New Major in Medical Anthropology
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The new medical anthropology major draws upon methods and theory from biological and cultural anthropology to better understand the factors that influence health and well-being, variation in disease risk within and between populations, and individuals' illness experiences. It also investigates the ways different medical systems work within a society with the goal of improving the patient-healer relationship and ultimately health outcomes. A central goal of the medical anthropology major is to prepare future healthcare professionals and health scholars to effectively address 21st century health challenges including global health issues, national and global health disparities, as well as the growing demand to provide healthcare in multicultural settings such as the USA. In addition to pursuing graduate training in medical anthropology or other social sciences, the degree is also excellent preparation for those pursuing health careers, including medicine, nursing, or public and global health. Students may pursue either a B.A. or a B.S.  For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Piperata ( Piperata.1@osu.edu) or Dr. Karen Royce ( Royce.6@osu.edu).
Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair
Approved for First Year Student Success Series Credit
Students at Fair
Meet with admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State graduate and professional programs.  Learn what programs they offer, what's involved in applying and what you can do to strengthen your application. Students will also have the opportunity to talk with pre-law and pre-health advisors as well as representatives from the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success, Student Financial Aid and the Writing Center.  Dress is casual.  Free and no RSVP required.  Presented by the Arts and Sciences Student Council. 

Wednesday, November 7, 4:30 - 6 p.m.,   Ohio Union Performance Hall- 1st floor

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"Meet the Prof"
Dr. Deanna Grimstead, Department of Anthropology
Join other arts and sciences students for free pizza and informal conversation with Dr. Deanna Grimstead, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology.  Dr. Grimstead teaches Introduction to Anthropology, Fundamentals of Archaeology, Hunters and Gatherers, and New World Prehistory: Ancient Maya Civilization.   Her research focuses on understanding how the dynamic relationship between human populations, animal populations, environment, and climate affect human behavior and society through time. She also makes a mean bowl of chili!  The Arts and Sciences Student Council selected Dr. Grimstead as the recipient of the 2017 - 2018 Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.   Presented by the Arts and Sciences Student Council .
Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., in the Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room, 3rd floor of the Ohio Union.
Nominate a Favorite Teacher for an Outstanding Teaching Award
Teaching Award Recipients
Nominate an arts and sciences faculty member or Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) for a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. These awards are notable because they are completely administered by students through the Arts and Sciences Student Council.  Students may submit a nomination here.
Wednesday, December 5 - Nomination deadline.
Take Your Professor to Lunch - On Us!
Compliments of the College of Arts and Sciences
Have you taken advantage of this opportunity yet this semester?  
Sharing lunch and an informal conversation is a great way to explore educational and research opportunities, to identify or confirm your career direction, as well as to build an educational relationship - an important factor when requesting a future letter of reference.  As an arts and sciences major, you're eligible to participate once each semester.   Read more .
Digital Literacy
D igital literacy  is the ability to utilize technology to find, create, communicate, and evaluate information. From feeling comfortable navigating the newest tablet, to learning how to code to create your own programs,  digital literacy is an important skill employers look for when hiring recent graduates. Not only is it important for a successful transition to the workplace, but most hiring managers and business executives place high importance on employees staying current with changing technology and its application to the workplace.   There are many things you can do to demonstrate your digital literacy . For instance, writing a blog while working as an intern or maintaining social media for a student organization.  To increase your digital literac y, track emerging opportunities via the Digital Flagship or work courses (e.g., Social Implications of Communication Technology) into your degree plan.   For more information about recommended Career Readiness Competencies see this PDF .
Are You Graduating This Semester?
The deadline to apply for Autumn 2018 graduation is November 9. If you are planning to graduate autumn 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 here. If applicable, meet with your minor advisor ahead of time to complete a minor program form. Minor contact information can be found  here.
Spring 2019 Featured Courses Now Available
Spring 2019 featured courses are now available on the College of Arts and Sciences website. Students can plan their spring schedule using the online courses bulletin board which highlights more than 50 fascinating classes submitted by faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences. Explore our courses here.
