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.
Five Arts and Sciences faculty named 2018 AAAS Fellows
Juan Alfonzo, professor of microbiology, John Casterline, professor of sociology, and psychology professors Jennifer Crocker, Russell Fazio and Ellen Peters have been elected as 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — a prestigious honor bestowed upon AAAS members who are elected by their peers and who have made exceptional efforts to advance science.
EEOB venom researchers making potent discoveries
To evolutionary biologists like Lisle Gibbs and Meg Daly, professors in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB), venom provides the perfect framework for studying how organisms adapt and diversify over time. Gibbs and Daly — along with EEOB faculty Rachelle Adams and Andreas Chavez — are studying the genetic ins and outs of venomous creatures, from snakes to sea anemones to short-tailed shrews.
Behind the scenes with the star of Department of Theatre’s “Legally Blonde”
Based on the 2001 book-turned-movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the Broadway musical “Legally Blonde" is the Department of Theatre’s latest production, running Nov. 8-18 at Thurber Theatre. Third-year theatre and marketing double major Cindy Tran Nguyen plays the musical’s lead character, Elle Woods. Tran Nguyen discusses how she prepared for the iconic role, and what it means to her to play the character as an Asian American.
Ohio State to lead national study of same-gender couples
The Ohio State University, along with Bowling Green State University, has been selected to conduct a national, five-year study of health in same-gender couples. The National Couples’ Health and Time Study is the first population-representative study ever to focus on couples of the same gender in the United States. Claire Kamp Dush, associate professor of human sciences, leads the research, with support from the Institute for Population Research and Corinne Reczek and Hui Zheng, both associate professors of sociology.
A new way to create molecules for drug development
Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a new and improved way to generate molecules that can enable the design of new types of synthetic drugs. Researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry say this new method of forming reactive intermediates called ketyl radicals offers scientists a way to use catalysts to convert simple molecules into complex structures in one chemical reaction.
New director of Kirwan Institute introduces his vision at Ohio State
Darrick Hamilton will join the Kirwan Institute as its new director on the first day of the new year. Hamilton is currently a professor of economics and urban policy at the New School in New York. His work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes.
Q&A with the director of the American Indian Studies program about Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Daniel Rivers, the director of the American Indian Studies program and associate professor in the Department of History, speaks about the significance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the rich history of Ohio’s indigenous peoples and Christopher Columbus’ ties to the city of Columbus.
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