President Drake: Music of the Civil Rights Era
The role that music plays in social change took center stage on Tuesday (2/17) as the Wexner Medical Center welcomed Ohio State President Michael V. Drake as its 2015 Black History Month keynote speaker at University Hospital East and the Ross Heart Hospital. Drake drew on his expertise in music and history to deliver his talk, “Reaching for the Top: Music of the Civil Rights Era,” a complex story of social change movements and the role music played in them.
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Comprehensive energy management update
To strengthen our sustainability efforts, Ohio State is considering an innovative energy strategy that also could provide new resources for our academic mission. The university is exploring if comprehensive energy management could provide benefits through: energy conservation, energy supply, operations (leasing our energy infrastructure) and affinity. This week, the university issued a Request for Qualifications that will help identify and evaluate potential partners – the first step in gathering information to fully evaluate this opportunity. The university will seek input throughout the process, with decision points at each step.
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Ohio State Fulbrights around the globe
The prestigious Fulbright awards give Ohio State researchers and alumni a chance to represent Buckeye Nation around the world – and with 20 grant winners this year, the university is recognized as a Top Fulbright Producer by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Use this interactive map to meet some of the university’s Fulbright scholars and students and learn more about their projects spanning the globe.
Speaker series brings leaders to campus
The Fisher College of Business Black MBA Association has dedicated February to bringing top executives into the classroom. The most recent visitor was Gene Smith (shown here), vice president and director of athletics for Ohio State. Smith followed Tennille Cooley, operational excellence leader for Coca-Cola, in the speaker series in honor of Black History Month. Upcoming speakers include Tiffany Hunt, Nationwide Insurance (2/24) and Devray Kirkland, Cardinal Health (2/26).
-- > Read more: fisher.osu.edu/newsroom
Memory Tools for Effective Studying
The Dennis Learning Center is presenting “Use Your Brain! Memory Tools for Effective Studying” on Tuesday (2/24) at 3 p.m. and “Keys to Strategic, Confident Test-Taking” on Wednesday (2/25) at 2 p.m. Both workshops will take place in 300 Younkin. Though space is limited, all students are welcome.
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Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School
The online application for the 8th Annual Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School (ANTHROP 5686) is now open. This intensive field school dedicated to the study of crime scene investigation and forensic anthropology is Monday (5/11)-Saturday (5/30). Students enrolled full-time spring semester will receive a tuition waiver.
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Stone Lab scholarship deadline March 6
The deadline for scholarships for Stone Laboratory’s summer 2015 courses is Friday (3/6). Science classes at Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie are hands-on, and the credits can count toward your major, minor or general education requirements. Students who wish to apply for financial assistance must finish their online applications by Friday (3/6).
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The Asian Business Student Association’s annual Chinese New Years event, Monday (2/23), 8-9:30 p.m., 215 Schoenbaum Hall. Food, beverages and learn about Asian culture. Read more >
Heart healthy food demo by chef Jim Warner, Monday (2/23), 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ross Auditorium. Games and a raffle will also take place. Everyone is invited. Contact: Traci.Mignery@osumc.edu
Williamson Murray of Marine Corps University, “The Iran-Iraq War: The War No One Knows About,” noon, Thursday (2/26), Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Register: go.osu.edu/murrayw
Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit, Saturday (2/28), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mershon Auditorium. Entrepreneurs from around the world will discuss how they make money and solve social issues. RSVP on Eventbrite. Contact email@example.com. Read more >
Students for Education Reform free film screening, “Freedom Writers,” Thursday (2/26), 7 p.m., Ohio Union’s U.S. Bank Theater. Film chronicles Erin Gruwell’s teaching experience. Students, staff and faculty welcome. Contact: Edwards.firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster for the Denman Forum: STEM disciplines, Tuesday (2/24), 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 060 Jennings, RSVP to email@example.com preferred, walk-ins welcome. Read more >
Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster for the Denman Forum: Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities, Wednesday (2/25), 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 060 Jennings, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org preferred, walk-ins welcome! Read more >
How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research: Info Session, Wednesday (2/25), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rom 090 in 18th Ave Library. Read more >
Fair Use in Research and Education, Thursday (2/26), 12:30-2 p.m., room 150A/B in Thompson Library. Register >