Ellen Samuels will focus on the ways social media provides a window into broader social perceptions of disability, highlighting incidents involving Kanye West, George Takei and police killings of African American and Native people. Samuels will discuss the ways that these events bring the intersections of race, disability and policing into stark focus, resulting in policies that affect economic benefits, accommodations and civil rights for disabled people. Sponsored by the Disability Studies Program. More . Contact .
April 8, 2016 - 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - 062 Hagerty Hall
Ao Wang, assistant professor of Asian Languages and Literatures at Wesleyan University, will present on "The Shifting Shapes of Local Knowledge: Tang Literature and the Tujing" as part of the Institute for Chinese Studies (ICS) Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. More .
April 14, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. - RPAC Meeting Room 3
Join the Association of Staff and Faculty Women for a book discussion series based on the book, "Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office," by Lois Frankel. Although you may not be aware of it, girlish behaviors such as working nonstop, backing down too easily, and asking for too much advice before making a decision could be sabotaging your career. Learn how to recognize “girl” behaviors and change them into “woman” behaviors as they discuss different topics from the book at each session. ...
The Student Life Multicultural Center will present the 38th Annual African American Heritage Festival (AAHF). This legacy event features a week filled with excitement, celebration and education. This year's theme is "Mshikamano," the Swahili word for "Solidarity." With the tagline "Hand in hand, we stand," the festival will focus on solidarity and unity within the African and African American community and will be an integral theme of this week of celebration. Event schedule .
Each year, the Women's Place produces the Status Report on Women at Ohio State. The report synthesizes comparative data to evaluate progress toward increasing diversity and promoting equality for faculty and staff women. The 2016 edition also highlights initiatives and efforts to directly involve white men in diversity work, which historically has been driven by marginalized groups. If you would like copies of the report for distribution, please call 614-292-3960 or email . 2002-2016 reports .
March 31, 2016 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - 115 Mendenhall Laboratory
Join Lori Flores, author of Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants and the California Farmworker Movement , an assistant professor of history at SUNY, Stony Brook. Sponsored by Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Ohio State Latino/a Studies Program.
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 .
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....