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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Tuesday, March 2. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

OSUToday sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts
“Spectator/Sport: A Panel on Athletics, Art, and Masculinity” will be held at 7 p.m. today (3/2) in the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater in conjunction with the exhibition Hard Targets. Joining curator Christopher Bedford are panelists Kori Newkirk, an artist in the show; Jennifer Doyle, a visual studies scholar who teaches at the University of California, Riverside, and a soccer blogger: From a Left Wing, and Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes, a lively and widely read visual-arts blog. Admission is free, and the galleries will be open prior. Read more:

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Lissner selected for National Summit on Disability Policy

L. Scott Lissner, Ohio State’s ADA Coordinator and member of the Ohio Governor’s Council for People With Disabilities has been selected as one of 300 delegates for the National Summit on Disability Policy, to be held Sunday (7/25)-Tuesday (7/27) in Washington D.C., sponsored by the National Council on Disability ( The summit commemorates the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will result in recommendations to guide national disability policy and programs for the next decade. Read more:
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Faculty member sought to lead Service Learning Initiative

Ohio State is seeking a tenured OSU faculty member to serve as director of the Service Learning Initiative. Download the position description at This is a half-time position for a tenured-OSU faculty member; the position reports to the vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education in Academic Affairs, with a dotted reporting line to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Outreach and Engagement. Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited. Contact: Mindy Wright, assistant provost, at or forward a cover letter and vitae to SLI Director Search, 381 Bricker Hall, 190 N. Oval Mall, CAMPUS.

President Gee launches Campus Campaign; Fund Fair March 16

President E. Gordon Gee launched Ohio State's Campus Campaign on Monday (3/1). Now in its 25th year, the Campus Campaign has garnered more than $125 million in contributions to more than 8,000 funds across all colleges and units. The Campaign continues to provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to give back to the university, and faculty and staff will soon receive information from their unit coordinator.

The campaign will host a Fund Fair from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday (3/16) at the Biomedical Research Tower. The event is free and open to the university community. Exhibitors will be on hand to talk about more than 60 different funds. Contact: Tina Thome at or 292-3065

Central voice mail system getting upgrade March 5-7

The Office of the CIO will be upgrading the central voice mail system that serves all Ohio State locations, from 5:30 p.m. Friday (3/5) through 8 p.m. Sunday (3/7). During the upgrade, the voice mail system will be unavailable for brief, intermittent periods. Voice mail customers are asked to limit their access and use of the voice mail system during the upgrade window. Voice mail services will resume upon completion of the upgrade. Complete details about this upgrade are available on the Systems Status web page ( or by contacting the IT Service Desk at 688-HELP (4357).

Events this week

Boyle featured on OSU’s Writers Talk on WCBE

Listen to Ohio State faculty member Kevin Boyle discuss his book, Arc of Justice, on WCBE, 90.5 FM, at 8 p.m. Wednesday (3/3) or at If you are an author and would like to be featured on Ohio State’s television, radio, and Internet show Writers Talk, contact Doug Dangler at

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." Contact: Danny Dotson at Read more:

March 4: UCAT holds discussion on teaching sustainability

A discussion, "Infusing Sustainability into Redesign/Design of Courses" will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday (3/4) in 300 Younkin Success Center. Alan Kalish, director of Ohio State's University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will moderate a conversation among faculty and staff. Contact: Read more: Register online >

E-Democracy Panel March 4 at Thompson Library

Scholars from different disciplines will discuss what it means to be a citizen in a digitized and globally connected community at this free program at 1 p.m. Thursday (3/4) at the Thompson Library (11th floor). Patrick Losinski, executive director, Columbus Metropolitan Library will join OSU panelists: Peter Shane, Moritz College of Law; Jennifer Evans Cowley, Department of City and Regional Planning; and Philip Armstrong, Department of Comparative Studies. Read more >

Beyond the Decorative Surface: Strategies for Getting Your Work Seen

Join artist Fredrik Marsh, featured in Transitions: The Dresden Project, in a how-to discussion of exhibition design, installation and documentation at the OSU Urban Arts Space from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday (3/4). Being an artist is akin to operating a small business, and creating art is just one component of a well-rounded practice. Free and open to all. RSVP to or 292-8861. Read more >

Upcoming events

Law symposium to discuss American government/business relationship

The Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal at the Moritz College of Law is hosting a symposium, "The Relationship Between American Government and American Business" Thursday (3/11)-Friday (3/12). The programming will examine how the government historically has interacted with business; the effect on individual businesses of that interaction; and the relationship between government, business and the law. A major focus will be the bailouts. Free to OSU faculty, staff and students. Register at

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