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View videos of recent virtual learning events from the College of Arts and Sciences below.


The Rivalry: Michigan and Ohio State in Conversation

November 18, 2021

Watch the exciting 2021 Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry All-Star Kickoff, as the Ohio State Lantern and University of Michigan’s Michigan Daily celebrate each school’s Rivalry Editions (online and the print)!

Legends from both sides of this legendary sports rivalry, including Buckeye great Joshua Perry, now a Big Ten Network broadcaster and Michigan play-by-play announcer Jim Brandstatter, as well as current editors from both publications as we discuss memories and motivations. Our moderator is Ohio State alum Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated.


China and Africa: Historical Perspectives on a Rising Power

November 16, 2021

China has expanded its global presence over the last decade much to the concern of U.S. officials. Africa is a major recipient of this new influence, building on Cold War relationships first forged during an earlier era of Sino-American competition. Yet looking at Chinese engagement in Africa over the last 50 years reveals that increased power has transformed Beijing’s foreign policies and strained its global relationships.

Panelists:

  • Patrick Nash, Graduate Student, Department of History
  • Joe Parrott, Assistant Professor, Department of History

Climate Change and Microorganisms in Arctic Peatlands

November 3, 2021

College of Arts and Sciences faculty has a conversation about managing ecosystems in the face of climate change, focusing on the ‘genes-to-ecosystems-to-genes’ response. As humanity strives to manage a rapidly changing planet, one essential knowledge gap is the rules by which ecosystems holistically respond to change.


Book Club: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

October 27, 2021

Watch this conversation about Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë with Department of English faculty experts.

Panelists:

  • Robyn Warhol, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of English
  • Karen Winstead, Professor, Department of English

John C. Burnham Lecture by Angela Creager

October 21, 2021

Watch Department of History's 2021 Burnham Lecture, "To Test or Not To Test: Tools, Rules, and Corporate Data in U.S. Chemicals Regulation". Professor Angela Creager discusses the development and use of genetic toxicology in chemicals regulation.

Speaker:

  • Angela N. H. Creager, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science, Princeton University

The John C. Burnham Lecture Series in the History of Medicine/Science was established in 2000 with gifts from Professor Burnham’s wife, Marjorie Burnham. The Department of History and the Medical Heritage Center of the Prior Health Services Library are joint sponsors.


Ideas of Race and Racism in History

October 12, 2021

Watch Department of History faculty and alumni have a conversation about ideas of race and racism in history.

Panelists:

  • Nicholas Breyfogle, Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Goldberg Center
  • Alice Conklin, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Department of History
  • Robin Judd, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Hasan Jeffries, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Deondre Smiles, Ph.D. Geography '20; Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Victoria, Canada

The Hunt for Other Worlds and Life in the Universe

October 11, 2021

We are privileged to live in a remarkable time. For the first time in human history, we are beginning to glimpse answers to some of our oldest questions: Are there other worlds out there? Are there other solar systems like ours? Do those systems contain Earthlike planets? Do those planets harbor life?

Scott Gaudi provides a guided tour of the golden age of the exploration of extrasolar worlds and the search for extraterrestrial life, focusing on the hunt for analogs to our solar system, and the search for the 'pale blue dot': another world just like our own.


Looking for Hamlet, 1603

October 6, 2021

Watch Ohio State’s Lord Denney’s Players and their collaborators as they discuss their documentary, Looking for Hamlet, 1603.


Visiting Writers Series: Laura van den Berg

October 1, 2021

Watch the Department English's Visiting Writers Series for a reading and conversation with author Laura van den Berg.


Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India

September 9, 2021

Mytheli Sreenivas demonstrates how colonial administrators, postcolonial development experts, nationalists, eugenicists, feminists and family planners all aimed to reform reproduction to transform both individual bodies and the body politic. Across the political spectrum, people insisted that regulating reproduction was necessary and that limiting the population was essential to economic development. This talk investigates the often devastating implications of this logic, which demonized some women’s reproduction as the cause of national and planetary catastrophe.

To tell this story, Sreenivas explores debates about marriage, family and contraception. She also demonstrates how concerns about reproduction surfaced within a range of political questions about poverty and crises of subsistence, migration and claims of national sovereignty, normative heterosexuality and drives for economic development. Locating India at the center of transnational historical change, this talk suggests that Indian developments produced the very grounds over which reproduction was called into question in the modern world.

Panelist:

Mytheli Sreenivas, Associate Professor, Departments of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Biard Lecture 2021: "Physics at the End of the Universe"

August 25, 2021

The Big Bang theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But what is the story of its end? In this Biard Lecture, Dr. Katie Mack will share what modern astrophysics tells us about the ultimate fate of the cosmos, and what each possibility would entail if there were people there to see it.

