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OCT. 21, 2015 | TWEET!


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Creep on down to the School of Music’s free annual concert at 8 p.m., Oct. 30. This annual favorite will feature vocal and instrumental solo and chamber performers, as well as audience members, dressed in Halloween costumes. So don’t forget to wear your costume to the concert!


Anna Willow

Anthropologist Awarded Research Grant

Anna Willow, associate professor, anthropology (Marion), received a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research to support her project on energy resource development in British Columbia’s Peace River region.
Chun Shen

Physics Alumnus Wins Dissertation Award

Chun Shen (PhD, physics, 2014), received the 2016 Dissertation Award of the Division of Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society, for his thesis "The standard model for relativistic heavy-ion collisions and electromagnetic tomography.” Advisor: Ulrich Heinz, Distinguished University Professor, professor of physics. Shen is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University.


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Above and Beyond Buckeye Award:
November Nominations Due Nov. 12

The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council (SAC) seeks nominations for November’s Above and Beyond Buckeye Award, recognizing arts and sciences staff members who go above the call of duty and do great work each and every day. Recipients receive a $200 cash award. November nominations due Nov. 12.

Anthropology Grad Student Wins Research Grants

Selin Nugent, graduate student, anthropology, won two research grants, an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her project in Şǝrur Valley, Azerbaijan.


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Dynamic Semantics Workshop

The Department of Linguistics hosts an international workshop, Oct. 24 and 25, on the application of type logics and other mathematical frameworks to dynamic semantics. Jointly sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Research at Japan’s University of Tsukuba, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, it features presentations by prominent Japanese and American researchers. Free. Open to all. Contact: Robert Levine.

Panel: The Cultural Politics of Identity

Jian Chen, assistant professor, English; Treva Lindsey, assistant professor, women's, gender and sexuality studies; and Jared Thorne, assistant professor, art, will participate in a panel discussion on “The Cultural Politics of Identity,” Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St. Presented by the Arts Initiative alongside the exhibition, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne.

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

The fair is Nov. 5, 4:30–6 p.m., Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 1 and 2. Admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State programs, pre-law and pre-health advisors, and arts and sciences career counselors, will be available. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council. 

CHEE Faculty Research Grant Competition

Ohio State’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) CHEE Faculty Research Grant competition, provides interdisciplinary awards to support one- or two-year research projects conducted by Ohio State faculty members that generate distinctive insights about or related to college-student success. Applications due Nov. 20.


Oct. 22

Responding to Student Writing; 3 p.m., 300 Younkin Success Center

Gary King to Discuss Chinese Censorship; 3:30 p.m., Room 120, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.

Francis Cody, Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in India; 4 p.m., 311 Denney Hall

Sally Promey, Religion in Plain View: The Public Aesthetics of American Belief; 4:30 p.m., 165 Thompson Library

College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Fair; 6 p.m., Great Hall Meeting Room, Ohio Union

Film Screening: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne; 6 p.m., 105 Smith Lab

Jazz Workshop Ensemble; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Oct. 23

Sociology presents Professor Nancy DiTomaso and her talk on Race and Politics in the U.S.: The American Non-dilemma; 12:30 p.m., 248 Townshend Hall

22nd Annual Carl C. Schlam Memorial Lecture, with Susan E. Alcock; 2:30 p.m., 110 Orton Hall

Oct. 23-24

Opera and Lyric Theatre: The Figaro Trilogy: Scènes de la Beaumarchais; 7:30 p.m., Mershon Auditorium Stage

Oct. 24

The Invisible Jim Crow; 2 p.m., 905 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Oct. 24-25

Dynamics Semantics Workshop: Modern Type Theoretic and Category Theoretic Approaches; 9 a.m., 285 Baker Systems Engineering Building

Oct. 24-26

Arts and Sciences Hackathon; 8 a.m., CBEC Building

Oct. 25

Symphony Orchestra; 3 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Oct. 26

Paul Reitter: Nietzsche and Crisis of the Humanities in Wilhelmine Germany; 4 p.m., 174 Mendenhall Lab

Percussion Ensemble; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Oct. 27

Get Active: Building an Active Learning Toolkit; 12:30 p.m., 150 Younkin Success Center

Pamela Salsberry, Health Behavior and Health Promotion; 12:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall

Jazz Ensemble; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Oct. 28

David Rothenberg, Music More Than Human; 4:30 p.m., Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater

Meet the Professor: Chris Callam; 5:30 p.m., Rosa M. Ailabouni Room, Ohio Union

Through Nov. 21

Good Kids; Roy Bowen Theatre

Through Nov. 7

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne; Urban Arts Space, Hopkins Hall Gallery, and the facade of the former Long's bookstore on 15th Ave. and High St.

Through Jan. 3

Mysteries in Ice exhibit brings polar research to Thompson Library; Thompson Library Gallery


Roxann Wheeler, associate professor, English, on the origins of racist thought, OZY, Oct. 15, 2015

Frank Donoghue, professor, English, on faculty fears around campus gun violence, Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 13, 2015

Don Hubin, professor emeritus, philosophy and COMPAS director, on caring for the environment, Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 13, 2015

Steven Reiss, professor emeritus, psychology, on how religion satisfies 16 basic human desires, Daily Mail (UK), Oct. 13, 2015. ALSO, Columbus Dispatch.

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