Nick Polavin, PhD student in the School of Communication, won The American Society of Trial Consultants’ Top Research Poster Award this year. Polavin's research was conducted with professor Dr. Joyce Wang. They predicted and examined how different jury verdict forms can determine the amount of money awarded to plaintiffs in civil lawsuits.
School of Communication alumna Jamila Williams (BA, journalism, 2009) was awarded with an Emmy Award from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Williams is a reporter for WLWT in Cincinnati where they received the prestigious award for Daytime and Weekend Newscast.
Brad Bushman, professor of communication, has been selected by the American Psychological Association to receive the Kurt Lewin Award for outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action. The award is named for the late Kurt Lewin, a pioneer in the science of group dynamics and a founder of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Jenna Leinasars, recent Ohio State graduate and outgoing news director for Lantern TV, won an Ohio Valley Emmy.
Leinasars received the Student Production Award for her piece from Lantern TV titled “Behind the Scenes of OSU – Brutus Buckeye,” which highlights the process and duties of becoming Ohio State’s beloved mascot Brutus. This piece was awarded an Ohio Valley Emmy for the Arts and Entertainment and Cultural Affairs category.