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Planet-Hunters Awarded $5M Contract

Andrew Gould (left), Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration; Bruce Atwood, project scientist; and Tom O’Brien, project engineer, Department of Astronomy successfully competed for a $5 million dollar contract from KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Sciences Institute) to build three 340 megapixel cameras— one of the largest ever made — for the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTN).

Norman R. Augustine Delivers Fourth Annual Goldberg Lecture on Teaching

April 30, 2012 - 4-5 pm
Faculty Club, Grand Lounge. RSVP or 614-292-3001

Arts and Sciences Projects Garner Impact Grants

Ohio State’s Office of Outreach and Engagement awarded 2012 Engagement Impact Grants to three ASC outreach initiatives: Pay It Forward Marion; Shakespeare and Autism: Intervention in the Columbus Community; and Identifying Social and Cultural Barriers to Food Security in Nicaragua.

Congratulations to the 2012 Arts and Sciences Graduate Associate Teaching Award Winners!

Jarrett Anderson, French and Italian; Leila Ben-Nasr, English; Lindsay Bernhagen, comparative studies; Bora Bosna, mathematics; Sara Cline, molecular genetics; Jim Collier, communication; Casaundra Harbaugh, psychology;and Adam Stier, English.The Graduate Associate Teaching Award (GATA) is Ohio State's highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students.

Bebe Miller Named Doris Duke Artist

Bebe Miller, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Department of Dance and artistic director of the Bebe Miller Company, is one of 21 of America’s performing artists announced as the first class of Doris Duke Artists.

Design Alumna Awarded Fulbright

Ohio State design alumna Briana Yuh (visual communication design 2011) was recently awarded a 2012-13 Fulbright US Student Program Fellowship to teach secondary school students and live in the region of Madrid, Spain, for an academic year. She says that teaching abroad will help her educate students through new platforms and hands-on learning.

Project Narrative Selected for International Award

The Department of English’s Project Narrative (PN) has been awarded $60k for its part in a five-year collaborative research project funded by the government of Belgium. PN will focus on transmedial and digital narrative forms, and will involve Ohio State faculty and graduate students in narrative theory, digital media studies, and popular culture.

Allan Millett Wins 2012 Harry S.Truman Book Award

Allan R. Millett, the General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History Emeritus, is the winner of the 2012 Harry S. Truman Book Award for The War for Korea, 1950-51: They Came from the North. The Award is given by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs.

ASC Student Council Outstanding Teaching Award

Professor Jon Woods, School of Music, is the 2011 – 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award--completely administered by students. Professor Janet Parrott, Department of Theatre, was a finalist.

Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture Series
Wednesday, May 2, 4:30 pm
Professor Ron Emoff, Music: "Ethnomusicology, Forest People, and Postcolonial Affects" 
OSU Faculty Club, Grand Lounge. Free and open to all. Reception to follow. RSVP online.

ASC Student Council Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award

James Collier, School of Communication, received the 2011 – 2012 Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award-- completely administered by students.Ibsen Santos, Department of Theatre, was a finalist.


Distinguished Design Alumni Lecture April 25

The Department of Design welcomes alumnus Martin Keen, Keen Design Studio and Keen Footwear, for a lecture, 6-7 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 100 Mendenhall Laboratory. He is principal and owner of the studio that specializes in footwear design, and developed a product that became the foundation of Keen Footwear – a sailing sandal that provides toe protection.

Author Alice Kaplan to Visit April 26
Alice Kaplan, John M. Musser Professor of French at Yale University and author of the bestselling new book, DREAMING IN FRENCH: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, will be giving a talk on her book at 5:30 pm at the U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union, presented by the Department of French and Italian.

Rhode to deliver Elizabeth D. Gee Distinguished Lecture in EthicsDeborah

Deborah L. Rhode, one of the country's leading scholars in the fields of legal ethics and gender, law, and public policy, will deliver From Platitudes to Priorities: Diversity and Gender Equity in the Workplace, Thursday (5/3) at 4:30 pm in Saxbe Auditorium. Reception at 6 pm . She has written more than 20 books, including The Beauty Bias, Gender and Law, Women and Leadership, and Moral Leadership.

 Second Biannual Graduate Student History of Art Conference

James Meyer, formerly the Winship Distinguished Research Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University, will be the keynote speaker for the 2nd Biannual Graduate Student History of Art Conference. Meyer is currently a curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC The conference takes place May 4 and 5 on campus. Visit the conference schedule for the conference schedule.

Contemporary Music Festival This Weekend

The 2012 Contemporary Music Festival continues the tradition of featuring world-class composers. This year's festival, April 26 and 27, celebrates the residency of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner.

