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OCT. 19, 2016 | TWEET!



Register to Attend WWI Symposium

The Department of History, in partnership with the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, will host a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the war. “The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016” will be presented on the Ohio State campus, Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28. Most events are free and open to all. The event includes a keynote address by Sir Hew Strachan, the world’s leading historian of the First World War.


WOSU’s ‘Broad and High’ to Feature ACCAD Program

WOSU’s original weekly magazine show, Broad and High, will feature ACCAD’s Girls in Animation summer program, Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. on WOSU-PBS. The episode will be available online immediately after it initially airs, and it will be re-broadcast on WOSU-PBS on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 11:30 a.m.

New Moving Image Production Major Offered

FilmThe College of Arts and Sciences will offer a new major in Moving Image Production (MIP) starting autumn 2017.* This interdisciplinary major will be administered by the Film Studies Program, with partners in the Departments of Theatre, Art and Design; and the Wexner Center for the Arts. It will explore film production through studio courses in animation, experimental, documentary and narrative strategies.
* Pending approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Political Science Professor on the Campaign Trail

Thomas WoodPolitical science Assistant Professor Thomas Wood studies political campaigns and their effects on voters’ attitudes and behavior. Wood recently worked as director of experiments and modeling for the Jeb Bush presidential campaign. He teaches Voters and Elections. He discusses his experience during the Republican presidential primary and Ohio State student interest in the presidential election.

Anthony Stanco Shares Jazz Music Around the World

Anthony StancoAnthony Stanco is a lecturer in jazz studies in the School of Music, but he also keeps busy leading his band, The Crucial Elements, a nationally recognized five-piece ensemble. Stanco travels the world with his band through the U.S. State Department’s American Music Abroad Program. He’s been to places such as Kyrgyzstan, South Africa and Indonesia and performed in concert halls, orphanages, schools, communities and large music festivals with thousands of people.


Physicist Receives Top APS Prize in Laser Research

Louis DiMauroPhysics Professor Louis DiMauro will receive the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science from the American Physical Society at their annual meeting. DiMauro is recognized for, “groundbreaking work in several areas of high field and ultrafast optical science, from high harmonic generation and free electron lasers to attosecond science.” The award is given to laser scientists whose outstanding contributions to basic research using lasers advances knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interactions with light. 

Bruno Cabanes wins Birdsall Prize

Bruno CabanesBruno Cabanes, Donald G. & Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History, was selected winner of the 2016 Paul Birdsall Prize for his book, The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015). The Birdsall Prize is awarded biennially by the American Historical Association to honor a book in European military and strategic history since 1870. The prize will be awarded at the association’s 131st annual meeting in Denver in January.

Historian Selected as London Honors Faculty Fellow

Christopher OtterChristopher Otter, associate professor, history, and co-director, Environmental Humanities Program, was selected the inaugural London Honors Faculty Fellow by the University Honors & Scholars Center. Otter specializes in modern British history with a focus on the history of science, technology and public health, environmental history and the history of food. He is author of the book The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910.


Shakespeare’s England: Summer 2017

EnglandJoin other lovers of Shakespeare and the Age of Elizabeth I on a 10-day visit to London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Guided by Professor Chris Highley, English, the tour includes educational and cultural activities, and performances at the replica of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London and in Royal Shakespeare Company playhouses in Stratford-upon-Avon. The tour is scheduled for June 23 to July 2, 2017.

Easy Lecture Capture

ASC instructors are encouraged to borrow the ASCTech Swivl camera, which can record lectures by tracking instructor movements around the room and recording audio via a lanyard. The video can then be uploaded immediately to the web for students. Contact ASCTech for a demo and trial.


Influential Ohio State Psychologist Presents Science Sundays Lecture

Richard PettyRichard E. Petty, professor of psychology, and Distinguished University Professor, discusses, How Confidence Affects Decision Making and Action, Oct. 233-4 p.m., Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre. Nearly everyone wants to be more confident. But why? What good is confidence? Petty explains where confidence comes from and the polarizing impact it can have on important judgments and behaviors. Reception follows, 4-5 p.m., Ohio Stater’s Traditions room. Both free/open to public.

Tickets on Sale Now: Dido and Aeneas

The School of Music and Department of Dance are collaborating to present one of the greatest English operas, Dido & Aeneas, a stunning combination of music drama, vibrant dance and exquisite choral writing. Oct. 20-23. Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall.

Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State

Translational Data Analytics @ Ohio State hosts the first annual Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State. The month-long series of workshops, lectures, student challenges and events, focusing on data analytics and decision science, runs Oct. 26 through Nov. 20. This partnership among nearly a dozen units across campus, including the Arts and Sciences, has the goal of raising awareness of vast data resources and expertise at Ohio State. Events are free and open to staff, students and faculty.


Herb Asher, professor, political science, on the immigrant vote in Ohio and other swing states, Voice of America, Oct. 14 

Joseph Bayer, assistant professor, communication, on texting while parenting, Healthday, Oct. 14

Stu Ludsin, associate professor, evolution, ecology and organismal biology, on fixing Lake Erie and the streams that feed it, Michigan Radio, Oct. 14
Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on Ohio’s status in the election, Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 12
John Mueller, professor, political science, on FBI study on how anger over U.S. military actions fuels homegrown terrorists, The Intercept, Oct. 11

Marc Tasse, professor, psychology, on ways to help autistic children communicate, Medical Daily, Oct. 11


Oct. 20

A Change Election? Perspectives on the 2016 Contests
Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law
6:30 p.m.

Oct. 20-23

Dido & Aeneas
Barnett Theatre at Sullivant Hall
Performance times listed on event

Through Oct. 21

Land●Mark: Alternative Views of the Landscape
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours

Oct. 21

GIS For the Rest of Us Workshop
Research Commons, 18th Ave. Library
9 a.m.

LaKisha Michelle Simmons, Black Girls Matter: Histories of Family, Girlhood and the Jim Crow Justice System
168 Dulles Hall
11:30 a.m.

CSR Symposium on Religion and Sexuality Post-Obergefell
Faculty Club Grand Lounge
2:30 p.m.

Impact of Homeowner Association (HOA) Landscaping Guidelines On Residential Water Use
1080 Derby Hall
3:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading with Carl Phillips
311 Denney Hall
4 p.m.


Oct. 22

Parent & Family Weekend Concert
Weigel Auditorium
3 p.m.

Oct. 23

Science Sundays: Richard Petty, How Confidence Affects Decision Making and Action
U.S. Bank Conference Theatre, Ohio Union
3 p.m.

Oct. 24

Political Theory and the Election: Populism, Rhetoric, and Resentment
2130 Derby Hall
2 p.m.

Oct. 24-25

The Lab Series: Tales from the Rogue Asylum
Drake Performance and Event Center
7 p.m.

Oct. 25

IPR Seminar: Alison Norris, Joint appointment, College of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Epidemioology
038 Townshend Hall
12:30 p.m.

Oct. 26

Faculty: Steven Glaser, piano
Weigel Auditorium
8 p.m.

Oct. 26-30

The Plough and the Stars
Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St.
Performance times listed on event

Through Oct. 30

Romeo and Juliet
Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center
Performance times listed on event

Through Oct. 31

The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts and the Stories They Tell
Global Gallery, Hagerty Hall Lobby
Building Hours

Through Nov. 12

Wish You Were Here: Department of Art 2016 Faculty Exhibition
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

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