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JULY 20, 2016 | TWEET!


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Record-breaking Fundraising Year

     I am delighted to share with you that Arts and Sciences has set a new fundraising record by raising nearly $37 million in FY16 — a 34 percent increase over last year! This record-breaking is mirrored at the university level; overall, Ohio State achieved $454 million in fundraising activity.
     As a member of the Arts and Sciences community, you know the importance of philanthropic gifts and the ways they advance education and research initiatives throughout the campus. The generosity of our alumni, faculty, staff and students is truly inspiring.
     I want to thank you all for what you do for the college, especially our hardworking Advancement staff. Please know that your support makes a tangible difference here in Ohio and far beyond our borders, and we are most grateful for your partnership.

David Manderscheid
Executive Dean and Vice Provost


Communication Doctoral Student Publishes Case Study on Deflategate

David ClementsonDavid Clementson, doctoral student, communication, is author of a new case study finding that answering, “I don’t know,” may be the best way to gain public favor when faced with tough questions. Clementson’s case study involved Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback, and the Deflategate scandal. When Brady equivocated, participants perceived him to have more goodwill; he was not seen as dodging the questions. International Journal of Sport Communication.

Political Scientist Authors Book on Risk Inequality in Society

Philipp RehmPhilipp Rehm, associate professor, political science, is the author of a new book, Risk Inequality and Welfare States: Social Policy Preferences, Development, and Dynamics (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Focusing on the distribution of risk within societies, this book presents a parsimonious theory of social policy emergence, divergence and change. 

Amara Huddleston: Graduate Student Spotlight

Amara HuddlestonAmara Huddleston, a graduate student in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB), studies the effects of climate change on both Lake Erie's food web and the nutritional values of its fish. She knows Ohio State's aquatic ecology program is giving her the tools she needs for a successful, productive research career with the U.S. Fish and and Wildlife Service. Read more about Amara.


Economist Wins Best Paper Award

Javier DonnaJavier Donna, assistant professor, economics, received the Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics at the 2016 International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC). Donna’s paper analyzes how a market institution (an auction system) performs relative to a non-market institution (a quota system) as a water allocation mechanism in the presence of frictions. It shows under which conditions the quota is more efficient than the market. The paper is being prepped for publication in Econometrica.
Sociology Alumnus Receives Faculty Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
William SchwabWilliam Schwab
(PhD, 1976; MA,1974, sociology), professor of sociology and criminal justice, University of Arkansas (UA), was selected to receive UA’s Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award. He was named dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences in July 2008; after completing his appointment in 2011, he returned to the sociology faculty.


Feminist Film Series Screened at Wexner Center for the Arts

Vera Brunner-SungVera Brunner-Sung, professor of filmmaking in the Department of Theatre, recently completed a collaboration on a new film series for the Wexner Center for the Arts. Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film is a two-month series screening at the Wexner Center July 7 through Aug. 27.

Student Involvement Fair

Join us to meet new students! Once again, the College of Arts and Sciences will host a table at the Student Involvement Fair, scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. We welcome faculty members who would like to mingle with students as we hand out canvas bags, colorful buttons and information about ASC. If you’re interested in stopping by – for a minute or an hour – please contact ASC Communications.

Alumna Exhibits Art in Europe and Connecticut

Alumna Jan Dilenschneider (Fine Arts Education, 1965) is showing 14 new paintings at the European Art Fair in Monaco. Her show, The Fourth Dimension, opened July 19 — the only American featured. This fall, Dilenschneider brings the exhibition to the Sill House Gallery in Lyme Connecticut, Oct. 7 to Nov. 12. 


Reminder! ASC SAC Staff Appreciation Day is July 29

You and your family are cordially invited to The Annual Arts and Sciences Staff Appreciation Day, Friday, July 29, 2-4:30 p.m., South Oval. Ice Cream Social (Graeter’s), popcorn, face painting, henna artists, Super Games inflatables and a special appearance by Brutus Buckeye from 3:30-4p.m.! RSVP by Friday, July 22. Please note dietary restrictions on RSVP form.

Marching Band at Picnic with the Pops

OSUMB at Picnic with the PopsDon the scarlet and gray and celebrate the coming season’s gridiron clash with the Columbus Symphony and The Pride of the Buckeyes. Don’t miss the biggest tailgate party of the year with The Best Damn Band in the Land and fireworks! The Ohio State Marching Band will perform on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, at 8 p.m. as part of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's annual Picnic with the Pops series. Learn more and purchase tickets.


Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on how screen violence — real and fictional — frightens children, CNN, July 17

Treva Lindsey, professor, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, on Dallas killings and racist profiling, Vogue, July 15

David Clementson, doctoral student, communication, on why repeatedly telling people, “I don’t know,” might work in dodging answers, Daily Mail, July 12

John Mueller, professor, political science, “Embracing the Almighty Dollar: Islamic State’s Currency Debacle, Cato at Liberty, July 12

Towsand Price-Spratlen, professor, sociology, on how protesters are using strategy of the civil-rights movement, Wall Street Journal, July 12


July 21

Science Café: Whiz Bang Science Show
Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd.
7 p.m.

Through July 22

Exhibition: New Works
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours
Reception: Thursday, July 21, 3-4 p.m.

July 23

The Silk Road Ensemble: Central Asian Music Concert
Weigel Auditorium
1:30 p.m.

July 25

Science Café: Cool Chemistry
Old Worthington Library, 820 N. High St.
7 p.m.

July 25-29

Exhibition: 9 Minutes
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

July 26-29

Exhibition: Still.
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours

Through Sept. 2

Exhibition: Secrets
Ohio State Faculty Club
Gallery Hours

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