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Speech and Hearing Science Scholars Honored

Robert Fox and Roy KoenigsknechtRobert Fox, chair and professor, and Roy Koenigsknecht, professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, were recently honored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for their contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing science. Koenigsknecht was recognized with the Honors of the Association, the highest honor ASHA bestows, for contributions so significant that they have enhanced or altered the course of communication sciences and disorders. Fox was honored with a fellowship, for outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.

Twelve Ohio State Mathematicians Named
AMS Fellows

Vitaly Bergelson, Jim Cogdell, Avner Friedman, Marty Golubitsky, David Goss, Barbara Keyfitz, Steve Milne, Boris Mityagin, Henri Moscovici, Dijen Ray-Chaudhuri, Neil Robertson, and Ron Solomon were named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the world's largest and most influential society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship, and education. The new AMS Fellows Program recognizes accomplished mathematicians who have made major contributions to understanding important mathematical questions; to applications throughout the scientific world; and to educational excellence. Fellows were selected from more than 600 institutions worldwide, averaging less than two AMS fellows per institution, but for Ohio Stateleading the world with 12 Fellows.

AAAS Brown Bag Lecture

Simone C. DrakeThe Department of African American and African Studies announces a brown bag presentation featuring Assistant Professor Simone C. Drake. The talk, “The Devil and the Saint: Why Condoleezza Rice and Michelle Obama Aren't that Different," is November 9, 12:30-2 pm, 347 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall.  For more information contact, Sarah Van Beurden or the Department of African American and African Studies, 292-3700.

Black Veterans Day Salute

African American SoldierThe Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center hosts the 7th Annual Black Veterans Day Salute honoring African-American men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Saturday, November 10, 11:30 am - 1:20 pm, 905 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus.

Children's Hospital Oncology Fundraiser

BuckeyeThon, Ohio State’s premier student-run philanthropy sponsors the second annual Ohio's Finest Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, Saturday, November 10, 7-9:30 pm at the Longaberger Alumni House. The event raises funds for families on the Oncology/Hematology floor at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Historian to be Featured at Chicago Humanities Festival

Kevin BoyleKevin Boyle, professor of history, and author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction, is giving the Baskes Lecture in History at this year’s Chicago Humanities Festival, Sunday, November 11. Click for more information/tickets.

Join ASC Alumni and Ohio State Students to Talk Election Results

Join the conversation about the outcome of the 2012 presidential election with political science professors Herb Asher and Herb Weisberg, arts and sciences alumni, and Ohio State students, Thursday, November 15, 6:30-9 pm, Faculty Club. Register here. Refreshments will be served.

The Geography of War

Derek GregoryDerek Gregory, professor of geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, speaks on war’s geography – military logistics, weapons systems, and the emergence of new media–to convey the theatre of war, Friday, November 16, 4:30 pm, 0100 Mendenhall. This event is one of many hosted by the department in celebration of Geography Awareness Week.

Dance Uptown Staged November 16 and 17

Male dancerThe Department of Dance stages Dance Uptown: Feast Your Senses at 8 pm Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17, in Mershon Auditorium. Dance Uptown is a contemporary dance concert with a sensual and diverse palette of flavors and styles. It will spotlight original works by choreographers: Rodney A. Brown, Susan Hadley, Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof; and Melanie Bales in collaboration with dramaturge Catherine Turocy. Tickets, Wexner Center Ticket Office. Information, Department of Dance website.

ASC Staff Advisory Council Staff Workshop Series 

Flower Arranging with Wen Tsai, Tuesday, November 20, 4:30-5:15 pm, 451 Hagerty Hall. Join Wen Tsai, fiscal and human resources officer, Department of Comparative Studies, for a workshop on how to create floral arrangements. Fresh flowers and other supplies will be purchased in advance by the ASC Staff Advisory Council. All participants have the opportunity to create an arrangement to take home with them for the Thanksgiving holiday. The cost is $5 per person (to cover a portion of floral costs). Space is limited to 15 participants. RSVP by November 15 to Ruth Friedman.

Hot off “The Press” MBD Autumn 2012 Newsletter

Yellow BirdsRead and see why the Museum of Biological Diversity is not just about “dead things in drawers.” Graduate student Sam Bolton discovered a new mite—in the MBD backyard—and museum stakeholders talk about the many ways the diverse and comprehensive MBD collections help them in their studies.

