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  VOLUME 5   ISSUE #2

SEPTEMBER 2015

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Major Highlight - Microbiology
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms such as bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. It is the key to defeating deadly infections, designing biofuels for powering tomorrow and is at the forefront of the bio-science revolution. Microbiology majors learn how microbes are exploited in the field of biotechnology to help cure diseases, generate alternative fuels, produce new antibiotics, and keep the environment clean.
A degree in microbiology prepares students to undertake graduate study in any of the life sciences or to pursue a professional degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry.  Graduates are ideally suited for employment in biotechnology, pharmaceutics, medical and forensic sciences, biological research institutes, hospital laboratories, hospital supply companies, or the food industry.  To learn more, call 292-2301 for an appointment.
Student Profile - Study Abroad in France 
Taylor Redick traveled to France to take part in the CIEF Semester Intensive French Language Program.  In addition to improving her French, she was excited to talk about current events with students from many other countries including Syria, Finland and The Republic of Congo.  Read more

For more information about studying abroad, contact the Office of International Affairs or attend the Study Abroad Expo on Friday, September 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Buckeye Reading Room of the Thompson Library. 
Molecular Genetics Open House
Are you looking for a major that takes you places? Join the Department of Molecular Genetics for conversation, snacks, demos and career info that just might change your life!  Freshmen, sophomores and others will get an inside look at molecular genetics - a major that opens many doors. Faculty and undergraduate majors explain curriculum, core courses, research opportunities, and how to get your research published.  See demonstrations of model organisms and specialized instrumentation used throughout molecular genetics. Meet faculty, undergraduate majors and student club members.
Thursday, September 10 from 2 - 5 p.m.
, 9th floor, Biological Sciences Building
Career Corner - Career and Internship Fair
The Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair connects you with employers who are recruiting for internships and career employment.  Students of all ranks are encouraged to attend!  Even if you are not actively looking for an opportunity, attendance is beneficial as you will be able to network with employers and gain valuable experience navigating a career fair.  More infoRegistered employers.
September 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Ohio Union.
For a list of career and internship fairs held throughout the year see: Buckeye Careers website
Career and Internship Fair - Photos
Professional Head Shot Photo Booth Sponsored by Huntington
Don't miss this FREE opportunity to have a professional photo taken to use in your social media profiles.  Open to all students.  More info.
Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16 from 12 - 3 p.m. outside of the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union

Psychology Career, Internship and Graduate School Fair
Psychology Graduate School Fair Representatives will have information about volunteer, internship and entry-level job opportunities for psychology majors.  Learn about graduate programs outside of psychology that welcome psychology majors.  Talk to representatives from psychology graduate programs both within and outside of Ohio State.  Students from all years are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, October 7 from 5 - 7 p.m., 1st & 2nd floor Psychology Bldg. 
More info and a list of organizations who participated in the past:  click here.
Fall Research Week 
The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) and the University Libraries are excited to present the 2015 Fall Undergraduate Research Week. Participate in a week of student and faculty panels including a Student Poster Forum featuring the summer research of nearly 250 undergraduates. Visit the URO website to learn more!
September 14 - 18: Undergraduate Research Week
September 17:  Student Poster Forum 
Autumn Research Funding Deadlines - College of Arts and Sciences Funds 
September 21: Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarships
November 23: Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund for students in the arts and humanities 
November 23: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
December 1John Fergus Family Fund - for visual arts majors
Please Note:  Some funds will have a second deadline Spring Semester.
For other funding opportunities contact your department and the Undergraduate Research Office.

URO MENTORship Program
Join the inaugural 2015 -16 URO MENTORship program! Experienced undergraduate researchers will guide a small group of students with shared research interests through a path to research involvement.  You will learn what research in your field looks like, get advice on how to find and connect with faculty advisors and join a like-minded community of students.  Find out more here!  Sign-up online here.
Sunday, September 20 - deadline to sign-up

