Learn more about your field of study while treating your favorite professor to lunch.  Sample international cuisine prepared by student chefs.  The meal may be a quiet intellectual exchange or a shared cultural experience.  What matters are the people you meet and the experiences you share.
Major Spotlight - Zoology
Zoology is the study of animal biology and integrates information at all levels of biological organization - molecular, cellular, tissue, organismal, population, community, and ecosystem.  Classes in the major span all of these hierarchical levels.  There are many opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the field and laboratory and to take specialized courses focusing on certain animal groups. Students can earn either a BA or BS degree in zoology, and the major is offered through the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology.  A zoology major can prepare students for a broad range of career options, and many zoology majors enter professional and graduate programs in a variety of fields, from medicine to environmental science. 
Student Organization Spotlight
The Medical Anthropology Club is a new student organization. Medical anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that draws upon social, cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology to better understand those factors which influence health and well being, the experience and distribution of illness, the prevention and treatment of sickness, healing processes, the social relations of therapy management, and the cultural importance and utilization of pluralistic medical systems.  All majors are welcome.  Contact them to learn about upcoming events: medicalanthropologyclub@gmail.com. 
Student Interns At Local Radio Station
Derek DuPont, a senior communication major, interned at CD102.5 - The Alternative Station where he assisted the radio station with on-site promotions and remote radio broadcasts.  In addition to the work experience, the internship also provided an opportunity to develop relationships with professionals in his field.  Read more.
Take A Professor To Lunch - On Us
Invite a professor to lunch - compliments of the College of Arts and Sciences!
Sharing lunch and an informal conversation is a great way to explore educational and research opportunities, to identify or confirm your career direction, as well as to build an educational relationship - an important factor when requesting a future letter of reference. You're eligible to receive two free meal cards (one for you and one for your faculty guest) once each semester.  More info.
Win the Dean's $$!
Dean Manderscheid wants to make spring break even better! To enter, follow @dmanderscheid on Twitter and between February 17-21 tweet why you love being an arts and sciences major along with #ASCbucks to enter. Dean Manderscheid will choose his favorites: one first place winner will receive $100; two second place winners will receive $50.
Become A Student Ambassador for Your College
Would you like to represent your college, boost your resume, or get involved on campus?  Arts and Sciences is seeking Student Ambassadors to help with outreach to prospective students, on-campus recruitment events, and student panel discussions. Contact Angelett Anderson at anderson.131@osu.edu by February 14th.
Apply for the Dean's Student Advisory Board
The Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board is seeking three students to serve a two-year term as an undergraduate student representative.  One representative will be selected from each of the three college divisions:  Arts and Humanities, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Look for info on the application process coming soon to your Buckeye email.
Donuts with the Dean
Love free donuts and t-shirts? Follow @ASCatOSU on Twitter to find out when and where Executive Dean Manderscheid will host #DonutsWithTheDean Tweetups this spring.
Math & Actuarial Science Major Info Sessions
Are you interested in a major in math or actuarial science?
Attend an information session:
February 18 and April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in 240, Cockins Hall
March 24 and April 21 at 4 p.m. in 240, Cockins Hall
Science Sundays Lecture
L. Mahadevan, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Physics at Harvard University, will present Sickle Cell Anemia: Physics and Physiology of a Molecular Disease.
Sunday - February 9 from 3-4 at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater.  More info:  Science Sundays.
Study Abroad In Ireland
The History and Archaeology of Medieval Ireland: Trim and the Blackfriary - This four-week May session course offers an introduction to medieval history, with a special focus on the religious landscape and an introduction to the field of bioarchaeology.  Students will participate in an archaeological excavation of a medieval monastery and cemetery.  They will also participate in group field trips to surrounding areas and have the opportunity to explore parts of Ireland on their own.
For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs.
Taste of OSU 2014
Taste of OSU The Office of International Affairs, along with more than 30 student organizations and University Dining Services chefs, will host an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances at the Taste of OSU.
Tickets to purchase small samplings of international foods cost $1 each (cash and BuckID only).
Friday, February 7 from 5 - 9 p.m. in the Ohio Union.
Summer Research Funding
Apply for a URO/Holbrook/Mayers/Honors Summer Research Fellowship through a joint application.  More info.
February 14 at noon - All application components due
NMS Research Forum
Students majoring in or conducting research in the natural and mathematical sciences (NMS) are invited to present at the NMS Undergraduate Research Forum.  All undergraduate students interested in research in math and science are welcome to attend.  More information.
February 13 - Abstracts due
March 5 - Research Forum
STEM and Diversabilities
Building MOMENTUM in Stem Research - Battelle Memorial Institute ABLE Alliance, the Office of Student Life Disability Services, and Ohio's STEM Ability Alliance are collaborating to present a research forum for STEM students with diversabilities. Cash prizes for the top three undergraduate and the top three graduate presentations.  More info and contacts here. Abstract submission guidelines here.
February 15 - Deadline for abstract submission
March 31 - Research Forum
Stone Lab
Stone Lab - Aloah Pope
Stone Lab - Ohio State's Island Campus on Lake Erie offers introductory and advanced summer college-credit classes and opportunities to learn science from leading researchers.  Course information. Scholarship information. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
February 21 - REU deadline
Do You Know?
brutus What campus building features forty different kinds of stone native to Ohio arranged from bottom to top in the order in which they occur in the state's bedrock?
Submit your answer by Friday, February 14, 2014 to be entered in a drawing to win a Brutus Buckeye jump drive with moveable arms and legs.  Submit your answer here.
Answer to the last question - The  Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) is the College of Arts and Sciences Center that offers a state-of-the-art facility featuring a magnetic resonance imaging system used to study relationships between the human brain and behavior. Congratulations to Alexa M. for knowing the correct answer.
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