Speaker:

  • Dr. Katie Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist exploring a range of questions in cosmology, the study of the universe from beginning to end. She is currently an assistant professor of physics at North Carolina State University, where she is also a member of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster. She is the author of the book The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) and has written for a number of popular publications, such as Scientific American, Slate, Sky & Telescope, Time, and Cosmos magazine. She can be found on Twitter as @AstroKatie.

Marine Microbiomes: How studying viruses in the oceans will help save the Earth and cure disease

August 25, 2021

Join Matthew Sullivan, Director of the Center of Microbiome Science, for a conversation about marine microbiomes and how studying viruses in the oceans will help save the Earth and cure disease.

Speaker:

Matthew Sullivan, Professor of Microbiology; Director, Center of Microbiome Science


Leaving Zion: Jewish Emigration from Palestine Israel after World War II

August 16, 2021

In this presentation, Ori Yehudai focuses on Jewish out-migration from Palestine and Israel between 1945 and the late 1950s. Based on previously unexamined primary sources collected from twenty-two archives in six countries, he talks about how, despite the dominant view that displaced Jews should settle in the Jewish homeland, many Jews instead saw the country as a site of displacement or a way-station to more desirable lands. Yehudai provides a fresh transnational perspective on the critical period surrounding the birth of Israel and the post-Holocaust reconstruction of the Jewish world.

Panelist:

  • Ori Yehudai, Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies and Assistant Professor, Department of History

Diet for a Large Planet

June 7, 2021

We are facing a world food crisis of unparalleled proportions. Our reliance on unsustainable dietary choices and agricultural systems is causing problems both for human health and the health of our planet. Solutions from lab-grown food to vegan diets to strictly local food consumption are often discussed, but a central question remains: how did we get to this point?

Watch Professor Chris Otter as he takes us back over the last 200 years to explore how we developed our current diet heavy in meat, wheat and sugar. He’ll explore how the British played a significant role in making red meat, white bread and sugar the diet of choice—linked to wealth, luxury and power—and how dietary choices connect to the pressing issues of climate change and food supply.

Panelists:

  • Nicholas Breyfogle, Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Goldberg Center
  • Chris Otter, Professor, Department of History

Honoring Excellence — Alumni Awards: Rosie Phillips Davis, Dean Gibson, Keith Key

May 20, 2021

Watch Gretchen Ritter, Executive Dean and Vice Provost of the College of Arts and Sciences, celebrate alumni awardees Rosie Phillips DavisDean Gibson and Keith Key.

Awardees:

  • Rosie Phillips Davis, MA Education 1973 and PhD Psychology 1977, Distinguished Achievement
  • Dean Gibson, BA Sociology 1974, Distinguished Service
  • Keith Key, BS Economics 1989, Distinguished Achievement

Training Mental Health Professionals in the 21st Century

May 18, 2021

Join faculty and students from the Department of Psychology and the Psychological Services Center for a conversation about evidence-based, research-driven approaches to educating future mental health professionals.

Panelists:

  • Nicole Arrato, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
  • Aita Coker, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
  • Gina Gerardo, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
  • Anne Holmes, Clinic Director, Department of Psychology Psychological Services Center
  • Kate Valerio, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology

Book Club: The Scarlet Letter

May 12, 2021

Watch our conversation about The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne with College of Arts and Sciences faculty experts.

Panel:

  • Elizabeth Hewitt, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Susan Williams, Professor and Chair, Department of English

First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Insights from History

May 6, 2021

Watch faculty experts from the Department of History have a conversation about the first one hundred days of the Biden administration.

Panelists:

  • Maysan Haydar, Lecturer and Graduate Student, Department of History
  • Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Peter Mansoor, Professor and General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History, Department of History
  • Margaret Newell, Professor, Department of History
  • Joseph Parrott, Assistant Professor, Department of History

Honoring Excellence — Alumni Awards: Michael Jaung and Pam Tanowitz

May 6, 2021

Gretchen Ritter, Executive Dean and Vice Provost of the College of Arts and Sciences, celebrates alumni awardees Michael Jaung and Pam Tanowitz.


School of Music: Time and Change

May 4, 2021

Join the School of Music for a conversation about performing and learning during COVID-19, the promise of the Timashev Family Music Building, and exciting upcoming initiatives.

Panel:

  • Sadiyah Babatunde, BA Music, Vocal Performance '22, BSBA Marketing '22
  • Scott A. Jones, Professor and Associate Director of Bands, School of Music
  • Russel Mikkelson, Professor and Area Head of Conducting and Ensembles, School of Music
  • Katherine Rohrer, Associate Professor and Area Head of Voice, School of Music
  • Jocelyn Smallwood, Bachelor of Music Education '21, BA International Studies '13

Shakespeare and Autism: Rithika's Experience

April 30, 2021

In its fourth year, the Ohio State Shakespeare and Autism and Bridgeway Academy Internship provides an immersive, pre-professional internship for one exceptional undergraduate student. Celebrate the teaching artistry of our 2021 intern, Rithika Gopalakrishnan.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Rithika has spent the spring semester collaborating with professional mentors at Bridgeway Academy in Columbus, OH to help improve the lives of children on the autism spectrum through a variety of interventions. Rithika will give a presentation about her experiences, followed by a conversation with Bridgeway mentor Kristin Kummer and Kevin McClatchy, director of the Ohio State Shakespeare and Autism Project.

