Meet and Greet with the
New Executive Dean

David ManderscheidJoin us in welcoming David Manderscheid, the new Executive Dean and Vice Provost on Monday, August 26, from 4-5:30 pm at the Blackwell Inn. Enjoy drinks and snacks and kick off the new academic year with your colleagues.


Mathematician Wins NSF CAREER Award

Ching-Shan ChouChing-Shan Chou, assistant professor, mathematics, received an NSF CAREER Award, the top award for outstanding junior faculty members whose work shows promise of significant ongoing contributions to their field. Chou is a mathematical biologist who works to understand basic cell-to-cell communication. Her proposal integrates research plans with educational initiatives and involves an undergraduate training program, a graduate working group, and mentoring PhD students.

Economic Growth Linked with Poor Health

Richard SteckelRichard Steckel, Distinguished University Professor, economics, anthropology, and history, is author of a new study finding that the American surge in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is concentrated in the South and can be partially traced to the area’s rapid economic growth between 1950 and 1980. Steckel’s research is published in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Human Biology.

Ann Hamilton Addresses Graduates at Summer Commencement

Ann HamiltonAnn Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor, art, gave the commencement address at Ohio State’s summer-term commencement Sunday, August 4. Approximately 1,750 students received degrees.



Chinese Flagship Students Receive Full Scholarships to Study in China 

Chinese Flagship Students Receive Full Scholarships to Study in China
All seven of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures’ current China Flagship Program students received full scholarships from the Chinese Scholarship Council to study in China. The scholarships cover tuition, lodging, medical care, learning materials, and living allowance for the 2013-14 academic year. The following students will study, in Chinese, in their respective areas of interest: Bradley Roberts, the Central Academy of Fine Art (Chinese present art); Cassandra Olson, Peking University (international relations); Erin Elsbernd, Renmin University of China (marketing); Emma Karp, Sun Yat-Sen University (health care); Michael Portier, Renmin University of China (law); Joseph Sarver, Jilin University (corporate management); and Sterling Weiser, Xiamen University (social medical care and health management).


Ohio State Web Login Service Has New Look        

Ohio State’s Web Login Service (Web Single Sign On) page has a new look. Functionality isn’t changing, but the revised page looks better and resizes for mobile devices. Visit Tech Ohio State’s Community News for details. Contact Scott Cantor regarding functional elements of OCIO’s Web Login Service or Robyn Ness with comments or questions about the new design.

Join Us on the Oval at the Student Involvement Fair

Red buckeye leaf on teal backgroundThe Arts and Sciences Communications Team is setting up a booth on the Oval for the Student Involvement Fair, Sunday, August 18, 4-8 pm to welcome our incoming students. We always appreciate extra help to staff the booth, answer questions, and hand out our ASC buttons, bags, and field guides. If you would like to join us in giving our new students a warm ASC/Ohio State welcome, please contact Janell Strouse.


Through September 12

Donald Lokuta: Plato's Cave–Segal's Studio; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Through September 14

In League; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
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August 7, 2013

Support Team ASC and Pelotonia 13

Arts and sciences faculty, staff, and students are participating in Pelotonia 13, this Saturday and Sunday, to raise funds for cancer research. The Pelotonia Fellowship Program and Pelotonia Idea Grants fund a number of arts and sciences faculty, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate student research projects, directly benefiting cancer patients. Ongoing research is critical to finding causes and cures and providing quality treatment. Learn how you can support Team ASC, contact Terry Bradley (;


Richard Steckel, Distinguished University Professor, economics, anthropology, and history, on how economic growth may be linked to the diabetes epidemic in the American South, Huffington Post, August 6, 2013
Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor, earth sciences, says climate change must be addressed, Columbus Dispatch, August 6, 2013


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