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Anthropology and University of Pisa Collaboration

Anthropology and University of Pisa CollaborationThe Department of Anthropology and the University of Pisa, Italy, have entered into an agreement to operate the Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri, the leading field school in bioarchaeology. The partnership provides students a rare opportunity to learn all aspects of a bioarchaeological project by working side-by-side with international experts in the disciplines.

O’Kelly Appointed Director of CURA

Morton O'KellyJoseph E. Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost, and Gifford Weary, divisional dean, social and behavioral sciences, announced today the appointment of Morton O’Kelly, professor of geography, as director of Ohio State’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA).

Anthropologist Provides Clues For Managing Climate Change

Richard YerkesRichard Yerkes, professor, anthropology, is lead author of a new study on how early humans interacted with their changing environment especially at times of extreme climate change. The study was published August 8 in PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Metro High School Seeks Internships

Metro Early College High School is looking for partnerships with faculty and staff interested in "giving back" to their profession through Metro's Internship Program. Metro juniors and seniors receive internship placements with mentors who guide them as they assist in real-world work. To learn more contact Chris Andersen at

French Emeritus Professor Appointed to PMLA Advisory Committee

Karlis RacevskisKarlis Racevskis, professor emeritus of French, was appointed in May to the Publication of the Modern Language Association Advisory Committee for a three-year term. The PMLA is the premier journal in modern language studies. Members of the advisory committee advise the editorial board and the editor on articles submitted for publication in PMLA. Racevskis will be advisor in the field of post-1800 French literature.

Inside the MBD: Read Latest News from the Museum of Biological Diversity

Inside the MBD: Read Latest News from the Museum of Biological DiversityMBD faculty, staff, and students initiated a quarterly newsletter to keep biological collections fans up to date about research and teaching activities. Their new summer issue highlighting work of MBD undergrads and a piece about Ohio State alumnus and artist Jonathan Maupin’s visit to the Tetrapod collection to take photos of animal skulls for his photographic project, Osteography: Every skull has a story…is a must-read.

New U-WE Service-Learning Fall Seminar

The Undergraduate Writing Experience for Social Change (U-WE) is an autumn 2012 non-credit seminar for juniors, seniors, and GAs. Students learn writing for social change, discuss real-world education issues, and create a video based on their service-learning work in Columbus City Schools. For more information contact Nancy Hill-McClaryCenter for the Study of Teaching of Writing (CSTW) or 614-688-5357.


Don Saari, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics, and director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, kicks off the second season of Science Sundays, posing the question: We vote; but can we elect someone who we really don't want?  The event is free and open to all. Science Sundays is sponsored by the science centers and institutes of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Lecture: 3-4 pm: Ohio Union US Bank Conference Theatre
Reception: 4-5 pm: Ohio Stater’s Traditions room

August 2-29

Negative Crotch, and Other Friends, works by Leeza Meksin, Swing Space Gallery, 1556 North High St.

August 14-October 20

Time and Place: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Urban Arts Space, 50 West Town St.

Thursday, August 23, 6-8 pm

Opening reception for Bebe Miller: Tracing History.
Exhibition is open August 24 - September 29, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St. 

Technology Commercialization & Knowledge Transfer Hosts BOR Meeting

Board of Regents meeting on Monday, August 27, at 10:30 am to discuss a recently released report on Advancing Innovation in Ohio’s Economy. President Gee will be on hand to welcome the group. For more information, contact Sara Turner,

October 4-5

October 4-5 - Building the Louvre: Architectures of Politics and ArtBuilding the Louvre: Architectures of Politics and Art, a two-day conference featuring faculty from French and Italian; Arts Administration,
Education and Policy; History; Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; History of Art; Film Studies; and Spanish and Portuguese.  Forum Gallery of the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad St.

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August 15, 2012

Stig M. Bergstrom

Earth Scientist Receives Top International Award

Earth Sciences Professor Emeritus Stig M. Bergstrom received his field’s top honor this past weekend: the 2012 Digby McLaren Award from the International Commission on Stratigraphy for his long record of significant contributions to his field.
In the News
Richard Gunther, professor emeritus, political science, on Ohio’s redistricting process, Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 11, 2012

Richard Yerkes, professor, anthropology, on early human interaction with extreme climate change, PLOS ONE, August 8, 2012
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