VOLUME 5   ISSUE #8


Political Science Introduces New BA Specializations
Starting in Autumn 2016, the Department of Political Science will offer seven new specialization options for the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree. Students will be able to specialize in: 1) Democracy and law; 2) Political identities and allegiances; 3) Political economy and development; 4) Cooperation, conflict and violence; 5) Inequality and justice; 6) Political leadership and reform; or 7) Political analysis. These new specializations will allow students to better tailor their education to their interests and clearly communicate their skills and education to employers.  Learn more on the Political Science website or schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling the Arts and Sciences advising line at (614) 292-6961.
Dress Professionally with the Help of Career Closet
Interviews are tricky, especially when you don't have the right attire to dress to impress. Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services can help. If you don't have the funds to purchase an outfit for an upcoming interview, stop by the Career Closet event.  They will have gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories, everything you need to make a lasting impression, for free! Dressing rooms and mirrors will be available for your convenience.  Read more.
Tuesday, February 16 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Ohio Union Dance Room 2.
Dean's Student Advisory Board - Apply for A Position
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.  For eligibility requirements and the application procedure, click here:  Student Advisory Board
Friday, February 12 - Application Deadline 
Foreign Language Virtual Open House
Many students are pairing their major with a foreign language major to boost their marketability and open international opportunities.  During the foreign language virtual open house you can chat with foreign language faculty about double majoring by adding a major in a foreign language.  Many combinations are possible, but some popular paired majors are biological sciences, art, social sciences, communications, and international studies.  Log in from anywhere through CarmenConnect and get answers to your questions.  Read more.
Thursday, February 18 from 3 - 6 p.m. 
Foreign Language Careers Meet and Greet
Looking for career opportunities where you can use your foreign language skills along with any other majors and minors that you may have?  Attend this meet and greet to connect with recruiters that are looking for qualified foreign language students.  Dress is business casual.  Bring your resume and be ready to network.  An RSVP is required as space is limited.
February 24 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Ohio Union Traditions Room
Education Abroad - Summer School in Social Sciences in Warsaw
The Ohio State Summer School in Social Sciences is an intellectually stimulating training and research program offered in Poland at the Polish Academy of Sciences.  Students engage in four weeks of classroom instruction and research in Warsaw and have individual consultations with the Resident Director upon their return to Ohio State during the month of August.  In addition to lectures and discussions in the classroom and on historical walking tours of Warsaw, Lodz and Krakow, students have the opportunity to visit major international organizations that assess social, political and cultural change in the region.  Read more.  
For more information contact Rebecca McMunn (McMunn.8@osu.edu) in OIA.  
February 15 - Application Deadline  
Summer Research Funding
Apply for summer research funding through a joint application.  Funding opportunities include URO Summer Research Fellowships, Holbrook Research Abroad Fellowships, Mayers Summer Research Scholarships and Undergraduate Library Research Fellowships.  Read more.
Monday, February 15 at noon - Application Deadline. 
Stone Lab - Summer Course Offerings
Get out of the classroom while advancing your education at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie. Earn 2 credits in one week or 4 credits in five weeks with Stone Lab's accelerated introductory and upper-level courses in ecology, biology and other sciences. Science majors can apply for the competitive Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program. REUs complete their own research project and receive full in-state tuition, room and meals. Scholarships and part-time jobs are available. Apply today.
REU deadline: February 18
Scholarship Deadline: March 3
Graduate Programs in Public Health Information Sessions
The College of Public Health is offering Graduate Program Information Sessions where you will meet with admissions staff and faculty from the various divisions/specializations.  Learn about the following degrees in public health:  Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. Registration is required and closes one week prior to the event.  Online sessions are also offered in February, March and May via an interactive webinar.  Read more and RSVP in advance via the College of Public Health.
March 4 and late April TBD (either April 22 or 28) from 2 - 4 p.m. in Room 160 Cunz Hall.  
Academic Enrichment Grants
Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Office of Undergraduate Education offer Academic Enrichment Grants (AEGs) ranging from $100 to $1,200.  These grants may fund independent student research materials, research or professional development conferences, non-OSU affiliated study abroad costs, and other innovative, student driven projects.  Application and more info.
February 19 - Application deadline.
Where Women Go - Resources for Women
Where Women Go is a new Ohio State website that provides information on resources in the following areas: academics, health, connections, sexual civility and empowerment.
Visit their website or email wherewomengo@osu.edu for questions about resources and services for women students on campus.
Science Sundays - Free Lecture Series
Mathematical ideas In Cryptography: from ancient times to a post-quantum age - Jill Pipher, Professor of Mathematics, Brown University and director of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, will address how encryption works and how do we know that our current encryption methods are secure.  She will explore why we need new mathematical ideas to deal with emerging problems, such as privacy for information stored in the cloud, and the computational potential of quantum computing.  Read more.
Sunday, February 21, 3 - 4 p.m., Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
ARTrepreneur Video Series Aimed at Emerging Artists
Young and emerging artists have a new source of inspiration and motivation, thanks to an innovative video series designed to help increase their understanding of the arts and business. The series, which consists of focused, individual interviews with accomplished local artists, launched January 18 online. It is the product of the Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise at Ohio State. Videos will be posted monthly on the Barnett Center website 
The Department of Dance presents Dance@30FPS, a vibrant program of new examples of the marriage of dance and film. Organized by Mitchell Rose, associate professor, this selection of award-winning shorts from around the world will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Wexner Center for the Arts' Film/Video Theatre, 1871 N. High St. The event is free. According to Rose, the films include shorts from Iceland, Japan, the U.S, U.K. and China. They include explorations of confined spaces, finding aesthetics in combat and home-grown films that have a connection to Ohio State.
Taste of OSU - Presented by the Office of International Affairs
Taste of OSU At Taste of OSU more than 30 student organizations will present an evening of multicultural food tastings, cultural performances and exhibits.  Admission is free and food tickets will be available for purchase by cash or BuckID.  
Experience and celebrate other cultures and traditions!
Friday, February 19 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Ohio Union. 
TEDxOhioStateUniversity - 5th Annual Event
This year's theme, Reconstructing Reality, will feature students, faculty, staff and alumni as speakers and performers who will inspire and challenge our concepts of science, technology, history and life.  Arts and Sciences speakers include: Curtis Austin, associate professor, African American and African Studies; Hollie Nyseth Brehm, assistant professor, sociology; Debanuj DasGupta, doctoral candidate, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Bria Davis, undergraduate, communication; Rebekah Matheny, assistant professor, interior design; Paul Sutter, visiting scholar, physics; Susan Chess, alumna, music education; Kristina D'Onofrio, graduate student, dance; Joshua Manculich, alumnus, dance and psychology; and Jonathan Sun, undergraduate student, sociology.  Read more and register.
Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Mershon Auditorium, Wexner Center for the Arts
Campus Life
Free Safety App
Undergraduate Student Government, with support from Ohio State's Department of Public Safety and Office of Student Life, has launched LifeLine Response Enterprise App, a safety app for smart phones available free of charge to Buckeye students.  Read more.
Crowdfunding offers a new opportunity to provide support for innovative projects, organization service trips, events, research and other Ohio State-specific ventures. Checkout Ohio State's new platform Buckeye Funder.
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