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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Tuesday, May 10. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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The Market at 15th & High, the outdoor farmers' market on the Wexner Center Plaza, brings fresh, local, seasonal goodness to you 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday (5/12) — and every Thursday all summer long. Pick up tasty veggies, fruit, and other local treats, including a bite to eat from a different local food cart every week. Don't forget that your market purchases can be used for Your Plan 4 Health points.
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Ohio State researchers delve deep to study how coral might adapt to climate change

 On an ocean ridge 300 feet beneath the island of Maui, one species of coral has found a place to hide — from global warming. Ohio State oceanographer Andrea Grottoli joined colleagues Brian Popp and Kenneth Longenecker at the University of Hawaii. Together, they pushed the limits of technology to visit this newly discovered coral community, and find out how it manages to survive so deep in the water, and so far away from sunlight.
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Department of Otolaryngology Eye and Ear Institute auditory processing study. OSU is looking for children and adolescents aged 7-18 who either have NO history of learning problems (typically developing) OR who have been diagnosed with or suspected of having intellectual disability, Down syndrome or Williams syndrome. Parents and participants are paid for 1 to 2 visits. Participation includes free auditory and language testing with informal feedback and a formal speech-language pathology report.
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Theater-ACCAD collaboration explores truth and deception during WWII

The Camouflage Project, a collaborative production of the Department of Theatre and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, is a story of subterfuge, camouflage and the surprising role of theater artists in World War II. The production combines live actors with interactive 3D projections and animations, as well as a backstage exhibition of seven displays with information and artifacts on topics such as the history of camouflage. It runs Thursday (5/12)-Friday (5/27) at the Drake Performance Center.
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Notification of public records request

The university receives public records requests annually from multiple media outlets asking for the salaries of all employees of Ohio State. Under the public records statute in Ohio, the university is required to comply and has done so. The file that was sent contains only names, titles, departments and total base salaries. It does not contain Social Security numbers, employee ID numbers, birthdates, addresses of any type, e-mail addresses or phone numbers. All employees were included, as there are no provisions for any exceptions in the law. The university takes its responsibility to protect your privacy very seriously, but also has to operate within the laws of our state.

Events this week

Today: OSU Climate Change Webinar Series continues

Drew Gronewold from the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory will present "Climate Change Impacts on Great Lakes Water Levels" at noon today (5/10), as part of the OSU Climate Change Outreach Team's webinar series. Register online for this free webinar. The series is part of a multi-departmental effort within the university to help localize the climate change issue for Ohioans and Great Lakes residents.
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Wetland Month Distinguished Seminar May 11

Donald L. Hey, executive director of Wetlands Research, Inc., and co-founder of The Wetlands Initiative, Chicago, Ill., will present "Creating a Riverine National Park: What, Why, and When?" at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (5/11) at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, 352 W. Dodridge St. Coffee served. May is Wetland Month in the USA as declared by several federal agencies and conservation organizations.
-- > Contact: Strickland at or 247-7984
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AAAS Extension Center hosts panel discussion May 11

A panel discussion, "The Conversation ... State of Ohio budget: How does it affect the African American Males?" will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday (5/11) at Ohio State's African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Ave. Panelists include state representatives Tracy Maxwell Heard and Carlton Weddington. Free and open to the public.
-- > Contact: 292-7142 or
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May 12: Annual Foreign Language Careers Night

The OSU Foreign Language Center is hosting its Sixth Annual Careers Night from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday (5/12) in Hagerty Hall. Students are invited to explore careers in which they can use their foreign language and culture expertise. Recruiters from the government, military, and globally-oriented businesses will be on hand and resumes will be accepted. Refreshments served in the Crane Café.
-- > Contact: Rebecca Bias at or 292-4137
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Library ReadAloud has OSU football connection

The weekly University Libraries ReadAloud program features faculty, staff, students and community members reading a pastiche of literary works. Stop by 202 Thompson Library from 3-4 p.m. Thursday (5/12) and listen as Stan Jefferson, Ben Needham and Anthony Jordan read excerpts from their favorite books.
-- > Contact: or 292-2594 to subscribe to ReadAloud weekly reminders.
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Better Together: Interfaith Engagement on campus

You're invited to two days of student-focused interfaith dialogue events, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday (5/13) and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday (5/14) in the Ohio Union. Friday's event will feature a student panel moderated by Dafina Stewart, OSU alumna and associate professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University. Saturday will feature a series of workshops facilitated by the InterFaith Youth Corps. RSVP to
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Upcoming events

Political geographer to lecture May 17, 18

John O'Loughlin, Professor of Distinction and professor of geography, University of Colorado at Boulder, will be on campus for two lectures: "Climate Change/Variability and Armed Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa," 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (5/17) in 1080 Derby Hall; "The Fog of War: The Geography of the WikiLeaks Afghanistan & Iraq War Logs," 12:15 p.m. Wednesday (5/18) in 140 Mershon Center. RSVP to Sponsored by CURA and the Mershon Center.
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Introduction to OSU IRB Procedures and Resources

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on OSU Institutional Review Board procedures and resources, targeted to medical research staff and focusing on available resources, ways to avoid common submission problems, and tips for most efficiently navigating the review process, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday (5/19) in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Prior Health Sciences Library. Anyone involved in preparing medical (biomedical/cancer) IRB submissions is welcome.
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