U-WE Service-Learning Spring Seminar

The Undergraduate Writing Experience for Social Change (U-WE) is a spring 2013 non-credit seminar for juniors, seniors, and GAs. Students learn writing for social change, discuss real-world education issues, and create a multi-media presentation based on their service-learning work in Columbus City Schools. For more information contact Nancy Hill-McClary, Center for the Study of Teaching of Writing (CSTW), 614-688-5357.

Through November 10

Royal Shakespeare Company Young People's Shakespeare, King Lear; Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr. 

Through November 11

The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Solve-it-Yourself Broadway Musical, Drake Performance and Event Center, Thurber Theatre, 1849 Cannon Dr.

Through December 14

Inosculation; an exhibition of works by more than 40 artists from the Department of Art, past and present, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

November 8

Criminal Justice Research Center Graduate Student Symposium; 11:30 am - 2:20 pm, 217 Journalism Building, 242 W. 18th Ave.
Lecture: Mario Santana; 3:30 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

AAAS Community Extension Center Lecture by Dr. Chenelle A. Jones, An Exploratory Analysis of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in Ohio; Thursday, November 8,
6-7 pm, 905 Mount Vernon Ave.
Faculty Recital: The Pendulum Duo; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

November 9-10

Conference on 1992 U.N. Agenda for Peace; Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.

November 9

Goods and Humans in Deep Historical Perspective: An Essay on History, Neuroscience, and Material Culture; 3-4 pm, 168 Dulles, 230 W. 17th Ave.

November 10

7th Annual Black Veteran’s Day Salute; 11:30 am - 1:55 pm, 905 Mount Vernon Ave.

November 11

The Ohio State University Marching Band Concert; 3 pm, Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St.
Science Sundays: Andrew E. Johnson, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; 3-4 pm, Ohio Union, US Bank Conference Theatre, 1739 N. High St.
Kevin Boyle at Chicago Humanities Festival; 4-5 pm, Chicago Humanities Festival

November 13

Being Asian and Jewish: Adoption and Identity;
12:30-1:45 pm, OSU Hillel, 46 E. 16th Ave.
The American Classroom: Challenges for International Teachers; 2:30-4 pm, 150 Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Ave.
Center for Folklore Studies Lecture: Dennis Aig; 4-6 pm, 311 Denney Hall, 164 W. 17th Ave.
Collegiate Winds and University Band; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

November 14

What Every College Student Needs to Know with Pulitzer Prize author Louis Menand; 3:30-5:30 pm, 1120 Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave.
Microbiology Seminar: “Visualization and Control of Bacteria Sex” by Alan Grossman; 4:10 pm, 001 Jennings Hall, 1735 Neil Ave.

November 15

How To Help Your International Students With Writing;
11:30 am - 1 pm, Multipurpose Room, Hale Black Cultural Center, 153 W. 12th Ave.

Lecture: Elizabeth Moje; 4 pm, 311 Denney Hall, 164 W. 17th Ave.
Post Election Conversation; 6:30-9 pm, Faculty Club at Ohio State, 181 South Oval Dr.
Symphonic Band; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

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The Department of Geography has a host of events for national Geography Awareness Week, November 11-17, 2012, including a presentation by the Meteorology Club on Hurricane Sandy: Frankenstorm; the Undergraduate Geography Bowl (Jeopardy meets Geography!); and a presentation by Derek Gregory, professor of geography, University of British Columbia, on the geography of war. Much of Gregory’s work focuses on the war on terror and the "global war prisons” in Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and East Africa.
In the News
Erik Nisbet, assistant professor, communication, on election advertising in Ohio, USA Today, November 1, 2012
Randolph Roth, professor, history, on why women as shooters in murder-suicide cases are rare, Columbus Dispatch, November 1, 2012
Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on how Romney’s fate in Ohio is tied to 47 percenters along the Appalachians, Bloomberg, October 31, 2012
David Stebenne, professor, history, on how Hurricane Sandy may be the ultimate October surprise, Discovery News, October 31, 2012
Peter Mansoor, associate professor, history, on why U.S. troops are still the best, Foreign Policy, October 24, 2012
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