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Three OSU students receive NSEP Boren Undergraduate Study Abroad Award

The Foreign Language Center announces three recipients of the NSEP Boren Undergraduate Study Abroad Award for 2010-2011, which provides up to $20,000 each to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Elliot Klosterman, a major in Intelligence and Security and Political Science, will study Arabic at the University of Jordan. Nathan Szabados, a Development Studies and African American & African Studies major, will study Kiswahili through the Minnesota Studies in International Development program in Kenya. Steven Waites, a major in Chemical Engineering and East Asian Studies will study Korean at Yonsei University in South Korea. The Foreign Language Center is the OSU Boren Representative and coordinates the undergraduate fellowship applications for OSU. Contact: Rebecca Bias at


RESEARCH STUDY. The OSU Division of Periodontology is conducting a study on wound healing of the gums (gingiva) of smokers. To be accepted as a volunteer participant you must: be a smoker for 5 or more years, 21-50 years old, in good health, and be available for one screening and 8 study visits. The study will last approximately 3 months. Eligible participants will receive up to $415. For more information please contact (614) 292-5176 (voicemail) or

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Findley to present 2009-2010 University Distinguished Lecture

 Carter V. Findley, Humanities Distinguished Professor in History, will deliver "Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity" at 4 p.m. Tuesday (5/11) at the US Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union. A reception will follow the lecture. Please visit for Professor Findley’s bio sketch and abstract. The lecture will be broadcast live and archived for future downloading at that site.

Ohio State wins Green Columbus Earth Day Challenge Cup award

The university as a whole won the Green Columbus 2010 Earth Day Challenge Cup award associated with the City of Columbus’ Earth Day event and its numerous community service sites — beating out last year’s winner, Limited Brands and many other prominent companies in the Central Ohio area. Ohio State was recognized for having the most staff volunteers working at various areas around the city. Along with the trophy presented, a plate engraved with “The Ohio State University” will be added to a much larger trophy displaying each year’s winners. Contact: Brett Mayo, or 688-5577

Revised & Updated OSU General Records Retention Schedule

The University Archives has completed a major update and revision to OSU’s General Records Retention Schedule. The General Schedule, required by university policy, is a comprehensive list of records, common to most units on campus, indicating for each the length of time that they are to be maintained and their final disposition. View the revised General Schedule.

This project has been completed in conjunction with two additional efforts: The modernization of the Inter-University Council of Ohio Model Records Retention Schedule, and the updating and re-articulation of OSU’s University Policy for records management (to be submitted, shortly, to the university’s Senior Management Council and the campus community for review).

Transportation and Parking Services Campus Travel Pattern survey

Transportation and Parking Services wants your input on campus transportation issues. Please take the Campus Travel Pattern survey, and tell them about your commute and on campus travel experiences. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes, and you will have the opportunity to win a $25 gift card for Barnes and Nobles. Please click here to take the survey:

Events this week

April 28: Cowles to present Knowlton School of Architecture lecture

Sarah Cowles, assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture, will lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (4/28) in the Knowlton Hall Auditorium, part of ECONOMY: the Winter/Spring 2010 Baumer Lecture Series. Her work is focused on the intersection of technology, urbanism, art and ecology. Recent gallery projects include "Snagged", a large-scale installation at the Rubin Center in El Paso Texas. For details, lecture updates and videos, please visit

Heritage Festival presents Soul Time Talent Show

The Multicultural Center and the African American Heritage Festival will feature the annual "Soul Time" Talent Show at 7 p.m. Thursday (4/29) in the Ohio Union Performance Hall. Soul Time is a traditional talent show that promotes diversity through various forms of art, motion, and music. Students from a variety of ethnicities will showcase their talents. Read more:

April 29: Design Networking Night at the OSU Urban Arts Space

The OSU Urban Arts Space's Design Networking Night, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday (4/29), provides an opportunity for Ohio State and CCAD design students to display their personal work, to network with local firms and design professionals, and to find out about internships and other opportunities. Firms will give short presentations on their work and vision. RSVP today (4/27) to Read more:

April 30: Game-based learning brown-bag discussion

Are you considering using instructional games and simulations in your teaching? Bring your lunch to the Digital Union, SEL 370, and find out how and when games are more effective than traditional teaching methods from noon-1 p.m. Friday (4/30). Sponsored by the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the discussion will include ideas for creating and modifying instructional games, and individuals will have opportunities to identify possible collaborators for game creation and implementation. Read more:

Upcoming events

Clean Energy Global Broadcast event May 3; register by April 28

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher College of Business is hosting an MIT Global Broadcast, “The Clean Energy Revolution” from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday (5/3) at 140 Pfahl Hall with a reception following. Discover the steps and strategies energy entrepreneurs can follow to innovate and place themselves at the forefront of the energy revolution. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register by Wednesday (4/28) at Contact: Nikki Modlich at or 247-4695

Bustamante to speak on vulnerability of migrants

 Jorge Bustamante, Eugene Conley Professor of Sociology at University of Notre Dame and UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants, will deliver "Extreme Vulnerability of Migrants: The Cases of the United States and Mexico" at noon Tuesday (5/4) at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Bustamante’s research and teaching interests focus on U.S.-Mexico border studies, international migrations and human rights, and U.S. population of Mexican origin in the United States. To register, contact by Friday (4/30). Read more >


OCIO offers noncredit statistical IT training

The Office of the CIO is offering noncredit statistical training at no charge to you. This quarter is the last offering of SAS for Windows 1 (in the future, refer to the Department of Statistics). SAS is a three-day course that covers the data steps; working with missing values; and finding and correcting common SAS program errors. SAS experience is not necessary. Beginning summer quarter, SPSS for Windows 1 will be offered on a quarterly basis. SPSS is a three-day course that focuses on easy ways to conduct statistical analysis in the Windows environment. Prior experience with Windows is recommended. Classes fill quickly; register at:

Apply by May 3 for OSU Summer Enrichment Program

Students entering ninth or 10th grade in the fall of 2010 are encouraged to apply to the Ohio State University Summer Enrichment Program, offered by the Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center Monday (6/14)-Friday (6/18). The week-long workshop will introduce students to the art of spoken-word poetry and provide them with a variety of critical, creative, and constructive tools for discovering their individual truths. Lunch, snacks and all educational materials will be provided. Applications must be received by Monday (5/3). Contact: 292-3922. Read more:

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