Around the Oval Weekly E-Newsletter


Formerly called News & Updates, Around the Oval is a weekly e-newsletter for the College of Arts and Sciences published each Wednesday afternoon (with occasional exceptions for holiday print schedules). The deadline for content submissions is Monday at noon. Around the Oval features timely news, events, experts and accomplishments in the college.

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Circulation Information

Around the Oval is issued to all Arts and Sciences faculty and staff on the main campus and regional campuses, along with key contacts at the university and the Dean's Advisory Committee. It is also shared with media contacts, Ohio State students, employees outside the college and members of the public who have subscribed to the newsletter.

What is included in Around the Oval?

News and Research

  • Key news items
  • Research news
  • Research publications; Books by faculty printed by key publishers


  • Research and Grants ($)
  • Faculty Awards — National, International, University, Specific Discipline
  • Staff Awards — University; College; Discipline
  • Student Awards — National, international (graduate and undergraduate) and misc.
  • University-wide; College-wide; Divisional; Department/Center; Community (e.g. TEDX)
  • Graduate Fellowships granted by federal agencies or major foundations

Featured Events

  • University-wide events / announcements (e.g. Pelotonia / HR Wellness, etc.)
  • Upcoming larger ASC events (only listed as announcement once, the week before it would be in events)


  • Events listed on our event calendar from the current Thursday until the next Wednesday

Arts and Sciences Experts in the Media

  • Faculty, staff or student expert citations in media. Submissions come from University Communications media updates, chairs, faculty, staff and students (does not include personal, op-ed pieces)
  • Reviews/previews of visual and performing arts events that appear in the media

Items not included in Around the Oval

  • Please keep in mind all submissions are subject to review
  • Lectures, speaking engagements at conferences

Please submit the following to the Administrative Updates newsletter:

  • Calls for nominations or applications for awards, memberships, grants, etc.
  • Student, faculty and staff resources and opportunities
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Pre-2017 Issues

