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2019 High Points

The College of Arts and Sciences houses compelling artists, inquisitive scholars, brilliant scientists and dynamic spaces. We are excited to share some of this year’s high points as we look forward to another year of innovation and excellence. 

BatsIt's a scary time for bats
Bats are often associated with Halloween, but the unique mammals have reasons to be afraid, too. We caught up with Bryan Carstens, professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, to find out why. Read more >

Lois JonesCelebrating Lois Jones’ 50-year legacy in polar research
Last October, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center hosted the Women in Antarctica Symposium, which honored alumna Lois Jones, who led the first all-women research group to Antarctica. Read more >

CBEC Solar SystemTo-scale solar system now orbiting around CBEC
A cosmic new art installation representing the solar system was recently installed on campus thanks to a generous donation from M. Andrew and Sandra L. RossRead more >

ASC Eats LogoASC Eats: Brassica, Sweet Carrot and Fukuryu Ramen
Three restaurants. Three alumni. Three mouthwatering stories. We highlight how our graduates have impacted Columbus' diverse food scene, and we kicked things off with the popular eatery, Brassica. Read more >

the Oval historyBuckeye Biography: A Q&A with Associate Professor David Staley
As a part of Ohio State's sesquicentennial celebration, the university is offering a free, online course that takes users on a historical journey through the school's storied past. Read more >

Modern Head7 things to know about the Modern Head sculpture
Modern Head, a new, 31-foot sculpture by renowned artist Roy Lichtenstein, was installed on campus between Smith and McPherson Laboratories. We broke down seven things to know about the impressive new piece. Read more >

Kyle OliverTBDBITL, communication alum selected to Thunderbirds squadron
Capt. Kyle Oliver used to play the trumpet as a member of TBDBITL. Now, he'll streak through the skies with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team. Read more > 

Arts DistrictNew images offer closer look at Ohio State’s planned Arts District
A bold, innovative, new space, the Arts District will serve as a new home for the School of Music, the Department of Theatre and the moving-image production major. Read more >

Dee BoersmaA proponent for penguins
Zoology alumna Dee Boersma has dedicated her career to saving penguins and has been following their lives on the Galapagos Islands and along the coastlines of Argentina. Read more >

Forrest Schoessow with an Ohio State flag in the Andes Mountains.See the world to know the world
Geography PhD candidate Forrest Schoessow has explored the globe for years. He now conducts cutting-edge tropical glacier research at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Read more >

New MajorsCollege of Arts and Sciences offers new majors
The College of Arts and Sciences launched six new majors in 2019, all tailored to meet the growing and ever-changing needs of students eager to tackle the world's challenges. Read more >

Montpelier Field SchoolJourneying to the past
Hasan Jeffries, associate professor of history, took students on a field school to Montpelier, the home and plantation of former U.S. President James Madison, where they explored the history of slavery and racism and its modern manifestations. Read more >