A Message from Dean Manderscheid

Autumn on the Oval: timeless yet ever-changing. Energy, excitement, transformation, renewal — new students, faculty, dreams and exploration keep us vibrant and on the leading-edge. Twice each year, we bring a bit of campus to your door and share some of what is going on at the moment through ASCENT.

As I write, it is October, designated “Research Month” at Ohio State, although research is built into the fabric of our Top-10 public research institution yearlong.

Typically, we equate research with science, but research is not restricted to one area — research creates new knowledge, solves myriad problems large and small, drives creativity, innovation — and our economy — and keeps us moving forward as human beings.

Everyone engages in research every day. This is how we navigate successfully through life. How we choose a new doctor, buy a new car, pick a political candidate.

You can be proud of our robust ASC research profile and I ask you to join me as an advocate for funding for research. Every research dollar we win — and we receive grants all across the arts; the humanities; and the social, natural and mathematical sciences — supports the work of our faculty and their students at all levels, undergraduate to postdoc.

The value of an arts and sciences education and its power to inspire never dims.  

Please let us hear from you. Our alumni remain our best friends, strongest advocates and our ultimate legacy.

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Executive Dean and Vice Provost
College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University