News and Updates

2013 Huber Fellows Announced 

Gray Buckeye Leaf on Red BackgroundDebbie Guatelli-Steinberg, professor, anthropology; Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, professor, communication; and, Gail McKoon, professor, psychology, have been selected Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellows for 2013 recognizing their first-rate scholarship. The award honors Emeritus Professor Joan Huber, former dean of social and behavioral sciences and senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Fellows, nominated by department chairs, receive a cash award of $6,000 per year for three years to further their research programs.

AGU Honors Ivan Mueller

Ivan MuellerThe American Geophysical Union (AGU) has established the Ivan I. Mueller Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership in honor of Ivan Mueller, AGU fellow and professor emeritus, School of Earth Sciences, for major contributions to international programs that advanced geodesy over the past half century.

Speech and Hearing Science Professor Tapped for Erskine Fellowship

Michelle BourgeoisMichelle Bourgeois, professor, speech and hearing science, has been awarded an Erskine Fellowship to teach in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, spring term 2013. Bourgeois is a top national figure in functional approaches to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. She also will present a keynote address at the Australian Alzheimer’s Association conference, May 15 in Hobart, Tasmania.


Music Students

Women in Music Columbus held its annual scholarship auditions for advanced music study February 9. Four of the six winners were Ohio State School of Music students. First place: Katherine Petersen, soprano; Chelsea Tanner, flute. Second place: Chelsea Hart, soprano. Third place: Cory Blais, cello.

Department of English Awards

Susan Delagrange, associate professor (Mansfield), won the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Outstanding Book Award for Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World. Humanities Distinguished Professor and Chair Richard Dutton received the 2012 Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Award from Studies in English Literature for the best publication on early modern studies for his Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theatre. Jared Gardner, professor, awarded the ECSCOhost-RSAP Book Prize for the best book published over the past two years in the field of American periodical studies, The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture. Humanities Distinguished Professor Cindy Selfe, with Gail Hawisher (University of Illinois) and Patrick Berry (Syracuse University) won the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Research Impact Award for their book, Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times. The Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy team of Susan Delagrange; Scott DeWitt, associate professor; Ben McCorkle, associate professor; and Cynthia Selfe; led by Kay Halasek, professor, was awarded a $50,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant to create a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Writing II: Rhetorical Composition.

Lantern Wins ONA Excellence Award

For the third straight year, The Lantern won the General Excellence award in the 2013 Ohio Newspaper Association Ohio Collegiate Newspaper competition, placing in all eight categories: first in photojournalism, website and design; second in news coverage and headline writing; third for sports coverage, editorial writing, and arts and entertainment. The Lantern was the only college media outlet in Ohio to place in all eight categories.

Taste of OSU 

The Office of International Affairs and more than 30 Ohio State student organizations and University Residences and Dining Services chefs, host an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances at the 2013 Taste of OSU, Friday, February 22, 5-9 pm, Ohio Union.


ASC Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Pancake Breakfasts

Join us for our Annual Staff Appreciation Pancake Breakfast. This year, SAC hosts three days: February 26, 27, or 28, Mershon Auditorium Reception Area. Chris Cakes will provide breakfast. Please RSVP and attend whichever morning works best for your schedule.  

Arts and Sciences Career Services Summer Camp & Recreation Fair 

This fair features more than 40 camps and recreation centers recruiting for summer staff and internships. Check out participating organizations. Thursday, February 28, 10 am-3 pm, Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room.


Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Newsletter - February Issue

The February e-Newsletter highlights the linguistics major, the Zoology Club, opportunities for students to become better acquainted with ASC faculty, resources for students wishing to work or intern abroad, May Session, the NMS Research Forum, arts and humanities scholarships, and Stone Lab. To submit content suggestions or be added to the mailing list, contact Ann RottersmanNewsletter Archives.

Information Session for Outreach and Engagement Grants

Join representatives from the Office of Outreach and Engagement for an information session on submitting a proposal for an Engagement Impact Grant, OSU CARES/OSU Extension Seed Grant, or Service-Learning Grant, on Friday, March 1, at noon in conference room 101 at 33 W. 11th Ave. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, March 8. Please RSVP.

February 21

CURA Lecture, Budhendra Bhaduri; 3:30 pm, 1080 Derby Hall
Audre Lorde, The Berlin Years, 1984-1992; 4-6 pm, Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre
Pecha Kucha at Gateway Film Center; 7:30 pm, Gateway Film Center, 1550 N High St.
Symphonic Band; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

February 22

English Form, Colonial Materials; 1 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Saint Paul and the Christian Communities of Nero's Rome: Fact and Fiction; 2:30-4 pm, 143 University Hall (University Museum)
The End of Community Policing; 3:30 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

4th Annual LASER Latinos and Masculinity Talk; 4-5:30 pm, Multicultural Center, 1000 Ohio Union

February 22-23

Germanic Graduate Student Association Student Conference; Mershon Center for International Security Studies


February 23


Through February 23

Constructing James Castle; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Mark Beyer: With/Without Text; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

February 25


February 26

Basque Migration, Immigration, and Culture; 10:30 am, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Collegiate Winds; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

February 27

Determination of Heart Size in Zebrafish; 12 pm, 102 CAPS Conference Room, Rightmire Hall, 1060 Carmack Rd.


Through March 6

21st Annual Fergus Scholarship Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Through March 9

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February 20, 2013

Michael Bevis and Dana Caccamise II

Bevis and Caccamise Honorary Doctorates

Michael Bevis, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of geodynamics and Dana Caccamise II, senior design engineer, School of Earth Sciences, were awarded honorary doctoral degrees by the Escuela Militar de Ingenieria of Bolivia (EMI). The awards recognized the contributions of Bevis and Caccamise to the Geographical Military Institute of Bolivia, the Military Engineering School, and Bolivia’s geodetic infrastructure.
In the News
Randolph Roth, professor, history and sociology, on gun control and the value of studying past behaviors, Chronicle of Higher Education, February 18, 2013

Ink still drying on works set for performance at Ohio State, preview of Society of Composers national conference, Columbus Dispatch, February 14, 2013

Stelios Kazantzidis, professor, astronomy, on how black holes are growing faster than expected, Space Daily, February 14, 2013
Jay Zagorsky, research scientist, Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) on why married people tend to be wealthier, Life, Inc., February 14, 2013
William Angl, associate professor, political science (Lima), on the President’s State of the Union Address, Lima News, February 13, 2013
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