Faculty trio named Huber Fellows
Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, professor of Anthropology, Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, professor of Communication, and Gail McKoon, professor of Psychology, have been selected as Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellows for 2013 in recognition of their first-rate scholarship.
The award is in honor of emeritus Professor Joan Huber, who served as dean of the Social and Behavioral Sciences from 1984-92 and as Ohio State’s senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost until her retirement in 1993. Fellows are nominated by department chairs and receive an annual cash award of $6,000 a year for three years to further their research programs.
Bolivian institute awards honorary doctorates to OSU professor, engineer
Michael Bevis, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor in Geodynamics, and Dana Caccamise II, senior design engineer, School of Earth Sciences, were awarded honorary doctoral degrees by the Escuela Militar de Ingenieria of Bolivia. The honorary doctoral degrees were awarded to Bevis and Caccamise in recognition of their major contributions to the Geographical Military Institute of Bolivia, the Military Engineering School and the geodetic infrastructure of Bolivia.
South Oval geothermal drilling complete — final phase under way
The South High Rise construction project has reached a major milestone, completing the drilling for all 264 geothermal wells in the South Oval. Efforts will now focus on horizontal connections for the wells, which, along with testing, is the last major phase. The project is on track to return the South Oval to use during fall semester, although this is weather dependent. Learn more about how the geothermal wells will provide sustainable, efficient heating and cooling for the South High Rise residence halls at whatsgrowingon.osu.edu.
Fisher College announces new senior leadership
Fisher College of Business Dean Christine Poon announced a new senior leadership team for the college with four new appointments. Anil Makhija, director of the National Center for the Middle Market, and Karen Hopper Wruck, will both serve as senior associate dean.
Rao Unnava, formerly associate dean for Undergraduate Programs, was appointed to a three-year term as associate dean for Executive Programs. Pat West, professor of Marketing, is now serving as associate dean for Undergraduate Programs.
The James launches social media network for cancer patients
Cancer patients seeking to connect with others facing similar challenges are invited to join a new social media network called CancerConnect that will allow them and their caregivers to share information, inspiration, hope and support.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard Solove Research Institute is partnering with OMNI Health Media to launch The James CancerConnect to bring together cancer patients, caregivers and others in a welcoming and informative online community.
The free site — which offers participants the opportunity to read informational materials and communicate with others — is open to anyone who registers with a user name and password. Members of The James CancerConnect community are invited to participate in more than 60 disease-specific online national communities for individuals with similar interests at cancerconnect.com/thejames.
Cancer-specific groups are available — as well as groups focused on caregiving, health and wellness, clinical trials, insurance, nutrition and survivorship — to provide support for those affected by cancer.
Recognize “phishing” activity and protect yourself online
Recently, there has been an increase in the number of “phishing” attempts at Ohio State. Phishing is an e-mail fraud method where legitimate-looking e-mails are sent in an attempt to gather personal and financial information. This illegal activity might be related to a broader phishing scheme. To learn how to detect phishing and what you can do to protect yourself, visit ocio.osu.edu/itsecurity/buckeyesecure/phishing.
The Lantern named Ohio’s best collegiate newspaper
For the third year in a row, The Lantern took home the award for General Excellence in the 2013 Ohio Newspaper Association Ohio Collegiate Newspaper competition.
The Lantern placed in all categories in the competition, winning first place for photojournalism, newspaper website and design; second place for news coverage and headline writing; and third place for sports coverage, editorial writing and arts and entertainment.
The Lantern was the only collegiate newspaper in Ohio to place in all eight categories. It competed in Division A, which includes newspapers from Kent State, Ohio University, the University of Cincinnati and Bowling Green State University.
E-mail storage capacity expands to minimum 1 GB
The default primary storage for users of the University E-mail Service has been doubled to 1 GB of storage as of Feb. 17. The change does not decrease the primary storage for any user; it only increases storage for users previously below 1 GB. For more information about the upgrade, visit go.osu.edu/R7E.