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We are incredibly saddened to report the death of Gary Steigman, our friend and colleague. Gary passed away on April 9, 2017 from injuries he suffered in a bad fall the previous week.
We are pleased to announce that David Will was awarded a 2017 Distinguished Staff Award! The Distinguished Staff Award is awarded annually to 12 staff members at The Ohio State University, and honors their "outstanding achievements, service, leadership, and dedication" to the University.
Astronomy Assistant Professor Laura Lopez presented a keynote talk entitled "The Tumultuous Lives and Deaths of Stars" at the 229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society on January 4, 2017. Professor Lopez presented the talk as the 2016 winner of the Annie Jump Cannon award.
Astronomy Assistant Professor Adam Leroy was awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, which supports junior faculty who are exceptional teacher-scholars.