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NOV. 4, 2015 | TWEET!


five years
Charlie Brown and Snoopy

From the Big Screen to Broadway 

What do The Peanuts Movie, Goosebumps, Silicon Valley and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon have in common? ASC Alumni. Dean Manderscheid blogs about our new web feature on our alumni in showbiz.

Next week, because of the Veteran’s Day holiday, News & Updates will be published on Thursday, Nov. 12.


Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee

The Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme is kicking off a conversation series on national topics in higher education and liberal arts in the 21st century. Michael Boehm, vice provost, Office of Academic Affairs, and Susan Williams, vice dean, Arts and Sciences, who are leading this new initiative on behalf of the Office of Academic Affairs, will discuss first-year goals and programs.

The first conversations will take place Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1:30-3 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19, 3-4:30 p.m. in the ABCD Room at the Faculty Club. Faculty, students and staff are invited. RSVP by Nov. 13, 2015; for more information, contact Bethany Dickens.
Susan Olesik

Chemist Named to 2015 Analytical Scientist Power List

Susan Olesik, professor and chair, chemistry and biochemistry, was named one of the "Top 100 most influential people in the world of analytical science” by The Analytical Scientist. The magazine is tailored for print, tablets and smart phones, and integrates all aspects of analytical chemistry.

Language Sciences Research Lab at COSI Featured

Laura Wagner (psychology); Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Shari Speer, Kiwako Ito and Cynthia Clopper (linguistics); and Leslie Moore, (EHE), are authors of a new paper, “Linguistics in a Science Museum: Integrating Research, Teaching and Outreach at the Language Sciences Research Lab,” in the journal, Language & Linguistics Compass. The publication highlights the mission and practices of the Language Sciences Lab, a fully functional research lab embedded at COSI.
Tony Sanfilippo

New Book on Electronic Books in Higher Ed

Tony Sanfilippo, director, University Press, is a contributor to the new book, Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users (Purdue University Press, 2016). The book provides a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. 


Nicole Kraft

Communication Professor Receives Award for Mobile Research

Communication Assistant Professor (clinical) Nicole Kraft's research paper, “Making Mojos: How iPads Are Enhancing Mobile Journalism Education,” was selected the best paper on mobile research by the journal, Journalism & Mass Communications Educator. Kraft received the award at the national Mobile Me & You conference, sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Judith Tonhauser

Linguistics Professor Receives Early Career Award

Judith Tonhauser, associate professor, linguistics, was selected for the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Early Career Award for 2016, in recognition of the inspirational standard of her fieldwork, her theoretical contributions and her publications. The awards ceremony will be held at the annual LSA meeting in January.

Graduate Fellows Win Best Presentations Awards

Veronica Dunham, graduate fellow, chemistry, and Steven Villanueva, graduate fellow, astronomy, won best oral presentations in their respective disciplines at the 2015 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference.


CAPS Annual Report Hot off the Press

Read about how the Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) is fulfilling its mission. The CAPS annual report shares its vision for the future and past and current successes: innovative initiatives, productive partnerships, faculty and student research and ongoing outreach.

First Lecture in UCAT Speaker Series to Focus on STEM Course Redesign

Pratibha Varma-Nelson presents, “Designing STEM Courses to Improve Learning,” Thursday, Nov. 12, 3-4:40 p.m., MBI Auditorium, Jennings Hall. This colloquium series is convened by the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) and the Office of Academic Affairs. Varma-Nelson’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Life Sciences Education. Reserve seats today.


Gregory Cooke

Tenth Annual Black Veterans Day Salute

Featuring the award-winning documentary, Choc’late Soldiers from the USA (CSUSA), with filmmaker Gregory Cooke, Saturday, Nov. 7, 1-3 p.m. at the AAAS Community Extension Center. The documentary tells the story of 140,000 African-American men and women who formed unexpected bonds with British civilians during World War II.

