NEWS & RESEARCH
Gun Violence in Movies Skyrockets
, professor, communication, is lead author
of a new study finding that violence in films has more than doubled since 1950, and gun violence in PG-13–rated films has more than tripled since 1985. Bushman worked on the new study with colleagues from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania. The findings were published in Pediatrics
Chiller Plant Site of One-of-a-Kind Lighting Project
Students from architecture and theatre are partnering
with Ohio State's Facilities Operations and Development to create large-scale projected lighting displays on the north façade of the South Campus Central Chiller Plant on Cannon Drive. Student teams, led by Mary Tarantino
, professor, theatre; will map out and animate high-intensity digital projection visuals in response to the unique and complex surface of the chiller’s façade. The project will be illuminating the building November 18-25. (Image of building as it appears normally. Photo: Brad Feinknopf.)
Political Science Professor receives Best
Bear Braumoeller, associate professor, political science, received the International Studies Association (ISA) Best Book Award, for his book, The Great Powers and the International System: Systemic Theory in Empirical Perspective (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012). The ISA cited Braumoeller’s work as “a truly exceptional book that draws on the accumulation of knowledge on theory on great powers and the international system.”
DEALL Professors Receive Research Grants
, professor; and Patricia Sieber
, associate professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, are recipients of this year's Arts and Humanities Collaborative Research Grants ($20,000). Their work on one of Ohio State’s famous early Chinese alumni, the playwright and scriptwriter Hong Shen (1894-1955), will be featured
November 16 and 17 in a performance of The Wedded Husband
, at Drake Union and at the Hong Shen Symposium, November 18.
Alumnus Chosen Payne Fellow
Alumnus Hervé Thomas
(international studies, Arabic, 2003) was chosen
one of only two 2013 Payne Fellows by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The fellowship program recognizes outstanding young people interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of USAID. Thomas currently attends Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs.
Alumna Awarded Dylan Thomas Prize
Alumna Claire Vaye Watkins
(MFA, English, 2011), was awarded
the Dylan Thomas Prize for her debut story collection, Battleborn
. The prize, aimed at encouraging "raw creative talent worldwide," is restricted to writers under 30 and is worth £30,000 (about $48,000). It's the latest of several major prizes for the 29-year-old writer, who in March won the $10,000 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award and the $20,000 Story Prize on the same day.
Science Sundays Continues November 17
, associate professor, physics, Stanford University and member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, will talk
about how recent advances in observations of the cosmos have allowed us to peer into the earliest moments of our universe, and have dramatically changed our picture of its contents. Lecture: 3-4 pm, Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater. Reception: 4-5 pm, Ohio Union Cartoon Room. Both free/open to the public.
Dance Downtown Features World-Class Choreographers
Four award-winning contemporary choreographers—Dianne McIntyre
, Bebe Miller
, Jimmy Ortiz
, and Abby Zbikowski
—take inspiration from expressive guitar music
to create this year's Dance Downtown
, showcasing the talents of dance majors in the Department of Dance. The production will be staged downtown, November 22 and 23, at 8 pm in the Riffe Center's Capitol Theatre.
Call for Proposals: Queer Studies Conference
The second queer studies conference at Ohio State, “Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II,” May 16-17, 2014, will feature keynote speakers Sara Ahmed
and Eli Clare
. Faculty, staff, students, artists, activists, teachers, social workers, community members, and others interested in discussing LGBTQ issues are welcome to submit proposals
for panels and roundtables. Deadline, December 15, 2013. Contact: Debra Moddelmog
or Joe Ponce
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate e-Newsletter - November Issue
The November undergraduate student e-Newsletter
highlights the Anthropology major, the Society of Physics Students, the ASC Student Council-sponsored OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair, the “Take Your Professor To Lunch” program, and upcoming student/faculty dinner and service-learning courses. To submit content suggestions or be added to the mailing list, contact Ann Rottersman
, director of student programs. Newsletter Archives
Role of NGOs in Peace-building
, director of global engagement for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak on, "Partners in Peace? Non-Governmental Organizations in Post-Conflict Peace-building," November 18, 12:30 pm, Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Register online
Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to enroll in, make changes, or cancel health plan coverage(s)
. You can add or drop dependents, based on dependent eligibility requirements; enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)—continued participation requires re-enrollment each plan year; enroll in or increase Dependent Group Term Life Insurance (DGTLI) and/or Voluntary Group Term Life Insurance (VGTLI) coverage for eligible dependent children; or cancel existing Short-Term Disability (STD) coverage.
The Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry
Dr. Michele Parrinello
, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, lectures
on “The Atomistic Computer Simulations: Past, Present and Future,” November 25, 4:10pm, 2015 McPherson Lab. Reception to follow, 2136 Newman and Wolfrom Lab. Parrinello invented the field of "ab initio molecular dynamics," and is a world leader in the development and application of simulation techniques.
Through November 17
; Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center
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