Message from the Dean

I wish that all of you could be here right now. Ohio State in spring is THE place to be. Even Shakespeare is coming.

From my window, I can see hyacinth blossoms swaying in the breeze and students playing Frisbee on the Oval.

It is a time of promises kept, as another group of our best and brightest head into the world to make a difference.

Spring works its magic all across campus. This issue abounds with stories embodying the generous, global, hopeful spirit of Ohio State, such as dance major Alex Powers who takes the magic of dance to physically-impaired 6th graders; the journey of South African theatre student, Moopi Mothibeli; and a trio of undergraduates visiting our new China “Gateway.”

You will also meet a passionate advocate for the arts and humanities, our new Dean of Arts and Humanities, Mark Shanda.

Enjoy the spring. Please let us hear from you.

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Joseph E. Steinmetz, Phd
Executive Dean and Vice Provost,
College of Arts and Sciences
The Ohio State University