Education Abroad Program Spotlight
Medieval Art in Italy: Rome & Florence
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This course focuses on art and architecture from the Late Roman Empire through the Early Renaissance.  Explore churches, town halls, catacombs, mosaics, paintings, sculptures, icons and other media in order to understand the cultural landscape of the medieval Italian city.  There will be day trips to Pisa and Siena. The first week and a half will be in Columbus. The final two weeks will be in Rome and Florence, Italy. For more information contact Charlie Gbur at gbur.9@osu.eduRead more.
Be sure to look into education abroad scholarships offered by arts and sciences and the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
Information Session -  Thursday, November 15 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Room 160, Enarson.
Program Application deadline - January 3, 2019. 
Arts and Sciences Education Abroad Fair
Learn about arts and sciences 2019 education abroad opportunities. Programs will take place in many countries including: Uganda, Brazil, Japan, Morocco, Senegal, Mexico, France, the UK, China, Norway and more!  Meet faculty resident directors and past study abroad participants. Refreshments will be served.  Contact: Charlie Gbur at gbur.9@osu.edu
Monday, November 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. in the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room.
Interested in Research?
Schedule an Appointment with OUR&CI
Students may now schedule advising appointments with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry (OUR&CI) online.  The link to schedule an appointment is here.
Changes to the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum provides an opportunity for undergraduates to showcase their research projects and creative works with the University community. PLEASE NOTE: The 2019 Forum will be limited to 200 students graduating in 2019 (spring, summer, autumn). Read more about the eligibility and submission process here. The Spring Undergraduate Research Festival will be open to all Ohio State undergraduates and will include multiple sessions throughout the day. More information on the Spring Research Festival will be available soon.
November 1 - December 5 - Denman Forum application window.
February 20 - Denman Undergraduate Research Forum held in the Biomedical Research Tower
Searching for An Undergraduate Research Position?
Open undergraduate research positions are posted on the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry (OUR&CI) website  here.  Please be aware that these are not the only available positions on campus.  Students tend to seek out their positions by following OUR&CI's " 3 Steps to Get Started."
Symphony Orchestra - Spring Auditions
Are you a string player with orchestral experience?  Make music with the Ohio State Symphony Orchestra this spring.  Visit music.osu.edu for audition and course information.  School of Music ensembles are available for variable credit so that you can avoid exceeding 18 hours.  Auditions are open to all interested string players including both majors and non-majors.
Ohio State in Campus Pride's List of  Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges
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Ohio State is named in Campus Pride's 2018 "Best of the Best" Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly colleges, receiving five out of five stars in this year's annual rating.  The report highlights Student Life, including institutional commitment, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Health and the Student Life Multicultural Center.  To be in the "Best of the Best" listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs and practices.  Read more.  More information about LGBTQ-related services and programs through the Office of Student Life is available at LGBTQ.osu.edu.
Infectious Diseases
Student Community of Practice & Engagement
The Battelle Center for Science, Engineering and Public Policy in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Institute offers a Student Community of Practice and Engagement (SCOPE).  Weekly discussions cover a range of topics such as preparing for an era of antimicrobial resistance, public policy, legal issues, and food safety and security.  SCOPE h ighlights include mentoring, professional skills training and research opportunities.  Students from all disciplines and backgrounds are welcome.  Read more.  For more info contact battellecenter@osu.edu.
Tuesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. in Room 240 of Page Hall.
DriveOhio INNOVATE-O-thon
Join the best and the brightest Buckeyes for an INNOVATE-O-thon externship, an innovation immersion with a key Columbus initiative. DriveOhio is the state's one-stop shop for autonomous and connected mobility. Your team will help shape DriveOhio's technology strategy by identifying value propositions and building business cases for the deployment of autonomous vehicles at Ohio State. Their externship program welcomes students from all majors.  Read more
November 9 - 11 at the Materials Innovation Lab - Room 218, 1381 Kinnear Road.
