State, Regional and Urban Development Center Designated Center of Excellence
The Ohio Board of Regents has designated Ohio State’s State, Regional and Urban Development Center a Center for Excellence for addressing critical needs of Ohio’s cities and regions in planning and expanding the infrastructures that support them. Faculty members associated with this center are distributed across the arts and sciences
, professional, and health sciences colleges. Daniel Sui,
professor and chair, geography, will be leading the interdisciplinary efforts.
Center for Applied Plant Sciences Launched
The Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS), a new partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES); will facilitate the translation, or connection, between basic research and applications in areas such as new bioproducts and enhanced crop performance. CAPS, led by Erich Grotewold
, director of the Center and professor of molecular genetics (ASC) and horticulture and crop science (CFAES), will support the work of interdisciplinary scientific teams with members from across the university.
Visit New Arts and Sciences Websites:
The Diversity & Identity Studies Collective at OSU
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.
Multicultural High School Girls’ Lives Explored in New Book
, assistant professor, geography and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, is the author of a new book, Multicultural Girlhood
(Temple University Press), a look at how high school girls perpetuate racism, misogyny, and gender stereotyping.
Teen Alcohol Consumption: A Tangled Network Leads to a Surprising Conclusion
The drinking habits of a romantic partner's friends are more likely to impact a teenager’s future drinking than are the behaviors of a teenager’s own friends or significant other, according to a new study by Dana Haynie
, professor of sociology and director of the Criminal Justice Research Center, in the October issue of the American Sociological Review
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student e-Newsletter
Beginning this year arts and sciences majors are receiving a monthly college e-newsletter. The second issue
will be emailed October 6 and will highlight programs that have an international focus, study abroad and research funding deadlines, and opportunities for students to connect with others in our college. To read the newsletter, please visit the newsletter archives
. For additional information or suggestions on content, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs, at Rottersman.firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative Career Day for Arts and Humanities Graduate Students: Preparing for Non-Academic Jobs
This is an opportunity to learn about the many career paths open to graduate students beyond the tenure track. Paula Chambers, founder and director of The Versatile PhD
, and a panel of OSU PhDs who have found professional success outside the academy will present on Friday, October 14. Registration is free.
for the 3-5 pm slot only, unless you want a one-on-one meeting with Chambers. Faculty, students and staff can register. For more information, contact Sebastian Knowles
. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School, which has also provided a subscription for The Versatile PhD resource