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Ancient Fossilized Sea Creatures Yield Oldest Biomolecules Isolated Directly from a Fossil

William Ausich and Christina O'MalleyRemains of 350-million-year-old aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa challenge the conventional wisdom that complex organic molecules could not survive fossilization. William Ausich, professor, earth sciences, and PhD candidate Christina O’Malley, extracted the molecules directly from individual crinoid fossils in the laboratory. Their results appear in the March issue of the journal, Geology.

Ann Hamilton Recognized by International Association of Art Critics 

the event of a threadAnn Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor, art, was awarded Best Project in a Public Place by the International Association of Art Critics United States for her installation, the event of a thread at the Park Avenue Armory.

Geography Graduate Student Receives Fellowship

Austin Kocher
Austin Kocher, graduate student, geography, received a 2013 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) from the Social Science Research Council. Kocher's research focuses on the shifting immigration in the southeastern U.S. and the movement of people across borders. His dissertation concerns the legal geography of U.S. Immigration Courts.

The Department of Physics’ 51st Annual Smith Lecture: Superposition, Entanglement and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat 

David WinelandDavid J. Wineland, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics, describes his ground-breaking work on quantum state manipulation that constitutes the first steps toward building a revolutionary super-fast computer based on quantum physics. Thursday, April 4, 8 pm, Fawcett Center. Free and open to the public.

Foreign Language Center Career Night

Students are invited to explore careers that utilize their foreign language and culture expertise. Recruiters from government, military, and globally oriented businesses will be on hand with information; resumés will be accepted.  April 4, 5-7:30 pm, Hagerty Hall’s Crane Café.


Public Art Project Seeking Phrases

As part of Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012, Brooklyn artist Janet Zweig will complete her project “Columbus never...”, a generative sentence that has been written by the people of Columbus and placed phrase-by-phrase on a blank wall behind Key Bank at 88 E. Broad St. Zweig's first five words ("Columbus never came here, but") were presented in June 2012, followed by 12 phrases chosen from hundreds of online submissions. The deadline for the final phrase to complete the sentence is March 31. Submission guidelines are available online.

March 28

Rising Power: To Live; 7-10 pm, 180 Hagerty Hall
Bassoon Concert to Benefit Food Bank; 8 pm, Hughes Hall Auditorium

March 29

Early American Graphic Narrative; 10 am, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Putting Brazil on the Map: Traditions in the Representation of South America; 1 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Rising Power: Peepli Live; 7-10 pm, 180 Hagerty Hall

Through March 30


April 1

Yiddish Radio; 1-2 pm

The Cave of Light: A Dark Symposium; 4-6 pm, Wexner Film/Video Theater

April 2

The Quest: The Future of Energy; 4-5 pm, East Ballroom, Ohio Union
Japanese Noh Performance: Shōjō Midare (The Tipsy Elves); 7:30 pm, Archie M. Griffin West Ballroom, Ohio Union

April 3


Through April 4

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

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March 27, 2013

Jazz Festival
The School of Music's 36th Annual Jazz Festival will bring a series of concerts and college and high school jazz days to the Ohio State campus Thursday, April 4, to Sunday, April 7. Concerts include the Kris Johnson Group, the Ohio State Jazz Ensemble featuring Shawn "Thunder" Wallace, the Pharez Whitted Sextet, and more!
In the News
Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on video games and aggression, New York Daily News, March 21, 2013
Zhenchao Qian, professor and chair, sociology, on multigenerational households, WCPN NPR (Cleveland), March 20, 2013
Claudia Buchmann, professor, sociology, on the rise of women in education and the growing gender gap in schools, MSNBC, March 18, 2013 
James Coe, professor, chemistry, and Laura Fonken, graduate fellow, neuroscience, on cataloging individual dust particles, NPR-Morning Edition, March 18, 2013
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