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New Study Examines Politicians’ Influence on Climate Change Perceptions

J Craig JenkinsJ. Craig Jenkins, professor of sociology, is the co-author of a new study on the level of influence national political leaders have on how much Americans worry about the threat of climate change. More than extreme weather events and the work of scientists, it is national political leaders who influence how much Americans worry about the threat of climate change.


Industrial Design Students Win 2012 Housewares Awards

Jenny Clark, Michael Maclean and Evan Trickey
Industrial design students (l-r) Evan Trickey, Jenny Clark, and Michael Maclean will attend the 2012 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago March 10-13 to showcase their winning designs. Each student was awarded an honorable mention and a $250 prize in the student category of the new product competition.

Undergraduate Student Study Abroad Scholarships Deadline: March 8

The application deadline for the following study abroad scholarships—Undergraduate International Experiences Grants, the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships, and the Humanities Study Abroad Scholarships—is March 8. Eligible students will be considered for all of these scholarships upon completing an online application. Please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs, for more information.

Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO) Scholarships Deadline: February 17

Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO) Scholarships provide funding to undergraduate students enrolled in any of the DISCO interdisciplinary programs: American Indian Studies (minor), Asian American Studies (minor), Disability Studies (minor), Latino/a Studies (minor), and/or Sexuality Studies (minor and major). The deadline for applications is February 17. Please contact Ann Rottersman for more information on how to apply.


Administrative Research Council (ARC) Meeting: February 21

Bernadette Melnyk will present Building Successful Programs of Funded Research in Health and Wellness; Vedavyas (Vedu) Hariths will discuss Research In View (formerly OSU:pro) which goes live on February 24; and Anne Moffat will provide updates on semester conversion, salary caps, and other research administration topics. Tuesday, February 21, 9:30-11 am, 1080 Physics Research Building. Registration required

Dublin Arts Council Show Has Ohio State Ties

Dublin Arts Council Show with Prudence Gill and Jacci Delaney
Prudence Gill
, director/curator of Ohio State’s Swing Space Gallery, and Jacci Delaney, an MFA candidate in glass, currently have works in an exhibition on view until February 24 at the Dublin Arts Council. The exhibition, Frozen, showcases artwork focusing on water in its three common states – solid, liquid, and gas. Joining them in the show is Terry Lindquist, retired professor from the State University of New York. For more, visit (Photo of Prudence Gill: Grant Fletcher)

Two-Day Academics and Activism Project:
February 23-24

The Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO), the Humanities Institute DISCO Working Group, and the DISCO Graduate Student Caucus present a two-day Academics and Activism project. There will be a screening of the documentary, Precious Knowledge, and a discussion with its filmmaker on February 23, 4-6:30 pm, RPAC/Rooms 2 & 3 and an all-day forum and workshops on activism on February 24, 9 am-3:30 pm, Multicultural Center (RSVP to For more information, contact Pranav Jani or Debra Moddelmog.

OSU Urban Arts Space Nominated as Best Art Gallery

OSU Urban Arts Space has been nominated as Best Art Gallery in the 2012 Alive Best of Columbus contest. You can cast your vote for Urban Arts Space as your favorite gallery in Columbus, and all your other favorite local organizations, businesses, and places by March 1. Results will be announced in the March 29 issue of Alive.

Arts And Sciences Undergraduate Student e-Newsletter

The February undergraduate student e-newsletter focuses on the value of volunteering, volunteer opportunities, and service-learning courses. To read the e-newsletter, please visit the newsletter archives. To submit content suggestions or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

Arts and Sciences Dean’s Student Advisory Board

The recently formed Dean's Student Advisory Board is charged with advising Executive Dean and Vice Provost Joe Steinmetz on matters pertaining to students such as academics, communication, activities, student life, and college relations. The board consists of 15 student members representing both undergraduate and graduate students. Arts and sciences students may share their ideas, concerns, suggestions, etc. with the board via an online form. For more information, contact Ann Rottersman

Thursday, February 16 - Saturday, March 3

This Above All: MFA Acting Outreach Project

This Above All: MFA Acting Outreach Project, Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance Center

Thursday, February 16

Café Musique, 3-5 pm, Crane Café, Hagerty Hall

Monthly Anime Adventure: The Artistic Merit of Shonen Anime, 6-8 pm, Urban Arts Space
Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series: Jill McCorkle, 7 pm, 311 Denney Hall
What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual but Not Religious: An Interview with Linda Mercadante, 7 pm, First Community Church, 3777 Dublin Rd.


Friday, February 17

CMRS Lecture Series: Richard Unger, 2:30 pm, 090 Science and Engineering Library
Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading (NYUP 2012), 3:30-5 pm, 311 Denney Hall
Genderfluid Showcase, 8-10 pm, Performance Hall, Ohio Union

Saturday, February 18

OHIOCENTRIC Exhibition Reception, 1-3 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Sunday, February 19

Science Sundays presents Earth Scientist Jeff Daniels on Shale Energy’s Challenges and Opportunities, 3-4 pm, Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre

Monday, February 20

Which Sounds are Significant? Towards a Rhetoric of Closed Captioning, 4-5:30 pm, 311 Denney Hall
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and OSU Libraries Reading, The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. (Love and Rockets Library, Locas Book 2) by Jaime Hernandez, 7-8:30 pm, Thompson Library, Mortar Board Centennial Suite


Tuesday, February 21

Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series: Wyatt Prunty, 7 pm, Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre

Wednesday, February 22

Composer's Workshop, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.
Amanda Buck

Distinguished Design Alumni Lecture: Amanda Buck, 6-7 pm, 180 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Rd.

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FEBRUARY 15, 2012

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In The News
Patrick Woliver, music, "OSU to Salute a Talent Who Left World Too Soon," Columbus Dispatch, February 9

Patrick Woliver, music, "OSU School of Music Program Salutes Pioneering Opera Singer," This Week Community Newspapers, February 9

"Review: The Ruby Elzy Story: Show Brings Soprano to Life," Columbus Dispatch, February 12

New Websites

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Cellular, Molecular, and Biochemical Sciences Program (CMBP)

Department of Sociology

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