David Manderscheid

Remembering Those in Need: Bucks for Charity Drive Ends November 15

Dear Colleagues,
As the holidays approach, I would ask that you join me in remembering those in need in our community and reach out to them through Bucks for Charity, which supports a wide array of vital services. It runs through November 15, 2013.
This is a great opportunity for us to live the Ohio State legacy of “paying forward,” by supporting one or more of the non-profit organizations participating in the Bucks for Charity Drive, such as: Community Health Charities of Ohio, EarthShare Ohio, Community Shares of Mid-Ohio, The United Negro College Fund, and United Way of Central Ohio.
View the full listing of participating organizations and descriptions of each, along with information on the campaign at: Bucks For Charity Drive Resource Guide.
You may support preferred charities through one-time contributions (cash or check) or through payroll deduction pledges. All contributions are tax-deductible. The Donor Pledge Card is available for download online.
Thank you. Remember, even a “small” donation is a large gift to someone in need.
David Manderscheid


Milky Way Supernova a Sure Thing? Ohio State Astronomers Calculate the Odds

Christopher Kochanek, professor, astronomy and Ohio Eminent Scholar in Observational Cosmology, and a team of scientists; including John Beacom, professor, physics and astronomy and director of the Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics; and astronomy doctoral student Scott Adams, have calculated the odds and believe that sometime during the next 50 years a supernova will ignite in our home galaxy, the Milky Way. They also believe advances in cameras and new strategies for detection will make it possible to see the event from Earth and that it will provide insight into what happens at the very beginning of a star's demise. Their results will be published in an upcoming issue of The Astrophysical Journal.

Ken Rinaldo’s “Cascading Garden” Travels to Russia

Cascading GardenKen Rinaldo, professor and head of the art and technology area in the Department of Art, brings a sustainability research project to Russia in November. His “Cascading Garden” installation premiered at Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture in October and is being featured at a conference, Situating Food, at the university, before traveling to Moscow, Pervouralsk, and Yekaterinburg in Russia.

National Geography Awareness Week
November 17-23

Geography Awareness WeekThe Department of Geography invites faculty, staff, and students to participate in this year’s National Geography Awareness Week and National GIS Day activities. Events include a weather forecasting competition sponsored by the Meteorology Club, Geography Bowl!, Geographic Information Science exhibits and displays at the Ohio Union, and a presentation on research in the Appalachia Ohio region.

Today Show Visits The Pride of the Buckeyes

Dylan Dreyer on practice fieldToday's Dylan Dreyer spent a little time at Ohio State to uncover some of the Ohio State Marching Band’s halftime show secrets... and even got a chance to dot the "i." Her experiences were detailed in two recent Today show spots.

Alumna Publishes Book on Vocal Health

Rachael GatesAlumna Rachael Gates (Doctor of Musical Arts, 2002) specialized in vocal performance at Ohio State, and also developed a keen interest in vocal health, which included independent study with voice experts at the Wexner Medical Center. Gates, along with Ohio State co-authors L. Arick Forrest and Kerrie Obert, has published a book, The Owner’s Manual to the Voice: A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users (Oxford University Press, 2013).


Professor Receives Visiting Fellow Grant

Ludmila IsurinLudmila Isurin, associate professor, Slavic and East European languages and cultures, received a visiting fellow grant to join the Center for Advanced Studies of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (CASLMU), Munich, May-June 2014. CASLMU is a forum for interactions among eminent scholars across disciplinary and national borders. 

Professor Receives Fellowship

J. Albert Harrill, professor, classics, received a returning Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to carry out research at the Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany, during summer 2014.


Food Symposium + Exhibition

Leo Coleman, assistant professor, comparative studies, will participate in a panel on food systems, as part of the Situating Food: Planning and Design for New Urban Food Systems Symposium + Exhibition, November 8-9, at the Knowlton School of Architecture. The symposium will identify models and foster innovation along with criticism of issues that impact food security, food justice, production, access and cultural awareness, especially as they influence trends in urban revitalization.

OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair

Arts and Sciences Student Council 4th annual OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held November 13, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Ohio Union. Ohio State admissions representatives, pre-law and pre-health advisors, ASC career counselors, and test-prep program coordinators will be on hand.

