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Arts and Sciences Spotlights
Human Rights and Peace Studies Minors
The International Studies Program is a multidisciplinary program that offers eleven majors and twelve minors, some specializing in specific regions of the world and some in topics of concern to the global community.  Two newer minors are offered in human rights and peace studies.  The human rights minor addresses such questions as: What forms do human rights take?  Which of them are widely accepted and which are widely contested?  What are the bases of advocacy and contestation, and what are the implications for individuals and community with regard to the denial or granting of rights.  The goal of the peace studies minor is to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and ethical foundation to be effective researchers, practitioners and advocates for peace and social justice.  For each of these minors, two courses may overlap with GE requirements. To learn more about the Department's programs of study, contact the associate director, Karlene Foster ( foster.24@osu.edu) or call 614-292-9657 for an appointment.  
Susan Cole - Faculty Member in the Department of Molecular Genetics
Susan Cole
Susan Cole, associate professor of molecular genetics, was recently awarded the university's highest recognition for teaching excellence, the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.  She teaches molecular genetics, human genetics and a First Year Seminar titled "Transgenes and Stem Cells and Clones Oh My! Exploring Biology Through Fiction." Outside of her teaching and lab research, Dr. Cole is an avid reader and loves movies.  Stop by to talk with her about molecular genetics, old movies, or science fiction.  Read more about Dr. Cole, her research and her advice for students.
Education Abroad - Elizabeth Riggs Traveled to Germany
Berlin Then and Now: People, Places, Experiences
Student in Berlin
As a film studies and communication double major with a minor in dance, Elizabeth Riggs traveled to Berlin, Germany. While visiting the capital of Germany, she learned about the history of the area and how it's been shaped by specific persons and political or cultural events, as well as how it has shaped history.  Among other excursions, she visited the Berlin Wall Memorial, toured Parliament and attended a variety show. Her experience broadened her perspective on how one country's decisions impact the rest of the world. Read about her experience .   Learn about  this program .
German Club
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The German Club welcomes new members at all levels of German as well as all students with an interest in German culture, food, and people.  This year they are beginning a Community Engagement Series featuring monthly speakers.  Come here Dr. Bob Woyach, lecturer in the International Studies Program, or attend one of their meetings.
Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m., Room 211, Enarson Classroom Building.
University Information
A Message from President Drake: DACA Decision
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A message from President Drake regarding the Department of Homeland Security memorandum related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Read the President's message   here.
Ohio State in Campus Pride's List of Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Universities
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Campus Pride released its 2017  Best of the Best Top 25 LGBTQ-friendly Colleges and Universities. We were chosen as a top 25 LGBTQ-friendly university, receiving a 5-star rating, the highest rating awarded, for institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programs and practices. Browse the University's report card.  Ohio State's Multicultural Center welcomes all to their events supporting and celebrating our diverse population. Scholarship opportunities: Scarlet and Gay LGBTQ Alumni Society Scholarships and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships.
Events and Opportunities
Get Involved in Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry ( OURCI) offers many resources to help you get involved in research or creative inquiry.  Start by attending an information session. You will learn the basics of undergraduate research, including the 3-step process that you can take to get involved in research.  All sessions held in Room 070 of the 18th Avenue Library. More info and additional dates in October and November here.
Tuesday, September 12 from 10:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 21 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Fall Undergraduate Research Forum
Fall Undergraduate Research Forum
Are you interested in conducting research?  Visit the Fall Forum to talk to undergraduate students about their research.  
Read more .
Thursday, September 14 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Buckeye Reading Room in Thompson Library
Autumn Research Funding Deadlines - College of Arts and Sciences Funds
September 18: Arts and Sciences  Undergraduate Research Scholarships
September 18:   International Research Grants for Undergraduates in Arts and Sciences
September 29:   Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
November 20:    John Fergus Family Fund
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.
Education Abroad Expo 2017
Students abroad
Learn about Ohio State's 200+ study abroad programs for all majors and funding opportunities at the Education Abroad Expo. Talk one-on-one with the experts.  You can also learn how to get started studying abroad by visiting the " Getting Started" section of the education abroad website.
Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union.
Education Abroad Program Spotlight
The Other Side of the Border: Immigration Economics
Students in Tijuana
During one week over Spring Break students will help to build houses in Tijuana, but more importantly, they will be hearing the stories of people in transition and gaining a better understanding of economic choices being faced by individuals, households, communities and nations. Tijuana is a city of migrants from all over Mexico and other parts of Latin America. Students will view immigration issues from various perspectives and apply economic principles.  Requires completion of Economics 2001 or Economics 2002 prior to the start of Spring Semester.  Read more.  Info session Tuesday, September 19 from 4 - 5 p.m. in 100 Enarson Classroom Building.  For more info contact Gretchen Turner (Turner.368@osu.edu) in OIA.
Application Deadline - October 1, 2017.
Autumn Education Abroad Funding Deadlines 
September 18:   International Research Grants for Undergraduates
October 2Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarships - This fund is administered by the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
For additional education abroad funding resources, contact your major department or OIA.   OIA offers info on education abroad grants/scholarships and application strategies online  here .
Science Sundays
Frederic Bertley
Paying Attention to the Importance of the Scientific Revolution Amid Cluelessness
Frederic Bertley, PhD, President and CEO, Center of Science and Industry (COSI), has worked in preventive medicine in Haiti, Sudan, and the Canadian Arctic.  In his lecture he points out that despite  an ever-growing dependency on science and technology, we are seeing a decline in science literacy. Bertley discusses this duality and challenges us to become advocates for science emphasizing the necessity of basic scientific literacy, whatever our career paths. More info.
