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News and Updates
Joe Steinmetz
I am pleased and proud to congratulate our Ohio State physicists Stan Durkin, K.K. Gan, Chris Hill, Richard Hughes, Harris Kagan, Richard Kass, T.Y. Ling, Brian Winer, and engineer Benjamin Bylsma, whose work played a key role in the discovery of the long sought-after Higgs boson, or “God particle.” The news that two of the Large Hadron Collider’s detectors had found this fundamental subatomic particle was announced on July 4 by the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
 
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News and Research


Geography and Center for Aviation Studies Launch Air Service Accessibility Index

Air Service Accessibility IndexMorton O'Kelly, professor of geography in collaboration with Ohio State’s Center for Aviation Studies, has developed an index of air service accessibility of U.S. airports that could have profound implications for decision-making by management for airports, airlines, and aviation service providers as well as cities, states, and business.



Research Reveals How to Minimize Anger and Aggression

Dominik Mischkowski, graduate student in communication, is lead author of a new study on a strategy people can use to minimize how angry and aggressive they get when they are provoked by others. For more information, go to the Ohio State Research Communications press release.



New Book on Suicide Bombing

Jeffrey LewisJeffrey Lewis, lecturer in international studies, is author of the new book The Business of Martyrdom: A History of Suicide Bombing (Naval Institute Press, 2012), the only comprehensive history available of suicide bombing from its origins in Imperial Russia to the current day.
Awards

Chemist Receives $2 Million High-End Instrumentation Grant from NIH

Christopher JaroniecChristopher Jaroniec, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, led a team of researchers at Ohio State and Case Western Reserve University to receive a $2 million High-End Instrumentation grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award will be used to purchase a high-field wide-bore solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. It is the first of its kind in the state of Ohio; housed in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry’s NMR facility, it will provide major new research capabilities to multiple investigators.



ASC Faculty Group Receives $175,000 Mellon Foundation Grant

Brian JosephEight ASC faculty members: Theodora Dragostinova, history; Yana Hashamova, Slavic; Pranav Jani, English; Brian Joseph, linguistics, Slavic (lead PI, pictured); Jessie Labov, Slavic; Scott Levi, history; Andrea Sims, Slavic; and Mytheli  Sreenivas, history, received a $175,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to organize a John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures.
Announcements

Robert Holub Named Ohio Eminent Scholar in German

Robert HolubOhio Eminent Scholar and Professor of German Robert Holub, joins the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures autumn semester 2012. Holub comes to Ohio State from the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts, where he was Chancellor from 2008-2012. His scholarly work focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century intellectual, cultural, and literary history.



Zhong-Lin Lu Named Director, Center for Cognitive Science

Zhong-Lin LuJoseph Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost, and Gifford Weary, divisional dean, social and behavioral sciences, announced the appointment of Zhong-Lin Lu (pictured), Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, professor of psychology, and director, Ohio State’s Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI), as director of the university’s Center for Cognitive Science.



Art for Life Call for Artists

Donate your artwork and compete for the chance to be shown in the Art for Life auction. Gain exposure to the art community in Columbus and support the advocacy, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS in Central Ohio. This year’s event will take place at the Columbus Museum of Art, September 22 with President Gee serving as honorary chair. Artwork is due July 14.



Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State National Workshop

REACH for Commercialization: A Workshop for Women Faculty and Postdocs in STEM will take place at Ohio State, September 23-25. Ohio State women faculty and postdocs may qualify for a registration waiver to cover complete costs of attendance. Deadline to apply for support is July 13. Send a CV and a 200-word research statement to CEOS.



Writing Experience for Social Change

The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing is launching a new fall semester non-credit seminar for junior, senior, and graduate students interested in service-learning, mentoring, or writing for social change. U-WE: An Undergraduate Writing Experience for Social Change runs August 27 - December 3. 
Events

July 20-21

The Warren G. Harding Symposium, America at a Crossroads: The 1920 Presidential Campaign, an academic, social, and cultural exploration of the life and times of America's 29th president. 



Through July 26

Excessive and Incomplete: Works by Chris Taylor, Swing Space Gallery.



Through July 28

2012 High School Juried Exhibition, OSU Urban Arts Space, 50 West Town St., a one-of-a-kind art show for aspiring artists who want to showcase their art in a professional environment. 
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Visit the Arts and Sciences Communications Services website to find information about our services and to connect you with resources and guidelines. The site details how you can request everything from strategic planning and websites to business cards and letterhead. Additionally, we provide college branding, core messages, and visual identity guidelines.
 
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JULY 11, 2012


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Pelotonia Fellowships

Breonna Slocum, an undergraduate majoring in microbiology and Spanish, is just one of the many arts and sciences students whose cancer research is supported by a Pelotonia fellowship. Slocum is working to establish the link between Pax transcription factors and Acyl-CoA synthetase in cancer biology. “This work is important because if we can better understand how cancer cells divide and grow, we can target the genes responsible and eventually lead to a cure for cancer.” Pelotonia Fellowships are funded directly by donations to riders in Pelotonia, which this year will be August 10-12. Support this year’s Team ASC and Team Buckeye. Contact Terry Bradley at Bradley.77@osu.edu.
In the News
Department of History students and faculty, along with WWII veterans, share memories of an unforgettable study-abroad trip to battle sites in the Pacific, July 11, 2012
 
Brad Bushman, professor of communication, on the strategy of “self-distancing,” Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2012
 
The career of Lonnie Thompson, professor of earth sciences and senior research scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, is the subject of a New York Times feature, July 5, 2012

Jeff Rogers, professor of geography and state climatologist, on Ohio’s drought, Columbus Dispatch, July 4, 2012
 
Stan Durkin, professor of physics, on the discovery of the ‘God particle,’ Washington Post via Columbus Dispatch, July 4, 2012
 
New Websites

Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites

Department of Dance
dance.osu.edu

Freshman Seminar
Program
freshmanseminars.osu.edu

Literacy Studie @OSU
literacystudies.osu.edu

Moritz Lab
mlab.osu.edu

Currently, Arts and Sciences Communications Services is supporting the development of over 45 websites. View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.
Ice Cream Social

SAC Ice Cream Social

The Staff Advisory Council invites all staff to come enjoy yummy Graeter's ice cream, sorbet and no sugar added Itailian ice at the annual Staff Advisory Council Ice Cream Social.

Friday, July 20
2:30-4 pm

Hansford Quadrangle (north side of Denney Hall)
Ice cream served from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Please RSVP
and specify dietary restrictions.
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