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DEALL Receives $9.6 Million State Department Critical Languages Award 

Galal WalkerGalal Walker, professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL) and Mari Noda, DEALL professor and chair; successfully competed for a new three-year U.S. Department of State grant that provides more than $3.2 million per year in funding to administer and implement the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in East Asia. Ohio State is the only university in the country to receive this award. 
DEALL, in cooperation with the National East Asian Languages Center, will establish four intensive language institutes in partner universities in China; and one each in universities in Japan, Korea, and Indonesia. 

Ohio State and Royal Shakespeare Company Announce Expanded Collaboration

RSC scene from Julius CaesarOhio State and the UK's Royal Shakespeare Company have announced a new, major expansion of their initial three-year collaboration. The new collaboration will continue to enhance K-12 teacher development and research, and will bring RSC's new, widely acclaimed Julius Caesar to New York and Columbus.

Graff Presentations at Social Science History Association

Harvey J. GraffHarvey J. Graff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and Professor of English and History, will chair and participate in two sessions at the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Vancouver, November 1-4; the first on the impact of the 1960s on higher education. The second presentation, on new historical literacy studies, includes two Arts and Sciences PhDs, Shawn Casey and Michael Harker.

FLC Language Career-Building Event

The Foreign Language Center presents Language Careers in Translating and Interpreting with a distinguished panel of guests: Heather LatschaBruno G. RomeroMadalena Sánchez Zampaulo, and Michael S. Zetts III. Friday, November 2, 4-5 pm, 145 Hagerty Hall. Please RSVP.

The Criminal Justice Research Center Presents a Graduate Student Symposium 

In preparation for the upcoming American Society of Criminology annual meeting, eight CJRC affiliate graduate students–Brian Soller, Chris Keenan, Jessica Linley, Martin Kosla, Trent Steidley, Aubrey Jackson, David Ramey and Emily Shriderwill give 15-minute lectures on papers they will present at the meeting. November 8, 11:30 am - 2:20 pm, 217 Journalism Building.

Dean’s Student Advisory Board

The Dean's Student Advisory Board is charged with advising the College of Arts and Sciences executive dean on matters pertaining to students such as academics, communication, activities, student life, and college relations. Undergraduate and graduate ASC students are encouraged to share their ideas via an online form2012 – 2013 Advisory Board members. Contact: Adam Kong, Advisory Board Chair, or Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs.

Black Veterans Day Salute

African American Soldier saluting in front of an American flagThe Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center hosts the 7th Annual Black Veterans Day Salute honoring African-American men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Saturday, November 10, 11:30 am - 1:20 pm, 905 Mount Vernon Ave.

Being Asian and Jewish: Adoption and Identity

A Crossing Borders Luncheon dialogue with Devorah Goldstein and Kimberly McKee, November 13, 12:30-1:45 pm, OSU Hillel, 46 E. 16th Ave. Goldstein teaches elementary school in Baltimore and speaks widely about her experiences as a Chinese-American Orthodox Jew. McKee is a doctoral student in Ohio State’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.

Jeopardy Meets Geography!

GlobeThe Department of Geography is hosting a new Undergraduate Geography Bowl Competition as part of Geography Awareness Week. The competition will take place over two evenings, Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15 and is open to all undergraduates, regardless of major. Students will be competing in teams of five for the chance to win $1,750 in scholarship prizes. To sign up, contact Brooke Raake for more information.

Staff Professional Development Grants

College of Arts and Sciences staff members are encouraged to apply for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. The next application deadline will be Friday, November 30. For additional information and the online application, please visit staff professional development grants or contact Ann Rottersman or Melinda Bogarty.

Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to support the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program, a one-year interdisciplinary fellowship program focused on community service and leadership development open to graduate and professional students. As a charter member of the Columbus chapter, arts and sciences can submit nominees for fellowships. Fellowship applications (self-nominated) are due by February 1, 2013. For more information, contact Seb Knowles.

2012-13 DISCO Funding Opportunities for Students

DISCO (Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU) offers grants of up to $300 for students who are presenting a paper at a conference or conducting research off campus. Grants are competitive (awarded by a selection committee), but students can apply any time during the year up to April 15. Also, DISCO Interdisciplinary Programs Scholarships ($250-$1000 each) designed to support students enrolled in any of the DISCO interdisciplinary programs. Applications due by 5:00 pm, Friday, February 15, 2013.

October 31 – November 10

King Lear; catch the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Young People’s Shakespeare production, when nine public performances of the classic tragedy are performed by the famous troupe in Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center. The edited, 75-minute production is geared to ages 8 and up.

November 1

SAC Hosts a Rewards and Recognition Discussion; 2-4 pm, Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd.
Molecular Genetics Seminar: Dr. Jay Hollick; 4:10 pm, 155 Jennings Hall, 1735 Neil Ave.

State of Black Leadership in Columbus; 6-7 pm, AAAS Community Extension Center, 905 Mount Vernon Ave.
Wind Symphony; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

November 2

Children’s and Adolescent Literacies; 12 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Language Careers in Translating and Interpreting; 4-5 pm, 145 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Rd.

November 3 – 29

VSA Ohio’s Accessible Expressions Ohio 2012; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

November 5

ReelAbilities: Columbus Disabilities Film Festival; 4-8 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair; 4:30-6:30 pm, Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room, 1739 N. High St.

November 7

The Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry; 4 pm, 2015 McPherson Laboratory, 140 W. 18th Ave.
Granting Permission: A Conversation; 5:15 pm, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 N. High St.

The Sixth Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture; 8 pm, 1000 McPherson Lab, 140 W 18th Ave.


November 7 – 10


November 7 – November 11

The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Drake Performance and Event Center, Thurber Theatre, 1849 Cannon Dr.

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October 31, 2012

Andrew E. Johnson

Science Sundays Continues
November 11

Andrew E. Johnson, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Landing and Roving on Mars Lecture, 3-4 pm, Ohio Union Conference Theatre; reception, 4-5 pm, Ohio Staters Traditions Room. Johnson is a principal member of the technical staff and supervisor of the GN&C Hardware and Testbed Development group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is developing image-based techniques for autonomous navigation and mapping during descent to planets, moons, comets, and asteroids.
In the News
Theatre Review: Leaner Lear aimed at young folks, Columbus Dispatch, October 29, 2012

Herb Weisberg, professor emeritus, political science, on uncontested local races, Newark Advocate, October 28, 2012
Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on how China has become a potent campaign weapon,
TIME, October 26, 2012
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