MARCH 2017

New Major - Moving-Image Production
The College of Arts and Sciences will offer a new major in Moving-Image Production (MIP) that will prepare students for a range of careers or graduate studies in filmmaking.  It emphasizes specialized studio practice, the development of critical storytelling skills and a proficiency in visual literacy.  The program encourages the development of a deep understanding of film production in the areas of animation, documentary, experimental and narrative cinema.  The major is designed to produce filmmakers with critical-thinking skills and independent voices who will bring new vision to the film industry, independent cinema and visual culture.  Students will take courses in, but not limited to, a variety of areas including: the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, African American and African Studies, Art, Chinese, Comparative Studies, Dance, Design, East Asian Studies, English, Film Studies, French and Italian, German, History of Art, Japanese, Russian, Slavic, Spanish and Portuguese, Theatre, Women's Gender and Sexuality  Studies, as well as in association with the Wexner Center for the Arts.  More info.  For further information about the MIP major, contact the Film Studies Program at  filmstudies@osu.edu .
Are You Graduating This Semester? 
The deadline to apply for spring graduation is April 7.  If you are planning to graduate spring semester, but have not yet completed your graduation application, please make an appointment with your academic advisor. Information about how to make an appointment can be found by clicking on  this link   and selecting your major. If applicable, meet with your minor advisor to complete a minor program form. Minor contact information can be found here.
Career Corner - Paid Government Internships
Bryan Rosenthal
Bryan Rosenthal,
History and Russian
The federal government's recent hiring freeze does not apply to internship opportunities for current students. The Pathways Program offers paid internship opportunities for current students related to their academic career goals or field of study. Students who successfully complete their internship may be eligible to convert to a permanent position contingent on the status of the current hiring freeze. Learn more about the Pathways Program at USAJOBS.gov. Click on "I'm a student/recent graduate" located at the bottom of the homepage below the Explore Unique Hiring Paths section. From this page you will be directed to information about the Pathways Program.

The types of opportunities are varied.  Bryan Rosenthal interned with the U.S. Department of State in Uzbekistan where he had the opportunity to work on several large projects across several different divisions over the course of ten weeks.  Read more about his experience here.  Closer to home, the National Park Service is seeking Interpretive Interns for its Mount Rushmore History Association.  This would be appropriate for students in the arts and humanities interested in a career in museum curation or nonprofit management and those in the natural and mathematical sciences interested in a career as a National Park Service Ranger ( FutureLink job ID 25316995).  
Tips for Using USAJOBS.gov and the Go Government Site
When seeking a Pathways internship,  USAJOBS.gov is the official system for viewing these postings. You can refine your search by typing one of the following phrases in the search box, "Internship," "Student Trainee," or "Pathways Internship" as your keyword. However, because agencies are not required to post to this site, it is best to also check the career section of each agency you are pursuing for Pathway internship opportunities. 

To help you navigate the application process or to provide insight about a future career with the federal government there is Go Government. This site is full of helpful information to guide you as you consider, apply, and secure a federal internship. Research federal agencies and government careers as well as gain tips for completing your application. Based on your field of interest you can explore the top agencies and positions for that particular field and view sample postings related to your interest. Go Government is strictly a resource to guide you through the application process. This site does not post positions. 
Meet Assistant Professor Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Department of Sociology
Join other arts and sciences students for free pizza and informal conversation with Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology.  Dr. Nyseth Brehm is the 2016 recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.  Dr. Nyseth Brehm studies multiple processes of mass violence, human rights violations and mass crime -- why they occur, how they occur, their effects and responses to them.  She is currently examining community-level violence in the genocides that occurred in Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sudan.  She is also interested in how societies rebuild after mass violence and is studying the effects of Rwanda's gacaca courts (the courts that tried people who participated in the genocide) through a collaborative project.  She is the resident director of a summer term education abroad program in Kigali, Rwanda. Genocide and Its Aftermath in Rwanda. 
Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Wednesday, March 8 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Maudine Cow Room, lower level of the Ohio Union.
