Learn about May and summer session study abroad, take an arts and sciences faculty member to lunch (courtesy of your college), get started in research or see a Tony award-winning jazz musical.  Read about these opportunities and more below.
Comparative Studies Major

Comparative Studies is a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary major that addresses the ways people have developed to understand and describe the world, their place within it, and their relationship to others. It encourages critical reflection about culture across boundaries of discipline, nation, and language as it investigates areas such as religion, science, visual culture, folklore, literature, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.  Students select a  concentration from one of the following areas: comparative cultural studies, comparative ethnic and American studies, comparative literature, folklore, religious studies, and science and technology studies.  For more info, contact the advising coordinator, Emily Carpenter, at carpenter.438@osu.edu.  

Career Corner
Peer Career Advisors
Are you looking for a resume-building experience?  If so, consider the variety of peer advising/mentoring opportunities within the college. They will allow you to acquire valuable core workplace skills related to leadership, communication, time-management and more.  Students assist with resume reviews and use of FutureLink as Peer Career Advisors in the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office.  Psychology majors serve as peer mentors for entering majors through the Psychology Student Ambassador program.  Each January the ASC Honors Program recruits honors students to become peer mentors.  Students may tutor math through the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center or assist students with writing projects through the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing. You are encouraged to explore these and other peer helping roles around the University.  
Student Profile - Study Abroad In Brazil
Melanie Russell traveled to Brazil over May session to take part in the Afro-Brazilian Culture and History study abroad program. She navigated the language barrier, visited cultural and historical institutions, and learned about the country's global significance.  Read more.  For more info. on studying abroad contact the Office of International Affairs
Take Your 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.  As an arts and sciences major, you're eligible to participate once each semester.  More info.
"Meet the Professor" - Dr. Lauren Squires
Join other students for free pizza and an informal conversation with Dr. Lauren Squires, assistant professor in the Department of English. Dr. Squires is a sociolinguist and teaches courses in English linguistics and language and media. Presented by the Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Digital Lab - 3rd floor of the Ohio Union.
 Study Abroad - Shakespeare and His World
Literature and Culture of London - in May 2015 this course will focus on representations of London in the literature of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. As part of their studies, students see plays, visit museums and take literary/historical walks. More info: Office of International Affairs.
Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Fair
Where in the world will you go with Arts and Sciences?  Learn about 2015 May session and summer session study abroad opportunities offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.  Meet faculty resident directors and past study abroad participants. Refreshments served. 
Wednesday, Nov 19, 6-7:30 p.m., 11th floor, Thompson Library.
 Study Abroad As A Career Catalyst
Attend this panel discussion to hear from OSU alumni and other professionals who attribute much of their career success to their study abroad experiences.  Light dinner will be provided.
Monday, November 17 from 4 - 6 p.m.
RSVP by Monday, November 10:  Click here
Global Resume Writing and GoingGlobal
Are you highlighting your global competency skills on your current resume?  Jump-start your search for finding work abroad!  The CLLC and ASC Career Services are hosting career building workshops.  More info.
Thursday, November 13 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.,145, Hagerty Hall.
New Interdisciplinary Team-Taught Courses
HIV: From Microbiology to Macrohistory - 3 Cr. Hrs.
(History 3704; Microbiology 3704) - An interdisciplinary exploration of HIV/AIDS, tracing the evolution of the virus at both the molecular level and within in its global historical context. The course is team-taught by a virologist and a historian.  Read more.
Modernist Thought and Culture, 1880-1945 - 3 Cr. Hrs.
(English 3273; History 3273)
A team-taught course that surveys modern Western cultural history and its revolutionary developments in physics, genetics, philosophy, psychiatry, visual art, architecture, music, dance and literature. The team-teaching format ensures that students will have the opportunity to approach modernist ideas and forms of expression from more than one disciplinary perspective.  Read more.
How To Get Started In Research
Learn how to develop a research topic, find a research mentor, and find resources to help make research a part of your education.  Great for students who are just beginning to think about conducting research.  All sessions held in Room 070 of the 18th Avenue Library.
Thursday, November 6 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 10 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Walk-ins welcome!  More info: Undergraduate Research Office.
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
Pre-Denman Workshop - The Denman Demystified: An Introduction to the Forum.
Wednesday, December 3 from 5:30- 6:30  p.m.,
Room 160, Jennings Lab.
STEM Summer Research
Learn about national and international research opportunities for students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.  Learn how to identify programs and how to apply.  Hear from students who have participated.
Thursday , November 13 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Room 14, Psychology Building.  RSVPs preferred; walk-ins welcome!
Arts & Humanities Research Funding
November 24: The Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund for Significant Undergraduate Achievement and Research in the Arts & Humanities
For additional resources contact: Undergraduate Research Office.
Arts-Community Outreach Grant
The Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant - open for educational and outreach projects connecting the visual and performing arts at OSU with the Columbus community.  Applicants may be OSU students, staff or faculty who are encouraged to apply to take a performance, project or educational activity on tour in Columbus.  More information and application: artsinitiative.osu.edu.
December 15 - Application deadline.
Beanie Drake Scholarships
Beanie Drake Beanie Drake Scholarships enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when financial need might otherwise make it impossible for them to do so.  Select applicants will be interviewed.  Scholarships are based on academic achievement, service to the campus and community, leadership potential and financial need. Online application.  For more information, contact Seth Erwin.
December 10 - Application deadline.
Academic Enrichment Grants
Apply for an Academic Enrichment Grant to help fund your research, creative work, professional development, travel expenses or other academic experiences.  More information.
November 14
- application deadline.
See City of Angels On Stage Now
An homage to 1940's film noir, the Tony award-winning jazz musical City of Angels weaves together the stories of Stine, a writer struggling to adapt his detective novel as a screenplay, and Stone, his protagonist, a hard-boiled private eye.  More info.
Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at 3 p.m.
Foreign Language Film Fest
2014 Foreign Language Film Fest The Other Side of the Battlefield documents war battles from a different perspective and in a different language.  All films shown in their original language with English subtitles. 
Free and refreshments will be served.
November 12 & November 17 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Room 180, Hagerty Hall.  More info.
Ask BuckMD
Ask BuckMD is an informative and engaging way to talk about health topics that are important to you.  Ask BuckMD your questions regarding a general health, nutrition, dental, optometry or wellness related topic.  Generalized responses to your questions will be posted on the BuckMD blog. Ask them anything!  If you're worried about something, odds are other students are too.  Ask BuckMD a question.
Do You Know?
Do you know that OSU houses the largest and most comprehensive academic research facility documenting printed cartoon art?  What is the name of the museum and the OSU building that houses the cartoon library?  One student with the correct answer will receive a Brutus USB flash drive with movable arms and legs.

Submit your answer online by Monday, November 17 here.

Answer to the last question - Pomerene Hall is the OSU building where people claim to have seen a woman in pink walk across the room and vanish.  Congratulations to Rachel M. (speech and hearing science major) for knowing the correct answer!
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