New Major - Italian Studies
The Italian language is spoken by more than 60 million people with the U. S. second only to Italy in the number of Italian-speaking residents. Italy is the fourth most populous EU member state with the third largest economy in the  Eurozone and the  eighth largest economy in the world. It is also home to the most  World Heritage Sites and is the birthplace to some of the most significant figures in Italian and world history.  The Italian Studies major is for students who are not necessarily interested in advanced language proficiency, but are interested in Italian literature, history, society and culture , developing intercultural competency and facilitating a double major. The major includes courses in Italian and English, and a selection of courses from: Architecture, Classics, English, History, History of Art, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Music. The overlap of course requirements with Classics, English, History, and History of Art facilitates double majoring Italian is also easily paired with International Business.   For more information, contact Dr. Janice Aski at aski.1@osu.edu .
Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Namiko Kunimoto, Department of History of Art
Dr. Namiko Kunimoto, associate professor in the Department of History of Art, was recently awarded the University's highest recognition for teaching excellence, the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.  She teaches courses on modern and contemporary Japanese art.  Her teaching interests also include feminism and gender issues, as well as photography.  She has volunteered as a faculty member for Buckeye First in support of first generation students, mentored students undertaking STEP projects and has served as the department's honors advisor.  Outside of Ohio State she and her six-year old listen to a lot of hip hop.  Read more about Dr. Kunimoto, her research and her advice for students.
Get Involved - Make Friends and Develop Leadership Skills
Student Council Members
We hope that you enjoyed the Autumn Involvement Fair! We encourage you to join at least two organizations -- one that is related to your area of study and one just for fun. The Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service is your point of connection with student organizations, leadership and service initiatives, and offers many resources for individuals as well as for student groups. Still looking for an organization? Check out this list of student organizations connected with the arts and sciences and this list of student organization across the university.
Career Success - Investments, Banking and Financial Services
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Are you interested in a career in finance and banking? Arts and sciences students are in high demand in the corporate world due to their strong analytic and problem solving skills. Still, it can sometimes be difficult to determine what roles are open to various majors. This event provides arts and sciences students with an understanding of the broad range of finance related career paths. Panelists will provide insight into what is needed to be competitive for internship opportunities or full-time employment. There will be a forty minute panel presentation followed by break-out sessions where students can network directly with company representatives.
Panelists include representatives from:  Duff & Phelps,  Grange Insurance,  PNC Bank and  Quicken.   Business or business casual attire is strongly recommended, and you are encouraged to bring your resume. RSVP through Handshake to guarantee a seat!
Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 14, University Hall.
Career Success - Introducing a New Career-Networking Platform
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Ohio State is excited to announce our new partnership with Handshake, a modern platform for college recruiting. Handshake is replacing our former system, FutureLink. Handshake is a career-networking platform for Ohio State and recent graduates to connect with employers and internship sites in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors that are interested in recruiting Ohio State students.   Make the most of career fairs and other upcoming events with Handshake! View and track upcoming events, keep track of registered employers, and stay on top of positions they have posted so you can be confident and prepared on the date of the event. 
Career Success -  Follow on Social Media
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Follow the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success on social media for updates on career panels, Life Beyond Degree workshops and other department specific events.
2018 Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair
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Attend Ohio State's university-wide Career and Internship Fair. Open to all students across all majors, campuses, graduate programs and degree levels. Update your resume, dress to impress, meet with some of the nation's top employers and have a free professional headshot taken. Prior to the Fair, there will be several preparatory workshops to help you get ready. You may also visit the Center for Career and Professional Success for help preparing for the Fair. Brought to you by Buckeye Careers and the Office of Student Life.
Professional dress is required. Current students should bring a BuckID for entry; there is no pre-registration required. More info.
September 18 - 19 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Ohio Union
September 20 - Interview Day
Career and Internship Fair Student-Employer Networking Events:

Multicultural Student and Employer Meet and Greet
RSVP preferred via Handshake.  More info.
