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Jonathan Waters Named TBDBITL Director

Jonathan WatersJoseph Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost, surprised Jon Waters during an October 10 Ohio State Marching Band rehearsal to deliver the good news that the college is dropping the “interim” from Waters’ title, officially making him director of “The Best Damn Band in
the Land.” 

The for/word Company Performs Off-Broadway

Christopher Marlowe Roche and Christina RitterThe for/word company – a theatre troupe of affiliated artists with many ties to Ohio State’s Department of Theatre – is performing its original play North this month rave reviews.

Ohio State’s Animation Program Gets High Marks

ACCAD signOhio State’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) is ranked as second in the Midwest by Animation Career Review.



Koritha Mitchell Receives Award

Koritha MitchellKoritha Mitchell, associate professor, English, received the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) book award. Her book, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, was recognized as the best book published between November 2008 and November 2011.

2012 Chicago Humanities Festival

Kevin BoyleKevin Boyle, professor of history, is a featured speaker at the 2012 Chicago Humanities Festival on November 11 at
4 pm. He will be giving the Baskes Lecture in History on "The Other 1960s." Boyle’s much-anticipated new book on the topic, Change Is Gonna Come: America in the Sixties, will be published by W.W. Norton.   

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Comparative Studies Announces New Series on Comparison as Method

A panel discussion on University of Chicago Divinity School Professor Bruce Lincoln’s essay, Theses on Comparison kicks off the Department of Comparative Studies’ new series on Comparison as Method, October 18, 4-6 pm. Dorry Noyes, associate professor, comparative studies and English; Tom Kasulis, professor, comparative studies; and Fritz Graf, professor, classics, will discuss the essay; followed by a counter-response by Lincoln and open discussion for everyone. The event is in University Hall Museum, room 143. Copies are available beforehand from Hugh Urban

U-WE Service-Learning Spring Seminar

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

Young to Discuss How Societies Remember Wars

Nigel YoungPeace studies scholar Nigel Young will speak about "The Wars We Remember” on Tuesday, October 23, 12:30 pm, Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Young has been active in transnational peace activity for more than 50 years. He has been professor and director of peace studies at Colgate University and senior research fellow at Peace Research Institute in Oslo. He is editor-in-chief of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of World Peace (a four-volume reference work).

Jewish Preference Patterns in 2012 Election

Don Sylvan, Ohio State University professor emeritus and former CEO of Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), will speak at 3 pm, Wednesday, October 24 on American Jews, Israelis, Palestinians, and the U.S. Presidential Election at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. Sylvan’s academic research concentrated on the political psychology of foreign policy decision-making, especially regarding Israel-Palestinian relations.

STEM Researchers Get To Know Metro

From mentoring high school students to conducting educational research, Ohio State faculty and staff connect their research to the Metro Early College High School in numerous ways. Learn more about how to be involved with Metro during the "Get To Know Metro" event on Thursday, October 25, 9-10:30 am at Metro Early College High School, 1929 Kenny Rd. RSVP or contact Arts and Sciences STEM Initiatives.

SAC Hosts Rewards and Recognition Discussion

Join ASC Staff Advisory Council for a discussion of the arts and sciences staff rewards and recognition program, moving toward implementation of the ASC Strategic Plan Item of Enhancing our Staff Rewards and Recognition. Voice your ideas and suggestions; collective results will be reported to the executive dean the executive dean’s leadership team to implement your action items. Thursday, November 1, 2-4 pm, Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by October 25.

Celebrity Chefs Dishin’ for Hunger

White, empty bowlOhio Union Executive Chef Roger Garland organizes an event on October 28, 2-4 pm, supporting Neighborhood Services, Inc. (NSI). Local celebrity chefs joining him in the Ohio Union test kitchen to roll out a fabulous feast for charity are Master Chef Hartmut Handke, Columbus Club’s Asa Rodriguez, G. Michael’s David Tetzloff, and the Dispatch’s Robin Davis. Scott Levi, College of Arts and Sciences; Jen Gilbride-Brown, College of Education and Human Ecology;  and Berni Savarese, Undergraduate Admissions and 1st Year Experience currently serve on the board of NSI, an organization serving the community right across High Street.

DISCO Symposium on Hate

The Diversity and Identity Studies (DISCO) Graduate Caucus is the lead organizer of “OSU, No Place for Hate?: A Symposium on Hate, Vulnerability, Harm, and Collective Resistance.” This symposium will explore the strengths and limitations of legal definitions of hate speech, hate crimes, and hate groups, the effects of hate on those who are its targets, and the effectiveness of collective forms of resistance to hate. Thursday, November 1, 4-8 pm, Ohio Union U.S. Bank Theater. For more information contact DISCO.

OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair

Arts and Sciences Student Council is hosting an OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair open to all Ohio State students, Monday, November 5, 4:30-6:30 pm, Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 3. For more information, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

October 18

“Following RNA Synthesis in a Polymerase Crystal in Real time by Raman Microscopy"; 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 111 Parks Hall, 500 W. 12th Ave.

“Ethno-religious Relations in the Middle Ages” Lecture by Brian Catlos; 4-5 pm, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.
Molecular Genetics Seminar with Hay-Oak Park, on 'Touch and Go' at the bud site: Polarity and asymmetry in a single cell, 4:10 pm, 155 Jennings Hall, 1735 Neil Ave.

2nd Annual Patrons’ Circle Lecture and Open House; 5:30 pm, Psychology Building, Room 0002, 1835 Neil Ave.; reception and open house follows in Pomerene Hall
Department of Design Distinguished Alumni Lecture; 7-8 pm, 100 Mendenhall Laboratory, 125 S. Oval Mall 

October 19

Symphony Orchestra; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd. 

October 22

“Unchecked Popularity: Neoliberal Circulations of Black Social Dance”; 12:30 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave. 

October 22 - November 16

Across the Sea: Carmel Buckley and Robert Ladislas Derr; Swing Space Gallery, 1556 N. High St. 

October 23

UCAT Event: Facilitating Classroom Discussion; 2:30-4 pm, 150 Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Ave. 

October 24

Chinese Language Music in the Crane Café; 3-5 pm, Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Rd.
Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Ken Rinaldo, Art; 6 pm, Faculty Club Grand Lounge, 181 Oval Drive S. 

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October 17, 2012

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Patrons’ Circle Lecture and Pomerene Open House

The Department of History of Art presents its 2nd Annual Patrons’ Circle Lecture on Thursday, October 18, at 5:30 pm in room 0002 of the Psychology Building. The event will be followed by an open house in Pomerene Hall, the department’s newly renovated home. The lecture features Alexander Potts, Max Loehr Collegiate Professor, Department of History of Art, University of Michigan.
In the News
Jon Waters, director, OSU Marching Band, featured in editorial, “Setting the Tempo,” Columbus Dispatch, October 12

Jon Waters, director of the OSU Marching Band, announcement in the Columbus Dispatch, Lantern, Toledo Blade, all on October 11.  A report on TV coverage is here.
Bill Dupor, associate professor, economics, on why the stimulus created mostly government jobs, Money News, October 10
Corrine McConnaughy, assistant professor, politcal science, on why Romney’s debate win may be a loss among female voters, Washington Post, October 10, 2012
Ohio State Marching Band halftime show coverage, CBS News, Yahoo News, Washington Post, USA Today, October 8, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Ryan Seacrest blog, October 9, Columbus Dispatch, October 10, and many more. 
John Mueller, professor, political science, “Argument: What if we can't catch terrorists in America because there aren't any?” Foreign Policy, October 8, 2012
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