Ready to Ride Pelotonia 2015

Ready to Ride Pelotonia 2015 | Blog from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Pelotonia 2015 is almost here and Team ASC is fired-up. This year, Team ASC celebrates its fifth year as a subpeloton: made up of a great cross section of faculty, staff and students across the college, along with more “friends” than ever, which is terrific! We welcome anyone who wants to participate in this remarkable effort to raise money for cancer research.

This is only my second year as a rider, so I would be remiss if I did not give a special shout-out to Terry Bradley, whose involvement goes back to 2009, Pelotonia’s first year. She captains Team ASC, serves on Team Buckeye’s Advisory Council and inspires us all. Continue reading

Scarlet, Gray and Boom: Celebrating Arts and Science’s High-Impact Research

Scarlet, Gray and Boom: Celebrating Arts and Science’s High-Impact Research | Blog from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Let’s raise a glass, ring in the new fiscal year and celebrate Arts and Sciences researchers and scholars.

The numbers are in; in FY15, ASC received 654 awards, totaling $94,543,951 — a 15% increase over FY14. We received funding from a healthy cross section of research partners: major federal agencies, the state of Ohio, private agencies and colleges and universities. It’s no particular surprise that the largest slices were awarded by NSF: 34.66% and NIH, 19.02%. We are grateful for every slice, large and small. They make the wheels of discovery go round. Continue reading