INSIGHT: We all need it. Today’s world moves fast. It’s hard to keep up, much less make sense of everything flashing by. But then we realized — right here in the College of Arts and Sciences, we have a wealth of experts — faculty, students, alumni. Why not tap into their expertise and experience to help us put some of the noise surrounding us in context? 

Take a look, then share your insights and let us know what you think.

Food & Culture

Food & Culture

December 2016

’Tis the season to celebrate the power of food to comfort, nourish and bring us together. Here, Arts and Sciences faculty, students and alumni share a few ways food shapes our lives historically, scientifically and culturally — just in time for a most special time of the year for food and family. 

It’s also the time of year to remember those who are struggling to put food on the table. Read about the efforts of our students and faculty to address one of the most complex and important issues of our time: food insecurity.

On behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State, best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Sports & Society

Sports & Society

November 2016

More than hard-fought contests played in arenas nationwide and beamed into our homes, sports are woven into our social fabric. At Ohio State, winning teams are part of our identity. Increasingly, they are becoming part of academic discussions.

In the Arts and Sciences, our new interdisciplinary Sports and Society Initiative studies sports’ impact on economy and society, our courses and majors reflect and re-frame the influence of sports on culture, and our students demonstrate that sports are intertwined with research and performance, on and off the field.

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Global Climate Impacts

Global Climate Impacts

July 2016

We are witness to erratic weather patterns, glacier retreat and disappearing ice, increasingly toxic oceans and waterways, rising sea levels, and threats to our food and drinking water. All signs point to the increase of these changes in coming years, affecting people, plants, animals and ecosystems in ways both predictable and unanticipated.

Our faculty experts weigh in and share their research, scholarship and insights on how climate impacts the fabric of our planet.

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The Value of an
Arts and Sciences Education

The Value of an
Arts and Sciences Education

February 2016

When voices rise to proclaim the value (measured in purely economic terms) of degrees in business, technology and engineering, we must assert ourselves with facts and figures about the lasting power of an arts and sciences education.

The intersections of history, philosophy, language and literature; the visual and performing arts; physics, biology and mathematics, fire up our brain, making connections that are crucial for our students to tackle the world’s most intractable challenges.

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ISIS, SYRIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

ISIS, SYRIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

December 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks and the recent rampage in San Bernardino, people are asking, "Who or what is ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)? Where did it come from?" ISIS did not exist on 9/11; now it controls vast swaths of Syria and Iraq and has demonstrated — gruesomely so — that it is has the discipline, training, reach and logistical capability to wreak havoc. Arts and sciences experts weigh in ...

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MARS IS CALLING

MARS IS CALLING

November 2015

Last month, The Martian and NASA's flowing-water find fueled our Red Planet fascination and Mars fever ramped-up. This month, NASA has new insight on its atmosphere. With the help of our faculty experts, we take you into the heart of Mars Madness and ask probing questions such as, "What would it be like to play football on Mars?" and "Are human colonies on Mars a realistic possibility?"

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FROM THE BIG SCREEN TO BROADWAY

FROM THE BIG SCREEN TO BROADWAY

October 2015

What do Goosebumps, Peanuts and a Broadway Musical all have in common? From the silver screen to the TV to the bright lights of Broadway, arts and sciences alumni are entertaining audiences in theaters, in movie houses and in their own comfy living rooms.

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