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As the semester draws to a close, we would like to wish you well with your final exams and extend our congratulations to those who are graduating.  We look forward to welcoming everyone else back on campus in January!
Major Highlight - Molecular Genetics
Molecular genetics focuses on topics in modern biology concerning how genes control cellular functions, development, and disease. Courses and research cover a broad range of topics from molecules to populations. The common focus is on the role of genes and the use of molecular and genetic techniques in each of these areas.  Students have the option of completing their degree with a plant cellular and molecular biology specialization.  Graduates typically pursue advanced degrees leading to academic and professional careers in the life sciences.  There are also many opportunities to work in university laboratories, agricultural and medical biotechnology industries, or federal and state government agencies. Graduates may also go on to medical school or pursue more specialized degrees such as genetic counseling, forensic sciences or biotechnology.  For more information, contact the coordinating advisor, Dr. Gregory Booton, at Booton.1@osu.edu.
Student Internship Profile - Zoo of Puerto Rico
Liane Davila completed a summer internship at a zoo in her hometown of MayagŁez, Puerto Rico.  While there she worked with all kinds of animals.  The internship not only provided her with hands-on experience, but also aligned with her interests in veterinary medicine.  Read more.
Learn more about internship opportunities by contacting the ASC Career Services Office.
CLLC Radio
CLLC Radio is offered by the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Students of French, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish and Portuguese train to be radio DJs for three live broadcasts in the target language.  Listen live!  Click here for the broadcast schedule.
Health, Fitness and Wellness Resources
Would you like to talk with someone about anxiety or relationship problems?  Do you need help with nutrition or meal planning on a budget?  Are you seeking resources to help you quit alcohol, tobacco or other drugs?  Do you want to be more active and join a group fitness class?  OSU offers many resources related to your health, fitness and wellness. Health, Fitness & Wellness Resources.
Nominate Your Teacher for A Teaching Award
Nominate an arts and sciences faculty member or graduate teaching associate (GTA) for an ASC Outstanding Teaching Award.  These awards are notable because they are completely administered by students through the Arts and Sciences Student Council.  Submit an online nomination by December 9.  Nominate here.
Arts and Sciences Scholarships
Upcoming arts and sciences scholarship deadlines:
February 4 - Merit and Need-Based Scholarships
Look for the Special Scholarship Edition in early January.
STEM FLAS Fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available to juniors or seniors in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field who have successfully completed two years of East Asian language study at the college level.  Fellowships may be used for intensive summer language study or academic year STEM, area studies and language study coursework.  More info.
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. - Application Deadline.
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.  For more on the nomination process click here.
January 30, 2015 - Nomination deadline.
Study Abroad - Berlin, Then and Now
Berlin, Then and Now:  People, Places and Experiences - Students will explore and experience Berlin by learning about some of the most influential and memorable people who live or have lived in the city -- from its establishment as a capital of the Kingdom of Prussia in the 18th century to its present role as capital of a reunified Germany and an important center of European politics and culture.  Office of International Affairs.
Psychology Research Colloquium
Are you interested in pursuing research in psychology?  Attend the 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium where psychology students will display and talk about their research. 
December 8 from 4 - 6 p.m.
in the Psychology Building lobby.
Research Scholar Awards
If you are pursuing a faculty-supervised research or creative activity and have not already received research funding, you may apply for an Undergraduate Research Scholar award of up to $1,000.  Up to 300 recipients are selected every year.  Applications are accepted year-round on or before the first of each month.  For guidelines, eligibility and application, click here.
Portfolio of Undergraduate Research Experiences
The Portfolio of Undergraduate Research Experiences, PURE, is a database where you can document your research experience, presentations, awards, publications and theses, as well as your research leadership.  Upon graduation you will have a detailed research portfolio. Document your involvement at go.osu.edu/PURE.

For more information, contact the Undergraduate Research Office

Science Sundays
Genetically Modified Organisms: Debunking the Myths - Martina Newell-McGloughlin, director of the University of California system-wide Biotechnology Research and Education Program, will address the many myths surrounding modern techniques developed to introduce desirable traits into crops and animals.  Science Sundays.
Sunday, December 7 from 3 - 4 p.m., Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater.
Music Celebration Concert
The School of Music's 22nd Annual Music Celebration Concert will showcase the entire school -- from the Symphony Orchestra, glee clubs and concert bands to its Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, soloists and much more.  Seating is reserved and advance ticket purchase is recommended.
Read more and ticket info.
Friday, December 5 from 8 - 9:30 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium
Campus Life Tips
Feel healthy?  Stay healthy!  Get your flu shot today at the Wilce Student Health Center located between the RPAC and Thompson Library.  Walk-ins are welcome in the pharmacy from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or make an appointment by calling 292-4321.  Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans.
Do You Know?
BRUTUS Do you know that arts and sciences has a Gaming Research Lab?  Do you know what it is used for and where it is located?

One student with the correct answer will receive a Brutus USB flash drive with movable arms and legs.
Submit your answer online by Wednesday, December 10 by clicking here.

Answer to the last question - The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum located in Sullivant Hall houses the largest and most comprehensive academic research facility documenting printed cartoon art.  Congratulations to Craig B. for knowing the correct answer!
Vol. 4 Issue 5 December 2014
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