Four faculty named Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors for 2019
The 2019 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors are Alice Conklin of the Department of History, Steve MacEachern of the Department of Statistics, Mark Pitt of the Department of Psychology and Linda Mizejewski of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Mapping groundwater's influence on the world's oceans
Researchers at Ohio State, including Earth sciences assistant professor Audrey Sawyer, teamed up with scientists with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to create high-resolution maps of points around the Earth where groundwater meets oceans. The analysis is the first of its kind and gives important data points to communities and conservationists to help protect drinking water and seawater.
New images offer closer look at Ohio State's planned Arts District
New renderings of the forthcoming Arts District highlight a renovated Weigel Hall, home of the School of Music, and a new building for the Department of Theatre and Moving-Image Production major in the Film Studies Program.
Dance research project tracks every day of dancer's 30-year touring career
Associate professor of dance Harmony Bench is co-principal investigator for “Dunham’s Data: Katherine Dunham and Digital Methods for Dance Historical Inquiry.” The research project studies the worldwide movements of famed dancer, choreography and anthropologist Katherine Dunham, who toured the world for 30 years.
College announces new dean
The college is pleased to announce that Gretchen Ritter will serve as the next executive dean and vice provost for the College of Arts and Sciences. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, Ritter’s new role is effective Aug. 1, 2019, through July 31, 2024.
Earth sciences researchers discover evolutionary link to modern-day echinoderms
The discovery of a previously unknown marine species, detailed in a study led by Earth sciences professor Loren Babcock, shines a light on a critical time in the evolution of organisms and marine ecosystems.
Zoology alumna has spent career saving penguins
Conservation biologist Dee Boersma (“the Jane Goodall of penguins”) has been studying and protecting penguins for decades, and it all began at Ohio State. Boersma’s work with Magellanic penguins and Galapagos penguins has led to an enormous, invaluable archive of species data.
33 Arts and Sciences students receive sesquicentennial scholarship
A celebration of The Ohio State University that is 150 years in the making includes a new scholarship program designed to develop current students into future leaders. Ohio State awarded 150 sesquicentennial scholarships to students across the university for the 2019-20 academic year, and of those, 33 students come from the College of Arts and Sciences.
College of Arts and Sciences' Jennifer Crocker, Lonnie Thompson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of its new members for 2019, including two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members: Jennifer Crocker, professor in the Department of Psychology, and Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences.
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