Tuesday, September 18 from 5 - 7:00 p.m.; Ohio Union, Ohio Staters Traditions Room 
Employer and Student Veteran Networking Reception
RSVP preferred via Handshake.  More info.
Tuesday, September 18 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Ohio Union, Woody's Tavern.
Chinese Career Forum
No RSVP required.  More info.
Wednesday, September 19 from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.; Ohio Union, Cartoon Room.
Public Service and Nonprofit Careers Reception
RSVP required via Handshake.  More info.

Wednesday, September 19 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Page Hall.

Fall 2018 Career Fairs
Ready to connect to opportunity?  Check out a variety of fall career fairs through your  Career Success website.
Education Abroad Program Spotlight
Zambia Culture and Society
Students Abroad
This program takes place between May 6, 2019 and May 27, 2019.  It will introduce students to diverse aspects of Southern African societies and cultures including literature, arts and music, folklore, geography, architecture, and the economy.  Students will explore and critically examine the predominant cultural, historical, social, economic, and political themes of the Southern African region through site visits, lectures, fireside group discussions, films, journal-keeping, essay assignment and other related activities. Zambia has been selected as representative of the region because of its economic history and politics.  All majors are welcome to apply.  Read more.
Application Deadline - January 3, 2019.
Autumn Education Abroad Funding Deadlines
October 1:  Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships and the International Studies Study Abroad Fund (Same application for both of these two funds.)
For additional education abroad funding resources, contact your major department or the Office of International Affairs (OIA).  OIA offers information on funding an education abroad here and application strategies here.
Buckeye Leadership Fellows
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The Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) is currently recruiting and accepting applications for the 2021 Cohort. BLF is a diverse and highly selective program which creates meaningful connections and co-curricular learning through real world exposure, networking and continuous development and coaching.   Eligible students can submit their application at http://blf.osu.edu/apply-now/.   For more information about BLF and how their Fellows #LeadWithEdge , visit  http://blf.osu.edu/ or contact Beth Johnson, Assistant Director, at osublf@osu.edu .
Application Deadline - Friday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m.
Autumn Research Funding Deadlines - College of Arts and Sciences Funds
Arts and Sciences   Undergraduate Research Scholarships 
International Research Grants for Undergraduates in Arts and Sciences
Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
Monday, September 17 - Deadline for all funding opportunities listed above.
Please Note:  Some funds will have a second deadline spring semester.  For additional research funding opportunities, contact your major department and the Office of  Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.
Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival 
The 2018 Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival will include multiple poster and oral presentation sessions. Students graduating in Autumn 2018 or Spring 2019 will have the opportunity to participate in a 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Students who have never conducted research or assisted in a research project will have the opportunity to pitch a new research or creative project idea during the Buck Tank session. Presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.  Read more
Thursday, November 1 at the Ohio Union - Undergraduate Research Festival.
Monday, September 10 at 5 p.m. - Application Deadline.
Careers in Washington: Getting from OSU to DC
Interested in a career in Washington, DC?  Hear from young Ohio State alumni who have successfully started careers in Washington, DC.  Kennedy Kowalski ('16) works for a defense contractor, supporting the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment. Sarah Montell ('15) worked for the White House during the Obama Administration. Susan Manchester ('10) worked on Capitol Hill for nearly five years, and recently returned to Ohio to run for State Representative.  There will be a Lunch & Learn from 12 - 1:30 p.m. in Page Hall 130 (lunch provided).  There will be a Panel Discussion: Careers in Washington from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, Room 10 (pizza provided).  For questions, email Katy Hogan at hogan.124@osu.edu
RSVP required for the lunch here.  RSVP required for the evening panel hereRead more.
