Council of Graduate Students Updates: Scholarships and Grants! ACT NOW!

Apply for the Ray Travel Award for Service and Scholarship


Funding Period 4 Deadline: February 1, 2016.

Conference dates must begin on/ between: April  – June 

See our webpage for information:


Apply for the Career Development Grant


The Career Development Grant awards up to $350 for professional development (non-research activities).

Funding Period 4 Deadline: February 1, 2016

Conference dates must begin on/ between: April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017

See our webpage for information:


NOTE: Apply by the application deadline if you are hoping to present at a conference that falls within an application period’s dates, even if you have not yet received word regarding your conference submission.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition Deadline Feb. 1, 2017

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for its 2017-18 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Applications are being accepted for Summer 2017 and Academic Year 2017-18 fellowships for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are pursuing a course of study requiring advanced foreign language and area studies training. Eligible languages taught at Ohio State include Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, and Uzbek, however, subject to approval, fellowships may be used for study at other U.S. institutions or to study abroad. The fellowship deadline is February 1, 2017.

All students interested in applying should plan on attending an Information Session. Upcoming sessions on are November 29, December 2, December 6, and January 11.

Questions can be addressed to Eileen Kunkler, the Slavic Center assistant director, at

Educational Studies Graduate Student Council Meeting 12/1

Join us this Thursday for an Educational Studies Graduate Student Council meeting.

The meeting will take place in 136 Ramseyer Hall from 4pm-5pm.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Spring planning
  • Program participation
  • Best practices to serve our Ed Studies students
  • Self-care for the end of the semester

Follow ESGSC on Twitter and be sure to like them on Facebook!

Around Columbus


Did you know? Columbus is Ohio’s largest and fastest-growing city.

Columbus offers a vibrant blend of arts and culture; creative culinary, fashion and music scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and a welcoming spirit. With a burgeoning downtown, lively urban entertainment districts and variety of renowned visitor attractions, it’s a city that invites exploration. (

Check it out!

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


Every year, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium puts on a spectacular lights show featuring millions of LED lights. Wildlights is open from now until January 1, 2017 Sundays through Thursdays 5pm-9pm and Fridays and Saturdays 5pm-10pm (closed December 24th-25th). Enjoy the animated light shows, seasonal treats as well as some animal exhibits. Don’t miss this Columbus holiday tradition! Regular admission rates apply, free to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium members.


Twitter: @ColumbusZoo

Instagram: @columbus_zoo

Facebook: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Around Columbus


Did you know?

The Columbus Region has one of the highest populations of college students in the U.S.

Columbus is a place where knowledge is revered, encouraged and celebrated. Its youthful, progressive spirit is fueled by one of the largest college student populations in the nation at more than 60 college and university campuses. Leading research and technical institutions also draw the best and brightest minds to the Columbus Region. (

Check it out!

The Franklin Park Conservatory


The Columbus Region has one of the highest populations of college students in the U.S.

The Franklin Park Conservatory, located just 12 minutes from campus, offers a wide variety of garden collections and art galleries that can be enjoyed indoors. As the weather begins to get colder, experience the beauty and serenity of nature inside the conservatory. Now through January 1, 2017, enjoy the Merry & Bright exhibition featuring 1,900 poinsettias, 3,800 seasonal plantings as well as holiday lights.

Other upcoming events at the conservatory:

Wednesday November 23, 7pm, Yuletide Brass, brass quartet presenting holiday classics.

Friday November 25, 7pm, Voice Quad, costumed carolers performing traditional Victorian carols.

Saturday November 26, 7pm, The Candy Canes, an all-female, a capella trio sing Christmas classics with a modern twist.

All of these events are free with the price of admission. Find more events here.

Instagram: @fpconservatory

Facebook: Franklin Park Conservatory








Counselor Education Faculty and Students Take Pledge of Support for Diversity and Inclusion

On Wednesday, the Counselor Education faculty and students took a pledge of support for diversity and inclusion.


The faculty signed a faculty leadership statement.


Students posed with signs of support and signed the pledge.

If you want to join the movement and show the world that Buckeyes support diversity, you can purchase these necklaces that are being sold by Chi Sigma Iota. Contact for more information.



