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JUNE 24, 2015 | TWEET!


Anne Co

Chemist Receives New, Five-year $651,729 NSF CAREER Award

A new five-year, $651,729 NSF CAREER Award allows Anne Co, assistant professor, to expand her research on advanced electrocatalytic materials


Sociologist: Some Student Debt Drives Graduation Rates

Rachel Dwyer, associate professor, sociology, is the author of a new study finding that college students with some amount of education debt are more likely to graduate than those with less or no debt — up to a point. Dwyer’s paper, “Student Loans and Graduation from American Universities,” was released June 18 by Third Way as part of its Next Initiative.


National Longitudinal Surveys 50th Anniversary

The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) 50th anniversary will be celebrated 2015-16. Since the 1960s, the NLS have gathered information at multiple points in time on labor market experiences and significant life events of seven cohorts of men, women and children. The original NLS cohorts were conducted by the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Call for Nominations: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

The Association of American Colleges and Universities is accepting nominations for The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, recognizing graduate students with exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education. All doctoral-level graduate students and graduate students in fields where the masters is the terminal degree planning careers in higher education are eligible. Students must be nominated by a faculty member or administrator, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. Nominations due Oct. 1. Questions, contact Suzanne Hyers.


Through June 25

Gray Garden Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

June 25

Reception: Gray Garden Exhibition; 3 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

June 26

Always Alarms | Let Your Hair Down; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Reception: Always Alarms | Let Your Hair Down; 3 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

June 30 to July 3

Hypertense Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Through July 11

Urban Arts Space Exhibition: Remnants; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., Suite 130

Through July 5

Manga Exhibit: World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires!; Billy Ireland Cartoon Library


Don Hubin, professor emeritus, philosophy, Op-Ed, “Celebrate fathers with law change,” Cincinnati Enquirer, June 20, 2015,

An interview with Jim Fowler, assistant professor, mathematics, “People Helping People Do Math,” Class Central, June 2015

Rachel Dwyer, associate professor, sociology, on why some student debt may be a good thing, Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2015 

Samir Mathur, professor, physics, on 40-year-old mystery of black hole, Business Insider, June 19, 2015
Daily Mail (UK)

Randy Olsen, professor, economics and director; Elizabeth Cooksey, professor, sociology and incoming director, CHRR, on $52 million BLS award for youth surveys, Columbus Dispatch, June 18, 2015

Harvey Graff, professor, English; and Steve Rissing, professor, EEOB, on how early-college programs lack many benefits of the real thing; Columbus Dispatch, June 6, 2015

Kent Schwirian, professor emeritus, sociology, on the vaccination debate in Ohio, Columbus Monthly, June 2015
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