The Ohio State University Alumni Association

COSI After Dark
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Columbus, OH

COSI After Dark

Meet Your Superheroes!

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and listen to Ohio State experts discuss the mythology and science of ‘Superheroes.’ Event attendees will receive an exclusive Ohio State Superhero magnet set.

After the reception, explore COSI After Dark to discover your favorite super powers.

COSI After Dark is an evening event series exclusively for adults 21+. Each month showcases a different theme and features activities, games and experiences you can’t get at any other visit to COSI. Visit COSI After Dark for more information!

March 12, 2020

OSUAA Private Reception: 6–7 p.m.
Ohio State Expert Panel Discussion: 6:30-7 p.m.
COSI After Dark: 6–10 p.m.

333 W. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215


The most convenient parking nearest to COSI is the City of Columbus’ underground garage immediately west of COSI. Garage parking is a $6 flat rate payable at all parking pay stations. For more general parking information click here.


$20 includes event ticket, hors d’oeuvres, one beer/wine drink ticket and Ohio State Superhero magnet set


Per the Museum’s policies, you will be required to provide your guests’ names when you register.

Ohio State Panelists:

Dr. Susan Cole: Professor, Molecular Genetics
Dr. Susan Cole’s research focuses on how cells communicate during embryonic development, how post-transcriptional regulation controls this communication and how changes in cell signaling pathways influence congenital defects and diseases, such as cancer. Areas of expertise include cell biology, cell signaling and gene expression. In addition to Molecular Genetics and Human Genetics courses at Ohio State, Dr. Cole also teaches a Freshman Seminar titled: “Transgenes and Stem Cells and Clones, oh my! Exploring Biology through Fiction.” In 2017, Dr. Cole received the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Dr. Jared Gardner: Professor and Director of Popular Culture Studies
Serving as the Director of Popular Culture Studies program at Ohio State and Joseph V. Denney Designated Professor of English, Dr. Jared Gardner teaches courses in American literature, comics, film and medical humanities. Dr. Gardner is a frequent collaborator with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, and is currently working on projects related to the history of comics and medicine.

Matthew Swift: Program Coordinator, Film Studies
Matt Swift is a Ohio State alumnus and the Program Coordinator for Ohio State’s Film Studies Program. Areas of expertise include film curation and DVD creation, documentary film production, formal film and online pedagogy. Swift’s interests range from the exploration of the heroism as a result of trauma to production aspects of cinema that includes the science, technology, and engineering required to make ‘superpowers’ come to life on film in a completely computer generated environment.

You also may call the alumni association at 800-762-5646 to register.


Please contact The Ohio State University Alumni Association at or 800-762-5646.
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