Staff Appreciation Week
Welcome to Staff Appreciation Week 2010! This special week is designated to recognize Ohio State’s staff members for their valuable contributions to the success of the university.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, we have more than 1,000 staff members in 38 departments and schools, 20+ centers and institutes, our college offices, and other units. The roles you play range from Academic Advisors to Curators, Fiscal Officers to Greenhouse Coordinators, Information Systems Managers to Instrument Makers, Research Assistants to Post-doctoral scientists, Office Assistants to Executive Assistants, and so many more. We are most appreciative of everything you do to support our students, faculty and our academic mission.
On Wednesday, August 18, in celebration of the university’s annual staff recognition week, the College of Arts and Sciences had an Ice Social in the Hansford Quadrangle (grassy area behind Denney Hall).
Arts and Sciences staff are invited to take part in this year's Buckeye Book community selection, The Submission by Amy Waldman, through participation in an ASC staff book circle. Book circles will be held every other week as a brown bag over the lunch hour with a total of two meetings during July. Books are provided to participants at no cost. Books are limited and registrations are processed first come, first served. The registration deadline is May 10.
Ten years after 9/11, a dazzling, kaleidoscopic novel reimagines its aftermath.
A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner’s name—and discover he is an American Muslim. Instantly they are cast into roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam. Their conflicted response is only a preamble to the country’s.
The memorial’s designer is an enigmatic, ambitious architect named Mohammad “Mo” Khan. His fiercest defender on the jury is its sole widow, the self-possessed and mediagenic Claire Burwell. But when the news of his selection leaks to the press, she finds herself under pressure from outraged family members and in collision with hungry journalists, wary activists, opportunistic politicians, fellow jurors, and Khan himself—as unknowable as he is gifted. In the fight for both advantage and their ideals, all will bring the emotional weight of their own histories to bear on the urgent question of how to remember, and understand, a national tragedy.
In this deeply humane novel, the breadth of Amy Waldman’s cast of characters is matched by her startling ability to conjure their perspectives. A striking portrait of a fractured city striving to make itself whole, The Submission is a piercing and resonant novel by an important new talent.
More Information: Please contact Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Prgrams, at email@example.com
The Submission official webpage
Read the first chapter of The Submission
Read an excerpt in the September issue of The Atlantic
Download a reading group guide
Read The Submission novel blog
Follow the Buckeye Book Community on Twitter: @BuckeyeBook
Past Staff Book Circle Books:
Summer 2009 Three Cups of Tea
Summer 2010 No Impact Man
Summer 2011 Outcasts United
Summer 2012 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Summer 2013 The Submission