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           March 2018

Program Highlight - Film Studies
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The Film Studies BA concentrates on the critical study of cinema as an evolving art form and multicultural phenomenon. Our students complete core courses in world cinema and the fundamental tools of film analysis; fulfill requirements in early cinema, multicultural film studies, and the documentary and experimental traditions; and go on to take a series of elective courses, culminating in a focus area in film theory, screenwriting, or film production. The Film Studies Program also oversees minors in film studies and screenwriting, the brand new competitive undergraduate BA in Moving-Image Production, and an MA and a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization (GIS) in Film Studies.
The Film Studies Program reflects the inherently interdisciplinary nature of the field by drawing together over thirty globally recognized faculty members across fifteen departments. They also work closely with the Wexner Center's Film/Video curators, who bring internationally renowned filmmakers, films, and premieres to Columbus. To learn more, contact an advisor and sign up for the Film Studies newsletter today.
Career Corner - Networking via AlumniFire and LinkedIn
Plan to dedicate time during the remainder of the term to network via AlumniFire and LinkedInAlumniFire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. AlumniFire opens doors to fellow Buckeyes in the real world. The system is easy to use and those registered have communicated that they want to help Ohio State students and alumni. The assistance they're willing to provide will be visible from their profile. LinkedIn is the largest networking platform. Although, not a mentoring platform like AlumniFire, 
LinkedIn can be used to connect with alumni. After you complete your LinkedIn profile, you can use the See Alumni function to access a list of OSU graduates. Type "The Ohio State University" in the search box, then click See Alumni to access a list of OSU graduates based on location, job function, or major and request to link to them to initiate a networking connection.
More Ways to Network and Informational Interviewing
In addition to using AlumniFire and LinkedIn, talking with family members, friends and professionals in your network about their work history or place of employment are key steps in exploring career options. Ask questions that allow you to find out about jobs that fit your interests, learn more about the realities of working for a particular company/organization and tap into "insider information" regarding anticipated job openings. To learn more about informational interviewing, check out the career services tip sheet - Informational Interviewing. For best practices on setting up your profile on LinkedIn go to: Profile.
"Meet the Prof" - Justin D'Arms, Department of Philosophy
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Join other arts and sciences students for free pizza and informal conversation with Dr. Justin D'Arms, professor and chair, Department of Philosophy.  His research interests include moral theory, metaethics, reasons and rationality, philosophy of emotion and evolutionary theory. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Wednesday, March 7 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Creative Arts Room, lower level of the Ohio Union.
Student Spotlight - Tyler Webb
Tyler Webb and Dr. Peter Mansoor
Tyler Webb and Dr. Mansoor
Tyler Webb is a graduating senior with majors in microbiology and history.  His long goal is to attend medical school while serving in the Army.  While in high school Tyler began his research at the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.  He later decided to switch from research in cell biology to history research.  His current thesis research focuses on the 37th Infantry "Buckeye" Division during World War II.  Read his blog to learn more about Tyler's journey as a historian, his study abroad, the important role of mentors and the benefits of conducting research.
Summer Camp & Recreation Job Fair
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Summer Camp and Recreation Job Fair. You'll be able to speak with representatives from summer camps and recreational organizations who are seeking students interested in pursuing careers that involve working with children, counseling, events management, adaptive recreation, and/or human and social services. Read more.
Tuesday, March 6 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Cartoon Room of the Ohio Union.
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
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Are you considering a research project?  Would you like to talk with other undergraduate students about their research projects?  Students will showcase their research at the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.  Read more.
Tuesday, April 3 in the Ohio Union.
Research Positions - New Positions Posted
Check out the new Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OUR&CI) website posting of available research positions.  These are not the only available positions for undergraduates.  Typically, students seek out a position by following the " 3 Steps to Getting Involved."  Visit OUR&CI any Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to learn about how you can get started in research.  Research Postings.
