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Donuts with the Dean
Dean Manderscheid's recent blog post also is featured in Buckeye Voices, the university's new blog created to share great stories from senior leaders, alumni, faculty, students and staff. In his post, he writes about the many recent successes of artist and Professor Ann Hamilton.

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Geographic information science, sustainable transport, livable cities. And more bikes, please.

Harvey J. Miller's latest blog post discusses walkability, health and the environment.


The Future of Energy is Here: Ohio State Team Cleans-up at Rice Business Plan Competition 

Students with BIG check
A team of Ohio State MBA and Chemistry PhD students recently formed KAir Battery, on a battery technology developed in chemistry Professor Yiying Wu's lab. Team members took 1st place at Ohio State’s business competition and were accepted to the Rice Business Plan Competition—the world’s largest and richest competition. Last week, KAir took home the $100,000 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clean energy prize; placed second in the elevator pitch competition, $750; and advanced to the semi-finals and took third place, $2,000. DOE invited KAir Battery to come to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national clean energy competition this June.

Psychology Professor Author of New Study

Charles EmeryCharles Emery, professor, psychology, is senior author of a new study finding that heart patients with beliefs about health that aren’t based on medical evidence are more likely to skip sessions of cardiac rehabilitation. Emery conducted the research with Derek Anderson, lead author and a doctoral candidate in psychology. The study is published in the journal Health Psychology.


Alumnus/China Flagship Entrepreneur Jared Psigoda Makes 2014 Forbes China “30 under 30” List

Jared PsigodaJared Psigoda, MA, DEALL’s China Flagship Program, 2008, is co-founder and CEO of Reality Squared Games, or R2Games, a web and mobile game publisher specializing in free-to-play games. The company currently has more than 200 employees, and offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China, whose business includes bringing Chinese games to Western players. Forbes China just named him to 2014 Forbes China's “30 under 30” list. Recently, Psigoda visited Ohio State and gave a talk to current Flagship students about how he applied his Flagship education to create a successful international software company. 


Alumna Publishes Book on Travel

Lenora UckoLenora Ucko (PhD, sociology, 1969), is the author of a new book, Enjoy the World: A Woman Remembers Traveling Alone. Ucko is founder of StoriesWork.



Music Professor Named Research Award Recipient

Danielle Fosler-LussierDanielle Fosler-Lussier, professor, School of Music, has been selected the 2014 recipient of the Virginia Hull Research Award, of $2,500, for her proposal, “Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy.” The award is possible through the generosity of Virginia Hull, a friend of arts and humanities at Ohio State and supporter of the research of female faculty members. 


Historian Wins 2014 Lerner-Scott Prize from OAH

Katherine M. MarinoKatherine M. Marino, assistant professor, history, is the recipient of the 2014 Lerner-Scott Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the best doctoral dissertation on U.S. women’s history. Her work, “La Vanguardia Feminista: Pan-American Feminism and the Rise of International Women's Rights, 1915-1946,” is cited as “a remarkably original contribution, truly transnational in approach; engaging U.S. women’s history, the history of feminism and social movements in the Americas and the history of human rights.”


Chemistry Student Art Competition Is Underway: Vote Now

Caterpillar paintingAs part of The STEAM Factory's Project Color, students in Rebecca Ricciardo’s general chemistry class made their own pigments in the lab, characterizing their structure and color. Using these pigments, teams of four made tempera paint, creating art works. Vote on your favorite painting by liking it by noon, Thursday, April 24. You may vote for more than one. Paintings with the most likes will be on display at the market at 400 West Rich on April 26.

11th Annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture 

Lecture features C. Peter Magrath, former president, APLU, May 1, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ohio Union. Seating is limited to 300 guests. RSVP by April 21.


Spring 2014 HoloFest Opens Friday, April 18 

Physics Professor Harris Kagan’s holography class and the OSU Holography Club present the spring HoloFest Exhibition, in 0006 Smith Lab, 174 W. 18th Ave. The show opens Friday, April 18, at 5 p.m. and runs through Monday, April 21. Holographic art works are by Ohio State student and visiting artists. Massachusetts holographer Betsy Connors will give a talk Friday, April 18, at 3 p.m.; New York holographer Sam Moree will speak Monday, April 21, at 3 p.m. Both talks in 0006 Smith Lab are free and open to the public. Refreshments provided Friday evening. The exhibit can be viewed on the weekend by request. Contact Harris Kagan for more information.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award Workshop

Faculty considering submitting a proposal for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award are invited to a session on Tuesday, April 22, 1:30-2:45 p.m., the Smith Seminar Room, 1080 Physics Research Building. The workshop will focus on the outreach/education/diversity portion of the CAREER proposal. Register online.

Staff Professional Development Grants: Application Deadline, April 25

College of Arts and Sciences staff members are encouraged to apply for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. Additional information and application available online.


April 17

RFG Chemical and Structural Biology and Biophysics Research Focus Group; 11:30 a.m., 111 Parks Hall

The Role of Bolsa Familia in Altering Household Economic Strategies in Rural Amazonia; 1 p.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

Annual C.L. & M.D. Rustagi Memorial Lecture; 3 p.m., 170, Eighteenth Avenue Building

Psychology Colloquia: Mary Murphy, Indiana University; 4 p.m., 035 Psychology Building

Molecular Genetics Seminar; 4:10 p.m., 111 Parks Hall

Career Night 2014: Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures; 5 p.m., Hagerty Hall

Changing the Genome: For Better or Worse; 7 p.m., WOSU@COSI Studios, 333 W. Broad St.


April 17-18

America to China and Back; Riffe Center, Capitol Theatre, 77 South High St.


April 17 and 19

The Rape of Lucretia; Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center


April 18

How the Mormons Became White: Polygamy, Indigeneity, Sovereignty; 2:30 p.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

State Institutions and Everyday Politics in Ming China (1368-1644): Towards a social history of the Ming military - Michael Szonyi; 3 p.m., 168 Dulles Hall

Economics Seminar: Geoffroy de Clippel, Brown University; 3:30 p.m., 437 Arps Hall

HoloFest Exhibition; 5 p.m., 0006 Smith Lab


April 21

School of Communication Colloquium; 11:30 a.m., 106 Journalism Building

Economics Seminar: Ruey Tsay, University of Chicago; 3:30 p.m., 437 Arps Hall

Wind Symphony; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium


Through May 3

Department of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior Projects Exhibition; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

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April 16, 2014
Abby Carlozzo

Abby Carlozzo Awarded Beinecke Scholarship

Abby Carlozzo, a junior Honors student majoring in dance and minoring in French and arts entrepreneurship, has been named a 2014 Beinecke Scholar. The award provides $34,000 to support graduate studies. Carlozzo is interested in researching cross-cultural dance collaborations through a career in dance education. This interest was sparked by a 2012 study abroad experience to Burkina Faso, where she will return this summer to conduct her research.


Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on how hunger feeds anger, Washington Post, April 14, 2014


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