Annual ASC Staff Appreciation Day
You and your family are invited to the Annual Arts and Sciences Staff Appreciation Day, Friday, July 21, 2-4:30 p.m., Hansford Quadrangle (behind Denney Hall, 18th Ave.). Fun for all ages! Ice Cream Social (Graeter’s), popcorn, face painting, henna artists and Super Games inflatables. RSVP by Friday, July 14. Please note dietary restrictions on RSVP form. Questions; please contact Madeline Khurma at Khurma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Statistics Professor Leads High-Impact Study of Adolescent Activity Patterns
Kate Calder, professor of statistics, leads a team of Ohio State researchers conducting an interdisciplinary, five-year study of adolescent health in an urban environment. Results of this first-of-its kind study will have broad applicability to problems ranging from the information flow in social networks to the spread of infectious diseases across cities.
Annual Welcome Address and Reception
Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Welcome Address and Reception. Join us to hear about some of our points of pride from the last academic year and new plans on the horizon for 2017-2018. Stick around afterward for the reception to catch up with colleagues and to kick off the new academic year.
Astronomers Witness Star’s Death, Birth of New Black Hole
For the first time, astronomers have seen a dying star collapse directly into a black hole. The fizzle of this star — about 25 times more massive than our Sun — could explain why astronomers rarely see massive stars explode. Christopher Kochanek, professor, astronomy and Ohio Eminent Scholar, led the team, including Ohio State Astronomy Professor Krzysztof Stanek, monitoring nearby galaxies with the Large Binocular Telescope to look for such "massive failures."
Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day
ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services hosts its annual ASC Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Wednesday, May 31, 7:30-11:00 a.m., in Room 100, Stillman Hall. This annual event allows faculty and staff to recap the undergraduate recruitment year, learn of the new enrollment plans and share best practices. Executive Dean Manderscheid will address the value of diversity and engagement in the Arts and Sciences, and Steve Fink, associate executive dean will share an overview of the year’s undergraduate recruitment initiatives.
Read the Latest Issue of ASCENT Magazine
Should there remain any doubt about the value, the power and the necessity of an arts and sciences education, our latest issue of ASCENT should put it to rest. Meet the students, faculty and alumni whose stories show the unique, diverse ways they are using their arts and sciences education to create, innovate and contribute to positive change locally and globally. Now more than ever, the College of Arts and Sciences is a powerful engine that drives meaningful change across the world.
Arts and Sciences Faculty Named Distinguished University Professors
Clark Spencer Larsen, distinguished professor of social and behavioral sciences; professor and chair, Department of Anthropology, and David Weinberg, distinguished professor of mathematical and physical sciences; the Henry L. Cox Professor of Astronomy; and chair, Department of Astronomy, have been designated Distinguished University Professors.
In Memoriam: A Pioneer of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Gary Steigman, professor emeritus of astronomy and physics, who died April 9, 2017, was a leader in cosmology at a time when astronomy and particle physics were merging. His pioneering studies of the Big Bang helped overturn the idea that most of the universe’s matter was made of atoms, leading to today’s view of a universe filled with dark matter driven by dark energy. In 1986, Ohio State recruited him to found a cosmology center.
General Education Review Open Forum
Arts and Sciences faculty and staff are are invited to participate in an open session to discuss the review of the General Education program. Randy Smith, vice provost for Academic Affairs; Faculty Fellows Larry Krissek, School of Earth Sciences; and Catherine Montalto, Department of Human Sciences, as well as members of the GE Review Committee look forward to your ideas and input.
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