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Political Scientist Top Scholar in International Relations

Alexander WendtAlexander Wendt, professor, Department of Political Science and Ralph D. Mershon Professor of International Security at the Mershon Center for International Studies, was selected as the scholar who has had the greatest influence on the field of international relations in the past 20 years by a 2011 survey of international scholars across 20 countries.

Physics Lecturer Receives Air Force Research Award

Kramer AkliKramer Akli, lecturer, Department of Physics, received a 2012 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) young investigator award for an exceptional professional record of publications, presentations, and academic service.

Research Scientist Travels to India to Give Back to Students

Sultana NaharSultana Nahar, research scientist, astronomy, visited Aligarh Muslim University in India where she presented two seminars, two cash awards for students, and a donation of books to undergraduates studying astronomy.

Say It On Facebook

We can advertise your spring course to the 3,000 fans on the Arts and Sciences Facebook Page. Send your name, course title and description to Shantay Piazza by Friday,
February 3.

National Linguistics Olympiad: Spaces Still Available

Do you know high school students with a knack for languages or logic? The Department of Linguistics and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering are hosting the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO), a national contest for high school students to solve linguistics problems, February 2, 9:30 am -1 pm. Contact Michael White for more information.

Staff Professional Development Grants

Staff members may apply for professional development funding through a Staff Professional Development Grant. The application deadline is January 31. Contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs, for more information.

Huntington International Fellowship

The Huntington National Bank has created an endowment for Ohio State students who seek to study foreign language abroad. The application deadline is February 17. Contact the Foreign Language Center at for more information.

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student e-Newsletter

Beginning this year arts and sciences majors receive a monthly college e-newsletter. The January issue focuses on internships, nonprofit career opportunities, and a new need-based study abroad fund, the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships. To read the e-newsletter, visit the newsletter archives. For information or suggestions for content, contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

January 27

Taste of OSU 2012, sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, 5-9 pm at the Ohio Union. The event is free and open to all Ohio State students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends.

Citizenship Politics, a roundtable discussion at the Humanities Institute, 3:30 pm, featuring Franco Barchiesi, African American and African Studies; Cricket Keating, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Gene Holland and Philip Armstrong, Comparative Studies, Knight House, 104 East 15th Ave.

January 31

Right Now Readings with Available Light Theatre, 7:30-9 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 West Town St. Join Available Light Theatre for a casual, after-hours theatre reading. This month, local actors will read Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. Coffee provided by Cafe Brioso. Free and open to all.

February 2-11

Double Bill: Matchmaker & Real Women Have Curves, Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance Center, 1849
Cannon Dr.

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JANUARY 25, 2012

Erich Grotewold of CAPS

$4.2 Million Grant Funds Plant Science Project

Erich Grotewold, professor of Molecular Genetics and Horticulture and Crop Science, and director of the Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS), is the principal investigator on a $4,234,908 National Science Foundation (NSF) project to address fundamentally important questions in plant research. The four-year grant funds Grotewold and project co-PIs— Ohio State Medical Center and Department of Molecular Genetics Associate Professor Andrea Doseff — and University of Toledo Associate Professor John Gray, to study Systems Approaches to Identify Gene Regulatory Networks in the Grasses.
In The News
Dale Gnidovec, curator, Orton Geological Museum, on Ice Age Ohio, Columbus Dispatch, January 22, 2012.
Alexander Wendt, professor, political science, on the biggest foreign-policy challenges facing the United States, Foreign Policy, Jan/Feb 2012.
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