Forum on Research Addressing Global Water Crisis 

Forum on Research Addressing Global Water CrisisThe Middle East Studies Center (MESC) hosts a forum for faculty to learn about funding opportunities for current and potential interdisciplinary research projects addressing the global water crisis and local water issues impacting the global crisis, Wednesday, September 4, 3:30-6:30 pm, 120 Mershon Center for International Security Studies. For more information/RSVP, contact Melinda McClimans, assistant director, MESC.

Comparative Studies Professor on German Radio

Nina BermanNina Berman, professor, comparative studies, was interviewed by German radio station Mephisto 97.6 (Leipzig, Germany) on Karl May, a popular German writer whose late 19th century novels about North America and other areas of the world continue to be popular in Germany to this day.


Join Us on the Oval at the Student Involvement Fair

Buckeye LeafThe Arts and Sciences Communications Team is setting up a booth on the Oval for the Student Involvement Fair, Sunday, August 18, 4-8 pm to welcome our incoming students. We always appreciate extra help to staff the booth, answer questions, and hand out our ASC buttons, bags, and field guides. If you would like to join us in giving our new students a warm ASC/Ohio State welcome, please contact Janell Strouse.

ADA Audio Conference

A Clear Standard for Access to Instruction, an AHEAD Audio Conference, Thursday, August 29, 3-4:30 pm, panel/discussion on college obligations under the ADA. Registration fee for AHEAD members or those from an AHEAD member campus is $39 per phone line. (Non-AHEAD members rate, $99.) Online registration by August 26 required.

Afghan Delegation Visit and Lecture

Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education Obaidullah Obaid; Senior Advisor to the Minister and Coordinator of the World Bank’s Strengthening Higher Education Program; Shaheer Nesari, and Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education Karim Seddiq discuss the state of higher education, public policy and public health in the Middle East; Tuesday, September 3, 12:45 pm, 130 Page Hall, John Glenn School of Public Affairs. RSVP by September 1; contact Melinda McClimans

Staff Professional Development Grants

College of Arts and Sciences staff members are encouraged to apply for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. Application deadline is Friday, September 6. Additional information and online application: Staff Professional Development Grants.


Through September 12

Donald Lokuta: Plato's Cave-Segal's Studio; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Through September 14

In League; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

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August 14, 2013
New Titan

Unbelievable, but True

Another corpse flower is on its way. For the third time this year, Ohio State’s Biological Sciences Greenhouse has bragging rights to blooming a Titan Arum, aka, Corpse Flower. This is the fifth Titan to bloom at Ohio State since 2011—all raised from seeds planted by greenhouse manager Joan Leonard—all named for Buckeye legends: Woody, Jesse, Woody 2, and Maudine. The next great Buckeye Titan may unfurl as early as Tuesday, August 20, and we need your help to name it.


G. Thomas Watters, senior research associate, EEOB, on relocating 4,000 endangered mussels from Pennsylvania to Big Darby Creek, Columbus Dispatch, August 9, 2013
Bradford Findell, assistant professor, mathematics; associate director, Mathematics Teacher Education Programs; and an author of the Common Core math standards, editorial on outcry against Common Core standards, Spokesman-Review (WA), August 7, 2013


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