Panelists:

  • Rithika Gopalakrishnan, BS Economics '21, minor in Theatre
  • Kristin Kummer, Music Therapist, Bridgeway Academy
  • Kevin McClatchy, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts; Director, Ohio State Shakespeare and Autism Project

The Role of the Artist with Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil

April 29, 2021

Join Gretchen Ritter, Executive Dean and Vice Provost of the College of Arts and Sciences, for a conversation about the role of the artist with celebrated artists and Department of Art faculty, Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil. The panel will discuss the role of the artist in social change, making art in the pandemic, and teaching future generations of artists.

Panelists:

  • Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Art
  • Michael Mercil, Professor, Department of Art
  • Gretchen Ritter, Executive Dean and Vice Provost, College of Arts and Sciences

"Pale Blue Dot": History of our Environment

April 22, 2021

Learn how environmental history informs our shared future in a world confronted by pandemics, climate change, droughts and floods, unstable food supplies, changing energy needs, and the threats of pollutants and toxins.

Panelists:

  • Nicholas Breyfogle, Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Goldberg Center
  • Kip Curtis, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Jennifer Eaglin, Assistant Professor, Department of History
  • Bart Elmore, Associate Professor, Department of History

Reinforcing Dance Community in Forced Isolation: Dance-Film and Repertory

April 21, 2021

Enjoy this screening of a recent dance-film collaboration between Department of Dance faculty Momar Ndiaye and Mitchell Rose followed by a conversation about the project. Professor Ndiaye choreographed a duet that Professor Rose and his dance film students filmed on green screen with the entire department doing three seconds of movement that was all sewn together into a seamless dance-film duet. In addition, the webinar will feature a new repertory work by Professor Ndiaye. He will show a series of rehearsal videos about the process and some clips of the final piece.

Panelists:

  • Momar Ndiaye, Assistant Professor, Department of Dance
  • Mitchell Rose, Associate Professor, Department of Dance

Book Club: Frankenstein

April 21, 2021

Join us for a conversation about Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with Ohio State faculty experts.

Panel:

  • Jacob Risinger, Assistant Professor, Department of English
  • Jennifer Schnabel, Assistant Professor and English Librarian, University Libraries

Social Justice and Mixed Blood Theatre of Minneapolis, MN

April 19, 2021

Join the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts for a conversation with Jack Reuler, the Artistic Director of Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, MN.

Panel:

  • Alex Oliszewski, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Theatre, and Media Arts
  • Jack Reuler, Artistic Director, Mixed Blood Theatre

Re-storying the Experience of Indigenous College Students

April 14, 2021

During this presentation, Dr. Gonzales-Miller shares her dissertation research project that sought to examine the experiences of identity erasure, invisibility and hyper visibility for Urban Indian, graduate students who attended a historically and predominately white public university. In our conversation, we will consider ways the prevailing description of who is Native shaped the classroom experiences of the participants in the study.

Panelists:

  • Shannon Gonzales-Miller, Ph.D., Director of Scholarships and Grants, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Lucy Murphy,Professor, Department of History

The Big Loop: Exploring the Borders of Podcasting and Theatre with Paul Bae

April 14, 2021

Join us for a conversation with writer and podcaster Paul Bae. Paul will discuss The Big Loop, his award-winning fiction podcast, and the lessons learned by an ensemble of Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts students who interpreted and produced an audio-drama series based on Paul's work.

Panelists:

  • Paul Bae, Writer and Podcaster, The Big Loop
  • Brad Steinmetz, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

Reclaiming My Family's Story: Cultural Trauma and Indigenous Ways of Knowing

April 5, 2021

This presentation is an Indigenous autoethnographic study of a family’s story of survival through the Native American boarding school system. Although this project was a part of an academic exercise, it was also an effort to reclaim pieces of a family’s experience that was purposefully silenced and erased from mainstream hegemonic nationalist narratives. It is presented in partnership with Ohio State Newark Earthworks Center, American Indian Studies and the Department of History.

Featured speaker:

  • Melissa Beard Jacob, PhD, Intercultural Specialist, Native American and Indigenous Student Initiatives, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center

Book Club: Citizen: An American Lyric

March 31, 2021

Join us for a conversation about Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine with College of Arts and Sciences faculty experts.

Panel:

  • Kathy Fagan Grandinetti, Professor and Director of Creative Writing, Department of English
  • Marcus Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of English

The Fourth Estate: Understanding journalism's role as a check and balance on government

March 30, 2021

Join us for a conversation with Ohio State journalism experts about the role of journalism as a check and balance on government.

