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Record-Setting "Trick or Treating" for Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Trick or Treating for Mid-Ohio FoodbankSeventeen Humanities Scholars participated in the annual Treat the Hungry service project, “Trick or Treating” for non-perishable food items in a Hilliard neighborhood on Halloween. A record-setting 555 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Barbara Keyfitz Named 2012 Noether Lecturer

Barbara KeyfitzBarbara Keyfitz, the Charles Saltzer Professor of Mathematics, will deliver the Noether Lecture at the Association for Women in Mathematics 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 4-7, Boston, MA. Her lecture, Conservation Laws – Not Exactly a la Noether, addresses recent developments in hyperbolic partial differential equations.

The First Step to Change:  Focusing on the Negative

India JohnsonFocusing on negatives helps catalyze change, according to India Johnson, graduate research assistant, psychology, who co-authored the study with Kentaro Fujita, assistant professor, psychology. The study was published in the journal, Psychological Science.


Geography Awareness Week Continues with Byrd Polar Events

Geography Awareness WeekJerome Dobson, president of the American Geographical Society and professor of geography at the University of Kansas, will lead a discussion on Geography: Use it or Lose it, at 11 am on Thursday, November 17. On the same day at 3 pm, he will present a lecture, Through the Macroscope: Geography's View of the World.


Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student e-Newsletter

Beginning this year all arts and sciences majors are receiving a monthly college e-newsletter. The fourth issue will be emailed to students on November 17. To read the newsletter, please visit the newsletter archives. For additional information or suggestions on content, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

Remembering Those in Need

Remembering Those in NeedDuring this time of thanksgiving, we might remember those in need in Franklin County and reach out through two worthwhile initiatives:

Graduate Women in Physics will be collecting items (clothing/toiletry/blankets) to help homeless women through Friday, November 18. Their donation box is in the mailroom of the Physics Research Building at 191 W. Woodruff Avenue.

Bucks for Charity, which supports a wide array of vital services, runs through December 9.

Benefits Open Enrollment Begins Today

A reminder to keep our benefits’ package current and our costs down:  Benefits Open Enrollment begins today, November 16 and ends on Friday, December 2.

Faculty & Staff Pages in onCampus

Have you recently published a book or paper; received a grant or patent; given an invited presentation; or received other professional recognition for leadership or service? Please let us know. We’d be happy to send these items along to onCampus for inclusion in their Faculty & Staff pages.


Wednesday, November 16

Town and Gown in Gothic Paris, 3:30 pm, Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave

Symphonic Band, “Life in the Groove – The Influence of Jazz,” 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium


Thursday, November 17

Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series: Randall Kenan, 7 pm, 311 Denney Hall

Monthly Anime Adventure: Studio Ghibli, 6-8 pm, OSU Urban Arts Space. Free and open to the public.

Paging Columbus! Friction and Fiction, 6 pm, OSU Urban Arts Space

World Issues Community Forum, 7 pm, Beehive Books, 25 N. Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio

Collegiate Winds, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20

Pan Pan, Black Box on Mershon Stage, 1871 North High Street


Friday, November 18

Report on Duke University Degree Program in Moving Image Production, 3:30 pm, Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

CHR Seminar: Tamara Mann (Columbia University/CHR Dissertation Fellow) From Pastoral Care to Health Care: The First National Conference on Aging, 3:30 pm, 168 Dulles Hall

Book Signing and Interview With Scott Raab, 7 pm, The Ohio State University Book Store, second floor

Symphonic Choir, University Chorus, Mastersingers, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Friday, November 18 – Saturday, November 19

MFA Dance Concert: Amanda Byars/Erik Abbott-Main/Alexis Del Sol, Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd


Saturday, November 19

Art Explorations for Kids, 1 pm, OSU Urban Arts Space


Sunday, November 20

Science Sundays presents Steven K. Lower, earth sciences, who will discuss, A Bacterium’s Sense of Touch. 3-4 pm, Wexner Film/Video Theatre. Reception, 4-5 pm. Free and open to the public.

Men’s Glee Club with the Statesmen of Ball State University, 3 pm, Weigel Auditorium



Monday, November 21

The Future of The Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads, 4:30 pm, US Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union

Percussion Ensemble, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Tuesday, November 22

University Band, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Sunday, November 27

Concert in Support of the 16 days, This event is held on Minerva, the online teaching and research space of the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies

Wednesday, November 30

Biblical Archaeology in Context: Mythological Giants, Historical Peoples, First Alphabets, 4 pm, Multicultural Center, Ohio Union

The Idea of a University in a Time of Crisis: A Book Group: Clayton Christensen, "The Innovation University" 3:30 pm, The Goldberg Center, 207 Dulles Hall
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NOVEMBER 16, 2011

2011 Celebration Concert

Celebrate the Sounds of the Season!

The School of Music presents its annual Celebration Concert at 8 pm Friday, December 2, in Mershon Auditorium. This fast-paced musical extravaganza showcases the school's many performing groups, from its Symphony Orchestra to the Jazz Ensemble, Glee Clubs and more, and wraps up with the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. For tickets, call the Theatre box office at 292-2295 or the Wexner Center ticket office at 292-3535. More at
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