Study Abroad Program Highlight 
Antarctica: Human Impact on a Fragile Ecosystem
Antarctica is the "coldest, windiest, driest, highest, quietest, most remote and least understood continent on earth." The South Polar Region has been an object of human speculation for millennia and a prize for explorers, scientists, hunters and geologists for more than two hundred years.  Towering icebergs, glacier-draped mountains and waddling penguins are just a few of the wonders.  Explore contemporary issues in Antarctica and the adjacent Southern Ocean, and learn how this otherworldly continent is so closely linked with the civilized world.  Program dates are 12/14/18 - 12/30/18.  Participants will enroll in a one credit pre-departure course during AU 18,  Read more. Contact: Charlie Gbur at gbur.9@osu.edu.

April 1, 2018 - Application deadline.
Summer Term at Ohio State
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Complete your degree on time while saving money.  For Summer Term 2018, instructional fees, and general and non-resident surcharges for Columbus campus undergraduates will be discounted by 25 percent compared to autumn and spring semesters. For more specific costs, view detailed fees for Summer Term.  Check out the course list, now available on BuckeyeLink.  
To determine which summer classes might be right for you, contact your academic advisor.
Student Life Multicultural Center Cohorts
The Student Life Multicultural Center hosts student leadership cohorts and groups to assist students in developing social support and leadership skills critical to becoming world citizens. These cohorts touch on the experience of students who share certain identities, and are a great way of getting connected at Ohio State!   In addition to cohorts for LGBTQ communities, the Student Life Multicultural Center also hosts the following:
* Asian Pacific Islander First Year/Transfer Cohort, Gelli Ann Dayrit
* El Pueblo: Latino First Year Cohort, Indra Leyva
* Say Her Name: Women of Color Cohort, Gisell Jeter-Bennet
* Sankofa Leadership Collective, Katherine Betts
* Women's Cabinet Leadership Cohort, Gisell Jeter-Bennett
For more information on these and LGBTQ community cohorts, reach out to the Intercultural Specialist or check out the Center's website for more details on each group.
Off-Campus Living Expo
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The Off-Campus Living Expo serves as a fun and interactive event to gather information about off-campus living and safety.  This event incorporates information on available rental properties, transportation, fire and home safety, personal health, financial wellness and more.  Off-Campus Living GuideUSG Renter's GuideRead more.
Friday, March 23 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,  Performance Hall of the Ohio Union.
Need Help Finding a Roommate?
If you need help finding a roommate plan on attending the Roommate Fair.  Roommate Fairs are held each semester and are great opportunities to meet potential roommates face-to-face in a safe and fun setting. Student ID is required.  Read more.
Friday, March 30 from 5 - 6 p.m., Multicultural Center of the Ohio Union. (Note; date change.)
History Career Night
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Learn about careers in business, public history, technology and historic preservation, as well as graduate studies and career planning.  RSVP to Maria Mazon at mazon.1@osu.edu if you plan to attend.  Read more.
Thursday, March 8 from 7 - 9 p.m. in Room 168, Dulles Hall.

Undergraduate Neuroscience Outreach Organization 5K Walk/Run
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The Undergraduate Neuroscience Outreach Organization (UNOO) is holding a Parkinson's 5K Walk/Run to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Five million people currently live with Parkinson's disease worldwide.  By participating in the Parkinson's 5K you will help raise money to speed the cure! The course will run throughout Ohio State's campus.  Students and the general public of any level are invited to get moving to end Parkinson's. The first 30 to register will receive a free t-shirt! Register here.   Facebook. Contact:  osu.unoo@gmail.com.
Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ohio State's Planetarium Offers Spring Shows
Ohio State's Arne Slettebak Planetarium, located in Smith Laboratory, is scheduling free spring shows in March.  The 63-seat 30-foot dome theater features a state-of-the-art digital projection system giving exquisite views of the night sky.  Free, but reservations are encouraged for guaranteed seating.  The Sky TonightPluto: The Distant, Icy World.
Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. - The Sky Tonight.
Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. - Pluto: The Distant, Icy World.
Interested In Learning More About Pharmacy?