  • Dec. 21: INSIGHT: Food & Culture
  • Dec. 14: History Alumnus & John Glenn Fellow Shares Glenn Tribute
  • Dec. 7: English Major Selected for Inaugural President’s Prize
  • Nov. 30: Buckeye Strong: A Note from Executive Dean Manderscheid
  • Nov. 16: Recent Events and a Path Forward
  • Nov. 9: INSIGHT: Sports & Society
  • Nov. 2: Thank You From the Bottom of Our Hearts
  • Oct. 26: New Anthropology Podcast Launches
  • Oct. 19: Register to Attend WWI Symposium
  • Oct. 12: Voxel Bay: ACCAD Students Partner with Hospital to Create Virtual Reality Game
  • Oct. 5: Arts and Sciences SAC Fall Cookout
  • Sept. 28: Shakespeare and Autism Study
  • Sept. 21: 40th Annual Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecture Series
  • Sept. 14: Noted Neuroscientist Kicks Off Sixth Season of Science Sundays 
  • Sept. 8: New Faculty and Staff at Buckeye Football Home-Opener
  • Aug. 31: New ASC Faculty and Staff Football Lottery
  • Aug. 24: RSVP: ASC Welcome Address and Reception
  • Aug. 17: Call for Nominations
  • Aug. 10: Taking a break from the blogosphere – meet me in the Twitterverse
  • Aug. 3: Research Expenditures Increase in FY16
  • July 27: ASC Faculty Weigh In on Election 2016
  • July 20: Record-breaking Fundraising Year
  • July 13: Follow Our Students This Summer with #ASCintheField
  • July 7: Chemist Develops Inexpensive Paper Strip Tests for Malaria and Cancer
  • June 29: Found in translation: How Data connects the world, a journey to Japan
  • June 22: English Professor Publishes Book
  • June 15: Save the Date: Annual Staff Appreciation Day
  • June 8: Eminent Linguistics Scholar, Microbiology Researcher Named Distinguished University Professors
  • June 2: Opinions with the ‘Moral’ Label Resistant to Change
  • May 25: Team ASC
  • May 18: Spring 2016 ASCENT
  • May 11: Dean's Commencement Blog
  • May 4: Molecular Geneticist Leads Research Showing Some Sunscreens Might Delay Melanoma
  • April 27: Scientists Pinpoint Where Your Brain Processes Facial Expressions
  • April 20: Veeam Software Commits $5M to Chemical Physics and Data Analytics
  • April 13: Five-year, $1,636,250 NIH Grant Supports Biochemist’s Work 
  • April 6: Ohio State Ranked #2 in Animation in Midwest
  • March 30: Linguistics Ranked 21st Worldwide by QS World University Rankings
  • March 23: Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs Rank Among the Nation’s Top
  • March 16: Product Placement in Video Games
  • March 9: NSF CAREER Awards
  • March 2: Christopher Hoch Named Director of Marching and Athletic Bands
  • Feb 24: Ohio State's Eyes on the Sky
  • Feb. 17: INSIGHT February 2016
  • Feb. 10: A Special Valentine from Dean David Manderscheid
  • Feb. 3: Sports and Society Initiative: Pay to Play: Who’s In, Who’s Out and How Much?
  • Jan. 27: TEDxOhioStateUniversity: Reconstructing Reality
  • Jan. 21: Astronomers May Have Discovered Brightest Supernova Ever Observed
  • Jan. 13: Sustainability Spring Conference: Realizing Sustainability
  • Jan. 6: Decision-making across the life span
  • Dec. 16: 2015, What a year it has been    
  • Dec. 9: October Above and Beyond Buckeye Award Winner 
  • Dec. 2: Ilhan Dahir Named Rhodes Scholar    
  • Nov. 18: Mars Is Calling  
  • Nov. 12: Science Sundays continues Nov. 15  
  • Nov. 4: From the Big Screen to Braodway
  • Oct. 28: OSUMB in UK
  • Oct. 21: HalleBOOia!
  • Oct. 14: Hackathon Planned
  • Oct. 7: Science Sundays continues Oct. 18
  • Sept. 30: CHRR Celebrates 50 Years Oct. 13
  • Sept. 23: LASER Chosen by White House as Bright Spot in Hispanic Education
  • Sept. 16: In Memoriam: Jon Woods, 1939-2015
  • Sept. 10: To the White House
  • Sept. 2: COMPAS Conference Sustainability: Visions and Values 
  • Aug. 26: RSVP by Aug. 31
  • Aug. 19: First Look at Brain's Memory Bank
  • Aug. 12: Save the Date!
  • Aug. 5: On the Very Edge of the Possible
  • July 29: Ready to Ride Pelotonia 2015 
  • July 22: Statistics Key to Unlocking Critical Health Information 
  • July 15: Science & Scholarship Spring ASCENT
  • July 8: Scarlet, Gray and Boom: Celebrating Arts and Science’s High-Impact Research   
  • July 1: Astronomy Vodcasts Explain Summer Sky
  • June 24: Chemist Receives New, Five-year $651,729 NSF CAREER Award
  • June 17: CHRR Awarded $52M NLS Contract
  • June 10: Chemist Receives DOE Early Career Award: Ohio State’s First
  • June 3: A Leap Forward
  • May 28: History Students Travel the World
  • May 20: Band Members Honor Veterans
  • May 13: Off They Go to Do Great Things: Ohio State Commencement, May 10, 2015
  • May 6: Graduate Students Involved in Multi-Generational, Co-Design Project
  • April 29: Gender-Inclusive Housing Initiative Inspired by Undergraduate Research
  • April 22: 2015 Ohio State Goldwater Scholars All ASC Students
  • April 15: Phantoms of the Opera
  • April 8: CBEC: Making the Impossible Possible
  • April 1: Celebrating CBEC: April 10
  • March 23: Pulitzer Winner Comes to Campus April 2
  • March 11: A Piece of Pi
  • March 4: Science Sundays Continues March 8
  • Feb. 25: Shaking off the winter chill…
  • Feb. 18: February #DonutsWithTheDean
  • Feb. 11: All around the Oval, celebrating #BuckeyeLove
  • Feb. 4: The World of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Recruitment
  • Jan. 28: ASC is Online, Onstage, On-Point
  • Jan. 22: CBEC Open House
  • Jan. 14: Ringing in the New Semester
  • Jan. 7: Science Sundays, ASC’s Free, Public Lecture Series, Continues Jan. 11