As the semester draws to a close, we would like to wish you well with your final exams.  Congratulations to those who are graduating!  We look forward to seeing everyone else back on campus in January!
ASC Major Highlight
The History of Art major explores the historical significance of the world's greatest achievements in artistic production from pre-historic times to the present moment.  Students learn to assess works of art in terms of their formal logic and aesthetic value as well as to comprehend art's broader cultural and ideological import.  Although the History of Art major at OSU is designed to familiarize students with a broad array of historically and geographically diverse works of art in a range of media (painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, photography, video and film), the program also allows for concentrated study in particular areas of interest.  Students are thereby prepared to undertake post-graduate work in the history of art and related disciplines.  Contact an advisor
Student Organization Profile 

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Club provides opportunities for students to build GIS skills and use those skills in applied contexts. Through meetings and talks given by speakers from OSU and local businesses, students can learn about a range of ideas and opportunities that will help them build a career as a GIS professional. Club activities include geocaching trips, hearing from professionals who use GIS on the job, and learning about GIS software.  The club is open to anyone.  No previous experience with GIS is necessary.  Club info and meeting times

Student Interns In Uzbekistan 
Bryan Rosenthal interned with the U.S. Department of State in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. During his ten-week stay he had the opportunity to work on several large projects while learning about the many functions that engage our overseas embassies. Read more.
Arts and Sciences Scholarships 
Upcoming Arts and Sciences scholarship deadlines:
January 22 Study Abroad Scholarships
January 31 - Merit and Need-Based Scholarships
Look for the Special Scholarship Edition in early January.
Nominate A Student, Staff or Faculty Member 
You are invited to nominate a College of Arts and Sciences student, staff, or faculty member for the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award.  This award recognizes outstanding mentoring to and/or leadership on behalf of women and other historically underrepresented groups at the university.
Nomination process and more information: here.
January 24, 2014 - Nomination deadline
Writing Center Has New Locations 
The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing's Writing Center (CSTW) has several locations: Thompson Library, 114 Smith-Steeb Residence Hall, and 4120 Smith Lab. If you cannot visit a site you can sign up on the CSTW website for an online, virtual session on Carmen.  More information.
Study Abroad During May Session 
Now is the time to start thinking about studying abroad during May session. Students who are enrolled full time during spring semester can take up to three credit hours during May session without paying tuition costs, making it the perfect opportunity to take advantage of studying in another country and earning academic credit. January 1, 2014 is the application deadline for most May Session 2014 programming. Check out the online search engine, select May session as the term and find out where next May will take you.
Internship In Social Science Research 
Applications are being accepted for the ICPSR Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, an intensive, 10-week program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for students interested in social science research.
Application Deadline - January 31, 2014
Arts and Sciences Faculty and TEDxColumbus
Two arts and sciences faculty members participated in a recent TEDxColumbus event around the theme "Out There"- The Provocative. The Progressive. The Personal.
Hear how they inspired the crowd:
Scott Gaudi - Department of Astronomy
David Bromwich - Department of Geography
Science Sundays
Paul Kwiat, Bardeen Chair in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will give a talk on The Quantum Information Revolution.
December 8 from 3 - 4 p.m.
Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater.
Create Your Own Website
Check out the university's new, easy-to-use, professional website and blog platform U.OSU.EDU.  Begin with the getting started guide to set up your site or click the "Sign Up" button from the front page to jump in and make a site.  U.OSU sites are designed to support and represent your educational and professional activities at OSU.  Great areas to focus on are research, study abroad, service learning, and internships.
BuckeyeMail Upgrade - What You Need To Do
Microsoft is making a change on December 18 that will require you to take steps in preparation.  If these steps are not taken, you may have problems logging into BuckeyeMail after the upgrade is complete.  After the upgrade, you will see a new interface for the Outlook Web App.  For what you need to do, click here.
Bachelor of Science In Education Info Session
If you are planning to apply to one of the BSEd programs in SP 2014, plan to attend an information session on one of these dates:
Thursday - December 5 at 3:00 PM, Room 109, PAES
Thursday - January 9 at 4:00 PM, 260 College Commons,Ramseyer
For questions, contact mercerhill.1@osu.edu.
Prepare for the GRE
OSU's School of Teaching and Learning offers a 14 week GRE preparation course with over 45 hours of instruction. More info.
Campus Life Tips
D-Tix provides discount tickets to students for cultural and sporting events.  Visit the Ohio Union Info Desk.   More information.
Do You Know?
What was the first instrument used to dot the "i" in the the crowd favorite Script Ohio?  Submit your answer by Friday, December 13, 2013 to be entered in a drawing to win a Brutus Buckeye jump drive with moveable arms and legs.
Submit your answer here.

Answer to last question - The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) is the internationally recognized arts and sciences center that boasts alumni who helped create the Oscar winning films Life of Pi and Brave. See some amazing projects here.
Congratulations to Anna S. for having the correct answer.
Submit suggestions for content to Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs, at rottersman.1@osu.edu .
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Molecular Genetics Major

Classics Student Club

Summer Internship Fair

Planetarium Reopens