Panelists:

  • Spencer Hunt, Director of Student Media, The Lantern
  • Nicole Kraft, Associate Professor, School of Communication
  • Phil Mattingly, BA '06; Senior White House Correspondent, CNN

Value of the Humanities

March 25, 2021

Join Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences alumni and faculty for a conversation about the value of the humanities. Alumni will discuss their experience studying the humanities at Ohio State and the impact of their humanities education on their lives after graduation.

Panelists:

  • Kelly Kay, BA English '94; Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Toyota Research Institute
  • Louie Pastor, BA History '06; Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Development Officer, and Chief Legal Officer at Xerox
  • David Staley, Associate Professor, Department of History

Creative Pathfinders: Department of Dance

March 10, 2021

Watch College of Arts and Sciences alumni, faculty and distinguished guests during a series of conversations that trace the career and highlight the groundbreaking accomplishments of our dynamic Ohio State alumni in the arts and design. This event is presented by the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise in partnership with the Department of Dance.

Panel:

  • Alison Crocetta, Director, Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise; Associate Professor, Department of Art
  • Nadine George-Graves, Chair and Professor, Department of Dance; Professor, Department of Theatre
  • Dianne McIntyre, BFA, Dance '69; Choreographer, Dancer, and Dance-Driven Dramatist
  • Abby Zbikowski, MFA, Dance '12; Founder and Artistic Director, Abby Z and the New Utility

Seeds of Truth: Stories Inspired by Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

March 10, 2021

Inspired by the best-selling Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, four undergraduate students have created new media-based works, with collaborative mentorship from three Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts graduate students. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and our country's ongoing reckoning with racial injustice, these young artists address personal narrative, the power of myth and the need for sustained engagement.

Join us for a conversation with the creators.

Panelists:

  • Varsha Babu, BA Theatre '24
  • L'niarae Blevins, BA Theatre '22
  • Lia Dewey, Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
  • Kate France, BA Theatre '22
  • Deja Mapp, BA Communications '22
  • Kevin McClatchy, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
  • Aviva Neff, Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

Moving from the Inside/Out

March 9, 2021

In this virtual workshop, participants explored kinesthetic awareness, creative agency and nonverbal communication through investigating movement from three perspectives: sensation and internal structural awareness, movement in conversation with environment and movement in collaboration with others. Through guided meditation, short movement phrases and playful creative exercises, participants engage in embodied improvisational practice.


Medieval Women's Rights: Setting the Stage for Today

March 8, 2021

The medieval church gave birth to the misogynistic rhetoric that continues to hinder women’s progress in the West today, but it also witnessed the first real “feminist” rumblings of discontent. Medieval women were not content to be victims of oppression: they challenged the rhetoric, and when that didn’t work, they found ways to work around it. Hear historian Sara Butler speak about women in the Middle Ages and learn how they faced many of the same challenges that we do today.

Lecturer:

  • Sara Butler, Professor and King George III Chair in British History, Department of History This Clio Lecture is presented by the Bexley Public Library and the Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences.

Book Club: The Office of Historical Corrections

March 3, 2021

Watch this conversation about The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans with College of Arts and Sciences faculty experts.

Panel:

  • Michelle Herman, Professor, Department of English
  • Nick White, Assistant Professor

Creative Pathfinders: Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise

March 3, 2021

Watch College of Arts and Sciences alumni, faculty and distinguished guests have conversations that trace the career and highlight the groundbreaking accomplishments of our dynamic Ohio State alumni in the arts and design. This event is presented by the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise in partnership with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Panel:

  • Kumasi Barnett, MFA, Art '08; Visual Artist
  • Alison Crocetta, Director, Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise; Associate Professor, Department of Art
  • Courtney Hunt, Art & Design Librarian and Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Library
  • Caitlin McGurk, Associate, Curator and Assistant Professor, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Visualizing Music

February 24, 2021

Music visualization is an ancient idea and is currently undergoing a renaissance. Neurocognitive research has revealed new understandings of how we process audiovisual stimuli—while digital technologies allow the coordination of audio and visual elements with unprecedented precision and vibrancy.

Panel:

  • Andrew Aycoth, Doctoral of Music Arts in Composition student, School of Music
  • Samantha Burgess, Master of Arts student, School of Music
  • Amelia Duplain, Master of Music student, School of Music
  • Anna Gawboy, Associate Professor, School of Music
  • Ben Shaheen, Doctoral of Music Arts in Percussion student, School of Music

Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts: Past, Present, and Future

February 18, 2021

Watch as faculty, students and alumni have a conversation about the past, present, and future of the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts. Panelists will discuss the recent department renaming and the transformative opportunity of a new facility in the Arts District.