Relax and Unwind
Need some time to de-stress?  Head over to Browning Amphitheatre to hear student jazz ensembles perform. 
Jazz at Mirror Lake is just one of several jazz concerts held throughout the year.
Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 P.M. (rain location: Weigel Auditorium)
For more School of Music performances see their Events Calendar.
Advising Tips - Spring Schedule of Classes
The Spring Semester schedule of classes will become available September 7.   Look for an email from the Registrar's office stating when your enrollment appointment will be posted in your Student Center.  Prior to your appointment being posted, click here for a date range of when you can register.
Contact your advisor now to set a time to review your planned course of study.
Study Abroad Expo 
Learn about study abroad programs and funding opportunities at the 2015 Study Abroad Expo.  Over 100 programs have been developed by our faculty and staff.  In addition, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) partners with a number of universities to provide additional study abroad opportunities.
Friday - September 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the Buckeye Reading Room of the Thompson Library.
Autumn Study Abroad Funding Deadlines 
September 30: Keith and Linda Monda International Experiences Scholarships and the International Studies Study Abroad Fund (Same application for both of these two funds.)
October 1: Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarships - This fund is administered by the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
For additional resources contact your department or the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
OIA also offers ideas on
funding study abroad as well as a list of additional scholarships.
Study Abroad - Living Jerusalem
Students will spend two weeks in Jerusalem taking part in lectures, tours and encounters with Jerusalem's diverse community  They will be hosted and guided by Israeli, Palestinian, Muslim, Jewish and Christian scholars, artists, artisans, politicians, conflict resolution experts, diplomats and religious practitioners.  The program is designed to present multiple, and at times conflicting perspectives and to raise both questions and answers to the challenges that keep Jerusalem at the center of imagination and inquiry.  Read more.
Contact: Elizabeth Angerman (Angerman.6@osu.edu)
Dates: May 22 - June 5 2016 (tentative)
Application Deadline: November 1, 2015 
Study Abroad - University of Mannheim Exchange Program  
The Departments of Political Science, Psychology and Sociology introduce a new bilateral exchange program with the University of Mannheim. The University of Mannheim is one of Germany's preeminent institutions for business and the social sciences, and prides itself on its international influences and focus. The university itself resides primarily within the baroque Mannheim Palace and is home to approximately 12,000 full-time students.  Serious inquiries for Spring 2016 can potentially be accommodated after the posted deadline.  Read more.
Contact: Elizabeth Angerman (angerman.6@osu.edu
.) no later than September 15. 
Science Sundays 
Jeff Childers, research director at HGST, will present Science and Technology of Data Storage in the Information Age.  Data needs to be stored somewhere -- quickly, safely and reliably.  Learn about today's technology and challenges ahead.
Sunday - September 20 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.  Read more.
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
This collection features work by some of the most significant, compelling artists of the past 50 years including Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Mike Kelley, David Hammons, Tony Smith and more. The collection is intertwined with social issues of the contemporary world, including race, gender, technology, education, philanthropy, communication and ethics.  Read more.
August 25 - November 7, Urban Arts Space & Hopkins Hall Gallery
September 25 from 6 - 8 p.m., Reception open to all, Urban Arts Space
Fall COMPAS Conference - Sustainability: Visions & Values.
Perhaps the greatest cultural, economic, and technological challenge facing modern democracies and global development groups is how to respond to the depletion of natural resources and the effects of climate change. The health of the planet as well as the future shape of human society is at stake. Responding to these challenges will require a combination of scientific and technological expertise, social scientific analysis, and humanistic reflection.  More info on session topics, presenters and times.
October 1 -2, 11th floor of the Thompson Library 
Campus Life
Looking for a Good Place to Study? 
There are many places to study on campus.  If you haven't visited the Thompson Library, be certain to check out the second floor Grand Reading Room as well as the eleventh floor for a stunning view of the Oval.
For a list of our many library locations and hours click here
Do You Know? 
Moscow BrutusWhat Arts and Sciences building has seven large plasma screens where students can watch international broadcasts in fourteen languages?
One student with the correct answer will receive a Brutus flash drive with movable arms and legs.  Submit your answer online by Friday, Sept. 11 by clicking here.
 
Answer to the last question: the "Garden of Constants" consists of ten large number sculptures, as well as symbols and numerical representations of mathematical constants set in the sidewalk.  It pays tribute to the impact science and math have had on society.  It is located in front of the Central Classroom Building.  Learn more about "The Garden of Constants." 
Congratulations to Kassie N. for knowing the correct answer! 
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