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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, April 13. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Headline news

AAAS response to hate crime

The faculty and staff in the Department of African American and African Studies write to express our concern about the racially motivated hate crimes that took place on our campus. We stand in solidarity with students, faculty, staff, and community members who are advocating for racial justice at Ohio State and across the nation. Read our open letter to Ohio State at


WIREDOUT ONE-DAY CASH SALE: April 13, WiredOut is having a massive sale on all store merchandise. This Friday only, all purchases — paid for with cash or cashier's check — are 5 percent off. This includes purchases on hardware, software and accessories. Get 5 percent off: Apple, Dell and HP computers; iPads and iPods; Adobe and Microsoft software; as well as headphones, cases, cords, mice, ink and more. Visit for details and restrictions.

John Brooke receives history book prize

 John Brooke, Humanities Distinguished Professor of History, has received the 2012 Ohio Academy of History Book Prize for his book, Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson, which had already garnered several other top awards. These latest recognitions for Brooke's work continue his long legacy of winning major prizes for his scholarship — and major fellowships in support of his research.
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"An Analysis of Investor Behavior" Thursday (4/19), noon-1 p.m. in the Ohio Union, room 3148. Hosted by Steve Daley, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Brandon Lindley, Senior Regional VP, Columbia Management, will discuss investor psychology, investor behavior and new research that quantifies the impact of investor errors on investor returns. We'll discuss concepts that may help you be a better investor in the future. Click here to register, email, or call 726-3401. Seating is limited. Complimentary beverages and light snacks provided.

Sign up to receive OSU weather alerts

Ohio State's Emergency Management office has announced a new service available to the campus community. Students, faculty and staff can now sign up to receive a text message and phone call on their cell phone when severe weather is threatening our campus. To learn more or register for this free service, go to
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UCAT accepting applications for GTA funding opportunities

UCAT would like to announce funding opportunities for enhancing or supporting the teaching of GTAs. Seed grants of $10,000 are available to enhance GTA programs within departments, schools, colleges, or consortia of units. Nominations are open for University Departmental Awards for Exemplary GTA programs (awarded to two departments for $2,500 each), as well as the Graduate Teaching Fellows program. The deadline is Monday (5/7). UCAT also offers $500 grants on an ongoing basis to reimburse professional development expenses for GTA coordinators.
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International Affairs graduate study abroad scholarship

The Office of International Affairs is re-opening the Phyllis Krumm scholarship, awarded to graduate students for research or study in a European country or China. Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at Ohio State in an academic program of study in any field. The scholarship is awarded for independent travel only, and preference is given to U.S. citizens, pursuing a career in diplomatic or other governmental international service. The deadline is Monday (4/23).
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Construction/traffic alert

10th Avenue street closure

10th Avenue, currently restricted to one lane, is scheduled to be closed completely on Saturday (4/14) between Neil Avenue and Worthington Street to allow for excavation for electrical feeds to new street lighting. Worthington Avenue remains closed between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue until the end of April for street repair work.
-- > Contact: Ruth Miller at 292-4240
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Events this week

NextWave: 2012 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Part 1

 On view now through Saturday (4/21), this exhibition is an opportunity to sample an array of current directions in contemporary art, fresh from the studios of practicing professional artists who are completing MFA degrees in the Department of Art at Ohio State. Join the artists and curator for a free public reception on Saturday (4/14) from 6-8 p.m.
-- > Contact: 292-8861
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Today: Food and Fashion Spring Summit

OSU Net Impact welcomes you to the Food & Fashion Spring Summit today (4/13) from 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center to explore the question of how sustainable consumption can lessen our impact on the environment. Local industry leaders will discuss their efforts to maintain a sustainable core while working in a world that is built for more short-term thinking.
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Today is goBuckeye! Day: Welcome our campus visitors

Today (4/13) is goBuckeye! Day, the largest single recruitment event hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience. Hundreds of students admitted to Autumn Semester 2012, and their family guests, will be spending the day on campus as they try to make their final decision whether or not to enroll at Ohio State. If you see guests poring over a map or looking lost, we encourage you to please extend your warmest campus welcome to them.

