News and Updates
Joseph E. Steinmetz
Dear ASC Colleagues—
As we will not be publishing our regular weekly edition of News & Updates until Thursday, January 3, 2013, I want to take this opportunity to wish each of you the merriest of holidays, the brightest of New Years.
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News & Research

Vikki Heywood Awarded Honorary Degree

Vikki Haywood, President E. Gordon GeeVikki Heywood, former executive director of the UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree at Ohio State’s Autumn Commencement on December 16. Heywood was nominated by President  E. Gordon Gee. Honorary degrees are a method by which the university expresses its highest ideals and recognizes extraordinary distinction.

American Geophysical Union Establishes Award in Honor of Ivan Mueller 

Ivan I. MuellerThe American Geophysical Union (AGU) has established the Ivan I. Mueller Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership in honor of Ivan Mueller, professor and chair emeritus in the Division of Geodetic Science, School of Earth Sciences. Mueller is past president of both the International Association of Geodesy and the AGU Geodesy Section. This award also recognizes Mueller for his major contribution to international programs that advanced geodesy over the past half century.

Call for Nominations – Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award

Department chairs are invited to nominate a faculty member for the Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award, which recognizes full professors with exceptional records in teaching, research, and service. In keeping with the university’s ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women and minority faculty members are strongly encouraged. The recipient will be awarded a $3,000 one-time grant in support of academic work. For a full description of the nomination process and a list of past recipients, please see: Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award. Chairs should send an electronic copy of the nominee’s packet no later than Friday, January 11, to Ann Rottersman.

Linguistics Competition for High School Students

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO), an educational competition in linguistics for high school students, takes place at Ohio State on January 31. Practice sessions begin in early January. High school students are encouraged to sign up to participate by the end of the month. Details here.

Economics Professor Elected President of National Economic Association

Trevon LoganTrevon Logan, associate professor of economics, has been elected president of the National Economic Association. He will serve as president-elect from January 1–December 31, 2013 and then as president from January 1–December 31, 2014. The National Economic Association was founded in 1969 as the Caucus of Black Economists to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession. With his election, Logan will be the youngest president in the National Economic Association's history.

Lactation Room Available in Dulles Hall

The History Department has created a lactation room in the women's restroom on the second floor in Dulles Hall. Any new mothers are welcome to use this room.

Spring Semester Events

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December 19, 2012

News & Updates will not be published the week of December 26 because of the holiday season; however, a special end-of-the-semester recap issue will be circulated. Because of the New Year's holiday, publication will resume on Thursday, January 3.
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Idea Lab Applications Being Accepted

Idea Lab is a student-run project incubator at the Urban Arts Space that provides guidance and up to $3,000 in project support to assist Ohio State students from any department or discipline. The group seeks projects that foster creativity, financial and environmental sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship. Idea Lab is supported by the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy; the Office of Energy Services and Sustainability, FOD; the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher College of Business; and the Arts Initiative. Application deadline is January 18.
In the News
Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on what type of Governor John Kasich will be in 2013, Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 15, 2012

Steve Rissing, professor, 
evolution, ecology and organismal biology, on the benefits of carbon dioxide and water, Columbus Dispatch, December 9, 2012

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Recent Magazines

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, On the Changing Nature of Writing
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Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites

Currently, Arts and Sciences Communications Services is supporting the development of over 100 websites.

View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.

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