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Anthropology Professor’s Dental Findings Provide Insight into Human Ancestor

Debbie Guatelli-SteinbergDebbie Guatelli-Steinberg, professor, anthropology, is co-author of a new dental study of fossilized remains found in South Africa in 2008 that provides new support that this species is one of the closest relatives to early humans. Guatelli-Steinberg is among a team of international scientists who have published a series of papers in Science, revealing a comprehensive depiction of some of the most complete early human ancestral remains ever discovered. 

Earth Scientist Appointed to National EPA Panel

Scott BlairScott Bair, professor, earth sciences, has been appointed to a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) panel of independent experts to peer-review the agency's hydraulic fracturing research. Bair is one of 31 experts selected from 170 nominees nationwide. Panel members from academia, national laboratories, federal agencies, and industry are top experts in a variety of areas, including earth sciences, toxicology, rock-mechanics engineering, aqueous geochemistry, and pharmaceutical science. Panelists will serve a two-year term, beginning
May 1.

Historian Selected for Residency in Japan

Judy Tzu-Chun WuJudy Tzu-Chun Wu, associate professor, history, is one of only two historians in the U.S. selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) to receive the 2013 OAH-JAAS (Japanese Association of American Historians) Short-Term Residency at Konan University in U.S. women's history.

Professor Named 2013 Guggenheim Fellow

Dongping ZhongDongping Zhong, the Robert Smith Professor of Physics and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is one of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists from the United States and Canada awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Often characterized as midcareer awards, Guggenheim Fellows are appointed based on prior achievement and exceptional promise. This year’s Fellows were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. Zhong studies biological dynamics imaging in space and time by four-dimensional electron microscopy.

Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO) Honors Students: 

Students receiving a 2012-13 DISCO Interdisciplinary Programs Scholarship: Emily Brown, sexuality studies minor; Caitlyn Dennison, American Indian studies minor; Heather Gore, American Indian studies minor; Jill Henry, disability studies minor; Tamar Kodish, disability studies minor; Chase Ledin, sexuality studies major; Rebecca Monteleone, PSP, disability studies; Andrew Philip, Asian American studies minor; Rachel Weber, sexuality studies major; Christine Wu, Asian American studies minor.
Student recipients of a 2012-13 DISCO Travel Grant: Molly Bergen, Latino/a studies minor, social work major; Victoria Betancourt, Latino/a studies GIS, graduate student; arts administration, policy, and education; Ally Day, disability studies GIS, graduate student, WGSS; Annabelle Estera, Asian American studies interest, graduate student, higher education and student affairs; Kim McKee, Asian American studies interest, graduate student, WGSS; Meg LeMay, sexuality studies GIS, graduate student, English; Danielle Olden, Latino/a studies GIS, graduate student, history; Adrienne Winans, Asian American studies interest, graduate student, history.

TRI Welcomes Mervyn Heard for Lecture

Mervyn HeardThe Theatre Research Institute presents its Fellowship Lecture with Mervyn Heard, an independent scholar from Bath, UK, at 4 pm Monday, April 22, in Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center. Heard, author of Phantasmagoria: The Secret Life of the Magic Lantern, will lecture on, "Oh What Horrors! What Delights! Three Centuries of Making Mischief with the Magic." The lecture is free and open to all.

New Albany High School Presents As You
Like It

Shakespeare activities are everywhere; here’s one more. The New Albany High School Drama Department is presenting Shakespeare’s classic pastoral comedy As You Like It April 25-27 at the Jeanne  B. McCoy Community Center for the Performing Arts. Costume designer for the show is Ohio State theatre alumna Tatjana Longerot.

10th Annual Patterson Lecture May 2

The 10th Annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture features Sterling Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, May 2, 11:30 am-1 pm in the Ohio Union, Performance Hall. A light lunch will be served. Register online.

Ohio State STEM Researchers: Get To Know Metro

From mentoring high school students to conducting educational research, Ohio State faculty and staff connect their research to the Metro Early College High School in numerous ways. Learn how, during the "Get To Know Metro" event Wednesday, May 15, 9-11 am at Metro Early College High School, 1929 Kenny Rd. RSVP online.

Spring 2013 Issue and New Homepage

Scarlette Magazine, Ohio State's first fashion magazine, announces the launch of it's Spring 2013 issue and new homepage at Scarlette promotes campus individuality and beauty with interviews, fashion editorials, and informative articles. Scarlette also offers over 40 students professional experience in many fields that create and promote a magazine.

April 18

24th Annual Walter C. Reckless-Simon Dinitz Memorial Lecture; 3:30-5:30 pm, The Barrister Club, 25 W. 11th Ave.
Center for Material Culture Studies End of Year Planning Meeting; 3:30 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Jazz at Mirror Lake; 5:30 pm, Browning Amphitheater, Mirror Lake

Storytelling: The Jewish Past, Present + Future; 7 pm, Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St.

April 18-19

April 19

Translation and Unsettlement; 1 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Up on the Roof: Global Star Party; 7:30-11 pm, 1153 Smith Lab

April 20

Men’s Glee Club and Symphonic Choir; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium

April 22

TRI Lecture: Mervyn Heard; 4 pm, Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center
Backyard Stargazing: A Nickel Tour of the Universe; 7 pm, Old Worthington Library, 820 High St.

April 23-May 3


April 24

Humanities Institute Hosts Author and Harvard Historian Jill Lepore; 3:30-5 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater
An Expanded Atlantic Framework for Casticismo: Majos, Curros, and Mulatas; 4 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.

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April 17, 2013

Catherine Gallagher

24th Annual Walter C. Reckless-Simon Dinitz Memorial Lecture

Featuring Catherine Gallagher, director, Cochrane Collaboration College for Policy, associate professor, criminology, law and society, George Mason University, who will speak on Children of Everyday Violence: A Contemporary Understanding of Society’s Obligation to Vulnerable Youth, April 18, 3:30 pm, Barrister Club, located at 25 W. 11th Ave. A reception will follow the lecture.
In the News
Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on why experts want more research on violent video games, Daily Siftings Herald, April 13, 2013
Joseph Brandesky, professor, theatre, Lima campus, on new OSU theatre production of aPOEtheosis in Thurber Theatre, “Inventive production explores telltale heart, head of author,” Columbus Dispatch, April 11, 2013
Joshua Goldberger, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, on how redesigned material may lead to lighter, faster electronics, Space Daily, April 11, 2013
Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, professor, anthropology, on her new dental findings, Washington Post, April 11, 2013
Also, NBC News
Department of Theatre production, aPOEtheosis, Columbus Dispatch, April 11, 2013
Gerald Newsome, professor emeritus, astronomy, on whether renowned explorer Richard E. Byrd actually reached the North Pole, Science Newsline, April 9, 2013
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