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ASC Recipients of Fulbright Fellowships

Three arts and sciences scholars have been selected to receive Fulbright fellowships for 2012-2013Angela Kay Brintlinger, associate professor, Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Monika Luiza Brodnicka, senior lecturer, comparative studies, Sharon Miriam Ross, graduate assistant, linguistics. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, do research or participate in seminars abroad.

Link Found Between Chronic Stress During Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Benedetta Leuner, assistant professor, psychology, is lead author of a new study demonstrating that chronic stress during pregnancy prevents brain benefits of motherhood in rats, a finding that suggests a link to postpartum depression. 

Companionship May Reduce Pain Linked to Nerve Damage

Adam HinzeyAdam Hinzey, a graduate student in neuroscience, is lead author of a new study finding that companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage. Courtney DeVries, professor of neuroscience, was principal investigator on the study.


ASC Staff Advisory Council World Café 

The ASC SAC is holding a World Café discussion to help determine the form of the college’s staff rewards and recognition programs.  We need a broad spectrum of voices for our discussion to be successful and ask that you lend yours to this effort.  We are meeting Thursday November 1, 2-4:30 pm in the Fawcett Center’s Clinton meeting room. Please RSVP by October 25th.

Graduate and Professional School Fair

Arts and Sciences Student Council is hosting a Graduate and Professional School Fair open to all Ohio State students on Monday, November 5, 4:30-6:30 pm in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 3. Ohio State admissions representatives, professional students, academic advisors, and career counselors will be available to answer questions about applying to their programs. This event is an option for Student Success Series credit. For more information, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

The Sixth Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture 

Jill TarterThe Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (CCAPP) presents Jill Tarter discussing, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Wednesday November 7, 2012, 1000 McPherson Lab, 140 W 18th Ave, 8 pm. Tarter is the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. A reception will be held in the Physics Research Building Atrium, 191 W. Woodruff Ave, 6:30-8 pm.

Science Sundays Continues November 11, 2012

Andrew E. JohnsonAndrew E. Johnson, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Landing and Roving on Mars Lecture, 3-4 pm, Ohio Union Conference Theatre; reception: 4-5 pm, Ohio Staters Traditions Room. Johnson is a principal member of the technical staff and supervisor of the GN&C Hardware and Testbed Development group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is developing image-based techniques for autonomous navigation and mapping during descent to planets, moons, comets and asteroids.

“Dean of Cold War Historians” to Speak on Life of George F. Kennan

John Lewis GaddisJohn Lewis Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale, will discuss George F. Kennan: An American Life, at 12:30 pm, Thursday, October 25, at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. Gaddis, a noted historian of the Cold War and grand strategy, has been hailed as the "Dean of Cold War Historians" by The New York Times. He is the official biographer of the 20th century statesman George F. Kennan, for which he won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. 

The Writer Anna Seghers' Difficult Journey - from Exile in Mexico City to Postwar Berlin

Ute BrandesAfter her French and Mexican exile from Hitler’s Germany, Anna Seghers (1900-1983) returned to the devastated urban landscape of Berlin in 1947. Ute Brandes of Amherst College will discuss Seghers’ literary, political, and aesthetic intentions formulated in Mexico and the realities she found in Berlin in the context of German “rubble literature.” Lecture, 3:30 pm, Monday, November 5, Ohio Union, Barbara Tootle Room. 

Literature, Culture, Environment

Germanic languages and literatures reading group meets every two weeks to discuss major classical works and important new publications in the field. Autumn semester meeting dates: October 26, November 9, and November 30. Discussions: 2 pm, 488 Hagerty Hall. For more information contact Bernhard Malkmus or Lewis Ulman

Yiddish Radio

Give a listen to Ohio State's Foreign Language Center Yiddish Internet Radio on November 1 for the Barton Brothers and others (with Kristin Harpster) and November 15 for Molly Picon (with Monica Hamblet). All broadcasts are 3-3:30 pm. Email questions, comments, or suggestions to the Foreign Language Center.

October 25

Exploring the Allosteric Regulation of the Mre11/Rad50 DNA Repair Complex; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, 111 Parks Hall, 500 W. 12th Ave.

October 26-28

Graduate Research in Art Education (GRAE) Conference; Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave. and Ohio Union Traditions Room, 1739 N. High St.

October 26

On Donating and Collecting: Leonardo da Vinci in Madrid;  10 am, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
ENRIQUE GARCÍA SANTO-TOMÁS (University of Michigan), Lecture; 10 am, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
HalleBOOia! The 19th Annual Halloween Concert; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

October 27-28

Clarinet Spectacular; Saturday, 8:30 am - 10 pm, Sunday, 9 am - 3:30 pm, Weigel Hall, 1866 College Rd.

October 27

Slavic Linguistics Forum; 7:30 am, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

October 28

Celebrity Chefs Dishin’ for Hunger; 2-4 pm, Ohio Union Test Kitchen, 1739 N. High St.

October 29

Percussion Ensemble; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections;   6:30 pm, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.

October 30

Kruzel Memorial Lecture Trends in American Foreign Policy: What the Next Administration Will Face; 12:30 pm, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.

October 31 - November 10

Royal Shakespeare Company's Young People's Shakespeare: King Lear; Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.

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October 24, 2012

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Boo! College gets in the Spirit of Halloween

The College of Arts and Sciences has some treats for you, in the spirit of the Halloween season! No, we’re not giving away candy corn or baking pumpkin cookies, but we do have some spooky-themed activities coming up.
Elisabeth Bianco and Joshua Goldberger

Undergraduate Chemistry Major Wins 1st Place in National Nanotech Competition

Elisabeth Bianco, undergraduate chemistry major, received the $3,000 first place award at the second annual Notre Dame Competition in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering on October 5. Bianco won for her exploration of the properties of a one-atom thick layer of germanium, which she synthesized and characterized for the first time. This work could have many practical applications. Bianco’s advisor is Joshua Goldberger, assistant professor, chemistry.
In the News
Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on how the U.S. Supreme Court decision on early voting in Ohio may be key in Obama victory, Bloomberg Business Week, October 16, 2012
Courtney DeVries, professor, SBS-Neuroscience, on why social relationships make pain less painful, The Atlantic, October 16, 2012, ALSO: Adam Hinzey, graduate student, SBS Neuroscience, The Telegraph
Benedetta Leuner, assistant professor psychology, on how mom-to-be stress is linked to post-partum depression, Daily Mail, October 15, 2012 
David Blau, chair and professor, economics, on the expectations of a rise in Social Security benefits in 2013, AP via USA Today, October 14, 2012, ALSO: AP via NPR
ALSO: AP via Huffington Post
Ohio State animation programs ranked 2nd in the Midwest, citing ACCAD and the Department of Art BFA program in Art & Technology, Animation Career Review, October 10, 2012
Gary Wenk, professor of psychology; neuroscience; and molecular virology, immunology, and medical genetics, on how marijuana may help reduce inflammation in the brain, nextavenue, October 3, 2012
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