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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, Feb. 10. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Headline news

Understanding how early breast tumors become deadly

Researchers have discovered a restricted pattern of molecules that differentiate early-stage breast tumors from invasive, life-threatening cancer. They also found a similar molecular signature that correlated with the aggressiveness of invasive tumors, and with the time to metastasis and overall survival. Researchers at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) who led the study say the findings could offer new strategies for treating breast cancer by blocking progression to life-threatening invasive cancer.
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FastCare Clinics Help Combat Cough-Cold Season. Combat cough and cold season with the help of the Medical Center's FastCare clinics open in the Market District Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington and in the Giant Eagle in Gahanna. They provide quality, convenient care for common illnesses such as colds, sinus infections, sore throats, earaches and others. No appointment necessary, and evening and weekend hours available. Visits start at $59 and your insurance can be billed. OSU Health Plan member's co-pay is $20.
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The Women's Place celebrates United Black World Month

The Women's Place is celebrating United Black World Month by highlighting African American women's historical contributions to OSU. See Learn about the accomplishments and contributions of these and other extraordinary women in the Encyclopedia of Pathbreaking Women, an ongoing project that helps preserve the history of women at Ohio State.


Mood disorder treatment study for children OATS (Omega-3 and Therapy Study). Ohio State is accepting children ages 8-14 for a 12-week study of two nonmedical treatments for depression or bipolar mood disorders. A dietary supplement and psychoeducational psychotherapy are being tested. One-fourth chance of placebo. Diagnostic evaluation provided. All evaluations, treatment, and parking free. Reimbursement for travel/time up to $235. For more details without obligation, contact Kayden Healy at 293-4908 or


Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants

Through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Critical Difference for Women Program at Ohio State announces two grant competitions for 2012-2013 for faculty and graduate students. The competitions are administered by the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants Committee, made up of faculty from five colleges. Apply by Friday (4/6).
-- > Contact: Andi Cavins at mailto:Cavins.1
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Online publications

Latest edition of Sea Grant Twine Line available online

 The latest edition of Ohio State's Sea Grant Twine Line is now online at Headlines include: Listening in on a Fish's Life History; Stone Lab Conferences Bring People Together; Geocaching at the Aquatic Visitors Center; Connecting Watershed Actions with Lake Erie's Health; and Climate Change, Microcystis, and Public Health.
-- > Contact: Matthew Forte, or 247-7439

Upcoming events

Julius Nyerere focus of Black History Month Documentary Series

The Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center invites you to its Black History Month Documentary Series from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday (2/14) at the AAAS Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Ave. The scheduled documentary will focus on the legacy of Julius Nyerere. Professor Lupenga Mphande, Department of AAAS will facilitate. Free and open to the public.
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Feb. 15: Research on Glaciers in Peru

The Center for Latin American Studies is co-sponsoring a presentation with the Byrd Polar Research Center on the latter's research on the state of Peruvian glaciers, on Wednesday (2/15) at 7 p.m. in 240 Scott Hall. Presenters include Lonnie Thompson, School of Earth Sciences and Bryan Mark, Department of Geography. This event will be streamed live and accessible from the web for free; check after Monday (2/13) for the URL. Editor's note: A previous issue had the day of the event listed incorrectly.
-- > Contact: Erika Colijn, or the Byrd Polar Research Center, 292-6531

Space shuttle commander to speak at John Glenn event

Ohio State is celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic journey into space at a special dinner on Monday (2/20) at 7 p.m. in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. Guest speaker is Capt. Mark Kelly, commander of space shuttle Endeavour's final mission. Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships and academic programs at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and the College of Engineering. A limited number of tickets for faculty and staff will be offered at a discounted cost of $150 per ticket (limit of two tickets per person.) To purchase, contact the OSU Alumni Association at (800) 762-5646.

Additional information on all events surrounding the celebration can be found at

Kloppenberg to speak on American democratic tradition

 James Kloppenberg, Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University, will deliver "The American Democratic Tradition: From Roger Williams to Barack Obama" at 4 p.m. Friday (2/24) at the Barrister Club, 25 W. 11th Ave. Kloppenberg's most recent book is Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition (Princeton, 2011), which explains the reasons for Obama's commitments to democratic deliberation and conciliation.
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Academics and Activism forum Feb. 24

Join faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and community members for an all-day forum on the various intersections of academics and activism on Friday (2/24) from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. Topics include teaching strategies, the politics of higher education, curriculum development and student activism and organizing. Open to the university community and the public. RSVP to
-- > Contact: Pranav Jani, or Debra Moddelmog,
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Exempt forms help session Feb. 15

Investigators, graduate students and research staff are encouraged to attend a help session on the exempt application from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday (2/15) in 117 Research Administration Building. Office of Responsible Research Practices staff will provide an overview of the application and will explain the types of human subjects research that are exempt from IRB review.
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Free parent education classes offered

Free one-hour classes taught by professors at Ohio State's Nisonger Center for parents of young children with special needs are offered at the Early Childhood Education and Family Center, 2879 Johnstown Road. Child care is available. To register, contact Mary Martin at 342-5801 or
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