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Thursday, April 14, 2016


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Buckeye Summit: Convening for change

Students, researchers, alumni and volunteers take on the global issue of food security today at the inaugural Buckeye Summit. Follow along throughout the day to learn more about this critical issue facing our communities and what you can do about it. Gain insights and inspiration from event participants via #BuckeyeSummit

Jazz at Mirror Lake concert series

The Jazz at Mirror Lake concert series begins tonight (4/14) featuring Ohio State Jazz Studies Combos. The Jazz Workshop Ensemble and Jazz Lab Ensemble perform Friday (4/15); the series concludes Thursday (4/21) with The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble. All concerts are at 5:30 p.m. at Browning Amphitheater (rain location Weigel Hall).
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In-Career MA in Public Policy and Management. Are you passionate about your work and want to advance your career? An In-Career MA in Public Policy and Management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs will put you on the path to meet your career goals. The In-Career MA has flexible day and evening classes and is eligible for OSU Employee Tuition Assistance Benefit. Attend an upcoming webinar.  Apply by June 15 to start in Fall 2016. 
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Women book business flights earlier, save on price

Recent research by Javier Donna, assistant professor of economics at Ohio State, examines a large dataset with 6.4 million flight bookings in 2014 to analyze gender differences in the demand for planning business travel. The research finds female travelers book two days earlier than their male counterparts on average. Female travelers save about $17 per trip, or about 2% of the average ticket price. For a multi-national company with 21,000 travelers, those two extra booking days can yield $1 million in savings per year.
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Events this week

Jazz reception honors founding student visionaries

On Friday (4/15) 5-8 p.m., the African American and African Studies Community Extension Center will present an opening jazz reception to honor founding student visionaries who demonstrated and sacrificed so that Ohio State's African American and African Studies Department (Black Studies) would be possible. On Saturday (4/16) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Alumni Scholars and Leaders Symposium themed Black Studies 2.0: Realizing the Emancipatory Mission and Value will continue with lectures and panel discussions. All events will be held at the AAAS Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203. Events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP today (4/14).
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Discounted Spring Game tickets for faculty and staff

Join fellow Ohio State employees at the 2016 Spring Game on Saturday (4/16) at Ohio Stadium. All seating is general admission. Use codeword: OHIOSTATE
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Strengths-Based Management & Supervision. The best supervisors and managers have a keen awareness of their strengths. These managers model behavior by partnering with someone whose strengths complements theirs in a way that together they are more productive. “The most successful knows how to best direct their dominant talents to engage the hearts, minds, and talents of their employees.” – Gallup. Join Beth Flynn of the OSU Leadership Center for this May 4th workshop.
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Upcoming events

Museum of Biological Diversity Open House April 23

Join us for a celebration of biodiversity and science at the Museum of Biological Diversity Open House on Saturday (4/23) 10 a.m.-4 p.m.This year's theme is Living Colors: An exploration of the role of color in nature. Get a behind-the-scenes view of our world-class collections of insects and mites, plants, fishes, molluscs, birds, mammals and animal sounds. See your voice and learn about digital audio software. Discover what real DNA looks like. Hands-on activities for adults and children of all ages. Meet the faculty, staff and students that study the flora and fauna of Ohio and the world. Admission and parking are free.
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Luxury Condo Living in Grandview! The Metropolitan, designed by award-winning architect Michael Bongiorno, offers Deco elegance and modern design that embodies urban living. Enjoy sunny great rooms, oversized balconies, beautiful hardwood flooring, cook's kitchen with large island bars, custom walk in showers, laundry, reserved garage spaces included and MORE. Open House 4/17 & 4/24 from noon to 6 p.m. 1300 Northwest Blvd. Nate Caplin, Realtor, CapOhio Real Estate, Inc. 614-307-7435, Website:

Making your lab Green Buckeye Certified for Earth Week

Students, faculty and staff have a significant influence on sustainable practices at Ohio State. As part of Earth Week April 18-22, the university is encouraging laboratories on campus to become Green Buckeye Certified. The goal is to add 22 labs by Earth Day on Friday (4/22). The intent of the certification program is to inform and encourage implementation of best practices to improve the sustainability performance of office and laboratory spaces.
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Early-bird pricing for Ross Heart Hospital triathlon/duathlon

Register today through Sunday (5/1) for early-bird pricing for the Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge triathlon and duathlon on July 24. Swim, bike and run (or run, bike, run) from Antrim Park to the finish at the North Rotunda of Ohio Stadium. Choose from three levels of challenge for beginners to experts. Your race will support lifesaving heart and vascular research at the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. Students and faculty are eligible for a discount.
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Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao next MBI Colloquium Speaker

Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao, Augusta University, will present the next MBI Colloquium on Monday (4/18) 3-3:50 p.m. in 355 Jennings Hall. Rao will deliver “Stationary Populations.”
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Gray to examine patronage in international organizations

Julia Gray, associate professor of political science at University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Patronage Explanations for the Survival of International Organizations" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (4/20) at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. She will discuss research showing that international organizations can survive as an outlet for state patronage.
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