Blog of the Executive Dean
It is good to be Dean.
Each week we would like to feature a new u.osu.edu blog post from our ASC community — please send links to your posts to email@example.com
Gabe Tippery: Hacking the Thesis
In August 2012 Gabe Tippery
successfully completed his MFA thesis. His blog focuses on a workflow and system
repeatable by others to make their journey a little smoother.
NEWS & RESEARCH
New Data Analytics Major Addresses Strongly Articulated Workforce Need
Ohio State’s new interdisciplinary undergraduate major in data analytics premiering autumn semester—designed to address a growing need for data analytics professionals—is the first of its kind
in the country offered by a major research institution. The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering are partnering to deliver the core courses in computer sciences, mathematics and statistics. Program requirements include an area of specialization to learn how data analytics is applied in a particular field and a capstone learning experience. The BS degree in data analytics is granted by the College of Arts and Sciences. Christopher Hans
, associate professor, statistics; and Srinivasan Parthasarathy
, professor, computer and engineering science, are program co-directors.
Ann Hamilton to Create Art Installation in Seattle
, professor, Department of Art, and Distinguished University Professor, has been commissioned
to create a large public art installation on a new waterfront development in Seattle. A report in the Seattle Times
said the project has a $1 million total budget, and the exact nature of what Hamilton will build is still to be determined.
Mathematician Wins NSF CAREER Award
, assistant professor, mathematics, will receive a five-year $450,000 grant
for his project, "Random spaces and groups," funded by two NSF mathematics programs: "Geometric analysis and topology" and "Probability and combinatorics." The NSF-CAREER AWARD is the National Science Foundation’s top award given to the nation’s junior faculty members whose early work shows promise for having a significant, ongoing impact in their fields. This is Kahle’s second major early-career award in two years. In 2012, he received the Sloan Fellowship.
Arts and Sciences Faculty and Graduate Students Selected for Research Mentor Awards
The Undergraduate Research Office announced the winners
of the 2014 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor (DURM) and Outstanding Research Mentor (ORM) awards at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on March 26. Mentors are nominated by undergraduates participating in the Denman and must demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentorship. DURM winners are Justin Clay Harris
, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry; Jennifer Schlueter
, assistant professor, theatre and Richard Yerkes
, professor, anthropology. ORM winners are Krista Bryson
, graduate teaching associate, English, and Andrew Luttrell
, graduate research associate, psychology.
42 Arts and Sciences Undergraduates Take Top Prizes in 2014 Denman
42 arts and sciences undergraduates took first, second and third prizes
in the 2014 annual Denman Research Forum. First Place: Brooke Anderson
, biochemistry; Lucas Beaufore
, physics; Lauren Bedal
, dance; Kristen Belesky
, chemistry; John Conlon
, economics; Gwendolyn Donley
, anthropology; Robert Demoret
, biochemistry; Andrew Huntsman
, chemistry; Anne Kim
, chemistry; Tamar Kodish
, psychology; Jacob Mille
r, mathematics; Andrew Serger
, neuroscience; Andrew Zywiec
, biology. Second Place: Zachary Cotter
, geological sciences; Dmitry Grinevich
, biochemistry; Mario Gutierrez
, geological sciences; Nathan Hanna
, psychology; Alisha Kamboj
, microbiology; Chase Ledin
, English; Lindsay Milich
, neuroscience; Rebecca Monteleone
, personalized study program; Connor Nealer
, neuroscience; Brianne Pragg
, sociology; Kathryn Sauma
, dance; Samantha Streuli
, anthropology. Third Place: Khalid Abdulla
, psychology; Jacob Bogart
, international studies; Malcolm Cole
, biochemistry; Kelsey Franklin
, neuroscience; Jason Ford
, chemistry; Andrei Jipa
, chemistry; Taylor Kantor
, biology; Malori Lankenau
, molecular genetics; Tomas Moreno-Vasquez
, psychology; Thara Nagarajan
, anthropology; Tyisha Nedd
, dance; Adam Royer
, linguistics; Morgan Sherer
, neuroscience; David Sweet
, neuroscience; Reed Walter
, microbiology; Rachel Welch
, microbiology; Christina Zerda
, geological sciences; Edward Zitnik
, molecular genetics.
