Sculpture informed by astronomy chair to be exhibited at Stanford
Chair of the Department of Astronomy David Weinberg discusses his collaboration with artist Josiah McElheny on a sculpture that represents five ways a universe could form. The elaborate installation, “Island Universe,” is one of five glass and metal sculptures that Weinberg and McElheny have collaborated on after meeting in 2004.
Astronomy professor discusses how elements came from the lives and deaths of stars
In a recent review article in Science, Jennifer Johnson, professor of astronomy, outlines how chemical elements arise from stars and how the life cycles of stars drive the ever-changing composition of the universe.
Sports law expert guided by economics degree at Ohio State
Matthew Mitten (BA, economics, 1981) is a leader in the sports law arena, and he attributes much of that to the economics degree he received at Ohio State. Mitten is a professor of law at Marquette University and an advisory board member for the College of Arts and Sciences Sports and Society Initiative.
Local family’s passion for Orton Museum contributes to successful crowdfunding campaign
After learning of the crowdfunding campaign to bring the cast of Cryolophosaurus to the Orton Geological Museum, the Strouse family — Erin, Rob (MFA, '10) and sons Garrett and Nathanael — wanted to help. The family helped raise more than $1,200 through their Dough for Dino campaign, which quickly became a community effort.
Introducing 5 new Arts and Sciences majors
Five new undergraduate majors are now being offered through the College of Arts and Sciences: the Integrated Major in Math and English; Italian Studies; Medical Anthropology; Philosophy, Politics and Economics; and Statistics. Each of these majors "converge disciplines in innovative, exciting ways, preparing students to be competitive in their careers and pursuit of advanced study,” says Interim Executive Dean and Vice Provost Janet Box-Steffensmeier.
Happy New year!
The College of Arts and Sciences had some pretty fantastic moments in 2018, and we are excited to share just a few of those as we gear up for another year of innovation and excellence. Thank you to all of our students, faculty, staff and alumni for their continued hard work.
Climate change leading to water shortage in Andes, Himalayas
Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to Ohio State researchers who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades. Their findings — that glaciers in both parts of the world are melting more rapidly than at any point in the last 10,000 years — mean the water supply in parts of Peru, Pakistan, China, India and Nepal will decline, soon.
Alum wraps up third season of hit podcast "Serial"
Emmanuel Dzotsi (BA, 2015) recently co-hosted the third season of "Serial," a popular investigative journalism podcast that reported on the various ways justice is handed out in Cleveland. Dzotsi credits his career to his education at Ohio State and the resources that were available to him while he was on campus.
School of Communication faculty launch new program at Mershon Center
Associate Professor Erik Nisbet and Associate Professor – Clinical Olga Kamenchuk have been appointed co-directors of the new Eurasian Security and Governance Program at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. The program’s mission is to build and convey policy-informing knowledge and expertise on security and governance in the greater Eurasian region through research, professional education and networking.
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