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Political Science Professor to Speak at Egypt’s Parliament

Anthony MughanAnthony Mughan, professor, political science and director of International Studies, has been invited to take part in deliberations on the provisions of Egypt’s new democratic constitution. On March 16, Mughan will make a presentation to the members of Egypt’s upper house of parliament, the Shura Council, and their staff members on the composition and powers of senates around the world. The event is organized by Global Partners, a UK government-sponsored organization that promotes democratic politics, effective governance, and human rights.

Sociologist Finds Marriage Not
Beneficial for All

Hui ZhengHui Zheng, assistant professor, sociology, is lead author of a study finding marriage may not always be as beneficial to health as experts have led us to believe. Zheng’s results appear in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Doctoral Student Featured in National Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Website

Ruth SmithRuth Smith, PhD student; arts administration, education and policy and an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, is featured on the Albert Schweitzer website: In Ohio, using photography to communicate in healthy ways. Smith uses fine art photography to raise awareness and build community among Somali refugees and immigrants.

English Professor Receives Honorary Doctorate

Jim PhelanJim Phelan, Distinguished University Professor, English, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy by Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. Phelan teaches and writes about the English and American novel. He is editor of Narrative, the journal of the International Society for the Study of Narrative and, with Peter J. Rabinowitz and Robyn Warhol, co-edits the Ohio State University Press book series, The Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Linguistics Professor Receives Fellowship

Judith TonhauserJudith Tonhauser, associate professor, linguistics, received the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and social sciences. Tonhauser's project, Content and context in the study of meaning variation, compares the semantics and pragmatics of German and Guaraní, an understudied language spoken in Paraguay.

Chemist Receives Building Bridges Award

Prabir Dutta, Distinguished University Professor, chemistry and biochemistry, received the 2013 Building Bridges Excellence Award from Ohio State’s College of Engineering. This award is presented annually to a non-engineering faculty member, whose collaborative work with the College of Engineering has advanced the excellence and reputation of their area, engineering, and the university. 

Astronomy Researcher Receives Professional Society Award

Sultana Nahar, research associate, astronomy, received the American Physical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) Woman Physicist of the Month award. The award recognizes women who have made a positive impact on encouraging women in their field.

ASC Staff Discovery Series Presents the Art of Strategic Networking

Workshop by Jamie Mathews-Mead, senior director, Graduate Career Management, Fisher College of Business, March 15, 12-1 pm, 285 Baker Systems. Limited to 25: RSVP online.

Science Sundays Continues March 17 

John WenzelJohn Wenzel, director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Powdermill Nature Reserve, discusses "How to work as a team when no one knows what she is doing." Wenzel mixes some math, information theory, cybernetics, and real life information to show how ants, bees, and wasps organize their labor without time clocks, job foremen, or blueprints. Lecture: 3-4 pm, Ohio Union Conference Theater; reception, 4-5 pm, Ohio Staters Traditions Room. Free and open to the public.

Sullivant Hall 'Tour'

Sullivant Hall ConstructionWant to get a peek inside of Sullivant Hall as it undergoes a transformation? Check out a new video created by Mitchell Rose, assistant professor, Department of Dance.


Annual NMS Undergraduate Research Forum, March 20

The 2013 Natural and Mathematical Science Undergraduate Research Forum, Wednesday, March 20, showcases work of students whose majors run the gamut from A to Z (Actuarial Science to Zoology). Check out tomorrow’s top scientists in the Physics Research Building atrium, 2-5:30 pm. Faculty and staff evaluate poster presentations; prizes are awarded.

Design Alumni to Lecture

The Department of Design’s Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series features, John Ledingham (BSD, Industrial Design, 1991), director of design for user experience at Plantronics; March 20, 6-7 pm, 180 Hagerty Hall; and Paul Benson (BSD, Interior Design, 2009), designer for Clickspring in Manhattan; March 21, 5:45-6:45 pm, 014 University Hall. Receptions follow in Hayes Hall Lobby. Info: March 20 lecture, March 21 lecture.

Koritha Mitchell Speaks at Women’s History Month event

Koritha Mitchell, associate professor, English, is the invited keynote speaker at a Marietta College Women's History Month banquet, March 22. Mitchell will discuss her award-winning book—Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, focused on black-authored lynching drama written before 1930.

SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Lecture

Robin JonesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Lecture Series featuring Robin Jones, postdoctoral fellow, speech and hearing science, on Emotional and speech-language processes: Potential contributions to stuttering, March 22, 12 pm, 35 Pressey Hall, 1070 Carmack Rd.

March 17

Science Sundays: John Wenzel; 3-4 pm, U.S. Bank Conference Theatre, Ohio Union

March 19

Yiddish Radio; 1:30-2 pm

March 20

NMS Undergraduate Research Forum; 2-5:30 pm, Physics Research Building Atrium

Designing Assignments, Quizzes, and Tests; 3-4:30 pm, 150 Younkin Success Center
Galician Studies; 4 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Department of Design Hosts Lecture; 6-7 pm, 180 Hagerty Hall

Through March 30


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March 13, 2013

Meteorology Club

Annual Severe Weather Symposium

The Meteorology Club hosts the 17th Annual Severe Weather Symposium, Friday, March 22, 8 am-5 pm, 145 Mount Hall, west campus. The symposium includes an afternoon panel on the 100th anniversary of the Ohio Flood of 1913, known as the greatest natural disaster in Ohio history.
In the News
Matthew Stoltzfus, lecturer, chemistry and biochemistry, on using animations and interactive media in his general chemistry curriculum, Wired, March 6, 2013
Hui Zheng, assistant professor, sociology, on why marriage may not provide health benefits to all, Yahoo News, March 6, 2013
Caesar Then & Now, preview of Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Julius Caesar, 614 Magazine, March 2013
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