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Arts and Sciences Alumni Cover Conventions for Huffington Post

Jessica Wilt - Pamela Powers Hannley

ASC alumni, Jessica Wilt (2002, MFA, dance) and Pamela Powers Hannley (1973, BA, journalism) are two of eight citizen journalists selected from around the country to participate in Huffington Post’s OffTheBus– a citizen-based reporting project –covering the 2012 political conventions in a distinctively “un-Beltway point-of-view.”

Wilt is blogging from the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida and Hannley will be covering the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mathematics Professor Recognized for Distinguished Service to Profession

Barbara KeyfitzBarbara Keyfitz, professor of mathematics, received the annual 2012 Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians (SIAM) Prize, for "contributions to further applied mathematics on the national level," at the SIAM meeting in July. View a brief video that recaps her prize lecture on the Role of Characteristics in Conservation Laws.


Buckeye Language Network Lab Grand Opening at COSI

Buckeye Langauge NetworkThe Buckeye Language Network is hosting a grand opening event from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 30, at COSI, 333 West Broad St, to unveil its new lab space. The new LANGUAGE POD allows for more engagement with the public in language research. Graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences and other university areas will provide educational explanations to COSI visitors addressing what issue the researcher is studying, how the researcher is doing his/her study, why the researcher is studying this part of language, and how we ask and answer questions scientifically. For more information on the Buckeye Language Network, contact Laura Wagner, associate professor, Department of Psychology, at

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August 30, 6-8 pm

Buckeye Language Network Lab Grand Opening
COSI, 333 West Broad St.

September 5 – December 30

Theatre Research Institute Exhibit: Dancing Dimensions: Movement through Time and Space, Thompson Library Gallery

Process of Crime, Distance, and Resistance among Black and Latino Boys
Dr. Victor RiosCriminal Justice Research Center presents Dr. Victor Rios—associate professor of sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara. Rios is the author of  Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (NYU Press). 

Seminar Thursday, September 6, noon to 1:30 pm
217 Journalism Building, 242 W. 18th Ave.

September 6 – October 11
Department of Art Visiting Artists and Lecturers Exhibition, Swing Space Gallery, 1556 North High St.
Opening reception: September 6, 5-8 pm

Science Sundays' Kicks off September 9
Science SundaysDon Saari, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics, and director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, kicks off the second season of Science Sundays, posing the question: We vote; but can we elect someone who we really don't want?  The event is free and open to all. Science Sundays is sponsored by the science centers and institutes of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Lecture: 3-4 pm: Ohio Union US Bank Conference Theatre
Reception: 4-5 pm: Ohio Stater’s Traditions room

September 10

Peter FenvesDepartment of Germanic Languages and Literatures 2012 Carolyn Engel Luebeck Lecture featuring Peter Fenves, Joan and Sarepta Harrison Professor of Literature, professor of German and Jewish Studies, and co-director of the Program in Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University. Cartoon Room 1, Ohio Union, 3:30 pm

Through September 29

Bebe Miller: Tracing HistoryUrban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

Through October 20

Time and Place: An International Exhibition of Works on PaperTime and Place: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.


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August 29, 2012

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Eric Foner

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Historian Eric Foner Lectures September 19

The Department of History, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, co-sponsor a lecture by Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. Foner’s lecture, Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation and the Rights of Black Americans, is based on his prize-winning book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. This lecture is a special event for university faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Reservations are required. Please RSVP here.
In the News
Scott Gaudi, associate professor, astronomy, on his presidential award for planet-hunting prowess,
Columbus Dispatch, August 27, 2012
Dale Gnidovec, curator, Orton Geological Museum, on the origin of Titanic headstones, Columbus Dispatch, August 26, 2012

Bebe Miller, professor of dance, had her new exhibition, Bebe Miller: Tracing History previewed in Columbus Alive and The Other PaperAugust 23, 2012
Jeff Rogers, professor of geography and state climatologist, on the continuing drought in Ohio, Dayton Daily News, August 22, 2012
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Department of French and Italian, Issue 6, Summer 2012

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