New SP17 Course! GEOG 8400: Critical Issues in Human Geography


Geography 8400: Critical Issues in Human Geography


Tuesdays, 2:15-5:00, Derby 1116


Nancy Ettlinger, 1144 Derby,; 292-2573


This graduate seminar takes its specific name from an apt title of a recently published article ‘The Social Power of Algorithms.’ Broadly, the point of the article and the course overall is that in the new millennium algorithms infuse social, work, political, and personal lives through firms, government, as well as the often unconscious participation of ordinary people engaged in daily practices of work, consumption, and digital sociality. Unconscious participation in the digital regime of governance reflects a particular feature of algorithmic life: the invisibility of power relations that underscore it, a post-panoptic reality. The course focuses on the socio-economic, political, and subjective dimensions of algorithmic life and engages topics ranging from how algorithms govern and shape our lives as consumers, citizens, and workers, to issues of subjectivity in relation to digital technologies and possible avenues of contestation and algorithmic resistance. The course approaches algorithms and big data more generally from a critical, not a technical vantage point, consistent with the burgeoning, interdisciplinary field of critical data studies.


Specific topics will include: (reading is tentative — there is probably too much here; I will have to cut)


how algorithms infuse everyday life & the consequences

tentative reading: “The social power of algorithms” (Beer, Information, Communication & Society, 2017); “Engineering the Public: Big Data, Surveillance, and Computational Politics” (Tufekci, 2014); “Crowdsourced Surveillance and Networked Data” (Lally, Security Dialogue, 2016); Algorithmic Life: Calculative Devices in the Age of Big Data (Amoore & Piotukh, eds., 2016); The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (Pasquale, 2015); Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (O’Neil, 2016)

the materiality of the cloud: how the cloud touches down in specific places & consequences

tentative reading: The Prehistory of the Cloud (Hu, 2015); “The Global Assemblage of Digital Flow’: Critical Data Studies and the Infrastructures of Computing” (Pickren, Progress in Human Geography, 2016); Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex (Dyer-Witheford, 2015).

work and prosumer capitalism in the digital economy

tentative reading: “The Governance of Crowdsourcing: Rationalities of the New Exploitation” (Ettlinger, Environment & Planning A, 2016); Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (Scholz, ed., 2013); Digital Labour and Prosumer Capitalism: The US Matrix (Frayssé & O’Neil, eds., 2015); “Prosuming (the) Self” (Charitsis, Ephemera, 2016); “A New Algorithmic Identity: Soft Biopolitics and the Modulation of Control” (Chenney-Lippold, 2011)

algorithms & discrimination: new mechanisms of segregation

tentative reading: “Racial Formation, Inequality and the Political Economy of the Web” (Mcllwain, Information, Communication & Society, 2016); “’Health and Ancestry Starts Here’: Race and Prosumption in Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing Services” (Merz, Ephemera, 2016); How Social Media Undermines Transitions to Democracy (Lynch, Freelon, Aday, 2016).

algorithims and affect

tentative reading: “Social Media, Financial Algorithms and the Hack Crash” (Karppi & Crawford, Theory, Culture & Society, 2015); “The Conservatism of Emoji: Work, Affect, and Communication” (Stark & Crawford, Social Media and Society, 2015).

strategies of digital resistance

tentative reading: Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (E.G. Coleman, 2013); a number of articles in Big Data & Society; “Intifada 3.0? Cyber-Colonialism and Palestinian Resistance;” (Tawil-Souri & Aouragh, Arab Studies Journal, 2014); “This One Does not go up to 11: The Quantified Self Movement as an Alternative Big Data Practice;” “From Social Movements to Cloud Protesting: The Evolution of Collective Identity” (Milan, Information, Communication & Society, 2015).


tentative reading: Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age (Harcourt, 2015); Critical Theory and the Digital (Berry, 2014); “Postscript on the Societies of Control” (Deleuze, October, 1992); “The Neoliberalisation of the Self: ‘Human Computers’ in 21st Century Capitalism” (Ettlinger, Workshop on Technology of the Self – University of Chicago, December 2016)


Students will be evaluated on the basis of discussion facilitation and a paper that connects issues engaged in the course with their research.