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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Thursday, Feb. 21. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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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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OSU engineering prof named 2012 Inventor of Year by TechColumbus

 -- Jessica Winter, associate professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, has been named 2012 Inventor of the Year by TechColumbus, a public-private partnership whose mission is to accelerate the advancement of Central Ohio’s innovation economy. Winter, founder and interim CEO of Core Quantum Technologies, an OSU technology commercialization company, received the award for her work on nanoparticle materials. 
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 New YP4H website launching Feb. 25! Looking for a new way to set and track your health goals? Would a little friendly competition motivate you to reach those goals? Check out the new YP4H website and the new incentive program where you can earn rewards for taking continual steps toward better health. Log on February 25 to see how easy – and fun – it is to improve your well-being!
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Register for March 26-27 Innovate Conference

-- The Office of Distance Education and eLearning is hosting this year’s Innovate conference March 26-27 in the 4-H Center. Admission to this annual conference on technology in teaching and learning is free, thanks to sponsors including LOTH Inc. and WOW! Internet and Cable. Open to faculty, staff and students interested in infusing technology and education for increased engagement and comprehension. For registration, session schedules for each day, and other details, visit


If you know someone who has well controlled asthma, they may qualify for a study being conducted at the Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. To be eligible for the study, the participant must be 12 years of age or older, a non-smoker and currently taking asthma medication. Participants will receive up to $825 for their participation. For more information please call 293-4978 or e-mail:


Global Gateway research grant available for graduate students

-- The Council of Graduate Students and the Office of International Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2013 Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant. The grant encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate researchers at Ohio State by providing financial support for research abroad. Successful applicants will be awarded up to $1,000 to assist with travel related expenses for research abroad. The deadline for applications is Thursday (2/28).
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Join us for our Grand Opening Feb. 28! The most convenient bank on campus just got more convenient with two new campus branches: 11th and Neil and Tuttle Plaza (near Central Classroom). Stop by our grand opening on Feb. 28 to enjoy refreshments. At noon you can spin the prize wheel. Meet Archie Griffin and see Brutus and the band at our Tuttle Plaza branch at 12:30 p.m. Apply for your account at  Member FDIC.® and Huntington® are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.


Ongoing deadline: eLearning Professional Development Grant 

 -- The Ohio State Online eLearning Professional Development Grant provides up to $2,000 (1:1 match required) to develop skills and knowledge of learning technology that increases student engagement, facilitates greater instructor efficiency, or enables anytime/anyplace learning. The application deadline is ongoing.
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Events this week

Chinese-American jazz musician Jon Jang hosts lunchtime talk today

-- Jon Jang, hosted by Asian American Studies and DISCO, is on the OSO campus today (2/22) for a series of events including a lunch-hour talk titled “One Day American, One Day Alien: The Legacy of Artists of Color Who Changed the National Anthem,” (with reception to follow), from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hale Black Cultural Center. All are invited, but RSVP at (and for more information, contact) Asian American Studies at
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Today: Regulation of Sodium Flux by Astrocyte Potassium Channels

-- Min Zhou, OSU assistant professor, Department of Neuroscience, will present "Regulation of Sodium Flux by Astrocyte Potassium Channels" today (2/22) at 11 a.m. in 35 Psychology Building.
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Upcoming events

OSU Climate Change webinar Feb. 26

-- The OSU Climate Change Webinar Series continues on Tuesday (2/26) from noon-1 p.m. with "Climate Change & Public Health," presented by George Luber, associate director for climate change at the Centers for Disease Control. Luber will discuss climate change impacts on health in the United States, potential strategies for climate change adaptation in the public health sector, and opportunities to benefit public health while addressing climate change. The webinar is free.
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Lecavalier to present Nisonger Center IDD/Research Forum  

 -- Luc Lecavalier, associate professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Ohio State and director of Nisonger’s Child Behavior Support Services, will present a Nisonger Center Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Forum from 5:15-6:30 p.m. Wednesday (2/27) in 250 McCampbell Hall. He will discuss "RUBI: Research Units in Behavior Intervention. The First Multi-Site Trial of Parent Training in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders." The event is open to all.
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Cortright to speak on human security without war

 -- David Cortright, director of policy studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will speak about “Winning Without War: Human Security Strategies for the 21st Century” at 3 p.m. Friday (3/1) at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. The author or editor of 17 books, including Ending Obama's War and Towards Nuclear Zero, he is also editor of the online journal Peace Policy. He blogs at
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NY Times journalist’s visit rescheduled

-- After being rescheduled due to airline issues, David Carr, the respected and influential media writer for the New York Times, and one of America's most recognized journalists thanks to his role in the film "Page One," will visit Ohio State’s School of Communication Friday (3/1) as part of the William D. Stewart Lecture Series. Carr will visit with journalism classes before taking part in a student-led discussion on the future of journalism from 2:15-3:45 p.m., in 360 Journalism Building. Admission is free; RSVP to

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Tickets for acclaimed production of Julius Caesar on sale

-- Presale tickets are now available for Julius Caesar, the production by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, to be presented in Columbus by Ohio State and CAPA May 1-5 in the Southern Theatre. The Columbus run is the production’s only North American engagement following its New York City premiere in April.
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School of Music presents Mozart's powerful Requiem

-- For the first time in more than a decade, the School of Music is presenting Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor on Sunday (3/3) at 3 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium. Conducted by Robert Ward, director of choral activities, the powerful piece unites Ohio State’s Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Glee Club, and Symphony Orchestra. Advance ticket sales available at 292-3535 or One free ticket with BuckID presented in person.
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March 19: Resolving Conflict Within the Workplace

-- Join the John Glenn School of Public Affairs on Tuesday (3/19) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fawcett Center for "Resolving Conflict Within the Workplace." Conflict is natural within the workplace and a predictable part of serving the public. When handled appropriately, conflict can be an asset. It can help to resolve differences and to reveal positive, cooperative solutions. 
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It's not too late to use your 2012 FSA funds! Remember: Spectacles, prescription sunglasses, contacts & vision accessories purchased before March 1 qualify for 2012 flexible spending account funds (FSA). Also note, 2013 vision benefits renewed Jan 1. Contact Optometry Services for specifics about your insurance plan and learn how to maximize your benefits. More than 2,500 frames on display. VSP Provider.
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