News and Updates

Center for Folklore Studies Leads
Appalachian Project

Center for Folklore Studies Leads Appalachian Project
Krista Bryson
, PhD candidate, English; Patricia Cunningham, director, social change, Office of Student Life; and Cassie Patterson, assistant director, Center for Folklore Studies, received a $15,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Appalachia for their project, The Appalachian Project, Ohio: How I Got to College. The interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and students is conducting fieldwork at Ohio State and in Ohio counties to learn from community members about the factors shaping the life choices of young people in the region, especially in relation to higher education. The project focuses on college students from the region: how they get to college, their strategies for negotiating the college experience, and their destinations afterward.

Alumnus Receives Tony Honor

Peter LawrenceOhio State alumnus Peter Lawrence (BA, speech, 1966) received a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, June 8, at the Tony Awards Ceremony. Lawrence has worked as a production stage manager and assistant director on more than 20 Broadway shows, including the current Annie, along with Shrek, the Musical; Spamalot; Gypsy; and Annie Get Your Gun. He teaches at Columbia University, and has written a textbook about stage management.

Karl Whittington Receives Millard Meiss Publication Grant

Karl WhittingtonA new book by Karl Whittington, assistant professor, history of art, has been awarded a Millard Meiss Publication Fund grant of $8,500.


ASC Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Update 

The College of Arts and Sciences and SAC are pleased to announce staff selected to join the council for the term 2013-2015, beginning in July.

New SAC members are: Emily Carpenter, academic counselor, ASC advising; Andy Cavins, office associate, women’s, gender and sexuality studies; Gwyn Dalton, department manager, history of art; Teresa England, office associate, statistics; Patricia Longbrake, administrative associate, physics; Arnay Tate, administrative associate, physics; Matthew Turner, academic counselor, ASC advising; and Kristina Ward, administrative associate, history.

They join continuing SAC members (through 2014): Melinda Bogarty, department manager, African American and African studies; Elizabeth Freeman, graduate program coordinator, anthropology; Ruth Friedman, undergraduate studies program manager, English; Judy Manley, graduate program coordinator, Spanish and Portuguese; Ashley Sweaney, academic advisor, psychology; Shu-Wen Tsai, administrative associate, comparative studies, Kim York, HR manager, psychology.

We thank the following SAC members who have completed their two year terms of service: Adam Andrews, course coordinator, Center for Life Sciences Education; Stephanie Ford, director, ASC career services; Linda Hood, executive assistant, arts and humanities; Wayne Lovely, administrative associate, classics; Ginnetta Luca, fiscal associate, ASC business services center; Corinna Ross, program coordinator; evolution, ecology and organismal biology.

June 13

Guest Curator Gallery Tour; 7 pm, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.


June 14

Moving Image Screening; 8-9:30 pm, 180 Hagerty Hall

June 15

Crafternoons; 1-2:30 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Now You SEE Me Reception; 6-8 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
I Forgot to Forget Reception; 6-8 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

June 15-July 20

I Forgot to Forget; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

June 19


Through July 20

Now You SEE Me; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

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June 12, 2013

In the News
Mark Pitt, professor, psychology; speech and hearing, on Neil Armstrong's famous quote, Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 10, 2013
Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences David Weinberg, astronomy, on his collaborations as a scientist with a New York glass artist, Columbus Dispatch, June 9, 2013
Scott Gaudi, associate professor, astronomy, on the discovery of a new planet, Time, June 4, 2013
John Beacom, professor, physics and astronomy, and CCAPP director, on how discussions about the cosmos inevitably turn to drawings, Columbus Dispatch, May 5, 2013
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