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ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series Kicks Off Academic Year with Ellen Mosley-Thompson

Posted: September 6, 2018

Ohio State ADVANCE’s Faculty Research Lecture Series begins the 18/19 academic year on Monday, September 10th with Ellen Mosley-Thompson, PhD, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geography.

Her lecture, Past and Contemporary Climate Change: Evidence from Earth’s Cryosphere, will be given at 4 PM at the Research Commons, 18th Ave. Library, 3rd Floor. Please RSVP to attend.

While we hope you can attend in person, should your schedule not permit you to do so, please use the below link to participate via CarmenConnect: carmenconnect.osu.edu/mosley-thompson

Remote users will also need to have Adobe Flash player installed on their computer in order to join the webcast.

Upcoming Faculty Lectures: Save the Date
All events will take place at the same time and location.

October 8, 2018: Melissa Bailey, OD, PhD; Associate Professor, College of Optometry

November 5, 2018: Barbara Andersen, PhD; Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology; Member, Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC-James

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The Women in Bioscience & Healthcare Conference – October 18 in Columbus

Posted: August 27, 2018

BioOhio is hosting a full-day conference, in partnership with the Columbus chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), this fall in Columbus. The event includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception.

This year’s event is the latest in an ongoing series of full-day conferences and half-day workshops, open to men and women alike, featuring speakers covering topics that include career paths, mentoring, networking, communication strategies, personal brand development, and success stories.

BioOhio’s goal in holding these events is to highlight numerous bioscience career options, for scientific and non-scientific jobs, along with practical concepts to advance women in the bioscience industry.

More information and registration: https://www.bioohio.com/events/womeninbioscience/

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GUIRR Webinar: Preventing Sexual Harassment in Academia and Beyond

Posted: August 24, 2018

The National Academies’ Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a study on the sexual harassment of women in academic sciences, engineering, and medicine, specifically looking at how it affects the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in these fields. The report examines the factors that predict high rates of sexual harassment and includes recommendations for addressing and preventing sexual harassment. Evidence reviewed in the study shows that organizational climate is the strongest predictor of sexual harassment in an environment and that it can either encourage or discourage sexually harassing behavior.

Please join GUIRR for a webinar with two members of the authoring committee—Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York, and Vicki Magley, professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut—to discuss why addressing organizational climate is important to preventing sexual harassment and how certain policies and strategies recommended in the report can be applied in academia and industry to prevent sexual harassment.

Thursday, August 30, 2018; 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

There is no cost to this webinar, but registration is requiredA confirmation email will be issued prior to the event containing the webinar URL.

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Wysocki Receives $6.8M CCIC Grant

Posted: August 23, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Vicki Wysocki and the Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC) for receiving a $6.8 million dollar grant for 5 years! Proposed was a Resource for Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology with the goal of building and validating an integrated workflow for structural characterization of protein. You can find more about the project here… 

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Darla Munroe appointed interim chair of Department of Geography

Posted: August 13, 2018

Darla Munroe, professor in the Department of Geography, was named interim chair of the department, effective July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

Munroe specializes in human-environment geography and land change, focusing on the interactions between people and their environments at a landscape level. She researches how forests are impacted by changes in land-use systems such as urban conversion and shifts in agricultural production patterns. Munroe has authored dozens of publications over the span of her career, the latest of which includes “Rural-to-urban migration and the geography of absentee nonindustrial private forest ownership: A case from southeast Ohio,” “Effects of Land Use” and “Using economic geography to reinvigorate land-change science.”

Munroe’s current work includes a three-year, $439,966 grant as a part of the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Munroe, along with researchers from the University of Maine, James Madison University and the University of Connecticut, is studying biodiversity, ecosystem services and the socioeconomic sustainability of rural, forest-based communities.

Munroe earned her PhD in geography from the University of Illinois and earned her MA in applied economics from the University of Michigan.

“I am honored for the opportunity to serve the Department of Geography in this new capacity,” Munroe said. “I consider it my mission to work for and with all members of the department.”

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Dogan Ekici Receives TCO Accelerator Award

Posted: July 25, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Ozlem Dogan Ekici on receiving the Technology Commercialization Office Accelerator Award grant of $100,000! This award program provides OSU researchers up to $100,000 to advance and further develop promising technologies, bringing them closer to market. More information regarding Dr. Dogan Ekici’s research highlighted in this award submission can be found in a YouTube video prepared by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at OSU Newark.

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Simone Drake appointed chair of AAAS

Posted: July 25, 2018

Simone Drake, Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor, has been named chair of the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS), effective June 1, 2018, to June 30, 2022.

Drake’s research interests are broad and interdisciplinary, and focus on critical race, gender and legal studies; theories of black feminism and masculinity; visual and popular culture; and the African Diaspora in the Americas.

These research areas intersect in her two books, “Critical Appropriations: African American Women and the Construction of Transnational Identity” (Louisiana State University Press, 2014) and “When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making” (University of Chicago Press, 2016), and a third book is underway.

Drake is the principal investigator for the Discovery Theme pilot project Transnational Black Citizenship and a team member on a second Discovery Theme project, Human Rights in Transit. She serves on the editorial board for The Ohio State University Press and Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men (Indiana University Press).

Drake earned a dual master’s degree in AAAS and English Literature and a Master in the Study of Law (MSL) from Ohio State, and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Maryland.

“I am looking forward to working with AAAS faculty, staff and students, as well as academic and student support units throughout campus, in order to advance the mission of AAAS and explore new opportunities for the department within and outside of the institution,” Drake said.

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