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College of Arts and Sciences
Dean Steinmetz
Dear Colleagues,

I hope everyone has settled into the new academic year and is enjoying the autumn weather. It is a great time for us to get out of our offices and labs and find out what is happening beyond our own walls.

Our Annual Arts and Sciences Staff Town Hall meeting tomorrow (Thursday, October 20) in 0100 Mendenhall Lab offers an opportunity to learn about and engage in the life of our college. This is a meeting that is built around you; your ideas, questions and concerns. We will answer both previously-submitted questions and those that may occur to you on-the-spot. 

I know that I am fortunate to have one of the most dedicated and competent staffs on this campus. Please know that your input is always sought and valued. I encourage you to take an hour from your busy schedules to join your colleagues tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

I look forward to seeing you.
News and Research

Legends & Legacies: Celebrating Our Own

Don HarrisTo celebrate the upcoming Bicentennial of the City of Columbus and the King Arts Complex’s 24th anniversary, the King Arts Complex will recognize 24 individuals designated Columbus Legends, people who have made significant contributions to the community. Donald Harris, School of Music composer and professor emeritus, will be among those honored during the program, Legends & Legacies: Celebrating Our Own, Thursday, October 20, at 7 pm in the Pythian Theater, King Arts Complex.

Statistics Professor Shares in New NSF/US Census Grant

Noel CressieNoel Cressie, statistics professor and director of the Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics (SSES) program, will share in a five-year $2.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that establishes a research group at the University of Missouri and at Ohio State. Researchers will develop new data analysis and modeling methodologies to improve interpretability and usability of the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the Census Bureau, which releases data annually that provides communities with the timely information needed to plan the distribution of resources and services.


John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine/Science

Keith WailooKeith A. Wailoo, Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will discuss Between Liberal Medicine and Conservative Care: The History and Politics of Pain Relief in America, Wednesday, October 26, 4-6 pm, Faculty Club, Grand Lounge. RSVP to Kristina Ward or (614) 292-3001.

Radio Spectrum Auctions and Policy Lecture

The Department of Economics is hosting a lecture by Paul Milgrom, the Shirley and Leonard Ely Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, on Radio Spectrum Auctions and Policy, Friday, October 21, 11 am-12:15 pm in 140 Pfahl Hall, Blackwell Conference Center. The event is free and open to all.

Arts and Sciences Student Funding Deadlines  

Arts and Sciences has undergraduate scholarship opportunities available for students currently enrolled at the Columbus campus. Autumn Quarter scholarship deadlines are listed below:

OSU Professional School Fair

Arts and Sciences Student Council is hosting a Professional School Fair open to all Ohio State students on November 9, 4-6 pm in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 3. Ohio State admissions representatives, professional students, and academic advisors will be available to answer questions about applying to professional school and what undergraduate programs will help students prepare. Colleges and schools participating include: Allied Medical Professions, Business, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine. Refreshments will be provided. This program is an option for Student Success Series credit. For more information, please contact Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs.

Simulation Training for Helping Students in Mental Distress

Faculty members and GTAs are in a unique position to identify students in mental distress and point them toward the help they need. Consider preparing to help the students in your class by completing the at-risk simulation training. You will take on the role of a virtual professor and interact with simulated students who may be in mental distress, receiving tips and guidance along the way. This free training can be completed at your own pace and is brought to you by UCAT and CCS.
Wednesday, October 19

Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture Series: How I Got from There to Here: Confessions of a Wayward English Professor (Frank Donoghue, English),
4:30 pm, Grand Lounge, OSU Faculty Club 

Thursday, October 20

The Department of History of Art’s 2011 Patrons’ Lecture: “Medieval 1960s” – Lecture by Alexander Nagel, professor of fine arts, NYU, 5:30 pm, 100 Mendenhall Laboratory

Friday, October 21

Book History: Richard Green (English), Scriveners’ Company in England, 3:30 pm, Hagerty Hall 255

Radio Spectrum Auctions and Policy, 11 am, 140 Pfahl Hall, Blackwell Conference Center
Saturday, October 22

Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics, 9 am, George Wells Knight House
Sunday, October 23

Men's Glee Club with Men's Glee and OSU Marching Band Alumni, 3 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Monday, October 24

Harsha Abeyaratne

Guest Artist: Harsha Abeyaratne
, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Tuesday, October 25

Wind Symphony, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Wednesday, October 26

Symphony Orchestra, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Between Liberal Medicine and Conservative Care: The History and Politics of Pain Relief in America, 4 pm, Faculty Club Grand Lounge
Thursday, October 27-Sunday, November 6

Living Out, Vern Riffe Studio Theatre
Thursday, October 27

Scientific Illiteracy, 4 pm, 311 Denney Hall

The long and the short of it: Voltaire, Proust and the Arabian Nights, 4:30 pm, 306 Hagerty Hall
Friday, October 28

Literacy in Science Workshop, with Jon Miller (University of Michigan), 9:30 am, Humanities Institute, 104 E. 15th Avenue

CMRS Lecture Series: Michel Huglo, 2:30 pm, Thompson Library, 11th floor

CHR Seminar: Clark Larsen & Richard Steckel (Ohio State) Health and Aging in the Very Long Term: An Interim Report of the OSU European and Global Health Projects, 3 pm, 165 Thompson Library


HalleBOOia, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Monday, October 31

Faculty/Guest Artists Concert: COSMOS, Upon Enchanted Ground, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Tuesday, November 1

CMRS Film Series: Mists of Avalon, Part I (2001), 7:30 pm, 056 University Hall
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College of Arts and Sciences
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University Hall

ASC Staff Advisory Council Town Hall Meeting

The ASC Staff Advisory Council Town Hall Meeting is tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 0100 Mendenhall Lab. There will be some moderated questions based on questions submitted by staff at our Ice-Cream Social and time open for on-the-spot questions.
Down on Town

Down on Town: OSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition 

The OSU Urban Arts Space welcomes Down on Town: OSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, October 18 - December 9. The 2011 show features 24 current full time, tenured and tenure-track faculty. Celebrate the exhibition with the artists and curator during a free public reception on Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites

Department of Physics

Initiative in Population Research

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.
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