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Office of Research Call for Nominations: Deadline Sept. 15

Ohio State’s Office of Research is accepting nominations for Innovator of the Year, Early Career Innovator of the Year and Student Innovator of the Year awards.

Discovery Themes Proposals Selected to Move Forward

The following six proposals focusing on Discovery Themes areas of Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Materials for a Sustainable World and Food to Improve Health have been selected to move forward:
  • Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease Detection, Treatment and Prevention
  • Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury
  • Personalized Food and Nutritional Metabolic Profiling to Improve Health
  • Resilient, Sustainable and Global Food Security for Health
  • Sustainability Science for Materials Innovation
  • Translational Materials and Innovation: Accelerating Global Sustainability
The Discovery Themes Executive Team will work with proposal leadership teams and respective college leaders to refine the implementation plans for these big ideas, including the recruitment of new faculty.


Chemist Awarded the 2014 ICMRBS Founders’ Medal  

Chris JaroniecChristopher Jaroniec, professor, chemistry and biochemistry, will receive the 2014 Founders’ Medal from the International Council on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS) during the 26th ICMRBS meeting in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 24-29. The Founders' Medal recognizes exceptional contributions by scientists, under the age of 41, to the development and/or progress of the field of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in biological systems. Winners receive the Founders' Medal and $3,000, and are invited to present a lecture at the ICMRBS conference. Founded in 1964, the ICMRBS has held a conference biennially over the past half century, attracting between 800 and 1,000 scientists to a six-day scientific forum held at different locations across the world. 


College of Arts and Sciences Announces National Search for The Ohio State University Marching Band Director

Red buckeye leaf on teal backgroundArts and Sciences Executive Dean and Vice Provost, David Manderscheid, has named Arts and Humanities Divisional Dean Mark Shanda to chair the search committee tasked to identify a new director for the Marching and Athletic Bands.

Rush Creek Village Installation Opens Aug. 21

Round guest houseJeffrey Haase, associate professor, design, and graduate student Kyle Wallace have recreated a round guest house — to scale —  from Worthington’s Rush Creek Village in an installation comprised of more than 4,000 iPhone photos. The one-room guest house is one of 42 Usonian structures in the historic neighborhood based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles. Haase’s installation is part of the exhibition, “Neighborhood in Harmony with Nature: Rush Creek Village,” open Aug. 21-Oct. 26 at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. There will be an opening reception on Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m.


Aug. 25 - Oct. 3

Tracers Take Over; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Aug. 27

Language, Culture and Performance: Dance as a Bridge Between the Classic and the Contemporary; Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room, Ohio Union

Aug. 27 - Oct. 31

Faculty Club Alumni Art Exhibition: Maria Alejandra Zanetta; Faculty Club, 181 South Oval Drive

Through September 6

PULL LEFT: Contemporary Chinese Art; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

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Black Girls: The Silent Crisis

A two-day symposium on African American girls’ experiences of trauma and resiliency in Ohio communities will take place Sept. 12 and 13, in the African American and African Studies Community Extension Center.


Chris Gelpi, professor, political science, on public opinion on U.S. responsibily in Iraq, USA Today, Aug. 18, 2014

David Denlinger, professor; evolution, ecology and organismal biology, on the Antarctic midge, Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 17, 2014

Richard Gunther, professor emeritus, political science, on possible changes to the Ohio Constitution, Statehouse News Bureau, Aug. 13, 2014

Claudia Turro, professor, chemistry and biochemistry, on dirhodium complexes, C&EN, Aug. 8, 2014

Harvey Graff, professor, English and history, on the city grappling with students’ junk, Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 2, 2014


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