Panel:

  • Liz Botros, B.A. Theatre '05; Manager, Domestic Touring & Planning, Disney Theatrical Group
  • Amanda Fox, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
  • Jensen Glick, Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
  • Peter Hahn, Dean, Arts & Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Janet Parrott, Associate Professor; Co-director, Film Studies/Moving-image Production Program, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

Creative Pathfinders: Department of Design

February 17, 2021

Watch College of Arts and Sciences alumni, faculty and distinguished guests have a series of conversations that trace the career and highlight the groundbreaking accomplishments of our dynamic Ohio State alumni in the arts and design. This event is presented by the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise in partnership with the Department of Design.

Panel:

  • Alexa Andrzejewski, BS, Visual Comminication Design '05
  • Alison Crocetta, Director, Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise; Associate Professor, Department of Art
  • R Brian Stone, Associate Professor of Design, the National University of Singapore

My Beautiful Stutter: Conversation with Director Ryan Gielen

February 17, 2021

Watch this conversation with Ryan Gielen, director of the award-winning documentary, My Beautiful Stutter.

Panel:

  • Bridget Chapman, Sander and Mechele Flaum Designated Professor in Fluency; Director, Flaum Center for Fluency Disorders, Ohio State Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
  • Ryan Gielen, Director, My Beautiful Stutter

About My Beautiful Stutter:

My Beautiful Stutter follows five kids who stutter, ages 9 to 18, from all over the United States and all walks of life, who, after experiencing a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, meet other children who stutter at an interactive arts-based program, The Stuttering Association for the Young, based in New York City.


Creative Pathfinders: School of Music

February 10, 2021

This event is presented by the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise in partnership with the School of Music.

Panel:

  • Antoine Clark, DMA '09, Master of Music '16; Assistant Conductor, Chicago Sinfonietta
  • Alison Crocetta, Director, Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise; Associate Professor, Department of Art
  • Maria Finkelmeier, Bachelor of Music Performance '07; Percussionist, Composer, and Public Artist, MF Dynamics
  • Scott A. Jones, Professor, School of Music

Civil-Military Relations: Political Scientists in Conversation

February 9, 2021

Watch this webinar as Ohio State political science experts discuss civil-military relations in the United States.

Panel:

  • Gregory Caldeira, Department of Political Science Chair, Distinguished University Professor, Dreher Chair in Political Communication and Policy Thinking, Professor of Law
  • Christopher Gelpi, Director and Chair of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Mershon Center for International Security Studies; Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Andrew Goodhart, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science

Creative Pathfinders: Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design

February 5, 2021

Watch College of Arts and Sciences alumni, faculty and distinguished guests have a conversation that traces the career and highlights the groundbreaking accomplishments of our dynamic Ohio State alumni in the arts and design.

Panel:

  • Dina Abdulkarim, PhD, City and Regional Planning '12; Visual Artist; Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Beth Albright, MFA, Industrial Design '09; Visual Effects, Pixar
  • Vita Berezina-Blackburn, Animation and Motion Capture Specialist, ACCAD
  • Alison Crocetta, Director, Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise; Associate Professor, Department of Art

Migration and Mobility: Yesterday and Today

February 3, 2021

Watch Department of History faculty experts for a conversation about the patterns, importance, and experiences of migration in history as a way to understand the processes of human movement today.

Panel:

  • Theodora Dragostinova, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Maysan Haydar, Graduate Student and Lecturer, Department of History
  • Robin Judd, Associate Professor, Department of History

Creative Pathfinders: Department of Art

January 26, 2021

Watch College of Arts and Sciences alumni, faculty and distinguished guests for a series of conversations that trace the career and highlight the groundbreaking accomplishments of our dynamic Ohio State alumni in the arts and design. This event is presented by the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise in partnership with the Department of Art.

Panel:

  • Alison Crocetta, Director, Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise; Associate Professor, Department of Art
  • Elizabeth Gerdemen, MFA Art '08; Visual Artist
  • Merijn van der Heijden, Director, Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery

Arts District at Ohio State

January 21, 2021

Watch as College of Arts and Sciences leaders, faculty and students have a conversation about the Arts District, including new facilities for the School of Music and the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.

Panel:

  • Jacob Athyal, MFA, Acting '21
  • Nadine George-Graves, Chair and Professor, Department of Dance; Professor, Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
  • Brennan Harlow, Bachelor of Music Education, Choral '23
  • Gretchen Ritter, Vice Provost and Executive Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rachel Skaggs, Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Assistant Professor of Arts Management, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy
  • Sergio Soave, Associate Dean for Space and Infrastructure, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Department of Art

Book Club: A Farewell to Arms

January 13, 2021

Watch the eighth event in our Book Club series, hosted by Department of English faculty. The featured books were the most popular titles selected by more than one hundred Department of English alumni in our “Top Ten Book List” survey.

Book:

  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Faculty Hosts:

  • Angus Fletcher, Professor, Department of English
  • Jim Phelan, Distinguished University Professor, Director of Medical Humanities and Director of Project Narrative

Book Club: Moby-Dick

December 16, 2020

Watch the seventh event in our Book Club series, hosted by Department of English faculty. The featured books were the most popular titles selected by more than one hundred Department of English alumni in our “Top Ten Book List” survey.