Arts and Sciences Post-Doc Receives Two Early Career Awards
, post-doctoral researcher, psychology, received two early career awards: the American Psychosomatic Society 2014 Rising Star Young Investigator award and the German College for Psychosomatic Medicine (DKPM) 2014 Adolf-Ernst-Meyer Award for research on psychotherapy within the field of psychosomatic medicine.
Statistics Graduate Students Win ASA Student Paper Competition Awards
, biostatistics; Survey Research Methods, Government Statistics, and Social Statistics; Elizabeth Petraglia
, statistics; Survey Research Methods; and Agniva Som
, statistics; Bayesian Statistical Science, won student paper competitions
sponsored by their sections of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and will receive funding to attend and present their research at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, August 2-7, 2014.
Statistics Professor Receives Alumni Recognition Award
, professor, statistics, received
the 2014 Eberly College of Arts & Sciences’ Departmental Alumni Recognition Award from her alma mater, West Virginia University's Department of Statistics.
Vote for Ohio State Students’ "Moon Rush" Game
Ohio State graduate students Cheng Zhang
(Design/Computer Science Engineering) and Sherri Larrimer
(Design) are among three finalists in a “Shoot the Moon game design challenge” sponsored by Games for Change and the Schusterman Philanthropic Network. Their project, "Moon Rush," is a web-based 3D computer game that features a virtual moon race, spacecraft landing and lunar buggy. The finalists will present their concepts next month at the Games for Change Festival in New York City with a chance for the $25,000 grand prize. You also can vote for the Ohio State team
for a People’s Choice Award, which also will be announced at the festival.
Happening right now
GOLD RUSH April 1-3
ONLY in the arts and sciences. Students follow ASCatOSU on Facebook to get clues, find tickets around campus and claim [Au]some prizes. Featured so far in this ASC scavenger hunt: psychology, CCAPP, art, music and the planetarium.
Ohio State’s First BDM Research Forum
Ohio State's Behavioral Decision Making (BDM) Initiative is hosting
its first research forum on Friday, April 11, featuring keynote speaker, psychology Professor Laura Scherer
, University of Missouri, followed by presentations from Ohio State graduate students involved in behavioral decision making research.
Urban Arts Space Voted BEST!
Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space
in the historic Lazarus building downtown has been voted
best art gallery in Columbus in Columbus Alive
’s 2014 Best of Columbus poll.
"There is No Silence" Uses Groundbreaking Technology
’s alter-ego “Bip” will come to life
on stage when Ohio State presents the technologically groundbreaking, collaborative production of “There is No Silence,” a devised new work inspired by the great French mime artist. The series of sketches will be staged April 3-13 in Thurber Theatre.
SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Lecture
SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Lecture features Deborah S. Holoien
, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in psychology, to speak on “Do You Really Understand? When Desire to Affiliate Backfires in Interracial Interactions,” April 10, 4 pm in 035 Psychology.
Fulbright Week at Ohio State: April 7-11
The Office of International Affairs, Graduate School and Undergraduate Fellowship Office are combining efforts
to provide a full week of events—hosting workshops, information sessions and open houses to inform faculty, graduate and undergraduate students about opportunities available through the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs. Faculty, professionals and students can participate in any of the sessions.
News from Arts and Sciences Technology Services: Ever wonder what powers many Arts and Sciences websites? It's your pal, Drupal. Check out how it's making ASC websites easier to build and maintain
First Dance Concert in New Barnett Theatre
The Department of Dance presents Sneak Peek
, its spring dance concert featuring works by undergraduate and graduate student choreographers Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. It will be the first dance concert in the new Barnett Theatre, a 180-seat theatre, in the newly renovated Sullivant Hall.
Take a look
at the new Scarlette
on our updated website. For non-fashionistas, Scarlette
is Ohio State’s very own fashion magazine, produced solely by undergraduate students. Every issue is a knockout—this one, especially. The Arts and Sciences issue of Scarlette
puts VOGUE on notice.
