NEWS & RESEARCH
International Chinese Corporation Flies Ohio State Flagship Students to Vegas Trade Show
Six 2013-15 Chinese Flagship students—Mac Carr
, Briun Greene
, Tina Li
, Mack Lorden
, Nick Pochedly
, and Joel Poncz
—got an unexpected working vacation
in early January, as guests of China’s Haier Corporation, the world’s most recognized brand of Chinese consumer electronics. Haier invited the entire Flagship Program to Las Vegas to advise them on marketing to American consumers at the Consumers Electronics Show—one of the major trade shows on the planet.
New Slovene Research Initiative
The Center for Slavic and East European Studies announces a new Slovene research initiative
to support the advancement of research on Slovenia, Central Europe and Southeastern Europe. The initiative will promote lectures and assist in funding the exchange of Ohio State faculty and visiting scholars. The exchange program will begin in May 2014 with a full lineup of events during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Big Ten Theatre Consortium Supports Female Playwrights
The Big Ten Theatre Consortium, made up of theatre department heads at Big Ten Conference universities, has established a commission program
to support female playwrights and provide female theatre students and professional actors with strong roles. The program is the first of its kind, and represents the first time the Big Ten Consortium schools have collaborated on a theatre project.
Denton Author of New Book
, professor, Chinese, East Asian Languages and Literatures, is the author of a new book Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China
(University of Hawaii Press). More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Astronomer/Physicist Wins Top Prize for
, professor of astronomy and physics, received this year's Helen B. Warner Prize for observational or theoretical research from the American Astronomical Society—the premier award for young astronomers. Hirata is cited for his remarkable cosmological studies, particularly his observational and theoretical work on weak gravitational lensing, one of the most important tools for assessing the distribution of mass in the universe. His work on cosmological recombination, structure formation, and dark energy and cosmic acceleration, and the extraordinary depth of understanding he brings to these subjects is facilitating the next generation of important cosmological experiments.
Student Panel on Peace Activism, Human Rights
The Student Peace Conference and Peace Awards take place 3-8 p.m., January 24 at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. The awards recognize significant contributions by students to peace and justice. Register online
Sexuality Studies’ New Faculty Lecture Series Kicks-off, January 27
, assistant professor, African American and African Studies, lectures
on “Transnational Black Lesbian Politics and Hip Hop.” Saunders’ comparison of three feminist lesbian hip hop groups (one from Cuba, two from Brazil) explores hip hop’s place as a site of contemporary transnational feminist and LGBT activism. Co-sponsored by the Department of African American and African Studies. Monday, January 27, 4-5:30 p.m., 311 Denney.
Postdoc Career Development Series
Join early-career faculty who discuss their journey from postdoc to professorship, Monday, January 27, 11 a.m.-noon, 104 Aronoff Laboratory. Find out what it takes to make the leap from postdoctoral researcher to independent faculty researcher. Register online
ASC Career Services Hosts Nonprofit Fair
The 2014 Nonprofit Opportunities Fair will welcome nearly 40 nonprofit organizations
to campus, Thursday, January 30, in the Ohio Union’s Performance Hall, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Organizations will be recruiting for full-time and part-time staff, internships and volunteers.
Mershon Center Offers Grants, Scholarships for Faculty, Students: Deadline: Friday, January 31
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds an annual competition
for Ohio State faculty and students to apply for research grants and scholarship funds for projects related to the study of national security in a global context.
Library Hosts Scanning Event for African American Digital Collection
As a part of Columbus Metropolitan Library's annual Black History Month celebration, the library hosts a scanning event
, Tuesday, February 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch, 96 S. Grant Ave., which allows visitors to scan photos, letters and documents to be a part of the library’s Columbus African American Collection. Local musician Arnett Howard and the Tuskegee Airmen will be part of the scanning celebration.
COMPAS Photo Contest
The COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) program in the OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values is sponsoring a photography contest
to explore the interaction between public and private. The contest is open to all university faculty, students, staff and alumni, as well as the Columbus community. Professional photographers will judge submissions and cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline: February 6.
CURA Roundtable: Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University
; 3-4:30 p.m., 1080 Derby Hall
Watch Party: Ohio State Student Tori Boggs on the Ellen Degeneres Show
; 4 p.m., first floor Roth Lounge, Ohio Union
In Conversation: Department of Art First Year Graduate Student Exhibition Reception
; 4:30-5-30 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery
Summer Camp & Recreation Fair
; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Performance Hall, Ohio Union
Debt Burdens: Who Owes? Who Pays?
; 11 a.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Sex and Gender in Pre-Modern History: Still Useful Categories of Analysis?
; 1-2:30 p.m., 168 Dulles
Suresh Canagarajah’s Translingual Practice discussion
; 2 p.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Geography Colloquium: Dr. Robert Bindschadler, NASA Emeritus Scientist
; 3:30 p.m., 1080 Derby Hall
DIGI-EYE: Film/Video Showcase
; Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center
STEAM Factory presents: Project Color
; 11 a.m., 400 West Rich St.
Fergus Fellows: Andres Felipe Castelblanco Olaya and Hannah Walsh Reception
; 5-7 p.m., Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
22nd Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition Reception
; 5-7 p.m., Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Mobilizing Movement: Neoliberalism and the Collectivization of the Dancing Body in Post-Crisis Buenos Aires
; 12:30-2 p.m., George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Psychology Colloquia: Brandon Turner, Stanford University
; 4 p.m., 035 Psychology Building
Sexuality Studies New Faculty Lecture Series 2014: Tanya Saunders
; 4-5:30 p.m., 311 Denney Hall
Musicology Lecture: Pop Music in Contemporary Myanmar
; 4:30 p.m., 205 18th Avenue Library
Faculty: Scarlet Winds
; 8 p.m., Weigel Hall Auditorium
Institute for Population Research Seminar: Dr. Alison Norris, Ohio State
; 12:30-1:30 p.m., 038 Townshend Hall
Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture: Expanding the Performance Potential of the Xylophone
; 5 p.m., Faculty Club Grand Lounge
Microbiology Seminar: Ian Lewis, Princeton University
; 4:10 p.m., 001 Jennings Hall
Interdisciplinary Showcase: What's going on in Asian America?
; 7 p.m., Traditions Room, Ohio Union
Fergus Fellows: Andres Felipe Castelblanco Olaya and Hannah Walsh
Through January 30
; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
22nd Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition
; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
In Conversation: Department of Art First Year Graduate Student Exhibition
Through February 18
; Hopkins Hall Gallery
Invisible Identity: Mujeres Dominicanas en California
Through March 3
; first floor glass cases, Ohio Union
See more events at artsandsciences.osu.edu/events
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