Titles are available from your local library digital books program or your local book stores.

Book:

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Faculty Hosts:

  • Robert Hughes, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Elizabeth Renker, Professor, Department of English

Buckeyes Give: Understanding Powerful Charitable Giving Vehicles

December 9, 2020

Watch Ohio State experts have an informative conversation about tax-wise charitable gift planning.

Panel:

  • Carolyn Chapman, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences
  • John Woods, Assistant Vice President of Estate and Gift Planning, The Ohio State University Foundation

Buckeyes Making Theatre: COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic

December 3, 2020

Watch Department of Theatre graduate students have a conversation about making theatre during COVID-19, their forthcoming project about the opioid epidemic and the transformative opportunity of new theatre facilities.

Panelists:

  • Jacob Athyal, MFA Acting 2021
  • Lillian Brown, MFA Acting 2021
  • Tom Dugdale, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre
  • Kylie Logan, MFA Acting 2021
  • Sean Naughton, MFA Acting 2021

The Global History of HIV

December 1, 2020

Watch expert faculty for a close look at the historical factors that shaped the global spread of HIV, from equatorial Africa to the world. Thomas F. McDow is a specialist in African History at Ohio State University. He co-teaches a course with a microbiologist on the global history and science of HIV and is writing a history of HIV in Tanzania.


The Pandemic is "A Portal"

November 23, 2020

Watch for a rapid-response town hall led by international thought leaders dedicated to addressing the emergent role of the arts and humanities in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panel:

  • Frank Snowden, Andrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine, Yale University
  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Spoken-Word Artist, Modern Day Griot (African Storyteller), Sozo Artists

Election 2020: Insights from History

November 19, 2020

Watch as Department of History faculty experts have a conversation about the historical context of Election 2020.

Panel:

  • Paula Baker, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Nicholas Breyfogle, Associate Professor, Department of History; Director of the Goldberg Center
  • Susan Hartman, Professor Emerita, Department of History
  • Clay Howard, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor, Department of History

Theater on Broadway and in The Midwest

November 18, 2020

Watch experts Chris Jones, '86, '89, Chief Theater Critic at the Chicago Tribune, and Sarah Neville, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Creative Director of Lord Denney's Players, for a conversation about theater at Ohio State, throughout the Midwest and on Broadway.


The Future of Journalism with The Lantern

November 17, 2020

Watch alumni, students and faculty from the School of Communication and The Lantern for a conversation about the future of journalism.

Panelists:

  • Leonard Downie, BA Journalism '64, MA Journalism '65; Former Executive Editor and Vice President, The Washington Post
  • Jasmine Hilton, BA Journalism and Strategic Communications '21; Managing Editor, The Lantern
  • Spencer Hunt, Director of Student Media, The Lantern
  • Gerald Kosicki, Associate Professor, School of Communication; Chair, Journalism Studies Committee
  • Sam Raudins, BA Journalism '21; Editor-In-Chief, The Lantern

The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie: Read Aloud and Chat

November 16, 2020

Check out this reading and discussion of The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie with the author, Frederick Luis Aldama, Distinguished University Professor, Department of English and Director, Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research.


Election 2020: Understanding the Outcome

November 12, 2020

Watch this interdisciplinary conversation about the outcome of the 2020 election moderated by Executive Dean and Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter. Experts discuss the election's impact related to national and state politics, climate change, racial justice and COVID-19.

Panelists:

  • Paul Beck, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science
  • Korie Edwards, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Ian Howat, Director, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center; Professor, School of Earth Sciences; Distinguished University Scholar
  • Elisabeth Root, Professor, Department of Geography and Division of Epidemiology

Book Club: One Hundred Years of Solitude

November 2, 2020

Watch November's Book Club conversation about One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

Hosts:

  • Katherine Borland, Director, Center for Folklore Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Department of English
  • Ana Puga, Associate Professor in the Departments of Theatre and Spanish & Portuguese

Fake News and Media Literacy

October 29, 2020

Hear from students and faculty from The Lantern and the School of Communication for a conversation about media literacy.

Featured panelists:

  • Spencer Hunt, Director of Student Media, The Lantern
  • Max Garrison, B.A. Journalism and B.A. Public Management, Leadership, and Policy '22; Assistant Campus Editor, The Lantern
  • Nicole Kraft, associate professor, School of Communication
  • Sarah Szilagy, B.A. Journalism and Political Science '22; Campus Editor, The Lantern
  • Jeff Trimble, lecturer, School of Communication and Department of Political Science

Images and Power: Protest Photography and the Challenges of Representation

October 28, 2020

Watch this conversation about exposing the challenges of representation through protest photography as framed through One Voice, One Message: Black Lives Matter, an exhibition at Hopkins Hall Gallery.

