The College Of Arts And Sciences
is the academic heart of the university

we host nearly 80 majors

with 38 departments and schools

20+ world class research centers

and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences

The Arts and Sciences at Ohio State is all about connections, discovery, inclusiveness, collaboration and diversity. Prospective or current student, parent, faculty, staff, alum; on campus, in Columbus or far beyond, you will find all of the above — and more — here. I invite you to see for yourself. Explore our Majors; Research and Arts & Culture programs; learn more About the College; check out our events; the latest news and who is making it: profiles of students and faculty and meet ASC Experts in the Media. Enjoy our stories, images and follow me on Twitter or check out my blog!

Sincerely,

David Manderscheid, Executive Dean and Vice Provost
College of Arts and Sciences

Our Spaces

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC)

Urban Arts Space

Urban Arts Space

Hagerty Hall

Hagerty Hall

Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI)

Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI)

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Departments & Centers

Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

Dancers

Department of Dance

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

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ASC Experts In the Media

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 26, 2016 Science Says Your Bad Job is Killing You Inc.

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Jeff Cohen

Professor, Anthropology

Aug. 26, 2016 Failed Coup in Turkey Means Thousands Vote with Their Feet The Conversation

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Peter Mansoor

Professor, History

Aug. 26, 2016 No, Mr Trump, You're Not So Good at War, Torture is Cruel and Wrong Orlando Sentinel

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 25, 2016 Loathe Your Job in Your 20s and 30s? Hurts Health in Your 40s Washington Post

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 25, 2016 Unhappy at Work in Your 20s? Unhealthy in your 40s? WebMD

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 25, 2016 Job Dissatisfaction Leads to Health Problems Bustle

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Herb Asher

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Aug. 25, 2016 Hillary Lead Doesn't Stop Portman in Ohio Newsmax

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John Mueller

Professor, Political Science

Aug. 25, 2016 Getting Real on Terrorism Threat in U.S. War on the Rocks

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 25, 2016 Why a Lousy Job Could Hurt More Than Your Mental Health PayScale Career News

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Michael Aman

Professor, Psychology

Aug. 25, 2016 Diabetes Drug May Help Autistic Kids Fight Weight Gain HealthDay via UPI

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 23, 2016 Unhappy at Work in Your 20s? Unhealthy in your 40s? U.S. News & World Report

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 23, 2016 Mental Toll of Bad Jobs Lasts Decades http://www.livescience.com/55848-job-satisfaction-mental-health.html

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 23, 2016 Job Satisfaction Study Spotlights Importance of Enjoying Your Job Earl... International Business Times

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Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng

Doctoral Student; Professor, Sociology

Aug. 23, 2016 Hate Your Job? Your Mental and Physical Health May Suffer Later Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Jay Zagorsky

Research Scientist, Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR)

Aug. 23, 2016 Marriage May Be Financial Benefit Salon

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Andrea Grotolli

Professor, Earth Sciences

Aug. 21, 2016 What We Can Learn From Video of Coral Losing its Color Christian Science Monitor

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Honors & Recognition

Faculty 

Tina Henkin

Distinguished University Professor

Tina Henkin was named a Distinguished University Professor in June 2016. She has had a profound impact on her field, receiving extensive honors and recognition nationally and internationally for her studies of RNA.

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Faculty 

Peter Culicover

Distinguished University Professor

Peter Culicover was named a Distinguished University Professor in June 2016. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the relationship between language and cognition.

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Staff 

ASC Staff Recognition Award Winners

ASC Staff Recognition Awards

The ASC Outstanding Staff Award recognizes staff members in the arts and sciences who have demonstrated sustained excellence in overall job performance and have improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students and/or the university.

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Faculty 

ASC faculty members and lecturers

Eleven ASC Scholars and Teachers Receive 2016 Distinguished OAA Awards

Eleven Arts and Sciences scholars and teachers — covering the diverse range of disciplines in arts and humanities, natural and physical sciences and social and behavioral sciences — won top university awards that recognize and honor outstanding performance and deep commitment to our land grant mission of scholarship,

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Student 

Andres Salcedo and Thomas Holoien

Two Astronomy Graduate Students Funded by Premier DOE Fellowships

Astronomy grad students Thomas Holoien (2014) and Andres Salcedo (2016) are Ohio State's first two students to receive the highly-coveted four-year Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship for doctoral students working on science/engineering research relying on high-performance computing.

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Faculty 

Julia F. Andrews

History of Art Professor Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

History of Art Professor Julia F. Andrews is one of approximately 200 scholars, artists and researchers, nationwide, named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows. An acclaimed scholar, writer, teacher and curator, Andrews specializes in Chinese art. During her Guggenheim Fellowship year, Andrews plans to finish a new manuscript.

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Staff 

Tammy Carl

January Above and Beyond Buckeye Award

Tammy Carl, program coordinator, MFA program in creative writing, Department of English, is the January 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Carl was nominated by Michelle Herman, director, creative writing program.

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Staff 

Joanna Spanos

February 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Winner

Joanna Spanos, academic advisor for the ASC honors program, is the February 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Spanos was nominated by Lindsey Thaler, director of undergraduate studies, physics.

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Faculty 

Geoffrey Parker

Distinguished Historian Elected Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Geoffrey Parker, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, Distinguished University Professor, has been elected Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's National Academy of Science and Letters. Created by Royal Charter in 1783, it's world-class Fellows represent multiple disciplines.

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Staff 

November 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Winner

Matt Swift

Matt Swift, academic program coordinator, film studies, is the November 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner. Swift was nominated by History of Art Professor Ron Green.

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Alumni 

Thomas D. Brock

ASC Alumnus Honored with 2015 Joseph Sullivant Medal

Pioneering microbiologist and triple Ohio State Alumnus Thomas D. Brock, (BS, MS, PhD, botany), will be presented the Joseph Sullivant Medal during Ohio State's Commencement on December 20, 2015. Given every five years since 1920, this is the highest honor bestowed upon "a son or daughter of the university."

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Staff 

Jennifer Poe

Above and Beyond Buckeye Award

Jennifer Poe, developmental area assistant, Department of Psychology, is the October 2015 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award winner.

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About Columbus

About Columbus

As the nation’s 15th largest city, Columbus has a big-city vibe served up with Midwestern friendliness. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals and the state’s capitol. 

Named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year," called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Place to Live" by Money Magazine and we enjoy the second-highest employment rate in the country for young adults.

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