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    OCTOBER 2017

Program Highlight - Chinese Major
Lantern Festival
Mandarin (Standard) Chinese is the official language for over 1.3 billion people in China, with many speakers around the globe. China is the world's most populous country and second largest economy. The Chinese major is offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures ( DEALL).  Through innovative teaching approaches, Chinese majors acquire a strong and well-rounded foundation in Chinese language, culture, literature and linguistics. Students become conversant in many facets of Chinese humanities both past and present. Though Mandarin is the primary focus, there are also courses in Cantonese and Classical Chinese. Besides language, strengths include early, pre-modern, and modern Chinese literature and culture, Chinese linguistics, and folk and popular culture.  There are opportunities for summer or extended study and practice in the People's Republic of China. Students interested in a major or minor in Chinese should contact the academic advisor, Tommy Beyl ( beyl.1@osu.edu), or call 614-292-8485.
Faculty Profile - Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama
Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor
Departments of English and of Spanish and Portuguese
Dr. Aldama was recently awarded the university's highest recognition for teaching excellence, the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Aldama teaches Film and Comics, Introduction to Film Studies and Introduction to Latina/o Studies.  He is a sought-after teacher among students in neuroscience, psychology and in the humanities. Dr. Aldama shares how he connects cognitive science with what we read or view, ways his courses explore Latinx identity and experience, how he engages students and even what he thought of the film MoonlightRead more.
Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair
Approved for First Year Student Success Series Credit
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 Career Center, 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 1, 4:30 - 6 p.m.,  Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Rooms
* Arts and Sciences
* Law
* Medicine
* Optometry
* Business
* Public Health
* Dentistry
* Nursing
* Social Work
* Architecture
* Financial Aid
* Veterinary Medicine
* Pharmacy/PharmD
* Higher Education 
  & Student Affairs
* Applied Clinical &   
  Preclinical Research
* Graduate-level Teacher Licensure Programs
* School of Health &
* Food, Agricultural 
  & Environmental
* Department of 
  Educational Studies
* John Glenn College  of Public Affairs

* Writing Center
* College of Arts &
 Sciences Career  Services
* Pre-Law &
* School of  
  Environment &  Natural Resources
Spring Registration
Advising Session
Registration will begin Monday, October 16.  Individual enrollment appointment dates vary. Check your Student Center via BuckeyeLink. Your enrollment appointment will be posted to your Student Center in the box titled, "Enrollment Information." In this box, click on the "details" link. If you have not already done so, contact your advisor to set a time to review your planned course of study before your enrollment appointment opens.
First Year Seminars
Attention First Year Students: Whether you took a First Year Seminar in the fall and want to take another, or if you are considering taking a Seminar for the first time, there are plenty of options for you. Check out the Spring First Year Seminar offerings here.
Nominate A Favorite Teacher for An Outstanding Teaching Award
Nominate an arts and sciences faculty member or Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) for a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. Submit a nomination  here .
2017 Ohio State University Law Fair
Meet representatives from over 90 law schools from across the country.  No registration required. For a list of law schools that are attending click here. Questions? Contact Ryan Heitkamp at heitkamp.12@osu.edu.

