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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, April 25. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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The newest iPads are now available at the Wexner Center Store. See (in high resolution) what the hype is about! The store is an Apple authorized campus store: that means discounted educator pricing for the entire Ohio State community. Deals are also available on previous iPad models. While you're there, why not accessorize your new iPad with one of the many covers (the wooden ones are our favorites!) and a streamlined dock for your nightstand or keyboard?

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Department of Geography

Geography examines human activity, Earth's natural environment and often, their interactions. Recent OSU Geography publications exemplify its diversity with studies spanning from the adverse health effects of farmed fish to what little is known about Antarctic clouds. Further, a new book: Multicultural Girlhood offers a unique view of the full range of American girlhood practices. A theoretical work examining Metropolitan governance and the politics of scale adds to our repertoire. A study of where investment in rail networks has persisted, where it has grown, and where it has failed to keep up was recently published by OSU geographers. Our students learn the interconnectedness of global and local scales.

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Are you African-American? Less than 14 weeks pregnant? We are currently enrolling women for a study of effects of everyday life stress on the immune system during pregnancy. Participants will complete a 45-60 minute visit at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd trimester and 8-10 weeks postpartum. At each visit, participants will provide a blood sample and complete questionnaires assessing health, health behaviors, life stress, and mood. Participants will receive $230 if all visits are completed.
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Headline news

Awards celebrate clinical research that can improve health

An Ohio State professor was a co-principal investigator on one of 10 projects selected to receive the inaugural Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards. Steven Lower, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the award along with Vance Fowler of Duke University. Their research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in October, found that some patients develop a potentially deadly blood infection from their implanted cardiac devices because bacterial cells in their bodies have gene mutations that allow them to stick to the devices. The winning studies represent the latest health advances propelled by combined investment in basic science and clinical research.
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Bebe Miller named Doris Duke Artist

 Bebe Miller, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Department of Dance and artistic director of the Bebe Miller Company, is one of 21 of America's most vital and productive performing artists announced as the first class of Doris Duke Artists, sharing a total of $5.775 million awarded in a new initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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Food Innovation Center seeks multi-college proposals

The Food Innovation Center invites proposals for the third annual FIC Seed Grants, offering $25,000 awards for new team research projects in food discovery. Proposals engaging experts from business, social sciences, arts, or humanities are encouraged. All Ohio State team members should join FIC before applying; proposals are due Friday (5/11).
-- > Contact: Carolee Barber at or 292-0229
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Mid-Career and Senior Faculty Learning Community: Call for proposals

The deadline to apply for UCAT's Mid-Career and Senior Faculty Learning Community is Monday (5/7). This program offers experienced faculty (associate or higher rank, including clinical faculty) a year-long opportunity to focus on teaching. Members develop collegial relationships with faculty from across the university who are at the same point in their careers, while actively working to enrich their teaching. Each participant receives $1,000 to fund teaching enhancement activities.
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Events this week

School of Music welcomes Pulitzer winner

 The music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner will be featured in the Contemporary Music Festival on Thursday (4/26) and Friday (4/27) at 8 p.m. in Weigel Hall. Schwantner is one of the most prominent American composers today, known for his dramatic, unique style and as a gifted orchestral colorist. Performers will include School of Music faculty soloists and chamber ensembles, student ensembles, and returning guest soprano, Lucy Shelton.
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April 26: Dreaming in French with author Alice Kaplan

The Department of French and Italian is presenting "Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis" by Alice Kaplan, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (4/26) in the Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theatre. The John M. Musser Professor of French at Yale University, Kaplan will discuss her new book, Dreaming in French (University of Chicago Press, 2012), which explores how a year abroad in Paris changed the lives of three extraordinary American women.
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COM/DHLRI Early Career Development Series event April 27

The College of Medicine and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute are hosting Grant Writing for the Physician Scientist, on Friday (4/27) from 8-9:30 a.m. in DHLRI 165 as part of the DHLRI Early Career Development Series. Brad Rovin will moderate a panel discussion with panelists and career award recipients William Ackerman, Gayle Gordillo, Richard Gumina, and Trent Tipple. Registration is not required.
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OSU telescope observing, star party, and planetarium shows

Saturday (4/28) is Global Astronomy Day and OSU's Astronomy Department is hosting its spring public telescope observing session and star party from 8:30-11 p.m. on the roof of Smith Lab, weather permitting. Regardless of weather, the planetarium will open at 8:30 p.m. for short presentations. Reservations are not needed. The event is free and open to the public. Check for more information and cancellation of the star party in the event of bad weather.
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Upcoming events

Foreign Policy magazine scholar to discuss 'Arab Uprising'

Marc Lynch, associate professor of political science at George Washington University, will talk about his new book, The Arab Uprising, at noon Tuesday (5/1) at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Lynch publishes frequently on the politics of the Middle East. A book signing will also take place, with sales of Lynch's book from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. RSVP to by Friday (4/27).
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Upcoming College of Social Works events

  • Tuesday (5/1): What Happened to You? Understanding Trauma and Its Impact, 1-4:15 p.m.; 115 Stillman Hall, 3 CEUs available.
  • Monday (5/7): Ohio's 2012 Opiate Summit: Miles Traveled - Miles Ahead (Pre-Summit), 1-5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St., 4 CEUs available.
  • Tuesday (5/8): Ohio's 2012 Opiate Summit: Miles Traveled - Miles Ahead (Summit), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St., 6.5 CEUs available.
  • Friday (5/11): Enhancing Practice Through Gestalt: Dealing with Resistance in Therapy or Organizations: A Gestalt Approach (part 1 of 4), 1-4:15 p.m.; 115 Stillman Hall, 3 CEUs available.
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Center for Education & Scholarship hosts Spring Symposium

The College of Medicine's Center for Education and Scholarship's fourth annual Spring Symposium will be held Wednesday (5/16) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Biomedical Research Tower. Guest speaker is John Pelley, of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, renowned for his leadership in the application of learning style to medical education and his current research on the development of self-directed learning strategies for medical students. The event is free, but registration is required.
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May 2: Deaf patient communication workshop

Interpreter Services at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is offering a one-day workshop, "Basic Communication Needs of the Deaf Patient" on Wednesday (5/2) from 3-5 p.m., in the Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium. Examine written materials by deaf persons and the structure of American Sign Language, and learn how to use different communication techniques and the services of an interpreter in a clinical setting. Free workshop; CE's for nurses and social workers.
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