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Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture Program: Eli Pariser

Seven years ago, Eli Pariser's "The Filter Bubble" introduced a new phrase into the lexicon and some of his more dire predictions about the algorithmic fragmenting of truth have come to pass. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Pariser will re-introduce his original thesis, discuss what's changed since the book's release, and describe the growing toolset of ideas and interventions that are working to bring people back into contact with each other and with reality.

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Nomination for the Distinguished Scholar Award, sponsored by the Office of Research, are due on Monday, October 21st, 2019.

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Nomination for the President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, are due on Friday, November 1st, 2019.

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Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award, sponsored by the Office of Advancement, are due on Friday, November 1st, 2019.

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Ohio State researchers can join a workshop on $12 million in National Science Foundation funding for research on complex problems focused on societal needs. The Nov. 4 workshop, taking place from 2 - 4PM in 18th Avenue Library, is organized by the Sustainability Institute. It will provide the importance of “convergence” (transdisciplinary, stakeholder-driven) research to effectively tackle aspects of complex societal challenges.

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The Accelerator Awards program provides Ohio State inventors a grant to advance and further develop promising technologies, bringing them closer to market. Prototype development, human clinical data studies, animal studies, coding, market studies and customer validation efforts are eligible uses for this award. The process for applying for an Accelerator Award has changed. Learn about program details and how to apply go.osu.edu/accelawards19. The fall 2019 application window closes on Nov. 4

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Ohio State is home to more than 6,000 international students who interact with faculty and staff every single day. To educate faculty and staff about how they can work more effectively with the international students, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) developed the International Student Experience Workshop Series. The workshops will include presentations by staff from OIA, other offices on campus, and a panel of international students who will answer questions and share their experiences. Workshop 2 is November 14 and 22 from 9-10:30AM and 10:30-12PM respectively. 

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The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000. Awards will be made in the spring of 2020 for projects to begin the following autumn semester. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5 p.m.

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