Pharmacy Career Services has partnered with the Wexner Medical Center/James Cancer Hospital to provide a unique learning experience for undergraduate students to tour the facility and meet pharmacy professionals in a panel/networking setting.  Learn about the hospital, tour the central and satellite pharmacies and engage with clinical hospital pharmacists who have specializations in various areas.  For more info contact Leigh Mascolino at mascolino.7@osu.edu.
Tours held: Tuesday, March 20 from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, March 23 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.  Register by March 9 here.
R.U.O.K.? Day 2018
This event, presented by Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide, works to spread knowledge about the resources available at Ohio State and around Columbus, as well as to engage students and faculty in important conversations about suicide prevention and mental health.  Free food, therapy dogs and free shirts.  Read more.
Thursday, March 1 from 3 - 7 p.m. in the Ohio Union Performance Hall.
Safe Zone Training - Spring 2018
The Safe Zone project aims to create a more welcoming and more inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community and to encourage networking among faculty, staff and students toward the goal of supporting the diverse individuals and communities with minoritized sexual and/or gender identities.  Read more.  To RSVP for training, click here.  Open Spring semester training dates:
Wednesday, March 7 &Tuesday, April 17 from 1 - 4 p.m., Brutus Buckeye Room, Ohio Union.
Arts and Sciences Events
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Based on the French philosopher Voltaire's novella of the same name, Candide is an around-the-world romp of idealistic optimism and a series of absurdly unfortunate events.  With an ingenious score by the legendary Leonard Bernstein, Candide is a bitingly hysterical political satire on life and the very nature of human existence.  Read more and ticket information here.
Thursday and Friday, March 8 & 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Weigel Hall Auditorium
Science Sundays
How Microscopy Can Help Understand Nanomaterials
Amanda Petford-Long
Materials at the nanoscale behave in a fundamentally different way.  Using microscopes as 'nano-laboratories,' allows us to understand their structure at the atomic scale.  Amanda Petford-Long shares how this new understanding has applications for how we store, read and write information in computers.  Read more.
Amanda Petford-Long, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory; Northwestern University Professor Materials Science and Engineering, studies behavior of nanoscale materials with applications in information-storage technology.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the American Physical Society.
Sunday, March 18 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the U.S. Bank Conference Theatre, Ohio Union.
DigiEYE: Film/Video Screening
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A screening of original live action and animated moving image shorts created by students from the Departments of Theatre and Art and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design. Free.
Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater.
Jazz Ensemble Presents "The Music of Ladd McIntosh"
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The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble welcomes back guest artist, composer and arranger Ladd McIntosh to conduct the band.  The performance features a small portion of Mr. McIntosh's vast repertoire for big band, as well as a few guest alumni members from the award-winning 1967 band - The Ohio State University Jazz Workshop Band - with Wes Orr on trumpet and Byron Rooker on woodwinds.  This concert is free.  No ticket required.  Read more.
Sunday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium
Department of Design Spring Exhibition
This exhibition features senior theses by undergraduates from each of the three programs: Industrial Design, Interior Design and Visual Communication Design.  The exhibition also includes projects from select MFA students from the Design Research and Development, Digital Animation and Interactive Media concentrations.  Read more and exhibit times here.
Wednesday, March 28 - Saturday, April 7 in the Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
Campus Life
Flicks for Free
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The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) presents free movies!  Your BuckID admits two.  Free popcorn and beverages. Take a study break and attend a free movie.  All shows are at 6 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  Tickets not required but a valid Buck-ID is required for entry.  U.S. Bank Conference Theatre in the Ohio Union.  Read more.

March movies:
Coco - Wednesday, March 7 at 6 and 11 p.m.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Wednesday, March 21 at 6 and 11 p.m.
Cadet Kelly - Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. only
Life Size - Wednesday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. only
Karaoke Night
The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) presents Karaoke Night hosted by DJ Rob Stylz!  Come and grab the mic and sing your favorite song.  Or just take a seat and watch the show.  Free food! Tickets not required. 7 p.m. at Woody's Tavern in the Ohio Union.  Read more.
March and April themes:
March 1 - International Music
March 29 - Throwback Thursday (Only '90s Kids Remember)
April 12 - Boy Bands vs. Girl Bands
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