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2012 Huber Fellows Named

2012 Huber FellowsMichelle Bourgeois, professor of speech and hearing science; Morton O’Kelly, professor of geography; and Randall Schweller, professor of political science, have been named 2012 Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellows for outstanding scholarship.


Art Education Professor Named NAEA Distinguished Fellow

Christine Ballangee-MorrisChristine Ballengee-Morris, professor of art education, was named Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the largest creative community for visual arts educators.


Phobia’s Effect on Perception of Feared Object Allows Fear to Persist

Michael VaseyMichael Vasey, professor of psychology, is lead author of a new study of the impact of phobias on the persistence of fear.


Military Historian Invited to Supreme Court Symposium

Peter MansoorPeter Mansoor, Mason Chair of Military History, attended a Supreme Court Symposium on Statecraft and the Armed Forces, Feb. 15-17. 


Communications Professor Authors New Alcohol-Related Crimes Study

Michael SlaterMichael Slater, professor of communication, is co-author of a new study on the impact of alcohol-related crimes, non-car-related fatal injuries, and demands for tougher law enforcement.


Political Science Professor to Give Winter Commencement Address

Richard HerrmannRichard Herrmann, chair and professor, political science; was chosen to speak at Ohio State’s winter quarter commencement, Sunday, March 18.

DEALL Professor Honored for Distinguished Service

Galal WalkerGalal Walker, professor of East Asian languages and literatures, will receive the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession for four decades of contributions to the field of Chinese language teaching and learning.

Math Professor Receives 2012 SIAM Prize

Barbara KeyfitzBarbara Keyfitz, professor of mathematics, will receive the annual 2012 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Prize, for “contributions to further applied mathematics on the national level.”

New Book on Overfishing

Making Seafood Sustainable Book CoverMansel Blackford, emeritus professor of history, is author of the book, Making Seafood Sustainable: American Experiences in Global Perspective.


S. Earl Brown Memorial Service – March 3

A memorial service will be held for S. Earl Brown, at 3 pm on March 3 at the Faculty Club. A reception follows. Brown, who passed away on February 22, 2012, retired from Ohio State in 1989. He was a professor in the Department of Geography for 32 years, received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award, and served as acting dean and dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Those who wish to honor his memory may contribute to the S. Earl Brown Fund in the Department of Geography.

Honors Collegium Accepting Applications

The Honors Collegium seeks first and second year students with excellent credentials, inside and outside the classroom. For more information, contact

2012 Chemistry Graduate Student Awards

Chemistry and Biochemistry announce graduate student awards. Wei Gong, received the Henne Graduate Research Competition Award (Scott Burya and Daniel Turner, runners up); Zachary Holden and Sonia So, the John S. Swenton Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student; Andrew Petit, Graduate Student Service Award (Samantha Brown, Allison Fry, Robert Garner, and Tricia Meyer, honorable mention).

Donald Harris Composition Plays Downtown

Donald Harris, dean emeritus, College of the Arts (1988 – 1997), composed Canzona 2012 for Chime, for Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012; it played daily at Trinity Episcopal Church, downtown, during February.

Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships Deadline – March 8

Apply online for the Undergraduate International Experiences Grants, Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships, and Humanities Study Abroad Scholarships by March 8.

Thursday, March 1

Department of Art Senior Projects Exhibition, 5-8 pm, Swing Space Gallery, 1556 N. High St.

University Band, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Winter Dance Concert Unplugged, 8 pm, Pomerene Hall Gym

Friday, March 2

GradSem: Academic Literacies and Ethics,11:30 am-1 pm, Humanities Institute, 104 E. 15th Ave.

Graduate Workshop/GradSem: Book History and 19th Century British Culture, with Leah Price, 11:30 am-1 pm, Humanities Institute, 104 E. 15th Ave.

CMRS Lecture Series: Nabil Matar, 2:30 pm, 090 Science and Engineering Library

Mark Moffett Memorial Scholarship Concert, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Winter Dance Concert Unplugged, 8 pm, Pomerene Hall Gym

Sunday, March 4

Macbeth, 1 pm and 4 pm, Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.

Walkscape: Art and Footwork, 2-3 pm, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.

Lady Macbeth’s Daughter, 3 pm, Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.

Monday, March 5

SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Lecture Series, 3:30-5 pm, 1835 Neil Ave.

Women’s Glee Club, Chorus, Mastersingers, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

OSU student Byron Edgington talks about comedy writing,
7 pm, WCRS radio, 98.3 & 102.1 FM

Tuesday, March 6

Nice Girls Don’t Sweat: A One-Woman Production by Jane Curry, 7 pm, 111 Parks Hall

Collegiate Winds, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Wednesday, March 7

Symphony Orchestra, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

OSU student Byron Edgington talks about comedy writing,
7 pm, WCRS radio, 98.3 & 102.1 FM

Essay: Permission, 6:30 pm, WCBE radio, 90.5

Today’s Veteran: Creating Supportive Educational Environments, 7 pm,WCRS radio, 98.3 & 102.1 FM

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FEBRUARY 29, 2012

Matthew Kahle

Mathematician Receives Sloan Fellowship

Matthew Kahle, assistant professor of mathematics, has received a 2012 Alfred Sloan Fellowship, the only Sloan Fellow chosen from Ohio this year. Kahle joins a select group of the country’s most promising young scientists, including last year’s Sloan Fellow, Ohio State mathematician Roman Holowinsky. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the two-year, $50,000 Sloan Research Fellowships annually since 1955.
In The News
John Mueller, professor of political science, on a rational approach to preventing nuclear proliferation, The Guardian (UK), 2/22, 2012

Dale Gnidovec, curator, Orton Geological Museum, on the last formerly exclusive lunar mineral to be found on Earth, Columbus Dispatch, 2/26, 2012
Don Haurin, chair and professor of economics, on GOP silence on housing crisis, Toledo Blade, 2/23, 2012

Susan Powell, music; Susan Hadley, dance; Bebe Miller, dance; in Drums Downtown preview, The Columbus Dispatch, 2/23, 2012
Drums Downtown preview, Columbus Alive, 2/22, 2012
Joe Krygier
, music, Drums Downtown video interview, This Week News, 2/21, 2012
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