Research and Creative Activity Scholarships in the Arts and Humanities
Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships support students who are pursuing a degree in the arts and will be working on a creative or research project by autumn semester of the last year of their major program.   Deadline - March 11.
Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
support students in the arts and humanities who need financial support to conduct research/creative activity.   Deadline - March 17.
Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund
enhances opportunities for students in the arts and humanities to pursue and promote significant accomplishments in their field of study.  Deadline - March 17.
Information on the application process for each fund may be found here
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 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.   Read more.
Wednesday, March 29 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. at the RPAC. 
New Name for the Undergraduate Research Office
The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) has a new name - the  Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OUR&CI).   Visit them at 53 W. 11th Avenue or their new website at ugresearch.osu.edu .
Getting Involved in Research Info Sessions
Come to an information session to learn how to get started in research.  Learn how to develop a research topic, find a research mentor and find resources to help make research a part of your undergraduate education.  These sessions offer a great introduction to students who are just beginning to think about the possibilities of undergraduate research.  All sessions held in room 070/090, 18th Avenue Library.  Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry OUR&CI).
Wednesday, March 8 at 2:30  p.
Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. 
3-Minute Thesis Competition
Would you like to present your thesis project in a compelling format?  This competition is open to all Ohio State undergraduate students currently pursuing a thesis project.  Selected presenters will be tasked with sharing their research with an audience in three minutes.  Cash prizes of $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for third place.  The competition will be held April 4 from 5:30 -  7:00 p..m.   Apply here.   More info. For  questions, contact David Barnes at barnes.363@osu.edu
March 21 at 5:00 p.m.  - Deadline to submit an abstract (=300 words). 
Spring COMPAS Conference: On Global Inequality
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The spring COMPAS conference will focus on understanding global inequality. It will begin by considering two basic questions facing proponents of global justice: how to measure well-being as a way of assessing global inequalities and whether rich nations have a duty to alleviate poverty around the globe. The significance of global inequality will be considered in a variety of domains that raise serious moral concerns, including global governance, trade, migration, and LGBTQ rights.  The conference brings together leading political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, economists, legal scholars, public health experts, and policy advocates.  The conference is free and students are welcome to attend any or all sessions. More info on this and other events related to ways in which inequalities in resources, opportunity, and treatment -- for example, along lines of  class, race and gender -- can produce or reinforce unequal outcomes in areas as diverse as health outcomes, criminal justice policy and practices and political power.
Thursday, March 30 - Friday, March 31, 11th floor, Thompson Library.
Safe Zone Training
An instructor-led introductory session for Safe Zone Training.  The Safe Zone Project addresses the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and pansexual (LGBTQQIAP) people.  The training is directed toward creating a more welcoming and inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community and to encourage networking among faculty, staff and students toward the goal of supporting diverse individuals and communities with minoritized sexual and/or gender identities.  All sessions held in the Rosa M. Ailabouni Room, Ohio Union.   RSVP for training here.   More info.
Thursday, March 9 from 1 - 4 p.m. 
Thursday, March 30 from 9 a.m. - noon
Tuesday, April 11 from 1 - 4 p.m.
RUOK? Day - Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide
Learn about Ohio State and Columbus mental health resources in a safe, stigma-free environment. Free food, t-shirts, music, therapy dogs, and prizes! Stop by and learn how to ask someone, "Are you okay?"  More info .  Ohio State suicide prevention  resources, programs and outreach.
Thursday, March 2 from 3 - 7 p.m., Ohio Union Performance Hall.
YesPlus Retreat for Students
Ohio State's YesPlus is a powerful retreat focused on energizing and calming both body and mind. Participants learn a variety of powerful breathing and meditation techniques including SKY Meditation (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga). Presented by the Yesplus Club (formerly Art of Living Club). Student activity fee covers most of the cost. Spots filling fast! For more info and sign up visit:
Friday through Sunday, April 7 - 9.
St. Baldrick's Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer
Get your head shaved or sponsor a friend!  By participating in St. Baldrick's, people ask their friends and family to pay them to shave their heads.   All of the money funds research for childhood cancer. Join as a shavee, a volunteer or a donor. Sponsored by the neuroscience major program.  Visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/OSU t o donate, or email hickey.219@osu.edu for more information. Help eradicate childhood cancer!
