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MAY 6, 2015 | TWEET!



Graduate Students Involved in Multi-Generational, Co-Design Project

In an experiment of multi-generational design creativity, a group of graduate students from The Ohio State University teamed up with groups of older adults – ranging in age from their 70s to 90s – from two local retirement centers.


ASC Interdisciplinary Team-Taught Courses: Applications Being Accepted 

Applications are being accepted for Arts and Sciences grants supporting new interdisciplinary team-taught courses. The full Call for Proposals was sent to chairs and directors earlier in the week. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must reach the ASCCAS (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue by Sept. 1, 2015 (must be submitted through your department’s authorized course initiator) with the expectation that approved courses will be first offered during the 2016-17 academic year. Contact Steve Fink, associate executive dean, with questions.

Andean Music Ensemble Showcases South American Culture

Andean EnsembleOffered as a course at Ohio State, the Andean Music Ensemble teaches students how to play and perform folk music from South American countries like Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. Students learn how to play various Andean instruments, sing in Spanish, Quechua and Aymara, explore Andean musical and performance aesthetics, and learn about the cultural background and social significance of the songs. Formed in autumn 2014, the ensemble has been performing for two semesters. The course is taught every semester and is open to undergraduate and graduate students. No auditions or prior musical experience is required. This spring, there were 10 registered students in the ensemble, which continues to grow.


Chemist Receives 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

JoshJoshua Goldberger, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, is one of only 13 exceptional young chemical sciences researchers from across the country selected to receive the 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The teacher-scholars receive a five-year, $75,000 unrestricted research grant to support their work. Selection criteria include an independent body of significant scholarship established during the first five years of their research careers and a demonstrated commitment to education. Goldberger has done both in full measure.


Performance Review Conversation Lab

Managers can get tips and strategies for conducting effective and meaningful performance reviews with staff at the Learning and Development Conversation Lab: Performance Review session. The lab includes a short presentation and opportunity to practice a performance review conversation. Thursday, May 14, 12-1:15 p.m., Office of Human Resources in Gateway. Attendees can bring questions and examples to use during the workshop. RSVP here.

Faculty Workshop on Promotion and Tenure

The Office of Outreach and Engagement, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium and Ohio Campus Compact co-sponsor a workshop, “Engaged Scholarship: Making the Case for Promotion and Tenure,” May 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Hale Hall. Register by Friday, May 15. 

One-on-One NSF CAREER Proposal Assistance

Faculty applying for NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grants can schedule individual meetings to discuss their proposal with Chris Andersen. More information about the NSF CAREER program is available on the STEM Initiatives website.


Through May 7

Kimono Exhibit; Hagerty Hall Lobby

May 8

2015 Paquette Legacy Symposium; 12:30 p.m., CBEC Building

Through May 9

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

May 12-15

"Extension" Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

May 13

The Many Pleasures of Poetry with Humanities Institute Associate Fred Andrle and Richard St. John; 7 p.m., Bexley Public Library, 241 E. Main St.

Through July 5

Manga Exhibit: World of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires!; Billy Ireland Cartoon Library

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Allison Snow, professor; evolution, ecology and organismal biology, on genetically modified food, New York Times letter to the editor, May 4, 2015 

Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on Senator Portman’s balancing act on trade, AP, May 3, 2015 

Ann Hamilton, professor, art: Review: Ann Hamilton and SITI Company’s the theatre is a blank page Dazzles, Columbus Underground, April 24, 2015
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