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DEC. 9, 2015 | TWEET!


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Jennifer Poe

October Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Winner

October's winner, Jennifer Poe, developmental area assistant, psychology, was nominated for “her extraordinary assistance in helping with a summer program for undergraduate students.”
The last News & Updates of 2015 will be circulated on Dec. 16, due to the holiday season. Regular publication will resume Jan. 6, 2016.


Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme in coordination with ASC Arts and Humanities, has been awarded a grant from the American Council for Learned Societies’ Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative, which augments the cost of hosting postdoctoral fellows in the humanities. Funds from the award will support two recent PhDs in the humanities. These fellows will begin their two-year appointments in the fall of 2016. Contact Bethany Dickens for details required for preliminary proposals, which are due Dec. 18.


Harvey Graff

English Professor Awarded Ohio State Center for Real Estate Grant

Harvey Graff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies; professor of English and history, has been awarded a grant by the Ohio State Center for Real Estate to conduct research on Campus Partners, universities and university-community relationships. This is part of a book in progress on public universities, past, present and future.
Namiko Kunimoto

History of Art Professor Receives a College Art Association Book Award

Namiko Kunimoto, assistant professor, history of art, received the College Art Association’s 2015 Meiss/Mellon Author's Book Award for her forthcoming book, Anxious Bodies: Gender and Nation in Postwar Japanese Art (University of Minnesota Press). The Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Award supports publication of scholarly monographs, which continue to be the most highly valued demonstration of scholarly competence.


ASC Service-Learning Course Proposals

Dean David C. Manderscheid has issued a call for proposals for the development of new undergraduate service-learning courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. Service-learning is widely recognized as a “high-impact” educational practice, creating a mutually beneficial collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities. To apply for an ASC grant for a new service-learning course proposal, interested faculty must complete an ASC Service-Learning Grant Application Form and submit it via email together with all the required supplementary materials as a single PDF document to Linda Hood. The deadline for grant proposals to be reviewed during the 2015-2016 review cycle is Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Faculty Professional Leaves and Special Assignments

The Faculty Resources page of the ASC website has been updated to include information, policies and forms regarding Faculty Professional Leaves (FPLs) and Special Assignments. The deadline for chairs and directors to submit FPL applications to the college is Jan. 25, 2016; the college is encouraging faculty to submit requests for FPLs and Special Assignments to their chair or director no later than Jan. 15.

ASC Undergraduate Newsletter

The December undergraduate newsletter highlights the evolution & ecology and zoology majors; the Summer Internship Fair; study abroad scholarships including the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships; Sreelakshmi Suresh, an evolution and ecology major and French minor, who studied abroad in Costa Rica; a May study abroad program in Panama; and summer research funding.

Study Abroad Scholarships for Undergraduates

Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships for arts and sciences majors who would not normally be able to afford an international experience; International Study Abroad Fund for international studies majors; the Roth Family Endowment, for students active in the Diversity Services Office Program for Advising in Scholarship and Service (PASS) or PASS Beyond; and the Humanities Scholarships, for students with a declared major in the humanities (some funds are designated for particular majors), application deadline is Jan. 15. More information available on ASC website.


Impact Grant Deadline, Dec. 10

The deadline to submit a letter of intent for a 2016 Impact Grant has been extended to Thursday, Dec. 10. Impact Grants, up to $60,000 each, support collaborative faculty teaching and research activities across a broad spectrum of academic interests focused on addressing compelling 21st century societal challenges and opportunities. Grants will fund diverse interdisciplinary university teams working together with public/private sector partners.

Connect and Collaborate Grants Program

More than $1M from multiple sources is available through the Connect and Collaborate Grants Program, which provides funding opportunities for faculty, students and staff to catalyze engaged collaborative teaching and research aligned with the Discovery Themes, and, in a broader context, the Discovery Themes Focus Areas. Proposals are due Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.


Dec. 10

Framing Campus as an Ecosystem; 11 a.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

Through Dec. 11

Department of Art: Art and Technology Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Through Dec. 19

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

Through Jan. 3

Mysteries in Ice Exhibit; Thompson Library Gallery


Rich Petty, professor, psychology, on whether confident people are more productive, 99U, Dec. 7, 2015

Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on why Americans might be growing numb to mass shootings, Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2015
David Bromwich, professor, geography, warns that Ohio will see drastic temperature changes by end of century unless we address climate change, Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 2, 2015
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor, psychology, on how talk therapy may help cut back on caffeine consumption, U.S. News and World Report, Health, Dec.1, 2015
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