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Number Theorist Wins SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

Roman HolowinskyRoman Holowinsky, mathematics, will receive the 2011 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize at the International Conference on Number Theory, Ergodic Theory and Dynamics at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India, on December 22. Holowinsky was the unanimous choice of the international nominating committee who cited, “his spectacular work in analytic number theory and the theory of modular forms – contributions that have significant implications in a broad range of areas of mathematics and even in physics.” Divisional Dean and Mathematics Professor Peter March said, “The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is an outstanding recognition of Roman’s work. His creativity and technical power are breathtaking.”

H. Dean and Susan Regis Gibson Award

The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) announces the H. Dean and Susan Regis Gibson award for graduate and undergraduate students interested in conducting brain imaging research in the Center. The $2,200 - $4,500 award is given on the basis of scholastic achievement, completed and/or intended research achievement, and the successful competition of a research proposal for conducting brain imaging research at CCBBI. Application deadline is December 20, 2011. For information, please contact Stephanie Fowler.

Staff Professional Development Grants

The College of Arts and Sciences offers an opportunity for staff members to apply for professional development funding through a Staff Professional Development Grant. The next application deadline is Monday, October 31.

Arts and Sciences Student Funding Deadlines  

Arts and Sciences provides undergraduate scholarship opportunities for students currently enrolled at the Columbus campus. Autumn Quarter scholarship deadlines are listed below:

OSU Professional School Fair

Arts and Sciences Student Council is hosting a Professional School Fair open to all Ohio State students on November 9, 4-6 pm in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 3. Ohio State admissions representatives, professional students, and academic advisors will be available to answer questions about applying to professional school and what undergraduate programs will help students prepare. Colleges and schools participating include: Allied Medical Professions, Business, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine. Refreshments will be provided. This program is an option for Student Success Series credit. For more information, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

Participants Needed for Labs in Life @ COSI

Calling all men ages 18-65 who would like to participate in a research study designed to reduce one's risk of cancer. Participants will receive: a FREE body composition test and & FREE fitness assessment. Eligibility requirements: male, age 18-65 and family history of colon, kidney, or prostate cancer within two generations (parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc.). If you or anyone you know is interested or has questions, please contact Erica Toivonen.


Down on Town: Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

Carmen Buckley Untitled Noddy Figure 2009
The Urban Arts Space welcomes Down on Town: Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, October 18 - December 9. The 2011 show features 24 current full time, tenured and tenure-track faculty. Celebrate the exhibition with the artists and curator during a free public reception on Thursday, October 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Distinguished Alumni Lecture - Kelly Mooney, Resource Interactive

Kelly MooneyKelly Mooney will speak November 2, 6-7 pm at 100 Mendenhall Laboratory. She is president and chief experience officer for Resource Interactive, one of the world's leading digital marketing agencies, located in Columbus, and is an alumna of the Interior Design major degree program. Mooney is a frequent keynote speaker for marketing industry conferences. She lectures at The Ohio State University, is on’s board of directors, has been a contributor to Brandweek magazine, and has her own blog -- A reception with light refreshments will be held in the lobby of Hayes Hall immediately after the lecture.


Wednesday, October 26

Careers in Secondary Teaching for PhDs, ABDs and MAs, discussion takes place in the Main Forum on the Versatile PhD website

Symphony Orchestra, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Between Liberal Medicine and Conservative Care: The History and Politics of Pain Relief in America, 4 pm, Faculty Club Grand Lounge

Wednesday, October 26-Tuesday, November 1

Internal Affairs, Urban Arts Space

Thursday, October 27-Sunday, November 6

Living Out

Living Out, Vern Riffe Studio Theatre

Thursday, October 27

Scientific Illiteracy Lecture with Jon D. Miller, 4 pm, 311 Denney Hall

The long and the short of it: Voltaire, Proust and the Arabian Nights, 4:30 pm, 306 Hagerty Hall

Down on Town: Department of Art Faculty Exhibition Reception 5:30 pm, Urban Arts Space 
Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series: Anne Stevenson, 7 pm, 311 Denney Hall

Spooks, Scholars and Secrets: Mapping Sciences at the Formation of America's First Spy Agency, 3:30-5 pm, 1080 Derby Hall

Friday, October 28

Literacy in Science Workshop, with Jon Miller (University of Michigan), 9:30 am, Humanities Institute, 104 E. 15th Avenue
Authors,Conversation and Soul Food Luncheon Series: OSU Professor Koritha Mitchell, author of Living With Lynching, 11:30 am, Frank Hale Black Cultural Center
CMRS Lecture Series: Michel Huglo, 2:30 pm, Thompson Library, 11th floor

CHR Seminar: Clark Larsen & Richard Steckel (Ohio State) Health and Aging in the Very Long Term: An Interim Report of the OSU European and Global Health Projects, 3 pm, 165 Thompson Library

HalleBOOia, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
BRACKO and PINPLAY by Anne Carson, 4:30 pm, Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

Monday, October 31

Faculty/Guest Artists Concert: COSMOS, Upon Enchanted Ground, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Tuesday, November 1

CMRS Film Series: Mists of Avalon, Part I (2001), 7:30 pm, 056 University Hall



Thursday, November 3

The Center for the Study of Religion lecture, So Help Me God: Religion and the Presidency since John F. Kennedy, Randall Balmer, Barnard College, Columbia University. 4:30 pm, 165 Thompson Library

Monday, November 7

Inferno XVIII: Language as Sin, 3:30 pm, 0173 Mendenhall Lab

Faculty/Guests: Susan Powell, featuring the Sympatico Percussion Group, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium,

Tuesday, November 8

Cookies and Conversations, 3:30 pm, 156 University Hall

Faculty Concert: Scarlet Winds, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
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OCTOBER 26, 2011

Science Sundays

Science Sundays Public Lecture Series Continues

A Bacterium’s Sense of Touch

Earth Scientist Steven K. Lower explains how a microorganism uses its tactile acuity to infect implanted cardiac devices at the Wexner Film/Video Theater, 3-4 pm on November 20. Reception at 4-5 pm is free and open to the public.
Science Sundays is an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences research centers and institutes, offering public lectures on a wide array of timely and consequential scientific topics.

Jon Miller

Scientific Illiteracy Lecture with Jon D. Miller

Building on the success of the forum on Literacy in Science this past winter, LiteracyStudies@OSU invited Jon Miller (University of Michigan) to visit Ohio State, October 27, 4-5 pm, Denney 311. Miller pioneered the definition and measurement of scientific literacy, and is known widely for his studies of the public perception of science. He is director of the International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy at the University of Michigan. His publications include Citizenship in an Age of Science (1980); The American People and Science Policy (1983); Public Perceptions of Science and Technology (1997); and Biomedical Communications (2001). Contact Susan Hanson.

Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites

Journal of Money, Credit, & Banking

Department of Greek and Latin

Currently, Arts and Sciences Communications Services is supporting the development of over 45 websites. View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.
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