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.
Provost: Ohio State should be in ‘the Room Where It Happens’
Citing the song from Hamilton, Provost Bruce A. McPheron says Ohio State should be "in the room where it happens" for higher education topics ranging from the student experience to teaching and learning. Listen to the Voices of Excellence from the Arts and Sciences podcast to hear McPheron discuss his work with David Staley.
Provost delivers State of Academic Affairs address
Last Thursday, Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron delivered the annual State of Academic Affairs address as part of the University Senate meeting. The provost provided an update on the past year's efforts and discussed opportunities for the year ahead. Among the high points he shared from across the university were the progress that has been made in certificate development in the Arts and Sciences, as well as the introduction of five new, interdisciplinary majors
International studies sophomore receives Critical Language Scholarship
Natalie Majidzadeh, a second-year international studies major, has been selected to receive a Critical Language Scholarship to study intensive Arabic for summer 2019. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities.
Day of Giving
On Friday, March 22, Buckeyes from all over will come together to help Ohio State tackle the local and global challenges that affect us all. Save the date to join us for the most remarkable 24 hours of the year. During this year's Day of Giving, the College of Arts and Sciences is asking our alumni and friends to support The Lantern, our training ground for future journalists housed in the School of Communication, and to help us construct a new home for music and theatre.
Alumna elected alderwoman of Chicago's 49th ward
International studies alumna Maria Hadden (BA, 2002) was recently elected alderwoman of Chicago’s 49th Ward, unseating 27-year incumbent Joe Moore. Hadden is the executive director of Our City Our Voice, a national nonprofit organization she founded to enable communities and governments across the country to redesign democracy for more empowered and equitable participation.
New Ohio State police leaders and sociology alumnae make history
For the first time, the Ohio State Police Division is being led by two women: Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt and Deputy Chief Tracy Hahn, both of whom have degrees in criminal justice from the Department of Sociology. They recently sat down with us to discuss everything from their challenges as women police, to the impact of their Ohio State education, to their hopes and goals during their time leading the force.
New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth’s solar system, new research suggests. The study, by a team of astronomers at Ohio State, provides the most detailed estimates to date of the potential reach of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope mission (nicknamed WFIRST.)
David Nagib named 2019 Sloan Research Fellow
David Nagib, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named a recipient of the 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships — a noteworthy award given annually to early-career scientists from across the U.S. and Canada whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields.
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