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Matt Swift: OSU Film Studies Program Coordinator

From June 5 to 8 Matt Swift's moving image piece City Lights – Oglebay Park Festival of Lights was on display at Digital Graffiti 2014 in Alys Beach Florida. He shares the experience, as well as video documentation of the display, in his latest blog post.

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The Role of Union Decline in Income Inequality

David Jacobs, professor, sociology, is co-author of a new study finding that the role union decline has played in growing income inequality actually may be larger than many of the favorite explanations offered by economists, such as the education gap in the United States. Jacobs conducted the study with Lindsey Myers, a sociology doctoral student. Their results appear online in the journal American Sociological Review.


Chemistry/Biochemistry Chair Recipient of ACS Outreach Award

Susan OlesikSusan Olesik, professor and chair, chemistry and biochemistry, has been named winner of the 2014 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Public Relations and Communication. The award recognizes inspiring service in outreach and will be presented at ACS’s Fall National Meeting in San Francisco on August 12. Olesik will receive a $1,000 travel stipend, crystal award and $1,000 prize. 


Marching Band Member Chosen for Book Launch

John JoyceJohn Joyce, who graduated in May with a degree in music education and will be a 5th year band member this fall, has been selected by the Ohio State Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) as a recipient of Book Launch. He will work and train with the ODEE staff in preparation for publishing an iBook. Joyce and his team will write two units this fall, each based on a halftime show performed by The Ohio State University Marching Band during football season. Each will feature a chapter on the Marching Band, background of the halftime show, and will include educational units to be used with the viewing of the shows. The Marching Band will work with several school systems in Ohio to introduce the lessons developed in the iBook, with the goal of enhancing the classroom learning process.


Train for Pelotonia with Dean Manderscheid

PelotoniaThis Saturday, June 28, at 7:45 a.m., Team ASC hosts a training ride with Executive Dean David Manderscheid, who will be riding Pelotonia for the first time in 2014. Join him in getting ready for August. The ride is for anyone riding Pelotonia 14, not just Team ASC or Team Buckeye.

Articles, Milestones and Podcasts

OriginsEach month, the Department of History’s online publication, Origins, publishes original articles by leading experts—at home and abroad—along with periodic milestones and podcasts. These explore current events in historical perspective. A just-published milestone discusses the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand and the beginnings of WWI, “The Assassin’s Shadow: The Beginning of World War I and the Legacy of Gavrilo Princip." A recent podcast on the politics of international sport is perfect for today’s World Cup watchers.

Jan Dilenschneider to Exhibit Works in Paris

Jan DilenschneiderAlumna Jan Dilenschneider (BS, fine arts education, 1965) will be traveling to Paris, France, in July for the opening of the second exhibition of her oil paintings at Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier on July 8. Following the success of Dilenschneider's showing last year of her still lifes and landscapes, the gallery will be devoting its main summer exhibition to her work.

Remembering D-Day: 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Did you miss Remembering D-Day: 70th Anniversary Commemoration? Lectures and Veteran Panel from early June now available on the Department of History's YouTube channel.


Through July 3

The Unoccupied Hand; Hopkins Hall Gallery

June 26

Mapping Our Way to Food Access; 5:30 p.m., Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave.

Reception, The Unoccupied Hand; 3-4 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

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June 25, 2014
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Mapping Our Way to Food Access

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) and the Franklin County Local Food Council will host a public listening session for individuals interested in working on mapping projects related to local food access, Thursday, June 26, 5:30-7 p.m., Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave. Free parking. RSVP requested. CURA is a member of Ohio State’s Food Mapping Team


John Mueller, professor, political science, essay, “Iraq Syndrome Redux,” Foreign Affairs, June 20, 2014

Scott Gaudi, professor, astronomy, on the NASA dark-energy mission, Yahoo News, June 18, 2014

Peter Mansoor, associate professor, history, on the Iraqi Crisis, C-SPAN, June 23, 2014 AND on the risks of air strikes in Iraq, Bloomberg Business Week, June 16, 2014

Urban Arts Space, review of “Fragments of an Unknowable Whole” exhibition, Columbus Dispatch, June 8, 2014


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