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Explore comedy and improv through a Freshman Seminar, learn about admission to an OSU graduate or professional school, study abroad in Britain, and learn about global climate change from an internationally-recognized expert.  All brought to you by the College of Arts and Sciences!
ASC Program Highlight - New Major!
Religious Studies The Department of Comparative Studies  offers a new major in Religious Studies with two sub-plans that offer slightly different areas of focus.  Religions and Cultures examines the dynamic role of religion in relation to other aspects of culture such as media, politics, science, gender, and sexuality.  Study of Religion focuses on the world's major traditions and the primary academic approaches.  Graduates go on to graduate work and careers in a range of fields including the study and teaching of religion, international affairs, political science, library science, museum work, and education.  For more information on this and other department majors and minors visit Comparative Studies.
Student Organization Highlight
Society of Women in Physics
2012 GRASP Summer Camp
The Society of Women in Physics
was founded in 2007 by female Physics and Engineering Physics undergraduates. The organization was formed to encourage female undergraduate students to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology and to network with students and faculty in those fields.  Society activities include hosting faculty research presentations and helping to organize a physics summer camp for middle school girls.
Career Corner
FutureLink FutureLink is Arts and Sciences undergraduate students' access portal to the Buckeye Careers Network, Ohio State's university-wide online job and internship database.  Close to 100 new opportunities for Arts and Sciences students are posted each week.  FutureLink also features the Career Explorer to assist with determining career paths, and Going Global, an excellent resource for those seeking career opportunities abroad.  Log into your account using your name.# and OSU password (no registration needed).  Click on FutureLink.
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Professional School Fair 2 Meet with admission representatives from OSU graduate and professional programs.  Learn about their programs and what's involved in applying.  Talk with advisors about courses needed for pre-law and pre-health fields.

Approved for First Year Student Success Series credit.
Monday, November 5 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Meeting Room 3, Ohio Union
Programs attending:
Architecture    Law                       Pharmacy
Business            Medicine           Public Health
Dentistry           Nursing               John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Optometry       Social Work       Veterinary Medicine
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council
Meet the Prof Dinner & Conversation
      Chemistry & Biochemistry

Free informal dinner and conversation with Dr. Ted Clark, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Associate Director of the Undergraduate Research Center.
* Meet other undergraduate arts and sciences students
* Learn about the field of chemistry and chemistry research
* Enjoy free pizza
Wednesday, October 10 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Suzanne M. Scharer Room, 3rd floor of the Ohio Union
Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Freshman Seminars
Skeleton with Camera First-year students - why enroll in a small, discussion-based seminar?  Because they're fun, the faculty are passionate about their subjects, and you'll interact with a prominent scholar while exploring a new area of research.
Spring topics include: tabloid journalism, comedy and improv, an introduction to terrorism, exploring biology through fiction, rap music research, and more.  Visit Freshman Seminars.
Research Information Sessions
Need help getting started in undergraduate research?  Attend an Undergraduate Research Office information session to learn how to develop a research topic, find a research mentor, and explore resources.  Good introduction for students just beginning to explore research.
Thursday, October 4  from 1 - 2 p.m. in Room 060 Science and Engineering Library
Summer STEM Research Workshop
The Undergraduate Research Office presents essential planning strategies to identify and apply for summer research outside OSU.  RSVP to the Undergraduate Research Office.
Thursday, October 11 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Held in Room 060, Science and Engineering Library
ASC Research Funding Deadlines
October 19:  Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships
November 19: The Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund for Significant Undergraduate Achievement and Research in the Arts and Humanities
November 19: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
For additional resources contact your department and the Undergraduate Research Office.
Global May Study Abroad - Britain
London - Global May Britain Global May will help you gain insight into British national identity through the study of British history, culture, society and literature.  Students will explore London, Oxford and Edinburgh.
Global May study abroad programs are intended for first and second year students.    For more information on this and other Global May Programs, contact the Office of International Affairs.
Study Abroad Program Funding Info
Concerned about funding a study abroad program?  Learn about OSU and College of Arts and Sciences study abroad funding opportunities.
Wednesday, October 10 from 3 - 4 p.m. in 1039 Derby Hall
Science Sundays Lecture
Lonnie Thompson Glaciers, People and Global Climate Change (An Inconvenient Truth Meets An Inconvenient Mind) presented by Distinguished University Professor of Earth Sciences, senior research scientist at the Byrd Polar Research Center, and internationally-recognized expert on climate change, Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson.
Sunday, October 14 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the US Bank Conference Theatre, Ohio Union.
For more info and future lectures click here:  Science Sundays.
Success Series Session
Shermer The Believing Brain: From Ghosts & Gods to Politics & Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them As Truths
Michael Shermer, science writer, historian, founder of The Skeptics Society, and investigator of pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.
First Year Success Series Option.
Friday, October 12 from 12 - 1:00 p.m., Room 170, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
Admissions Tests:  GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.
Test preparation:  The Princeton Review and Kaplan Test Prep.
If you're interested in professional school, be certain to contact a pre-professional advisor in Advising and Academic Services.
Buck-I-SERV Winter Trip Application
Buck-I-SERV trips are weeklong, community service trips to a city outside of Columbus during the university's breaks at Winter, Spring and Summer. 
October 12 - Second round participant application due date
Save the Date
October 4:  Using Your FutureLink Account Workshop
October 10:  "Meet the Prof" with Dr. Ted Clark
October 14:   Science Sundays Lecture
October 17:  Job Search Strategies Workshop
October 17:   Buckeye Book Community  - Author Rebecca Skloot
October 18:  Federal Service Opportunities Workshop
October 18:  Graduate and Professional School Expo
October 24:  Law School Admissions II Information Session
October 25:  TEFL information Session
October 26:  HalleBOOia! - Come to the concert in costume
November 1:  Law School Fair
November 5:  OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair
November 7:  Using Your FutureLink Account Workshop
November 7:  International Virtual Career Fair
Do You Know?
Brutus Ghost Gargoyles or prehistoric creatures?
From what building do 25 reproductions of  prehistoric animal heads peer down at you?

Submit your answer by October 18 to be entered in a drawing to win one of two Brutus Buckeye jump drives with moveable arms and legs.

Answer to the last question - Who were the two famous collaborators who wrote Inherit the Wind, Auntie Mame, and The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail and where on campus can you find a collection of their work?
Congratulations to Justin D. and Thanh N. for knowing the collaborators were Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee whose materials may be found in the Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute in the Thompson Library.
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