Contemporary Music Festival Welcomes
Stephen Montague

Stephen MontagueThe Ohio State University School of Music will honor alumnus and internationally known composer Stephen Montague during the 2013 Contemporary Music Festival. Two different concerts will be presented on campus at 8 pm, Wednesday, November 13, and Thursday, November 14, in Weigel Hall Auditorium. A world premiere of a composition by Montague will be included in Columbus Symphony Orchestra concerts the following two evenings, November 15 and 16.

Friedberg to Discuss U.S.-China Rivalry

Aaron FriedbergAaron Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, will lecture on, "A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia," November 15, 12:30 pm, Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Register online.

Science Sundays Continues November 17

Risa WechslerRisa Wechsler, associate professor, physics, Stanford University and member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, will talk about how recent advances in observations of the cosmos have allowed us to peer into the earliest moments of our universe, and have dramatically changed our picture of its contents. Lecture: 3-4 pm, Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater. Reception: 4-5 pm, Ohio Union Cartoon Room. Both free/open to the public.


New U.OSU.EDU Workshops

U.Arts and Sciences faculty and staff are invited to try out the university's new, easy-to-use, professional website and blog platform U.OSU.EDU. Upcoming workshops will focus on how to set up a site tailored to your needs:

Rebecca Haidt to Present Arts and Humanities Lecture

Rebecca HaidtRebecca Haidt, professor, Spanish and Portuguese, will lecture on “Mobilities in Madrid’s popular theatre: majo narratives of unsettledness, transport and displacement," November 19, 5 pm, Faculty Club Grand Lounge. The presentation is part of the Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture Series. Free and open to all; RSVP suggested.

Info Session on STEP

Vice President of Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston and Senior Vice President Jay Kasey will share progress on Ohio State’s Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) and on the North Residential District Transformation, November 20, 1-2 pm, Student Academic Services Building, rooms 281/285/289. Register online.

GIS Day Nov 20th 

The GIS Club, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and Ohio State’s Enterprise GIS Manager host GIS Day, November 20, Ohio Union, 8 am-6 pm. Check out GIS mobile apps for Ohio State, learn more about GIS, and meet people working with GIS on and off campus. Giveaways and drinks throughout the day.


November 7

CJRC Seminar featuring Professor David Kennedy; 9-10:30 am, 035 Psychology Building

2013 Blood Battle–Ohio State vs. Michigan; 10 am-4 pm, Atrium Physics Research Building
Screening of Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer; 4-6 pm, Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St.
Molecular Genetics Seminar: Zakee Sabree; 4:10 pm, 155 Jennings Hall
3rd Annual Patrons' Circle Lecture; 5:30-7 pm, 155 Jennings Hall
Gospel and Spiritual Choir; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

November 7-17

Zombie Prom; Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center

Through November 8


November 8

Diets of the Poor in Medieval England; 3 pm, 090 18th Avenue Library
CURA Speaker Shoreh Elhami; 3:30-5 pm, 1080 Derby Hall

November 8-9


November 9

Guest Artist: Eddie Daniels, Clarinet; 8-9:30 pm, Weigel Auditorium

November 9-10

Clarinet Spectacular; Weigel Auditorium

November 10

The Ohio State University Marching Band Concert; 3 pm, Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St.

November 12

New Republic Senior Editor to Speak; 6-8 pm, 165 Thompson Library

November 13

Through November 14

Painting Tableau Stage; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Addition(s): 3+3=6; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

November 14

Yiddish Radio; 2 pm, online

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Black Veterans Day Salute

Black Veterans
Day Salute

The Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) will honor African American servicemen and women during the 8th Annual Black Veterans Day Salute, 11:30 am-1:30 pm on Saturday, November 9, at the AAAS Community Extension Center and 2-4 pm on Sunday, November 10, at the Kelton House. For information: or (614) 292-1348.


Jonathan Waters, director, Marching Band, on how Ohio State’s marching band revolutionized halftime shows, Washington Post, November 5, 2013
Inside Addition

Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, professor, communication, on how the mind and body react to watching big games, Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2013
Nicole Kraft, assistant professor, communication, on how more professors are using social media to teach, USA Today, November 2, 2013
Christopher Kochanek, professor, astronomy, on the chance of detecting a Milky Way supernova, Science 2.0, November 1, 2013
“Why Ohio State's Band Is Truly the Best in the Land,” The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2013
Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor, history, on the 50th anniversary of John Kennedy’s assassination, WBNS-10TV, October 30, 2013


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