Website Content Freeze

There will be a content freeze on the College of Arts and Sciences main website ( Wednesday, August 28 through Thursday, September 5. During the content freeze we will be bringing the site into university brand alignment by adding the new Ohio State fonts and colors. There also will be a new front page layout and an updated look and feel inside the site. You can still submit items to, but no updates can be made or events added until Friday, September 6.


CJRC Lecture Series Begins September 5

Mary ThomasThe Criminal Justice Research Center’s 2013-2014 lecture series Thursday, September 5, presents Mary Thomas, associate professor, geography; and women’s, gender and sexuality studies, on The Myth of the Savior Prison and Why it is Appealing to Incarcerated Girls, 12-1:30 pm, 217 Journalism Building. Thomas conducts research at the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility for young women. Refreshments served.

Science Sundays: Aydogan Ozcan

Aydogan OzcanScience Sundays, a free, public lecture series, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers kicks off its third season with UC—Los Angeles Professor of Electrical Engineering/
Bioengineering Aydogan Ozcan, discussing Computational Imaging and Diagnosis for Telemedicine and Global Health, September 8, 3-4 pm, Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater; reception: 4-5 pm, Ohio Staters Traditions Room. Free and open to the public.

Mentoring Undergraduate Student Experience

Ohio State’s Mentoring Undergraduate Student Experience (MUSE) helps connect students on campus. First-year students receive one-on-one and group mentoring while learning about the university and developing academic, professional, social, and leadership skills. MUSE is looking for both mentors and mentees. 

Connecting as a Mentor and Encouraging Women into Science Careers

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) presents Heather Allen, professor, chemistry and biochemistry, on Connecting as a Mentor and Encouraging Women into Science Careers, Friday, September 6, 12-1 pm, 115 Biomedical Research Building. The talk will be followed by an ice cream social.  

ASC Tote Bags/Buttons—Oh My

College of Arts and Sciences Bags and ButtonsDid you see the buttons we designed to highlight ASC’s 20 most popular majors? How about our snazzy ASC tote bags? Want some to give out to your undergraduate majors? We can order them for you. Submit a project request to ASC Communications Services to get a cost estimate. 


August 29

The Future of the Biomedical Research Workforce; 10-11 am, 105 Biomedical Research Tower
Molecular Genetics Seminar: Christin Burd; 4:10-5:30 pm, 155 Jennings Hall
Donald Lokuta: Plato’s Cave-Segal’s Studio Reception; 5-7 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
In League Reception; 6-8 pm, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

August 30


September 3-October 4


September 3

Afghan Delegation on Higher Education; 12:45-2:15 pm, 130 Page Hall

September 4

Forum on Research Addressing Global Water Crisis; 3:30-6:30 pm, 120 Mershon Center

September 5

Molecular Genetics Seminar: Andrea Doseff; 4:10-5:30 pm, 155 Jennings Hall

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 28, 2013
Next week, News & Updates will be published on Thursday, September 5 due to the Labor Day holiday.
Ching-Shan Chou

Training Program in Mathematical Biology

Ching-Shan Chou, assistant professor, mathematics, is starting a year-long (2013-2014) training program in mathematical biology for undergraduate students. Recruiting is open for third- or fourth-year students across campus for the 8-10 places in the program. Application deadline is September 30.


Peter Mansoor, associate professor, history, discussing the president's options in Syria. Columbus Dispatch, August 26, 2013
Kenneth Goings, professor, African American and African Studies, on the March on Washington and ongoing economic injustice, Scripps Howard News Service, August 25, 2013
Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science, on whether JobsOhio is effective, Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 24, 2013
Mark Berliner, professor and chair, statistics; and Bill Notz, professor, statistics, are quoted about football winning streaks, Columbus Dispatch, August 23, 2013
Bio Sci Greenhouse set for 3rd corpse flower bloom of 2013, Associated Press, August 23, 2013
Jon Waters, director, The Ohio State Marching Band, marching to new technology, WSYX-Fox28, August 23, 2013
Hassan Jeffries, associate professor, history, on how Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech came to define his legacy, The Root, August 22, 2013
Stu Ludsin, assistant professor; evolution, ecology and organismal biology, on how the changing climate could hurt fish, News Messenger, August 22, 2013
John Mueller, professor, political science and Woody Hayes Chair Emeritus of National Security Studies, Mershon Center, on the myths about terrorism, Salon.comAugust 21, 2013 
Erik Nisbet, assistant professor, communication, on Al Jazeera’s U.S.-based TV network, CNN, August 21, 2013 


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View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.
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