April 6, 2016 - 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - 100 Independence Hall
Buckeyes Against Alzheimer's is proud to be organizing a campus screening of "Elephants in the Room," a short-film documentary about neurological disorders and mental health concerns in central Ohio. Brave young people tell their stories on camera in an effort to reduce the stigma and create a much-needed sense of community. The screening will be followed by a guided discussion. Register . More .
Ohio State’s Star House, the nation’s only research-based drop-in center for homeless youth, welcomes Ann Bischoff as its new executive director. In her new role that began Monday (4/4), Bischoff will ensure Star House’s ongoing role of allowing faculty and college students to conduct high-quality research and share best practices for engaging and serving homeless youth. With up to 1,500 vulnerable young people living on the streets in central Ohio, Star House studies and uses proven approaches to reach youth 14 to 24 and connect them with integrated behavioral, social and health care services at one site. The center is...
Tarunjit Singh Butalia, associate professor of research in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Luminosa Award for Unity, an honor presented annually since 1998 by the Focolare Movement Mariapolis Luminosa of North America. Through this award, the Focolare Movement pays tribute to his decades of work in interreligious dialogue and peacemaking, as well as for his scientific contributions to environmental sustainability. More .
The 2016 Midwest Slavic Conference will be held at Ohio State. Please register online for the conference. The keynote address and opening reception will be Friday (4/8) at 5:30 p.m. in 100 Mendenhall Laboratory, and Dr. Serhii Plokhii from Harvard University will deliver the keynote address, "The Future of the Past: The Ukraine Crisis in Historical Perspective," with a focus on how the current crisis in Ukraine is deeply connected to the country's complex history. RSVP .
April 7, 2016 - 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 1080 Physics Research Building
The Space and Sovereignty Humanities Institute Working Group and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science welcome Kim TallBear, associate professor in the faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, who studies the historical and ongoing roles of science and technology (technoscience) in the colonization of indigenous peoples and others. Her recent book, Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science, examines how genetic science is co-constituted with notions of race and indigenous peoples....
The Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Interdisciplinary Working Group on the Andes and Amazonia invite you to attend the inaugural event to introduce their Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts Collection. RSVP . More .
April 7, 2016 - noon - Martha Morehouse Pavilion auditorium
Join motivational speaker Adam Helbling, author of "Well … I Guess I’m Not Jesus," for his incredible story about mental illness, drug abuse, and living with a spinal cord injury. After suffering a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed, Adam overcame adversity and found his true purpose in life, to help others. Contact .
May 13, 2016 - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - L035 James Cancer Hospital
ASFW is proud to announce the keynote speaker of the 12th Annual Ballam Women Symposium will be Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, Founder and Director of Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) . ROX is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides evidence-based empowerment programming for girls, delivers professional development to educators, teachers, and parents and conducts research and evaluation focused on girls. To maintain the quality of our programs, registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid before the start of the event....
Open to current high school juniors and seniors statewide, any disability, this free opportunity exposes young people to advocacy, self-development strategies, disability awareness and a lot of fun. Details and application due March 31.
"Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability," made possible in part to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University. More .