History Professor Awarded British Academy Medal
, Distinguished University Professor, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, and Mershon Center Associate, received the 2014 British Academy Medal, for his recent highly-acclaimed book, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
. The British Academy Medals were created to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in any of the humanities and social sciences disciplines supported by the Academy. Up to three medals are awarded each year for a landmark academic achievement, which has transformed understanding of a particular subject or field of study.
Statistician Named 2014 ASA Fellow
, associate professor, statistics, has been named
a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society. Calder was cited “for outstanding contributions to the development of Bayesian statistical methodology for spatial and spatiotemporal data; for significant multidisciplinary collaborations; for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students both in statistics and in other disciplines; and for service to the profession.” Calder will be awarded a certificate at a ceremony on August 5 at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts.
Arts and Sciences Graduate Students Receive Summer Grants
, anthropology, and Chris Hartmann
, geography, were awarded 2014 Ohio State Environmental Policy Initiative (EPI)
summer research grants. The annual program offers $4,000 research grants to graduate students preparing doctoral dissertation proposals for work in environmental policy. Gardiner will study the impact that land acquisitions by local companies, international corporations and foreign entities have had on food security and livelihood sustainability in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Hartmann will examine the roll-out of a national health and well-being campaign, Vivir Bonito (Live Pretty), and the modernization of Managua, Nicaragua’s only municipal waste site.
Graduate Student Selected for Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program
, PhD candidate in European history, is one of nine graduate students and PhD candidates chosen by the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation (AJCF) to participate in the Center’s Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program. The three-week program held in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland, fosters participants’ academic and personal growth and community activism through study of the universal implications of the Holocaust.
Ohio State Undergraduate Student Organization Receives National Chapter of the Year Award
For the second time in the past three years, Ohio State’s Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS)—competing with 56 chapters across the country—has been named national chapter of the year. Also, AHS advisor, History Associate Professor Peter Mansoor
, was named national advisor of the year. AHS is a student organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic and national security policy. Mansoor and AHS student presidents Alex Pantich
, recent political science graduate; and Clay Sharb
, history, were honored at a reception last weekend in Washington, D.C.
Physicist Named to Inaugural Class of AAPT Fellows
, professor, physics, has been named Fellow of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The new AAPT Fellowship Program recognizes members who have made an exceptional contribution to AAPT’s mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. New Fellows will be recognized at the 2014 AAPT summer meeting in Minneapolis.