NEWS & RESEARCH
Astronomer Appointed JPL Distinguished Visiting Scientist
B. Scott Gaudi
, professor, astronomy, has accepted a two-year appointment
as Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The purpose of JPL’s Distinguished Visiting Scientist Program is to bring in leading scientists from around the country who they believe will enrich their program. His appointment began August 4.
College of Arts and Sciences Announces Interim Leadership Plan for Ohio State Marching Band
Ohio State will adopt an interim leadership structure
to guide the marching band through the upcoming academic year. Director of University Bands, Professor Russel C. Mikkelson
, and Associate Director of University Bands, Associate Professor, Scott Jones
have been appointed to provide operational leadership and oversight of the Ohio State Marching Band for the 2014-15 season. With these appointments, the new structure incorporates faculty leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences, through which Marching Band students receive academic credit for band participation.
Arts and Sciences Faculty and Students in Who’s Who in Black Columbus
Nearly 60 Ohio State faculty, staff and students are among those recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the 12th edition of Who’s Who in Black Columbus
. Board of Trustees member Clark Kellogg
wrote the foreword for this year’s publication.
Arts and sciences faculty include Leslie Alexander
, associate professor, African American and African studies; Judson Jeffries
, professor, African American and African Studies and director, AAAS Community Extension Center; Valerie Lee
, professor, African and African American Studies, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies; William Ted McDaniel
, professor, music; Koritha Mitchell
, associate professor, English; and Horace Newsum
, associate professor and chair, African American and African studies.
Arts and sciences students include: G'Kahlin Ford-Noble
, sociology; Brooke C. Hardy
, communication; Shannon Jeffries
, psychology and Devonte Johnson