Welcome back!  Join students across the arts and sciences who are challenging themselves through research and artistic expression.  Read about Paul Zivick's research on cosmic voids.  Submit an abstract for the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.  Attend the Department of Dance's Winter Concert where majors present newly choreographed works.  Explore our downtown Urban Arts Space and see works by Fergus Scholarship recipients and select Arts Scholars.
Research and Study Abroad Funding
Dollar Sign Are you interested in conducting research or studying abroad, but are concerned about the costs?  Look for a special edition of this e-newsletter highlighting ASC funding opportunities.  Coming to your inbox this week.
Major Highlight - Economics

When do new companies start up?  Why is unemployment so high?  What determines interest rates or inflation or stock prices?  Economics answers questions like these. But economics is far broader.  There are classes on when and why people decide to get married and have children, underground economies, and the economics of sports. Bottom line: Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses, and governments make decisions and how the market mediates those decisions across a wide range of domains.

One of the best things about economics is that the demand for majors is strong.  Economics is great preparation for graduate school, whether you're leaning toward business, law, public policy, or going on to become an economist yourself!  Read more about economics majors and minors.  For more information, email an advisor:  Jocelyn Nevel or Jameson Gower.
Photo: S. Mathews Dancer: A. Whitfield
The OSU Department of Dance is one of the premiere dance programs in the U.S.
Winter Concert: January 29 -  31
Select dance majors present newly choreographed works.  More info.
MFA Concert: Watch From Here
February 5 - 7 & February 19 - 21

Two unique events in both a downtown and uptown setting.  More info.
Dance @30FPS - OSU Dance Annual Festival of Dance Film; February 12
Award-winning shorts and a documentary of an East meets West collaboration between African-American tap superstar Jason Samuels Smith and Indian classical dance icon Chitresh Das.  More info.
Spring Concert: March 26  - 28
Dance majors present newly choreographed works. More info.
Career Corner - Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair
Summer is a great time to participate in an internship.  If you are looking for an internship, summer job, or another key experience for your resume, you'll want to attend the January 28th Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair to meet with representatives from over 100 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.  When talking with the representatives, you will be regarded as a serious applicant if you give them a copy of your resume while describing why you think you are qualified for the position(s) they are seeking to fill.  Consider using the following resources and services to get your resume ready for the event:
*    Collection of resume samples geared toward college students
*    Walk-in resume reviews
*    Getting Started with Writing a Resume workshop
     January 15th from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  RSVP on FutureLink
*    Resume-O-Rama (no appointment needed!)
     January 20th from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in 100 Denney Hall
Student Research Profile - Cosmic Voids
Having already conducted research on planetary and stellar evolution,  Paul Zivick continued to pursue his interest in research by applying to the Department of Astronomy's Summer Undergraduate Research Program.  This time his topic focused on observable characteristics of cosmic voids.  The experience presented an opportunity to spend a week at his mentor's home institution, the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, and to present at a weeklong conference in Estonia.  Not only did his research open doors for travel, but also provided an opportunity to meet and talk with researchers who held different perspectives.  Paul is pursuing a major in astronomy and astrophysics, as well as a second major in physics.  Read more here.  Learn more about research by contacting the Undergraduate Research Office.
Denman Research Forum - Call for Abstracts
Abstracts for the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum may be submitted until Thursday, February 5 at 5:00 p.m.  Read the Submission Guidelines for more information on writing and submitting an abstract.
May Session Study Abroad Deadlines Extended
The deadline to apply for the following May session study abroad programs has been extended until January 19:
China History & Culture

For a listing of all study abroad programs with a January 19 deadline click here.
Study Abroad - Exploring Jamaican Arts and Culture
Exploring Jamaican Arts and Culture will focus on arts and cultural practices in schools, colleges, museums and cultural institutions in Jamaica.  The program is open to all majors with preference for arts and humanities majors.  It will take place from June 14 - 27 in the capital city of Kingston.  Read more.
February 1 - Application Deadline
Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships
Sara Santiago These need-based scholarships are open to undergraduate students with a declared major in the arts and sciences.  These scholarships are designed to support students who plan to study abroad and would not normally be able to afford an international experience.  Scholarships will be awarded toward costs associated with study abroad excluding tuition.  Financial need is determined by information provided on the FAFSA.  For more information click here.
ASC Merit and Need-Based Scholarships
Merit and need-based funding is available for currently enrolled students pursuing a major in the humanities and/or the natural and mathematical sciences.  Funds will be applied toward 2015 - 2016 enrollment.  More info on eligibility for specific funds here.
February 4 - Application Deadline
Honors and Scholars Enrichment Grants
Honors and Scholars students may apply for an enrichment grant through the University Honors & Scholars Center.  Funds may be utilized for a variety of purposes.  More info.
February 15 - Application Deadline.
Brain Imaging Research Awards
The H. Dean and Susan Regis Gibson Research Award provides funding to help one or two outstanding graduate or undergraduate students, with particular attention but not limited to female students, to conduct brain imaging research in the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging.  Read more.
January 31 - Application Deadline
Nominate A Student, Staff or Faculty Member
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 info. here.
January 30 - Nomination Deadline
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  anderson.2777@osu.edu.
February 15 - Application Deadline
Science Sundays Lecture Series
Joel Cohen will present The Human Population: Its Past and Its Prospects.  He is Professor of Populations in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University.
Sunday, February 8 from 3 - 4 p.m. - Wexner Film/Video Theater.
More info:  Science Sundays.
Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition - 2015
The annual Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition features works selected by faculty to demonstrate the variety and diversity of talent in the Arts Scholars Program.
Exhibition:  January 13 - 30
Reception: Saturday, January 24, 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus
23rd Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition
Selected works by recipients of the John Fergus Family Fund Scholarship Awards, a juried competition open to all studio-based visual art and design majors.

Exhibition: January 10 - 29
Reception: January 24 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus
FAFSA Deadline
Are you applying for or renewing financial aid in 2015 - 2016?
File your FAFSA and apply for Special Scholarships by the priority due date of February 15, 2015.  Students who do not meet the priority application date will not be considered for university-administered funds, including scholarships, institutional grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Perkins Loans, unless there are funds remaining.  You can file the FAFSA even if your taxes are not completed.  FAFSA LinkOSU Special Scholarships applicationOSU Student Financial Aid.
Campus Life Tips
Autumn break - There will be an annual autumn break beginning AU 2015.  No classes will be held on Thursday or Friday of the last week of autumn semester's first session. Academic Calendar.
Do You Know?
Brutus Jump Drive What College of Arts and Sciences department houses five summer field schools in forensic science, bioarchaeology and archaeology?

One student with the correct answer will receive a Brutus USB flash drive with movable arms and legs.  Submit your answer online by Friday, January 23 by clicking here.

Answer to the last question:  The Gaming Research Lab is used to study video game uses and effects.  It is located in the Journalism Building.  Congratulations to Justin B. for knowing the correct answer!
Vol. 4 Issue 6 January 2015
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