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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, April 26. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Global Gateways video showcases international opportunities

The Office of International Affairs has published a new video about Ohio State's Global Gateways and the innovative approach these unique offices represent. Watch and see how the Global Gateways operate in key parts of the world, capitalizing on the strengths of the university's connections across the globe. The China Gateway has been operating in Shanghai since February 2010, while the Gateway office in Mumbai, India opened in March 2012. In 2014, Ohio State plans to open a Gateway in São Paulo, Brazil.
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 The OSU Health Plan offers Personal Health Coaching as a complimentary service for Your Plan for Health. This confidential and voluntary service assists individuals achieve personal wellness. With the support of an experienced Personal Health Coach, benefits-eligible faculty, staff and their adult dependents can work on health and wellness goals such as weight loss, nutrition, exercise, and stress management, while staying on track with their wellness plan. Sessions take place by phone and offer support, guidance, education, and resources.
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Nahar recognized by American Physical Society

Sultana Nahar, OSU Department of Astronomy, received the prestigious John Wheatley Award by the American Physical Society at the national April meeting held in Denver, Colorado. The citation reads: "For efforts to promote physics research and teaching through collaboration, mentoring, and philanthropy in several third-world countries, and in particular for her promotion, as both an advocate and role model, of Muslim women scientists."
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 Ohio State and CAPA present the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Julius Caesar May 1-5 at the Southern Theatre. Set in contemporary Africa, this groundbreaking production of Shakespeare's great political thriller tells the story of the conspiracy against Caesar, his assassination, and the defeat of his conspirators. The Royal Shakespeare Company in America is presented in collaboration with Ohio State. For more information visit . Tickets available at 469-0939 or

‘Hats off’ to freshmen past and present

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to Commencement, where graduating students often toss their hats in celebration. But they aren’t the only Buckeyes with such a tradition. Learn more about the history of freshman beanies, bonfires, and Bucket and Dipper at OSU in a web exhibit hosted by OSU Archives in collaboration with other Big Ten Universities.
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Who's helping you get more for your retirement? Here is some great news for OSU employees. As a leading retirement provider for higher education, Fidelity is ready to help you take a fresh look at your 403(b) and ARP. Put your savings to the test. Planning and guidance consultants are available on campus for complimentary one-on-one consultation. Call (866) 715-6111 or visit to schedule your appointment. Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC.


President and Provost’s Council on Women call for nominations

If you are interested in nominating someone or nominating yourself for a position on the President and Provost’s Council on Women, please visit the PPCW web site for more information. Deadline is Friday (5/24), May 24. A three-year PPCW term offers an exciting opportunity to work with dynamic people from across the university.
-- > Contact: Jamie Mathews-Mead, PPCW chair

Athletics needs volunteers for golf, track and field events

The Department of Athletics is looking for volunteers for the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional on Thursday (5/16)-Saturday (5/18) and the Big Ten Track and Field Championship on Friday (5/10)-Sunday (5/12). Please click on the event and complete and return the form to the email or fax number listed. 
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Upcoming events

Register today for May 18 Endocrine Update

The Endocrine Update 2013 will take place on Saturday (5/18) at the Fawcett Center and will discuss the latest in clinical endocrinology through the use of case presentations and didactic lectures by esteemed OSU faculty. For a detailed agenda and to register for this event, go to and click on "View All Conferences." This meeting is certified for 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Basic Communication Needs of the Deaf Patient workshop

Interpreter Services at the Wexner Medical Center is offering a “Basic Communication Needs of the Deaf Patient” workshop on Thursday (5/16) from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium Room H1213. Free and open to the public. CEs for nurses and social workers.
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Fuel up for finals at Panera Bread! Purchase a You Pick Two and get a $5 gift card to use at your next visit. Offer valid Saturday (4/20)-Friday (4/26) at any of Panera’s campus locations: South Campus Gateway, Lane Ave., Newark, Lima, Marion, and Mansfield. Print your coupon here.

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