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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, Jan. 18. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Robot and android performers interact with human actors Thursday (1/31)- Saturday (2/2) when Japan's Seiendan Theater Company + Osaka University Robot Theater Project perform two one-act plays: Sayonara, in which a woman engages a human-like Geminoid F model android in a discussion of respective views on life and death; and I, Worker, which contrasts the trials of a distressed husband, who has lost all motivation to work, with those of a pair of ever-ready Mitsubishi-manufactured robot maids.

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Chemist's 55-year Ohio State career delivers a perfect mixture

 Sheldon Shore’s curiosity has no end, a condition that has allowed the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry professor to keep from setting any parameters for his career timeline. As a result, Ohio State honored Shore in December during the Faculty and Staff Service Awards Luncheon at the Ohio Union for reaching a milestone 55th year on the university faculty.
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 Combat cough and cold season with help from Ohio State's FastCare. Our clinics provide fast, convenient care for common illnesses such as colds, sinus infections, coughs, sore throats, earaches and others. No appointment necessary, with evening and weekend hours available. Clinics are located in the Market District Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington and the Giant Eagle in Gahanna. When applicable, we can bill your insurance.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday recognized Jan. 21

  • CABS service: In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, CABS will run weekend bus service on Monday (1/21). The Campus Loop South, Buckeye Village, and paratransit will still operate. All other bus service (including the Med Center Express) will be temporarily suspended. Read more:
  • Parking information: In addition the CampusParc Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday (1/21). During university observed holidays, any valid OSU parking permit may park in any unrestricted A, B, or C surface space. During this time, all garages will remain in normal operation with no valid remote pass access until 4 p.m. on weekdays. Read more:


Market Update and Outlook for 1st quarter, 2013. Tuesday (1/29), 5-6 p.m. at the Fawcett Center. Sponsored by J.P. Morgan and hosted by Financial Advisor Steve Daley of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Hear insights on today’s most critical economic and investment topics from Brady Green, V.P. of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. He’ll discus the current economic landscape and outlook for 2013, and answer your most pressing questions. Seating is limited. Complimentary appetizers and beverages provided. Click here to register, e-mail or call 726-3401.

International Engagement Recognition Award nominations due Jan. 31

As part of the University Outreach, Engagement and Service Recognition Awards program, the offices of Outreach and Engagement and International Affairs are seeking nominations for the 2013 International Engagement Recognition Awards. Awards will be given in the categories of Distinguished International Engagement and Emerging International Engagement. Submit your project at and click on the two international categories. Nominations must be submitted by Thursday (1/31).
-- > Contact Esther Gottlieb at 292-6392 or


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Health & wellness

Caligiuri to discuss future of cancer research, prevention, treatment

Michael Caligiuri, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, will discuss the future of cancer research, prevention, and treatment during a free event at 6 p.m. Thursday (1/24) at the Fawcett Center. Open to cancer survivors, their caregivers, friends and health professionals. Registration is required — contact JamesCare for Life at 293-6428.
-- > Contact: Alexis Shaw, 293-3737 or

Dentistry students offer free exams and x-rays Jan. 23

College of Dentistry students are offering free dental exams and free dental x-rays, under faculty supervision, on Wednesday (1/23) from 6-8 p.m. in the clinic (1038 A) in Postle Hall. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and in good health. Each participant will receive one free dental exam, two free dental x-rays, and an evaluation for additional free treatments. This event is open to the public. No fees will be charged and no appointments are necessary.
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Jan. 30: 'The Sandwich Generation It's No Baloney'

Join Julie Rinaldi of the Dublin Counseling Center on Wednesday (1/30) from 1-2 p.m. in 198 Newton Hall for "The Sandwich Generation It's No Baloney." Many of us find ourselves simultaneously taking on the caretaking role for both our children and our aging parents these days. Receive some practical advice with a little humor thrown in for good measure.
-- > RSVP to Megan Amaya at

Events this week

Today: ICS lecture series continues with Catherine Stuer

The Institute for Chinese Studies continues its "China at the Crossroads" lecture series with Catherine Stuer, visiting assistant professor of Asian art at Denison University, who will lecture on "Picture, Text, Trace: Relational Space in 17th Century Maps of Nanjing," today (1/18) at 2 p.m. in 0060 Jennings Hall. Stuer's research explores how visual images of the city of Nanjing, including maps, landscape paintings, and photographs, construe this ancient capital as temporally layered place.
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Upcoming events

Loan Pushers: The Origins of Today's Financial Aid Crisis

The Department of African American and African Studies is hosting a brown bag presentation featuring associate professor Devin Fergus on Friday (2/1) from 12:30-2 p.m. in 347 University Hall. Fergus will deliver "Loan Pushers: The Origins of Today's Financial Aid Crisis, 1980-2008." 
-- > Contact: Sarah Van Beurden or 292-3700

Marlon Barrios Solano social remix talk Jan 24

 The Digital Arts and Humanities Working Group of the Humanities Institute and University Libraries are co-sponsoring a talk by Marlon Barrios Solano, "Social Remix: Networked Collaboration on Hybrid Knowledge Landscapes" on Thursday (1/24) at 3:30 p.m. in 165 Thompson Library. Solano is the creator/producer/curator of dance-techTV, a collaborative Internet video channel. 
-- > Contact: Elizabeth Lantz at
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Goldsmith to discuss checks, balances in national security

 Jack Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, will deliver "National Security Checks and Balances" at noon Monday (1/28) at the Barrister Club. Goldsmith teaches and writes about national security law, presidential power, cyber security, international law, Internet law, foreign relations law, and conflict of laws. He is author of Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11 (Norton, 2012).
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Nutrient Management, Harmful Algal Blooms, Lake Erie and beyond

The next monthly EPN breakfast is Tuesday (2/12) when Jeff Reutter, director of Ohio Sea Grant, will moderate a panel of Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio DNR, and the Ohio Environmental Council representatives who will discuss the runoff issues threatening Lake Erie, Grand Lake St. Marys and other watersheds. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. All are welcome; register online.
-- > Contact: David Hanselmann at
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Orientation to Research Administration Jan. 25

Are you new to research administration at the university? The Office of Research provides a comprehensive overview of the grants management process from proposal preparation through project closeout. This workshop features a case study featuring proposal development procedures, budget development, how to spend award funds, and monitor projects. This session takes place on Friday (1/25) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in 385 Bricker Hall.
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OSU Suicide Prevention: Become an OSU REACH instructor

OSU Suicide Prevention instructs faculty, staff and students on how to help prevent suicide through its REACH gatekeeper training program. REACH is a 90-minute training program conducted by OSU faculty, staff and graduate students certified in the OSU REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper model. Due to the number of requests for training, OSU REACH is seeking to expand the number of trainers. Training is Friday (1/25) from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 pm in Younkin Success Center. To register, contact Krista Predragovich at
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Mood disorder treatment study for children OATS (Omega-3 and Therapy Study). Ohio State is accepting children ages 7-14 for a 12-week study of two non-medical treatments for depression or bipolar mood disorders. A dietary supplement and psychoeducational psychotherapy are being tested. For more details without obligation, contact Kayden Healy at 293-4908 or

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