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Gabbe receives prestigious service award

 Steven Gabbe, CEO of the Wexner Medical Center and senior vice president for Health Sciences, will receive the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists today (4/30) at the ACOG’s Presidential Inauguration and Convocation in Chicago. He is being recognized for outstanding contributions to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology in the area of diabetes in pregnant women.
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Dade, McCandless are Boren Scholarship winners

 The Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures has announced that Vyacheslav (Slava) Dade and Hannah McCandless are recipients of the 2014-2015 NSEP Boren Undergraduate Study Abroad Award. Dade will study Mandarin Chinese at the Harbin Institute of Technology and McCandless will stud Swahili with the University of Minnesota Studies for International Development Program in Nairobi, Kenya. 
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Join Clintonville Academy for our annual community “FunFest” on Saturday (5/17) from 3-8 p.m. Enjoy carnival games, inflatables, Columbus Zoo animals, an archery gallery and live music. An arts sale, silent auction and festive food and beverages also will be part of the fun for the whole family. Admission is free, with game tickets and wristbands on sale at the door.
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Johnston elected president of American Society for the Study of Religion

 Sarah Iles Johnston, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Religion and professor of classics, has been elected president of the American Society for the Study of Religion. Her term will run for three years. The ASSR, founded in 1959, is a society of elected members whose purpose is to promote and advance the scholarly study of religion in its various forms, with particular emphasis on comparative approaches. 


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Rec Sports facility announcement

Recreational Sports has scheduled temporary rolling closures of four facilities to perform cleaning and maintenance. The schedule of closures is: RPAC: May 5 -9; ARC/OAC: May 12-18; and JON/JOS: May 19-25. All other facilities will be available when one is closed. In addition, Jesse Owens North and South will open at 6 a.m. during the week the RPAC is closed. Group fitness will be held in alternative locations.
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Events this week

Former dean David Andrews to discuss new novel

 David Andrews, former dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology, will read from his new novel, My Father’s Day Gift, Thursday (5/1) from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Andrews, now dean of the School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, explores a middle-aged professor’s sudden understanding of a father’s influence. 
-- > RSVP: Andrea Bowlin, 292-6516 or
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Bloom to deliver ‘Re-Visioning Global Health’

 The Department of Microbial Infection & Immunity is hosting Barry Bloom, a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and 2014 recipient of an honorary degree from Ohio State, on Friday (5/2) at noon in 170 DHLRI. The presentation, “Re-Visioning Global Health,” is open to the public. Bloom is the current WHO Global Health Speaker.
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STAR Program’s Schwartz Center Rounds May 2

OSU Harding Behavioral Health’s STAR Program continues its multi-disciplinary forum Schwartz Center Rounds on Friday (5/2). The Rounds are held the first Friday of the month in the Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium. Lunch is served. Clinical caregivers and non-clinical faculty and staff are welcome to discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients.
-- > Contact: Caitlin Willet at or 688-7976
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Family tours of James Cancer Hospital available May 3

Cancer survivors and their families are invited to the JamesCare Explorers Tour of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Saturday (5/3) from 12:30-3 p.m. This free guided tour is specifically designed for children and teens who have a family member or loved one with cancer. The tour will include observation and discussion of the treatment areas, and how to communicate with kids about cancer.
-- > Contact: 293-6428
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‘So You Want to Do Research in Schools’ webinar

Kimberly Lightle, director, EHE Office of Research will help educational researchers navigate the process of contacting districts and getting requests approved during this Adobe Connect webinar on Wednesday (5/7) from noon-1 p.m. Explore best practices regarding partnering with districts and the interplay between IRB requirements and district requirements. The presentation will also cover some “red flags” that districts look for when reviewing requests.
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Outreach and Engagement workshops

The Office of Outreach and Engagement is hosting a free series of workshops on Thursday (5/22) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Hale Hall. “Building Capacity for Outreach and Engagement Scholarship” will enhance capacity for creating and strengthening university-community partnerships and promote engagement scholarship through teaching, research and service. Registration is open to faculty and staff.
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May 1 presale: Michael Bublé

Touring in support of his new #1 selling release, “To Be Loved,” Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé will hit the Schottenstein Center on Saturday (7/26) at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets during a special presale Thursday (5/1) from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Use password “LOVED2014” at this link:


Nurse Appreciation Celebration from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday (5/7) at Credit Union of Ohio’s campus branch, 1660 Neil Ave. All nurses and patient care professionals are invited to stop by the branch to receive an appreciation gift and enjoy a free catered lunch, including a selection of pastas, salad, drinks and dessert. Visit our website for more information.

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