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2014 NMS Undergraduate Research Forum Winners

DenmanNinety students presented 87 posters in this annual research competition, the precursor of the Denman. Outstanding poster award winners are: Brooke Anderson, biochemistry major, French minor; Bornali (Rashmi) Borah, microbiology and philosophy, with Brian Mog, chemical engineering; Morgan Corey, zoology; Emily Dickerhoof, biology; Andrew Goldschmidt, physics and mathematics; Dmitry Grinevich, biochemistry; Josiah Hounyo, mathematics major, CIS minor, with Kayla Hamilton Sands, zoology; Gregory Kemper, microbiology major, public health minor; Sonya Kwiatkowski, biology major, Korean minor; Michael Lause, biology; James Laws, biochemistry major, neuroscience minor; Jacqueline Leizerman, chemistry; Tyler Liston, Earth sciences; Lisa Miller, zoology major, Earth sciences minor; Benjamin Mohr, biochemistry and evolution & ecology majors; Katherine Wehde, chemistry;  Paul Zivick, physics and astronomy & astrophysics majors. Winners receive a certificate and a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.


Campus Campaign Kick-Off

Friday, March 14, 12-1:30 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium. Please join us for pizza and listen to the band Free Pizza featuring Roger Hathaway and Rob Lindberg from ASC Technology Services. The performance will be approximately one half hour and will be followed by complimentary pizza and salad in the lobby. Please RSVP online


Former Ohio State Chemistry Professor Receives Award from American Chemical Society (ACS)

Matthew S. PlatzMatthew S. Platz, former Ohio State chemistry professor and dean for the natural and mathematical sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, will receive the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry at ACS’s national spring meeting, March 18. Platz, now vice chancellor for academic affairs, University of Hawaii, Hilo, is viewed by colleagues as a major shaper of contemporary physical organic chemistry.


Registration Open for Biometric Health Screenings April 17 & 29, 2174 Derby Hall

OSU Health Plan’s Health Promotion Specialist will do onsite screenings from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. If you’ve had a physical within the past 12 months, you can use these values to complete the Personal Health Assessment (PHA) at to receive health care premium credit reduction and eligibility for cash-back incentives.


LASER Lecture and Book Signing

Ana CastilloThe Latino & Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) hosts Ana Castillo, award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, editor and playwright for an evening of conversation and a book signing, March 19, 4:30 p.m., Ohio Union. Castillo is the author of numerous books, including, The New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Sapogonia

Lloyd Steffen Delivers the 2014 Davis Lecture 

Lloyd SteffenLehigh University Professor Lloyd Steffen gives the Donald and Barbara Davis Lecture in Christianity Studies, “Executing Justice: The Moral and Religious Meaning of the Death Penalty,” Monday, March 24, 7 p.m., 100 Stillman Hall. Steffen is professor of religion studies, university chaplain and director of the Lehigh Prison Project at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. 


UK's Royal Shakespeare Company to Present The Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the ShrewThanks to the unique partnership between The Ohio State University and UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company, the RSC’s production of The Taming of the Shrew geared to younger audiences will be performed on Ohio State’s campus April 4-11. This First Encounter production, aimed at 8-13 year olds, will be presented by the Ohio State Arts Initiative in Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center.



March 14

Library of Congress Lecture: Koritha Mitchell; 12 p.m., Library of Congress, Washington D.C.


Through March 15

The Mirage and the Rainbow: Department of Art Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Exhibition; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.


March 15

Crafternoons; 1 p.m., Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.


March 17

Yiddish Radio: Jason Payne: Klezmer Smezmer, Jason likes Klezmer; 10:30 a.m., online

Human Rights Graduate Workshop: From Dhaka to Cincinnati: Charting Transnational Narratives of Trauma, Victimization and Survival; 12 p.m., 311 Denney Hall

Economics Seminar: Suyong Song, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; 3:30 p.m., 437 Arps Hall

Public Lecture: From Dhaka to Cincinnati: Charting Transnational Narratives of Trauma, Victimization and Survival; 4:30 p.m., Multicultural Center Suite 1033, Ohio Union

Frank Santoro: From Grid to Spread; 6 p.m., 205 Sullivant Hall


March 18

Institute for Population Research Seminar: Claudia Buchmann; 12:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall

Economics Seminar: Vincenzo Quadrini, USC Marshall School of Business; 3:30 p.m., 437 Arps Hall

Why Should Jews Love God, and Why Does God Love Them? A Jewish Debate; 7 p.m., Columbus Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave.


March 19

William E. Nelson, Jr. Community Awards Luncheon; 11:30 a.m., Performance Hall, Ohio Union

Campus lecture with Professor Levenson: Abraham's Unimaginable God; 12:30 p.m., 347 University Hall

Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture: Lisa Florman; 5 p.m., Faculty Club Grand Lounge

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March 12, 2014
Ann Fisher

Special Mershon Center Event: Business for Peace Collaborative

WOSU’s Ann Fisher will lead a discussion on “Business for Peace Collaborative,” 4:30 p.m., Tuesday (3/25) at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Supported by the U.S. Institute for Peace, the panel includes Patrice McMahon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Christopher Gelpi, chair of peace studies and conflict resolution, Yoram Haftel, Hebrew University in Jerusalem; and Mason Foster Ye, undergraduate international business major. Register online.


Samuel Bolton, graduate student; evolution, ecology and organismal biology, discovers new mite, Columbus Dispatch, March 9, 2014

Corinne Reczek, assistant professor, sociology, on whether harder-working husbands have healthier wives, Health Day, March 8, 2014

Cali Sanker, education coordinator, Urban Arts Space, on kids’ art, AP, March 4, 2014


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