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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, March 16. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Seeing a primary care doctor regularly can help keep you healthy. Many OSU Wexner Medical Center Primary Care Network physicians in the Columbus area are now accepting new patients. If you, family members or friends are looking for a primary care physician, please visit the OSU Wexner Medical Center's website for a list of physicians currently accepting new patients.

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Ohio State history professor awarded top international prize

 Geoffrey Parker, Distinguished University Professor, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, and associate of Ohio State's Mershon Center; has been awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2012 by the 200-year old Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The prize, given biennially, recognizes five international scholars and scientists who exemplify the highest levels of accomplishment in their fields. Several past Heineken History Prize winners teach at American universities, but Parker is the first historian from Ohio State.
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I give at the office…The 2012 Campus Campaign is underway (now through April 3). Campus Campaign is Ohio State's faculty and staff giving program. The campaign is an opportunity for you to give to any program, project or initiative that you believe in at Ohio State. You can give online or by filling out your pledge packet. To give online or to search for funds go to

OSUToday spring break publication schedule

During the week of spring break, Monday (3/19)-Friday (3/23), OSUToday will be published Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only. The daily Monday-Friday publication schedule will resume on Monday (3/26). To have an item considered for publication, send the details electronically to and follow as closely as possible the style found in existing OSU Today items. A Word document is preferable. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

Historic Costume Collection displays century of Girl Scouts

 What do American fashion designers Bill Blass, Halston and Mainbocher have in common with the Girl Scouts of America? Uniforms. Through Friday (6/1), 45 outfits for Brownies to Seniors and Daisies to Cadets are on display in the College of Education and Human Ecology Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, Snowdon Gallery, 175 Campbell Hall. Photographs, memorabilia, dolls and an interactive scavenger hunt from the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council also mark the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary. Wednesday-Saturday, hours vary.
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Upcoming events

Fristad to deliver Nisonger Center presentation March 21

The Nisonger Center is offering a brown bag presentation from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday (3/21) in 230 McCampbell Hall. Mary Fristad, OSU professor of psychiatry, psychology and human nutrition, will deliver "Multi-Family Psychoeducational Psychotherapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders." Fristad's research focuses on assessing and treating childhood mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder). The event is open to all.
-- > Contact: Susan Havercamp at
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Last call for Ohio Shorts film and video showcase

The deadline for entry into the Wexner Center's annual Ohio Shorts film and video showcase is Friday (3/23). Entries must be 20 minutes or less (10 minutes or less for the youth division). This year's annual showcase will be held Saturday (4/28).
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Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference

The Comprehensive Wound Center at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is presenting the fifth Annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference on Friday (3/23)-Saturday (3/24) in the Ohio Union. The conference will explore innovative aspects of translational and clinical disciplines in wound care with national experts in the field of wound care and the immense economic and social impact of wounds on our society. Continuing Medical Education Certification.
-- > Contact: Kim Knight at or 292-3638
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Retirement Choices Forum March 21

Human Resources is offering a forum for new faculty and staff on Wednesday (3/21) to discuss retirement choices under ARP/OPERS/STRS, from noon-1 p.m. in South Campus Gateway, 1590 N. High St., Suite 430. Designed for those with an appointment of at least 75 percent FTE for less than 120 days. Staff who are unable to attend, may use the free OPERS webinars (register at OPERS web site) to learn about their three retirement options.
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COM/DHLRI Early Career Development event March 27

The College of Medicine and the Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute are hosting "Writing a Fundable NIH R01" on Tuesday (3/27) from 2-3:30 p.m. in 170 DHLRI, as part of the COM/DHLRI Early Career Development & Mentorship Series. Thomas Hund will moderate a panel discussion with panelists Cynthia Carnes, Denis Guttridge, and Chandan Sen. Topics include: application process, success rates, review process, and more. Registration is not required.
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Blackburn is DISCO Research and Creative Activity Series guest

Mollie Blackburn, associate professor of Teaching and Learning and co-director of the Sexuality Studies Program at Ohio State, will discuss her new book, Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It (Teachers College Press) on Wednesday (3/28) from 3:30-5 p.m. in 311 Denney Hall. This event is part of the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU Research and Creative Activity Series. Open to the public.
-- > Contact: Debra Moddelmog at
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Froschauer to discuss White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

 Ann Froschauer, National White-Nose Syndrome Communications Leader for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will present 'White-Nose Syndrome in Bats: Current Status of Knowledge and Management of a Novel Wildlife Disease' on Thursday (3/29) at 2:30 p.m. in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium. Froschauer holds two degrees from SENR and has worked as a communications specialist for federal agencies, including the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and environmental NGOs.
-- > Contact: Marne Titchenell at
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April 3: 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. Join the John Glenn School of Public Affairs on Tuesday (4/3) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fawcett Center for a workshop, Resolving Conflict Within the Workplace.
-- > Contact: Natalie Gintert at or 247-8823
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