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Arts and Sciences Professor and Alumna Honored at Winter Commencement

Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Randall Ripley, professor emeritus, political science; and alumna Elizabeth Watters (BA, sociology), magistrate with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas at the 2012 Winter Commencement.


Research Scientist’s Study on Inheritance

Jay Zagorsky, research scientist, Center for Human Resource Research, is the author of a new study suggesting that adults who receive an inheritance save only about half of what they receive, while spending, donating or losing the rest.


On the Sands of Iwo Jima

Last week, history professors Peter Hahn and Peter Mansoor led eight undergraduate students on a study-tour like no other. The students accompanied and documented the experiences of WWII veterans as they revisited four South Pacific islands. Read their stories.

ASC Staff Advisory Council Staff Pancake Breakfasts

In recognition of the hard work and dedication of the staff of the College of Arts and Sciences, the ASC Staff Advisory Council cordially invites all staff to attend a recognition breakfast. Chris Cakes will be providing “Perfectly Praiseful Pancakes,” along with sausage and drinks. Special dietary considerations will not be available. RSVP requested. The breakfast schedule is as follows:
  • April 3, Mershon Auditorium Lobby, 8:30-10 am, arts and humanities staff
  • April 4, Mershon Auditorium Lobby, 9-10:30 am, office of the executive dean staff
  • April 10, Physics Research Building Atrium, 9-10:30 am, social and behavioral sciences staff
  • April 12, Physics Research Building Atrium, 9-10:30 am, natural and mathematical sciences staff 

Sunday, March 25

Algerbraic Stacks: Progress and Prospects
, Banff International Research Station, Banff, Alberta Canada

Monday, March 26

U.S. Ethnic and Postcolonial Studies Graduate Workshop,3:30pm, Denny Hall,164 W.17th Ave.

Monday, March 26 - Thursday, April 12

Top 100 2011 Exhibition, Berry van Boekel, gallery talk, March 26, 1:30 pm; reception, March 26, 5-8 pm, Swing Space Gallery, 1556 N. High St.

Tuesday, March 27

Lisa Lowe "The Fetishism of Colonial Commodities and Intimacies of Four Continents,3:30pm, 311 Denney Hall,164 W. 17th Ave.

Kane Lecture and Distinguished Lecture in Asian American Studies
,3:30pm, Denney Hall 311,164 W. 17th Ave.

María de Zayas and Post-Classical Narratology
,3:30pm, The Ohio Union, Barbie Tootle Room,1739 N. High St.

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MARCH 21, 2012

History Professor Awarded Top International Prize

Geoffrey Parker, Distinguished University Professor, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, and Associate of Ohio State’s Mershon Center; has received the highest international award given to historians, the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2012 by the 200-year old Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In The News
Paul Beck, professor of political science, on Santorum’s David of his own making, Washington Post, March 14, 2012
Bruce Weinberg, professor of economics, on Exploding the Myth of the Aging, Unproductive Professor, Chronicle of Higher Ed, March 18, 2012

Geoffrey Parker, Distinguished University Professor, receives highest international award given to historians, Columbus Dispatch, March 20, 2012
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