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JULY 29, 2015 | TWEET!



Ready to Ride Pelotonia 2015

Pelotonia 2015 is almost here and Team ASC is fired-up, celebrating its 5th year as a subpeloton. Dean Manderscheid gives a shout-out to everyone involved.


Jyoti Katoch

APS Online Publishes Article on Ohio State Physics Welcoming Climate for Women

Physics postdoctoral researcher Jyoti Katoch documents the specific ways Ohio State’s Department of Physics has been working to create a welcoming, supportive atmosphere to build the numbers of women in physics at all levels in an article recently published by the American Physical Society (APS) online.

Statistician Chairs National Committee on Statistics Education

Michelle Everson, associated professor, statistics, will chair the American Statistical Association’s committee to update the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report. The 2005 GAISE Report had significant impact on teaching introductory statistics courses across the country. Everson’s committee will update the report in response to new technologies available to students since 2005, taking into account our increasingly data-centric world. Deb Rumsey, associated professor, statistics, also serves on the committee.


Susan Cole

Molecular Geneticist Awarded Pelotonia Idea Grant

Susan Cole, associate professor, molecular genetics and colleague Ichiro Nakano, associate professor, College of Medicine, received a 2015 Pelotonia Idea Grant for research on stem cells’ role in brain tumor development and spread. This project will take a closer look at the tumor microenvironment and cell communication pathways that support clusters of stem-like cells in an effort to better understand how regulating these pathways could lead to future treatment modalities in glioma.


Campus Update Day

Undergraduate Admissions, University Orientation and First Year Experience host the annual Campus Update Day. Join colleagues from across the university to celebrate the successful recruitment of this year's class and get energized for 2016. Monday, Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Ohio Union. Register by Aug. 12 and enter access code CUD15.

On View at Global Gallery: Amadeo Modigliani

Now on view in the Global Gallery (Hagerty Hall Lobby) until Oct. 16, an exhibit about Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani, an anomaly whose work did not fit into any standard art-historical categories. 


July 30

Workshop: GIS for the Rest of Us; 9 a.m., Thompson Library

Reception: The Artifact Project Exhibition; 3 p.m., Hopkins Hall Gallery

Buckeye Biker Bash; 5:30 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, Archie and Bontia Griffin Pavilion

Through July 31

The Artifact Project Exhibition; Hopkins Hall Gallery

Aug. 1

Movie Night in the Shoe: Big Hero 6; 7:30 p.m., Ohio Stadium

Through Oct. 16

Global Gallery: Amadeo Modigliani; Hagerty Hall Lobby


Luciana Musetti, curator, Triplehorn Insect Collection, Museum of Biological Diversity, on Ohio bumblebees’ plight, Columbus Dispatch, July 27, 2015

Jennifer Syvertsen, assistant professor, anthropology, on drug use and HIV risk in Kenya, Fogarty International Center-Global Health Matters, July/August 2015

Yiying Wu, professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Energy storage: Better together,” Nature Chemistry: Nature Publishing Group, July 23, 2015

David Manderscheid, professor, mathematics; executive dean, MAA MathFest panelist on advancing math literacy, Eurekalert, July 22, 2015

David Stebanne, professor, history, on presidential announcements made in Ohio, Northeast Ohio Media Group, July 21, 2015

Scott McGraw, professor, anthropology, interview, “The Bitter Side of Cocoa,” The Academic Minute, July 13, 2015

Harvey Graff, professor, English and history, a highlight of his book, Times Higher Education, July 9, 2015
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