COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
UNDERGRADUATE NEWS
VOLUME 9 - FEBRUARY 2020
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Major Profile – Mathematics
The mathematics major provides students with the analytical and logical training necessary for diverse professions requiring skills in quantitative reasoning. The major is flexible and can include courses in areas such as biological and physical sciences, management, finance, social sciences, statistics, and the computer and engineering sciences. Students may choose from five areas of study: theoretical, financial, education, biology and applied (chemistry and physics options). Graduates go on to high demand careers in education, government, business, mathematical modeling, data analysis, and operations research. Graduate and professional school programs for math majors include medicine, law, mathematics, physics, economics, business, education, statistics, and computer science. Find out more by requesting the Information Session.
Interview With a Buckeye
Think you're ready for your next interview? Find out how prepared you are by participating in Interview With A Buckeye, February 18 and 19. Interview With A Buckeye is two days of mock interviews that pair you with an alumni who will interview you and then give you feedback on how you can improve. Do you need to make better eye contact? Does your elevator pitch need work? Find out. Interview with a Buckeye is a fantastic opportunity for any arts and sciences student to improve their skills. Space is limited, and r egistration is required. Read more and register .
Internship Week
Prepare for your next internship or job by attending one (or more!) of the Career Success Internship Week 2020 events, including the Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair on Feb. 26. Sessions occur February 24 to 28, and topics include crafting and practicing an elevator pitch, preparing for an interview, and networking with peers and professionals! Registration via Handshake is encouraged to ensure there is space for you. Read more and register.
Apply for the Dean's Student Advisory Board
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board is seeking three students to serve a two-year term as an undergraduate student representative. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the arts and sciences on the Columbus campus and not plan to graduate until after Spring 2022. Meetings are held once a month during the academic year from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on a weekday. To apply, send an application and your resume to ascstudent@osu.edu. The application form and more information here.
Friday, February 7 by 4 p.m. - Application deadline.
CAMPUS LIFE
Flicks for Free
Flicks for Free is presented by the Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) and brought to you by your student activity fee. They are open to Ohio State Columbus students with a valid BuckID. All movies are held at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union. Read more.
Higher Learning - Wednesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.
Sleepless In Seattle - Wednesday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
10 Things I Hate About You - Wednesday, February 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Casablanca - Wednesday, February 14 at 8:30 p.m.
When They See Us - Wednesday, February 19 & Friday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Knives Out - Wednesday, February 26 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Taste of OSU
Taste of OSU is an evening of cultural performances on stage, exhibits, and food from around the world provided by more than 30 different international and ethnic clubs on campus. Food tickets are $1 each (samples of international cuisine). Admission to the event is free. Read more.
Friday, February 21 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. at the Ohio Union.
OSU Night at COSI
The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) will be open after hours for free for all Ohio State students, staff, faculty, and guests. Just bring your BuckID to swipe for entrance. The first 1,000 guests will receive a free meal combo ticket. Buses will run to and from COSI starting at 6:45 p.m. until 11 p.m. Campus stop locations include Drake Union, Ohio Union and Archer House. Read more .
Friday, February 21 from 7 - 11 p.m. at COSI.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships
These scholarships support students who are pursuing a degree in the arts, willing to pursue arts honors and an honors distinction project in the arts, and will be working on a creative or research project by autumn semester of the last year of their major program. Read more.
Friday, February 15 - Application deadline.
Scarlet and Gay Scholarships
The Scarlet & Gay LGBTQ Alumni Society is committed to promoting the best interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer alumni and students of Ohio State. For questions contact: Nicole Nieto at nieto.12@osu.edu. Info on scholarships and online application  found here.
Friday, February 21 - Application deadline.
EDUCATION ABROAD AND RESEARCH
Education Abroad Program Spotlight:
Genocide and Its Aftermath in Rwanda
In 1994 as many as one million people were killed across Rwanda. A civil war, an economic downturn, and growing animosity between Rwanda's two main ethnic groups preceded the genocide. Since then, the government has engaged in multiple initiatives to rebuild the country. This course will explore the genocide and its aftermath. Students will study the origins of the genocide, the violence itself, the aftermath, the current state of human rights, and the country's economic growth. Contact Rebecca McMunn at mcmunn.8@osu.eduRead more.