Tuesday, March 21 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. in front of the Thompson Library.
Planetarium Offers Spring Shows
Ohio State's Arne Slettebak Planetarium, located in Smith Laboratory, is currently scheduling free spring shows. The 63-seat 30-foot dome theater features a state-of-the-art projection system giving exquisite views of the night sky. Take a digital journey to the planets, stars, and distant galaxies.  Free, but reservations are encouraged for guaranteed seating.   More info.
Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m -The Sky Tonight; 7 p.m.-The Life Cycle of Stars
Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m-The Sky Tonight; 8 p.m.-Other Worlds, Other Skies 
TEDxOhioStateUniversity: Precipice
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This year's TEDx conference theme, Precipice, will feature students, faculty, staff and alumni as speakers and performers who will inspire and challenge concepts of science, technology, history and life.  Presenters from arts and sciences include:   Brenda Chaney, Department of Sociology; Kevin McClatchy, Department of Theatre; and  Mark Rudoff, School of Music.  Arts and Sciences students Rania Khamees (neuroscience) and Daniel Rodriguez (communication) will host.  Precipice is open to all and tickets cost $20 for students. Read more, register and purchase tickets here .
Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Ohio Union Grand Ballroom
Arts and Sciences Events
Science Sundays - John Beacom
John Beacom
Neutrino Astronomy Made Easy - Neutrinos barely exist:  They have almost no mass or interactions.  Yet they are blazing forth from the hot, dense centers of nuclear reactors, the Sun, supernova explosions and who knows what else?  If only we could see them!  With new detectors, now we can, but faintly, opening up new vistas, questions and possibilities.  John Beacom is Ohio State professor of physics and astronomy; and director, Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (CCAPP).  More info.

Sunday, March 19 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Barnett Center Speaker Series: SuperHeroes En Vogue
Artwork by Michael Watson
Artwork by Michael Watson
Visual artist Amana Harris and comic artists Michael Watson, Victor Dandridge and Left-Handed Sophie come together at the intersection of independent artistry, media industry, education and activism for an engaging presentation and discussion on issues of social justice and diversity in the graphics industry and in society.  Curated by Christopher Jeansonne, the artists will discuss some of their many  powerful works and will have items for sale.  Free and food will be provided. For more info and to RSVP visit the Barnett Center.
Wednesday, March 8 from 4:30 - 6:30  p.m. in the Barnett Center Collaboratory. 
DigiEYE: Annual Student Film/Video Showcase
An evening 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 (ACCAD).  The screening of narrative, documentary and experimental shorts will be followed by a Q&A session with the works' creators.  Curated by Janet Parrott, chair of the Department of Theatre. Free.   More info.
Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theater. 
40th Annual Ohio State Jazz Festival
Byron Stripling
Five-day festival celebrating America's musical art form.  Bryron Stripling, trumpet virtuoso and musical director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, will perform with the Ohio State Jazz Ensemble on Saturday night.  Other performances include the Bobby Floyd Trio with saxophonist Bryan Olsheski; the new Ohio Show Band, directed by Shawn Wallace, Jazz Studies area head; Ohio State big bands and jazz combos; the Ohio Jaztet with guest artist Vincent Chandler, trombone.  All events are free.   More info.
Wednesday, March 22 - Sunday March 26 in Weigel Auditorium.
Campus Life Tips
Light Up with LED
Light Up With LED is a student-led project to promote energy efficient practices among off-campus Ohio State students. Participants trade in non-LED bulbs and receive FREE LED bulbs in return. Trade up to 5 non-LED bulbs. A pick up date will be selected in the registration survey. When participants trade in their non-LED bulbs, they will receive a reusable tote bag with their LED bulbs and information on other energy conserving behaviors!   Register.   More info
Bike Share Program - Students Asked. We Listened.
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Get access to a bicycle without having to store it on campus and sleep soundly knowing it will be properly maintained.  There are 17 bike sharing stations on campus with 115 bikes.  The student rate is $35/year and payment options include BuckID and credit card.  More info and sign up.
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