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COMPAS Call for Proposals

The Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS) program, September 2013-April 2014, focuses on the distinction between Public/Private—a theme connecting a wide range of policy questions and scholarly debates. Two interdisciplinary conferences and up to six stand-alone events will explore public/private-related issues. Ohio State faculty and units are invited to submit proposals for stand-alone events. Submit proposals to Michael Neblo by March 15.

New Interdisciplinary BA in Sexuality Studies

The BA in sexuality studies draws upon courses from departments and colleges across the university, including anthropology, art education, classics, comparative studies, English, history, psychology, sociology, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. For more information, contact Debra Moddelmog, director, DISCO.

Microbiologist Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Michael IbbaMichael Ibba, professor, microbiology, has been elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Academy Fellows are leaders in their field, relied upon for authoritative advice and information on critical issues in microbiology. Ibba will be recognized at the Academy Fellows meeting at the 113th ASM General Meeting in Denver on May 21.

Astronomy Researcher Receives Alumni Award

Sultana N. NaharSultana N. Nahar, research associate, astronomy, will receive a 2013 Woman of Wayne Headliner Award from the Women of Wayne Alumni Association, Detroit, Michigan, in April.


Ohio State Hosts Composers’ National Conference

The School of Music hosts the 2013 National Conference of the 1,500-member Society of Composers, Inc., the largest organization of composers in the country, Wednesday, February 13-Saturday, February 16, in Weigel Hall. Performances of nearly 80 new works will be presented in 12 different concerts featuring School of Music faculty, student ensembles, and international guest artists. Included is a concert by Kia-Hui Tan, professor of violin, featuring winning compositions from the KH Tan Competition for Solo Violin Works: Asian Inspirations. All concerts are free.

Ohio State Recognizes Legacy of Anne and Woody Hayes

Anne and Woody HayesThe Ohio State University leads the celebration of legendary football coach Woody Hayes on February 15, marking 100 years since his birth. The event highlights Hayes’ coaching career, as well as both Anne and Woody Hayes’ impact on the university.


Applications Open for Undergraduate Peace Award

The undergraduate Peace Award at Ohio State, sponsored by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies and Central Ohioans for Peace, honors extraordinary undergraduate students who have contributed to a more just and peaceful campus, community, and world. Applications due February 15. Learn more.

Unique Summer Opportunity for Undergraduates

Stone LabThe Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program at Stone Lab, Ohio State’s Island Campus on Lake Erie, allows college juniors and seniors to work alongside professional researchers. Selected students receive a full scholarship including tuition, lab fee, and room and board. Research projects and classes begin June 16. Applications due 5 pm, Friday, February 22, to the Stone Lab Columbus office.

Biometric Health Screenings for Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff

Monday, February 25, is reserved for arts and sciences faculty and staff biometric screenings, 7:30 am-4 pm in 2174 Derby Hall. Log on to Your Plan For Health, under YP4H Resources, click on Biometric Health Campus Screenings and enter the date: 2/25/13.

ASC Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Pancake Breakfasts

Please join the ASC SAC for its Annual Staff Appreciation Pancake Breakfast, February 26, 27, and 28 in the Mershon Auditorium reception area. Chris Cakes will provide breakfast. Please RSVP

Ohio State to host National Resource Center Conference

Ohio State's area studies centers will host the 2013 National Resource Center Evaluation Conference on February 27-28. The conference explores how National Resource Centers—federally funded by U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants—can use evaluation strategies to measure and demonstrate the impact of foreign language and area studies. More information contact, Xinquan Jiang.

Applications for Engagement Impact Grants

Grants are available to support outreach and engagement through the 2013 Engagement Impact Grants, OSU CARES/OSU Extension Seed Grants and Service-Learning Grants. Deadline: March 8.

Research Funds for Undergraduate Majors in the Arts and Humanities

For more information on these awards: 292-2090.

Travel Funds for Undergraduate Majors in the Arts

Information on these travel funds: 292-2090. Deadline: March 29, 4 pm.

Writing a Medical Journal Article? Train at a Scientific Writing Boot Camp June 13-16.

Kenyon College’s Institute in Biomedical and Scientific Writing is hosting a unique, hands-on, four-day writing workshop, designed to take your manuscript from conception through publication, June 13-16 on the Kenyon campus in Gambier, Ohio. Open to those currently preparing manuscripts for submission or those just starting to collect data. Apply online

February 14

2013 Swenton-Ouellete Lecture with Eric Mazur; 4-5 pm, Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater

February 14-16

MFA Dance Concert: Split Marbles; February 14-15, 8 pm; February 16, 3 pm and 8 pm; EMMA Lab at ACCAD, 1224 Kinnear Rd.

February 15

School of Communication Lecture: David Carr, New York Times; 2-3:30 pm, Ohio Union, Round Meeting Room


Through February 16

February 17

February 18

Richard J. Smethurst, Tsukioka Kōgyo and the Popularization of Noh, 1869-1927; 3:15 pm, 165 Thompson Library

Jazz Ensemble; 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium


February 18 – March 6


February 19

Yiddish Radio; 10:30-11:30 am

AAAS Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Adeleke Adeeko; 12-2 pm, 347 University Hall
Latin Migrations in Contemporary U.S. and Spanish Cultures; 4 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
A Reading with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey; 8-9 pm, Thompson Library 11th floor

February 20


Through February 23

Constructing James Castle; Urban Arts Space, 50 W.
Town St.
Mark Beyer: With/Without Text; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Through March 9

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February 13, 2013

Pope Statue

The Inquisition: A History

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents author Michael C. Thomsett, The Inquisition: A History, February 21, 7:30 pm, 180 Hagerty Hall. Reception and book signing follow lecture. Free and open to all.

In the News
Christopher Gelpi, Chair of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, professor, political science, op-ed column, Hagel and the Veteran Effect: Service Tempers Views On The Use Of Force, The Daily Beast, February 12, 2013
David Brakke, history professor and Joseph R. Engle Chair in the History of Christianity, on the Pope’s resignation, Good Day Columbus, February 11, 2013

Frederick Aldama, professor, English, on Latino characters in comic books, Fox News Latino, February 7, 2013
Michael Mercil, associate professor and chair of graduate studies, art; Covenant, his new feature film, Columbus Dispatch, February 7, 2013
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