Thursday, October 19 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Ohio Union Ballroom (second floor).
Business Careers for Arts and Sciences Majors Panel & Networking Event
Whether you are thinking about careers in consulting, HR, operations, marketing, general management, or analytic roles, this event will give you detailed advice directly from the recruiters that hire Ohio State students.  This event is directly targeted to Arts and Sciences students. ASC students can register through their FutureLink account on the Events tab. All ranks and majors welcome.  More info.
Thursday, October 19 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Room 014, University Hall.
National Career Fairs Hiring Event 2017
Meet your future employer  face to face.   Multiple interview opportunities.  Apply for the job at the event.  Get hired while at the event.  More info .
Thursday, October 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus.
Arts and Sciences Education Abroad Fair
Learn about arts and sciences 2018 education abroad opportunities. Programs will take place in many countries including: the Czech Republic, Uganda, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, 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.
Thursday, November 2 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room.
Between France and Morocco:
Diversity and Inclusion in the Francophone World
Intensive faculty-led three-week course offered in May that traces the evolution of cultural, religious, racial, and national identities in France and Morocco, focusing on shared histories between these two countries. Explore the ways in which the legacies of colonialism and immigration continue to shape both nations. Each country today has a significant number of minorities and thus faces the challenge of practicing inclusivity and respecting diversity. The first week will introduce the history and culture of Paris. The second week will make the small Southern city of Aix-en-Provence the base and explore France's gateway to the Mediterranean. In the third week visit the cities of Marrakech, Rabat, Fez and Casablanca in Morocco.  Read more.  Contact: Robert A. Bennett III (bennett.460@osu.edu).
Application deadline January 3, 2018.
Education Abroad Information Sessions
Whether you are studying the ecosystem in Antarctica or music and education in Brazil, there is an education abroad program that's right for you. The Office of International Affairs is hosting information sessions throughout the semester where students will learn about applications, academic credits, requirements and specific programs in-depth. Check out the Office of International Affairs calendar to find dates, times and locations.
Gilman Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is accepting applications for U.S. students studying abroad in 2018. The Gilman scholarship is a U.S. Department of State grant program that enables students with limited finances to study or intern abroad. The scholarship is open to U.S. students who receive the Federal Pell Grant at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in education or intern abroad programs across the globe.  Read more .
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OUR&CI) is now posting available undergraduate research positions on their website.  See research positions. These are not the only opportunities to become involved in research.  Typically, students seek positions by following "3 Steps to Get Started."  For help getting started with research, the OUR&CI also offers walk-in hours Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 53 W. 11th Avenue.
Data Analytics Month at Ohio State
A month-long series of workshops, lectures, student challenges and events focused on data analytics and decision science.  A partnership among many units across campus, the event now hosts 35+ events throughout October.  Event info
Students interested in learning more about the data analytics major may attend an information session covering the curriculum and admission requirements.  Session dates and locations.  
CLLC Radio Takes to the Air
CLLC Radio DJs
CLLC Radio is offered by the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  Students of French, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian train to be radio DJs for three live broadcasts in the target language.  See who is broadcasting this semester here.
Arts and Sciences Events
Science Sundays
A Practical Guide to Becoming a Priest of Scientific Methodism
Jonathan Yewdell, MD, PhD, chief, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Yewdell, who studies influenza viruses to see how viral proteins are made to better understand immune-system responses to viral infection, describes the nuts and bolts of becoming a biomedical PhD researcher.  He shares what is required to make and interpret discoveries, the sheer joy of scientific exploration and life in the worldwide research community.  More info.
Sunday, October 15 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Start at Home Exhibition
View a celebration of Black art including works by Ralph Bell, Queen Brooks, Smoky Brown and many more through an unprecedented collaboration between the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center, King Arts Complex, The Ohio State University Libraries, The Ohio State University's Arts Initiative, and Ohio State's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Selections of the private collection are on display at the Urban Arts Space, King Arts Complex, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Thompson Library, Hagerty Hall and the Hale Black Cultural Center until November 4. Free and open to the public.  
More info .
Operatic Hors D'Oeuvres
A satisfying sampling of Continental European scenes culled from the world's most well-loved operas, from Baroque to Contemporary, with all tastes in between. Performed in French, German and Italian with projected English titles. Admission is free.  More info.

October 20 at 7:30 p.m. and October 21 at 3 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium
Campus Life Tips
Late-Night Study Space
18th Avenue Library
Do you need a quiet place for late-night study?  The 18th Avenue Library is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Overnight access between 11:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. for current students, faculty and staff with your BuckID card.  The Terra Byte Cafe located in the library offers evening hours throughout the week as well as weekend hours.  Concerned about walking home at night?  Call the University's Department of Public Safety and request a safe ride.  Info on how to request a ride and service boundaries here.
Ohio State Emergency Grants
The Student Life Student Advocacy Center is now offering Ohio State Emergency Grants of up to $1,000 to help eligible student pay for unforeseen emergency expenses such as car repairs or medical bills that might force you to choose whether to pay or stay on track for graduation.
D-Tix Ticket Lottery
Check out the link below for discounted tickets to Columbus' coolest events. D-Tix offers anything from gift cards to Columbus Crew tickets. Available from Discounted Tickets (D-Tix) and paid for by your Student Activity Fee, your D-Tix can be picked up at the Ohio Union's Information Center. Be sure to check the website for new lottery openings. Read more.
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