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MARCH 2, 2016 | TWEET!



Christopher Hoch Named Director of Marching and Athletic Bands

Christopher Hoch has been named director of Marching and Athletic Bands and associate director of bands, and he has been confirmed by faculty in the School of Music as assistant professor, effective June 1. Hoch has served as interim director since May 2015.


Associate Professors of English Receive Institute Residency Fellowships

Leslie Lockett and Koritha Mitchell, received residency fellowships at Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). Mitchell will spend two semesters at NDIAS, working on her book, From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemaking Anxiety in African American Culture. Next spring, Lockett will be in residence focusing on her study of the Old English Soliloquies, a work loosely based on St. Augustine’s philosophical dialogue, Soliloquia.


Distinguished Professor Recognized for Contributions to Medical Humanities

Jim Phelan, Distinguished University Professor and professor, English, will receive the Sir William Osler, MD, Award from the Ohio State College of Medicine’s Medicine and the Arts Board, April 14. Phelan is co-recipient (with Elinor Brown and Erin McConnell, College of Medicine) for inspiring development and co-teaching of, "From the Page to the Bedside; Literature for Physicians," designed to train medical practitioners to view patients not as a list of symptoms but as people with stories. 

Design Students Win at Competition

Ohio State had great representation at the International Housewares Association (IHA) 23rd annual Student Design Competition in January. Of a record-breaking 325 entrants, four Ohio State students were recognized – out of 16 total awards – by a respected jury in a blind judging process of submitted written materials, sketches, engineering drawings and photos. Jean Paul Pompeo won a third-place award with his product, Lean-It Ladder. Caterina Rizzonni, Ashley Fenton and Myrna Lewis received honorable mentions.

The Lantern Collects 11 Journalism Awards

The Lantern was selected winner of Excellence in Collegiate Journalism by the Ohio Newspaper Association and the Ohio Newspapers Foundation at the Ohio Newspaper Association National Convention. The Lantern received a total of 11 awards including 1st place: In-Depth Reporting Design and 2nd place: News Coverage Website and Media.


ASC SAC Spring Breakfast: RSVP Due March 7

The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council hosts a staff spring breakfast, Monday, March 14, 8:30-10 a.m., Great Hall Meeting Room, Ohio Union. RSVP requested by March 7.

ASC/Campus Campaign Talent Show: March 18

The Arts and Sciences/Campus Campaign Talent Show is Friday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium. Come and cheer on your colleagues. Pizza and soda served after the performances. RSVP by March 14. Questions? Contact Eric Drake

Anthropology Newsletter

The 2016 Department of Anthropology newsletter is now available online. Read about the remarkable accomplishments of anthropology faculty, students and alumni.

Humanities Institute Magazine

The 2016 Humanities Institute magazine is now available online. Learn about how faculty are developing new courses to take humanities beyond classroom walls; an update on several projects across the humanities and upcoming guest lectures and seminars.


ASC Outstanding Staff Awards: Nominations Due March 4

The College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Staff Awards recognize staff members whose performance demonstrates sustained excellence in overall job performance and has improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students, and/or the university. Special consideration will be given to staff who have enhanced the visibility of the college through interdisciplinary connections and/or university community service. Up to six awards are given; each recipient receives a $1,000 one-time cash award and an increase of $500 to his/her base pay. Nominations due March 4.


Jennifer Siegel Explores Relationship between Financial Diplomacy / War and Peace

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Inaugural Lecture Series, Jennifer Siegel, professor, history, will discuss "Money and Power:  Financial Diplomacy and the Sinews of War and Peace" Wednesday, March 9, 5-6:30 p.m., Faculty Club Grand Lounge. Siegel examines the give-and-take among high finance, international politics and domestic pressures, and explores the financial relationships among pre-World War I Russia, France and Great Britain. Free. Open to all; reception accompanies the event. Please RSVP.

