Connect: Alumni and Donor News October 2018 // Archive

Kristy Kieda on November 2, 2018

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Connect: Alumni and Donor News
October 2018 // Archive
The college is still buzzing with excitement from an outstanding Homecoming week earlier this month. In addition to the victory over Indiana, we had more than 500 alumni and friends on campus at various points for tours, talks, and of course, our tailgate! 
As interim dean, I appreciate opportunities like Homecoming, where I am able to connect with our network of more than 205,000 living alumni — a network that grows larger and stronger each year as factions of the nearly 20,000 students who call the Arts and Sciences their academic home receive their diplomas.

The college’s mandate does not end, however, with merely our students and our alumni. The Arts and Sciences serves as the hub for the whole of Ohio State — a hub for groundbreaking research, creative inquiry, innovative teaching and general education — as our world-class faculty prepare students from across colleges and disciplines to advance scholarship and solve critical and complex problems.

I thank you for being a part of this robust and vibrant Arts and Sciences community, and look forward to future opportunities to connect.

Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier
Interim Executive Dean and Vice Provost
Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science
American Religious Sounds Project awarded $750,000 grant
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to The Ohio State University Foundation in support of the American Religious Sounds Project (ARSP).
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Sharpe Geography Innovation Commons opens in Derby Hall
The space, generously funded by Gary (BA, '70) and Connie (BS, '69) Sharpe, provides an area where new ideas can blossom and thrive — where students can engage with new technology and cross-disciplinary partnerships are formed.
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$20 million NSF grant continues groundbreaking climate change research
A new five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will help the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE) and its interdisciplinary team of researchers from universities around the U.S. continue shedding light on how sea-spray aerosols interact with the atmosphere.
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Thank you for another successful Homecoming Tailgate!
On October 6, the College of Arts and Sciences welcomed alumni and friends back to campus at our annual Homecoming Tailgate event, which raised more than $7,000 for scholarships for marching band students.
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A new Arts and Sciences podcast
The College of Arts and Sciences has launched a new podcast highlighting the research of its faculty and staff: Voices of Excellence from the College of Arts and Sciences. Hosted by David Staley, associate professor of history, Voices takes listeners into the research labs, classrooms, and studios of Ohio State researchers — from the laser hum of Department of Energy Award winner Hannah Shafaat’s lab to the quiet solitude of Frederick Aldama’s writing space.

Voices of Excellence from the College of Arts and Sciences is available to listen at and on iTunes
Skull Session on the road in New York City
Are you looking for some Ohio State spirit in the New York City area for Thanksgiving? Please join fellow Buckeyes and Ohio State supporters in celebrating The Ohio State Marching Band as they prepare to march in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! TBDBITL will be hosting a Skull Session on the Road from 2:30–5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. We are marching toward the end of our 100% TBDBITL scholarship campaign. The $20 registration fee goes directly to the band to help secure the university scholarship match. Read more
Maximize the power of your gift with appreciated stock
Gifts of appreciated stock are one of the most tax-efficient ways to make a donation to the College of Arts and Sciences. You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer, and because the university is a tax-exempt organization, 100 percent of your gift will support your area of choice. Learn more.
Nov. 1
6-7:30 p.m.
The Neuroscience of Self-Control
Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theatre
Nov. 8-18
Legally Blonde, the Musical
Thurber Theatre
Nov. 8-17
Department of Dance 50th Anniversary Performances
Sullivant Hall
Nov. 16
7 p.m.
Marching Band Hometown Concert
Celeste Center, Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Nov. 18
3-5 p.m.
SCIENCE SUNDAYS: What Do We Really Know About the Origin of the Cell's Powerhouse?
Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theatre
Nov. 30
8 p.m.
26th Annual Music Celebration Concert
Mershon Auditorium
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