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Strong Lungs Key to Healthy Mind

Charles EmeryCharles Emery, professor of psychology, and an investigator in Ohio State’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, is lead author of a new study linking the ability to breathe well with warding off cognitive decline. Keeping the lungs healthy could be an important way to retain thinking functions that relate to problem-solving and processing speed in one’s later years, according to Emery.

Ohio State’s Heineken Prize Laureate Gives Closing Remarks at International Awards Ceremony

Geoffrey ParkerGeoffrey Parker, Distinguished University Professor and Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2012, gave closing remarks at a special International awards ceremony in Amsterdam on September 27. The prize includes a $150,000 cash award and is given biennially by the 200-year-old Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It recognizes international scholars and scientists who exemplify the highest levels of accomplishment in their areas.The awards were presented to Parker and four other laureates by the Prince of Orange, crown prince of the Netherlands.

Save the Date: ASC SAC World Café 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 1, at 2 pm for the ASC Staff Advisory Council World Café to discuss staff rewards and recognition. Light refreshments will be served. More information to come. RSVP by October 29.

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate
e-Newsletter – October Issue

The October undergraduate student e-Newsletter highlights the new Religious Studies major, an upcoming Graduate and Professional School Fair, freshman seminars, funding in support of undergraduate research, and FutureLink.  To submit content suggestions or to be added to the mailing list, please contact, Ann Rottersman, director of student programs. 

CATCO Play Highlights Ohio State Faculty, Alumni

CATCO Theatre production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - Two actors on stageCATCO Theatre’s production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, presented at the Riffe Center’s Studio Two Theatre October 10-28, has a full slate of Ohio State faculty and alumni who are key parts of the production, from the director and lighting designer to costumer and cast members.

Creative Writing Program Visiting Writer Series presents Rebecca Makkai

The Department of English Creative Writing Program invites you to attend a reading by Rebecca Makkai on Saturday, October 13, 8 pm in Thompson Library, room 165.  Makkai will be reading excerpts from her latest publications and answering questions from the audience. The reading is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please contact Kelli Fickle, Academic Program Coordinator, at (614) 292-2242.


Psychology Professor Receives Grant

Stephen PetrillStephen Petrill, professor of psychology, has been awarded a $2,394,311 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to establish a NICHD Learning Disabilities Innovation Hub entitled Neurobiological Underpinnings of Math and Reading Comorbidity: A Twin Study. The 4-year project will integrate findings from the behavioral, genetic, brain imaging, and reading/math disability literatures to examine the mechanisms that affect variation and co-variation in brain structure, brain function, math outcomes, and reading outcomes. 

Sharp Awarded Right Livelihood Award

Gene SharpGene Sharp (1951, MA, Sociology; 1949, Social Sciences), a senior scholar at the Albert Einstein Institution, was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, for outstanding vision and work on behalf of our planet and its people. Sharp is considered the world’s foremost expert on nonviolent revolution. 

Astronomy Researcher Receives John Wheatley Award

Sultana Nahar Sultana Nahar, research scientist, astronomy, received the 2013 John Wheatley Award sponsored by the Forum on International Physics. The Prize recognizes dedicated physicists who have made contributions to the development of physics in countries of the third world. It consists of $2,000 and a certificate.

October 11

Davis Lecture: On Mormonism and Politics; 4-6 pm, Thompson Library, 165, 1858 Neil Ave. Mall
Fact, Faith, Science and Religion; 7-9 pm, COSI, 333 W Broad St.

The Arabian Nights; 7:30 pm, Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.
Collegiate Winds; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

October 12

"Precarity and Social Contract" with Elizabeth Povinelli; 3:30-5:50 pm, Ohio Union, Round Meeting Room, 1739 N High St.
Jazz Ensemble; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

October 13

Guest Artists: Wesley Baldwin and Nicholas Ross; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

October 14

Jazz Lab Ensemble; 3 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.
Jewish Voting Patterns and the 2012 Presidential Election;
7-9 pm, Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd.

October 15

UCAT: Techniques for Motivating Students; 2-3:30 pm, 150 Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Ave.
The Canterbury Tales Remixed; 2-3:30 pm, Gateway Film Center, 1550 N High St.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Second Language Studies Annual Lecture, Great Expectations' in 2012: Revisiting the Link Between L2 Research and L2 Teaching, Patsy Lightbown of Concordia University, Contact Wynne Wong for more information, 4-5 pm, Ohio Union Cartoon Room, 1739 N High St.
Scarlet Winds and Friends; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

October 16

UCAT: Student Learning 101; 2:30-4 pm, 150 Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Ave.
University Band; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

October 17

“Learning from Objects”; 3:30 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E 15th Ave.

Department of Microbiology Seminar: The Chemical Ecology of Microbes; hosted by graduate students, 4:10 pm, 001 Jennings Hall, 1735 Neil Ave.

Composer’s Workshop; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.
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October 10, 2012

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Science Sundays

Internationally recognized expert on climate change Lonnie G. Thompson, Distinguished University Professor, earth sciences, and senior research scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, lectures on Glaciers, People and Global Climate Change (An Inconvenient Truth Meets an Inconvenient Mind). Lecture, 3-4 pm, October 14, Ohio Union Conference Theatre; reception, 4-5 pm, Ohio Staters Traditions Room. Free and open to the public.
In the News
Peter Mansoor, professor, history, on how defense and jobs are key to capturing veterans’ vote, Dayton Daily News, October 1, 2012
Todd Slaughter, professor, art, review of his new exhibition, American Primitives at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Dispatch, September 30, 2012
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