David Quammen, Ebola to Zika and Beyond: Scary Viruses in a Globalized World

As part of the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program guest speaker, David Quammen, will discuss Zika, Ebola, SARS, AIDS and countless other deadly viruses. Go with Quammen on the urgent quest to learn how, where and why these diseases emerge, and contemplate the terrifying question: What deadly disease will spill over next? Tuesday, March 22, 2016. 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) East Ballroom, Ohio Union. Please RSVP. Contact Janis Browning with questions. 


Dorothy Noyes, professor, English and comparative studies, on why women don’t have to wait until Feb. 29 to propose marriage, The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 29.
Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on the direction of the Franklin County Democratic Party, The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 28.
David Manderscheid, ASC executive dean and professor, mathematics, letter to the editor on university’s support of liberal arts, The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 28.
Jay Zagorsky, research scientist, Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR), on the effectiveness of tipping, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 28; AND: “How do we know the Zika virus will cost the world $3.5 billion?”, The Conversation, Feb. 23.
Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on Donald Trump popularity and the Republican presidential nomination, MyFOX 28, Feb. 26.
Chris Daddis, associate professor, psychology, Marion campus, on study to understand teens’ beliefs about school misbehavior, Morrow County Sentinel, Feb. 26.
David Stebenne, professor, history, column on filling the Supreme Court vacancy, The Conversation, Feb. 26. AND: Column on religion and the South Carolina Republican primary, The Huffington Post, Feb. 25.
Matt Swift, film studies program, guest on WOSU Radio, All Sides with Ann Fisher, discussing Oscar diversity controversy and diversity in the film industry, Feb. 25, 2016.
Christopher Hoch, assistant professor, music, “Ohio State University names new band director,” The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 25, ALSO, Associated Press
Cynthia Colen, associate professor, sociology, on the complicated factors surrounding breastfeeding and health of children, The Washington Post, Feb. 23.
Kelly Garrett, associate professor, communication, “Making Sense of the Scalia Conspiracy Theory,” The Conversation, Feb. 22.
Kristi Williams, associate professor, sociology, on how women's health at midlife is connected to when they had their first child and to their marital history, BYU radio, Feb. 22.


Thursday, March 3

Career Night for History Majors
168 Dulles Hall
7 p.m.

Peter Gottschalk, Sidestepping Christianity, Islam and Hinduisim: Resetting the Terms of Secular Description
165 Thompson
4:30 p.m.

COMPASS Special Event with Kwame Anthony Appiah: Education for Global Citizenship
Great Hall, Ohio Union
5 p.m.


Friday, March 4

E. Jane Burns, Mermaids and Material Culture: Looking Eastward from Medieval France
18th Avenue Library. room 090
4 p.m.

Symphony Orchestra: The Concerto Concert
Weigel Auditorium
8 p.m.

Graduate Seminar in Literacy Studies: Literacy in Digital Media
311 Denney Hall
12 p.m.

Sunday, March 6

Guest Artists: Adrianne Greenbaum and FleytMuzik
Weigel Auditorium
8 p.m.

Colliding Dreams, Film Showing With Director Oren Rudavsky
Wexner Center for the Arts
1 p.m.

Monday, March 7th

Lawrie Balfour, Repairing the Carceral Polity
2130 Derby Hall
12 p.m.

Musicology Lectures: Music and Emotion
Room 205, 18th Ave. Library
Time TBA

Tuesday, March 8th

XSEDE openACC Workshop
The Ohio Supercomputer Center,
1224 Kinnear Rd.

Andrew Noymer, Respiratory viruses' effect on all-cause mortality: Winter and summer pseudoseasonal life expectancy in the United States
038 Townshend Hall
12:30 p.m.

The Chamber Music of David Maslanka
Weigel Auditorium
8 p.m.

Sarah Neville, on women printers and publishers in early modern England
311 Denney Hall, 
164 W. 17th Ave.
3:30 p.m.

Crossing Borders: Pedagogical Possibilities for Cultivating a Translingual and Transcultural World
115 Mendenhall Labs
5 p.m.

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