Panelists:

  • Joshua Edmonds, Photographer/Videographer; Visual Media Specialist, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Daniel Marcus, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Wexner Center for the Arts; Lecturer, Department of History of Art
  • Gina Osterloh, Assistant Professor, Department of Art
  • Merijn van der Heijden, Director, Urban Arts Space
  • Larry Williamson, Jr., Director; Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center

Election 2020: Political Scientists in Conversation

October 21, 2020

Watch to listen to faculty experts from the Department of Political Science for a conversation about Election 2020. This open and educational discussion brings together thoughts and ideas about the upcoming election in November 2020.

Panelists:

  • Paul Beck, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science
  • Gregory Caldeira, Chair of the Department of Political Science, Distinguished University Professor, Dreher Chair in Political Communication and Policy Thinking
  • Thomas Wood, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Buckeyes Behind the Scenes: Coyote Peterson ’04, Brave Wilderness

October 14, 2020

This is a conversation with Coyote Peterson '04, Emmy-award winning host of Brave Wilderness on YouTube, with Janet Parrott, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre. Learn about Coyote's journey from studying video production at Ohio State to hosting Brave Wilderness, a YouTube channel with more than 17 million subscribers and 3.5 billion views worldwide.


Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 12, 2020

Ohio State experts have an insightful conversation about Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Panelists:

  • Melissa Beard Jacob, Ph.D., Intercultural Specialist for Native American and Indigenous Students
  • Daniel Rivers, Associate Professor, Department of History

Buckeyes Behind the Scenes: Screenwriting with Dana Greenblatt '97 and Holly Harold '87

October 9, 2020

Watch as College of Arts and Sciences alumni and faculty experts have an insightful conversation about screenwriting and the film and television industry.

  • Dana Greenblatt, BA Women's Studies ’97
  • Holly Harold, BA Communications ‘87
  • Scott Spears, Lecturer, Department of Theatre

Book Club: Song of Solomon

October 7, 2020

This is the fifth event in our Book Club series, hosted by Department of English faculty. We discuss Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.The featured books were the most popular titles selected by more than one hundred Department of English alumni in our “Top Ten Book List” survey.

Faculty Hosts:

  • Elizabeth Hewitt, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Andreá Williams, Associate Professor, Department of English and Interim Director, The Women's Place

The Space Behind Our Eyes: A Conversation About Mental Health

October 5, 2020

This is a conversation with College of Arts and Sciences and Urban Arts Space experts about exposing the reality of on-campus mental health as framed through the recent Me/We exhibition at Urban Arts Space.

Panelists:

  • Jeffrey Haase, Associate Professor, Department of Design; Coordinator, Interior Design undergraduate program
  • William Nickley, Assistant Professor, Department of Design
  • Merijn van der Heijden, Director, Urban Arts Space
  • Genevieve Wagner, Intern, Urban Arts Space; undergraduate student, Department of Art
  • Maya Jenkins, MFA candidate in Design Research and Development in the Department of Design and Graduate Research Associate for the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD).

Buckeyes Behind the Scenes: Tom Shelly '84, Steele Mill Productions

September 30, 2020

Enjoy this conversation with Tom Shelly '84, Emmy-award winning executive producer and showrunner, and Janet Parrott, associate professor in the Department of Theatre. Learn about Tom's journey from studying photography and cinema at Ohio State to producing television and film in Los Angeles.


Climate Change: Insights from History

September 24, 2020

A conversation with Department of History faculty about the historical context of climate change.

Panelists:

  • John Brooke, Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of History; Professor of Anthropology; Director, Ohio State University Center for Historical Research
  • Jennifer Eaglin, Assistant Professor, Department of History
  • Samuel White, Associate Professor, Department of History.

The Importance of Independent News

September 16, 2020

Hear from faculty, students and alumni from the School of Communication for a conversation about the importance of independent news organizations at universities. Learn about the critical work of The Lantern, the value of independent media and much more!

Panelists:

  • Spencer Hunt, Director of Student Media, The Lantern
  • Nicole Kraft, Associate Professor, School of Communication
  • Jack Long, B.A. Journalism '22; Managing Editor for Digital Content, The Lantern
  • Jay Ridgely Smith, B.A. Journalism '71; Retired President, Cox Newspapers Inc.
  • Mike Slater, Director, School of Communication

Book Club: Little Women

September 2, 2020

This is the Department of English faculty's fourth Book Club event. It is an informative discussion about Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.

The books were the most popular titles selected by more than one hundred Department of English alumni in our “Top Ten Book List” survey.

Event Hosts:

  • Robyn Warhol, Chair, Department of English and College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of English
  • Susan Williams, Professor, Department of English

One Hundred Years of Women and the Vote

August 18, 2020

This year was the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. View this discussion of the legacy of enfranchisement, especially for women of color; the ongoing gender disparity in elected officials; and how history informs the 2020 election.

