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NEH Funds Summer History Institute

Scott LeviScott Levi, associate professor of history, received a $137,252 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to fund the History Department’s Central Asia in World History Summer Institute for middle and high school teachers. Twenty-five teachers from across the country will attend the two-week program July 15-27. The teachers have their work cut out for them; they will get a crash course in the region’s historical connections to larger, global processes from the ancient Silk Road to today’s paved highways. The goal is to give the teachers the foundation they need to build exciting, relevant new programs for their students.

Department, Center and Degree Program Name Changes

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved the following changes for the College of Arts and Sciences at its meeting on June 22:
Additionally, the transformation of the Initiative in Population Research to a university-wide center has been approved by the University Senate and is now the Institute for Population Research.

Support Team ASC for the Pelotonia – Info Session July 2

Support Team ASC for the PelotoniaThe College of Arts and Sciences has created a peloton within Team Buckeye for this year’s Pelotonia. Team ASC includes riders from administrative services, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, and statistics. But, there’s room for more! Sign up to ride along with Team ASC or support the team by becoming a "virtual" rider or volunteer. To find out more about Pelotonia and Team ASC, an information session will be held on Monday, July 2, at noon in the Physics Research Building, Room 1136. Light catering will be provided. RSVP to Becky Daskalova by Friday, June 29. For additional information, contact Terry Bradley, Team ASC Captain.

Time and Place ExhibitionInternational Exhibition Features German and Ohio Artists

Recognizing the Columbus bicentennial and the Sister City program between Columbus and Dresden, Germany, the exhibition, Time and Place: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper, features works by German and Ohio artists. The exhibition opens at the Urban Arts Space August 14.

History of Art Has New Home

Pomerene HallThe Department of History of Art recently moved into newly renovated space on the second and third floors of historic Pomerene Hall, overlooking Mirror Lake.


Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute

The Criminal Justice Research Center’s annual Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute will be held July 9-27. The institute is designed to promote successful research projects and careers among faculty from underrepresented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. Contact Amanda Kennedy at 688-8685.

Food Innovation Center Grant Competition

Food Innovation Center Grant CompetitionThe Food Innovation Center (FIC) announces a novel small grant competition, the FIC Social Science Data Grants. These awards will support scholars in identifying, obtaining, or developing primary or secondary data about the economic and organizational systems used to produce and distribute food. Awards of up to $2,500 each will be granted; proposals are due July 11. Contact Carolee Barber at 292-0229.

June 28-July 26

Excessive and Incomplete Exhibition

Excessive and Incomplete: Works by Chris Taylor, Swing Space Gallery
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JUNE 27, 2012

NOTE: News & Updates will not be published next week because of the holiday. We will resume publication on Wednesday, July 11.

Staff Advisory Council Invites Staff to Ice Cream Social

Staff Advisory Council Ice Cream Social

Come enjoy yummy Graeter's ice cream during Staff Appreciation Week!

Thursday, August 18, 3-4:30 pm
Hansford Quadrangle (north side of Denney Hall)
Ice cream served from 3-4 pm.

Please RSVP
In the News
Noel Cressie, professor, statistics; director, Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics (SSES) program, on future temperature levels for central Ohio, NBC 4, June 25, 2012
Steve May, alumnus and former ACCAD instructor and currently chief technology officer at Pixar Animation Studios, on his new 3D animated movie, Brave, Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer

New Web Sites

Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites

Museum of Biological Diversity’s Herbarium

Currently, Arts and Sciences Communications Services is supporting the development of over 45 websites. View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.
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