Samir Ghadiali, Engineering, was awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Health to create a library of computational models that will help clinicians diagnose and treat chronic ear infections.
Diego Solis, Nisonger Center, received a Center of Excellence award from the DentaQuest Institute for patient care and clinical operation at the National Conference for the Access to Dental Care Network.
Robyn Warhol, English, has been elected Second Vice President of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, an international, interdisciplinary group sponsoring annual conferences that alternate between the United States and abroad. In two years, she will be president.
Dana Renga, French and Italian, Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium (London, Buffalo, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013).
Sudha Agarwal and Purnima Kumar, Dentistry, have each been awarded $10,000 for their research proposals, funded by the OSU/Brazil collaboration. The awards are part of an initiative between Ohio State and the São Paulo Research Foundation to build upon existing partnerships and collaborate in new ways, as a result of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement that was signed last March to support research and innovation.
Heather Allen, Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will benefit her work with the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and The Environment. The grant will support the center’s innovative research on how interactions between air and sea alter the chemistry of the atmosphere, with focus on aerosols, to influence climate.
Ana Alonso, Molecular Genetics, received a seed grant from the São Paulo Research Foundation for her project “Impact of Elevated CO2 and Drought on Metabolism of Sorghum,” with Marcos Silveira Buckeridge, Instituto de Biociências/USP.
Robert Buchanan, Glenn School of Public Affairs, was awarded a $538,570 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to improve the decision-making process for the use of Multiple Sclerosis disease-modifying therapies for people with multiple sclerosis.
Andrea Doseff, Molecular Genetics, received a seed grant from the São Paulo Research Foundation for her project “Structural Relationship of the Flavonoid Apigenin and hnRNPA2 Define the Role of Plant Phytpchemicals in the Regulation of Alternative Splicing,” with Roberto Salinas, Instituto de Química/USP.
Erich Grotewold, Molecular Genetics, received a seed grant from the São Paulo Research Foundation for his project “Identification of Target Genes Regulated by the Transcriptions Factor Shine in Monocot Plants Using Chilp-seq,” with Paulo Mazzafera, Instituto de Biologia/Unicamp.
Joshua Hawley, Educational Studies, has been awarded $499,615 by the National Science Foundation to expand access for researchers to the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive.
Gordon Ulmer, Anthropology, and Kristen Hildonen and Ian Johnson, History, were awarded the Fulbright-Hays grant and will participate in the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program.
Ulrich Heinz, Physics, was awarded one of the first Ohio State/FAPESP Awards. Heinz will collaborate with Jorge Jose Leite Noronha Junior at Instituto de Fisica/USP on a grant entitled “A State-of-the-Art Description of the Strongly Coupled Quark-Gluon Plasma Using Viscous Relativistic Hydrodynamics and the Gauge/Gravity Duality.”
Thomas Santner, Angela Dean and Christopher Hans, Statistics, received a new three-year National Science Foundation grant entitled “Complex Experiments and High-Input Simulators: Challenges in Design, Prediction and Sensitivity.”
Henry Klaiber and Ian Sheldon, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, co-presented “Selection and Agglomeration Impact on Firm’s Productivity: A Study of Taiwan’s Manufacturing Sector?” at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual conference, Washington, D.C., Aug. 13.
Mitch Lerner, History, presented “Korea, the United States and East Asia,“ at the Columbus Council on World Affairs, Columbus, Oct. 2.
Joseph Ponce, English, presented “To Serve the Academy? Asian American Studies in the Neoliberal University,” at the Critical Ethnic Studies, Chicago, Ill., Sept. 21.
Dana Renga, French and Italian, presented “Michel Placido’s Romanzo Criminale: Mafia, Masculinity, Melodrama,” as an invited lecturer, Otterbein University, Westerville, Oct. 4.
Lauren Squires, English, presented “Cast-Based Variation: Twitter Styles of The Real Housewives, from Beverly Hills to Miami;” and “The Social and Grammatical Status of Ungrammatical English: Evidence from Mouse-Tracking,” during the Fifth International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Sept. 25-29.
Tim Berra, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, “A Review of Ecology of Australian Freshwater,” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, Vol. 142, No. 5 (2013), pp. 1477-80.
Elena Irwin, Matthew Roberts, Brent Sohngen and Barry Ward, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, “Farm Science Review Panel Talks Economics of Water Quality, Fertilizer Tax,” Farm and Dairy (September 2013).
Brian Mchale, English, edited “Postmodernist Fiction: East and West,” Narrative, Vol. 21, No. 3 (October 2013), with Wang Ning.
Barry Ward, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, “Cropland Value, Cash Rent and Budget Questions Answered at Farm Show,” AgriNews (September 2013).
Carl Zulauf, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, “Economists: China Demand for Soy Outpaces Ethanol Use for Corn,” Ethanol Producer Magazine (August 2013), with Nick Rettig.
Len Brillson, Wu Lu and Stephen Lee, Engineering, were awarded a Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award for their research on the use of Field-effect Transistors as protein sensors for biomedical applications.
Greg Davis, OSU Extension, was awarded the Distinguished National Service Award from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals during its annual conference.
Prabir Dutta, Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the 2013 College of Engineering Building Bridges Excellence Award.
Mark Failla and Carolyn Gunther, Human Sciences, were recognized in International Innovation, Europe’s leading portal for scientific dissemination, for their study “Training Competitive Nutrition Scientists from Underrepresented Backgrounds in 21st Century Skills to Stem the Tide of Childhood Obesity.”
Michael Jean, Classics, was awarded a Mellon Fellowship at the Vatican Film Library to study the Vatican manuscripts of Pomponio Leto’s commentary on Ovid’s Fasti.
Rattan Lal, Environment and Natural Resources, has been chosen as one of the first Global Dryland champions by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The honor recognizes those who have made outstanding contribution to the efforts for achieving a land-degradation-neutral world.
Zhou Lin, Chemistry and Biochemistry, received one of six poster awards at the Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, sponsored by the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Brian Maxwell, Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded both the 2013 Presidential Fellowship and Pelotonia Graduate research fellowship.
Colleen Morrissey, English, was named as a Best American Short Stories 2013 Notable for her story, “Good Faith,” which originally appeared in Cincinnati Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, earlier this year.
Myra Moss, OSU Extension, received the Distinguished Career Award from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals during its annual conference.
Brian Raison, OSU Extension, was awarded the national award for Educational Piece-Individual from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals during its annual conference.
Kaethe Sandman and Lisa Robinson, Microbiology, received a Merit award for their collaboration piece “Beaker,” at an Ohio Environmental Council photography contest.
Sheldon Shore, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Ji-Cheng Zhao, Engineering, were awarded the 2013 College of Engineering Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.
Don Winford, Linguistics, was selected to be in the 2014 class of new Linguistic Society of America Fellows. This honor is awarded to LSA members who have made distinguished contributions to the discipline of linguistics.
Michael Ibba, Microbiology, was appointed as the new department chair of the Department of Microbiology.
Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, Communication, will chair the International Communication Association’s nomination committee, which will select two candidates for the next election of the ICA president-elect in the first few months of 2014.
Patricia Sieber, East Asian Languages and Literatures, joined the editorial board of East Asian Publishing and Society, where she will handle original research dealing with Chinese publishing culture.
Karla Zadnik, Optometry, has been appointed the next dean in the College of Optometry. She will be replacing Melvin Shipp, who will be retiring at the end of his second term. Her position will become effective June 1, 2014.