OPERATION FEED: FINAL WEEK
Operation Feed 2012 ends Friday, May 18. The food bank is in desperate need of peanut butter, tuna, and vegetable soup
, as well as non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Contact your divisional coordinator for more information. Arts/Humanities
: Sonya Vanarsdale
, 292-4063; NMS
: Beth Van Gundy
, 292-8908; SBS
: Diana Camella
Titan Arum Alert: Something Big is Happening (Again) in the Biological Sciences Greenhouse
Greenhouse Supervisor Joan Leonard
confirms that another of the Titan arum seeds she planted in 2001 is about to bloom. The Titan arum, aka “Corpse Flower,” is exceptionally rare, even in the wild. This new Titan
, named Jesse (for Jesse Owens) is the sibling of last year’s bloom, Woody (Hayes). More than 5,000 people lined up to have the rare opportunity to see and smell Woody in April 2011. Projected bloom date: May 22. Watch Jesse unfold. Follow updates, including viewing times and more.
Astronomy Department Chair Appointed to NASA Advisory Committee
, professor and chair, Astronomy, has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the NASA Science Committee. Concurrently, he will serve as chair of the committee’s astrophysics subcommittee. The Science Committee, one of eight committees reporting to NASA’s Advisory Council, is an important vehicle by which NASA interacts with the science community.
Multitasking May Hurt Your Performance, But It Makes You Feel Better
assistant professor, Communication, is lead author of a new study on why multitasking may hurt your performance
. Wang’s findings provide clues about why multitasking is so popular, even though it does not result in higher productivity.
ASC Faculty and Research Scientist Selected for 2012 Mentoring Awards
Four arts and sciences faculty and a research scientist were selected
for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor (DURM) and the Outstanding Research Mentor (ORM) award respectively.
Helen Chamberlin, associate professor, Molecular Genetics; Berry Lyons, professor and director, Earth Sciences; Kendra McSweeney, associate professor, Geography; Daniel Strunk, associate professor, Psychology
Sultana Nahar, research scientist, Astronomy
Ohio State Alumnus and STEM Partner Honored at White House
Ohio State alumnus and STEM Initiatives partner Steve Jacobs (1973, BS, Zoology) was one of 14 individuals honored at the White House
on Mayas a Champion of Change, for leading the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), for people with disabilities in education and employment.
Scholar to Present at Central State
Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and professor of English and History, has been invited to speak at Central State University on The History of Interdisciplinarity.
8th Annual Kenyan Benefit Sale
Jewelry, cloth, and basket items for sale
to benefit women's rural development water projects and an AIDS orphanage and school in Kibera, Nairobi. May 18, 11-5 pm, 286 University Hall. Contact Claire Robertson
Staff Advisory Council Membership Applications
The ASC SAC is accepting applications for council membership
. Get involved and lend your voice on critical initiatives and make a difference for all staff. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 18.
Staff Professional Development Grants
ASC staff members may apply for professional development funding
through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. Deadline will be Thursday, May 31. Contact: Ann Rottersman
or Melissa Basford
Electronic Notebooks and Research Collaboration Event
The Digital Union is hosting an overview of electronic notebooks and other collaborative research tools
, on Thursday, May 24,1 pm, room 060, Science and Engineering Library.
Political Science Professor Retirement Celebration
Paul Beck, professor, Political Science, will be retiring after 25 years of dedicated service to Ohio State. The Department of Political Science is honoring him with an afternoon reception on June 5, 4 – 5:30 pm in the Derby Hall Mezzanine. RSVP to Alicia Anzivine
Barnett Symposium May 17 and 18
The 2012 Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Symposium
on the Arts and Public Policy — Cultural Soft Power: Policy, Practice and the Arts
, May 17 and 18,Urban Arts Space. Registration is still open.
Thursday, May 17
Get to Know Metro
Day, 9 – 11 am, Metro High School, 1929 Kenny Rd.
, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
Cuba and Cuban Women Today
, 3:30 – 5 pm, 156 University Hall, 230 N Oval Mall
Molecular Genetics Seminar
, 4 – 5 pm, 001 Jennings Hall
Barnett Symposium on the Arts and Public Policy: Cultural Soft Power: Policy, Practice and the Arts
Thursday, May 17 – Friday, May 18
, OSU Urban Arts Space, 50 West Town St.
Thursday, May 17 – Friday, May 25
MFA Acting Solo Projects
, Mount Hall Studio Theatre, 1050 Carmack Rd.
Friday, May 18
8th Annual Kenyan Benefit Sale
, 11 am – 5 pm, 286 University Hall
CMRS Lecture Series: Jorge Flores
, 2:30 pm, 090 Science and Engineering Library,175 W 18th Ave.
Cartography, Iconography, and Ethnography in Early Modern Portuguese Asia,
2:30 - 3:30 pm, 090 Science and Engineering Library
Center for Historical Research Seminar: Health, Disease, and Environment in World History
, 3:30 – 5 pm, Cunz Hall 140, 293 1841 Neil Ave.
ACCAD Open House
, 4 – 7 pm, ACCAD building, 1224 Kinnear Rd.
Friday, May 18 – Saturday, May 19
Queer Places, Practices & Lives: A Symposium in Honor of Samuel Steward
, 154 W 12th Ave.
Saturday, May 19
Clio Society Lecture
, 10 am, Ohio Union Creative Arts Room
Sunday, May 20
Science Sundays with Evalyn Gates
, 3 pm, Ohio Union US Bank Conference Theatre
Tuesday, May 22
Religious Studies Major Launch Celebration
, 5 pm, Hagerty Hall Atrium
Team Buckeye Student Riders and Pelotonia
, 5:45 pm, Ohio Union Digital Lab
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