Science Sundays Concludes the 2013-14 Season: Sunday, April 13
, professor of physics and mechanical engineering at Cornell University, caps Science Sundays’ third season
with, Falling Paper and Insect Flight
, a look at the puzzles and mathematics involved in the dynamics of falling paper and the tricks insects use to fly. Lecture: Ohio Union’s U.S. Bank Conference Theater, 3-4 p.m. Reception: Ohio Staters Traditions Room, 4-5 p.m. Both are free and open to the public. SCIENCE SUNDAYS is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers and institutes.
VooDoo on WOSU
, ASC plant growth facilities manager, takes us inside the BioSci Greenhouse and the strange world of VooDoo Lilies, on WOSU’s Broad & High
, Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Discovery Themes Yammer Account
In response to requests for a RFP2 networking platform, a new Discovery Themes networking page
has been added to Ohio State’s Yammer account. Faculty and staff can interact and discuss the second Discovery Themes Request for Proposals
Through April 3
Department of Design Spring Exhibition
; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Chemical and Molecular/Structural Biology & Biophysics RFG Seminar
; 11:30 a.m., 111 Parks Hall
Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal
; 12 p.m., Multicultural Center, Ohio Union
Making the Personal Political: Women in the Anti-Slavery Movement
; 1 p.m., 168 Dulles Hall
Annual Lecture in the History of the Book: Christopher Hager
; 4 p.m., 311 Denney Hall
Frances Aparicio Keynote: Marc Anthony 3.0: Toward a Critical Salsa Romantica
; 4:30 p.m., Multicultural Center, Ohio Union
Jazz at Mirror Lake
; 5:30 p.m., Browning Amphitheater, Mirror Lake
38th Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecture Series
; Jennings Hall
There is No Silence: A Fantasia Inspired by the Great French Mime Artist Marcel Marceau
; Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center
3rd Annual Latino Role Models Day Featuring Keynote Speaker Alvaro Rodriguez
; 8 a.m., Hale Hall
Seminar in History of the Book: Robert E. Hegel (Washington University in St. Louis)
; 10 a.m., 70/90, 18th Avenue Library
Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change
; 10:30 a.m., 4012 Smith Lab
The Road of Empire: Covering the Distance between Mexico City and Santa Fe, 1540 – 1850
; 2:30 p.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Jeffrey Sachs to Give COMPAS Keynote Address
; 3 p.m., Mershon Auditorium
Psychology Lecture: Understanding Audition Via Sound Analysis and Synthesis
; 3:30 p.m., 035 Psychology Building
Economics Seminar: Rahul Deb, University of Toronto
; 3:30 p.m., 437 Arps Hall
Geography Colloquium: Mark Friedl, Boston University
; 3:30 p.m., 1080 Derby Hall
James Shapiro Lecture Honors Shakespeare's 450th Birthday
; 5 p.m., U.S. Bank Conference Center, Ohio Union
CMRS Public Lecture: Flaumpens, Chewitts and Bakemetes: Pastry as a Sculptural Medium in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
; 7:30 p.m., 180 Hagerty Hall
Drums Downtown X
; 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St.
Afro-Swedish Public Culture Symposium with guest artists Sousou and Maher Cissoko
; 205 18th Avenue Library
First Encounter: The Taming of the Shrew
; Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center
31st Annual Flute Festival
; Weigel Auditorium
First Year Undergraduate Symphony Orchestra and Community Orchestra
; 3 p.m., Weigel Auditorium
Economics Seminar: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
; 5 p.m., 437 Arps Hall
The Logic of Connective Action: Public Engagement in the Digital Age
; 3:30 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies
; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium
; 11:30 p.m., 106 Journalism Building
Institute for Population Research Seminar: Scott Lynch, Princeton University
; 12:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall
Economics Seminar: Enrique Mendoza, University of Pennsylvania
; 3:30 p.m., 437 Arps Hall
Gospel and Spiritual Choir
; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium
Cholinergic Control of Attention in Rodents and Humans
; 12 p.m., 035 Psychology Building
Elizabeth D. Gee Distinguished Lecture in Ethics
; 4:30 p.m., Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Auditorium
; 8 p.m., Weigel Auditorium
See more events at artsandsciences.osu.edu/events
If you have information or announcements for News & Updates
, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call (614) 292-8686. News & Updates
is published every Wednesday; deadline for content is Monday at noon.