Undergraduate Research Advising
Interested in conducting research, but have questions? Students can now go online to schedule an advising appointment with staff in Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (UR&CI). They are there to help you as you go through each step of the process. Appointments may be scheduled here.
25th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
Are you interested in learning what kind of research is conducted by students in your major and how they got started with their projects? Visit the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum and talk to undergraduate student researchers. Read more.
Tuesday, March 3 in Room 300, Pomerene Hall.
Spring Undergraduate Research Festival
The Spring Undergraduate Research Festival will be held March 31. It is open to all students who have conducted undergraduate research and can present their projects with oral or poster presentations. Read more.
February 10 - Application deadline.
Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP)
Do you need financial support for your research or creative project? Full-time undergraduates who are planning a research or creative project in their field and have not received prior funding may be eligible for funding. Full eligibility info and application here.
February 14 - Application deadline.
HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SAFETY
Ohio State: Wellness - Get the New App
As part of the university's commitment to the safety and well-being of our university community, the “Ohio State: Wellness” app for students is now available for download on iOS devices. The app provides a streamlined way for students to navigate the range of resources available across the university and in the community, helping you or someone you care about access the support they need. It is organized into four sections:
• Explore — articles and scholarship focused on student wellness
• Support — resources for recovery and proactive wellness
• My Wellness — tracking to support wellness goals
• Crisis — directions for quickly accessing support; this feature is also currently available as “I’m Experiencing an Emergency or Crisis” in the About You tab in the Ohio State app 
Counseling and Consultation Service
Did You Know Services Are Offered in Different Languages?
In addition to the many resources and tools that support your wellness (check out the new Ohio State: Wellness app), Counseling and Consultation Service offers therapy in the following languages: Mandarin, Hindi, Cantonese, Spanish, and English. Read more and see videos introducing bilingual therapists.
What To Know About Coronavirus Outbreak
As you may know, there is currently an international viral outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The Ohio State University is monitoring guidance from local, state and federal public health officials. Emails offering information and resources have been sent to all Ohio State students. A website has been created to provide updates and additional resources as needed.   Read more.
Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?
Flu shots are available for all students at Student Life's Wilce Student Health Center. Most insurance plans, including Student Health Insurance, cover flu shots at 100 percent. Check with your insurance carrier. Walk-ins are available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or schedule an appointment by calling 614-292-4321. More information can be found online on their website.
Sex Week - Hosted by SASHA
To Educate Our Community About Sexual Health In All Its Forms
Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness (SASHA) presents Sex Week. Sex Week is full of events focused on promoting realistic and inclusive sex ed on Ohio State's campus. Read more.
February 10 - 16 at multiple locations.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES EVENTS
Red Velvet
In this piercing story about race and performance, an African-American actor steps into the role of Othello after the show's legendary lead actor takes ill, shocking audiences with his revolutionary acting style. Read more.
February 6 - 15 at the Roy Bowen Theatre, 1849 Cannon Drive.
Arts & Sciences Conversation: Careers in Auditing
Are you interested in running for elected office or a career in auditing? Join Arts and Sciences Dean and Executive Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter for a conversation with alumni Julie Bell Lindsay, Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality, and Megan Kilgore, City Auditor of Columbus, OH. Register here.
Thursday, February 6 from 4 - 5 in Room 156, University Hall.
Dance Senior Concert
Senior BFA students present their capstone projects, which paint an engaging and captivating picture of these students’ time at Ohio State. Read more.
February 20 - 22 at the Barnett Theatre in Sullivant Hall.
Fireside Chat: Ohio State Trustee Janet Porter
Are you interested in health care administration? Join Janet Porter, Ohio State charter trustee, in conversation about her 40 years of experience as a hospital administrator, teacher, consultant and public health leader. Dress is business casual. Register here.
Thursday, February 27 from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Kuhn Honors & Scholars House.
Science Sundays - Collections as Data: Combining Data Science and the power of Library Collections to Unlock New Understanding
The digital revolution has enabled new modes of research and creativity. Kate Zwaard, director of digital strategy at the Library of Congress, will explore how libraries and archives are presenting their collections so artists and researchers can interact with them in new ways. Read more.
Sunday, March 1 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
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