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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Tuesday, Feb. 23. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Headline news

Fisher undergrads win marketing competition, recognized in Times Square

A group of 10 Fisher College undergraduates’ names — along with their photograph and Fisher’s logo — are up in lights in New York City’s Times Square. The students earned their place on the Great White Way, along with $5,000, after soaring to victory in American Eagle Outfitters’ marketing competition. The final round, held Tuesday (1/26) at the University of Pittsburgh, capped a quarter-long competition that began last autumn. Teams competing in the event were tasked with developing a campaign for the 2010 back-to-school jeans promotion. Read more >

Students First fund helps make dreams come true

Under the best of scenarios, Brittany Goad was looking at years and years of paying off student loans to realize her dream of graduating from college. So when Goad learned she qualified for a fully paid scholarship through Ohio State’s Students First, Students Now fund, fears about an uncertain future dissipated instantly. Students First, Students Now (No. 312909) is one of the many funds faculty, staff, emeritus and retirees can give to during the Campus Campaign, which kicks off Monday (3/1) March 1 and continues through Friday (4/30). Read the onCampus article:

Associate professor's Gordon Setter wins Best of Breed at Westminster

 Mary McLoughlin's six-year-old Gordon Setter, "Carson" won the "Best in Breed" for Gordon Setters at the 2010 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (2/16), and placed third out of 29 dogs in the Sporting Breed Group. McLoughlin is an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Ohio State. Developed as a hunting breed — a pursuit today's Gordons still excel at — they can adapt to nearly every living situation. Read more:

Melting snow and ice becomes safety concern

The temperatures are projected to reach the upper 30s and low 40s today (2/23) with a rainy forecast. Facilities Operations and Development would like to remind faculty, staff and students to use caution as melting snow and ice may fall off of buildings and trees. Do not attempt to remove any hanging snow or ice from entryways, rooftops, or trees. Please report any potentially unstable snow or ice to, any water damage that may be caused by the melting snow and ice, and any backed up drains and pooling water. Contact your building coordinator or call the service desk to report potential problems at 292-HELP (4357).

Events this week

OSU campus programming airs on the Big Ten Network today

OSU campus programming will air on the Big Ten Network from 2-3 p.m. today (2/23), and 4-5 a.m. Wednesday (2/24). Watch how OSU researchers bring the world's most advanced biomedical imaging tools to patients and their pets; see how sports and art collide when Archie Griffin and Gene Smith take a look at the Wexner Center's Hard Targets exhibition; learn about a groundbreaking new way to fight cancer with the development of a futuristic nanofiber; follow Ohio State’s Solar Decathlon Team as they erect the house they designed for an international competition; witness the monitoring and reducing of Ohio State’s carbon footprint; and much more. To view segments from the shows, visit

Today: Bucci to share thoughts on struggles in Haiti

Terri Teal Bucci, Teaching and Learning, OSU Mansfield, will present an International Seminar, “Education in Haiti: The Struggles Before the Jan. 12 Earthquake and Those That Follow,” at noon today (2/23) in 200 Ramseyer Hall. Bucci leads the Haiti Empowerment Project, which for five years has worked to improve the country’s teacher education programs. She will facilitate the brown bag lunch conversation about the catastrophe’s impact on their efforts. Read about the Haiti Empowerment Project at Contact:

Today: Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution in the Israel-Arab Dispute

OSU's visiting Israel studies scholar from the Max Stern College in Israel will discuss legal aspects of the Israeli/Arab peace process and negotiations at noon today (2/23) in the Moritz College of Law Saxbe Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Jewish Law Students' Association. Contact: Michael Diamond at

Today: Nisonger Center researcher to discuss Medication and Autism

Beth Hurt, post-doctoral researcher from the Nisonger Center, will discuss "Medication and Autism" from 6:30-8 p.m. today (2/23) at the Haugland Learning Center, 3400 Snouffer Rd., Columbus. Topics include: Treating core symptoms with medication; treating associated symptoms/behaviors with medication; and questions to ask a doctor when considering medication treatment for your child. Cost is $7 individual, $10 couple (no cost for HLC parents/grandparents). Please register online at

Stephen Hughes Distinguished Lecturer in Pharmacy Feb. 24

Stephen H. Hughes will present “HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase: Drug Resistance and Drug Development” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (2/24) in 115 Biomedical Research Tower. Hughes is program director and head of the Vector Design and Replication Section at the NCI’s HIV Drug Resistance Program, and is chief of the Retroviral Replication Laboratory. His research focuses on the structure and function of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT), and on retroviral replication and vector design. Contact: 292-3385. Read more:

KSA Lecture series continues Feb. 24 with Michael Speaks

Michael Speaks, professor of architecture and dean of the College of Design at the University of Kentucky will lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (2/24) in the Knowlton Hall Auditorium. Speaks is founding director of the Metropolitan Research and Design Postgraduate Program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. This lecture is part of ECONOMY: the Winter/Spring 2010 Baumer Lecture Series. Lectures are free and open to the public. Read more:

CCC/CCTS Guest Lecture Luncheon with Peter Embi Feb. 25

Peter Embi, associate professor of clinical medicine and director, University of Cincinnati Center for Health Informatics and Biomedical Informatics Program, will deliver the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center and Center for Clinical and Translational Science Guest Lecture during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (2/25) in 518 James. Advances in health information technology and medical informatics have laid the groundwork for significant improvements in healthcare and clinical research. Electronic Health Records in particular can help improve the delivery of evidence-based medicine. RSVP to or 293-5849.

Tactile Color workshop with SallyB at the OSU Urban Arts Space

Tactile Color artist SallyB will lead a hands-on workshop, demonstrating the process of creating quilted fabric pictures at the OSU Urban Arts Space from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday (2/25). Learn how to make patterns, select fabric, stuff the picture, quilt the shapes of colors, and mount the image. Bring a basic sewing kit (scissors, needle, thread). Workshop is limited to 10. RSVP to or 292-8861 to reserve a seat. Read more:

Feb. 26: Assessing Digital Media workshop

Join the Digital Union from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday (2/26) in 060 Science and Engineering Library for a workshop on incorporating digital media assignments into your courses. Led by Chris Manion, coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program in the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, this session focuses on designing media-neutral learning goals and assessing new media projects. Registration is required. Register:

Upcoming events

March 3 Science Cafe: Inspiring and Advancing Women in Engineering

The next Science Cafe is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (3/3) in the Gateway Film Center in the South Campus Gateway. All are welcome. Glenda La Rue, director of the Women in Engineering Program at Ohio State, will present "Inspiring and Advancing Women in Engineering," — a look at factors contributing to the interest (or lack thereof) in engineering by young girls, national and local efforts to increase the awareness of engineering amongst pre-college students, and how Ohio State is tackling the challenge of inspiring and advancing women in engineering. Contact: Danny Dotson, Read more:

Take note: Better Services and Communication through Listening

The College of Social Work is offering "Take Note: Better Services and Communication Through Listening" from 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Tuesday (3/2) at 115 Stillman Hall. Six CEU/clock hours available. This training session will explore listening strategies, tools and implementation techniques; conduct a self-assessment of listening strengths and challenges; and practice listening through role play scenarios within the training environment. Read more >

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