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AUG. 24, 2016 | TWEET!



RSVP: ASC Welcome Address and Reception

The 2nd Annual Arts and Sciences Welcome Address and Reception is Thursday, Sept. 1, 1:30-3 p.m., in Hughes Hall Auditorium. We will be sharing some points of pride from the past year and key focus areas for the coming year; then, we’ll kick off the new academic year together at the reception. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 


Widely Covered: Sociologists Find Job Dissatisfaction Has Negative Health Effects by Age 40

Jonathan Dirlam, Hui ZhengJonathan Dirlam, doctoral student, sociology, is lead author of a new study finding that long-term health effects of job satisfaction, or lack of it, occur early in people's careers. Dirlam, along with Hui Zheng, associate professor, sociology, found that a person does not have to be at the end of their career to see the health impacts of job satisfaction on mental health; that there is a cumulative effect of job satisfaction on health that appears as early as your 40s.

The study has been featured extensively in national and international media, including U.S. News & World Report, CBS News, The Washington Post and the International Business Times.

Assessing Narrative Language in African-American Children

Monique MillsMonique Mills, associate professor, speech and hearing science, is the author of a new study, “Language Variation and Theory of Mind in Typical Development: An Exploratory Study of School-Age African American Narrators,” in the August 2016 issue of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. The study explores the relation between language variation and theory of mind in African American child narrators.

Sociologist on Why Prisons Continue to Grow Amidst Decline in Crime

Ryan KingRyan King, professor, sociology, is author of a new study finding that the U.S. prison population continues to rise even after the crime rate began declining in the mid-1990s because judges are faced with more repeat offenders. King used 33 years of data held by the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission (1981-2013). In 1981, fewer than 40 percent of sentenced offenders had criminal records; almost 60 percent did in 2001.


PlantsA new, one-year, $29,409 Plant BLOOME grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists, funds the Center for Applied Plant Sciences’ new educational outreach project, Plant solutions for global problems: Bringing plant science to life through interactive videoconferencing. The grant, beginning Sept. 1, expands CAPS’ outreach and education initiatives and strengthens its partnership with COSI. Erich Grotewold, director of CAPS, and ABRC, is grant PI.

High School Students Discover the Humanities and Science

President Drake with high school studentThirty-eight high school students from around the country came to Ohio State for the Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. The weeklong program, the only one of its kind in the country, provides a critical thinking forum for high school students who want to explore big questions at the intersection of the humanities and cognitive sciences.


Political Scientist Receives APSA Award

Skyler CranmerSkyler Cranmer, associate professor, political science, is the recipient of the 2015-2016 The Political Ties Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for his paper, "Kantian fractionalization predicts the conflict propensity of the international system," published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The award is given annually for the best article published on political networks.


New Environmental Humanities Program

A new Environmental Humanities Program, organized by Tommy Davis (English); Mary Thomas (women's, gender and sexuality studies); and Chris Otter (history), has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Divisional Grant Program and the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme. Meet with Davis, Thomas and Otter Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Research Commons, 3rd floor, 18th Ave. Library (Arts and the Humanities Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee) to learn about collaborative opportunities and upcoming events sponsored by the new program.

Tech Talk: ASCTech's new location

ASCTech’s Service Desk is now located in 009 Denney Hall. This move puts Support Services closer to the center of campus and is part of the reorganization of ASCTech. 


Call for Nominations: 2017 University Awards for Distinguished Teaching

OAA is currently accepting nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer. Deadline is Sept. 30. 

Last year, half of the Alumni Awards and the majority of the lecturer awards went to the Arts and Sciences. 


Prince of Monaco to Speak on Sustainability

Prince Albert IIH.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, a long-time supporter of global environmental and sustainability issues, will give a lecture on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium, focused on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean water. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Contact Gina Langen with any questions.

A supporter of the Venturi Buckeye Bullet and electric concept cars, Prince Albert II is coming to Ohio State to learn more about our research and educational programming on sustainability matters.

WWI Symposium Planned Oct. 27-28

WWISave the Date: “The War to End all Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016” will be hosted by the Department of History Oct. 27 and 28 on campus. It is presented in collaboration with The United States World War One Centennial Commission, and will feature military historian Sir Hew Strachan as keynote speaker.


Vlad Kogan, assistant professor, political science; David Stebenne, professor, history, on the Upper Arlington recall, Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 22

Mansel Blackford, professor emeritus, history, “Great Columbus Experiment improved water supply,” Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 21 

Andrea Grottoli, professor, Earth sciences, on what we can learn from watching video of coral lose its color, Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 19

Russell Fazio, professor, psychology, and author of the 2008 study, “Roommate Relationships: A Comparison of Interracial and Same-Race Living Situations,” Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, on the impacts of mixed-race roommate pairings, Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 17

Sara Watson, assistant professor, political science, on why tall people are more lilkely to have conservative views, Akron Beacon Journal and UPI, Aug. 17

John Mueller, professor, political science, “Asking the right questions about terrorism,” Foreign Affairs, Aug. 15

Bradley Okdie, assistant professor, psychology (Newark), on how technology affects the way humans interact, The Guardian, Aug. 4 

Richard Steckel, professor, economics, on the correlation between height and social/economic status, CCTV, Aug. 3

Harvey Graff, professor, English and history, “Interdisciplinarity as ideology and practice,” Items and Educação em Revista, May 2016

Peter Hahn, professor, history; divisional dean, arts and humanities, on Shiite fears that U.S. troop surge in Iraq bolsters Sunni rivals, Rudaw, June 8



Through Aug. 27

Exhibit: Transformations: Fusion, Assimilation, Clash
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

Aug. 31

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco to Visit Ohio State, Deliver Remarks on Sustainability
Mershon Auditorium
3:30 p.m.

Leslie Hewitt, Still Life
165 Thompson Library
4:30 p.m.

Through Sept. 2

Exhibition: Secrets
Ohio State Faculty Club
Gallery Hours

Through Sept. 24

Ceramics as Deception
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

Department of Design 2016 Faculty Exhibition: Research through Making
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

Through Oct. 21

Land●Mark: Alternative Views of the Landscape
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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