Phantoms of the Opera

Don Giovanni | Blog from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

I’ve been talking a lot lately about the power of collaboration and the endless possibilities that open up when diverse groups of people work together. It is what drives discovery, creation and powers the arts and sciences. See it in action this week when a dynamic, updated version of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, a collaboration between the School of Music and the Department of Theatre, debuts at Thurber Theatre, April 17 and 19. Few in the audience will realize what it takes for Ohio State’s Opera and Lyric Theatre to present such a dazzling performance.

It takes, in fact, a village, as its director, A. Scott Parry, often says. He was kind enough to supply me with the following numbers to share with you. They nearly blew me away — and I’m a numbers guy! Continue reading

CBEC: Making the Impossible Possible

CBEC | Blog from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Friday, April 10, 2015, is not just another day at Ohio State. It is the day we celebrate a milestone for two departments and two colleges: the Grand Opening of CBEC: the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building.

From 1-3 p.m., federal, state and university leadership will join our students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and friends to commemorate this partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Koffolt Labs. Continue reading