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Lantern Media Group Absorbs Buckeye TV

Buckeye TV LogoThe Lantern Media Group — previously consisting of The Lantern and thelantern.comjoined with Buckeye TV fall semester as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ strategic plan. The combination of The Lantern and Buckeye TV will provide real world multimedia journalism and communication experience for Ohio State students and best serve the Ohio State community. For more information, contact Dan Caterinicchia at 247-7030.

Undergraduate Named 2013 Marshall Scholar

Alex ChaitoffAlex Chaitoff, a fourth-year student in microbiology and political science, is one of 34 2013 Marshall Scholars nationwide; the sixth in Ohio State’s history. Chaitoff will work on a master’s degree in public health at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England, then go to medical school. The Marshall Scholarship, established by England’s Parliament in 1953 to honor U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall and pay tribute to the Marshall Plan, funds up to three years of graduate study for American students at any institution in the United Kingdom in any field of study. Chaitoff is involved with the Global Health Initiative and co-founded and directs research for the Pure Water Access Project, a nonprofit organization that helps people in developing countries access clean water.

Christine Ballengee-Morris Receives Award

Christine Ballengee-MorrisChristine Ballengee-Morris, professor, arts administration, education and policy, has received the 2013 June King McFee Award from the National Art Education Association Women's Caucus.


Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale Now for Julius Caesar

Julius CaesarOhio State faculty, staff, and alumni can buy pre-sale tickets now for Julius Caesar, the production by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, presented in Columbus by Ohio State and CAPA May 1-5 in the Southern Theatre. Tickets will go on sale to the general public February 1. Set in contemporary Africa with a cast of highly acclaimed, black British actors, this groundbreaking production of Shakespeare’s great political thriller is directed by the RSC’s new artistic director Gregory Doran. The Columbus run is the production’s only North American engagement following its New York City premiere in April. 

Dorothy Noyes Lectures February 5

Dorothy NoyesDorothy Noyes, professor, English and comparative studies, is the featured speaker at the 2012-2013 Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture, Tuesday, February 5, 5 pm, Faculty Club Grand Lounge. Inimitable Examples? Gesture and Tradition in Western Political Reform, explores how symbolic gestures of political representatives attempt to connect with the public, what conditions create their success or failure, and how this might articulate processes of political reform. This lecture is a report on a book project in its early stages. Free and open to all, but RSVPs requested. Reception accompanies event.

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum Applications Being Accepted 

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum will be held Thursday, March 28, in the RPAC. Applications and guidelines for the 2013 Denman Forum now available online. Abstract Deadline: Friday, February 8, 5pm.

Ninth Annual MBD Open House:
Everybody Eats! 

Small Girl using magnifying glassFebruary 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 1315 Kinnear Rd.
The Museum of Biological Diversity (MBD) is strictly a research-teaching museum, but its faculty, staff and students know how to throw a party. One day a year the public is invited to an extravaganza of special displays, live animals, tours and demos, fantastical decorations, refreshments, and multiple hands-on activities. The open house is always built around a theme celebrating an aspect of biological diversity. This year, Everybody Eats, looks at the food chain and the many ways organisms get their nutrition. Event is free; parking free at 1315 Kinnear Rd. and adjacent lots.

Wind Symphony Performs in Cleveland’s Severance Hall

The Ohio State Wind Symphony, conducted by Russel C. Mikkelsonpresents “Made in America” in Cleveland’s historic Severance Hall, Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 pm. The program includes works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Henry Fillmore, and George Gershwin.


Institute for Population Research Lecture

David R. WilliamsIPR 6th Annual Joan Huber Population Lecture presents David R. Williams on Racism and Health: Findings and Questions and Directions, February 15, 2-3:30 pm, Thompson Library. Reception immediately following. Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health, professor of African and African American Studies, and director of the Lung Cancer Disparities Center at Harvard University.

Yiddish Radio

Give a listen to the January 22 broadcast of Ohio State's Foreign Language Center Yiddish Internet Radio, The Big 4 Yiddish Music Composers, with Kristin Harpster. Future broadcasts can be streamed live:
  • February 19, 10:30 am - Rachel Steindel Burdin: Two Languages Are Better Than One
  • March 19, 1:30 pm - Monica Hamblett: Bazingen With Us!
  • April 1, 1 pm - Professor Dovid Miller: Outliers - Who is that singing in Yiddish?

January 31

February 1

STEM Literacies; 12 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
OSU-CHR Mini-conference on Health and Disease in Africa; 2:30-5:30 pm, 168 Dulles

Reception: 2013 Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition; 6-8 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
OSU Symphony Orchestra; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

February 1-3

Shakespeare: Twelfth Night; Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.

February 2


February 4

MFA Dance Concert, Library Dance Work; 12:15-1:15 pm, Thompson Library

February 5


February 6

Science Cafe features Jack McNamara; 6:30-8 pm, 090 Science and Engineering Library

Through February 7


Through February 23

Constructing James Castle; Urban Arts Space, 50 W.
Town St.
Mark Beyer: With/Without Text; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Through March 9


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January 30, 2013

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In the News
William Ausich and Yu-Ping Chin, professors, Earth sciences, on extracting ancient pigment from 340 million-year-old crinoid fossils, Chemical and Engineering News, January 28, 2013
Wendy Panero, associate professor, Earth sciences; Jennifer Johnson and Andrew Gould, professors, astronomy, on the search for Earth-like planets with similar radioactivity, Columbus Dispatch, January 27, 2013
R. Kelly Garrett, assistant professor, communication, on finding that instant error corrections had little to no effect when readers preferred to believe false information,, January 25, 2013
Jason Box, senior research scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, on why Greenland's melting could be the biggest climate disaster of all, Mother Jones, January 24, 2013
Peter Mansoor, associate professor, history, on women serving in combat, AP via Christian Science Monitor, January 24, 2013
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