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Sociologist’s Study Reveals Health Disparities among Same Groups

Hui ZhengHui Zheng, assistant professor of sociology, is lead author of a new study revealing, for the first time, that health disparities have grown dramatically among people in the same socioeconomic groups.

Psychology Professor to Chair FDA Risk Communication Advisory Committee

Ellen PetersEllen Peters, associate professor of psychology, was recently selected to chair the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Risk Communication Advisory Committee (RCAC) for the next four years.

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies to Be Published at Ohio State

Frontiers: A Journal of Women's StudiesFrontiers: A Journal of Women Studies – one of the premier publications in the field of feminist/gender studies – will be published at Ohio State for the next five years starting in May 2012, with support provided by the College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Place, the Office of Diversity, and the Departments of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Communication Professor on Partisans’ Media Habits

R Kelly GarrettR. Kelly Garrett, assistant professor of communication, is co-author of a new study that shows most political partisans don't avoid news and opinion sources that contradict their own beliefs, contrary to conventional wisdom.

Daniel Sui Appointed to Mapping Science Committee (NMSC)

Daniel SuiDaniel Sui, chair and professor, geography and Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been reappointed to serve another three-year term on the Mapping Science Committee (NMSC) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.

Statistics Professor Wins Book Award

Noel CressieStatistics Professor Noel Cressie and collaborator Christopher K. Wikle won the PROSE Award for Excellence in the Mathematics Category from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for their book, Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data.


Volunteers Needed for Read Across America

Show your Buckeye pride and support central Ohio's school children. The ASC Alumni Society has teamed up with Ohio State’s Education and Human Ecology Alumni Society to support the South-Western City and Upper Arlington School Districts by volunteering to read as part of Read Across America, March 1-6. Various times are available.

Professor of Theology to Speak on Spirituality

Linda MercadanteThe Humanities Institute presents What Does it Mean to be Spiritual but not Religious? featuring Linda Mercadante, professor of theology, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Thursday, February 16 at 7 pm, First Community Church North Campus, Grace Hall, 3777 Dublin Road. The event is free and open to the public.

The Museum of Biological Diversity (MBD) Annual Open House

The Museum of Biological Diversity Celebrates Backyard Biodiversity at the Museum of Biological Diversity’s Annual Open House, Saturday, February 11, 10 am-4 pm, 1315 Kinnear Road. Free and open to all. Free parking available.

Communication Technology Consultant Support

The Communication Technology Consultant program (CTC), housed in the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW), can be of assistance to instructors who are transitioning from quarters to semesters. Contact Dickie Selfe or Tim Jensen.

Support in Communication and Technology Intensive Classes 

Apply to have a Communication Technology Consultant (CTC) embedded in your class this spring. The program is selecting spring classes that are both communication and technology intensive where CTCs will be placed to work with the teacher in several ways. Apply online. Contact Dickie Selfe or Tim Jensen.

Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series: Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkleThe Visiting Writers Reading Series hosts author Jill McCorkle on Thursday, February 16, 7 pm, 311 Denney Hall. She is a professor in the MFA Creative Writing program at North Carolina State University. Five of her eight books have been named New York Times notable books. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic and Ploughshares, among others. Her most recent book is titled Going Away Shoes.


Thursday, February 9

Struggling Readers: Disabling the Deficiency Framework, with Curt Dudley-Marling (Boston College), 4 pm, 311 Denney Hall
International Thriller Film Series presents, Confessions (Kokuhaku) (NR), 8-10 pm, 180 Hagerty Hall

SIS eReports Q&A; Session, 10 am, 4187 Smith Laboratory


Friday, February 10

Child and Adolescent Anti-Social Behavior: The Consequences of Father’s Involvement, Andre Christie-Mizell, associate professor, sociology, Vanderbilt University, 9-10:20 am, 248 Townshend Hall

Jazz Ensemble Concert, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium


Saturday, February 11

Museum of Biological Diversity Open House, 10 am-4 pm, 1315 Kinnear Rd.
Art Explorations for Kids: Exploring Object/Imprint, 1-2:30 pm, Urban Arts Space
The Ruby Elzy Story, 8 pm, Lincoln Theatre

Sunday, February 12

Jazz Lab Ensemble with Kelly Crum Delaveris, 3 pm, Weigel Auditorium


Monday, February 13

MFA Dance Installation: Fiona Lundie/Rashana Smith, Urban Arts Space
Flute Troupe Concert, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Corpse Flower: The Bloom of a Titan with Joan Leonard, Biological Sciences Greenhouse, 7 pm, Museum of Biological Diversity

Tuesday, February 14

Jazz Workshop, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

Tuesday, February 14 - Thursday, March 29

Mo Ryan Stage/Studio: Space Transformed, Urban Arts Space

Wednesday, February 15

Christian Historiographers' Reflections on Jewish/Christian Violence in Early 5th Century Alexandria, 4 pm, Thompson Library, Room 165

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FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Science Sundays

Science Sundays Features Earth Scientist Jeff Daniels

Science Sundays continues on February 19 when earth scientist Jeff Daniels takes us underground to look at Shale Energy’s Challenges and Opportunities, 3-4 pm, Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre. Reception, 4 pm. Free and open to the public.
In The News
Lawrence Baum, professor of political science, on health-case before Supreme Court, Bloomberg, February 6, 2012
Ellen Peters, associate professor of psychology, on the Cultural Cognitive Project,, February 2, 2012
The Ruby Elzy Story, OnCampus, February 2, 2012
The Larry and Isabel Barnett Gift, OnCampus, February 2, 2012
Industrial Design students and National Housewares Design Competition, The Lantern, February 2, 2012
Tim Schroeder, associate professor of philosophy, mentioned in The Wall Street Journal review of the Mazda3
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