News and Updates

New Study on Responses to Presidential Campaign Ads

Zheng WangZheng Wang, assistant professor of communication, is lead author of a new study examining people’s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads. The results showed that partisan participants reacted strongly to ads featuring their favored candidate, but barely responded to ads featuring the rival candidate.

Arts Educator Reaches Out to Chilean Colleagues

Deborah Smith-ShankDeborah Smith-Shank, professor and chair; arts administration, education and policy, was invited to address 60 art educators in Santiago, Chile. You can read her interview, in Spanish, with a group from the Chilean Ministry of Culture.

Homecoming Cookout  

All Staff Count Explanation PointExecutive Dean Steinmetz and the ASC Staff Advisory Council are celebrating Homecoming this year with a cookout at Browning Amphitheater (beside Mirror Lake) on Tuesday, October 2, at 11:30 am for all arts and sciences staff. Enjoy lunch with your friends and colleagues and cheer on the remaining cornhole teams for the last game of our tournament. Please RSVP by September 25.

Jazz Studies Major Featured on The Morning Show

Ott, Lampley, and White in studioJazz studies major Jon Lampley, who with alumni Dan White and Chris Ott, created a CD of newly arranged versions of favorite Buckeye songs, will be interviewed on CD 102.5 Friday, September 21, at 8:15 am on Joe Jewett’s Morning Show.

Margarita Mazo Receives NEH Grant

Margarita MazoMargarita Mazo, professor emerita, music, received a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to enable the first publication of Igor Stravinsky’s manuscripts, drafts, and sketches for his seminal 1923 ballet Les Noces.

Kramer Akli Receives DOE Grant

Kramer AkliKramer Akli, senior lecturer, physics, received a $450,000 grant from the Department of Energy to study star-like plasmas using the SCARLET Petawatt laser.


September 19

Fred AndrleThe Humanities Institute presents A Literary Salon featuring central Ohio fiction writers and poets this evening at 7 pm at the Bexley Public Library, 4211 East Main St. Authors Amelia Brownstein, Christiane Buuck, Lee Martin, Jacquelin Smith, Rachel Wiley, and Nancy Zafris will be featured. Fred Andrle (pictured) will emcee the event.

September 20

Molecular Genetics Seminar: Ana Alonso; 4:10 pm, 155 Jennings Hall, 1735 Neil Ave.
Patron's Circle Faculty Lecture; 5:30 pm, Psychology Building, Room 0014
Digital Animation and Interactive Media MFA Presentation; 6:30-8 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St. Suite 130

September 21

Symphony Orchestra; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

September 24

Guest Artist Concert: Duo Terlano; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.
Frontiers: Journal of Women's Studies Welcome Reception; Ohio State's opportunity to be the home base for a prestigious journal with a 40-year history, 3-5 pm, Ohio Union, Multicultural Center Great Room

September 27

Bebe Miller Company: A History; Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St.

October 4-5

Building the Louvre: Architectures of Politics and Art, a two-day conference featuring faculty from French and Italian; arts administration, education and policy; history; Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; history of art; film studies; and Spanish and Portuguese.  Forum Gallery of the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad St.

October 5

Presidential Symposium: The Idea of a University in Time of Crisis, Fred Andrle moderates a panel including Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee; Joan Leitzel, former president, University of New Hampshire; James B. Milliken, president, University of Nebraska; and Harvey Perlman, chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 3:30 pm, Wexner Center Film/Video Theater. RSVP to

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September 19, 2012

Dmitry Tumin, doctoral student, sociology, on separated couples who cannot afford divorce, PsychCentral, September 17, 2012
Paul Beck, professor, political science, on both sides of the redistricting debate, This Week, September 12, 2012
David Ewoldsen, professor, communication, on how video game “teams” are tied to cooperative behavior in players, WTTV-TV, Los Angeles, September 12, 2012
John Mueller, professor, political science; Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies Emeritus, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, on whether we are safer after 9/11, WUSA-TV (Washington, DC), September 12, 2012
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