Geneticist Discovers How Fruit Flies Got Their Wings
, professor, molecular genetics, is lead author
of a study that analyzed a cluster of cells present in the fruit fly’s first day of larval life. These connect to a gene known to be active in the embryo and the gene that triggers the growth of wings. The research appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tiny Piece of RNA Keeps Embryonic Tissue Formation on Track
, associate professor, molecular genetics, is lead author
of a study showing the essential role a tiny piece of RNA plays in embryonic tissue segment formation. This piece of RNA regulates cyclical gene activity in the tissue segments that later become muscle
Historian Named “Top Professor” in Online Website
, Distinguished University Professor, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, and associate, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, was named
a “top professor at affordable large public colleges” by Affordable Colleges Online
English Alumna Wins Literary Prizes
Alumna Claire Vaye Watkins
(MFA, English, 2011), assistant professor at Bucknell University, received The Story Prize
, a $20,000 annual award for best short story collection; and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, for her debut short story collection, Battleborn
(Riverhead Books, 2012).
Harvey Graff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and professor of English and history, has been invited to present a keynote address at the 4th International Conference of Literacy and Written Culture, in Brazil, August 2014, and also speak at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and Federal Fluminense University, at Rio de Janeiro. Graff also has been named a Fellow of the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle, North Carolina, and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, for 2013-2014.
Faculty Member to Have Busy Year
Theatre Faculty Member Selected as Fulbright Scholar
Ana Elena Puga
, assistant professor, theatre, was selected a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar
. The award allows Puga to continue research in Mexico for a project that explores reliance on dramatic strategies in late 20th and early 21st century artistic and social performances featuring undocumented migrants—especially women and children—from Latin America.
Dance Alumna Named Hodder Fellow at Princeton
(BFA, dance, 1991) was awarded
one of four Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. The fellowship is given annually to writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists and other artists who show exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton.
2012-2013 Arts and Sciences Faculty/GTA Awards
, professor, chemistry and biochemistry, received the 2012–2013 Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award for exceptional teaching, research, and service.
, professor, sociology, received the 2012–2013 Honors Faculty Service Award for excellence in honors advising, instruction, committee work, and other honors initiatives and responsibilities enhancing the quality of education for ASC
, professor, history, received the 2012–2013 Outstanding Teaching Award. Osei Appiah, professor, communication, was award finalist. This is the only faculty teaching award administered entirely by students from nomination to selection.
, design, received the 2012–2013 Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award. Jason Keiber, political science, was award finalist. This award is administered by the Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Reiner Rommel Receives Honorary Degree
Professor Reiner Rummel will receive
an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree at Ohio State’s Commencement Ceremonies in May. Rummel is a world-renowned geodesist, scholar, and scientist, who conducted post-doctoral research (1974-1976) in the Department of Geodetic Science.
Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture Canceled
The 2012-2013 Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture with Lúcia Costigan on Wednesday, March 27, at 5 pm in the Faculty Club has been canceled.
SEL Gets a New Name
Beginning Monday, March 18, the Science and Engineering Library gets a new name
—the 18th Avenue Library. The name change for the library, at 175 West 18th Avenue, was approved by the Board of Trustees late last year and is being implemented now. There are no service changes at the facility as a result of the name change, but customers using the Libraries’ catalog will now see “18th Ave” in the location information.
A. Wade Boykin
Office of Equity and Diversity Forum is
, professor and director of the graduate program in the Department of Psychology at Howard University is the keynote speaker at this year’s forum, March 29, 11:30 am, 260 Ramseyer Hall. Boykin will speak on academic achievement, at-risk students, culturally responsive pedagogy and other important topics. RSVP required
Leading Energy Scholar Visits Campus
Learn more about the world’s energy future from internationally recognized speaker and scholar, Daniel Yergin, April 2, 4 pm, Ohio Union. Reception follows. Yergin will sign his books, The Quest
, a history of energy—from oil and gas to solar and wind—that animate the modern world; and his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Prize
, a dramatic story of oil and geopolitics. The College of Arts and Sciences is an event co-sponsor.
Ludden Lecture Welcomes Margaret Iversen
The Department of History of Art presents the 12th Franklin M. Ludden Lecture in Art History and Criticism
, 4:30 pm Thursday, April 4. Margaret Iversen
, professor, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex, will talk on, Rubbing, Casting, Making Strange
, 0001 Jennings Hall. Reception follows, 214 Pomerene Hall. Both free and open to the public.
CEOS Award for Women in STEMM
Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State (CEOS) Connect Award for Networking supports women scientists, mathematicians, and engineers
in establishing professional networks. The CEOS-Connect Award offers grants of up to $5,000 to individual faculty members who are assistant or associate professors. The grant is designed to bring to campus a senior scholar of international reputation in the faculty member’s discipline, with a complementary visit of the faculty member to the senior scholar’s institution. Application deadline:
March 21-April 4
Through March 30
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