Panelists:

  • Susan Hartmann, professor emerita, Department of History
  • Treva Lindsey, associate professor, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Sarah Paxton, JD; PhD candidate, Department of History; Producer, Prologued podcast
  • Leticia Wiggins, PhD, Department of History; Multimedia Producer, WOSU Public Media

Performing the Museum: Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Louvre

August 12, 2020

Our faculty experts have a conversation about The Carters’ "APES**T" music video, filmed at the Louvre, and the future of engagement in art museums.

Panelists:

  • Joni Boyd Acuff, associate professor, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy
  • Dana Carlisle Kletchka, assistant professor, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy

Book Club: Beloved

August 5, 2020

This is the Department of English faculty's third Book Club event. The faculty-led discussion was about Toni Morrison's Beloved.

The books were the most popular titles selected by more than one hundred Department of English alumni in our “Top Ten Book List” survey.

Event Hosts:

Koritha Mitchell, associate professor, Department of English

Jim Phelan, Distinguished University Professor, Director of Medical Humanities and Director of Project Narrative


Effect of COVID-19 on Mobility

July 29, 2020

Faculty and industry experts have a conversation about the potential implications of COVID-19 on the design of our communities and various modes of transportation including air travel, personal vehicles, public transit, micro-mobility and ride-hailing services.

Panelists:

  • Chris Atkinson, Director, The Ohio State University Smart Mobility Program
  • Jennifer Clark, Professor and Section Head, City and Regional Planning
  • Harvey Miller, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science; Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis
  • Sophia Mohr, Chief Innovation Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority
  • Stephanie Morgan, Executive Director, Air Transportation and Aerospace Campus
  • Giorgio Rizzoni, Center for Automative Research, Ford Motor Company Chair, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

American Sign Language: Everywhere for Everyone

July 20, 2020

This is a webinar discussion about the American Sign Language program at The Ohio State University and beyond. Learn about the work of Certified Deaf Interpreter Marla Berkowitz, service-learning initiatives of the American Sign Language program and much more.


Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

July 14, 2020

Join Dr. Ruchika Prakash, director of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging, as she explains the definition of mindfulness, its key facets and her latest research on this topic.


Book Club: Middlemarch

July 1, 2020

This is the Department of English faculty's second Book Club event. It is a thought provoking discussion about George Eliot's Middlemarch.

The books were the most popular titles selected by more than one hundred Department of English alumni in our “Top Ten Book List” survey.

Event Hosts:

  • Aman Garcha, associate professor
  • Jill Galvan, associate professor

Microbiology’s Fight Against COVID-19

June 17, 2020

This is a virtual panel discussion featuring experts from the Department of Microbiology hosted by Michael Ibba, professor and chair. Learn about current research and response on COVID-19, and COVID-19 testing and public health concerns.

Panelists:

  • Michael Oglsebee, director, Infectious Disease Institute
  • Jeff Jahnes, director, Center for Applied Microbiology
  • Irina Artsimovitch, professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Matt Anderson, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology

Book Club: Pride and Prejudice

June 3, 2020

The Department of English faculty host the first Book Club event will a compelling conversation about Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

The books were the most popular titles selected by more than one hundred Department of English alumni in our “Top Ten Book List” survey.

Event Hosts:

  • Jamison Kantor, assistant professor
  • Clare Simmons, professor

Early Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and Policy Responses on Labor Markets

May 27, 2020

The Department of Economics discusses a range of ongoing research projects estimating the impact of COVID-19 and policy responses on the labor market.

Featured Speakers:

  • Rebecca McKibbin, postdoctoral researcher in economics, The Ohio State University; lecturer in economics, University of Sydney
  • Bruce A. Weinberg, professor of economics and public affairs, The Ohio State University

COVID-19 and Election 2020: Change and Stability In U.S. Electoral Politics

May 13, 2020

The Department of Political Science will take you through the various opportunities for change and stability in the 2020 election.

Moderator:
Tom Wood, assistant professor of Political Science; author, False Alarm: The Truth About Political Mistruth in the Trump Era (2020) and Enchanted America (2018)

Panelists:

  • Jon Green, graduate student in political science and co-founder of the think tank Data for Progress
  • Abigail Kielty, graduate student in political science working on misinformation and nature of appeals congressional elections
  • Kaitlin McClamrock, graduate student in political science working on misinformation, gender, and political attitudes
  • Sean Trende, PhD candidate, political science, and columnist for Real Clear Politics; author, The Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs - and Who Will Take It (2012)

Pandemics: Past, Present, Future

May 7, 2020

From Plague to Influenza and HIV, learn about the history of global pandemics from Department of History faculty to better understand the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Panelists

  • John Brooke, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History; professor of anthropology; director, Ohio State University Center for Historical Research
  • Jim Harris, lecturer, history
  • Thomas McDow, associate professor, history
  • Erin Moore, post doctoral research scientist, Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Kristina Sessa, associate professor, history
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