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College of Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences Statistical Consulting Service Featured in Latest Issue of onCampus

The Department of Statistics Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) offers government, industry, faculty, staff and graduate students help in research planning, designing, and administering surveys. Over the past five years, SCS has worked with 118 Ohio State departments on 575 projects. Read more, in the latest issue of onCampus.

CURA Announces New Assistant Director

Juliana PernikJuliana Pernik, fiscal and human resources officer, Department of Geography, has been appointed assistant director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA). Pernik received her BA in psychology and human resources management from Washington University in St. Louis and MPA from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. She will focus on collaborations with state and local agencies.

Debra Moddelmog, professor of English and director of Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at Ohio State (DISCO), was elected to a three-year term on the Politics and the Profession subcommittee of the Modern Language Association.

Elizabeth Weiser, associate professor of English (Newark), received a Research Enhancement Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Hannibal Hamlin, associate professor of English, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies series of Duquesne University Press. He also has been appointed a director and vice president of the Tyndale Society (USA).

Staff Professional Development Grants

Staff members may apply for professional development funding through an Arts and Sciences Staff Professional Development Grant. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31. For information, please contact Ann Rottersman.

Course Design Institute

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching will offer its next Course Design Institute over the winter quarter. This five-part institute meets from noon to 3 pm every Wednesday from January 11 through February 8. Space is limited, so visit to apply.

Facilitating Classroom Discussion

Class discussion can be an effective method for getting students involved in most types of classes. University Center for the Advancement of Teaching will host “Facilitating Classroom Discussion” on Friday, January 20, from 11:30 am to 1 pm in room 150 of the Younkin Success Center. Register at


Mershon Center Research Grants

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies is holding a competition for faculty and students for research grant funds related to one of its focus areas within the study of national security in a global context. Deadline is January 27.


Get Paid to Play Games: Experiments in Economics

The Department of Economics is looking for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in paid economics experiments. Earn $10 to $20 per hour while participating in an experiment. Experiments generally last 1 to 2 hours and are conducted in Arps Hall at a variety of times during the week. Register to participate at For more information, contact Paul Healy.

January 10 - March 24

Tracing Lines

Tracing Lines Project, Urban Arts Space

January 10 - February 4

Good Design in Hard Times, Urban Arts Space

January 11 - April 29

Year of Shakespeare: The Exhibit, Thompson Library Gallery (1st floor). Opening reception, January 12, 4-6:30 pm, Thompson Library 11th floor.

January 12

News Worlds: Immigration on Film

New Worlds: Immigration on Film, In Between Days, 7 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts

January 13

Beyond the Dream: The Radical King, a screening of the documentary, At the River I Stand, 1 pm, 251 Journalism Building

January 14

Art Explorations for Kids: Power Lines and Design, 1-2:30 pm, Urban Arts Space. Free, but space is limited. RSVP at 614-292-8861.

January 16 and January 18

Writer's Talk with singer/songwriter Lisa Matassa and prolific crime author Patricia Cornwell. January 16, 7 pm, WCRS radio, 98.3 & 102.1 FM; January 18, 8 pm, WCBE radio, 90.5 FM

January 17 - March 3


Object/Imprint, Urban Arts Space. Opening reception, January 28, 6-8 pm

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JANUARY 11, 2012

Science Sundays
Science Sundays continues with Giorgio Rizzoni, director of Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research, discussing Sustainable mobility, renewable energy, and the future of transportation—what vehicles will our (grand) children drive?, January 22, 3 pm in the Ohio Union US Bank Conference Theatre. The lecture and reception immediately following are free and open to the public.

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Latino/a Studies

Currently, we are supporting the development of over 45 websites. View Portfolio and Current Work to see what sites will be going live soon.


Wil Cunningham, associate professor, psychology, in The Huffington Post, on the brain’s fear center, January 9, 2012
Matthew Lewis, assistant professor, economics, on whether the Iran oil standoff will result in higher gas prices here at home, MSNBC, January 4, 2012
William Angel, associate professor, political science (Lima), on challenges facing Ohio House incumbents, Zanesville Times Recorder, January 8, 2012

Ozeas Costa, assistant professor, geology (Mansfield), on the potential hazards of two proposed injection wells, Mansfield News Journal, January 4, 2012
Ben McCorkle, associate professor, English (Marion) on rhetoric coming full circle in the digital age, Marion Star, January 10, 2012
Ellen Peters, professor, psychology, on why Americans stumble on math of big issues, Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2012
Paolo Gabrielli, research scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, on the new clues glaciers in the Eastern European Alps may yield, OSU Research Communications
Bebe Miller (MA, dance, ’75), founder and artistic director of the Bebe Miller Company and professor of dance, is featured as one of Ohio State Alumni Association’s 100 Buckeyes You Should Know.

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