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JUNE 2, 2016 | TWEET!
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NEWS AND RESEARCH

Opinions with the ‘Moral’ Label Resistant to Change

Andrew LuttrellAndrew Luttrell, doctoral student, psychology, is lead author of a new study finding that people were more likely to act on an opinion if it was labeled as "moral" and were more resistant to attempts to change their mind on that subject. Simply telling people that their opinions are based on morality will make them stronger and more resistant to counterarguments, Luttrell said. The key finding was how easy it was to strengthen people’s beliefs by using the “moral” label, said Richard Petty, co-author of the study and professor of psychology. The results show why appeals to morality by politicians and advocacy groups can be so effective. The results are published in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Students in Cartography Class Learn Map Design While Helping Local Youth with Homework

Arin Blair with her mapStudents in Geography Professor Ola Ahlqvist’s service-learning course, “Elements of Cartography,” spent spring semester at 10 Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) branches helping school children in CML’s Homework Help Centers while learning the art, craft and science of creating maps. “This Arts and Sciences course is the first time working with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and it has been an amazing experience,” said Ahlqvist.

AWARDS

French Alumna Receives Palmes académiques

Dorothé Mertz-Weigel (PhD, French, 2005), now an associate professor of French at Armstrong State University, received the Palmes académiques, a celebrated award conferred by the French government upon individuals deemed to have made major contributions to French national education and culture. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Carmen Now Run by Canvas: ASCTech Help is Available

Carmen is now run by Canvas, and ASCTech is ready to help with the migration. ASCTech hosts walk-in hours, Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Fridays, 12-3 p.m., 060 Denney Hall. Additional support is available, by phone, (614) 688-4447; by email; and via virtual hours.

IN THE NEWS

Peter Mansoor, professor, military history, on Hillary Clinton’s national security credentials, Washington Post, May 31

John Mueller, professor, political science, on why most of the counterterrorism programs are expensive and pointless, Foreign Policy, May 25
 
Jack Wright, professor, political science, as presenter at Urban Meyer’s “Patriot Week,” on the killing of Mullah Mansour, Columbus Dispatch, May 25
 
Vlad Kogan, assistant professor, political science, on how a ward-based city council could reshape Columbus City Council and impact city issues, WSYX-TV, May 24
 
Bruce Weinberg, professor, economics, on the PhD pay gap, Nature News, May 20

 

EVENTS

Through June 3

AEP: Schematic & Surface
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours
 

June 3

2nd Annual Hilander Public Lecture: Ivan the Terrible
100 Mendenhall Lab
7-8 p.m.
 

June 4

South Asian Dance Performance: Manchapravesh
Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall
12-2 p.m.
 

June 7

Taxes and Accounting for Creatives
The STEAM Factory, 400 W. Rich St.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 

Jun 7-10

Exhibition: /~~~~/
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Gallery Hours
 

June 8

Creating a Plan For Your Money
The STEAM Factory, 400 W. Rich St.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 

June 8-13

10th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)
1501 Neil Ave.
Times listed on event
 

Through June 11

South Asian Dance Retreat Workshop
Sullivant Hall
Various times
 

Through June 23

ARTrepreneur Workshop Series
The STEAM Factory, 400 W. Rich St.
See workshop listing for times
 

Through June 24

Natural Worlds
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours
 

Through July 9

Noves Històries, Ohio Art League 2016 Spring Juried Exhibition
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Gallery Hours

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