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Olesik receives top award from American Chemical Society

 Susan Olesik, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dow Professor of Chemistry, has been named this year’s recipient of the ACS Award for Chromatography, for her innovative, high-impact work. Olesik pioneered the field of enhanced-fluidity liquid chromatography, a technique now commonly used by the pharmaceutical industry for chiral separations. Olesik is the first woman to receive this award, which will be presented during ACS’s national meeting in San Francisco this fall.
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Innovation at Ohio State: from Eskimo Pie to Buckeye Bullet

 Eureka! From a better ice cream cone to a vaccine that can prevent cancer in cats, the discovery of Freon for refrigeration to the use of ice cores, Ohio State has a long history of solving problems that affect our lives. See Ohio State discoveries and inventions through the years.
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eApplications early morning maintenance March 2

The Office of the CIO is scheduling early morning downtime, from 1-4 a.m. EST on Sunday (3/2), to perform work on University eApplications. During the maintenance period services will not be available for: eLeave, Business Leave, eTimesheet, WebClock, Monthly Certification, eRequest, eTravel, HR Action Request and Check the OCIO System Status page for changes or updates to this work.


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Focus on sustainability

Recyclemania runs through March 29

As part of the university’s commitment to sustainability, Ohio State is participating in Recyclemania, a recycling competition between colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. You can help the university become the Grand Champion of the competition by creating less waste and recycling more. View a list of what you should recycle.
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Traffic/parking alert

Utility work, crane lift to impact 12th Ave. area

  • Beginning today (2/28) and continuing for approximately one week, utility work will impact pedestrian and vehicle traffic at various locations throughout the area. At times, 12th Ave. will be reduced to one lane, but two-way traffic will be maintained by traffic control officers.
  • On Tuesday (3/4), the area south of the BioScience Building will be closed for a crane lift. The parking level below the building will not be accessible, and pedestrians will be rerouted to the south side of 12th Ave. Two-way traffic on 12th Ave. will be maintained via lane shifts.
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Events this week

Today: OSUCCC – James annual scientific meeting

The OSUCCC – James 16th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held today (2/28) at the Ohio Union. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend this daylong event, which will highlight the innovative cancer research being done at Ohio State. The goals are to create awareness of cancer research progress, foster researcher interactions, identify opportunities for new collaborations, and highlight successful research efforts of the past few years.
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Winter dance concert features student choreography

 The Department of Dance is presenting “RE: flect | peat | dact | start” at 8 p.m. today (2/28), and at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday (3/1), at the BalletMet Performance Space, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave. The dance concert features student choreography as part of the 2014 winter season of MFA and BFA projects. For tickets: (614) 292-2295.
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Today: ICS lecture series continues with Ellen Zhang

 The Institute for Chinese Studies continues its “Understanding China - Its Roots and New Frontiers” lecture series with Ellen Zhang, associate professor of history at the University of Virginia, today (2/28) at 4 p.m. in 140, Jennings Hall. Zhang will present “The Problem of Commemorating: Epitaph Writing and Filial Expression in the Northern Song (960-1125).”
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Santa Ono and the future of higher education

Santa Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, will discuss the future of higher education and universities and colleges in Ohio and around the country in a morning symposium for faculty, grad students and staff on Saturday (3/1) from 9 a.m.-noon. Seven other campuses will participate in this live interactive televideo broadcast. A list of campuses and registration information is available at

Newark campus hosts ‘Motivating Gifted Kids’

Join gifted educators at the Newark campus to learn how to help gifted kids who struggle academically because of issues with executive function — the part of the brain that helps us set goals and stay focused. Carol Strip-Whitney and Julieann Ash will offer practical motivational strategies on Saturday (3/1) from 1-2:30 p.m. in 126 Warner Center, 1219 University Drive. RSVPs welcome but not required.
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Upcoming events

MBI Colloquium: Causes and Cures of Type 2 Diabetes

Arthur Sherman of the National Institutes of Health will present the next MBI Colloquium from 3-3:50 p.m. Monday (3/3) in 355 Jennings Hall. Sherman will deliver “Understanding the Causes and Cures of Type 2 Diabetes with a Mathematical Model.”
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Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture: Alice Conklin

 Alice Conklin, history, will deliver “Down from the Ivory Tower: Anthropology and Anti-racism at UNESCO, 1945-1955” at 5 p.m. Tuesday (3/4) in the Faculty Club Grand Lounge. Her lecture considers what happened when a global network of idealistic social scientists based in Paris got caught up in the power politics of the early Cold War. Free and open to all; reception to follow. 
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Andres to deliver Nisonger Center presentation

The Nisonger Center is offering Topics in Developmental Disabilities on Tuesday (3/4) from 3-4 p.m. in 230 McCampbell Hall. Blake Andres, executive director of the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children, will deliver “Special Needs Caused by Rare Genetic Disorders.” The clinic is recognized as a leading international medical facility for complex disorders. The event is open to all.
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Schedule available for March 27 Vendor IT Expo

OCIO’s Vendor IT Expo is set for Thursday (3/27), and the schedule of presentations has just been released. This all-day event will feature demonstrations from Adobe, Dell, ServiceNow, Tek Systems, Turnitin and more. There is no cost to attend, and this event is open to all Ohio State IT staff.
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Advertising deadline for the Thursday (3/20) issue of onCampus is approaching. Space reservations are due Wednesday (3/5) for the issue, which includes a special Spring Arts Guide inside. For further information contact advertising manager John Milliken at or 292-8421.

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