Sunday, September 10 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre
Free School of Music Concerts
Faculty Collage ConcertAnnual concert showcasing chamber and solo performances by faculty artists in a unique collage setting.  More info,
Monday, September 11 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.

Jazz on the Plaza
Music by Jazz Studies ensembles.    More info.
Thursday, September 21 and 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the 15th Avenue Plaza by the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Ohio State Big Bands
An evening of big band music performed by the Jazz Workshop Ensemble, the Jazz Lab Ensemble and the Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble.  More info.
Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.
Fall COMPAS Conference: Religious Freedom
COMPAS is a series of year-long conversations on morality, politics, and society organized by the Center for Ethics and Human Values. This semester the conference will focus on religious freedom.  What makes a belief, practice, or community "religious"?  Should religious freedoms be given more protection under the law than secular ones?  What should we do when the exercise of religious freedom collides with the public interest? Events are free.   Read more .
Friday, Sept. 8 from 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 11th floor, Thompson Library.
Yesplus Club
The Yesplus Club offers stress-busting techniques like meditation and breathing exercises to help students cope with everyday stress.  The Yesplus on-campus retreats provides tangible tools to free the mind of stress, worry and anxiety, and help people move from temporary to sustainable happiness, all while having fun! This is an innovative and experiential life-skills training program featuring powerful tools of meditation, yoga, breathing techniques and self-exploration. Your student activity fee covers most of the cost. Register here.
Retreats held September 7 - 10 and September 29 - October 1.
Career Events
The Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair
Attend the campus-wide career fair that connects Ohio State students across all majors with employers seeking to recruit students for career employment and internships.  Professional dress is required. Current students should bring a BuckID for entry; there is no pre-registration required. Learn about prep events and networking opportunities here.  List of companies attending.
September 12 - 13 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Ohio Union 
September 14 - Interview Day
Foreign Language Careers Meet and Greet
Foreign Language Poster
An opportunity for students to meet recruiters.  Dress is business casual.  RSVP required via Buckeye Careers Network, see FutureLink log in portal.  More info.
Wednesday, September 13 from 10 - 12; Cartoon Room, Ohio Union.  
International Career Fair
This event targets students interested in pursuing international career opportunities. No student registration required. Questions? Contact Alisa Zhan ( zhan.103@osu.edu). Read more.
Thursday, September 14 from 2 - 6 p.m. in the Cartoon Room, Ohio Union.
Data Analytics Networking Night
This event targets students interested in a career in the data analytics field.  For questions, email  ohiostatebdaa@gmail.com.  Event info.
Monday, September 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Performance Hall, Ohio Union
Economics Career Fair
This event targets students in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Economics, as well as those students who are interested in a career in economics.  To pre-register, please send a copy of your resume to Tracy Hanson at hanson.399@osu.edu .   More info .
Monday, September 11 from 1 - 4 p.m., Great Hall Meeting Room 3 in the Ohio Union
Careers in Washington: Getting from OSU to DC - Lunch & Learn and Panel
Capitol Building
Interested in a career in Washington, D.C.? You have two exciting opportunities to hear from young Ohio State alumni who have successfully started careers in Washington, D.C.  Lunch provided.  RSVP for lunch here.  Evening panel discussion and pizza. RSVP for the evening panel here.  For questions, email Katy Hogan at hogan.124@osu.edu.  Lunch & Learn  info.  Evening panel info.
Monday, September 18 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. in Room 130, Page Hall.
Monday, September 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Room 20, Page Hall
Public Service and Nonprofit Careers Reception
Meet alumni and employers that work in public service. Dress in business attire and come prepared with questions to ask regarding your transition from college life to professional life. RSVP required through Buckeye Careers, see FutureLink log in portal.
Wednesday, September 13 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall.
Veterans on Campus Virtual Career Fair
Veteran Recruiting and more than 50 leading companies will host a nationwide, virtual career fair for student veterans and recent grads. This is a free event that is open to currently enrolled veterans on campus, military spouses, and recent veteran graduates.   Register.   More info.
Thursday, September 14 from 1 - 4 p.m., online.
Careers in Sports Panel & Networking Event
Are you interested in learning more about the sports industry? Do you have a career goal to work in sports? Opportunities within the sports industry are endless and include, among others: on-air talent, marketing and communications, design, sales, data analytics, videography and photography, and many more! Learn how you can translate your love of sports to a career in the field! E xperts in the sports field will answer your questions and, more importantly, you'll have a chance to network with these professionals.  List of panelists and more info.
Thursday, October 3 from 6 - 8 p.m., Room 014, University Hall.
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 a list of our many library locations and hours 
click here .
Ohio State Mobile App
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Put campus in your pocket with the Ohio State app.  You can find buildings, check grades and schedules, learn about events, find the nearest pizza shop and more.  It's free!
CABS Bus Tracking
CABS Bus Tracking
Were you caught in the rain the first day of class?  Don't let it happen again. Download the Ohio State Mobile App for real-time Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) bus tracking and view individual routes here.
Explore Columbus Free  with COTA and Your BuckID
COTA Bus with students
Explore Clintonville, the Short North and downtown. Several Central Ohio Transit Authority ( COTA) routes provide service between Ohio State and locations throughout Columbus. Ohio State's Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) and COTA share multiple bus stops on campus, allowing for easy transfers between the two systems.  Plan your trip and view schedules using the Transit App.  Swipe your BuckID at no charge when you ride the COTA bus. (Must be currently enrolled on the main campus and have the COTA fee on your statement of account.)
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