Volunteer for Earth Day worksites April 14 and 15

Join fellow Buckeyes Saturday (4/14) and Sunday (4/15) for service on campus as a part of the largest Earth Day volunteer effort in the country, coordinated by Green Columbus, the non-profit behind Columbus's Earth Day celebration. Help create a more sustainable region by cleaning the wetlands, planting trees, installing rain gardens, restoring local ecosystems, or creating or reviving community food gardens. Register at Show your BuckID for campus volunteer sites and get a free Earth Day t-shirt where available.

Donate food, earn circus tickets

Faculty, staff and students can earn ticket vouchers to attend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus by donating 10 cans of food to Operation Feed at the Schottenstein Center Ticket Office on Saturday (4/14) from noon-2 p.m. The first 500 people who bring 10 cans of food will receive a free ticket voucher to the May 10 performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus at the Schottenstein Center. Limit four ticket vouchers per family.

Upcoming events

The Art of the Medieval Codex

A print exhibition of some of the oldest collections of handwritten medieval books is on display at the Global Gallery of the World Media and Culture Center on the first floor of Hagerty Hall until Friday (6/8).
-- > Contact: Foreign Language Center, or 292-4361
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Upcoming Social Work events

  • Monday (4/16): Cultivating Employee Initiative and Responsibility, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m., 115 Stillman Hall, 6 CEUs available.
  • Friday, (4/20): 24th National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ohio Union; student poster presentations, keynote speaker Mike Spencer. Contact, or visit
  • Friday (4/20): Hospice and the African American Community, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Gateway Health and Wellness Center, 112 Jefferson Ave., 4 CEUs available.
  • Thursday (4/26): Sex Offenders: Where to Go, What to Do, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 115 Stillman Hall, 3 CEUs available.
  • Thursday (4/26): Documentary: Boys and Men Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, 7-9 p.m., 0130 Drinko Hall, free and open to the public, 1 CEU available.
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"When China Met Africa" screening April 18

The film "When China Met Africa" will be screened on Wednesday (4/18) from 7:15-9 p.m. in 155 Jennings Hall. Discussion facilitators are Kelechi Kalu, director of the Center for African Studies, and Xiaoyu Pu, a Ph.D candidate in political science.
-- > Contact: or 292-8169


Human subjects research QI help session April 18

Investigators, student researchers and staff are encouraged to attend a help session on the Quality Improvement (QI) component of OSU's human research protection program from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday (4/18) in 240 Health Sciences Library, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Office of Responsible Research Practices staff will provide an overview of the QI program and visit process.
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Fair and Efficient Grading of Quizzes and Tests

Grading can be stressful for both teachers and students, but it doesn't have to be. On Friday (4/20), UCAT is hosting "Fair and Efficient Grading of Quizzes and Tests" from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 150 Younkin Success Center. The workshop will explore strategies that can make the process more manageable for you while still providing appropriate feedback and fair grading for students.
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Paper and Bytes: Managing OSU Records April 24

As a public institution, Ohio State must comply with laws governing public records. Effective compliance can only be achieved with proper records retention and management. "Paper and Bytes: Policies, Best Practices, and Resources for Managing OSU Records" will help faculty and staff understand university policies, legal requirements, and best practices concerning the retention, management and disposition of records in their care. The next session is Tuesday (4/24) from 9-11 a.m.
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Grad students discuss family resource research April 16

Two graduate students will present research in Family Resource Management for the Department of Consumer Sciences Seminar 800 on Monday (4/16) at 3:35 p.m. in 251 Campbell Hall. Stuart Heckman will present "Factors Related to Saving Behavior among Low-Income Households in the 1992-2007 Survey of Consumer Finances." Doctoral candidate Travis Mountain will discuss "Negative Net Worth and the Life Cycle Hypothesis."
-- > Contact: Mark Wallace,

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