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Great Beginnings…

Science Sundays, Sullivant Hall Grand Opening, Donuts with the Dean and Dean's Cornhole Chanllenge
ASC is busy – throwing a huge party celebrating the transformation of Sullivant Hall; kicking off season four of Science Sundays; upcoming "Donuts with the Dean" and issuing the “Dean’s Cornhole Challenge.” Dean Manderscheid invites everyone to join him. Read more in his recent blog post.


Sullivant Hall Grand Opening Features Dance, Ribbon-Cutting, Open Houses

Sullivant HallFrom world-premiere dances to motion-capture demos to open houses and remarks from university leaders, the Sullivant Hall Grand Opening on Saturday, Sept. 20, will be an afternoon of non-stop activities. The ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. kicks off an afternoon of site-specific dance events conceived and directed by Stephan Koplowitz and open houses in the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD); the departments of Dance and Arts Administration, Education and Policy; and the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise. It’s all free!


Ohio State Marching Band Hometown Concert One-Day-Only Ticket Presale

Marching BandTickets for the Marching Band Hometown Concert in the Schottenstein Center are available for purchase during a special presale, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11. On the Ticketmaster website, use the password "music" to access the tickets.


Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student e-Newsletter – September Issue

The September issue of the undergraduate student e-Newsletter highlights the new major in data analytics, a new student organization – Women in Math and Science Club (WIMS), ASC Career Services’ move to Denney Hall, college funding in support of undergraduate study abroad and research, the Study Abroad Expo, Undergraduate Research Week and the Sullivant Hall grand opening. It also profiles geological sciences major Casey Saup. To submit content suggestions or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Ann Rottersman.

Staff Professional Development Grants: application deadline: Friday, Sept. 12 by 4 p.m.  

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

ASC SAC Cornhole Tournament: Challenge the Dean!

CornholeThe ASC Staff Advisory Council Cornhole Tournament runs through Oct. 15 with games each Wednesday at noon on the Oval. Coming up: “Dean’s Challenge” with Dean Manderscheid, Sept. 24. Registration deadline: Sept. 10.


First STEAM Market Presentation of 2014-15, Saturday

The STEAM Factory kicks-off its series of bi-weekly presentations, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the 400 West Rich Market, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mathematicians Jim Fowler and Bart Snapp present, "Ximera, an online educational platform, turns collaboratively created content into interactive classroom activities – it’s 'crowdteaching.'" 

ASC Undergraduate Student Research and Study Abroad Funding Opportunities

Autumn semester deadlines for funding opportunities:

Mansoor and Sky Discuss Situation in Iraq

After the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011, post-war Iraq has deteriorated. Key causes include the rise of the Islamic State, ineffectual leadership of the Al-Maliki government and internal tensions between Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Peter Mansoor, Ohio State historian, and Emma Sky of Yale University, discuss the situation, Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., in 352 Drinko Hall.

2014 Study Abroad Expo: Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Students can talk with study abroad experts, learn more about study abroad opportunities, explore programs for all majors and find out how to fund their prospective study abroad experiences. The 2014 Study Abroad Expo will take place in the Buckeye Reading Room of Thompson Library.

First CJRC Seminar of the Year Features Charis Kubrin

KubrinIn criminal proceedings across the U.S., rap music lyrics are being introduced as evidence of a defendant’s guilt. “Art or Confession? Using Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Criminal Trials,” presented by the Criminal Justice Research Center, draws attention to this disturbing practice and explores its context, describes its elements and contours and considers its broader significance. Thursday, Sept. 25, 12 p.m., 217 Journalism Building.

P12 Partnership Inventory Webinar Sept. 12

The P12 Initiative hosts, “The P12 Partnership Inventory: What to Expect, Tips to Complete” webinar, Friday, Sept. 12, 11-11:45 a.m. Director Kate Harkin, gives an overview and answers questions about the 2014 university-wide P12 Partnership Inventory. The 15-minute survey collects and tracks Ohio State partnerships with Ohio schools and organizations serving school-age children. Faculty and staff who manage P-12 activities and programs will get tips. Heather Lansky and Melanie Tracy, P12 Initiative, co-present. Log on to the P12 Partnership Initiative Webinar here.


Launch event for 2015 Ohio State Business Plan Competition

Kick off the 2015 Ohio State University Business Plan Competition in the Mason Hall Rotunda on Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. The Ohio State Business Plan Competition is open to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff, but must have at least one current Ohio State student on the team. At the launch event Sept. 24, food will be served along with a proven startup concept development program offered by Mike Blackwell, senior vice president, entrepreneur development, TechColumbus. Teams also will be able to work one-on-one with a mentor. Register for the launch event and apply to compete. Application deadline: Oct. 22. Contact Nikki Modlich with questions.


Sept. 11

Honor Civil Rights Struggles: 2014-2015 Disco Welcome Reception; 3:30 p.m., Campus Reading Room, 1120 Thompson Library

Samuel C. Chu Memorial Lecture Series with Myron L. Cohen, Late Imperial China from the Bottom Up: What the Historical Anthropology of a Taiwan Community can tell us about China Then and Now; 4 p.m., 165 Thompson Library

Feminist Panel Discussion: Considering the Fourth Wave; 4:30 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

Jazz at Mirror Lake; 5:30 p.m., Browning Amphitheater

Sept. 12

Anthony Pym, on Inculturation and its Alternatives; 11 a.m., 311 Denney Hall

Anthony Pym, on the Medieval Postmodern in Translation Studies; 2:30 p.m., Humanities Institute, 104 E. 15th Ave.

CMRS Lecture Series: Reneé Trilling, University of Illinois; 4 p.m., 090 18th Ave. Library

Sept. 12 - Sept. 13

Black Girls: The Silent Crisis; AAAS Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43210

Sept. 14

Science Sundays: Margot Gerritsen, Mathematical Tools Bring Hidden Beauty to Light; 3 p.m., Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

Sept. 15

Musicology Lecture: Barry Shank, The Ohio State University; 4:30 p.m., 205 18th Avenue Library

Faculty Collage Concert; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Sept. 17

Mark C. Preul, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute; 3 p.m., 035 Psychology Building

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2014: Networking Social; 5 p.m., 105 Biomedical Research Tower

An Evening with Marty O’Donnell; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium

Through Oct. 3

Tracers Takes Over; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Through Oct. 31

Faculty Club Alumni Art Exhibition: Maria Alejandra Zanetta; Faculty Club

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September 10, 2014
Margot Gerritsen


What do a Nobel Laureate, a Pixar digital tailor and a ghost-particle hunter have in common? Can algebra be turned into art? Do we need to avoid GMOs? What about Einstein’s crazier theories, not to mention the future of the human population? And what does Homer have to do with mathematics? Answers are free at Science Sundays. Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University, starts it up Sept. 14 with Mathematical Tools Bring Hidden Beauty to Light.


Abraham Badu-Tawiah, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “New Chemistry Professors Share Their Experiences”, Chemical and Engineering News, Sept. 8, 2014

John Mueller, professor, political science, on how ISIS beheadings could spur U.S. public support for military response, Voice of America, Sept. 5, 2014

Peter Mansoor, associate professor, history, on miscommunication in Afghanistan, Detroit News, Sept. 5, 2014

Koritha Mitchell, associate professor, English, on race and gender issues, “Feminists take on race and police conduct post-Ferguson", Washington Post, Sept. 1, 2014


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