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MARCH 9, 2016 | TWEET!
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Researchers at the Intersection of Math and Biology Receive NSF CAREER Awards

The NSF CAREER award is the top award given by the National Science Foundation to support the work of the nation’s most promising junior researchers:
  • Adriana Dawes, assistant professor of mathematics and molecular genetics, awarded a five-year, $447,447 grant for “Multiscale investigation of cortical actin organization and dynamics,” which funds Dawes’ research on actin. Required for critical cell processes, such as wound healing and cell division, actin is a protein that interacts across multiple time and space scales to give rise to cell-level functional structures.
  • Chuan Xue, assistant professor of mathematics, awarded a five-year, $408,628 grant for “Multiscale modeling of axonal cytoskeleton dynamics and axonal transport.” It funds Xue’s work on cell cytoskeleton dynamics and intracellular traffic problems in nerve cells, crucial processes related to a cell's life and neurodegenerative diseases.

AWARDS

Distinguished Historian Elected Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Geoffrey Parker, the Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History and Distinguished University Professor, has been elected Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Created in 1783 by Royal Charter for “the advancement of learning and useful knowledge,” it is Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters. Its Fellows, elected from the full spectrum of disciplines, gives it a multidisciplinary perspective unique among national academies.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Marching Band Releases Latest Album

The Ohio State University Marching Band has released “Road to the National Championship, Vol. 2,” its newest album featuring music from the 2013 and 2014 seasons. It features halftime music and fan favorites heard in Ohio Stadium and around the country as the OSUMB followed the Buckeyes on their journey to claiming the first-ever College Football Playoff title. 

ASC Undergraduate Student e-Newsletter – March Issue

Highlights from the March undergraduate newsletter
Korean major; guidance on obtaining letters of recommendation and writing a personal statement; scholarships in the arts and humanities; summer online classes and a new interdisciplinary team-taught course on climate change.

To submit content suggestions or to be added to the mailing list, contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.

GRANTS AND RECOGNITION

Columbus Foundation Celebrates National Number Ones

The Columbus Foundation is celebrating the outstanding work of those who were named “best in the U.S.” in the past year. Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor and professor of art, was recognized for receiving the National Medal of Arts. She joins alumna Nannette Maciejunes of the Columbus Museum of Art, honored for Best of Architecture by the Wall Street Journal, and other Ohio State honorees: Gene Smith of Ohio State Athletics, recognized for multiple sports named National Champions, and Brutus Buckeye, Division 1A Mascot of the Year.

FEATURED EVENTS

ASC/Campus Campaign Talent Show: March 18

The Arts and Sciences/Campus Campaign Talent Show is Friday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium. Come and cheer on your colleagues. Pizza and soda served after the performances. RSVP by March 14. For questions, contact Eric Drake.

Science Sundays on March 20 

Featuring Ohio State theoretical astrophysicist Todd Thompson presenting The Fantastic Forge: Supernovae and the Origin of the Elements from 3-4 p.m. at the Ohio Union. Thompson will describe a grand pageant of stellar death and transfiguration caused by supernovae; he will explain why we owe our existence to the carbon, oxygen and iron they provided long ago. Reception to follow, 4-5 p.m.

The Interface in Art: Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26

The Department of History of Art Graduate Student Association presents its conference, Encountering the Interface, Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, in 001 Jennings Hall. The conference explores the notion of the interface – such as windows, thresholds, mirrors, doors and frames – in art across wide-ranging media and time periods. Kate Mondloch, University of Oregon, is keynote speaker, 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Panels on Saturday, 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. Free.

IN THE NEWS

Richard Petty, professor, psychology, column on why voters who oppose politicians are the most active, The Conversation, March 2.

Jay Zagorsky, research scientist, Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR), column on Republican tax plans, The Conversation, March 2.

Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on how rapid-fire votes will test the remaining Republican candidates, The Washington Times, March 1.

John Mueller, professor, political science, on conflating terrorism and insurgency, Lawfare, Feb. 28.

Joanne Ruthsatz, assistant professor, psychology, Mansfield campus, op-ed on what prodigies could teach us about autism, The New York Times, Feb. 27.
 

EVENTS

March 2-10

Stupid F***ing Bird
Roy Bowen Theatre (Drake Performance and Event Center)
Various Times


March 10

2016 Wind & Steam:
Sungkyu Chris Lee Korean Performance Series

Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall
7:30 p.m.

Department of Art Undergraduate
Scholarship Exhibition Reception
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 

March 11

Andreas Wimmer, Nation building:
Why some countries came together while others fell apart.

248 Townshend Hall
12:30 p.m.

STEAM Factory Franklinton Friday:
Frozen in Time

The STEAM Factory, 2nd Floor, 400 West Rich St.
6 p.m.
 

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