Take the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Survey
Buckeye Leadership Fellows extend their reach beyond the classroom combining critical thinking with real world action. They are conducting a very brief survey regarding your interest in internships and co-working spaces.  Share your thoughts by completing the survey here
Health, Wellness and Safety
Stress Management and Resiliency Training Lab
Students can now sign up for individual and group biofeedback stress reduction training through the S.M.A.R.T. Lab. The Lab provides a number of coaching, computer-mediated learning and group activity services. Read more. For more info, contact Damon Drew at drew.96@osu.edu.
Stay Healthy This Flu Season
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Flu shots are available at Student Life's Wilce Student Health Center for all students.  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.
Five Ways You Can Help Prevent Suicide
The Ohio State Suicide Prevention Program has trained more than 15,000 students, staff and faculty to recognize the signs of suicide. The Suicide Prevention Program has been in continuous operation as a stand-alone office since 2006, making it one of the longest-running campus suicide prevention programs in the nation. Project Director Darcy Granello offers insights.
Arts and Sciences Events
The Neuroscience of Self-Control
Professors Molly Crockett (Yale), Todd Hare (University of Zurich), and Dylan Wagner (OSU) will take part in a moderated discussion of current neuroscience perspectives on how people exert self-control.  Read more.
November 1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Theater.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration will include a roundtable discussion on Coco, the un/dead, and the vampiric in Latinx popular culture moderated by Dr. Frederick Aldama, as well as a celebration featuring traditional food, face painting, a free bilingual screening of Coco, Danza Azteca, a lively Muertos procession, the highly anticipated launch of Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology and more.  The event is free.  For a full schedule and more information, click here.
Roundtable discussion - Dia de los Muertos, Chicano Dracula and the Latinx Macabre on
Friday, November 2 from 2:20 - 3:40 p.m. in Room 205, Sullivant Hall.
Celebration -  Saturday, November 3 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at various locations.
Legally Blonde, the Musical
A California sorority girl shakes up Harvard Law School and explodes stereotypes while remaining true to her own sense of style in this Broadway musical based on the film starring Reese Witherspoon.  Read more.
Thursday, November 8 - Sunday, November 18 at various times at the Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center.
Department of Dance 50th Anniversary Performances
Featuring new works choreographed by faculty and Motion Lab (MOLA) Performances by Renegade Performance Group.  Read more.
Thursday, November 8 - Saturday, November 17 at various locations.
Ohio State Jazz Ensemble and Guests
Jazz Ensemble
The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble (Kris Keith conducting) presents Mambo y Samba: Danza, a program of big band music influenced by the melodies and rhythms of Cuba and South America.   The concert is a collaboration between Capital University and The Ohio State University Center for Latin American Studies, Organization of Hispanic and Latino Faculty and Staff, and Salsa Club.  No ticket required.  Read more.
Friday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.
Science Sundays
What Do We Really Know About the Origin of the Cell's Powerhouse?
Michael W. Gray is a professor emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.  The lecture is free.   Read more.
Sunday, November 18 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Campus Life
Flicks for Free
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Flicks for Free presents free movies, popcorn and a beverage!  They are 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.

Christopher Robin
Wednesday, November 7 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Crazy Rich Asians
Wednesday, November 14 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Incredibles 2
Wednesday, November 28 and Friday, November 30 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Printer/Copier Services and Follow Me Printing
Pinter and copier services are located in all Ohio State library locations.  All printers and copiers require a BuckID or Guest Card for service.  Read more.
Follow Me Printing allows print jobs to follow you wherever you go.  Download the app, send your print job to select printer locations across campus and release the job for printing with the swipe of a BuckID.  Read more.
CABS Bus Tracking
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Tired of getting caught in the rain?  Is your backpack a little too heavy today?  Stay connected and on time.  Download the Ohio State App for real-time Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) bus tracking and view individual routes  here.

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