Japanese Resettlement Focus of Upcoming Bourguignon Lecture

The Ninth Annual Paul H. and Erika Bourguignon Lecture in Art and Anthropology presents Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens, featuring Lane Hirabayashi, professor, UCLA Asian American Studies, and author; and Hijaru Carl Iwasaki, War Relocation Authority (WRA) Photographer. Thursday, May 3, 6:30 pm. Lecture, Book signing and Reception.

Outstanding Staff Awards-Call for Nominations

ASC Outstanding Staff Awards recognize staff members who have provided outstanding service to faculty, staff, students, and/or the university. Deadline is May 21. Contact Ann Rottersman at or Adam Andrews at

Annual Distinguished Lecture in Asian American History

Professor Erika Lee of the University of Minnesota will give the lecture, Asian Americas: Transnational and Global Histories of Asian Immigration and the Making of the Americas, May 3 at noon, Ohio Union.

Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Accepting Applications

The ASC SAC is accepting applications for council membership. Get involved, lend your voice on critical initiatives, and make a difference for all staff. Take part in the SAC’s latest poll and get information on applying for council membership.

Funding Workshop April 26
Faculty, staff and students who want to learn how to identify and manage funding opportunities for their research and/or fellowship programs should attend this session, 1-2 pm in 460B Health Sciences Library.

English Professor Joins Editorial Board
Harvey Graff
, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies, has been invited to join the editorial board of the new journal, Literacy in Composition Studies.
Thursday, April 26

History Career Night, 7-9 pm, 160 Math Annex

Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series: Martha Collins, 7 pm, 311 Denney Hall

Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, 5:30 pm, US Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union

Medieval Slavic, Greek and Latin Calendars of Saints, 5 pm, 165 Thompson Library

Thursday, April 26- Friday, April 27

Contemporary Music Festival, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Friday, April 27

The Fifteenth Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture in South Slavic Linguistics, Cynthia Vakareliyska, University of Oregon, Action Heroes: The English NN Construction across the South Slavic Languages, 3:30-5 pm, Campus Reading Room

CMRS Lecture Series: Robert Hanning, 2:30 pm, 090 Science and Engineering Library

Advancing The Conceptualization and Measurement of Neighborhood Context: Integrating Social Network and Activity Space Approaches, 12:30 pm, 1039 Derby Hall

Saturday, April 28

Ask Me More About Brecht: Hanns Eisler In Conversation with Hans Bunge, 4 pm, Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center
Crafternoons! Earth-Friendly Crafts, 1-2:30 pm,  OSU Urban Arts Space

Monday, April 30

Fourth Goldberg Lecture on Excellence in Teaching with Norman Augustine, 4 pm, Faculty Club Lounge

Tuesday, May 1- Wednesay, June 9

Underground Ecologies OAKLAND, OSU Urban Arts Space

Wednesday, May 2

Ron Emoff: "Ethnomusicology, Forest People, and Postcolonial Affects, 4:30 pm Faculy Club Grand Lounge
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April 25, 2012

In The News
Joseph Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost, on the School of Music campaign, Columbus Dispatch, April 19, 2012.

Paul Beck, professor of political science, on the university’s plan to outsource parking, Chronicle of Higher Ed, April 20, 2012

2012 Operation Feed Campaign 

The 2012 Operation Feed Campaign runs through May 18. This program has become a staple within the community and the need is greater than ever before. Please help by donating cans of food, non-perishable food items, and monetary donations in the main office of your department. 100% of each dollar raised through Operation Feed is used to provide food for central and eastern Ohio residents in need. 

Graduate Student Funding

The Robert H. Edgerley Environmental Toxicology Fund
supports graduate students conducting thesis or dissertation research in environmental toxicology.  Deadline is May 11. The request for proposals (RFP) may be found here.

Helen M. and Milton O. Lee Fellowships Fund
Fellowships for graduate students to attend Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Open to all NMS graduate students. Deadline is May 11.The Request for Proposals (RFP) may be found here.

School of Music Stages Falstaff

Giuseppe Verdi’s comic masterpiece, May 4 at 8 pm and May 6 at 3 pm in Mershon Auditorium. The opera, sung in Italian with English subtitles, will feature a cast of undergraduate and graduate students from the school’s opera program, and welcomes guest artist Todd Thomas as Falstaff. Guest director is A. Scott Parry, a stage director from New York City.

Summer Weekly Market Bag Pick up at Cunz

Cunz Hall, home of the College of Public Health, will soon become a pick up location for The Greener Grocer and Local Matters fresh produce subscription, the Weekly Market Bag. Ohio State faculty, staff and students may choose Cunz Hall as their preferred pick up location when signing up for the program online.  The Summer Weekly Market Bag is available starting May 14. The cost is $22/week for a medium bag (1-2 people) and $32/ week for a large bag (3-4 people).


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