Looking at the Movies in 1930s America

Professor Ryan Friedman, director of the Film Studies Program, presents "Looking at the Movies in 1930s America" in association with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra performance of Hollywood Festival: Classic Film Scores. The program is Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Barnett Center, Sullivant Hall. Free and open to all; it is part of the new lecture series, The Subject Matter Series.
Stefano Mancuso

Science Sundays Continues Sunday (11/15) with Plant Neurobiologist

Stefano Mancuso, University of Florence, Italy, presents, Brilliant green – from plant intelligence to a new model of modernity, Sunday, Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m., Ohio Union. Mancuso discovered that plants are intricate, complex organisms that communicate, problem-solve, memorize and learn – with intelligence – but not as we know it. Reception to follow, 4-5 p.m. 
Kip Thorne

Interstellar Science Advisor Presents Physics’ 53rd Annual Smith Lecture, 11/18

Kip Thorne, Cal Tech Feynman Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics and leading expert on Einstein's general theory of relativity, gives physics’ 53rd Annual Alpheus Smith Lecture, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Interstellar: Celebrating the Centennial of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m., 131 Hitchcock. Thorne, whose work is described as revolutionizing physics, was Interstellar scientific consultant/executive producer. Free/open to all. 
The Peanuts Movie

Panel Discussion Focuses on The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts gang is heading to Ohio State! Alumnus and director of The Peanuts Movie, Steve Martino, will be on campus for a panel discussion at noon Thursday, Nov. 19. He will be joined for the event – "From Strip to Screen: A Panel Discussion on staying true to the legacy of Charles Schulz in The Peanuts Movie" – by Fox Animation executive Ralph Millero and by Craig Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. The event is free and open to all (with a reservation), in 141 Sullivant Hall. RSVP requested.


Nov. 5

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration; 1 p.m., 202/204 Thompson Library (Mortar Board and Conference Room), 105 Thompson Library (The Jack and Jan Creighton Special Collection Reading Room) 

Writing & Critical Thinking; 3 p.m., 300 Younkin Success Center

Carlos Lenin Housse and Catalina Landivar, All You Need is Ecuador; 4 p.m., MLK Auditorium, Hale Hall

Colloquium: Nature, Morality and Law in the Anthropocene; 4 p.m., Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law, 55 W. 12th Ave. 

Panel to discuss water security around world; 4 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. 

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair; 4:30 p.m., Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Jazz Combos Collage; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Nov. 5-15

An Enemy of the People; Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center

Nov. 6

Guest Lecture - Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality; 11:30 a.m., E110 Scott Laboratory

New Approaches to the History of Childhood: Going Global; 11:30 a.m., 168 Dulles Hall

Graduate Seminar in Literacy Studies: Literacy in Activism; 12 p.m., 311 Denney Hall

Irwin to speak on American power in 20th century; 12 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. 

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. and High St.

Nov. 7

10th Annual Black Veterans Day Salute; 1 p.m., AAAS Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Ave. 

Nov. 9-10

Double Bill: Methods & Procedures of Womanhood and The Detox Game; 7 p.m., New Works Lab, Drake Performance and Event Center

Nov. 10

Ways to Talk with Your Students about Research in Your Discipline; 11:30 a.m., 300 Younkin Success Center

The Arts Initiative Subject Matter Series: Looking at the Movies in 1930s America; 4:30 p.m., Barnett Center, 131 Sullivant Hall

Gospel and Spiritual Choir; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Through Jan. 3

Mysteries in Ice Exhibit; Thompson Library Gallery


Steve Martino, alumnus; design, BA, art education, MA and ACCAD; on directing The Peanuts Movie, Columbus Dispatch, Nov. 1, 2015

Jill Bystydzienski, professor, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, on Mattel’s new Barbie empowerment concept, Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 28, 2015 

Don Cegala, professor emeritus, communication, on communication between doctor and patient, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Oct. 27, 2015
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