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Blog of the Executive Dean

Summer is here … savor it

Columbus skyline before Red, White & Boom
Executive Dean David Manderscheid reflects on summer in Buckeye Nation — campus arrivals and welcomes, eating and cooking; and the perks of living downtown. Read more in his recent blog post.

Featured Blog

Seth J. Goss: PhD Candidate in Japanese Linguistics

Recently back from the Japan Society of Language Science’s 16th annual conference at Bunkyo University in Saitama, Japan, Seth J. Goss shares his thoughts on the experience.

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Astronomers’ Discovery Expands Search for Earth-like Planets

Andrew GouldFour international research teams, led by Ohio State Astronomy Professor Andrew Gould, recently discovered a planet in a binary star system 3,000 light-years from Earth. Astronomy Professor Scott Gaudi, who was part of the team, said, "This expands our ideas of where Earth-like — and even potentially habitable planets — can form and how to find them, as half the stars in the galaxy are in binary systems." Until now, astronomers were uncertain that Earth-like planets in Earth-like orbits could even form in these systems. The discovery is published in the July 4 issue of the journal Science.

Updated Campus Maps and Visitors Guides

2014-2015 Columbus Campus Maps and Visitors Guides (packaged 50/pack) are available now at no cost. Departments and centers interested in ordering a package of each should contact Molly Kime.


Designer Receives Service Design Award

Scott ShimScott Shim, associate professor, design, received a Service Design Award, Professional Notable category, from the Core77 Design Awards 2014 program. Shim’s project, “Your Pizza, Your Way,” offers a customizable service design intended to reduce customer anxiety and confusion in “made-to-order” restaurants. Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.


PhD Language Candidate Receives CLLC Technology Certificate

Stephen (Kip) TobinThe Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures recently awarded the CLLC Technology Certificate to Stephen (Kip) Tobin, a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Tobin created a mind-mapping project for his students in Spanish 2520: Latin American Literature (In translation): Fiction and Realities.


Ohio State and Royal Shakespeare Company present The Tempest

The TempestKelly Hunter adapts and directs The Tempest using a series of drama-based games developed to help combat the challenges of autism. This show is a co-production between Ohio State and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Performed by six actors, three from Ohio State and three from the UK, The Tempest comes to Columbus July 16-20, with performances at the Wexner Center for the Arts and WOSU@COSI. It is intended for ages 8-16.


World Cup Fever Exhibit

Global GalleryThe Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures joins in on World Cup fever with an exhibit on view now in the Global Gallery (Hagerty Hall lobby) until August 21. This exhibit features photos of the top-seeded teams and their loyal fans from around the world.


Through July 16

Making a Meal; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Through July 26

Jan Dilenschneider to Exhibit Works in Paris; Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris, France

Through August 10

An Educated Guess: Cosmic Slop; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., Suite 130

July 10

Reception: Making a Meal; 3 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

July 16-20

The Tempest; The Wexner Center for the Arts and WOSU@COSI

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July 9, 2014
Ice Cream

SAVE THE DATE! Arts and Sciences Staff Appreciation Day

The ASC Staff Advisory Council hosts a staff and families appreciation day, Friday, August 1, 1-4:30 p.m. Games, ice cream social and campus tours. 


Peter Mansoor, associate professor, history, "Insurgents in Iraq Seizing Advanced Weaponry," Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2014

Andrew Gould and Scott Gaudi, professors, astronomy, on the discovery of frozen earth-like planet, UK Daily Mail, July 4, 2014


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