism; 4 p.m., 070/090 18th Avenue Library

Oct. 2-3

Dance Faculty Concert: The Mitch Show; Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall

Oct. 2-4

Alumni Writers Extravaganza; Various locations

Oct. 3

Parent & Family Weekend Concert; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Oct. 4

Choral Collage; 3 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Oct. 5

Kerim Yasar, Auditors Abroad: Western Travelers Listen to Meiji-Era Japan; 4 p.m., Room 205, 18th Ave. Library

Rubin to headline annual China Town Hall; 6 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave

Oct. 6

Jeffrey Cohen and Douglas Crews, Department of Anthropology; 12:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall

Çarkoğlu to discuss voting in tumultuous Turkish elections; 3:30 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave

Oct. 7

Hossain to examine water management in Bangladesh; 2 p.m., E100 Scott Lab

Planning a Class Session; 2:30 p.m., 150 Younkin Success Center

Historical Crises of Information Overload; 4:30 p.m., Room 100, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave 

Cynthia Burack, The Persecuted Church and LGBTQ Human Rights Abroad; 7 p.m., 180 Hagerty Hall

Through Oct. 16

Global Gallery Exhibit: Amadeo Modigliani; Hagerty Hall Lobby

Through Nov. 7

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne; Urban Arts Space, Hopkins Hall Gallery, and the facade of the former Long's bookstore on 15th Ave. 


Damian Beauchamp, PhD candidate, chemistry, on the KAIR potassium air battery, Fortune, Sept. 28, 2015

Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on filling Boehner’s Ohio Seat, The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 27, 2015

Richard Pogge, professor, astronomy, on the supermoon total lunar eclipse, The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 26, 2015 

Jesse Fox, assistant professor, on how daredevil selfies kill more people than sharks, Medical Daily, Sept. 23, 2015

Vladimir Sloutsky, professor, psychology, and director of the Cognitive Development Lab, on how kids have delayed-remembering, Latino Health, Sept. 23, 2015

Mike Vuolo, assistant professor, sociology, on how parental nicotine dependence predicts teen smoking, Reuters, Sept. 23, 2015
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