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

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University's Board of Trustees to meet April 5-6

Ohio State's Board of Trustees and its committees will meet Thursday (4/5) and Friday (4/6) at Longaberger Alumni House. Committee meetings are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, with the formal board meeting starting at 9:15 a.m. Friday.
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Do you take antidepressants but still have symptoms of depression? The Department of Psychiatry is enrolling adults in a clinical research study of an investigational medication as a potential add-on treatment to anti-depressants. Participants will receive study-related care at no cost and receive some compensation for their time. For more information, contact our clinical trial research office at 293-7109 or

Services to students to be streamlined, relocated

To further enhance and streamline the university's services to our students, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience is moving from Enarson Hall to the Student Academic Services building. In addition, the university's Hale Center, and the offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Outreach and Engagement will move all operations into Enarson Hall. These moves, which are expected to be completed by May 2013, will build on our goal of the ultimate one-stop-shop for our students and will be paid for through the significant cost-savings that will be achieved by these consolidations.
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Notification of public records request

The university regularly receives public records requests from the media asking for information such as the salaries of all Ohio State employees. Under Ohio's public records statute, we are required to comply, and have done so.

In response to a recent request, the university provided the names, titles, departments, and salaries and earnings for calendar year 2011 of all employees. The information provided did NOT contain personal information such as Social Security numbers, employee ID numbers, birthdates, addresses, e-mails, or telephone numbers. The university takes its responsibility to protect your privacy very seriously, and will continue to do so while operating within the laws of our state.
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OSU Libraries offering course enhancement grants

The OSU Libraries' Teaching and Learning Committee is now accepting applications for Course Enhancement Grant funds to enhance the research and information needs for courses being taught Fall 2012 through Summer session 2013; $2,000 will be given to instructors to enhance a course by substantially integrating library resources, services, and information literacy instruction for students. Apply by Thursday (5/24).
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Faculty and staff football season tickets

OSU football season tickets are currently on sale for eligible OSU faculty and staff. Online ordering information was automatically sent to renewing split and full season ticket holders. The deadline to submit an application for the 2012 football season is Monday (4/16). For complete details, policies and instructions for submitting a request please visit the TICKETS page on

Events this week

Tim Dorsey and Dorothy Alison discuss writing on Writers Talk

OSU student Hannah Torma talks to Thurber House guest and author of Pineapple Grenade, Tim Dorsey, about why Florida seems to have so many fictional serial killers, including his character Serge Storms. Also, Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard out of Carolina, discusses the 20th anniversary of her ground-breaking book with OSU instructor Laura Younger. Today (4/2) at 7 p.m. on WCRS radio, 98.3 & 102.1 FM and Wednesday (4/4) at 8 p.m., on WCBE radio, 90.5 FM. See upcoming shows:
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Livescribe Smartpen demonstration

Are you interested in learning more about the Livescribe Smartpen, a pen with flash memory capable of recording everything you hear and linking it to what you write? Join Abdirahim Abdi, ODS Assistive Technology Coordinator, at the Office for Disability Services on Tuesday (4/3) at noon for more on this promising, exciting new technology. This event kicks off Disability Awareness Month. For information on all the events to participate in, visit or contact

Translanguaging and Transnational Literacies in Multilingual Classrooms

Nancy Hornberger, professor of education and director of educational linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, will present "Translanguaging and Transnational Literacies in Multilingual Classrooms: A Biliteracy Lens" from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday (4/4) in 165 Thompson Library. Hornberger's research focuses on indigenous and immigrant heritage language education. The event is sponsored by COMPAS 2011-1012: Immigration Conversation on Morality, Politics and Society, OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values.
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Sustainability and Supply Chain Approach Seminar April 5

Annie Weisbrod, principal scientist, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs at the Proctor & Gamble Company, will present a seminar on "Sustainability Focus Areas and Supply Chain Approach at P&G" on Thursday (4/5) at 11:30 a.m. in 1080 Physics Research Building. This seminar will review the long term sustainability vision and shorter term goals of P&G, and its sustainable supply chain management system. A reception will precede the seminar at 11 a.m.

Author and Atlantic contributing editor to visit

Toby Lester, author of The Fourth Part of the World, DaVinci's Ghost, and contributing editor to The Atlantic is the featured speaker at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lecture and Book Signing on Friday (4/6) at 4 p.m. in the Cartoon Room 2 of The Ohio Union. Lester will discuss the story of the beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507. Book signing and reception to follow the free event.
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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers sought for OSU golf tournaments

The Ohio State's men's and women's golf teams are hosting multiple tournaments this spring and the Department of Athletics is looking for volunteers. Volunteer for the Robert Kepler Tournament (April 14-15), Lady Buckeye Invitational (April 21-22) or the 2012 NCAA Women's Golf Regional Tournament (May 10-12). Sign-up forms available online.
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