I am a brand-new Buckeye as of Aug. 1, which makes this my freshman year at Ohio State. Just like our 3,400 new first-year Arts and Sciences students, I start the academic year with a sense of excitement and wonder as I settle into my new home.
Bold and innovative, the Arts District seeks to spark imagination and inspiration across Ohio State’s creative disciplines. With the arts together in a central location, the possibilities for collaboration will only grow in this stretch of land between 15th and 18th avenues.
Institutionalized in 1969, the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) was one of the first departments in the nation to emerge out of the social movements and protests of the civil rights and post-colonial era in the Americas and Africa.
Since its founding in 1870, The Ohio State University has epitomized the belief that in educating our citizenry, we ensure a better tomorrow for ourselves and as a society. In the 2019-20 academic year, the university will mark 150 years with a global celebration for all Buckeyes that honors and explores our history, celebrates who we are today, and envisions and embraces our future.
Through tireless research, education and advocacy, award-winning astronomer Scott Gaudi has become a leader in the discovery of distant worlds.
In the first English translation of Russian Cuisine in Exile, an Ohio State professor and alumnus paired up to preserve the book’s utility and cultural significance, originally written for Soviet émigrés who found themselves in the U.S. feeling critical of American food and longing for delicacies from back home.
At the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, researchers are helping lead the effort to push virtual reality in an exciting, dynamic and pedagogically engaging way.
Classes in the Arts and Sciences aren't necessarily bound by traditional disciplinary barriers. Many issues facing the world require viewpoints and perspectives from multiple angles, and the college is committed to exploring those intersections to give students a dynamic offering of courses.
Ahmad Al-Jallad, M.S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies, is renowned as one of the world's experts on early Arabic texts. By exhaustively inspecting the hot, rocky deserts of North Arabia, he looks for inscriptions — some nearly 3,000 years old — that he hopes will reveal a history of the region that has been forgotten.
Forrest Schoessow, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography, has trekked across the planet for years. He leads the Mountain Drone Team at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and studies glacial retreat in the Andes Mountains, which considered by some to be the frontlines of climate change.
In November 2018, a group of undergraduate students partook in a field school that examined the history of slavery and racism. Students explored the home and plantation of former U.S. President James Madison before touring Charlottesville, Virginia, where Heather Heyer was murdered during a white supremacist counterprotest.
The Anthropology Public Outreach Program (APOP), which has spearheaded projects such as informative carts at COSI and workshops in campus residence halls, aims to increase understanding of humanity and explore cultural awareness.
The College of Arts and Sciences aims to teach students to be adaptable in an always-changing global landscape. To that end, the college has launched new interdisciplinary and innovative majors that ensure students will be ready for their academic, professional and personal journeys.
In the classroom, in the field and on the career path, the Center for Career and Professional Success is a nexus of opportunity, with a focus on building community and industry connections among students and alumni. Whether through its signature programs, networking events or ongoing conversations, Career Success is committed to bringing past and present Buckeyes together to enable Arts and Sciences students to seek opportunity.
"Knives and Skin," written and directed by Department of Art alumna Jennifer Reeder ’94, is a feminist take on the classic teen horror film. The movie premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in early 2019.
With 2019 being the 400th anniversary of the start of the Transatlantic slave trade, composer, educator, musician and activist Mark Lomax ’07, MM ’10, DMA ’10 knew he had to do something that would tell this story. That impulse became 400: An Afrikan Epic, an ambitious 12-album cycle.
Alumnus Emmanuel Dzotsi recently co-hosted and was a reporter for season three of the hit podcast, "Serial," and he credits his career to his education at Ohio State and the resources that were available to him during his time on campus.
Alumna Eleanor Gobrecht's life has always been about the journey — not necessarily the destination. That mindset was etched into her soul during her time at Ohio State and has led her to epic adventures the world over.
Randy Malloy ’92 never expected to one day own and manage an independent radio station. Now, he's at the helm of CD 102.5 and its diverse community united around love for music.
Arts and Sciences alumnae and new leaders at The Ohio State University Police Division Kimberly Spears-McNatt and Tracy Hahn discuss how they got to where they are today.
Erwin Raphael, chief operating officer of Genesis Motor America, has transformed the young global luxury brand by building highly collaborative, cross-functional teams. Now, Raphael and Genesis are supporting then next generation of innovators through philanthropy.
Alumnus Paul Hornschemeier recently finished work as art director for the Netflix animated series "Twelve Forever." He crafts his peculiar visuals around strong narratives, and he credits the Department of Philosophy with helping him express whatever idea he can think of.
For decades, Dee Boersma PhD ’74 has been following the lives of penguins on the Galapagos Islands and on the shores of Punta Tombo, Argentina.
Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences Honoring Excellence Dinner and Ceremony recognizes a distinguished few of our more than 210,000 alumni. Their accomplishments are tangible evidence of the lasting value of an arts and sciences education.
Chris Connor's sociology degree was pivotal in him becoming the chairman and CEO of paint giant Sherwin-Williams. He says having a liberal arts background gave him, along with many people he hired, the ability to soar in complex environments.
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to a number of endowed chairs and professorships. These endowed positions — steeped in tradition and illustrative of the powerful connection between faculty and philanthropists — are a true mark of academic excellence.