Monday, September 17
COMPAS - Technology
Conversations on Morality, Politics and Society
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The 2018 - 19 Technology COMPAS program will focus on the many ways our lives have been changed by our technological creations.  It will address the following kinds of questions:  How have our interpersonal relationships been shaped by new technologies?  In what ways have parties with access to big data been able to use that to further their political agendas and business strategies?  Is it possible for technology to counteract or even reverse climate change?  Event list and  read more.
Best of Student Startups (BOSS)
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ohio State is holding our Autumn 2018 Best of Student Startups again!  Through a series of workshops and individual coaching, students will be provided valuable information and coaching to make their business ideas a reality. At the end of the program, five individuals/teams will be selected to pitch their idea at the BOSS Finale on November 28th! The winning teams will be awarded funding up to $3,000 and mentorship to launch their business. Read more.
Sunday, September 16 - Application Deadline.
SOL-CON: Brown and Black Comics Expo
SOL-CON brings together Columbus area youth, as well as industry insiders, indie comic creators and exhibitors, for a comic convention unlike any other.  In a two-day expo and workshop extravaganza, K-12 youth, Ohio State students and the general public will meet and learn from African American and Latinx creators. I n addition to the grand expo space where you will encounter the most innovative comics by creators of color, you can attend workshops to learn how to create comics, flip-books, Zines, storyboards, and animation.  Learn from today's giants in the comic book industry.   Read more.
Thursday, September 27- Friday, September 28 at various times and locations.
Arts and Sciences Events
Science Sundays - Politics With the People
Michael Neblo
Michael Neblo is associate professor of political science and (by courtesy) philosophy and public policy, and director of the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA) at Ohio State.  His lecture will address how c itizens and scholars alike worry about the health of representative democracy around the world, about the resurgent nationalism across the globe and accusations of "democratic deficits" against technocrats.  Dr. Neblo will present some realistic reform proposals based on his research.  More info .
Sunday, September 16 from 3 - 4 p.m., in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Symphony Orchestra Performance
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The Ohio State Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the academic year under the leadership of Ching-Chun Lai, visiting professor and conductor.  Hear Schumann, Strauss and Dvorak.  The event is free; no ticket required.  Read more.
Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
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Shakespeare's romantic comedy, featuring twins separated by shipwreck, cross-dressing and a love triangle, is reimagined and relocated to the Caribbean islands during Carnival.  Ticket info.  Read more.
Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30, at various times in the Thurber Theatre.
Choral Collage
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Hear all of the Ohio State choirs in one setting!  This 45-minute concert moves seamlessly from one ensemble to the next and provides a surround-sound experience for the audience.  Hear the Men's and Women's Glee Clubs, Symphonic Choir and the University Chorus.  The concert is free; no ticket required.  Read more.
Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.
Department of Design 50th Anniversary
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The legacy of the Department of Design's programs will be honored with a range of events that includes a major exhibition at the Urban Arts Space to visualize the department's history and celebrate the careers of some of our most distinguished alumni as well as a special tailgate event before the Homecoming football game.  Read more.
Thursday, October 4 - Saturday, October 6 with various times and locations. 
Campus Life Tips
Looking for a Good Place to Study?
Studying in the library
There are many places to study on campus.  If you haven't visited the Thompson Library, be certain to check out the second floor Grand Reading Room as well as the eleventh floor for a stunning view of the Oval.  For late-night study, the 18th Avenue Library is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week with access from 11:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. requiring a valid OSU ID.  For a list of library locations, hours AND even the number of open computers, click here.
Bug Your Bike
Bike registration is free and strongly encouraged.  Bug Your Bike bicycle registration includes bicycle registration and a radio frequency identification device (RFID) for bicycles.  Your chances of retrieving a lost or stolen bike are greatly increased if it's registered.  Register your bike.
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.  Read more.
Free Movies:
Deadpool 2
Friday, September 7 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union.
Black Panther
Wednesday, September 12 at 8:30 p.m. on Curl Lawn.
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Wednesday, September 19 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union.
Wednesday, October 3 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union.
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