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JUNE 29, 2016 | TWEET!
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Found in translation: How Data connects the world, a journey to Japan

Dean Manderscheid and the Translational Data Analytics team travels to Tokyo to introduce TDA to key leaders in Japan’ top businesses, academic institutions and government. Read Manderscheid's blog post >>
NOTE: Next week’s News and Updates will be published on Thursday, July 7 because of the holiday.

NEWS & RESEARCH

Acoustics of Regionally Accented Speech

Rob Fox, professor and chair; and Ewa Jacewicz, professor, speech and hearing science, are authors of a new study on dialect variation in speech. Pronunciation patterns of native speakers of American English vary across the country, shaped in part by social and cultural factors in a particular geographic area. Dialect variation in speech can alter both speech recognition and perceptual processing. The intelligibility of regionally accented speech is due to acoustic variation in dynamic sound structures, conveying unprecedented richness of acoustic phonetic details and multiple dimensions in space and time. Their research is published in the SU 2016 issue of Acoustics Today.

Buckeye Voices: Tiyi Morris

Tiyi MorrisTiyi Morris, associate professor, African American and African Studies (Newark), talks about Black women’s experiences and the significance of choosing Harriet Tubman as the new face of the $20 bill, in Buckeye Voices. Morris’s interdisciplinary research and teaching focus combines American history, Black studies and women’s studies. She is author of Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi.

Communication Professor Addresses Climate and Violence

Brad BushmanA team of researchers, including Ohio State’s Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology, authored a new study on the impact of climate on violence. They believe hot climates and less variation in seasonal temperatures lead to a faster life strategy, less future-focused and less self-control – all contributing to more aggression and violence. “Climate shapes how people live; it affects the culture in ways that we don’t think about in our daily lives,” said Bushman. The study appears in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

ASC Undergraduate Writes Editorial on Gender and the Election

David NieldDavid Nield, a third-year undergraduate majoring in political science with a minor in statistics, is interning this summer with FiveThirtyEight, a polling aggregation website. Read his research analysis on the role of gender in the presidential election, “Gender Matters in This Election, But Other Factors Probably Matter More,” in the June 23 FiveThirtyEightNield is former editor of the Department of Political Science student-publication, the Journal of Politics and International Affairs.

AWARDS

Speech and Hearing Scientist Receives Career Award

Stacy HarnishStacy Harnish, assistant professor, speech and hearing science, received an Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This award, given to no more than 10 junior faculty members nationwide, furthers mentorship in teaching (mentor, Eric Healy) and research (mentor, Christopher Bartlett). Harnish studies ways to remedy language difficulties commonly resulting from brain damage following stroke.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for Nominations: 2017 Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks nominations for the 2017 Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards: Distinguished Alumni Achievement; Young Alumni Achievement; and Distinguished Service, presented at the annual awards dinner, April 21, 2017. Deadline for submissions: Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Contact Madeline Khurma.

GRANTS AND RECOGNITION

Microbiology Grad Student Selected International Summer School Scholar

Gareth TrublGareth Trubl, microbiology graduate student, represents Ohio State as a Summer School Scholar at the 2016 NASA Astrobiology Institute/Santander International Summer School at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain, June 20–24. Trubl works in the laboratories of microbiologists Virginia Rich and Matthew Sullivan, studying viral carbon transformations in thawing permafrost soils via virus-induced microbial mortality and viral controls on host metabolism.

IN THE NEWS

Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on the impact of climate on violence, Economic Times and Daily MailJune 27 
 
Jim Phelan, Distinguished University Professor; professor, English, on the novel/arc of the Lebron James story, New York Times, June 22 

Gleb Tsipurski, assistant professor, history, “Are You Trapped In Autopilot Thinking? Use these science-based strategies to think intentionally instead,” Psychology Today, June 22 

Jay Zagorsky, research scientist, Center for Human Resource Research, “Brexit backers claim U.K. is drowning in EU regulations -  are Americans underwater too? The Conversation, June 22 

Andrea Grotolli, professor, Earth sciences, on why some coral are more resilient than others, Christian Science Monitor, June 21

Daniel Strunk, professor, psychology, on how therapy can help with job hunting, St. Louis Post Dispatch, June 21

The Noves Histories exhibition at the Urban Arts SpaceColumbus Dispatch, June 19

EVENTS

Through July 1

Cheeto Machine
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours
Reception: Thursday, June 30
 

July 5 to Sept. 2

Exhibition: Secrets
Faculty Club
Gallery Hours
 

July 6-8

Vile Maxim
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours
 

Through July 9

Noves Històries, Ohio Art League 2016 Spring Juried Exhibition
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

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