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Psychology Professor Appointed to National Council 

Stephen PetrillStephen Petrill, professor, psychology, was appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to a four-year term on the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the National Institutes of Health. The council advises, assists, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretary and to the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Of the 18-member council, Petrill is one of 12 selected from the leading representatives of the health and scientific disciplines in the U.S. relevant to child development and well-being.

Ann Hamilton Project Archive Created

Ann HamiltonThe works of internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton, professor, Department of Art, and Distinguished University Professor, are being digitally archived in a new publicly accessible collection within the university’s Visual Resources Library, housed in the Department of History of Art.

The collection – the Ann Hamilton Project Archive – currently contains more than 1,000 downloadable, high-resolution images from 35 art installations by Hamilton, ranging from her time as a graduate student at the Yale School of Art to her current large-scale, multi-media installations exhibited worldwide.


Campus/Community Latina Collaboration Engages Girls K-12 in Reading Program

This semester Latina faculty members, Theresa Delgadillo, associate professor, comparative studies; Pat Enciso, professor, teaching and learning; Elena Foulis, senior lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese; and graduate students Yalidy Matos, political science; and Maria Barbero, comparative studies, are collaborating with the Columbus community organization, 4L (For Latinas) to host approximately 20 K-12 girls in a weekend reading program that began January 18 and continues through the term. They also are partnering with Ohio State’s Women in Engineering Program and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. 


Lantern Garners Awards from ONA

The Lantern won the General Excellence Award from the Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA) as best college media outlet in the state for the fourth straight year. The awards were announced at ONA's annual conference on February 6. The Lantern was the only paper in its division, among Ohio University, Kent State and Cincinnati; to place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in all 10 categories. The paper also won the Best Website and Arts categories. 


Dance Alumna Honored with Ruth Page Award

Diane Smagatz-RawlinsonAlumna Diane Smagatz-Rawlinson (Dance Education, 1983) received the 2014 Ruth Page Award, celebrating her dedication to teaching young dancers for nearly 30 years, both in the discipline of dance, and in the importance of community philanthropy and citizenship.

Alumnus Wins Award Honoring Foreign-Born Scientists and Artists

Fernando OrelianaOhio State alumnus Fernando Orellana (MFA, art & technology, 2004) was one of three artists winning in an unprecedented three-way tie in the Vilcek Foundation's annual dARTboard Call For Entries in Digital Art. The award is presented to foreign-born artists working in the realm of new media art.


Chinese New Year Prints Display in Hagerty Hall through February 

An exhibit of colorful Chinese folk prints hung around doors and in homes during Chinese New Year is now on display in the Hagerty Hall Lobby. The exhibit of more than 40 prints is curated by Ji Jun, of Anyang Normal University, Henan Province, who is a visiting scholar from China, invited by the Center for Folklore Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL). The exhibit features print styles from two important locales, including a brief introduction to the carving of woodblocks and the printing process.


Scheve to Discuss Cooperative Behavior in Mass Populations

Kenneth ScheveKenneth Scheve, director of the Europe Center at Freeman-Spogli Institute, Stanford University, will speak on "Who Cooperates?: Strategy Types and Reciprocal Behavior in Mass Populations," 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 13, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.  Scheve discusses his research on cooperative behavior in mass populations. Register online.


Alumnus to Offer Career Advice 

Robert Dilenschneider, arts and sciences alumnus and president and CEO of the Dilenschneider Group in NYC, will give a talk on his new book, The Critical First Years of Your Professional Life, a practical guide for students embarking on their first careers, February 19 at 4:30 p.m. in 180 Hagerty Hall. All are welcome. RSVP requested.

Encore Screening: Royal Shakespeare Company’s Live Broadcast of Richard II

Richard IIIn February, Ohio State University presents an “Encore Screening” of a live broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Richard II, directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran, with David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) in the title role. The production is the first in the RSC’s new “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon” series. Richard II will be screened at the Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 20.


Arts and Sciences Undergraduate e-Newsletter, February Issue

The February undergraduate student e-Newsletter highlights the zoology major, the Medical Anthropology Club, a student’s internship experience, and summer research funding opportunities. To submit content suggestions or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs. Newsletter Archives.

COMPAS Photo Contest Deadline Extended to February 21

Central ParkThe COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) program is sponsoring a photography contest to explore this year’s COMPAS theme Public/Private. The contest is open to all Ohio State students, alumni, faculty and staff as well as the Columbus community.


February 13

Chemical and Structural Biology and Biophysics Seminar; 11:30 a.m., 111 Parks Hall

Economics Seminar: Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices; 4-5:30 p.m., 437 Arps Hall


POSTPONED: The Evolution of Spiritualism and the Perils of Progress; moved to April 10, 4:30 p.m., 165 Thompson Library

February 14

The Modern Exemplarity of Medieval Spain; 2:30-3:30 p.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

Performing the Politics of Food and Agriculture: Historic Precedents and Contemporary Theatres of Food; 3-4 p.m., 2038 Drake Performance and Event Center

Analytical Chemistry Student Seminar Series; 4:10 p.m., 2015 McPherson

Arts and Sciences Student on Jeopardy; 7 p.m., WBNS-10TV


February 15

Crafternoons; 1-2:30 p.m., Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Middle School Honor Band Festival Concert; 4 p.m., Weigel Auditorium


February 15-March 15

The Mirage and the Rainbow: Department of Art Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Exhibition; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.


February 17

School of Communication Colloquium: Wai Yen Tang and Morgan Schunn; 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m., 106 Journalism Building

Asian American Movements: Taiko Drumming, Performance, and Cultural Politics; 12:30-2 p.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

Brown Bag Artists' Talk; 2:20 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

James Marino, Unwinding the Early Modern Playbook; 4-5:30 p.m., 050 Scott Lab

Karen Paik: Pixar Animation; 4:30 p.m., Wexner Film/Video Theater

Faculty: Steven Glaser, piano, and Mark Rudoff, cello; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium


Through February 18

In Conversation: Department of Art First Year Graduate Student Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery


February 18

Institute for Population Research Seminar: Grace Kao; 12:30-1:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall


February 19

Carnations, Social Status and the Power Over Nature in some Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts; 3:30-5 p.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

Career Advice from an Expert: Robert Dilenschneider; 4:30 p.m., 180 Hagerty Hall

Faculty Concert: Caroline Hartig, clarinet; 6 p.m., Weigel Auditorium

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February 12, 2014
Maria Khrakovsky

French and Accounting Student to Appear on Jeopardy February 14

Maria Khrakovsky, Ohio State undergraduate Honors student with a double major in French and accounting, will be a contestant during Jeopardy’s college week competition, Friday, February 14, at 7 p.m. on WBNS-10TV. Since childhood, being on Jeopardy has been one of Khrakovsky’s major goals.


David Bromwich, professor, geography, on warming polar cyclones, AP, February 9, 2014

Kristi Williams, associate professor, sociology, on why marriage may not help single women out of poverty, New York Times, February 9, 2014

Jeff Cohen, professor, anthropology, on food practices and faiths, Columbus Dispatch, February 8, 2014

Nicole Kraft, assistant professor, communication, talking tech and her iTunes U classes, USA Today, February 8, 2014

Museum of Biological Diversity Open House featured in Columbus Dispatch, February 8, 2014

Graeme Boone, professor, music; director, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, on “Game of Thrones Day,” Columbus Dispatch, February 7, 2014

Meg Daly, associate professor; evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, on new species of sea anemone found in Antarctic ice, Astrobiology Magazine, February 7, 2014


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